Engine Performance problem
1994 Saturn SL1 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100, 00 miles
What would cause my car to have a problem when it first starts cold? After it is warm it starts like it should. When the engine has been sitting and it is cold, it seems like it is over choked and floods very easily. I can't give no gas to start it or it will flood it. Even after it starts it runs very rough for about the first 15 to 30 seconds. Like it is to rich. It has a computer, so it is all electronic controlled, I don't see anyway to make any adjustments. I have no check engine light that comes on, to lead me to believe that it might be a sensor.
Once it is running for about a minute, it seems to run fine. It still is getting 20 to 22 mpg. I tried spraying choke cleaner around the intake to look for a manifold leak, to no evail. Looked for any kind of vacumn leaks on hoses, changed plugs, changed idle control selonoid.
I'm stumped, and can't afford the car dealer, any suggestions?
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 6:25 PM