Saturn Idle problem.mov
In this video we show you how to replace an idle air control solenoid and
clean the throttle body on a 1996 Saturn. This car was having a
excessively high idle. It would stay at 1500 RPM even though your foot was
not on the gas pedal. This was caused by carbon build up around and behind
the throttle body as well as a defective idle air control solenoid.
Jonesy's Auto Club videos are for reference and entertainment only and
should not be taken as a direct step by step guides. If you attempt a
repair like the one seen in this video please use the proper safety
equipment, take your time and do the job right.
How To Fix A Car That Idles Poorly
How to clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac), How to fix a
rough idle, running crappy, stalling, low idle, and high idle.
***This shows you how to potentially fix a high idle, low idle, and or
rough idle. Most modern cars have an idler air control valve (IAC) that can
get gummed-up and you have to clean it. Be aware that unplugging the IAC
can trigger a check engine light (use a scanner or disconnect the battery
to get rid of the light). If you have any questions feel free to ask below.
If this helps also let me know (I like to know when I help someone out!).
Codes that can be triggered are, P0401, P0505, P P0507
This video shows how to remove, clean and reinstall your IAC (Idle Air
Control) and save a lot of money. This method can be transferred to just
about any car with an IAC. The car in the video is a 2001 Ford Ranger or
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How to Seafoam your vehicle (Also called Top Engine Clean)
This is a carbon deposit cleaner that when used can help eliminate the
carbon deposits that build up in the top end of your engine block. I
perform this about every 15,000 miles on my own vehicle.
Steps to seafoaming:
1. Bring your vehicle up to normal operation temperature
2. Separate seafoam canister into 3 equal parts (one will be for sucking
through a pvc line or brakeBooster
line, one for gas tank, and one for putting in the oil filler cap)
3. Locate the PVC valve that runs through the intake manifold, for this is
where you will initially suck 1/3 of the seafoam canister through.
(If PVC is non accessible then you can use your brake Booster line in the same manner.)
4. Once engine is at normal operational temperature, have another person
sit in the drive seat and bring the engine RPM up to around 1500.
5. Pull your PVC off (or brake Booster line) and start slowly sucking 1/3 of
the seafoam in through either of these locations. Be cautious & steady
handed, you don't want to stall the engine out.
6. Once you've sucked all of the 1/3 portion up turn the engine off &
replace pvc or brake Booster to its
7. Once engine is off, unscrew your Oil Filler cap & pour 1/3 of the
seafoam in as if it were oil.
8. Unscrew gas cap and put the remaining 1/3 seafoam in.
9. Leave the car alone for 15 minutes.
10. Come back to the car and start it up, let it idle for about 10-15
seconds and then BRING ENGINE RPMS TO A STEADY 2000-3000RPM for no more
than a couple minutes.
(major revving or fluctuation can knock carbon deposits loose so please
keep a steady foot)
11. Once this is complete, take your car for a 10-15 mile drive, while
doing so make sure to bring the engine through its total rev band spectrum
to make sure all the carbon deposits have been cleaned out.
12. Once the drive is complete, bring the car back home.
13. CHANGE YOUR OIL & FILTER & SPARKPLUGS WITH KNOWN GOOD OEM SPEC PARTS.
(The reasoning behind this is that the seafoam lowers the viscosity of your
oil, thus weakening its ability to control wear on your engines major
mating surfaces and your plugs get buggered up with carbon after this
tuneup due to the carbon coming loose during the tuneup.. So an Oil/Filter
change & Spark Plugs are a must after seafoaming is complete
14. Tune Up is complete!
How To Find A Vacuum Leak - EricTheCarGuy
Vacuum leaks are one of the biggest causes of engine performance problems.
This video is pretty straight forward in it's approach to finding a vacuum
leak. On thing I might mention is that not all vacuum leaks are at the
engine. Some HVAC systems run on engine vacuum and can cause a leak under
the dash in some cases. I've even seen vacuum operated door locks. Just be
sure to be careful spraying flammable stuff on a hot engine, you don't want
to take one problem and make it a whole lot worse. You can also use a spray
bottle with water to do this same test. It may not be as effective, but you
don't have to worry about spraying a flammable substance on a hot engine.
For more information on diagnosing engine performance issues, check out
this article I wrote.
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How To Fix A Car That Idles Poorly
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, show how you can fix your
car if it's idling poorly. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch
my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I
answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
99 Saturn SC1 EGR clean-up
1999 Saturn SC1, SOHC. I had a P1404 code with the EGR valve. Since it
was a brand new EGR valve I pretty much knew that the crud inside the car
was plugging up the EGR. Removed the EGR and did a start without it on
which is supposed to help 'cough' out some of the carbon deposits in the
engine. Hopefully this will keep a code from coming up on the car soon.