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I have a 01 grand am which has recently been acting weird. The other day I was driving home n it started to chug like it was running outta gas n turned off so I sat there for a while n tried starting it n it started up tried driving a lil further n again it started to chug n die. Both times it died my temp gauge was at 200 like it was over heating when I checked it further the lower radiator hoses where way hoter then the uppers also right before it died both times the battery light came on like the alternator was crapping out please help


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ok, that was what happened, what is it doing right now? 200 degrees is not overheating. 210 t0 220 is normal operating temperature. if your engine slows down to an RPM range lower than 400 - 500 rpm you may use more voltage than the alternator can put out to run everything and the imbalance in voltage will turn on the battery light.

I would concentrate on the running rough and die first unless the engine was really overheating 240+. If it felt like running out of fuel do a fuel pressure test. If you can get the engine to run now, use a scanner and see what the fuel trims are. fuel pressure for the 3.1L and 3.4L is 52-59 psi.


   
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