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Give it gas and it dies

(1999 Pontiac Grand Am)
in Phelan, CA on May 11, 2011
My daughter was driving the car to work she said it was driving fine then all of a sudden it seemed to lose power it would only go 30 mph after work when she started it up it would only go about 5 mph any thoughts
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Is the Check Engine Light/Service Engine Soon light on, if so codes will be stored in the computer in your car that may lead to the cause. (attaching a professional grade scan tool may not be a bad idea as you can monitor sensor values as the engine runs. I would look at fuel pressure and deliver, and look for a restricted exhaust or catalytic converter.
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on May 12, 2011
At this time it has no Check Engine Light on, and as you suggested I checked the exhaust and it seems to be flowing ok, Im not sure how to check the fuel pressure on this car. and thanks so much for your help, Im more old school when it comes to cars, I have a 67 Chevy PU and a 69 Camero RS SS.
on July 16, 2013
Did u find out what was wrong mine is doing the same
on July 16, 2013
Did u find what was wrong mine is doing the same
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