Question about 2003 Saturn L-Series

1 Answer

Gas in oil

Car died, won't start but does turn over. Checked oil and it was full, but noticed a gas smell in oil. What could be the cause of gas in oil? Fuel pump was replaced about 2 months ago for different problem and car was running fine up until now.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Saturn Master
  • 3,103 Answers

Anything from blown gaskets to broken rings internally..if the pump is a mechanical one..(which I doubt) it may have a bad diaphram..

Posted on Dec 29, 2013

  • chadsinoki
    chadsinoki Dec 30, 2013

    After researching, I found that the fuel pump is located in the gas tank so I doubt if it has anything to do with this issue.

×

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
GM Elec
  • 1000 Answers

SOURCE: 95 saturn won't start when hot

Blair, I would take a look at he TPS (throttle position sensor) located on the throttle body. In other words, it sounds as thought sensor when heated is changing its value to "open" or "shorted".
If the car starts OK when cold, use a hair dryer to heat the TPS when the engine is cold to see if you can duplicate the problem.
Also is the a service engine light on? Codes?
If you have a "digital volt/ohm meter" available you can read the variable resistance of the sensor when the problem occurrs to determine if the sensor is defective.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • 85 Answers

SOURCE: no power to fuel pump

Check the relay. If not the relay you have a short (broken wire) grounding between the fuse block and fuel pump

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

  • 135 Answers

SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 DOHC Engine - Fuel pump not pumping fuel.

replace engine control module

Posted on May 12, 2009

  • 186 Answers

SOURCE: 2002 Saturn SC1 - Starts fine and runs well until

Most Likely Coolant temp sensor & connector.Located in cyclinder head under upper radiatior hose.Two wires to connector yellow & black.Replacement sensor is brass (from saturn) Original is ceramic & cracks cause poor performance,stalling,idle issues.Also check plugs & wires for carbon tracking.Replace plugs & wires as a set all at once.Hope this helps

Posted on May 13, 2009

  • 508 Answers

SOURCE: car wont start, changed coils, batt, alternator, CPS,

check timing belt!! good luck!!

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why is there gas in the intake tube?


You mean gas in the air intake??

Apr 14, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Will not start appears no gas


The most common reason a car will crank but not start and you smell gas is you flooded it. Too much gas to the engine causes too rich a fuel mixture and the fuel won't ignite.Click this link below for more troubleshooting :---http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-will-not-start-and-smells-like-gas.html
---------Thanks.

Jan 26, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1995 blazer cylinder full of fuel. starter wont engage changed fuel pressure regulator.. ran great then wouldnt start


Check oil at dipstick for too much gas in oil thinning it to the point where the engine seized and won't turn over. If the cylinder was full of gas, this is a possibility. If the cylinder was full of gas, the fuel injector(s) might be stuck open causing this problem. Good luck on this problem.

Oct 26, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

My car will turn over till the battery dies but will not start. when it is trying to start air comes out the tail pipe but it smells like gas and i can take off the oil filler cap and it smells like gas....


Sounds like it is getting plenty of gas. First off check to see if the fuel regulator is bad either with a pressure gauge or pull the vacume line off and see if gas is seeping out, if it is theres your problem. Replace it. Pull out the plugs and let it set overnight and evaporate the gas in the cylinders. In that time get the battery to full charge. Put new plugs in it and it should start. Do not drive the car with all of that gas in the oil. It will wash the bearings and ruin the engine. CHANGE THE OIL AND FILTER. This is just a start and most common problem with these

Sep 28, 2009 | 1991 Geo Metro

1 Answer

Car smokes, wont stay running


You most likely blew a cylinder head gasket.

Aug 16, 2009 | 1989 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Died while driving home


check the fuel pump fuse/relay, could be just bad enough to cause an intermittent start/no start. and check fuel pressure,spark and the crank position sensor.

May 27, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2000 Firebird V6 Gas Smell After New Fuel Pump


wow, not normal, ok u can choose, get it to the garage to repair (will cost lesser then you spelling oil to drive to shops) or selling all the stuff of ure car and buy a new one :) good luck nice car btw

Mar 21, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Firebird

1 Answer

1998 buick, century.turns over but refuses to start..help plz!!


you might be getting to much gas your car checked or maybe a tune up

Jan 14, 2009 | 1998 Buick Century

1 Answer

2004 chevy aveo.. HELP!


try compression test and get back to me

Dec 26, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

1 Answer

My 2003 Hyundai Elantra Starts by then Dies, as though it's not getting gas.


No! If you can start it right back up I seriously doubt it but you do ablsolutely need to change fuel filters every 15,000 miles and forget about oil changes they do nothing for the car. But a plugged fuel filter will kill a fuel pump and average cost of a gob like that here in Seattle is around $500-700.
But you need to find that leak and fix it you can be loosing enough fuel pressure through that leak to cause a problem like yours.
Please rate me as a fixya! Thank you Randy

www.aceautomotive1.com

Aug 17, 2008 | 2001 Hyundai Elantra

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8560 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...