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#25 of 60 2002 saturn SC2 major electrical problems? HELP
Mar 19, 2008 (11:12 am)
I have had my Saturn for a year and a half now and many electrical problems have arose and i wonder if they are related/are caused by the same thing
here they are:
-my rear window defroster never worked (bought it in the summer so i didnt notice)
-my gas gauge stopped working, then my car wouldnt start...fuel sensor was broken according to the dealer, and was fixed for about $700
-all my dash lights went out
-my driver side window stopped working...the dealer said it was both the switch and the motor (not sensible to me) but i havent had it fixed yet
is there maybe some overall electrical issue with my car causing all of these individual problems? i really dont want to keep spending hundreds and hundreds to fix them but not actually find the source of the problems
#26 of 60 Re: Saturn SL2 electrical or cooling problems? [quick3]
Mar 22, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Does the fan come on when you turn the AC on???
Here's a guess based upon not being there...have you ever replaced your engine coolant temp sensor (ECTS) If the car doesn't know its hot the fan won't come on. Also, the S-series fans come on when the temp needle is just about to enter the red zone, higher than most....
#27 of 60 Saturn L Series Power Door Locks
Mar 23, 2008 (6:20 pm)
My power door locks open and close very intermittently whether or not the key is in the ignition. I have tried replacing the relays but the problem continues. The only way to stop the locks is to remove one relay and break the circuit. Could it be the computer? Any suggestions? Thanks
#28 of 60 1998 saturn sl 2
Jul 08, 2008 (11:16 am)
i need help my saturn cranks and runs great for about 2 miles then it shuts itself off. we have put new spark plug, wires, new fuel filter, fuel pump and valve cover gaskets
coil packs and intake modual valve. none of this has helped. does any one have a clue? also the engine fan will not come on
#29 of 60 Weird electrical problem
Jul 10, 2008 (2:02 pm)
I drive a 2000 SL1 with about 150,000 miles. I have a 2 week history of weird events, and I'd like to go to the mechanic a little better informed.
Event 1- I start the car and start to back out of the parking lot. All of my indicator lights stay on and I have zero gas and zero speed. (though I have gas in the tank and am moving.) I turn the car off and the engine cranks but won't turn over. So, I disconnected the battery waited 1 minute, reconnected, and it started fine and everything worked.
2- Later, I was driving and my fuel indicator rapidly fell to 0, I lost speed indicator and my indicator lights went on (after driving a while this time). I pulled over, turned off the car and restarted. Everything was fine.
3- Again, I pulled out of a parking lot and lost power steering. I rolled out of the way, and after a few tries with just cranking, the car started and everything was fine.
4- Last night, I left work and it wouldn't crank at all. My clock was even blank. But the radio would work when I turned it to the fan/ radio on position. I disconnected the battery, 1 minute, reconnect, and it started fine. Started fine this morning too.
I'm suspicious about the recent hot weather here having a part in this, but it wasn't hot every time. Probably not the battery because most of the time it works.
Any ideas? How much is this going to cost me?
#30 of 60 Re: 1999 SL2 Electrical Short(?) [timkarlberg]
Jul 17, 2008 (3:41 am)
I drive a 2002 Saturn SL and have had various problems (steering column, ignition switch issues), which had to be fixed at the dealership. Now, my instrument panel is basically dead. I have no readings for my gas gauge, odometer, speedometer, rpm, or any sensor readings. My turn signals, emergency lights, and inside and outside lights work properly. My clock, cd player, and air work as well.
I've troubleshooted some and have determined that it's not an alternator or fuse problem. None of the relays are specific to that area either. I believe I either have a short at one or more of the wires at my instrument panel or it's a computer chip problem. The problem does seem too specific to be a computer chip problem (no fuel injection, or any other problems.)
The problem is finding a schematic or wiring diagram for this area. I don't want to remove the dash and pull or adjust the wrong wire (air bag) and cause some serious problems.
#31 of 60 Re: 1998 saturn sl 2 [checharley]
Jul 17, 2008 (6:20 am)
it was the crank shaft positioning sensor. thanl you fior your help
#32 of 60 Re: 2002 Saturn L200 series light/signal problem [west488]
Aug 11, 2008 (5:59 am)
i have the samething going on what did you find out
#33 of 60 lights will not gooff
Aug 18, 2008 (8:40 am)
i have a 2002 saturn s series the head lights will not go off ,i turn off the car and the lights stay on :
Sep 02, 2008 (6:32 am)
i have a 95 sl-2 fan was working fine, one day it just quit. check fuse, it;s fine.
any ideas??.. first time here. bye the way...it has 178,000 on it and runs
like a top. from what i've been reading, i'm very lucky.