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2003 saturn l300 - engine light on - intermittent problem. Sometimes stays on all day while driving, other times shows at start up, goes off and stays off. Not sure if outdoor temp is part of problem. Car always starts and no hiccups otherwise. Should I be concerned or what is recommendation!?

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  • Rick Held Feb 08, 2010

    Thanks for the recommendation. I will go to autozone and get the DTC and go from there.

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Hello. I am going to assume you have checked the oil and coolant levels. The computer does a self test at start up, if any of the sensors fail, ( as in send an improper signal or no signal ) the light will come on, and a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be stored in the computer. Even though the light goes off sometimes, it is probably an indication of a potential problem. The best way to proceed now is to find out what DTC's are stored in the computer. The dealer will charge you around $45.00 - $65.00 to retrieve the codes and give you a comprehensive report. Autozone will read the codes and tell you what they indicate for free. I would suggest the Autozone route for now, once you have the codes, it will give us an indication of the best way to proceed. I hope this helps, please don't hesitate to ask any other questions about this.

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    BeninVa Feb 08, 2010

    You are very welcome. It's always better to know what possible problems are present, and hopefully avoid you being stranded on the side of the road. Thanks for the feedback and please don't hesitate to ask for and additional help. I am always happy to do what I can.

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