95 Saturn SL2 Stalls when stopping

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by ML, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. ML

    ML Guest

    I have a standard transmission, 95 Saturn SL2 that stalls when stopping. It
    typically idles at 900 rpm, but
    drops down to 200-300 rpm when stopping, usually stalling. Funny thing is
    that when the A/C is on,
    it "only" drops down to about 500 rpm and avoids stalling.

    The weather is getting nice out and I would like not to have to run the A/C
    to keep it from stalling. Any
    ML, Sep 30, 2003
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    Brigg222 Guest

    I have a standard transmission, 95 Saturn SL2 that stalls when stopping. It
    My 97 SC2.....auto trans. does that sometimes. Ususally in the winter.
    Sometimes it stalls and sometimes it doesn`t. It is starting to do it again.
    On my car it is the pcv valve that is the problem......it gets clogged with
    white junk.
    The first time it happenned I replaced the pcv ..........it got worse faster
    after that.
    Now I just clean out the original with carb. cleaner. Works for me.
    Brigg222, Sep 30, 2003
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  3. Take a look at the small hose that is connected to the pvc valve. On my 93
    SW1 the hose being close to the motor developed a crack from the heat
    causing a vacuum leak which was causing the idle to be erratic and stalling.
    I replaced the piece of hose with a new one and it fixed the problem.

    Alex Marcuzzi, Sep 30, 2003
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    Detector195 Guest

    My 95 SW2 has this problem too. PCV valve. Code 32. Cleaning it solves
    the problem for a while. I get black junk instead of white junk. Glad
    to hear replacing it does not help. You saved me some money that I was
    about to spend.
    Detector195, Oct 2, 2003
  5. ML

    Bob Shuman Guest

    I believe that the code 32 error is the EGR valve, not the PCV. You need to
    unclip the connector and remove the EGR (two bolts), then clean it and the
    manifold thoroughly before reassembling using a new EGR gasket (about $3).
    I cleaned mine using a small screwdriver and a wire brush tip on a dremel
    rotary tool. If you do it right, you will remove a lot of black powdery
    deposits from the EGR and the valve should ultimately move freely and not
    stick in the open or closed positions

    This should solve your intermittent SES light problem if it is in fact
    caused by a code 32.
    Bob Shuman, Oct 2, 2003
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    Detector195 Guest

    Oops, you're right! I meant EGR valve! And I did pretty much as you
    say. Question: Is there any further disassembly of the EGR valve
    possible, or do you just have to reach into the cavities as well as
    Detector195, Oct 3, 2003
  7. ML

    Jim, N2VX Guest

    Great products for cleaning EGR valves, throttle bodies, etc. can be
    had at the nearest gun shop. I use a product for removing gunpower
    residue (G96, don't remember the company name) and it works great.
    I've used it on throttle bodies and my SL2's EGR valve. It takes
    stuff off that kerosene and other solvents leave. It's amazing to
    spray it on and see the crud come off.

    In any case it's easier and safer than scraping and works well.

    There are a lot of brand names, you can probably take your pick.

    Jim, N2VX, Oct 3, 2003
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