Question about 2003 Saturn L-Series
I have a 2003 L200 Satrun that I have only had to replace the fuel pump in 4 years. I now has 103,000 miles on it. All of the recalls have been done on it. It just started displaying these problems. The head lights flash,then the check engine light flashes. The engine starts runs rough, shaking the car. If you drive it long enough it will die,then it is hard to start. The catalytic converter gets red hot from half way back to the muffler. It shifts late and loss of power. At times there is no problem, it has just started getting cold outside. We have replaced the ignition control module and the spark plugs. The car ran fine for 15 miles late last night then this morning it ran ok for 2 miles then I didn't think I was going to make it to town which was just 3 more miles. It died when I pulled in to work. The catalytic converter was so hot it melted the snow and steamed up, with a hot plastic smell. Tonight it ran fine all but the last 2 miles. What can it be? I need help with Christmas being here and no money.
Your cat is plugged, its not letting your exhaust leave the engine thus causing all these problems. You need to get it changed as soon as possible. You can get a shop to put in a universal one they are usually very cheep but do it soon. They can get hot enough to start a fire as you have already seen.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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