Engine Performance problem
2000 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 93000 miles
Here are the particulars. My Son bought this car in Fort Collins Co. For his grandmother. Before pulling it out to Washington state to her he had his wife drive it around for a week to determine any problems. She had none. Along the way he fueled the car up with gas in Wyoming where fuel prices are cheap. Once he got the car out to Washington he started it up and drove it around. He started having problems right away. He lost electrical power and the battery went dead. Bad alternator. He replaced it. Charged the battery. When cold the engine fires right up.
After about 5 minutes with lights on the engine starts idling rough and acts like it wants to die.
The headlights go dim.
The gages lose power.
Check engine light comes on.
Low fuel light comes on.
Wants to die when given throttle.
Plugged fuel filter?
Change in altitude?
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 3:58 PM