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Sounds and feels like my car is going to blow up...been doing it for a week now and getting worse...car shakes and sputters when i am stopped with brake pressed...took three times to start today...engine running very stange...i am scared to drive with my kids in my car...it's a 2002 pontiac grand am se, 4 cyl, eco-tech engine...never had problems until now...help please!!! i know very little about cars...

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You could have clogged fuel filter + injectors. or bad fuel pump.take car to garage let them.do it for you.

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Is the engine making any noises? rattling, knocking. Is the Check Engine light on? Have you checked the oil ?
Sounds like you need a major tune up at a minimum.

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If you know very little about cars, find a qualified repair shop to check it out for you ASAP before damage is done to the engine, it may aready be week too late.

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Yes the engine makes a lot of new and strange noises...had a few different friends of mine listen to it...one said it could be a torque cylanoid??? and tried to explain what that is for...one said it could be my timing something...one said dirty filters and something about my head gasket or manifold...i am going to take it to a local auto parts store because they run free diagnostic testing and things like that...i just really kind of wanted to have somewhat of an idea what was going on before i take it to a repair shop, because i am a woman and don't want to get taken advantage of and end up spending more money than i have to...i put oil and coolant in 2 days ago and tried to put in transmission fluid (or attempt to check it for that matter) and i have no dipstick for it and it says nothing about how to fill/check it in the manual, so i dont know what to do about that...

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