91 SL2 = cuts out on acceleration, but not consistantly

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by tropikona, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. tropikona

    tropikona Guest

    Since August my car been 'dogging' out but not all the time. It happens
    mainly after decceleration and then when I depress the gas it just cuts
    out. When I pull up to a stoplight unless I keep both feet on the gas and
    break to prevent it from dying. This will happen for several days at a
    time and then run perfectly fine. I've run different gas
    treatments/injection cleaners through it and have also change gas
    dealerships. It does not pull up a code either. I took it to the Saturn
    dealership and since it didn't have a code they took the 'shotgun'
    approach - $500 worth of repairs/replacements and although when I drove it
    out of the shop and it did run fine for 4 weeks the same problem has
    returned - again with no code. I'm afraid to take it back to them for
    fear of spending another $500 without fixing the problem. They did a
    120,000 mile service, changed plugs and wires, replaced the O2 sensor and
    fuel filter. It did run fine for longer than it ever had up until the
    other day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    tropikona, Dec 21, 2004
  2. tropikona

    cl Guest

    Perhaps change the fuel filters.
    cl, Dec 22, 2004
  3. hmmmmm this sounds tricky i think it may be a sensor, if you got a
    chiltons those are good for telling you how to test sensors, i would
    check the Air Temp. Sensor , as well as the Manifold Absoloute
    Pressure sensor, the chilton will tell you how with a volt meter/ ohm
    meter. and also i think it could be a vacuum leak, only because you
    said it dies under decceleration. i may be able to help you more,
    heres my email.
    George Wilson, Jan 21, 2005
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