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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Question: I am having problems diagnosing a problem with a 99 grand am se with 2.4l

 

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cgapp, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Lincoln, NE, April 27, 2014, 19:28
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When I press on the gas the rpms flutters as it idles up and back down. Also when the engine is cold is idles at around 850 rpms and idles fine in gear. When the engine gets up to temp the idle starts to lower to 650 rpms and the engine will shutter in gear quite a bit but will not stall. I have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator and 4 injectors with used items. I did not check the fuel pressure however. I also replaced the sparks plugs and aluminum coil housing over the coils. I cleaned the throttle body and replaced the aic valve, tps sensor, map sensor and cat but still have the same problem
I was thinking it could be the egr valve, intake mantifold gasket or oil/air separator since there is not pcv valve and notice oil residue in the air intake before the throttle body Thanks for your help Craig

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    goodguy April 27, 2014, 20:47
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    scan test for codes with a tech11 scanner so you can get data stream

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    cgapp, April 28, 2014, 19:47
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    I only have an Actron CP9580A with live data but what I have not had it very long need to know what to look for

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    goodguy, April 29, 2014, 00:31
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    the scanner should give you your fuel pressure and the sensor inputs. Does it have any codes stored?

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    cgapp, April 29, 2014, 16:50
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    It does not have any codes on it. I have been on live data, but I have not seen a fuel pressure reading

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    goodguy, April 29, 2014, 17:54
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    check for a vacuum leak and you will have to check fuel pressure with a gauge because on some vehicles 2or3 lbs can make a big difference.!!!

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