Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

2 Answers

Car wanting to die out

I have a 1999 grand am 4 cylinder. When I come to a complete stop the car wants to die out, sometimes it does, but other times I need to idal it. Could you help.

Posted by on

  • auntB0214 Jul 08, 2008

    I have a 99 Grand Am. Recently, I have been experiencing a problem. After driving it 15 miles it dies when I approach a stop light. The mechanic has changed the oil pressure unit, but this has not resolved my problem.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 81 Answers

I had the same issue with my 99 GAGT, The following steps seems to have cured the problem
1. Get a Haynes manual and start checking sensors such as the Intake Air Temp (IAT) sensor. Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). And the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor for proper resistance. The manual lines these checks out step by step.
2. Next, carefully remove the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) and clean it with carburetor cleaner using EXTREME care not to disturb the very small wires on the engine side of MAF. I would hold the can about 6-10 inches from one side and spray it over a bucket or trash can. then spin it around and spray from the other side. When clean, it should be shiny silver (almost new looking).

When everything is put back together, it will likely run ragged for a day or two depending upon how much you drive. I'm thinking the computers have to recalibrate all the new inputs to create a baseline for performance. A temporary workaround at stoplights is to turn on the A/C. That kicks up the idle and should keep it from dying.

Good luck and hope this helps you!

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,010 Answers

Carseem to idle fine but when in gear seems to act like its fighting tostay alive. continuous gas pedal pumping keeps it running. Son drove carbefore problem and did not keep alot of gas in it always. I changed thefuel filter and plugs. Suspect it might be fuel pump but not sure donot have a gauge to test. If it is fuel pump, is that an easy thing tofix. would appreciate any advice on this. thanks

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dieing when stops


Try a new fuel filter.

Jul 29, 2013 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My 1999 jeep grand cherokee sometme dies when stopped but starts again, sometimes misses


is this petrol or diesel.if petrol check your plugs are getting a spark. if no spark then check the ignition leads from your cap going to your spark plugs use a spark plug tester.if it is a diesel check your fuel filter it has a drain on the bottom of it may have a small amount of water .to drain from it. i take it you know how to remove air in the system if no .come back on .i can talk you through the procedure. this apply to any diesal engine.

Jul 29, 2013 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

P1310 Error on 1999 Corolla, Engine Dying


Hi there:
There are two ignition coils mounted at the end of the cylinder head, the DTC O1310 indicates a malfunction of coil #2, it connects to cylinders 2 and 3, this coil should be replaced. The cylinders are numbered 1-4 starting at the front of the engine.


Visit HERE diagnotcis procedure.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Mar 24, 2012 | 1999 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

My 1999 grand prix stalls and dies at stops.


My Pontiac Grand Prix is also a 99, it has 216,+ thousand miles on it, it runs great, idles good, I need to replace the oxygen sensor tho as it shuts off on me while driving or sometimes coming to a stop. You might try checking the fuel filter and pump as well.

Apr 17, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

I have a 1999 grand jeep it cut off when im


I just had this problem on my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Once the engine got warm, after about 15 to 20 minutes, the car would just die at random times, sometimes when doing 40 mph and sometimes at idle.

I ended up changing the Crankshaft Position Sensor and it cleared the issue.

ebraunston@yahoo.com

Mar 22, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

3 Answers

Idles low like it wants to die but doent


Idle sensor is bad. Find a autozone for check engine light they will connect to computer for free, and tell u what codes come up they can give u a printout also.

Jun 28, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Car wants to die


P0461 reads: Fuel level sensor circuit, range or performance problem.

P0463 reads: Fuel level sensor circuit, high input.

Both codes point to changing the fuel sending unit and, I'm sorry to say, isn't cheap. I recently replaced mine and it ran about $300 for an aftermarket unit purchased from O'Reilley auto parts.

Jul 01, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

1 Answer

98 Pontiac Grand Am GT, several problems...


sounds like a faulty speed sensor or a bad tone ring which is probably inside the hub on this model

Jun 25, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT Logo

127 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60769 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...