- classifieds - forums

Go Back Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series General

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
entry1wound is on a distinguished road
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 17
Default Weird starting issue


I have a 1998 SL2 that I purchased as my first used car. There has been some issues, but none of them too detrimental or serious (hole in the muffler, alternator failure...that's about it). I take very good care of the car, never go past 3000 miles for an oil change, and new filters come round every 5-10k miles or so.

Regardless, I wake up one cold morning here in New York to warm up my car...everything goes fine. It starts, sits for about 3 seconds at 2,100 rpm for initial cold start, and everything is A-ok. Then, I go to wal mart after it's warmed up, grab some items I need quick, go back to the car, and start up. Normally, since the engine and all the associated internals are warm (coolant is also up to operating temperature) it would start within 2 seconds and sit idle at about 800-900 RPM. Instead, it starts, and as the rpms drop to normal idle, it almost dies...flooring at 300 rpm and then ramping back up to normal idle. There is absolutely no impact on the vehicle's performance and there are no strange noises or issues. I'm just worried that it may be an underlying issue that could turn into a problem really fast.

Thank you,

Fixed rpm numbers

Last edited by entry1wound; 12-03-2010 at 03:43 PM.
entry1wound is offline   Reply With Quote Sponsored Links
Old 12-03-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
Master Member
bluesl2 is a glorious beacon of lightbluesl2 is a glorious beacon of lightbluesl2 is a glorious beacon of lightbluesl2 is a glorious beacon of lightbluesl2 is a glorious beacon of lightbluesl2 is a glorious beacon of light
bluesl2's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,039
Default Re: Weird starting issue

Make sure you have a brass tipped ect sensor and clean connector to start with. It also sounds like the throttle body may need a good cleaning.
bluesl2 is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Weird Starting trouble... roblesman S-Series General 2 07-14-2008 05:44 AM
weird starting issue frankenkat L-Series General 6 03-19-2008 11:05 PM
Weird starting issues RalliArt16 S-Series Tech 20 10-08-2007 08:05 PM
Weird Starting Problem fullhart S-Series Tech 4 01-31-2007 02:53 PM
'98 SL2 Weird Starting Problem moonak98SL2 S-Series General 3 10-23-2005 10:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.