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93 Saturn sl2 automatic runs sluggish

When I start my car it doesn't have any pick up. I have the gas pedal pressed to the floor. Will adding fuel injector cleaner or fuel system cleaner help with this problem.

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  • iamokay2 Jun 28, 2009

    Check engine light does come on when driving. Also I noticed I have oil leaking (valve cover gasket). I don't know if this means anything but I check the exhaust pipe and have soot on the pipe. Thank for your help. It just doesn't seem to have any pressure when steping on the gas pedal.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    No check engine light on or anything? Rather than add cleaner, you might want to change fuel filter if not done recently, just to be sure.

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Run it in to an autozone, or Pep boys for a free code scan which should help point you /us in right direction. Make sure you write it/them down & get back to us.

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