Question about 2002 Saturn Sl

1 Answer

I have a SC1 Saturn - the service engine soon light has come on - I took it to a local garage they put it on the computer and said it may need plugs and wires or sensor of some sort. This morning on my way in it started chugging - it was already warm but I guess the term is "missing" - any ideas of what could be wrong.. It has low mileage and I have never had any problems - rountine maintenance done like clockwork... any ideas ???

Posted by on

  • truekraut Sep 13, 2010

    when your car is missing out do you see any smoke comimg out of your tail pipe and if so what color



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 158 Answers

Sounds like it could be a bad ignition module
this is what supplies spark to the spark plugs-it is very common on the s series saturns-the bolts that mount it through time stretch out and moisture gathers underneath the module which in turn causes corrosion-then starts to restrict proper spark to the plugs-if the code pulled is a cylinder misfire code(p0300,p0301,p0302,p0303,p0304)i would suggest replacing the module,plugs,wires, and the mounting bolts.
many have tried replacing just coils and usually ends up coming back or not solving problem at all.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Service engine light

Need a different mechanic

They never tested anything,
if you got codes

Sep 16, 2013 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Why is the service light on in my saturn sl1?

sc1 means saturn coupe with a single overhead cam engine sl1 means saturn sedan with a single overhead cam engine same engine and same parts for both these cars

Dec 10, 2012 | Saturn SL Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Car is putting at an idle when gas is pressed runs smoothly

sounds like either you have 2 of the wires is loose....probably #1 or your #1 plug needs regapped or is not tight and losing seal....all will cause a misfire and set the check engine light

Jul 13, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SC

1 Answer

My service engine soon light is on and above that there is another light that says service with a picture of a wrence immediately following after that. What do they mean??? Especially the top one with the...

If this light comes on and
stays on, it means that
service is required for your
vehicle.-- quote from saturn

according to the Saturn website it means the your car is due for schedualed maintance such as an ol change or tune up

Apr 12, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SC1

1 Answer

I have a 1998 Saturn SC1 and the service engine soon light is on, how do I get rid of it

most likely it needs tune up.or could be needing oil change. if it continues have a mechanic put an engine anylizer test done.

Dec 02, 2009 | 1998 Saturn SC

1 Answer

My car is a 1999 Saturn SC1. The engine races and takes a looong time to return to idle, and only fully returns to idle when the car stops. And the Service Engine Soon light is on. I'm pretty mechanical;...

mcdevito75 here, You can check the cold idle switch or if equipt the idle speed motor, Where they are exactly is ?? try to contact a Saturn Dealership or auto parts store.

Nov 21, 2009 | 1999 Saturn SL

1 Answer

'99 Saturn SC1 with intermittant check engine light P0341

a p0341 code mean cam reference performance, really it means you have a secondary ignition problem,,,,like a bad ignition module
a bad crank sensor
a high resistance spark plugs,do not use bosch platinum plugs in these cars
high resistance spark plug wires,,,i work at the dealer and the first thing we do is replace the spark plugs and wires if that dont work we replace the crank sensor,if thatdont work we reaplce the ignition mondule,and by then your fixed and you started with the cheapest items first,,,i would try plugs and wires and a crank sensor,,,,wires $50 plugs $14 crank sensor $37

Oct 23, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SC1

1 Answer

1993 Saturn SC1 cooling fan doesn't turn on

Two things to check. The fan relay, and the coolant temperature sensor. There may be two sensors, the two wire one is for the computer hence for the ran relay. Buy a haines manual at your local auto parts store. This will help you find what you are looking for, and its only about 15 bucks.

Alternatively you can put a jumper accrss the fan relay to make the fan run whenever the engine is running.

Apr 15, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SC1

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

580 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts


Level 3 Expert

79024 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides