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2001 saturn sl1 wont start on first crank getting worse

My car used to start first turn of the key. Lately I've had to turn key let off, then on second turn of key it will start. Today, having trouble even getting it to start on second turn, and it backfired. Could a bad egr valve cause such problem. Thank you for your help.

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How about a repair shop & actually
have the issues diagnosed to find a solution?

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2013

    You asked could a bad egr valve cause the problem, no it would not

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2013

    Test the ignition switch & check fuel pressure at the motor

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SOURCE: egr valve on a 2002 Saturn SL1

Take off air breather tube,you should see a cone shaped part, on top and at back of engine right by the gas pedal cable. Remove the 2 10mm bolts, and it should come right off.

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SOURCE: 99 saturn sl1 hard to start if sitting for over an hour

you have leaking fuel injectors they are fouling out plugs.

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SOURCE: 2001 Saturn Sl1 1.9 Code P0404

Spray carb cleaner around #1 intake runner,known to blow gasket there,Replace leaner egr valve.

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SOURCE: Changing spark plugs on 2001 SL1 Saturn V-4

Remove the plugs, make sure the new plugs are gapped to .040, put anti-seize on the threads of the new plugs, then install them and tighten accordingly.

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SOURCE: how do you change an egr valve on a saturn sl1

Quite easily take off the air breather tube then there is a cone shaped part with a connector on top at the back of the engine right by the accelerator cable 2 10mm bolts hold it on take off the 2 bolts and the valve comes off. If your still not sure you can buy a new EGR valve or if your going to just clean it to save you some money, you can use Carb cleaner which you can get at Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instruction's free of charge to replacing the EGR valve  on you car with common tools. Good luck 

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