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Acceleration issue I have a 1999 Saturn SL1. When I am accelerating between 60 - 110 km/h or so the car seems to chug and loose power as though it is not getting enough gas. It will gradually increase but slowly. If I press the pedal enough to engage the lower gear it accelerates fine. It seems like there is not enough fuel provided to the engine in the higher gear but good if more pressure by higher rpm's. The car also idles at around 500 - 600 rpm when hot. Please help as I travel on the highway alot to see my son.

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  • indecimal Jan 14, 2009

    I have also confirmed all levels are ok in the fluids. Tran, Oil etc..

  • indecimal Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you so much for your suggestions. I have asked a bunch of friends and relatives but no one could give me a good idea. I will definately check these out and post if this resolved the problem.

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Just a suggestion, but the EGR valve can cause that problem. If that checks ok, then I would have the catalytic converter checked for clogging. Both ideas would cause that specific problem. I sincerely hope that this can solve the problem, or at least head you in the right direction. Best wishes.

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  • Bryon Agin Jan 25, 2009

    How is your Saturn doing? Ok I hope. And, you are very welcome.

    Bryon

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