Having problems with your 1998 Saturn SL ?

Car starts hard runs good on highway stalls if i dont keep my foot on gas have to push gaspeddl to floor to start replaced plugs wires also idle control in throtal body

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-09-2020

Answers :

So IAC has been replaced. Sounds like a dirty throttle body, EGR valve, or vacuum leak. DId you do the maintenance yourself. If so then you should be able to inspect Throttle Body to determine if black and dirty.. this can cause intake problems leading to your issue adn rough idle. EGR valve sends exhaust gas back into combustion chamber to reburn it and make car more environmentally sound. If stuck open it can allow too much exhaust into combustion chamber causign a lean mixture, too much air can cause this.. Vacuum leak can also allow too much air in. Start with easiest and check Throttle body, then EGR valve, finally for vacuum leaks. Depending on your skill the EGR can be cleaned as can the throttle body.. a good link for TB cleaning is http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/repair/1272341. A vacuum leak may be harder to diagnose. You are compensating by depressing gas pedal telling ECM to send more fuel to motor to overcome this issue thats why it will run and start with gas pedal pressed.
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