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1997 pontiac grand am gt v6 3.1 problems

Couple problems....Starting car sometimes it will start right up then run rpms with go up down up down then car dies...hard to start after that but it will start...next problem is back brakes lock up if car has been sitting for a day without driving..next problem I will get abs and ebt I think Light on dash starting car they will say on and if I shut off car and turn back on they will go off....next problem I had my headlights at night turn off and on by themselfs ..did this a couple times....next problem driving down the highway car will be fine then hitting the gas the car will slow down and lose power and will not go

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You have a short in the steering colum

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I have a 1997 Grand Am V6 3.1. It takes a longer than usual time to change out of first gear, I have to travel about a block before it would change. I had the trans. filter and oil changed, but the problem is still there. Please help.

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Sounds like your ICM has gone bad and will need to be replaced. They start giving starting problems or at times will stop working when it starts to get hot, and when they fail total. You run in to the issues your are having now.

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Car shuts off after starting it. chugs while driving. sometimes will shut off after starting and placing in gear. What is causing this to happen?


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(1)look at the wires in the steering column where it adjust up and down and see if some wires are touching inside the steering cover.
(2) it a reason to suspect a bad ground to the motor also will cause it too

your mechanic is wrong!!!!cause i have never held of or come across a module doing such things.

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