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#491 of 860 Re: Hard Shifting Problems With 2003 Saturn L200 [hdgt93]
Oct 17, 2005 (10:02 am)
Exact same problem here. 2003 L200, ses light on, shifting hard, and cooling fan runs continuously (and seemingly fast and loud) after engine is started. This seems like some VERY specific symptoms, and I've got to believe there is a very specific fix. Anyone? Also, all three symptoms appeared within' 30 minutes of each other. Noticed Fan, then hard shifting, then the constant-lit SES light (not "service" light but non-wrench one). This is a 2.2 4cyl.
#492 of 860 Saturn Vue electric problem
Oct 17, 2005 (11:12 am)
My 2005 Vue was broken into. The popped the lock on the driver side front door. I know there is power because the cigarette lighter adapter works. The ignition does not work. All lights are out. Key chain doorlock does not work. I am going to check and replace blown fuses. Can anyone suggest how I can get it started (to drive to service station)? Thanks Much!
#493 of 860 Re: SL2 auto transmission problem [jeremiah87]
Oct 19, 2005 (12:34 pm)
i have a 96 sc2 1.9L DOHC. I was having similar problems. I would drive and then be stopped at a light, go to accelerate, and have nothing. I wouldnt be able to go any faster than about 12mph at 3200rpm. At times I have lost reverse, and then when it does kick in... the "thunk" is quite prominent. I replaced my transmission. Seeing as how my computer was kicking back 'improper gear ration' on the good ol' diagnostic... and she did have 101K on her. $800 and 1 week later, I am back in the same boat, and now told that my PCM module is shot. $710 from the local dealer plus $200 to program, not including installation. Do your homework on this one. Lots of people have had this problem.
#494 of 860 95 SL2 Automatic - dies or almost dies after accelerating
Oct 20, 2005 (1:50 pm)
I have a 95 SL2 1.9L DOHC with auto transmission. Car has been stalling while driving every month or so for the past year. Recently started stalling more frequently and eventually refused to start. Took it in and had the fuel pump replaced &f uel filter checked. Car now starts fine and runs fine mostly, but the stalling while driving still happens on occasion.
Last night happened again while on the freeway: while cruising around 55 mph, acceleated to pass another car. Car hesitated to accelerate, then after a few seconds did accelerate, then downshifted into 3rd while accelerating. After passing the car, my car shifted back into 4th. 20 seconds later while cruising around 65 mph, the car started to buck a bit. Put it in neutral and RPM dropped to about 300, then engine died. Was able to restart. I am unable to make the car stall on-demand.
There is a hill near where I live. When I accelerate to go up this hill, car does fine, but once I top out and begin to come down the other side and begin slowing to come to a stop, the car often stalls (4 out of 8 tries). Once, it came to a complete stop and did not die but idled very rough for a few minutes (which means it can't be the Torque Converter Clutch, right?). Engine Warning Light came on for a few minutes but then went off.
Any ideas what's wrong? The mechanic who replaced the fuel pump thinks it might be the torque converter clutch or the solenoid-driven valve used by it. I am wondering if it isn't the Throttle Position Sensor.
I am considering unplugging the Torque Converter Clutch as a way to rule it out. Any concerns in doing so?
#495 of 860 Re: Saturn Vue electric problem [jadub]
Oct 20, 2005 (5:15 pm)
have your insurance company tow it to the service station.
#496 of 860 Re: Almost 220,000 Miles - 99% of Them Good [paul_220k]
Oct 23, 2005 (10:23 pm)
what is "gear shifter bushing?"
I am having a problem with my 94 SL2 gears where I can not shift them when the car is started. No problems when the car is off. Someone suggested it might be a synchromesh problem. I have about 103,000 miles on my car.
#497 of 860 Service Engine Light of DOOM
Oct 24, 2005 (7:37 am)
i was driving to work yesterday and just out of the blue my service engine soon light flicked on...after i got to work and got on my lunch break i went out there, filled it with oil, checked the rest of my fluids then started it up to see if anything changed and nothing did...i have 166,000 miles, and its a 2000...i've never had past problems with it except one day in the winter it came on then shut off a day or 2 afterwards...but this time i feel its acutally something because the day that it came on when i started it up it kind of started funny...it may have been cause its getting cold but either way its still bothering me. and like i said ive never had problems with it before, its a used car and ive had it since feb. of this year, the car as been great to me since, and i just recently had an oil change...not even 500 miles ago and this time around i had them put the high milage oil in.
someone at my job also said that it could possibly be my timing belt due to the milage on it...so...does anyone have any ideas?
#498 of 860 Re: Service Engine Light of DOOM [2000saturnsl2]
Oct 24, 2005 (12:06 pm)
If the Service Engine light is on there should be stored trouble codes in the engine computer. Have the codes retrieved (AutoZone will do it no charge) and post them.
Oct 24, 2005 (1:17 pm)
wow thanks...ill have to take my car down there sometime soon
#500 of 860 Re: Service Engine Light of DOOM [alcan]
Oct 24, 2005 (1:59 pm)
i jsut did what you said, i took it to jiffylube (no auto zone around here tha ti know of) he didnt tell me the excat codes but he did tell me what happened, 4 of them came up, but i think some were stored from the last time the light came on and shut off on its own cause it was never acutally cleared...
speedometer didnt get the right reading
a slow lead of something...i cant remember what he said
ems failure (i think thats what he said)
and i cant remember the 4th one
he reset my light and told me to see if if comes back on, so now i guess i wait...thanks for telling me to do that though