My 2000 Saturn is shutting off every time I come to a stop or even slow down. In the morning the RPMS run crazy but after I leave the car off for about an hr it will run fine the rest of the day till the next morning. Or even if I have it off all day and it's in the middle of the day it will do it to. Basically every time I turn it on after it's been off overnight. I have replaced the fuel filter, starter, spark plugs, and battery, all have not fixed the problem. I also noticed some smoke coming from the hood and the engine was really hot, although the gauge says it's still cool. I got it checked at Auto Zone and the mass air flow sensor came up. I am told it is $200? So I wanted to make sure that's what it is before I buy it. I am a nursing student with very limited funds I can't afford this right now : / Please help.
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 AT 12:23 PM