Mechanics

NEW BRAKE LINES. PROBLEM WITH BRAND NEW CALIPER GRABBING

1993 Saturn SL2 • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 130,000 miles

Slammed on the brakes to avoid a deer, brake pedal went down to the floor and I ruptured a rear brake line. Replaced the entire line from the resevor to both rear calipers, checked for leaks over 4 times. And the passenger side which has a brand new caliper does not grab. And the pedal still goes down abnormally far for a brand new brake system. Bled all the lines 3 times, even bled the master. Any ideas?
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Blackboy454
August 13, 2012.




Clutch is fine. Cuz I can hold the accelerator a little moment and it idles right above 1k as it should. It just idles really low when im coming out of gear and when the engine rpms are coming down to a stop.


Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 28, 2012.
Have you checked to see if the idle air control valve is dirty?


Saturntech9
Aug 29, 2012.
I have not. Tonight, 8-29-12 driving across town it didnt do it once. Hmm. Im at a loss. Ill check that out. Where exactly is it located?


Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 29, 2012.
Bolted to your throttle body with two torx screws. It looks like a little motor has a flat plig going. Clean the port and the plunger of the valve use some carbon cleaner. If that doesnt work I have another thing that comes to mind.


Saturntech9
Aug 30, 2012.
Well now the car is completely quitting almost 75% of the time when im stopping. Hadnt had a chance to take the part off because for a while there it wasnt doing it at all. Then about a week ago it started acting up again. Would I just be able to replace the part? Winter is drawing near and I work 36 hours a week on top of full time school so I have very little time to be taking things apart. Thanks louie
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Tiny
Blackboy454
Oct 10, 2012.
You could just try replacing it there not super expensive. Any codes?


Saturntech9
Oct 10, 2012.
No engine codes, just replaced the part now. Went for a test drive. When pushing the clutch in to stop the engine revs at around 2kRPM and when completely stopped for 3 to 5 seconds engine speed starts to come back down as it did before. This is normal correct?


Tiny
Blackboy454
Oct 11, 2012.
Try this take the negative battery cable off for about one min then put it back on and go for a drive. Also did you clean the iac port before putting the new iac on?


Saturntech9
Oct 11, 2012.
Yes. My father reminded me to spray carb cleaner in and around it. Car idles at 3k for about 45 seconds after finishing.


Tiny
Blackboy454
Oct 11, 2012.
Yeah it will until the computer adjusts the iac back into the port. Did you try unhooking the battery for a min an hooking it back up?Also how is the coolant temp sensor?


Saturntech9
Oct 11, 2012.

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