1994 Pontiac Grand Prix 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 186012 miles
Hello. I am posting today because my 1994 pontiac grand prix is acting wierd. Well, to keep it pretty cut and dry: the car tends to cut off while driving AND while idling. I can start the car ok, drive up the block, maybe about 10-15 blocks on average, before it starts acting all goofy on me. I had the car looked at by two different Unofficial mechanics and they both(unknowning of one another) said the same thing: the engine was being choked out. They replaced the vaccum line and pcv value(i think), I think it was, its the hose that goes over the engine and also has a "plug" that goes into the engine to keep from alot of air getting into the engine. That unfortuneatley did not help. The second guy used a silicone gasket maker around the "plug" of that line that was replace, but that did not help. If more info is needed, please ask. I also can take photos if needed.
ps. I also dont have trouble starting the car. I only have problems starting the car AFTER it has already cut off on me, which made me to believe it was not the starter. I had the battery tested as well and accoring to advance auto parts, the battery is fairly good. It has 650 cca /711 cca or something like that. Im not too hip to the car lingo. I was also told the alternator was fine and had my oil changed recently. Also, the low coolant light tends to be on but the antifreeze is filled. Actually, it is filled above the hot fill, but I was having my problems prior. The service engine light tends to come on too, but not as often as the low coolant.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 12:31 PM