What does a "check engine" symbol mean on a 1997 pontiac grand am? I have certain problems with the car being shaky and also stalls when i pull up to a stop sign, also when im driving or put my foot on the accelarator, the car pushes and jerks, as if it wants to go but has problems somewhere??

Asked by Jun 04, 2012 at 03:02 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Maybe a bad alternator? Or my transmission is slipping?

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CEL light is something sensor/emissions related. Vacuum leak, EGR, etc. You want to have the car scanned to pull the code out of the memory to diagnose or pinpoint your issue. Any local auto parts store will "read" the code for you and post back here what you got.

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