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Fuel issue I have a 2002 grand prix. Lately when I drive it I lose acceration going up hills when I hit the gas pedal the RPM goes up and I still lose power. Today when I came home I slowed down on to the road and it died I waited several minutes and got it to start. As long as I had my foot on the gas it was ok, once I let up and slowed down it died again? I am assuming a fuel problem, the mass air flow was replaced a year or so ago. Do you think the fuel filter or pump? Thanks Susan

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On this on, begin by running a simple compression check on each cylinders, this comparison would tell if there is any mechanical damage to pistons, piston rings, cylinder walls, just to name a few items.
Just from the facts you have provided, I would turn away from your issue being fuel related.

Hope this helps!

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Yes definately sounds like a fuel problem try replacing the filter first and go from there

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I have the same car and i had the same problems
I did the same stuffs you did to try and figure it out
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My mechanic replaced the catalytic converter and WOW, it runs like a brand new car
The car was getting dangerous to drive and now you touch the gas pedal and it goes
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