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When in gear at stop light etc, acting like it's going to stall out, when stopping and putting from drive to park it races, have replaced 3 sensors, same problem, could it be the coil packs?

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  • bran888 Jul 29, 2008

    i have the same problem, only i put mine in nuetral and give it some gas then it will go.

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    i got the same problem with my saturn it will take off on its own without giving it gas, and when i put it in park or neutral it revs up to 3500 rpms then when i put it in gear it will want to stall and when i give it gas it dies, PLEASE PLEASES help me figure this out, 10 miles is a long walk to work

  • rhtfe Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 97 SC2 5speed. When stopped at a stop light in First gear it stumbes and acts like its going to stall out, but once i move it to neutral it stops stalling and acts fine. This is an intermittent issue ... any thoughts?

    Thank you.

  • evan_casey Nov 14, 2008

    My car does exactly the same thing, only mine's a '95. Have you tried replacing the MAP sensor? I had a couple people tell me that could be the problem

  • KatheeLynn69 Nov 26, 2008

    i have a 94 SL2 and at first it would rev to high rpms and act like it was struggling to stay running at stop lights, but now a few weeks later without finding the problem it shuts down everytime i stop the car,so now I've just stopped driving it......we have found and fixed a vacuum leak changed the fuel filter and going change the fuel pump....what else might it be? can anyone give me sugestions???? thanks



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Hey i had a problem that sounded like the one some might have. Here it was a short in my tail light that would make the car die if i had the break pressed while in drive. then i fixed it but also found that there is this male type connector in the trunk on the drivers side that if it grounded somehow to the chassie it would produce the same thing. i have a 93 sl2 not sure why this would cause the problem or even what it is. Hope this helps so check for any shorts ///

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