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1990 Pontiac Grand Am Question: Whys my car dying when im driving and i come to a stop?

 

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BBkarebear69, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Athens, TN, February 15, 2011, 16:21
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Ill be driving my car for a little while like 15 or 20 minutes sometimes longer and when i go to stop it dies then when i start it which it starts right up but then when i put it drive it dies again and it does it like 4 or 5 times and then it drives.WHY what might be the problem?

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    mastertech6371 February 15, 2011, 16:27
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    back in the early days, gm had issues with the torque converter solenoid not releasing the converter when downshifting causing the issue you have. a quick check is to disconnect the square connector on the trans facing the front of the car on the drivers side. if the problem goes away, you need a trans shop to help you out. if it persists, then you have other issues with the motor.

    Roy

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