1997 Pontiac Grand Am Hesitating and Shutting Off

Asked by May 24, 2018 at 10:21 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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