I just serviced my 87 Grand AM. It's got a 3.0 V6 bored out.40 over. It would loose power and back fire. Check engine light would come on and stay there til car got shut off. I also got real bad fuel economy. Turned out it was the Crankshaft position sensor. I thought It may have been the Throttle position sensor but upon buying the manual and reading I found out I almost put a new $50 part on my car That It Didn't Need. I would check the Throttle position Sensor, The MAP or Mass Airflow(which ever your car may have), The Crankshaft sensor, and also make sure it's not time for a tune up.
Hope this helps.
Saturday, June 9th, 2007 AT 10:16 AM