Slow acceleration

Asked by Apr 27, 2016 at 03:51 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Bonneville

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can having a bad connection on my positive cord
going to the battery cause the car to have trouble
shifting gears and then it will die after about 10
mins of driving it

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get a new battery...mostly is the Ground side to give us problems...NEW battery 1997 is a fossil~ if electrical will most assuredly be a bad GROUND from the battery to the chassis ground ....and to the engine...both place 30 amp CABLE~ not sure if that will cause the TCM (transmission control module) not to operate...to put a NEW battery (cause you need that after 10 years) and new Cables (if the corrosion is blue and nasty) and you might probably be okay....try and see~

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