Question about 2003 Saturn ION

3 Answers

My Saturn L300 cut off in the middle of driving started to shake

Me and my family were on our way to families house for Thanksgiving when the car turned off and started to shake like it did not have enough "juice" (my explanation). When we got to the side of the road, my husband tried to crank it again and it started and then shortly after began to shake and then cut off again. The only lights that came on during this ordeal was the battery light and oil. We checked oil it was fine. While we waited for family to rescue us, we listened to the radio (so there was nothing wrong with electrical connections). Could this be the alternator or battery or something worse. I have also maintained all scheduled maintenance and oil changes, there are only 80,000 miles on this vehicle. Any help is welcomed.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,687 Answers

Hi, You might check both Battery and alternator. If the engine doesn't get power it will not run. Good luck

Posted on Dec 16, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My 2004 saturn shakes and I just had it alined and my tries balanced

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 75 Answers

Have the fuel pump checked. It does sound like it isnt getting enough "Juice" as you put it, which means the pump is going out. Or its something in the fuel injection somewhere. Have it checked out by a mechanic. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

South african parents are socialized to a family whereby the female stays at home while the male is at work


That's the way it is suppose to be. It's not unbalanced. It's called living within your means. Young people have to make a choice, before children. Do you want a big house, new cars??? Or do you want a family. If you want the big house, don't have kids. If you want a family, live within your means. Me and mine choose a family with a stay at home Mom.

Aug 06, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

With traction control on the car shakes when braking and accelerating. ABS light just came on. 2004 Saturn L300


First thing is to check the abs for trouble codes so you know what to start testing.

Jul 25, 2014 | 2004 Saturn L-Series

1 Answer

Crankshaft sensor diagram


Call a tow-truck.
Tow it to the nearest SATURN dealer for repair.

Jun 12, 2014 | 2004 Saturn L300

1 Answer

While driving my 95 ford probe I stopped at a light and it idled down and stopped completely. It cranks smoothly but doesn't get any fire to start. What can be the problem. How can I troubleshoot to...


I have a 1995 Ford Probe 2.5@font-face { font-family: "Arial"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoListParagraph, li.MsoListParagraph, div.MsoListParagraph { margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 36pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst, li.MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst, div.MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle, li.MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle, div.MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoListParagraphCxSpLast, li.MsoListParagraphCxSpLast, div.MsoListParagraphCxSpLast { margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 36pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }ol { margin-bottom: 0cm; }ul { margin-bottom: 0cm; }

The car has had regular services with Ford and on the whole has been very reliable

6 months ago the car has developed an intermittent fault, i.e., whilst driving, regardless of which gear I was in or what speed I was doing, the engine completely cut out. If I was travelling fast enough or going down hill, the engine would kick in again. On level roads or driving in traffic, this was a severe problem and highly dangerous, as I had to use the key ingition to restart.

The Ford garages in our area are not very familiar with the Probe and are unable to cure the problem despite the following:

1 Diagnostic report

2 Replacing exhaust sensors

3 Fuel pump replacement

4 Fuses and relays checked

Any suggestions or ideas you may have to remedy this problem will be most welcome

Jul 18, 2011 | 1993 Ford Probe

1 Answer

My wires on the antitheft connector on my 2000 saturn sw2 were cut and now it wont start


Ya, cutting those wires will definately cause the NO START. Depending on what was done, you might be able to fix it, might not. If not, there are ways to bypass the entire system. Here is some good info on the situation, and some possible solutions.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/


Full bypass works on these car.

Saturn
2000 LS/LS1/LS2/LW1/LW2
2001-2002 L100/LW100
2001-2003 L200/LW200
2001-2005 L300/LW300
2004-2005 L-Series
2002-2008 VUE
1996-2002 SL/SL1/SL2
1996-2002 SC1/SC2
1996-2002 SW1/SW2

May 15, 2011 | Saturn SW2 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2003 L300 Saturn is shutting off while I am driving. It will eventually start but usually I have to wait anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours before the car will start. I have had many problems - so far...


I've read that these symptoms can be caused by a bad crank position sensor. It is right by the oil filter housing. Maybe it was damaged during the oil change.

Apr 21, 2010 | 2003 Saturn L-Series

1 Answer

Key can not turn ignition to start car


its common for the ignition lock cylinder or the ignition cylinder housing to fail on 2000-2001 L series saturns. Try using another key to see if that helps.

Dec 23, 2009 | Saturn L300 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to replace the crank sensor on a 2004 saturn l300 3.0


If you lay on your back and slide under the front bumper just past the radiator you will see the oil filter housing. It is on the block next to the filter housing on the right side That is where it is on my 2003 l300.

Nov 16, 2009 | 2006 Saturn L300

1 Answer

Why won;t my 2002 l300 saturn start back up after driving


Sounds like a crankshaft position senso that is failing when hot. 

Aug 13, 2009 | 2002 Saturn Sl

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Saturn Sl, and I have no reverse. It seems to go forward fine, just no reverse......


I'm not a car Expert but I think you need this looked at by a mechanic,  our family car lost the primary drive gear,  When we took it to a mechanic we found that it needed a new transmission, We paid $3000+/- for a new transmission.  I hope you can resolve this,
-Aptera

Dec 01, 2008 | 2000 Saturn SL

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Saturn ION Logo

256 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...