What Could This Be? What Is The Solution

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by George, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    Have 2000 SL2. About two weeks ago, I started car, and it only idled
    at about 200 RPM before conking out in about 5 seconds. Subsequent
    putting foot on accelerator kept the engine running, but as soon as I
    took foot off the gas pedaL, it stalled again. I was able to run the
    car on the parkway and then put in can of dry gas. Car ran all right
    until last night when it did the same thing again.

    George, Jun 5, 2004
  2. George

    marx404 Guest

    First thing that comes to mind is is cleaning out the throttle body, pcv
    valve and perhaps getting some gas additive from Saturn (BG brand) that will
    clean all the leftover deposits from your engine. Does your Service Engine
    light stay on after the car is running? If so, best to get the car diagnosed
    by a mechanic.

    marx404, Jun 6, 2004
  3. George

    Steve Guest

    My money is on the throttle body needing cleaning.
    Steve, Jun 10, 2004
  4. George

    Dave Guest

    Check the coolant temp sensor for a crack.

    It is mounted on the side of the engine pointing towards the battery, below
    the upper radiator hose.
    You will need to unplug the wire connection by squeezing two opposite sides
    of the connector head.
    A deep 13mm socket will fit the sensor.
    You will lose about a pint of coolant when the sensor is removed.
    AutoZone sells a cheap plastic sensor similar to the earliest Saturn design.
    I prefer the new replacement Saturn sensor with a brass tip. It will last
    much longer.

    Dave, Jun 10, 2004
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