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My Pontiac Grand AM 2000 4L has been shutting off on me while driving especially when pushing the brakes or not giving it enough gas when I start it up. I didn't have any problems with it until I got the water pump replaced. Since then I also got the timing chain, throttle sensor, and air flow compressor replaced as well because they were supposedly the cause of the problem, but evidently not. What should I do and what can I do about this problem?

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Sep 03, 2010

    Do you have any trouble codes? Suspect lean condition caused by leaking intake gaskets or other vacuum leak.



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The tps is not set properly if its an adjustable throttle position sensor

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