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Old 05-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Hello, my gf has a grand am gt model "03" and everytime she hits a bump or pothole her car instantly dies...rather big or small. Any indictation on what that may be?
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sounds like a loose battery connection. check positive and negitive battery terminals, as well as fusebox. wire brush it all.

let us know if it helps
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Yep, loose battery connection. Do a wiggle test. Start the engine, and then wiggle the battery cables. See what happens.
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Went outsidee and checked the terminals the positive terminal was a little faulty so i tightened it up. Did the wiggle test before and after the tightening and nothing happen. I'll wait to repost tomorrow after she drives. Thanks for the advice.
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I'm sure it will be better, but good luck.
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drove today and the shutting off problem still exist...bummer...any other suggestions?
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Try unplugging the MAF and see if that helps. Might have a bad MAF.
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Will do...i'll let you know when i get behind the week again
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Try unplugging the MAF and see if that helps. Might have a bad MAF.
Do I leave the MAF unplugged and if so for how long?
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drive it with it unplugged and see if anything changes.
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