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Car drives fine but when i slow down to a stop it begins to stall and lurch forward. the brakes also lock up and the steering sometimes to if i accelerate fast enough i begins to drive fine but if i slow down to a stop it stalls and turns off

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The 1995 Grand Am was GM's worst nightmare. At 120,000 the transmission is going to just blatantly fail on you w/out notice. Problems with this make and model is if it was created between 1995-96 the transmission problems are goin to start. Even if you swap the crankshaft sensor, ignition module, and coils. I had one go at the mileage i just submitted. The computer also has malfunctions. It is indeed time to rid your vehicle, Sorry. Thnx 4 using fixya.com :-)

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I just had that same thing happen out of the blue, I shifted into neutral auto transmission and then the engine slowed down. Put back in drive, no more problem.....for now

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