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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#1135 of 1419 wow, that sucks
Nov 24, 2003 (11:01 am)
It sounds like 2 professionals guessed wrong on this one--I don't know what kind of help you'll get here. How many miles on the '95? I had a 1995 SL2 and it ran fine--as did my 1999 SL2. It may be time for the almost 9 year old Saturn to retire. You can get an ION 1 with air and CD for about $179 a month. Good luck in getting it figured out!
Nov 24, 2003 (9:33 pm)
I'd raise the question over at saturnfans.com. There are several Saturn experts that can probably figure it out. Certainly sounds strange. I don't really have a clue. Maybe a bad fuel pump or clogged fuel line? That's all I can think of. Good luck.
Nov 25, 2003 (9:13 am)
While my SL was getting serviced last week I noticed on the bulletin board a picture of an older Saturn that is serviced there. It was a 95 sedan with 414,000 miles on it! No other information, I hope mine lasts 1/3 of that.
Also sat in an Ion 2 while I was there and was not impresssed. The center instruments I just cant stand. The rest of the interior is an improvement in quality but not in design or function. The seats are improved but the bottom cushion is still too short for my stubby 30" inseam legs to have any support behind my knees. Add to all this the weird styling and I can sure unerstand why they are not selling well.
Nov 26, 2003 (3:02 am)
Was it a 2003 model or a a 2004? Many interior changes were made to 2004 models. The center IP does not take long to get used to. I had a 1995 SL2 and a 1999 SL2 and my 2003 ION 2 is a much nicer and more comfortable car than either of them. But, to each his own!
Nov 26, 2003 (8:14 am)
It was a 2004 quad coupe that stickered near $18,000. No doubt, it is a more comfortable and nicer car. Just not one that appeals to me.
#1140 of 1419 that's cool
Nov 26, 2003 (9:26 am)
#1141 of 1419 anyone seen this coolant loss problem? (2001 SC2, 29k miles)
Nov 26, 2003 (9:28 am)
Started a few weeks back a couple days after an oil change/fall servicing. Coolant warning light came on and stayed on. Occasional minor coolant smell but no leakage in the driveway. Started monitoring the coolant level which was lowering slowly but steadily. Called to set up an appointment and after telling them the symptoms, they advised it might be the intake manifold (gasket) leaking coolant.
Well, they were right. Just got back from servicing. They did a coolant pressure check, and found it necessary to replace said gasket and also the coolant cap. The whole process took a little less than 2 hours. No bill, still under warranty.
So I'm just wondering how common this repair has been. Thanks for any thoughts....
Dec 12, 2003 (12:11 pm)
Just purchased a 1999 SW-2. The car seams to be idling to fast. When in Drive its at 850 RPM's and in Neutral about 1000 to 1100 RPM's. When shifting from Drive to Neutral the RPM's will go from 850 to 1200 to 1300 briefly and then back to 1000. Is this normal? Any suggestions.
#1143 of 1419 look under the hood
Dec 13, 2003 (1:21 pm)
There should be a sticker showing the proper idle speed. It may be in the manual as well.
#1144 of 1419 Saturn SL2 problems with the interior lights
Dec 19, 2003 (7:44 pm)
I have a 2002 SL2 and yesterday I noticed that when you turn the headlights on the lights on the dashboard and gear shift don't come on anymore. This makes driving at night very difficult. Today they came on twice but didn't stay on very long. I called the Saturn Serice shop and of course they told me to bring it in. Has anyone else ever experienced this and if so how do I fix it. I'd hate to pay a mechanic $200 to replace a fuse or something.