1997 Pontiac Grand Am lurching after starting

Asked by May 23, 2018 at 10:13 AM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am that has about 111k miles on it. The engine is
2.4L. Shortly after I start my car and begin to drive forward, my car lurches
forward, stops, and lurches forward and continues to do that until it fixes itself or
completely shuts itself off (it basically hesitates to go forward only after I first start
it and begin driving). I can get it started back up after it shuts down. This only
happens once I start my car, and it works completely fine after. This also only
happens about once a day. I took it to a transmission place a couple of weeks
ago, they replaced the torque converter solenoid, and the problem stopped for
about two weeks. Obviously, the problem is back. Could it have just been a
defective part, or could something else be wrong with my car? I've looked online
and came up with a few ideas of what could be wrong if it wasn't the solenoid
(problem w/ spark plugs or a problem with the fuel pump were a couple of things I
thought could possibly be it). Sorry if that wasn't clear, and thanks in advance.

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