'93 Saturn SC1 dies occasionally?

Tiny
JPARS82
  • MEMBER
  • 1993 SATURN
Hey everyone,

My girlfriend's saturn sc1 keeps dieing occassionally. Today, I started it up myself and it started up fine. It's got around 150,000 miles. The other day it stalled on her after maybe 20 minutes of driving. She said she tried to restart it. It started for a second or so and then sputtered and quit. Could it possibly need a new fuel filter? Any other ideas? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Josh
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, April 30th, 2006 AT 4:51 PM

8 Replies

Tiny
PEPPERMRJ
  • MEMBER
What maintenece has been done lately? How old are the plugs, wires, etc? Has it ran since?

Good luck and post back. :)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, April 30th, 2006 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
JPARS82
  • MEMBER
Yeah, it starts up right now and sounds fine. I haven't tried driving it anywhere yet besides around the driveway. I'm gonna replace the plugs and wires today. I can't find any maintenance records for it.

Thanks again!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 8:38 AM
Tiny
JPARS82
  • MEMBER
Is there anywhere online I can find directions on how to change a fuel filter for this car? I've never changed a fuel filter before. I'm new at this.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
PEPPERMRJ
  • MEMBER
The last time I bought a fuel filter from the dealer it had very precise insturction with pictures included.

Use a little penetrating oil on the connections and mounting screws ahead of time.

Good luck and let us know how it goes. :)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
PEPPERMRJ
  • MEMBER
Use stock NGK plugs or regular AC delcoes. No platinum plugs. Get the PCV valve from the dealer. With that sort of mileage you might consider cleaning the throttle body and EGR valve also.

Good luck.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 1:04 PM
Tiny
JPARS82
  • MEMBER
Well I got everything on now and it sounds like it's running well. But, while I was removing the air box, a hose broke. It's only about 3 inches or so long. I've taped it for now. It's connected to the air box and manifold. I can't find the part number for it. If you're looking at the engine from the front of the car it's the hose on the right side. Not the left. Do you know the part number for this? Thanks again
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
PEPPERMRJ
  • MEMBER
No parts number but the dealer should be able to help. Take the old one with you to be certain.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
JPARS82
  • MEMBER
Hey peppermrj,

I forgot to bring the hose I needed to the dealer but ended up getting a pcv valve and hose from them. It wasn't the right hose. Oh well on the pcv valve though. It was due for replacement. Anyways, the hose I need is directly beside the pcv valve on my engine to the right. There's a hose coming from the pcv valve on the left side and then there's another hose a few inches to the right of the pcv valve. Both coming from the manifold. Do you know what this other hose is? Is it some type of emissions thing or what? Thanks a lot again,

Josh
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, May 20th, 2006 AT 8:28 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides