20 Most Recent 2001 Saturn SL Questions & Answers

The pump and pulley should be replace at the same time, but you can buy pulley, you will need to have autozone loan you the puller. You will have pay full price as deposit but bring back and there is no charge.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Feb 27, 2018

That fuse powers shift soledoid 2 and the TCC solenoid. One of those 2 solenoids is probably shorted. The transmission will have to be repaired.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 17, 2017

lower rad hose on the block held in with 2 10mm bolts

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on May 03, 2017

You have to rule out the security system? When it refuses to start is there a security lamp on the dash that is on or flashing?
With passlock security, the key doesn't have a pellet or transponder, it is the tumblr that communicates with security system. The hall effect sensor surrounds the key cylinder. The most common fault is loose wiring at the sensor.
Passlock is usually only fuel injector disable. Can you check for applicable trouble codes? To check codes, at the least, you need an obd2 code reader that will check manufacturer specific codes as well as p0 codes.
If you can rule out security system we check other possible issues.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Mar 13, 2017

It 's a Transmission Range Switch , it tells the pcm more then just park or neutral positions !

Transmission Range Switch Replacement
Ensure the ignition is OFF.
Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Housing and Duct Assembly Replacement in HVAC.

Disconnect the transaxle range switch harness connectors.
Place the control lever in the full clockwise position.
Notice: If manual shift shaft is rotated excessively, internal damage to the transaxle range switch may occur.
Prevent the manual shift shaft from rotating by holding the control lever while removing the retaining nut from the manual shift shaft. Remove the control lever.
Remove the 2 switch-to-transaxle case bolts and remove the switch.

Install the cable to the control lever and adjust the cable. Refer to Shift Control Cable Adjustment .
Before tightening the transaxle range switch-to-case bolts, proceed to the Adjustment procedure.
Adjustment Procedure
Important: While adjusting the transaxle range switch, always rotate the switch towards the engine to achieve continuity. A diagnostic trouble code DTC P0706 could result if this procedure is not followed.
Important: Digital volt/ohm meter (DVOM) with audible continuity test is preferred. Do not stick the probe in the transaxle range switch terminal hole; use male terminals on the transaxle range switch or faulty readings could occur.
Place the transaxle in Drive (D). Use an ohmmeter or continuity tester to check for continuity across terminals on the selector switch. Rotate the transaxle range switch from the left fender towards the engine until continuity is achieved.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
Tighten the switch-to-case bolts. After switch-to-case bolts have been tightened, check continuity.
Tighten the transaxle range switch-to-case bolts to 14 N·m (10 lb ft).
Connect the transaxle range switch harness connectors.
Install the air cleaner and duct assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Housing and Duct Assembly Replacement in HVAC.
Using a scan tool, ensure each gear position reads correctly while manually moving through all gears.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Dec 15, 2016

the description tells me
the kickdown part of the automatic transmission
is working ..

when was the automatic serviced last


2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 24, 2016

code p 0340 refers to camshaft position(CMP) sensor A , bank 1---circuit malfunction==== causes--wiring---CMP sensor---ECM
if the wiring is broken or loose or not making continuous contact the problem of the surging could be the ignition control module not knowing when to fire so it could be late or early
check your wiring for burns , breaks , corroded connections , then replace the sensor

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 22, 2016

Noises have to be heard to diagnose, so please have an expert look into this with ears on.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 09, 2016

The will but you must complete a certain detailed driving routine to clear the system of the "Not Ready" message. Google this,
"2000 Saturn OBD2 Drive Cycle" Follow the instructions exactly.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Apr 25, 2016

Either the "key lock " is broken, or you have the wrong key, or the steering wheel is in a bind.
Usually, the problem is # 3.
To fix it, either you or someone else needs to pull the steering wheel to the right or left until the key will turn.
One person pulls the wheel right of left whilst the other tries to turn the ignition key.
Do not force the key, but it is OK to tug the steering wheel.
This might take a little muscle.
If your front wheel is up against a curb, or something, this can happen.
God bless your efforts.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jan 22, 2016

You have to either contact the dealership..
.. or search on ebay for 'radio codes' .. which you will have to buy

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jan 22, 2016

Make sure the battery has a full charge. Did you check voltage and ground circuits at the starter motor? Usually two voltage circuits at the starter motor, one comes from the battery, hot all the time. The other goes hot with key in the crank position and may be wired through neutral or clutch switch, depending on the tranny. Any testing at the starter motor, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set. Use a testlight or digital multimeter to check for voltage. The starter motor ground should be through the engine block.
I can make suggestions on what to test, but, you have to do the testing.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Jan 17, 2016

First thing to do would be check fluid level an condition, is the fluid dark or brown in color an smell burnt. If fluid is good have the control module checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ,then check the wiring harness an connections at the transmission an at the control module that controls the transmission, the transmission is electronically controlled .Do you have a lot of miles on the vehicle ?

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Oct 23, 2015

Try charging the battery more. Even though your lights may come one, starting a vehicle requires massive amounts of amperage from the batter. It's possible that your jumper cables aren't a thick enough guage to supply enough power as well. Sometimes the vehicle you're jumping from might not have enough power to support your vehicle's starting power requirements.

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Oct 17, 2015

Notorious for intake leaks, use propane around the engine and listen for the increase in idle and try to pin point where the vacuum leak may be. May even be just a vacuum hose leaking. :)

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Oct 14, 2015

blown head gasket or cracked head
have a compression test done to check
could be an air lock in the cooling system
could be blocked radiator cores
you let the car cool down but did you check the coolant level in the radiator at the cap and not at the reservoir
cooling fans not operational

2001 Saturn SL | Answered on Oct 05, 2015

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