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I have a 88 grand am Se 2.0 OHC turbo, automatic the turbo does not work. my problem is that it runs great for about 1/2 hour driving until it gets warmed up. I come to a light it starts to surge and buckle and it stalls. starts up no problem runs great in neutral but I put it in gear it stalls instantly. If I let it sit in neutral and running, or shut car off for about five minutes, I put it in gear and it runs fine, but after it does this the first time in the day it continues at every third or fourth light. If I drive on the highway and and have to slow down to turn or stop it will stall and will not drive in gear but will run fine in neutral

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The TCC solenoid in the transmission needs to be replaced. It is under the side cover. It controls the converter to lock up for better fuel mileage. If you want to drive car until you get it fixed you can un-plug the connector going to the transmission on the front of transmission. This will keep it from going to lock up mode and keep it from stalling until you can fix it. Common problem.

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