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High idle/low idle pattern

My '97 saturn SL 5 speed has this issue of idleing really high/loud. When we accelerate it jumps and jumps and jumps until it seems to warm up a little bit. then, if i'm stopped at a light for a couple minutes the whole process starts again. The service engine light flashed during the jumping. the oil light flashes, too, but i just got an oil change (yesterday). Do I have a problem with the fuel injection system??

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This issue is caused by the egr valve being stuck open, more than likely. Just remove it and clean the plunger on it. Also clean out the two ports that are in the intake. Check out saturnfans.com for more information. I hope this helps.

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