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07-03-2004, 06:24 PM
I replaced the spark plugs and wires and I still have the same problem. When I put the car into gear, sometimes it stalls, but starts right up again. The car idles kind of rough even before the plugs and wires were changed out. I thought if I did a tune up the problem would disappear. I can smell gas faintly.

The car is a 1999 Grand am gt

Perplexed :confused:

07-03-2004, 08:53 PM
be sure you have the correct plug wire conntected to the correct spark plug.. go back and check to see if you didn't switched them up on accident.

if your refering smelling gas from the spark plugs, then that is normal. as long as they're not dripping wet, your okay.

07-23-2006, 09:39 PM
I have some what the same problem with my 97 GT 2.4. when I put it on reverse, the car feels like it wants to stall out.

12-31-2009, 10:22 AM
The same thing happends to me in reverse and sometimes it wants stall when coming to a stop. Other than that it seems to be running fine. I can't figure it out!

12-31-2009, 11:21 AM
could this be a gummed up MAF causing it to running too lean or rich? or possibly another sensor somewhere.