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2002 Saturn SL1 rough, sputtering idle---

This is happening to me now. The idles as if it is about to stall. I have to keep my foot on the gas just to keep if from stalling. Also, I drive a manual, and noticed that I went into 4th gear during 30 on a back road which is odd. The engine light does not stay on, but the car drives fine when I hit the gas. The only strange thing I noticed is that sometimes it acts as if it will not shift or the it does not have enough gas t go faster The car has also been getting hot lately (during the summer). I have to run the heat just to keep the car cool. The car had a tune up in April of last year, and it did run dry on oil I for a short time as I spaced that..but since that time , the car has four quarts of oil in it. ..Any ideas?

This is my only car and since I am not working, I need to keep this car running. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Clean your throttle and change air filter

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The MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor will create the ignition problems. Check your coolant. Make sure you keep set for 20° BELOW ZERO. It is also anti boil.

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