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99 Saturn SL 1 stall on startup

For the past month my saturn will not start without stalling unless I floor the gas, which makes smoke come out the back that smells strongly of gas.
This only happens if the car has been sitting for a few hours.
Also, it over heats quickly, even at a red light, unless i have the heater on full blast, even then it runs hot.
I've changed the oil, and cleaned out the throttle body, to no avail.
Any help would be much appreciated!

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I'm not sure what I did, but after I had cleaned out the throttle body (I'm sure thats not what did it, since it was pretty clean to begin with) and took it for a drive it was jerking alot and the check engine light had come on, I took another look and seen I had not plugged back in a sensor thing (I assume thats what it was LOL) which after plugging back in fixed the check engine light and the jerking. As for the stall out on start up thats gone and replaced with a new problem. When I start the car now it roars to life and the rpm thingy jumps up to 3000 and slowly works its way back down to 1500 which is higher than it ran before I fiddled with the throttle body. I'm assuming I bumped something while putting it back together. also when i put it in park or slow down alot it jumps way up as well. So no more startup problems now I have a gas guzzling problem LOL. Is this going to hurt my car any or am I simply burning up more gas than needed and nothing more?

Posted on Nov 27, 2008


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