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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Question: What is the problem?

 

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lancerecruit, Waukesha, WI, February 06, 2013, 05:47
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I have a 2002 Grand Prix GT 3.8L. Just had the upper and lower intake gaskets replaced, the valve gaskets replaced, a new radiator, and a new 4th gear shaft put in my transmission as the car was not shifting from 3rd to overdrive (this works fine now). The problem I have is that when I depress the accelerator 1/4 to 1/2 the way down (seems like the same type spot each time), the car starts to jerk and the rpms go up and down during acceleration. Once I push the accelerator more to get past this oint, the car accelerates fine. This mostly happens when going up a hill and trying to maintain power going up the hill or, when accelerating slowly. When I punch it, no issues.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12984 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 06, 2013, 06:01
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    do u have any eng or trans codes? if not read fuel trim with scanner to see if its fuel related or poss vac leak

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    goodguy, February 06, 2013, 06:58
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    I agree with greg

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    lancerecruit, February 06, 2013, 11:55
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    No codes are being thrown. My buddy has a scanner tho.

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