2002 Grand Prix probs-stalls when first started unless I press gas pedal, has an intermittent gas smell fro engine compartment near fire wall, and surges like its not getting gas and is worse going u

Asked by Jul 11, 2015 at 07:33 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3.8L

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Check air filter and clean throttle body and Idle air control valve change fuel filter if have not done so in a while add fuel injector cleaner to gas tank.

Will try all these. Any idea about the intermittent gas oder from engine compartment?

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If engine is not firing right not burning all the gas it is possible that the gas is being shot back up through throttle body. When was last time you had a tuneup a few of the plugs may be fouled causing hard starting and stalling.

Its been over 2 years. Also if you give it wot it misses like that too but if I back off the pedal some it takes right off. I just pulled a code 420...

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If you Google engine code 420 if will send you to sites that will help you understand the meaning of code and what can be causing your problem.

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Go to this site. http://engine- codes.com/p0420.html.

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Code says try replacing ( 02 ) sensors first sometimes it may fix the code but I most cases the catalytic converter needs to be replaced.

OK thank you for your help!

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