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PONTIAC GRAND AM ALTERNATOR PROBLEM

1995 Pontiac Grand Am

1995 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cylinder automatic 2.3 112,000 miles 2

HELP! Please! Anyone! If I sound desperate,
I am. Heres the scoop.

Car has always been a good running little car. All of sudden it just died. I let it cool down for a minute, fired up.

It progressively got worse. Stalling more frequently, taking longer for it to cool down and start back up.

There is no pattern to this problem. The car will drive a few miles, then hiccup, sputter dash lights come one-engine stalls. Wont start back up until it can cool down a bit- OR if my wife gets behind it and gives it a 10 yard push, BOOM fires up and will run fine. When trying to restart it hot, the dash lights flicker real real fast (not a chance of starting)

I have put in a new alternator-battery-fuel filter-PCM-
spark plugs-boots-coils-coil housing-ignition control module-crank position sensor. No codes when scanned. I hooked the cooling fan to run when run when ignition is on (seemed to be running hot)
drove it for 145 miles! Ran like a dream. Thought it was fixed.
Then boom. Back to sputtering and dieing. Can start it up sounds like its running fine in driveway, put in reverse, stall. Other times, goes right along for many miles. PLEASE any suggestions would be so very much appreciated. THANK YOU!
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Jeffleeper
June 2, 2006.




If you car has ever overheated and is loosing coolant it may be a head gasket. You need to pull the plugs when it is running bad. I know it isn't easy as you have to remove the plug plate and see if there is any water in the cylinders by turning it over without plugs. If so it will squirt out. Bad thing to do to hot wire the fan. Let me know

Tiny
Losone
Jun 2, 2006.


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