02 Grand Am problems

Tiny
MAKENZIE
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  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR
Car sometimes will start and run fine. And sometimes it will not start at all. And sometimes it will start and run bad. Like it is losing power when it shifts gears. And sometimes it will just turn off while driving.

2002 grand am 4 cylinder.

my car will not spit out any error codes! No check engine light either.

i have changed the starter and fuel filter only.

bought a cam sensor. Took it to a mechanic who could not figure out how/where to change it. Insist that I bought the wrong part. And the auto parts store insist it is the right part for my car.
anyways. The mechanic that couldn't figure out things said he thinks it's the torque sensor?(Something with the trans)
I spoke to another car fixer place and they say maybe the ignition module?

anyone have any ideas before I replace things that I can't afford!


please help if possible!
thanks
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 5:43 PM

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Tiny
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Doesn't sound like TCC. Sounds more like ignition switch or something in fuel delivery.
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
Since my car runs perfect sometimes. Do u think it is ok to drive?

Or by driving it this way will it cause more problems?
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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Don't see any danger to the vehicle itself, however it is never good to drive a vehicle that just loses power. People following you could end up becoming very close friends if you know what I mean.
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 6:01 PM
Tiny
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K thanks.
Will call someone in the morning to see if I can have this ignition something replaced tomorrow.

I am a chic that knows nothing about cars. But am learning!
Thanks again!
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Wouldn't jump to having it replaced, but I would have them test it. Any shop should have instructions on testing the equipment. I'm dealing with this in one of my vehicles right now and it is a real bugger to find. Have the shop check for "soft codes" stored in the engine history. They may be able to find some hints. My problem is related to a failing fuel pump but it isn't so intermittant.
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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Two places have checked my car for whatever codes and said it's not showing any. BUT I will mention the soft thing and see if they can check for those!
Thanks again
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 6:12 PM

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