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When I start the car when it's been sitting it will

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JA: Hi. How can we help?
Customer: When I start the car when it's been sitting for hours it will initially start, run rough, misfire, stall
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Ive replaced intake gaskets, spark plugs, ignition control module
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Trying
JA: Is there anything else the Saturn Mechanic should be aware of about your Saturn?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

Hello, what's the year model and engine size of the car? Is the check engine light on and if so have you pulled the diagnostic codes?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No check engine light
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Rough idle, start when cold only
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** checked the fuel pressure? what's the year model and engine size of the car?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Within spec. 04 Saturn 2.2
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** great. Do you have a scan tool that shows live data?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

Great, what's the coolant temp sensor reading when it does start and what does it read when hot and in the no start state?