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My 2000 Saturn SL2 is a 5 speed manual. I use the emergency brake every time I park. Now I am having problems with the emergency brake alarm going off when I am driving. If I wiggle the emergency brake it will stop for a little while and then starts again. Also when I stop and the emergency brake light is on the day running lights blink out. The brakes work fine and the only problem I have with the car is that it burns oil. Any suggestions?

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That's a valve guide problem bring your car to a shop that who knows how to chance valve guide and also check the piston rings..that will help you solve burning oil

Posted on Jun 09, 2017

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my car did the same thing.... we cleaned the battery cables... makes no since ?? my lights and radio came on too but would not start.... i would could high beam lights, everything.... and when i took the key out my low beams would stay on??? we cleaned and tighted the battery cables... its worked for 6 months or longer....makes no since??

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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SOURCE: DASH LIGHTS

Check the emergency brake handle. When it is pulled up even one click (in my car) the brake light on the dash comes on and the daytime running lights shut off. Either the handle is up just far enough to activate the switch and not the brakes or the switch could be bad or loose.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Saturn SL1 started stalling after rear brakes replaced.

check and see where he jacked the car up. he could have smashed the fuel lines

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 1993 Saturn SL stalling

First, if the SES light is on or comes on a little after it is running it has a code set in the computer. Itis easy to read the code on an OBD1 system by jumping the A-B terminals on the DLC Data Link, block under the drivers side see the following link for better explanination of reading the codes, http://www.troublecodes.net/GM/
Also review the following on the O2 Sensor and coolent temp sensor http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37884 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ9vtD_ssjg, good luck you can fix this vehicle easily.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Emergency Brake Light when I Accelerate 1996 Saturn SL (manual)

Right now my car has the EXACT same problem. 1997 Saturn SC1. The car is shaky in acceleration and the ebrake light occasionally turns on for no reason. I previously had this problem (minus the ebrake light coming on) and was able to fix it by replacing the spark plugs and spark plug wires. I'm not sure if it's the same problem this time, but it's an easy fix to find out. Plugs are 1-3 dollars each and the cables are 25-35 dollars. I am going to replace the plugs and wires this weekend to see if it fixes the problem. I have no idea why the ebrake light is coming on though.

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