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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
Jun 23, 2008 (12:48 pm)
Hi I have a 1994 saturn sc2. Im having some trouble with it. It has a low idle, when i put it in reverse or drive, it dies. These are the things i have changed-Both coil packs, spark plugs & wires, EGR valve, PCP valve, IAC Valve, and map sensor. I thought it may have been a blown head gasket, but my uncle checked it before i got the car and said that wasnt it. I was thinking it might be the coolant temprature sensor? Any ideas, please let me know!!!
#1353 of 1419 Re: Car Trouble [conner2292]
Jul 02, 2008 (9:52 am)
change the coolant temp sensor and make sure that the wire & plug for it are in good condition as well...very likely the problem.
#1354 of 1419 Re: Car Trouble [conner2292]
Jul 11, 2008 (7:49 pm)
I only have one question, does your SC2 use an Auto trans?
I know it's probably not related, but a few years back I had an econoline van that was rear-ended by a distracted driver on his cell phone, I didn't notice at the time, but my bolts that kept the drive shaft aligned had been knocked out of alignment, for some reason the van drove without any noticable problems for about 9000 miles. Then it died while my wife was driving it and AAA towed it back to our driveway.
You could start it up and it would run, but placing it into reverse or a drive gear stalled it every time, even though the van had surpassed the waranty, I took it to a Ford dealer just to verify the torque converter being bad, I even paid a local welder $50 to cut it open so I could see what made it fail, more than half the pressure plate springs were shattered and the spring "chunks" were acting like an abrasive slurry rubbing off the friction plates.
Since I don't know if you have an Auto trans, I'm just guessing a transmission problem and since I can't hear what sound it makes when it stalls, I can't determine what is going on at the time your engine stalls.
#1355 of 1419 SC2 HIDDEN HEAD LIGHTS
Jul 12, 2008 (8:36 am)
I HAVE A 1995 SATURN SC2....ONE OF MY "HIDDEN HEAD LIGHT MECHANISM WII NOT LIFT WHEN I PUT THE LIGHTS ON....DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A FUSE OR DOES IT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS?
#1356 of 1419 AC cuts on and off...begins to over heat...
Aug 09, 2008 (9:58 am)
I have a 96 Saturn Sl1 which has been doing a couple of things lately. The AC will cut off and back on during city driving. During Highway driving it will stay on. The car will aslo begin to overheat during city driving as well.
I changed out the T-stat today, and checked to see if the fan would come on during idle. The car never really got up to temp, so I turn on the AC while in the driveway and then all of a sudden the temp started to climb.
I plan to change out the fan motor and the AC relay switch to rule those out.
Could something else be wrong with the AC that would cause it to cut in and out and also contribute to the temp to rise too high?
#1357 of 1419 Re: Saturn or foreign car reply [carl27]
Aug 18, 2008 (5:43 pm)
I have a 2000 SL1 that I bought in 2002 it had around 20000mi and now it has 109000.
For the first 5 years all I had to replace was the reverse light switch (twice) about $40 for both and I had to replace the muffler clamp $15. This past year the car cost me the most. Most of it was normal wear n tear items (ty rod ends, ball joints and front wheel bearings.) The only engine work I had done was the intake gasket. $27 part and $300 in labor. By far this car has been one of the best I've owned. My other 2 best was an 82 Ford Escort and a 94 Ford ranger. This Saturn has gotten me 43 mpg and I average 39mpg even at 109000. I haven't had to deal with the dealership except for buying the muffler clamp from them cuz the after market items didn't fit.
No complaints from me.
#1358 of 1419 lights will not go off
Aug 22, 2008 (6:32 am)
i have a 2002 saturn s and the lights will not go off ,when yhe car is off the lights stay on
#1359 of 1419 Air bag light
Aug 27, 2008 (2:58 am)
My daughter has a '97 saturn and the air bag light comes on occasionally, her car has 100k + on it. Would the sensor need to be replaced or just dirty? Is it a simple fix? I appreciate any comments or related experience. Thanks
#1360 of 1419 Re: SC2 HIDDEN HEAD LIGHTS [saturn56]
Sep 02, 2008 (11:14 pm)
It could well be a fuse. There's one per headlight motor on this car. A 10 amp, look in the users manual for the slot number.
Do you know there is a manual override for the motor next to each headlight. You have to unplug the cable & there's something to twist until it's fully raised.
#1361 of 1419 Free step by step guide on how to change EVAP purge selonoid
Sep 14, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Does anyone have or know where I may obtain a free step by step guide on how to replace my EVAP Purge Selonoid on my 2000 Saturn SL2