Question about 2001 Saturn SC
My sympothy goes out to you !
First, things first....
Ensure the battery is in full charge state (if not, fully charge it); disconnect battery cables, clean both cable & battery terminals, then re-attach and tighten. Ensure any in-line fuses on the + (red) battery cable are secure. Check that the MAIN POWER fuse in the Engine fusebox is in good condition and secure.
If you can find a quiet spot (inside garage), turn off all accessories, then turn key to the "ON" position (not start) - listen for a whirring sound - this means there is power getting to your fuel pump.
Your Radio, interior lights and other accessories often run on the same 10A fuse - found in the cabin fusebox.
Your RKE remote battery may be getting weak, which could cause intermittent operation.
Your vehicle has an onboard diagnostic computer which monitors approx. 80% of your vehicle's electrical components/devices.
Many of your vehicle's engine, emission & accessory devices are linked in some way, so if one (or more) components are having issues, this can disrupt the computer's readings....and cause havoc to engine operation.
If you are experiencing an intermittent power feed, this can also disrupt your onboard computer: operating parameters will be out of sync, causing rough running, until the computer re-learns your driving pattern.
So, before you go any further, I recommend you first have your vehicle's computer scanned by your local Saturn/GM Dealership to extract actual fault codes that may be stored (i'm 90% certain there will be some codes present) - you can then rectify these issues to start with.
If these are sorted and you still suffer electrical problems, then you may need the help of your local Automotive Electrician to identify any intermittent shorts in the wiring.
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Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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