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spray carb cleaner on the intake manifold near cylinder 1... common problem is the intake manifold gasket leaks vacuum causing a misfire...the not starting could be due to a faulty crank sensor

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Feb 06, 2012

If the engine fires up for a second or two with starting fluid then the fuel pump is weak.I would check the fuel pressure and if its not within the specs then replace the pump and filter.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Jan 26, 2012

The information below was complied by me, it explains what causes the check engine light to come on and the process of finding the cause.

When the Check Engine light (or Service Engine Soon or small picture of an engine) is turned on, the systems computer control unit (called the PCM) has sensed a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system. When this happens you will seldom feel the car engine run any different. There are about 200 possible system faults (the gas cap is just one of them) that turn the Check Engine light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen/Oriley and Autozone parts stores (USA only) do this testing for free.

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2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Jan 15, 2012

ok no power at all? could be ur battery turm or a loose ground wire u have to be more specific

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Nov 20, 2011

Have you removed the bulbs and checked them and the sockets for corrosion? Also make sure they are locked into place properly. Another thing is to check the flasher relays under your das by the fuse box to make sure they are properly seated.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Oct 12, 2011

Have your ABS system tested ,,, soon.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Sep 17, 2011

Hello: Check the radiator cooling fan. With engine running and A/C on open hood look down on the back-side of the grill, that's where the cooling fan is. It should be running, if not check the fuses, cooling fan relays/module if they are ok then you may have a cooling fan motor failure. You can use jumper cables to hot wire the fan motor to see if it runs.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Sep 14, 2011

How many miles is on the odometer?


Does this happen when the engine is cold (during start up)?

A intake manifold leak will progressively get worst when the engine get to operating temperature (195-210F).


Carbon built up (on the underside) and inside the EGR passage tube can reduce performance at low rpm (1200 to 1800 rpm).

Cleaning up EGR + passage tube carbon built up is a dirty and time consuming task.


Please post the odometer reading on reply.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Sep 10, 2011

If water was that high , then it probably made it to the door locks.The locks are usually down on the lower back part of the inner door.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Sep 04, 2011

some ecm boxs have to be rest by a dealership to work with car specs, usually not to high 100- 200 dollars

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Sep 04, 2011

probably the crank sensor, above the starter on the firewall side-no crank signal, no fuel pump activation.

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Aug 08, 2011

First you need to see if there are any visual leaks, (place cardboard under the car)
Is the car smoking? (blue smoke out the exhaust),
I had a saturn but don't remember if the door key and ignition key was the same ?

2002 Saturn Sl | Answered on Aug 02, 2011

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