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2001 Saturn SL2 won't stay running until it warms up

I have to hold my foot on the gas pedal until it warms up or it won't stay running. Now the service engine soon light is on

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I would take it to autozone to have the code read. It could be your idle control sensor, or it could even be O2 sensors. Hard to say without knowing the code.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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Try pulling the engine coolant temp sensor, They often crack not sure why but the ceramic tip cracks makes the car hard to start, the car's idle may race while shifting gears, and often smokes. The sensor is on the right side of the engine when looking at it on the head. Easy to change and get too

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I have a 2001 Saturn SL2. I have to keep my foot on the gas pedal until it warms up or it dies and now the service engine soon light is on. Can you help me with this? Thanks Debbie


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