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Idoling My Saturn is idoling erraticaly.At a stop light the rpm's will shoot up to 1000 then down to 0.Now im having trouble starting it.

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Place a vacuum gauge on the manifold, start the engine and, look for a cracked or, leaking vacuum line or, connector too much air entering the engine from a leak causes the rpm's to shoot up

Posted on May 20, 2009

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