Have a 92 saturn 4 cyl. MUST hold gas pedal to floor to start then runs like crap and won't hold idle.
Once running has hi idle. And smells of fuel out exhaust.
no leaks visible on fuel rail. I " think it is the fuel pump gone bad? Or>?
There is a coolant temperature sender that often cracks on these. The result very well can be a rich condition as you have. Reasonably inexpensive part available aftermarket.
January, 2, 2007 AT 12:29 PM
I've got another post here regarding a difficult-running engine, and I've learned some as I've read and purchased parts. I also have a 92 saturn, SL2. The Engine coolant temp sensor could do it. So could a stuck EGR valve. With the engine not running identify the EGR valve (gold-colored muschroom-like valve mounted on the right side of the engine valve cover) and feel underneath it to see if you can feel the valve diaphram. You should be able to push it up with your finger. If it moves then the valve is closed (you lifted it with your finger pressure). If it doesn't move it might be stuck open, and causing problem.