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Hesitation when Starting

I have a 2002 Saturn SL 1. When I start the car it turns for about 4 seconds and sounds like it is about to start but chokes a bit and shits off. If I start the car and press on the gas it stays on. Does anyone know what the problem is? The garage that is working on the car is telling me that they need to change othe sprak plugs and the spark plug cables and clean the fuel system. Does that sound right, because it is about to cost about $500.

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Lets see if we can save you some money. Go to Auto Zone and by the spark plugs you self, they will have the step by step instructions to replacing the plug. Change them one at a time so you don't get the spark plug wires crossed and you only have 4 of them so platinum plugs will only cast you under $20.00. Skip the spark plug wire for now if there is no misfire. Pick up Throttle body cleaner too and clean out the throttle body, just follow the instruction on the can. MAKE SURE IT'S THROTTLE BODY CLEANER, NOT CARB CLEANER. Pick up also three bottle of fuel injector cleaner so you can add that to your gas tank for the next three fill up and might as well change the air filter. You may also want to change the fuel filter if you like and Auto Zone will have all the step by step instruction to all i have mentioned above. When removing the spark plug boot, it may be hard so by a spark plug boot plier so you don't damage the spark plug wire saving you $50.00. Try these simple things first since that is what's going to cast you $500.00 and after the cost of the spark plugs, throttle body cleaner, air filter, spark plug boot plier, and fuel injector cleaner. you should be around $50,00 in parts. That's $450.00 in about 1 hours worth of work, looks like you just made your self $450.00 in about an hour give or take a bathroom break. Good luck and keep me posted. Be glad to help.

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