Question about 1995 Saturn Sl
I think that I understand. The starter is not causing the car to putter at all. You can take it to Autozone and have them hook it up to a diagnostic computer. It won't cost a thing. And see if they can get any codes. The starter bendix is the problem with the starter. The puttering could be a number of things. It could be that one of the coil packs are not firing, low fuel pressure, dirty air filter, ecm malfunctioning, the list can go on and on. There is no fuse for the diagnostic computer.If the diagnostic machine will not read any codes then that is probably the cause of the puttering. The ECM is what stores the codes, and is the Engine Control Module. Which would cause the puttering. I am just suggesting go to Autozone, because the ECM is expensive and you don't want to replace something that is not the problem.
Posted on Oct 03, 2010
If it idles high when you first stop and then slowly drops, I've found
that replacing the PCV valves helps clear this up. I had this problem
for a few weeks, my car idling high every time a slowed down and came to
a stop. Following replacement of PCV, car runs much smoother and gas
mileage improved by about 10%.
1K rpm is NOT high for a cold start up. Normal operating rpms however should be near 800-900 rpms. You do NOT have a burnt valve since your car runs, just idles high. You more than likely do NOT have a vacum leak as they lead to 2-3K rpms at idle. Replace your Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor. Yours is stock and cracks sending bad datat to the PCM. PCM uses this sensor for idle rpms, air/fuel mixtures, and other systems. $17 at the dealer. Clean your throttle body including your IAC valve also.
Keep us updated about your results.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
Yes it can be faulty or near to faulty starter,it has to be checked and replaced,but you can get the voltages checked at starter connections,There should be 12 volts.The starter connected to the battery,Also check the voltage of the battery,if the battery voltage is low then it will not give proper power to starter to turn over ,also check the connection between starter and battery,ifd the connection is loose it can be the issue.Remove the battery to starter connection and clean the connection and reconnect it and recheck.As you have taken it to the shop they must have tried this,but if not then get this possibilities checked before replacing the starter motor and its connections.
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Posted on Oct 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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