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#389 of 860 Re: 2001 SC2 problems [pookie3685]
Aug 05, 2005 (12:31 am)
Anything can trigger a Check Engine light. It is most likely an O2 sensor, a bad spark plug wire, or any one of the billion sensors on the Saturn SC2. If your gas usage has suddenly gone up and the vehicle is running rough, itís the O2 Sensor (front or Back), you can replace it for about $70-$90 bucks. It participates in the fuel flow system. My light came on yesterday and the vehicle only has 46,000. I think it is one of the plugs failing. Anyway, Saturn makes a truly safe vehicle. It saved my wife last year when a School bus rounded a curb and came to a complete stop (in the back of our Saturn). The driver was busy talking on a cell phone (can't get in the way of important business you know), then the Saturn absorbed the impact, the Gas Tank dropped down to prevent breach, and the frame held. As for your Transmission, have the techs check the trans fluid flow with the Computer. Sounds like the previous owner may have used the wrong type of trans fluid. If you have fluids that contain mineral oil, it can cause major damage. The Saturn Transmission is different than any other in the auto world. If you take it to a Saturn dealership, try another one. I have found bad Saturn Dealerships where they don't PHYSICALLY INSPECT the vehicle and count on the computer to find problems. The Computer will only find sensor-based problems. I think some good old fashioned inspecting can find the problems when they donít involve a sensor. Good Luck
#390 of 860 Could someone please help me?
Aug 05, 2005 (10:26 am)
I bought a 1999 Saturn SL2 yesterday. The engine has 80K miles and it seemed to run fine. However, when the car was idling yesterday a lot a white smoke started coming out the tail pipe. It smelled like burning oil. The car doesn't run hot and the smoke only comes out after the car has been running for about 10-15 minutes. Could someone please let me know what this could be caused from? Thanks in advance.
#391 of 860 Re: Could someone please help me? [shayemarie]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 05, 2005 (4:30 pm)
Sounds like a bad head gasket. Take it back where you got it right away if it's a dealer and if they won't fix it or do anything about it, call your local Small Claims court and get their instructional booklet. If it's a private party ask for your money back.
Document everything you say and do from when you bought the car up to the time you resolve the situation or have to go to court.
#392 of 860 Re: 1995 SL2 Won't start when hot [larryc2]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:33 pm)
Wakeboard and all others,
Thanks for the replies on the Saturn problem,well my buddy changed the starter and it seems to be working fine, but now I noticed my battery light is intermittently coming on.First,I made sure the battery cables are nice and tight(because I had removed the negative connector when changing the starter),but it didn't help.Do you think there maybe now is a not a very good connection at the starter??It seems like any vibrations,like going over bumps in the road,or revving up the engine makes the light come on brighter.It goes out completely when I am just idling.Would the connection at the starter cause a battery light to come on like this??Thanks for any ideas on what it is and how to find out where it's coming from.
#393 of 860 '99 Saturn SL1 resale value...
Aug 05, 2005 (8:44 pm)
I was wondering how '99 SL1s do with regard to resale value these days. Are Saturns reliable after 6 years/90,000 miles in relation to Hondas/Toyotas?
#394 of 860 Re: Could someone please help me? [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:46 pm)
I am going to call them tomorrow. Thanks a lot =)
#395 of 860 Re: Fuel Pump Problems 2001 L Series [earldavis]
Aug 06, 2005 (4:44 am)
I have a 2005 Saturn ION Redline Coupe with a 2.0L supercharged engine. At 375 miles the fuel gauge registered 0 even though the gas tank was full, and the "Check Engine" light came on steadily. The car was towed back to the Dealer. The Dealer reprogrammed the engine, and I went home. Again, at 500 miles, same problem: fuel gauge read 0, "Check Engine" warning light came on steadily, and car was towed back to the Dealer for a second time sustaining damage to the front bumper caused by the tow truck boom. The Dealer is removing the gas tank to replace the part causing the problem. I think Saturns are inherently defective vehicles and would advise folks to NOT buy them.
#396 of 860 Security System Problem
Aug 09, 2005 (6:27 am)
I have a VUE which I purchase used from the dealer. Everything was fine for a while but recently the security alarm started going off about twenty minutes after the doors are locked. Does anyone have any thoughts on what may be going on here?
#397 of 860 Clutch issue with 2001 L200 Series
Aug 12, 2005 (2:50 pm)
When ever driving my car on the highway after about four minutes I lose my ability to shift and have no pressure in the clutch after I stop and let shut the car off for about two or so hours I have full pressure and clutch back just like nothing had ever happened. This happens every time now when the car is going for 30 minutes city driving or less then five on highway but the clutch always comes back once the engine cools down and is just fine. Any ideas on what may be going on?
#398 of 860 1995 Saturn AM/FM cassette says LOC
Aug 13, 2005 (7:42 pm)
please help me! i cant find any information anywhere about this. My battery died yesterday and afterwards the radio says LOC and wont do anything no matter what i do. i changed the battery, brand-new. i turned it off, on, whatever. i finally got it to say InO p. I have no idea what it is. please somebody help me!