pontiac grand am 2.4 twin cam engine dies each time you put into gear,

Asked by Apr 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

pontiac grand am 2.4 twin cam engine dies each time you put into gear, Put new plugs in
new coil pack fuel pressure is 57 and all injectors have been taken out and cleaned. it has
an auto tranny.

1 Answer

4,575

If the car runs ok at idle, and runs ok when you step on the brake, we can rule out a major vacuum leak. When you then put it any gear, if you feel the car move and then stall, I would check the lock-up solenoid on the tranny. If that's stuck, the torque converter will put enough strain on the motor to stall it at idle speeds. (You can do a "backyard mechanic" check on this by jacking the drive wheels off the ground, start the engine, put it in gear. If the wheels turn, and stepping on the brake stalls the engine, your torque converter is in "lock-up".) If you feel no movement at all, check for:1. Security system; 2. Idle Air Control.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ^ cyl. pontiac grand am.. running very rough 26 answers

    My girl's car suddenly started to run like it was only firing on half the cylinders yesterday, I bought new plugs and changed them thinking she may have fouled a couple for some reason.. The old ones ...

    1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand AM 1 answer

    I have a 2001 Pontiac grand am that ran and drove fine, that had code p1860 we got information that the TCC solenoid was bad so we went ahead and replaced it. But after we did now it wont drive. It ha...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing or screwed? 3 answers

    ok guys i had a cam gear move as a result of a loose timing chain.so i bought a new tensioner for the chain. here is the problem getting it back in time. i did the three colored link thing at tdc and...

    2003 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Pontiac Grand Am starts but acts like it doesn't want too. 3 answers

    When I go to start it, sometimes it will fire right up other times it will take a few more seconds and it will shutter and start and then I smell fuel after it starts and it seems to rap up pretty hig...

    Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • twin cam engine shakes 1 answer

    I have a 1996 Buick Skylark 2.4L twin cam engine when I start my car my engine shake when I idle it up or put in gear it stalls.I replace the spark plugs to call Pat I replace the bwd sensor I eve...

    1996 Buick Skylark Custom Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,610
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
30 Great Deals out of 2,871 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 724 listings starting at $3,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Mustang
470 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,668 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
1,002 Great Deals out of 90,919 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Altima
1,030 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.