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2000 Saturn sl2 will cold start. I can drive 3- 5 minutes turn ignition off go back to start up in approx 5 minutes and car will not start for about 20 minutes. What can it be?

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SOURCE: 1996 Saturn SL2 car won't restart after running

engine coolant temp. sensor is cracked pull it out it is on the side of the head.. easy fix you will see its cracked when you pull it 15 dollar fix

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2001 Saturn SL2 will not start. The car will

changed sprak plugs and spark plug wires.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: SL2 ? 2000 starting problem

I had the same problem at one time and what the problem was is a short or an exposed wire connected to the starter which causes the voltage to fluctuate which in turn activates a security feature that stops the flow of fuel to the injectors. The car actually senses the possibility of a spark which could possibly ignite the fuel and be a fire hazard. If you turn the ignition on and off repeatedly after a certain amount of time the car will start and run fine. It is a very intermittent problem.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 2000 Saturn SL2 - replaced ignition then BCM failed. Related?

the problem is not the bcm. the passlock security sensor is in the cylinder and housing, if the cyl and or housing was replaced the system must be relearned. if you replace the bcm you still need to relearn the system or it still will not start.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 trouble starting occasionally.

This is a fuel related problem.

Replace the fuel pump.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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I have a 2000 Saturn Sl2 it won't start out of the blue it don't click but the radio goes on the light air heater just won't turn


I would check and see if there is an anti-theft mode for that model car. I had the same issue with a Pontiac 2005 Grand Am and it turned out I had to turn the ignition switch all the way on, but not try and start it, and leave it in that position for 8-10 minutes. Then, turn the switch back to the off position, wait 5 seconds, then try and start it.
Hope this helps.

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The security system on 2000 Saturn SL2 will not let me start my car how do i fix it


TURN IGNITION KEY TO ON POSITION FOR TEN MINUTES UNTIL SECURITY LIGHT DISAPPEAR,THEN TURN OFF IGNITION SWITCH FOR 5 SECONDS THEN START THE ENGINE.

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1995 Saturn SL2 Automatic. Will not shift into gear when first started. Must warm up first, sometimes for 20-30 minutes. Engine starts right up and runs good. What do I need to fix? Thank you Robert


you have dirty cervo valves.Pour one pint of deisel fuel into transmission let run for approx.5 minutes.Drain all of fluid out.Change filter on front of transmission(it looks like a oil filter)replace fluid and that should take care of problem.

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My 2000 saturn sl2 starts perfect when it is cold, once it is warm it idles iradically and stalls. If I cut it off for 5 or more minutes once warm it is almost impossible to start. It has to be cold.


I am not completely familiar with the Saturn car lineup, but I will offer some information for the problem at hand.

It sounds like it has to do with something called a "Throttle Position Sensor". Again, Saturn may call it something different. On some vehicles, the TPS works in conjunction with a module near the cooling (radiator) system. As the car and coolant warm up, a springloaded device inside the module is pushed up allowing it to touch electrical connections. When these nodes are touched, completing the electrical circuit, it sends the information to the TPS telling it to lower the idle speed. If the TPS is faulty, then it will idle wildly as it warms up.

This may not be the case for your Saturn, but it sounds very familiar to a problem I had with a Ford and a Toyota.

Good Luck!

Feb 16, 2010 | 2000 Saturn SL

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1992 Saturn SL2 stalls after running about 5 minutes


my only guess is a vacuum hose leak. possibly a loose air filter housing, or the mass air flow sensor. look for any hoses unplugged. if nothing is noticed, try cleaning out your fuel system. if that doesnt solve it, then it would be something an experienced mechanic would have to come and examine it personally.

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Saturn SL2 lost power, then came back on


Hopefully it is only your fuel filter needing to be replace, or worse your fuel pump may need replacement. Check the fuel pressure on the fuel injector rail. You can use a tire pressure gauge, but wear eye protection, make sure the engine is off but ignition switch turned all the way toward start, and be careful you don't get sprayed.

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Afterjump off car want hold charge


Battery is probably bad, even Walmart can check the battery in a few seconds. Go from there.

Jun 12, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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SL2 ? 2000 starting problem


I had the same problem at one time and what the problem was is a short or an exposed wire connected to the starter which causes the voltage to fluctuate which in turn activates a security feature that stops the flow of fuel to the injectors. The car actually senses the possibility of a spark which could possibly ignite the fuel and be a fire hazard. If you turn the ignition on and off repeatedly after a certain amount of time the car will start and run fine. It is a very intermittent problem.

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