Q: 2005 Saturn L300 hard to start

asked by on

I cannot get my car to pass a smog check. It has two issues that need to be fixed, including the EGR and EVAP. The car is also hard to start.

Hi. It seems to me that your EGR valve and EVAP need to be replaced. The car is hard to start because the pressure in the system is not correct in order for the engine to run efficiently. I would have a qualified mechanic run some diagnostics on the car’s starting issue to isolate any other issues the vehicle may be having.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2005 Saturn L300 hard to start

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Air volume and air distribution controls not working in mercedes c320

The most likely cause of this issue would be the climate control unit. The mode door actuator can prevent the different distribution zones from working properly. The blower motor or blower resistor can cause the fan speeds not to work...

Q: My truck runs for a few seconds then dies

When you have low fuel pressure but recently replaced the fuel pump and relay, the issue is typically vacuum-related or caused by a clogged or worn out fuel injector. The vacuum issue may be related the the EGR valve or...

Q: Possible EVAP leak?

Hello! Typically an EVAP leak will not cause the engine to run the way you described or cause smoke to come from the tailpipe. However, an EVAP leak can cause the check engine light to come on and set a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...