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#70 of 236 Saturn SL2 1994 automatic Engine dies when brake applied
Dec 14, 2007 (5:53 am)
Yesterday I was 95 miles from home and I had a transmission leak from the filter.
I lost 3 qts of oil. I replaced the filter and put 3 qts back . The reason I looked under the hood was 2 fold. I kept stalling at my destination and the ABS light was on. The engine would stall only if I applied the brake pedal.
Six hrs later in panic mode ,having to drive 85 miles back home I found 1 solution.
Remove fuse from brake and I made it home. If I but the fuse back in and press the brake pedal the engine will die .
Okay my transmission was soaked with oil. I cleaned off all oil. I checked the wiring harness and it was clean .
**In front of transmission are 2 sensors or switches.
If I look at wiring diagram it shows Brake transmission safety interlock ,Brake sense switch and stop light switch all in series. Could one of these be my problem?
Another thing when I step on brake pedal the dash board left and right signals light up dimly .
Please let me know what you think. Thanks
#71 of 236 Re: Saturn SL2 1994 automatic Engine dies when brake applied [skaus]
Dec 14, 2007 (6:55 am)
I see you have a couple things of concern.
Is it possible for you get your codes checked for Engine, Trans, and ABS ?
You can go to your area parts store and they can pull your codes for you, but you need to write them all down.
Stalling; You could be starving the engine for air, check your air filter, pcv valve, throttle body plate for air restriction
Could you find out what fuse it was you took out for the brake system ?
Now with the sensorís your referring to in front of the Transmission by the filter are as followed.
Transaxle Fluid Temperature Sensor
Transaxle Turbine Speed Sensor
For your lighting issues check your brake light bulbs you could have a wrong bulb in place causing a voltage feedback
#72 of 236 Re: Saturn SL2 1994 automatic Engine dies when brake applied [sattech]
Dec 14, 2007 (8:17 am)
The engine is actually killed electrically when I apply the brake.
I can see the rpm go from 1200 to 0.
If I let release the brake the RPM will go back up.
My brake pedal is acing like a kill swithch.
And I see in schematio the transmission switches in series with the brake light switch.
Clusless in NY
#73 of 236 Re: Saturn SL2 1994 automatic Engine dies when brake applied [skaus]
Dec 14, 2007 (6:21 pm)
Went to both Advance Auto and Autozone
Both places have no scanner to read OBD1 codes
Dec 17, 2007 (9:58 am)
here we go again....My car started giving off a burning smell last night. It's leaking something, smells sort of like oil, but oil level does not seem to be dropping. when the car sits for more than a few minutes it seems to stick to the ground. it shifts fine after that though. we did just get a big snowstorm, so everything under the car is caked from ice and snow kickup from spinin tires. i was hoping the smell was burning tire rubber, but it's not. it's a 1996 sc2 DOHC 1.9 L standard, about 68k miles, just had most of the exhaust replaced (if that matters), not the maniflold or the CC though. any thoghts?
#75 of 236 Re: Car sticks [twoplankr22]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:23 am)
Well I can tell you this. I have seen that if a plastic bag getís stuck and melts on the exhaust system it will emit a strong odor. Also you may need to make sure the exhaust system is not leaking. As well check your coolant level and your power steering for any leakage to.
Note: If your in the area of Mother nature ,use caution while stuck. You can brake the differential pin out in the rear, and that can totally damage the transmission
#76 of 236 Re: Car sticks [sattech]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:44 am)
heres what i got so far, not a bag. brownish fluid leaking maybe crank case oil?? power steering fluid is low, but it's been doing that for a while, going to refill and let it run in neutral for a while. going to check coolant right now. as far as the sticking thing...i can feel the car pushing forward, so it's gatting power to the wheels, maybe just all frozen i hope, and that its seperate from the leak problem. thanks for your help! will get back to you soon.
Dec 25, 2007 (11:06 pm)
2002 saturn s coupe 99000 miles suddenly it starts revving while in park and the oil light is now comming on but my oil is full what could it be?Control moduel?Does anyone know how much they are?
#78 of 236 1997 SC2 Broken Passenger Seat
Jan 27, 2008 (10:34 am)
I own a Saturn Sc2 and for some odd reason my passenger seat wont slide back anymore. That lever under the seat moves a little bit and when i try to move the seat front or backwards it wont move at all. I think some rail moved or a mechanism broke, I tried fixing it but no good. I dont know if I should take it to the mechanics and get it fixed and how much would it cost?
#79 of 236 Re: 1997 SC2 Broken Passenger Seat [juliomex4ever]
Jan 28, 2008 (1:32 pm)
If you can look under your drivers seat and look for the seat adjuster cross wire. That is the item that lets your seat to move forward and backwards. Inspect the ends location on how to properly to install the cross wire. Now look under you passengers seat and see if it is missing, broken. If you see that is the problem the seat will need to be removed for the repair. The item isnít expensive but is challenge to install . The item isn't expensive but will only be found at the dealer