SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
DankAllumni
New Member
DankAllumni is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a Yellow Submarine
Posts: 9

1995 SL
Dizzy Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

I have 95 Sl 1.9 SOHC 145K 5 Spd I replaced the head gasket and intake manifold gasket, while I had the Intake off I cleaned the TB. I reassembled the motor filled the fluids. Primed the fuel system its starts but runs very rough and dies about 3-5 seconds later any ideas?
DankAllumni is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 08-02-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
fdryer
Super Member
fdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond repute
 
fdryer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 45,303
 

2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

Replaced the original engine coolant temperature sensor (ECTS) yet? If not, use the Forum Jump below to find the How-to library about it. The original faulty one fails and tends to run the engine rich all the time.
...
VCX NANO
fdryer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
DankAllumni
New Member
DankAllumni is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a Yellow Submarine
Posts: 9

1995 SL
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

No, I havent but I will I broke it when replacing the gasket didnt think much of frankensteined it back together and put it back in. Any idea of cost?
Thank You All In Advance Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated.
DankAllumni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
rc1488
Master Member
rc1488 has a spectacular aura aboutrc1488 has a spectacular aura about
 
rc1488's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carmel, NY
Posts: 5,660
 

1997 SL2
1995 SC2
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

Quote:
Originally Posted by DankAllumni View Post
No, I havent but I will I broke it when replacing the gasket didnt think much of frankensteined it back together and put it back in. Any idea of cost?
Thank You All In Advance Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated.
Ten bucks. Replace it.

Its Vital to the cars performance
...
Current: 95 SC2 Man 97 SL2 Auto 98 SL1 Auto 01 SL1 Man 02 SL1 Man
Past: 94 SL2 Man 95 SL2 Man 95 SL2 Man 96 SL2 Auto 97 SL2 Man 98 SL2 Auto 99 SL2 Auto
2010 SCCA Mohud Street Championship-2nd Place
rc1488 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 03:35 PM   #5
DankAllumni
New Member
DankAllumni is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a Yellow Submarine
Posts: 9

1995 SL
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

I replaced the sensor and same trouble only now it starts but takes throttle to keep it running starts very sluggish but once reved past 2k it smoothes out. While it is running the coolant light is on but no Check Engine.
DankAllumni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
fdryer
Super Member
fdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond repute
 
fdryer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 45,303
 

2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

The coolant light is from the float inside the coolant reservoir sticking or broken; remove the container for a thorough sloshing of HOT water and detergent to remove built up scum that may be causing the float to stick.

Were the plugs and wires ever replaced? Ignition module and coils removed and cleaned of corrosion including the mounting bolts? The ignition system is grounded so a clean corrosion free ignition module/coils ensures less misfiring from the ignition system.

When the ects was replaced did you check the two-wire connector for corrosion? This corrosion has the same effect as never replacing the older plastic ects - rich running all the time.
...
VCX NANO
fdryer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #7
DankAllumni
New Member
DankAllumni is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a Yellow Submarine
Posts: 9

1995 SL
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

Update I replaced The Connector Body and my problem magically went away added a gal of 93 and its all good. Thanks Everyone For The Help
DankAllumni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 10:11 PM   #8
quantumech
Advanced Member
quantumech is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 750

2000 SL1
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

Connector body?
...
Sasha: 2000 SL1, Manual, cracked head Sept. 2014. Donated Dec. 2014

I learn from my experiences. If I screw up, I'm sorry.
quantumech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 10:49 PM   #9
Slammin96
Member
Slammin96 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 213

1996 SC2
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

Quote:
Originally Posted by quantumech View Post
Connector body?
Lol I was thinking the same thing.
...
My first Saturn: 1996 SC2 5-speed
Kill List:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse 5-speed
2003 Mazda 3 5-speed w/ CAI & Exhaust
Slammin96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 08:27 AM   #10
rc1488
Master Member
rc1488 has a spectacular aura aboutrc1488 has a spectacular aura about
 
rc1488's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carmel, NY
Posts: 5,660
 

1997 SL2
1995 SC2
Default Re: Rough Idle Wont Stay Running

Quote:
Originally Posted by quantumech View Post
Connector body?
The ECTS connector
...
Current: 95 SC2 Man 97 SL2 Auto 98 SL1 Auto 01 SL1 Man 02 SL1 Man
Past: 94 SL2 Man 95 SL2 Man 95 SL2 Man 96 SL2 Auto 97 SL2 Man 98 SL2 Auto 99 SL2 Auto
2010 SCCA Mohud Street Championship-2nd Place
rc1488 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my car wont stay running and idky scrapmedallord S-Series Tech 1 02-16-2009 11:54 AM
sl2 wont stay running, driving me nuts spare_change S-Series Tech 9 11-03-2008 09:30 AM
Idle running rough! G-knee S-Series Tech 1 03-18-2008 03:10 PM
High Idle and rough running quasar S-Series General 5 12-14-2007 03:48 AM
car wont stay running pkuptrk Miscellaneous Tech 1 01-04-2003 11:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:31 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.