I replaced a head gasket and intake manifold.

  • 1995 SATURN SL1
  • 213,000 MILES

I replaced a head gasket and intake manifold gasket my car ran perfect before I took it apart except it over heated. And I had oil in the coolant. I got it all back together and started it it ran perfect for about 30-45 seconds then it died abruptly now the only way it will start is if I hold the gas pedal to the floor and it runs extremly bad wont run at an idle and only goes to 3.5 rpm at the highest and I gotta feather the gas to get it to that I changed plugs and wires any ides on what is happening?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 AT 6:05 AM

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Ran perfect before repair? Why did you do this repair? Did you have it checked at a shop before performing this repair?

It sounds like a timing issue.

What motor?


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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 AT 9:18 AM

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