98 SaturnSL1 engin races in park and neutral engin lights on& off
Had o2 sensor replaced,TPS,IAC valve cleaned and replaced.They did a minor tune-up fuel injection EGR valve It's running better. I feel the car change into race mode when I push the gas pedal to firm. The engin light goes on and then corrects and goes off.I can feel the engin racing and correcting during thoes times.First start it's at 1000RPM's in park and neutral almost 2000 RPM's and then it correct's.But I feel it idle's to high at 1000
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check to make sure airfilter is ok and maf sensor is clean. then check out tps ( throttle position sensor ), here are a few causes of a bad tps sensor--- transmission shift issues, bucking, jerking, idle surging, engine cutoff, hesitation on takeoff, surge while cruising down highway. if light on dash is on get it scanned to find problem code. most auto parts stores will do this for free. auto-zone etc. here are a few symtoms of a bad maf sensor-- surge, slip condition underload. the mass air flow sensor may be degraded or contaminated. stalling, misfiring, poor acceleration. ( a check engine light may not come on ). a lot of times just by cleaning maf sensor cures the problem. GOOD-LUCK!
p0171 and p0174 are o2 sensors, There are 4 o2 sensors on a Taurus. 1 on each exhaust manifold, and 1 after each catalytic converter. p1518 is vehicle speed, idle speed control----this means the idle air control needs fixed. you can take it off and clean carbon from it. do not push on end of air valve it will loose its adjustment. do not put in any liquid to clean, the best way is to clean end of valve with an old toothbrush or similar. also clean carbon from engine side where iac mounts. when clean put back on. you can use carb cleaner for end of valve, as for the 02 sensors, you have to find out which ones are bad first. or replace all thats up[ to you. you have to get a 02 sensor socket for 3/8 drive. then they just turn out. the best way to get them out is have the car warm.
HI, You may have some carbon build up in the throat of the throttle body itself. That buildup may also have plugged a small air hole in the throat. The carbon build up keeps the throttle plate from fully closing against the stop.
Blinking engine lt. Poor performance-barely make it up a hill.
Mechanic said bad O2 sensor--Replaced--had same problem-
Used "ADVANCED AUTO" Diagnostic meter---FREE FREE FREE
Code read MISFIRE
Replaced COIL pack!!!!!!!!!
Returned to Advance auto to clear codes---
NO CHECK engine light --runs like new
Believe the COIL pack went bad causing the sensor to clog and go bad--Probably could have just cleaned it.
Cost $200 parts and free labor>LOTS of bad words,gerasy hands and good running car
HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE
Be sure the four-letter code on your replacement ECM matches the one you removed.
The ECM relies on calibrations performed on some sensors while at the factory. For that reason there may be a switch or a sensor that is reading out of range.
If it seems to be running fine, drive it for a while and get an accurate measurement of MPG. Poor MPG will indicate that things like O2 sensor, MAP/MAF, TPS, IAC, IAT are not reading properly. Check for codes with a OBD-I reader.