why does my saturn 2001 saturn sc2 when i take my foot off the gas paddle it wants to shut off i have to drive with break and gas what is the problem

Asked by Oct 18, 2013 at 09:00 PM about the 2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I drive I have to use both feet one for gas and the other the brakes so it won't shut off while i'm a stop light or in traffic

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Sounds like your idle air control valve is either dirty or faulty.

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I concur. Check the IAC and clean the throttle body out.


Maybe your engine idle speed is too low need asmall increase

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There isn't a way to do that. The idle speed is programmed into the PCM

What about the EGR valve. I had a 1999 SC2 and the was my problem.

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