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Saturn S-Series, Auto Repair, Sedan
#141 of 237 dous that do it there ya go
Sep 29, 2008 (7:47 pm)
Oct 01, 2008 (12:14 am)
I have an SL2 2000 model. I had to take the gauge cluster out. When I put it back noticed that my Tac and Water temp gauges,needles droped, is there a reset button, or anything I did wrong, that would cause this? Thanks for the help.
#143 of 237 2000 sl1 key relearn
Oct 15, 2008 (5:31 pm)
help please i bought a new lock cylinder from dealer and got the directions on how to do the relearn. have tried it serval time and still not working. the security light stays on does not flash
#144 of 237 SL1 with stumbling and loss of power
Oct 17, 2008 (8:52 pm)
I've been trying to pin down a problem on my '01 SL1 (240K+ miles). I replaced several parts in the last 6 months:
Intake manifold gasket (thanks to these forums, I found out mine was bad)
both O2 sensors (the first one is probably a year or so old now)
new plugs - old ones were very white and outer electrode was severely worn
I have two problems (maybe related). The car runs excellent at startup and until the engine warms up to operating temp. Then, it suddenly changes completely once it is at operating temp.--it stumbles when accelerating, and on the highway it loses speed on the slightest of hills. I'm currently running without the first O2 sensor connected, because I found that it minimized some of the stumbling. The second problem occurs when it is hot outside (above say 85-90)--it will go down the highway OK (sometimes with poor oomph on the hills), but when you slow down in town--it dies. If you coast for about 5 seconds or so and leave it in gear, it starts back up again. And it will do this repeatedly at lower speeds.
I think the two problems are related somehow. If anyone has had similar troubles or has advice on something to check, I would greatly appreciate your help. Matt
Nov 03, 2008 (10:05 am)
I have a 96 Saturn SL2, the horn was not working. I bought a universal horn, but the problem is that it only has 2 prongs to wire it and my car has a 3 prong relay. I have attempted to wire it but have been unable to get it to work. Does anyone have any idea how this can be done? I have to get the car inspected and it will not pass without horn.
#146 of 237 Re: SL1 with stumbling and loss of power [catmando1]
Nov 05, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Your EGR valve likely needs to be cleaned - common problem with all of the symptoms you describe
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#147 of 237 97 SL1 Cannot Open Rear Driver Side Door
Nov 10, 2008 (11:05 am)
So ... I have a 97 Saturn SL1. The rear door on the driver side just won't open.
When I unlock it, it sounds like it is unlocking, and when I pull on the inside handle, it seems to be pulling something, but the outer handle seems to not be engaging anything.
I managed to get the inside door panel off, but I cannot see or reach back to where the latch mechanism is.
Is there any way I can get this door open?!?
#148 of 237 SL-2 2000 passive security starting problem
Jan 02, 2009 (10:24 am)
Lately when I start my car (SL2 Ė 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 wonít 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 donít 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
#149 of 237 high idle and vibration
Feb 25, 2009 (4:42 pm)
I have a 1997 Saturn SL1 5 speed manual. When i start it in the morning i get a loud annoying vibration coming from the engine when its cold, and i have a idle problem where the idle shoots up when i change gears, worse when it's cold. anyone know why i'm having this problem? the car has good pick up and has no kind of hesitation when i give it gas. i have 154,000 on the car. also after driving awhile when i shut it off for a few minutes and go to start it, it stumbles and stalls once. not always but most of the time. hmm?