I have had 2 catalytic converters put on since Jan.'11, alternater, map sensor, 2oxygen sensors, coil pack housing replaced, 2 sets of sparkplugs and the list goes on!!!! Codes are 171, 1171 and 463. I do not know what else to do because I have run out of funds. Today had a fuel pump put on and Sat. a coolant temp. sensor. The temp.needle is reading higher than before but not hot and I was getting only 250 miles to the tank. She is still somewhat sluggish or seems to not have the power when on the interstate..... HELP!!!!
My car after driving awhile, will start choking and leaves me stranded up to 40m on 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
by deangel55 in Colonial Heights, VA on July 19, 2011
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ANSWER by dandd , July 19, 2011
Please, try to find a shop who knows what they are doing. if this was in my State, the shop or shops would be questioned by the consumer protection authorities for doing such a poor, poor job. If you have a code P0171, Then you have a lean running engine. Here is a link to an article I wrote about code P0171, print it out and find a shop who understands what I am talking about, code P0171 is common code, but it takes real inspection, not just guessing with parts to fix it. I feel so sorry for you. here is the article: -> http://repairpal.com/OBD-II-Code-P0171-and-P0174 here are some shops to try: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=23834&car_brand_names=Pontiac
COMMENT by Visitor , July 22, 2011
Thank you for responding to my question. I had the fuel pump put on and drove her for about an hour and then parked her for the evening. She was sluggish at times and I worried that she was going to cut off while going down the interstate. I drove to my job the next day and upon leaving she would not turn over and it had to be towed. A new one was purchased from Pep Boys and installed. I'm crossing my fingers that I will not get a repeat. My concern is about code 1171 and 463 that continued to show itself along with 171..... Could it effect any of the work that I already had done or create a new one if it is an issue that has not been corrected? Thank you....Thank you & Thank you