97 Saturn hesitates when accelerating

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by rodod, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. rodod

    rodod Guest

    I have a 97 SL1 Manual Transmission Saturn that would hesitate when I
    I changed the fuel filter...then I changed the fuel pump.
    It works 80% better but I still get a little hesitation when I give it the
    Almost like it bogs down initially and then quickly comes out of it. Plus
    it will miss when idling.
    What could it be?
    rodod, Jul 21, 2004
  2. rodod

    Bob Shuman Guest

    How old are the plugs and wires? Are the plugs gapped properly at 0.040
    (not 0.060 as some Saturn owner's documentation erroneously stated)?

    Have you tried adding a bottle of some good fuel injector cleaner like
    Techron to a full tank of fuel to see if it helps to cleans out your
    injectors? If the fuel filter was old and the pump was marginal, then it's
    highly likely that your injectors are clogged and misfiring.

    Another thought is to clean the throttle body using a good can of aerosol
    throttle body cleaner. This should help smooth out the rough idle if the
    plus and wires are good.

    Good luck!

    Bob Shuman, Jul 21, 2004
  3. rodod

    Blah Blah Guest

    Dont forget to add to check resistance of the new wires as well. I dont
    know how many new sets of wires I've gotten with at least one bad wire.
    Also Autolite & AC Delco are the better brands. Bosch is junk so avoid
    Blah Blah, Jul 21, 2004
  4. rodod

    Frank Guest

    Same thing happened to me but the problem was coming and going. I was
    one of the two coil packs (worth CAN$75 or US$50).

    Let us know what happens next,

    97 SL1
    Frank, Jul 27, 2004
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