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2002 Saturn L300 starts goes in reverse is very loud then dies

The car sounded like it backfired while driving on the freeway and was driving fine after. within the next couple days the car acted really sluggish then went to a severe dragging like action when driving. Finally the next day when you start the car it sounds like a monster truck once you put it in gear to drive and you are able to put it in reverse but as soon as you step on the gas to go forwards it drags and then dies on me. I know it needs an o2 sensor but i do not think that would cause the dying issue the car is having as well as the sudden loudness.... it literally sounds like a drag car or like there is a huge hole in the muffler. It will also only stay running for about 3 minutes.

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Sounds like your timing belt jumped a tooth or two. Any idea how long it's been since it was replaced ?

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SOURCE: truck starts, dies. truck runs good some days,bad the next

I had the same problem with My 1990 F150 300 6cylinder 4x4.....I cahnged all the same things you did, finally I sprayed a can of Gumout through the throttle body and it worked and ran great. Now I add fuel injector cleaner to the gas and a regular clean with the gumout and the problem has'nt come back. Good Luck to you and hope it works!

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Stalls out,engine quits running

since its a 1997 your jeep has EFI, electronic fuel injection. The most probable reason for your troubles would be the injectors or a problem with the computer controling them, not allowing enough gas to be pushed into the cylinder causing stalling or lack of power, also too much gas iin the cylinder can lead to back firing and stalling. This would also explain the reason it takes so long to start back up some times, all the excess gas in the cylinder is flooding the motor and u have to wait till the gas disipates till the engine will turn over.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 pontiac starts, quietly dies and backfires loudly on restart

It sounds like to me you are having problems with your fuel injectors.  In situations like these there are soooooo many different variables and possible problems, but the fact that the car is backfiring makes me believe that you are getting too much fuel in because that is what makes are car backfire.  When fuel makes it to the cat converter or muffler it will burn there and cause the backfire.  My suggestion would be to start the process of elimination with a good fuel injector cleaner.  The only one that recommend is called Greased Lightening and can be purchased at Napa and O'Reilley auto parts.  If you don't have one of these near you I would go with Techron.  Let me know if I can help you with anything else.  Thanks for letting me help you with your problem and I would appreciate an honest rating on the help that I gave you.  Thanks for using FixYa!

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SOURCE: rough idle, dies when trying to give it gas

it'll either be your ignition system (spark plugs, distributor cap, etc) or more likely your fuel system (most likely your fuel pump or your fuel filter)

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: while driving car mad a loud screeching sound,

The belt is worn out,and something may have done this.Remove the belt .and turn all the pulleys,see if one of them is trying to lock up,or will not turn.If all the pulleys check out o k,then install a new belt,and start the vehicle,see if the problem is still there,if it is,the alternator maybe the problem,when loaded,the alternator maybe locking up.I think the belt is worn out,and streched out,and,or the tensioner is bad,but most likely the belt is worn out.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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