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Saturn VUE, Saturn ION, Saturn L-Series, Saturn Relay, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
Apr 13, 2006 (6:44 pm)
hey guys has anyone had this problem, i have a 2001 L 300, last week it stalled, the engine service soon light came on, car started back up 10 min later, drove it to my mechanic, he pluged his computer in, error code said 17/80, he did not know what that meant, so i took the car to saturn, they said its a code for transmission problem, but they were not sure. Just today the car died, it started back up again, now when it shifts from 1st to 2nd, it jerks, so i guess its a trany problem like they said.
Has anyone had this problem, or any suggestions?
#657 of 860 Re: 2001 L300 stalling [redwhitekat]
Apr 16, 2006 (8:22 pm)
I do believe you are about to have to have your transmissions solinoid replaced. That or the air flow regulator. I had to have mine done at just 61200 miles.
#658 of 860 Re: Used Saturn purchase questions. Fiberglass?! [gallatin]
Apr 16, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I'm sorry you sell Saturns for a living. Once upon a time they were a great car for the money. Then they went back under the control of GM and the pride in craftmanship disappeared and less and less of the vehicle is actually made in the US. I RECOMMEND ANY OTHER BRAND OF CAR is you ar buying used. Hyundai would even be better than any Saturn made from 2000 forward. I have a 2003 L300 with a mere 65K on it. I've put in $2000 grand in the last 3 months and been stranded needing a tow. I can't wait to pawn this piece of crap onto an unwitting dealer!
#659 of 860 Re: Used Saturn purchase questions. Fiberglass?! [nosaturns1]
Apr 17, 2006 (11:08 am)
You sound very upset and even got a name called "nosaturns".
perhaps you can provide more details of the problems:
$2,000 in the last 3 months. What happened and why was not covered under your warranty.....
#660 of 860 Re: Used Saturn purchase questions. Fiberglass?! [pisulino]
Apr 17, 2006 (6:16 pm)
Oh yes I am upset AND the fun just gets better and better! Today, less only 4 days after picking my car up after having to have the fuel pump replaced (Saturn never changed my filter in 62K miles!) my engine light is on yet again. So.. I have myself a Customer Assistance case worker, now I'll be calling her and screaming at her to get my car fixed and to reimburse me for these rediculous repairs. My solenoiod and air flow regulator were replaced at 61700 miles (1700 miles just after my extended service warranty expired). That was a $1155 repair. Saturn felt no need to work with me on sharign the cost of this repair. Until my fuel pump, only Saturn had touched my car.
#661 of 860 Problems with 1997 Saturn SL1 - engine surges
Apr 19, 2006 (6:26 am)
I am having problems with my 1997 Saturn SL1. It currently has just over 128k miles. I just noticed in the past couple of weeks that when accelerating quickly my car will start to surge - it is a manual car and I find it typically occurs in 2nd or 3rd gear (but has also happened in 4th). The check engine light came on yesterday but is no longer on. I have noticed the problem does not occur every time I drive - it has never happened before now until the last 2 weeks and I've owned the car for almost 3 years now. It occurs more when I'm speeding up and slowing down often (not while driving on the highway). It only has this problem when using the gas. I also noticed that if I release the gas when it starts to get jurky, pause, and then apply more gas the symptom may not repeat upon accelerating again. It feels similar to how a different car felt right before I ran out of gas - the jurkiness of the vehicle. Note that I have plenty of gas in the car. Any ideas what the problem could be?
#662 of 860 Re: Yes, but... [slushboxjim]
Apr 19, 2006 (1:07 pm)
This might be a stupid question and it probably is but here it goes...anyway, i'm a single mother of two and i have a 2001 saturn L200 and just yesterday i was noticing that my ac would blow warm air out everytime we stopped and when i would take off again the cold air would come out great. What could the problem be.
#663 of 860 VUE All wheel drive problems
Apr 20, 2006 (9:29 am)
My 2003 Saturn Vue purchased 37 months ago and with 44,000 miles has developed a problem with the all-wheel drive. The dealership has informed me that it will be $1600 to fix the problem. When I complained, they said that they would split the cost with me. I tried Saturn Assistance and the said the same thing. Has anyone else had this type of issue?
#664 of 860 Re: VUE All wheel drive problems [sharsch]
Apr 20, 2006 (10:32 am)
What is the issue with the all wheel drive system? If it is driveable, you can always take it to an independent mechanic.
#665 of 860 sohc to dohc???
Apr 21, 2006 (5:49 am)
is it possible to take a single cam head and take it out and put a twin cam head on and bolt the head straight onto the motor? if soo please reply just wanted to know if its possible