1994 Saturn SL2 Car turns over but dies when shifting from

Tiny
TALLDUDE87
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  • 1994 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
My problem is that my car yesterday died after shifting from Park to Drive. This morning checked all fluids, Radiator fluid, Oil, Transmission and all were perfect and where they should be. What could have caused this? I did recently put some Lucas Oil Treatment in to help clean out the engine.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 7:57 AM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Do u ever have to hold ur gas pedal to the floor to start ur car?How does ur car run other wise idle driving down the road etc?Did it only do that the one morning?U could start by taking off ur idle air control valve and cleaning the valve and the port that it goes in.U can see the hole for valve when u take off the air cleaner tube it's at the bottom of throttle body opening clean it with some carb cleaner. Give that a try let me know what u find.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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When starting my car I do not need to hold the gas pedal down. But when I put my car into reverse to back up if I ease off the gas pedal when turning my car almost stalls out. Recently when putting car into park the idle has been slightly more sporadic going from 1 to 3 RPM's. I will take some Carb cleaner and clean it today. In an update the car is working better than it has in the past week. Which I don't understand at least if it was something like the Transmission or something I would have a definitive answer and not have this mystery.
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like a plan make sure u take that valve off to clean it clean the rod end of the valve and port when the valve off. If that doesn't work we will look at other stuff like vaccuum leaks and the coolant temp sensor. Let me know how it goes.
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 10:14 AM

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