I have a 1995 saturn SL2 with the twin cam. I had symptoms which seemed like a ECTS. RPM fluctuation on a cold start(winter here in wisconsin), then if you shut it off before it warmed up it would either 1. Not restart or 2. Restart and idle normal. Once it was warmed up it ran fine, and the service engine soon light cleared itself after about 15 miles. I changed out the ECTS, the SES light was still on but the other symptoms seemed like they went away. Then they slowy came back. Started the car this morning, RPM fluctuated, I shut it off and it didn't start again. I was thinking maybe it is the ECTS plug, but I have another issue I thought was not related, but possibly is. The power steering pump has a good leak and I see the alternator is right under the PSP. Could a leak from the PSP affect the alternator/electrical system and cause these symptoms? I also noticed about 2 hestitations per 30 miles at highway speeds. After I changed the ECTS the car didn't start until I jumped it (turned over but did not start). When I jumped it after I changed the ECTS it started with a normal idle, but did not start this morning when I jumped it.
have the same problem?
Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 8:48 PM