Mechanics

SEMI-FREQUENT CAR STARTING TRO

2004 Saturn L300

Engine Performance problem
2004 Saturn L300 6 cyl Automatic 99000 miles

Periodically my Saturn L300 will not turn over on the first start. It happens about once or twice a week-- in order to get it to start, I usually have to wait a few minutes, then I have to depress the gas pedal while I start it. After it usually starts fine, the check engine light comes on, and at the time of this writing the car does not stall out while driving; the problem disappears for about a week afterward too, the car starts fine the next attempt from a cold start and the check engine light is not on either.

Tried replacing the old battery, still same problem.
Thinking something with the fuel delivery/filter/pump?
Please help! Thanks!
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Dbumba
February 23, 2010.



If you could tell me the code that is stored in the computer from the check engine light being on, that would be a great help.
Problems I have seen in the past: fuel pump
Crank shaft positon sensor
Body control module.

Is there anything else funny going on, like the security light coming on while it's not starting?
Let me know.

Tiny
Basstech
Feb 24, 2010.