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Difficult to start

My 2002 saturn sl2 is suddenly giving me trouble. 150M miles on it. it starts fine first thing when the engine is cold in the morning, although it is a bit sluggish. i drive an hour to work, leave it parked. by lunchtime, it can be more sluggish. if i go to a store, park it, and then start it back up 30-60 minutes later, it is a chore to start. wants to start, chugs, dies, after 6-8 tries, i can get it started, but plenty of gas spent in the process. ... not the starter or the battery. we've replaced spark plugs and wires, added gas treatment. my fellow is thinking electronic ignition, and we've looked online for the model and see there is a rotor, he's thinking of replacing. any ideas or suggestions? thanks so much!

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  • bayoumiss Apr 19, 2009

    not a solution ... but my fellow says i need to say that ... once the engine warms up, that is when i experience the problem of restarting it.


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If you have not changed the fuel filter, that may be your problem. Try changing the fuel filter once a year to keep your fuel system clean and running right. 
Hope this helps and good luck.

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