Car starts up but won't stay running unless you.

Tiny
DMCCURRY2
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  • 1995 SATURN SL2
  • 150,000 MILES
Car starts up but won't stay running unless you keep giving it gas. Wont just idle.
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 AT 12:50 AM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the coolant temp sensor and connector the bottom one?
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 AT 3:46 AM
Tiny
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No, we were thinking about that. It starts and idle fine when its cold but after it warms up it stales and doesn't want to start up and when it does start it wont stay running.
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Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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I would replace the bottom coolant temp sensor and inspect the inside of the connector if the terminals are green or blue instead of silver you will need to replace the connector also. Then see how it runs.
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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Replaced sensor and runs fine, thanks.
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Friday, March 1st, 2013 AT 3:31 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome sounded like a bad coolant temp sensor.
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Friday, March 1st, 2013 AT 3:45 AM

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