Last post on Sep 25, 2012 at 5:43 AM
You are in the Saturn S-Series
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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#11 of 13 Re: 2000 sl2 [saturntech9]
Apr 30, 2012 (9:57 am)
after you get in it and put it in drive... you can go a mile to a mile n a half and it shifts fine... but as soon as the temp gauge starts going up... thats when the car starts shaking and sputtering. there is NO service engine light on... so it is not shooting any codes. thats the weird part. when it starts happening the car feels like its going into first gear and will go about 20 to 25 mph but wont go any faster and the transmission wont shift into any other gear. i hope this helps..... we thought it may be a transmission sensor.. but they say those will shoot a service engine code????? and mine is not
Apr 30, 2012 (10:27 am)
Please check for codes anyways even though the light isnt on.Also i would have a back pressure test done on the exhaust when its acting up.You could very well have a plugged cat.
#13 of 13 Re: 2000 saturn starting problem [drymmy]
Sep 25, 2012 (5:43 am)
It sounds to me like your injectors are leaking Drymmy.
When you press the gas pedal all the way to the floor you shut down the injectors giving the motor a chance to clear itself out of excess fuel and then the vehicle starts.
In the am the car needs a little more fuel for a cold start but when its warm it needs a lot less fuel.
Check with Saturn or Chevy to see if there is a Tech service bulletin on that specific problem