Car dying when you let up off the gas

Tiny
BURRHEAD24
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  • 2005 SATURN ION
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have a 2005 Saturn Ion 4 cylinder motor that is on the recall list and waiting to be fixed. We have a part time fix that starts the car but I don't think that's the problem. When you start the car it doesn't want to idle, it wants to die but as long as you giving it the gas it will run. I was on my out of my community and when I stopped at the stop sign it died. I finally got it started but I had to give it gas while starting it. I got it back home thankfully. I've changed a lot lately from spark plugs and caps to a oil change but I never changed the fuel filter. Do you think it may be the fuel filter stopping up or is it something else?
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Sunday, October 19th, 2014 AT 12:32 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Have you checked for codes yet in the computer? Also the fuel filter gets changed every 100,000miles.
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Sunday, October 19th, 2014 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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The check engine light isn't on and it doesn't have any codes.
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Sunday, October 19th, 2014 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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I would see if the coolant temp sensor is good you would read thetemp on the scan tool and compare that to the actual coolant temp using a infared temp gun. Also is there a lack of power while driving?
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Sunday, October 19th, 2014 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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It's actually a 2004 but that doesn't matter that. Anyway we took it to a friend and he checked out the coil pack and it was good. He thinks it's either water in the gas tank or stopped up fuel injector. It has power when you give it the gas but when it's idling it will either die or putt putt around and act like it's going to die. We changed the fuel filter yesterday also. The engine light isn't on or we would've already had it hooked up to a machine. We were told to put some sea foam stuff that suppose to get water out of the gas tank in it and are driving up back and forth in front of our house in case in breaks down. Thanks for the help and if you can think of anything else let me know.
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Monday, October 20th, 2014 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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I forgot to add that when it's in gear in a stopped position it putt putts, tries to die if it don't die and the most important thing is it jumps like. Feels like it's trying to take off or motor feels like it's jumping. No motor mounts aren't broken or anything like that it just feels jumpy.
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Monday, October 20th, 2014 AT 1:11 PM

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