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A few weeks ago my 2005 Pontiac Vibe started stalling really bad. I changed the spark plugs and tapped on the catalytic converter and it fixed. About 2 weeks later I changed transmission fluid, and it ran even better. Then, 3 days later it started kinda stalling a little bit and running different. I also noticed it had what seems to be an overhaul going from park to reverse. What should my next approach to this situation?

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Sounds like a transmission issue. It should have its own Transmission Control Module or computer. Sometimes they require an update from the dealer. Either way you should contact your local GM dealer and have them run your VIN to see if there are any recalls that need done, (if so it is FREE) and ask to talk to a tech that may be able to offer advice to what the issue may be based on symptoms you're experiencing. Good Luck!

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What do you mean by 'overhaul'? What lights are on dash? Have you tried cleaning the throttle body? Usually it's an easy fix but need more info.

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  • Chris Gill Nov 18, 2013

    By overhaul I meant that when I start the car, and then shift into reverse, it seems revved up.. and when I let off the brake it moves a lot quicker than it normally does..

  • Tim cunningham Nov 19, 2013

    Have your throttle body cleaned and then do a relearn of the idle. It's a simple process and one of the most common fixes done in most garages. It called an idle air relearn

  • Chris Gill Nov 21, 2013

    Lastnight the car had a dramatic loss of power while driving. Still had current problems. im thinking the problem may be in the plug wires, catalyctic converter, or fuel filter. Any suggestions

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