1997 Pontiac Grand Am car sometimes sputters and dies

Tiny
DSLAV2001
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  • 1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,400 MILES
Hi, My car seems to run good, but recently it will lose engine power as I am slowing down, then as you press the gas it will sputter or completely die. Sometimes it will do the same thing when I am stopped. It will idle fine, then I press the gas petal and it will die? Any thoughts to what may be the problem? Thank you
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 4:47 AM

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Tiny
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Check fuel pressure with a mechanical gauge, you may have a partially clogged filter or bad pump.
Check the fuel pressure regulator vacuum line for gasoline, if present the FPR needs to be replaced.

Other possibilities are that the TCC solenoid in not disengaging, causing a stall. If, when slowing down, shift into neutral, if engine is OK, then the TCC may be the problem. If not, then I would suspect fuel pressure.
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 6:31 AM

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