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no inertia switch only fuses and relays

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Sep 29, 2016

Your car may be equipped with driving, or fog lights. The dashboard symbols are often similar, with high beams being blue and fog lights green or yellow depending on make of the car.

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Aug 02, 2016

The security, antitheft or lock picture/icon is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.
http://www.diy-gm-security.com/ NEWROCKIES inc

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Feb 02, 2015

get one from a salvage yard, new ones cost a fortune

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Mar 15, 2014

It does sound like an electrical issue.  Double check if the ground connections are all OK.  You may have to check out the wirings, even the wiring loom if all wires are still OK.

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Jul 10, 2013

High Idle is controlled by the vehicles computer,
nothing to do with a speed sensor in the transmission

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Mar 27, 2013

No idea exactly what part your referring to

All vehicle components can & should be tested
for failure, before they are replaced

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Mar 27, 2013

It's easy, jack up the car put jack stands under it, remove positive battery cable, on the back of the motor closes to the fire wall is the starter ( get under the car, round cylinder), remove the two bolts and drop down to disconnect positive wire and remove exciter wire, re-install in reverse

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Jul 13, 2011

find the battery, just under the battery is a large bell shaped contraption between the engine and the transmission, it is called the bell housing oddly enough. the starter bolts into the bell housing on the back side of the engine. it is under the intake manifold and is a ***** to get to. buy a rebuilt starter and take it to a shop which has a lift and lots of extensions and universals in their socket sets. behind the starter in the engine block is a crank sensor, while your starter is out have the guy replace the crank sensor, another common saturn fault.

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Jun 26, 2011

I was definitely gonna say your torque converter. The fix is to replace your torque converter. The convertor basically transfers the moving motion from the engine to the non moving motion of your transmission smoothly. When it goes bad it will usually make the motor run rough in gear or stall the motor when it's completely bad. It will be a fairly expensive cost since the torque convertor sits between the engine and transmission. It also could be faulty wiring as well. You would have to have it physically diagnosed by a mechanic to confirm if its electrical or the actual torque convertor.

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on May 14, 2011

1998 Saturn SL1 5 Speed everything manual except Cruise Control. Run Great. Every time I start it, it goes through it's check cycle and comes back GOOD. But as soon as I move approximately 20 feet the SERVICE Wrench Light comes on and stays on until the car is shut off. This happens every time, doesn't matter if I go forward or reverse. All checks have turned up nothing. No codes. I checked the wiring and have found nothing. I have checked and replaced any and all bulbs, including the ash tray bulb. I have replaced the Cool Fan Relay. And still the problem exist. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated.

1998 Saturn SW | Answered on Apr 24, 2011

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