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2001 saturn sl1, was stalling, would cold start then want to die when on the road. Scanned codes and repaired disconnected wires to coolant temp sensor. Ran fine then died. Ran codes and replaced crankshaft sensor. Still not starting and no codes. Replaced engine computer and now security system won't allow it to start. I was told I had to have a Saturn Dealer to program the new computer which is about a $200 tow charge plus the cost to program. Is there anything else I can do?

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You need to contact all the GM dealers in your area and see if any of them have the ability to do off board programming. (That is where they have equipment that will connect to your computer and program it. It may have to be a Saturn dealer. I wish I could be of more help.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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    Darryl Kazemba Sep 11, 2010

    You will still have to program the key (ignition) If they won't tell you I can tell you how.. But first the ECM needs the VIN information


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