2000 Saturn L300 Repair Question
Saturn L300 Gas Problem
First have it scanned for codes an let me know the exact code numbers you have?If there is no codes I have something for you to try but it will set codes.So let's see if there are codes first.
Ok. I will go up to the auto parts store to get a scan done. I was under the impression it would not give a code if the "service engine soon" light was not on. I'll give it a shot. If it's okay with you, I will respond to the other post, because this one is not linked to my email and will not let me know when there is a response. Thank you!
Alright even if the lights on there can still bee stored codes.
Actually, this post is now saved in "My Replies" so I can easily find it again. I just went up to the auto parts store and got a free ODB2 scan. There were no codes. I don't really know whether I ought to be concerned with this issue or not. It does seem like it's been getting a little worse, so it would seem I need to figure what out what is causing it. I don't know whether it could be fuel related, spark related, air-flow, or even a sensor acting up. Got any ideas?
I think I may have it fixed. As I was mulling over it, I got to thinking, "What if it is the fuel filter?" I have never had fuel filter problems before, but I hardly ever change them. I went down to the auto parts store and bought a $10.99 fuel filter. It took about 15 minutes to get it changed. There was alot more gas that leaked than I expected... probably because the filter is located much lower on the car than the last one I changed. After replacing the fuel filter, I took it for a test drive through the neighborhood. After accelerating from a stop to about 25 mph about 10 times, I have not noticed the stutter/hesitation at all. So, I will be on the look out to see if it happens again, but I think I very well may have solved the problem. I will let you know if the problem continues. Thanks for all the help!
Let's try this unplug your egr valve and see if the problem goes away?