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I would ohm check the injectors with a multi meter. If the #1 injector is significantly different than the other three than you found the problem. The other possibility is the dark green wire is shorted to ground. All the injectors are supplied power by the pink with black wire. Each injector is then controlled by the pcm. If the dark green wire is not shorted to ground than a noid light would be needed to see if the PCM driver for that injector has failed allowing the injector to stay permanently on and essentially flooding the engine until it stalls.

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1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Oct 10, 2016

idle air control valve and clean throttle body

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Mar 30, 2012

the idle air control valve can cause the symptoms your describing and it may not set a trouble code have it replaced and see if that repairs your issue

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Feb 09, 2012

place your body weight over the strut and push the car up and down,a bad strut will give no resistance and will feel soft, as the car will do when driven over a uneaven surface.come back to me with result and i will tell you how to replace.adrian,,,,

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Oct 16, 2010

First make sure you have lots of gas in the tank, between a quarter and half. Turn the ignition on and listen for a humming or buzzing noise coming from the tank. The fuel pump should run for a few seconds. If there is no noise you will have to check for a blown fuse. No bad fuses, change the fuel pump.
If the pump runs, remove the fuel line from the tank end of the filter and turn the key on for a secoond or 2. If there is lots of fuel then replace the filter. If fuel just dribbles replace the pump.
If you have to work on the fuel pump, make sure the electrical connections are not corroded and are not loose. Also check the rubber hoses at the connection. Sometimes they will go soft and collapse, plugging the fuel line. Make sure you put the fuel lines back on properly. Hope this helps.

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Sep 18, 2010

Code 48 is a anti lock braking system malfunction,i would suggest you take it to a repair shop to have them diagnose it properly.

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Feb 18, 2010

The starter is located in the back of the motor, just under the intake manifold

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Aug 31, 2009

Sounds ike the fuel pump died. As they get old and your car is about that age the start to overheat after being in use for a while. They stop pushing out the fuel consistantly and then stop working all together. Sometimes letting them cool back down will allow you to use it for a short while before it dies again but in your case it sounds like it just gave out. Remember fuel in the tank helps cool the pump when in use.

Tis is a good place to start, good luck.


1991 Saturn SL | Answered on May 22, 2009

it is likely the relay that is stuck on .... if it's not labled in the fuse box let me know and i'll find out which one it is

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Mar 23, 2009

The wiz is abslutely correct. When you have it repaired just make sure that the mechanic who works on it verifies that the window is still firmly secured in the rail.

1991 Saturn SL | Answered on Mar 14, 2009

After two transmissions and a computer, presumably installed and checked/monitored by a specialist with a laptop loaded with the proper software, the gear engagement and changes should be as near perfect as it is possible to achieve.

This must lead to a suspicion something external to the transmission is causing the trouble - worn drive shafts, soft or defective engine mounts, misalignment...

Saturn SL Cars &... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018

Clear all the codes and then drive it about 10 miles then check the codes again. You need to find out if there is actually spark coming out of the wires on each cylinder. What you are describing almost sounds like a vacuum leak. Listen for any hissing coming from the engine compartment and make sure all the hoses are attached and not pinched or broken or have holes in them.

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Saturn SL Cars &... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017

hangon. your leaving something out. myguess is you had the ebrake pulled so the car didn't roll when it was in gear. and now the car wont move at all or what? you left alot of important info out. if it is running and wont move at any point you broke something in the trany or a driveshaft. you should not be able to shift the trany into any gear if the engine is running. the clutch is turning and unless the clutch is disengaged you wont be able to shift. knowing that i am guessing you broke it good and need a new trany

Saturn SL Cars &... | Answered on Sep 18, 2017

the sound you describe sounds more like the belt lose, would check that first. auxiliary belt. if the sound goes away it will prob be that.

Saturn SL Cars &... | Answered on Jul 24, 2017

the sensor that controls the mixture is the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) in the exhaust manifold
compression is low as it should be no less that 125 psi that is if the readings were taken with the throttle wide open
the noise in the exhaust indicates unburnt mixture accumulating in the muffler to flash off
check for a crack in the flex section of the exhaust near the manifold

Saturn SL Cars &... | Answered on Jul 02, 2017

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