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1996 Saturn SL2 car won't restart after running

I have a 1996 Saturn SL2. I can start it in the morning (on hot or cold day) and drive it. But when I turn the car off and try to restart it, it seems like it's flooded. I have to let it sit for 10-15 minutes and it will start hard, but it will start. Any ideas???

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  • daneasarj Jan 16, 2009

    before my car started doing a new problem of not starting warm except for a second and dieing at 1000 rps, it was doing the hard start issue. it would, when warm, not want to start and then i would let it sit, then it would start very hard. now when even the first start occurs i have to press gas to idle it to get it to not die. are all these hard start problems related, and to what?

  • daneasarj May 11, 2010

    what does a positive crankcase ventilation valve do?



  • John Hong
    John Hong May 11, 2010

    Vapour lock?

    Have you tried changing the PVC (positive crankcase ventilation) valve?

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Engine coolant temp. sensor is cracked pull it out it is on the side of the head.. easy fix you will see its cracked when you pull it 15 dollar fix

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I had the same problem i was told that, when you go to start it turn the key a little and leave in the run position for a few seconds then start all the way. my car has started every time since i have done this.

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