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I have a 1998 Saturn SL. I have to almost floor the gas pedal to get it to fire up. Once it fires up, it dies?

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Fuel filter could be clogged,getting just enough gas to carb.
also check for leaks in line where air can get in.

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98 saturn it won't start when the engine is cold i have to put the gas peddle to the floor while I turn the key till it starts. when it does start I get large cloud of blue smoke. once the engine is warm...

Replace The Throttle Positioning Sensor...When you put Accelerator to the floor ... It rolls the Position Sensor Cam to tell computer etc to put Injectors Etc..into cold start soon as the motor fires..injectors take over and do their job..The Black smoke is the Extra Gas Put it cylinders to Purge it in a cold Start Mode...Throttle Positioning Sensor..and Yes You Can do It.!!! AutoZone-O'Reillys Etc..Easy Fix !! And Remember Castrol GTX-5-30/ 10-30 !!!
For God Sakes DO NOT Run 5-20 Or 20-50 Tooo Thin- Tooo Thick !! -Thanks-Matthew

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