Mechanics

SATURN SL1 BATTERY PROBLEM

2002 Saturn SL1 • 133,000 miles

When I put my car in gear the idle goes up to 2 rpms already replaced the idle air control vave what could it be
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Jadalin23
November 22, 2012.



Have you checked for vacuum leaks?Those 2000-2002 single cam engines are known for leaking vacuum around the number one intake port because of miss installed intake manifold gaskets from the factory. Also hav you checked the coolant temp sensor yet?

Saturntech9
Nov 22, 2012.
Would it have anything to do withe the transmission because as soon as I take it out of park the idle jumps up between 1 and 2 and it idles at or below 1 when in par but I will check for vacum leaks

Tiny
Jadalin23
Nov 22, 2012.
So even in neutral it idles that high?Lets try this remove the negative battery cable for a couple of mins then out it back on. Let me know if that corrects the corrects the idle.

Saturntech9
Nov 22, 2012.
That seems to have fixed the problem thank you

Tiny
Jadalin23
Nov 23, 2012.
Your welcome that's what were here for hope you have a very happy holidays.

Saturntech9
Nov 23, 2012.