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1997 Pontiac Bonneville Question: transmission problem?

 

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DVO, 3.8L V6, Phoenix, AZ, December 11, 2009, 10:42
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Occasionally (so far) the engine dies, when the car is put into reverse. I can immediately restart the engine. It seems to happen after the car has been running for a while, for example when I'm trying to straighten out the car in a parking space. The transmission was replaced about three years ago.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 31, 2010, 19:18
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    This sounds like a low idle speed problem. Have you had it fixed and was that the problem?

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    DVO, January 31, 2010, 23:40
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    Since I asked the question, we haven't had the problem again (knock on wood). But we are taking the car in for a couple of other minor problems this week. I will ask the service rep about the idle speed. Thanks.

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    Bret Bodas, February 01, 2010, 08:34
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    Ask the technician to have a look at the throttle body, it may need to be cleaned. Good Luck!

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