1999 Saturn SL1 My car wont start!

Tiny
SLSATURN
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  • 1999 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 232,000 MILES
Ok so my saturn won't start sometimes. It will be fine and start sometimes then others all it does is cranks and trys to start but won't start. It will however push start I am confused Help me please! :) It always does this when I need to go somewhere the most of course.
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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM

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Tiny
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Next time it wont start try holding ur gas pedal all the way to the floor while cranking if it starts let me know if it starts. So when it doesnt start it still pops and trys to start?Do u have any codes?
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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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Ive tried holding the pedal down before and all ive seemed to do is flood it because when it push starts when I do that a bunch of smoke comes from the exhaust. Yeah it trys to turn over and start. How would I know if there are any codes?
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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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Thats strange because when u hold ur foot to the floor it goes into clear flood mode and turns off ur injectors.U check for codes with a code reader if u dont live in california then u can have them read at a auto parts store. Also theres a coolant temp sensor screwed into ur head below where ur upper hose goes unplug that by squeezing it. Look at the coonector if its corroded u will need to replace or clean it. Its real common for the sensors to crack and leak into connectors. The sensor controls how much fuel ur engine gets the cooling fan and even temp gauge. And will cause ur engine to flood. There under 20 to replace if u replace it make sure u get a brass tipped one not a plastic tipped one they crack. Let me know what u find.
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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 2:04 PM
Tiny
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If you can push start the car every time test the starter any auto parts will do it for free if starter is bad replace with new not rebuild
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 AT 8:18 PM

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