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1997 saturn sL2 won't start all the time. did a check and needed to replace crank shaft sensor. I did this and still having the same problem

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  • burtonbeezy Feb 23, 2009

    My car is always stalling: if i'm idling around town too much at stop lights or traffic, and especially if i'm in reverse. Also if I have the AC on and I'm idling. When I drive on the freeway, I have no problems. I've looked this up on numerous boards, and find the spark plug wires, IAC valve, throttle body/coils, and now heater sensor.
    It also jerks all the time in low RPMs (which is where new spark plug wires was suggested).
    Any suggestions what I should replace, or if I should just replace valve?

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1997 saturn s cranks slow and wont start i replaced the battery n the starter still it cranks very slow like the battery is dead

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have a 97 sl1 which was very hard to start and when it would it ran rough and stalled out easily. sometimes no start. It turned out to be the heater sensor on the engine block (right side as you face the hood. just under the heater hose. the part was 17.00 or 27.00
I don't remember which but it ultimately was sending misinformation to the computer module and it always "thought" it was too hot and would adjust incorrectly. the major clue was therm
indicator read hot even when cold and just started. took me 2 days
to figure it out before spending money. good luck.

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i have 97 saturn sl2 some times when i try to start it to go somewhere it hard to start and when i turn it over the battery light flashes of and on some times it start with no problems it just recently started list problem

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