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It idles high in park and really high sometimes when I slow…

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It idles high in...

It idles high in park and really high sometimes when I slow down. I have replaced the gas cap, vapor canister,evap solenoid swith and purge valve solenoid , checked for leaks in hoses found none,replaced the tps , IAC, EGR, throttle body gasket and cleaned throttle body real good,

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?

2001 Saturn sl1 1.9 liter. I also noticed the car doesn't get very warm. The temp gauge only reads barley above the cool mark not even making all the to the quarter mark on the gauge.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '01 Saturn?

SL1

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

YES I already posted what I have done so far.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's all I have done so far.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

The engine coolant temp sensor can also do this if it goes bad.

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Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

Provided the thermostat and rest of the cooling system is working correctly

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok
Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Would coolant temp sensor cause the car to idle high?
Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

YES thats what I am saying.

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Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

The only other possible cause would be an air/vacuum leak.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok I will try replacing that. Also someone said I might need to replace the MAP sensor. would that also have the same effect.
Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

Based on my experience, no.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok thanks will tr that and go from there.
Saturn Mechanic: Amedee, Saturn Technician replied 8 months ago

You are welcome!

Have a great night and please dont forget to rate.

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