1998 SATURN SL2 CAR WONT START

  • Tiny
  • mrkbruce
  • 1998 Saturn SL2

1998 Saturn SL2 4 cyl

My car will turn over and hit every now and then but will not bust off completely. I have checked the spark and it is getting spark. I have taken the fuel filter loose and checked the fuel pump and it is shooting gas when I turn on the ignition. I can blow through the fuel filter just fine so I dont think it is clogged up. Any suggestions on what might be wrong?

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 11:24 AM

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  • saturntech9
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Sounds like u have a bad coolant temp sensor try holding the gas pedal all the way to the floor while ur cranking it see if it starts. After u try that unplug the temp sensor see if the connector is corroded if it is then u will have to clean or replace the connector. It unplugs by squeesing the connector. There is two wires going to it a yellow wire and a black wire. Its screwed into ur head below where the upper radiator hose goes on. Becareful u will loose coolant make sure the engine is cold. The sensor is under 20 if u replace it make sure u get a brass tipped one the plastic tip ones crack and corrod the connectors.U could even take out the old sensor and see if its cracked. Let me know what u find.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 1:09 PM
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That fixed the problem. I replaced it this morning and it is working just fine. Thanks again for your information. I really appreciate it!

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 3:19 PM
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Glad u got it fixed and I could help u out with ur problem. If u have anymore questions feel free to post them. Also thanks for using 2carpros.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 12:34 PM

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