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What's your problem? 1999 SATURN 2SPL VAPOR LOCK.


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check fuel pressure relief valve

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: liftgate on 2004 saturn vue won't lock.

the electric actuator part of the locking mechanism probably went bad and is not locking the lock,,you reall would need to remove the inner panel and check for power and ground at the harness to the lock,if its there,,,you need a new lock actuator,if not you got another issue,,wire bad, computer etc..most likely just a bad lock actuator

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Saturn Relay Check Engine Light

PO455 is a large evaporative fuel leak. A bad fuel cap is ONE of the things that COULD be the problem. Fuel system cleaning only lightened your wallet. Reading your post is confusing. Did all this start AFTER the Valvoline Wallet Flushing? If so , they left something loose or disconnected. I would find a qualified repair shop to fix the problem, and if it has anything to do with what Valvoline did, make them pay the bill.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my wife's 2006 saturn vue will not start. it

the amber light is not for the door locks its for the security system,there must be a issue there,either a bad BCM or a BAD PASSLOCK housing,,,it needs to go to dealer to find out which one,right now its in theft mode and it cuts the fuel off,,,

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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SOURCE: saturn ion,sometimes wont start

There is a guide on this site that tells you how to fix the passlock problem

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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Let the ECU to relearn the local environment parameter.

Here's so info on how to prevent vapor lock

Ride with full tank of gas but NO TOP OFF.

Crack open gas cap carefully during rest stops to release / equalize gas tank pressure'

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