Engine Performance problem
1996 Saturn SC1 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 89,000 miles
I have owned my 96 Saturn SC1 for about 3 yrs now. No major repairs, only battery, belt and tension arm. All of a sudden my SES light came on, and began running rough with white smoke out of the tailpipe. Looked under hood and saw the PCV hose was collapsed. Bought new hose and valve and replaced. Helped the idling but nothing else. Did some research on the prob after taking it to two shops where apparently my OBD connector isn't working (when hooked up to scanner just reads "ERR" meaning error). Free advice from mechanic was to change ECTS, I did. And also the TPS. Changed plugs too. Some carbon build up, but smelled more like gas than anything. Still smokes and reaks of gas and worse when depressing accelerator. After letting the car run for 2-3 min's there is a small puddle below the tailpipe with marbling color (pink and blue and yellow) within it, like a touch of oil, but when I touched it and then smelled it, it was wet and smelled of gas. Stranded in Canada from KC, am a female and have no tools with me. Not sure what else I can do. People I am staying with have no clue about cars and I have used up all the freebie advice I can it seems. What else can I try/do?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 10:16 AM