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#1370 of 1419 Saturn SL-2 2000 PASSIVE STARTING PROBLEM
Jan 02, 2009 (10:16 am)
Lately when I start my car (SL2 – 2000) in the morning the Security light is flashing, Service Light is lit and the Service Engine Soon light is lit and the car turns over but won’t start. sounds like its out of gas. I have the passive security system only. So I turn the ignition switch to run over an over until the security light stops flashing then goes out. This is when the car starts approximately 3 to 5 min. worth of playing time. While the car warms the security light and the service light comes back on an the car runs with no problems. If I turn the car off and re start it the lights clear and don’t come back on. Went to auto zone while the lights were lit to check and there were no codes that come up.. Does any one know what this could be? Is this an easy fix or do I need to bring this to the dealer? Thanks for any help
#1371 of 1419 Re: 93 SC1, automatic,up-shifts very hard!!! [mrossbach1972]
Jan 12, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Jan 21, 2009 (3:38 pm)
My 2000 Saturn SW s-series has had TWO sets of front bearings replaced in the past year, and I think I'm starting to hear the high whine of the latest bearings already. Both repairs were done at a local repair shop that had the bearings pushed into the housing with the proper tools. Second set was totally replaced for no charge at all. I'm wondering if anyone else has had the problems like this. I bought the car last December with 134,000 miles it now has more than 150,000. Stripped down model...only perks are Automatic trans and A/C. I love the car otherwise. Should I forgo the local garage, where I've had all my car repairs done for more than 20 years, and go to a Saturn dealer instead?
Any ideas? or comments?
#1373 of 1419 Re: Saturn SL-2 2000 PASSIVE STARTING PROBLEM [Dom57]
Jan 22, 2009 (6:34 am)
What you have going on is that your security system is not being turned off before you get into your vehicle. To turn it off use your keyless entry fob to unlock the vehicle. Why the lights turn on according to the owners manual is that to prvent someone from driving off with your vehicle while the security system is active it cuts off fuel to you injectors so the engine won't run. One way to disable it is to use the key in the ignition a certian way, which you have found how to do. If you don't have the fob then go to a Saturn dealership. The code have to be entered via the computer jack under the dashboard by the service department at the dealership.
Jan 24, 2009 (5:31 am)
I haven't had any bearing problems on my 2001 SC2 (80,000 miles, so far, so good) but had a similar problem some years ago on another front wheel drive vehicle. Are the bearings they're using, original manufacturer's bearings, or some other brand? The seals built into a bearing housing are critical to the life of the bearing; possibly an aftermarket bearing with less than optimum seals might be causing the problem. Sounds like, otherwise, they're doing everything right.
Going to the dealer for this, might be the best bet - despite higher cost, they're on the hook for the repair and have their brand's reputation to consider. Oh, yes....Get it done before Saturn goes bankrupt!!!
#1375 of 1419 Re: 95 SATURN SL COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAIL [lithiumed1]
Jan 24, 2009 (2:53 pm)
did you think to check your batterie connection, they should be loose, i had seen it on a 99' sc2 ans the positve and negative was loose
#1376 of 1419 Re: Motor [gregholman]
Jan 25, 2009 (7:49 am)
i made 330 000 km with mine, still running good but the tranny died. my brother made 283 000 km with his saturn.
and see youtube or other video and see there a lot of saturn making more dans 200k mile and still running good
#1377 of 1419 Re: Rough Clutch [halser]
Jan 25, 2009 (7:56 am)
need new clutch, pressure plate plate gone bad , probably heated and make you this problem. 300$ a clutch and and 300$ or more to make install
#1378 of 1419 Re: brake loss [broph]
Jan 25, 2009 (7:59 am)
a brake line must be kill by rust, you can brake only with the rear wheel, the brake light came on to tell you there not enough brake fluid, by the sensor, in the bank. check all your brake line and repair, if not, it's probably the booster brake but on my saturn, it was a brake line
#1379 of 1419 Re: service light [wyelbill]
Jan 25, 2009 (8:07 am)
do you have ABS brake on your car
if yes, the service key may light on to tell a malfunction in ABS sensor
if not, take it to saturn dealer and make it scan