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#11 of 20 Re: 2002 Grand Am GT speed gain, slippage [motorpig4]
Feb 22, 2008 (8:52 pm)
I have a 2002 Grand Am GT with 58000 miles on it. i also just started having that same problem, the dealer told me it was the transmission and i had to get it flushed, so i took it to a transmission shop. They told me that the transmission is fine and its in the motor. There is no lights and the computer has no codes. So i am lost, i dont even bother to drive it becouse when you get on the freeway it wont go, it takes a while to get up to speed. If anyone has an answer to whats causing this please let me know please. rich
#12 of 20 Re: 2002 Grand Am GT speed gain, slippage [rich99]
Feb 22, 2008 (11:17 pm)
I went ahead and had the catalytic converter replaced and my car has been fine every since. I could tell the difference immediately. It accelerates with no hesitation... no more jerking and bucking... no more engine revving. Replacing the cat conv was a great choice for me and was well worth the $200 it cost.
#13 of 20 Re: 2002 Grand Am GT speed gain, slippage [momof3divaz]
Feb 23, 2008 (4:05 pm)
My exhaust shop told me that if the cat goes out like he thinks it has in my car that the only way it goes out is becouse of a bad sensor in the motor, and changing it will work, for a while till it clogs it again. I want to put a high flow cat and take off the resanator, and maybe a aftermarket muffler like a flowmaster or something. He did tell me that taking off the cat is a bad idea and does nothing good for the car. just want to avoid paying the $245 again in another 58000 miles.
#14 of 20 Re: Hesitation and bucking [mekie1]
Apr 02, 2008 (2:30 am)
#15 of 20 Re: Hesitation and bucking [mekie1]
May 10, 2008 (7:02 pm)
i have a 1997 grand am and it will hesitate at times also, sometimes for a short time and other times it is sluggish for about 10 minutes kim dollyactyahoo.com
#16 of 20 Help - please! 94 Pontiac Grand Am Hesitation Problem
May 29, 2008 (12:39 pm)
My daughter has a 94 Pontiac Grand Am with a slight hesitation problem. I've driven the car and it does it to me also. It hesitates when you are pulling out of a parking lot onto a highway or accelerating after being stopped at a stoplight. Two mechanics can't find a problem. I'm afraid she's going to pull out and get T-boned or rear ended. If you stomp on the gas real hard when it hesitates, it will go (Or at least it did for my husband) So far the mechanics have put on a new fuel pump, fuel filter, and some kind of sensor.
We've had the tranmission fluid flushed as recommeded by jiffy lube. We bought this car exactly one year ago and hardly drove it. I'm getting tired of no one being able to tell us what the problem is. It's a car for a student so it was cheap and has 180,000 miles. But because it's for a student - I want it to be safe. All I asked the dealer when we bought the car was if was dependable and safe - that's all we wanted.
#17 of 20 Re: Help - please! 94 Pontiac Grand Am Hesitation Problem [duhozarks]
Apr 13, 2009 (4:49 pm)
Check the idle air control valve.
#18 of 20 2004 Cold hesitation problem
Mar 18, 2009 (10:23 pm)
#19 of 20 2004 Cold hesitation problem
Mar 18, 2009 (10:23 pm)
I have a 2004 GT 3.4L tune up done and still feels like it misfires when it's cold off a start or light acceleration. The following have been changed: plugs, wires, fuel filter, throttle position sensor. Cleaned Mass Air Flow. There is no check engine light on or has never come on since this started happening a few weeks ago. Any comments?
Jan 03, 2010 (8:01 pm)
i have a 02 grand am and one of the head lights is real dim and the other lights up normally what could it be??? i was thinking it could be a ground wire also the signal light dont work either, i checked the fuse and relays