Question about 2001 Saturn SL
She used to start on first crank of key, now I have to crank then let off and starts on second crank. Today however, she didn't want to start even on second crank, although I did get started, she backfired. Almost acted like old time carb that was running out of gas. Could bad egr valve cause this type of problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
I will suggest that perhaps the blue smoke is not purely oil. It sounds like you may have an ignition problem where the engine has a hard time firing until warmed. The blue smoke may be, at least in part, unspent fuel. I realize that a warm engine that uses oil will smoke blue, but excessively rich conditions on startup can result in a similar effect. If the choke circuit is delivering a little extra fuel from a dirty injector, the problem may be worse when starting from cold.
To remedy this, I would suggest a simple replacement of plugs and wires, as well as a fuel injector cleaner through the tank. I would bet money that these simple maintenance points would solve your problem.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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