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01-30-2012, 07:50 AM
Hello everyone let me please give you a background of my car it is a 1999 Grand am GT coupe. 3.4 v6. engine has 35,000 miles on it. Spark plugs, wires, fuel filter, everything is 2 years old.

I drove the car just 17 hours ago for about 40 miles, and everything was fine. It drove like it always did. great.

But 17 hours later I tried to start it right now and it didnt start on the fist try. it took 3 times to start it. once it started it shakes as if there is no gas, I know this because it shook a tiny bit like that once when I ran out of gas. but the tank is half full.

the engine light was blinking and now the engine light stays on.

it smells a bit like unburned fuel. and it idles rough it stays on 1rpm and shakes.

I checked oil and everything is fine. I have no idea what is going on.

Just to let you know its 31 degrees here in chicago. but my car never acted up like this in the cold.

when you sit in the car it just kind of shakes. it runs, but shakes, it doesn;t feel like its going to shut off. I have no idea.

What do you think is going on?

Your time and knowledge are appreciated.