Mechanics

MISSING PART AND LEAKING FUEL

1999 Saturn SL2 • 180 miles

I have a 1999 Saturn s-series sedan with 1.9L DOHC. There is a part missing and I can't find the name of it for the life of me. It's part of the fuel rail and liquid fuel does pass through it. It's not part of the throttle body tho. The car will run and drive, but it will dump a lot of fuel out of the port where the moving part is. Please, help.


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Sluvzsuperman
June 23, 2012.



The bracket helps support the weight of the manifold also there should be one on the other side of the manifold underneath the manifold.

Saturntech9
Jun 25, 2012.
Ok then. What should I do?

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 25, 2012.
Install the missing intake brace by the throttle body and see if the one on the passenger side under the intake manifold is missing. If it is then you will have to replace that one also.

Saturntech9
Jun 25, 2012.
I checked with my husband's mechanic. I'm not missing any braces or brackets on my manifold.

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 27, 2012.
I hate to break the news to you but the one on the drivers side is missing the one the fuel line bolts too.I just checked one of the pics you posted and I can see the threads where one of the bolts holding the bracket in goes. Not sure if the passenger side one under the intake manifold is missing becasue I cant see that part in any of the pics.I will post a pic of my bracket on my 1999 saturn sl2 to show you the bracket your missing.

Saturntech9
Jun 27, 2012.
Also where was your husbands mechanic when you couldnt figure out the fuel leak?

Saturntech9
Jun 27, 2012.
He was out of town until yesterday. The bracket for my fuel line isn't missing. I have it. Even if it was, I couldn't afford to replace it right now.

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 27, 2012.
So you just removed the line?Also the one under the intake on the passenger side is there?

Saturntech9
Jun 27, 2012.
I had this SAMEEE problem, I caught it at Idle one day. I had to cut off the hose to the regulator, and remove the hard part. That little plastic clamp on the end of the inlet was not creating a seal ( I believe). I got some hose, and 2 clamps and ran it from both ends. It's rand for about a month in the texas heat now and just started leaking again; after tightening the clamps it seems to have fixed the problem but I still see some shitty gas mileage. I no longer smell gas, so believe the problem may be more complex. I'll post my results here

Tiny
97saturntexas
Jul 9, 2012.
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