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Car hard to start after engine is warm

My 1997 saturn sl2 is really hard to start when engine is warm.  I have to keep my foot on gas while starting my car to keep it from stalling.  also when i stop at a stop lightor on a hill, when i go to re accelerate my car will sometimes stalls or hesitate.  I would appericiate any feedback on this problem.  thanks Mark

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  • jdaywalt Jan 09, 2009

    Mine does the same thing i have replaced every sensor i think i may be the fuel pump. Or the fuel filter becuase the fuel presser regulatur is built in to it

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    when I take my foot off the gas, the car stops. Model is Izuki

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Sounds exactly like what I was dealing with a while ago. A nuisance (especially at fuel stations & such, where if you don't get it right away you end up looking like an idiot as it just turns over & over).

For me, it was my fuel filter. The previous owner had neglected the car so much & I had no idea how long it had been. $50 at an Oil Can Henrys & it was all back to normal. Great first step.

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Had same problem with my kids car ,found cooling fan wasn`t operating. The fan was fine there was a problem with the cooling sensor and the plug to the sensor had a bad wire fixed both and the problem was gone.

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Just had a new cd played put into my car, now that check engine light is on and the car doesnt start everytime. What do I do?

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