Car engine dies


#1

I HAVE A 98 GRAND AM WITH A 2.4 LITER

ENGINE AND A AUTOMATIC TRANS.AFTER STARTING

THE ENGINE AND PUTTING IT IN DRIVE THE ENGINE WILL DIE UNLESS I STEP ON THE ACCELERATOR HARD. ALSO STOPPING AT TRAFFIC

LIGHTS SOMETIMES IT DIES BUT IT DOES RESTART RIGHT AWAY. I HAVE HAD A NEW FUEL FILTER PUT ON BUT THAT DID NOT HELP. WHAT

DO YUOU THINK THE PROBLEM COULD BE?


#2

Sounds like the torque convertor lockup solenoid is not unlocking.

Does it go into gear with a bang??

If you have a good/independant transmission shop close by, thats the place to take it.


#3

Intake air leak would be my guess. Check for loose hoses and the like around the throttle body. IAC valve maybe another candidate.