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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Saturn L100

2002 Saturn L100

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2002 Saturn L100 Problems

Engine -- Verified

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Maintenance -- Verified

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

2002 Saturn L100 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, July 1, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L L4 (L61) ENGINES, A FAILURE OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION IN IDLE QUALITY, REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENGINE POWER, AND THE VEHICLE MAY BE HARD TO START. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER SUCH AN IGNITION MODULE FAILURE WILL RESULT IN THE ┬┐SERVICE ENGINE SOON┬┐ LIGHT FLASHING, AND MAY LEAD TO SECONDARY FAILURES OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, OXYGEN SENSOR, AND EXHAUST RESONATOR.

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Electrical & Lights, October 17, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND WAGONS, THE PLASTIC HOUSING IN THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME DISTORTED IF THE BRAKE LAMPS REMAIN ON FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.

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2002 Saturn L100 Questions and Answers

Rude Dog, 2002 Saturn L100, 4 Cylinder, Constable, NY

My 2002, L100's rear tires are more than a little out of line. They are actually visually turned inwards. This is causing inside wear patches on both the rear driver and passenger side tires a...

chrissat02, 2002 Saturn L100, 4 Cylinder, Lincoln, ME

oil pressure issues i think. lots of top end clatter at low rpm/speed. possible failed oil pump? possible hydrolic lifters collapsed? how can i check to see if the lifters have collapsed? repa...

buddy88, 2002 Saturn L100, 6 Cylinder, Paris, TX

okay i am trying to put a new altenator belt on my car,2002 saturn L100, and i just cant get it to fit. any ideas? HELP PLEASE

jljenkins, 2002 Saturn L100, 4 Cylinder, Columbus, OH

Spark plug gap for the '02 Saturn, L100 four cylinder. That is all I want.

Visitor, 2002 Saturn L100, Reno, NV

I found the cap where to put the fluid in but I cant find the dip stick. I'm woundering if it's missing. Does anyone know where it's suposed to be?

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2002 Saturn L100 Reviews

I hav ehad the car a year and something breaks every two months or so. it only has 184000 k on it. needed new muffler witch is crazy expencive to replace because it is not a standerd part $600. had to replace the entire fule line and pump because its a modular unit $700 the heating core is gone now $400 and the ac is bust, there are only 2 working speakers and the moters in the auto windows are enjoying a slow death as well. i like saturns but this car is a lemmon from hell and is costing me a alot of stress let alone the money.

I purhased my car in 2006 and it has done amazingly well for a 2002. All up into now!! I get scheduled oil changes and other maintenance, but the timing has jumped and the engine is not working. I made it to 112,694 miles...bummer!!!!

purchased used at 9000 miles....other than normal maintainance common to all vehicles this saturn L100 has been amazingly reliable to this stage....at 244000 miles aprox 1 qt oil between 3000 mile changes....slight drop in acceleration but still a wonderful little car.....i'd do it all over again........

I'm at 144000, have had it for 4 years and am getting rid of it. ABS and traction control come on even in mild weatherer, headlights are dim or not aligned right. Engine light comes on often. When there is no risk of ABS coming on it drives very nicely and powerfully and has a huge trunk. Rain sometimes drips from trunk hood into the trunk when open instead of into the drip area. We have had a ton of tiny annoying things wrong with this car, even when it was just four years old. Nothing too major, but a lot of little things.

My car is running well now. It has 122726 miles or so and going strong.

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