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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Saturn L300

2004 Saturn L300

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2004 Saturn L300 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

Engine -- Verified

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The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.

Maintenance -- Verified

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

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.

2004 Saturn L300 Recalls (Recent)

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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2004 Saturn L300 Questions and Answers

Dodgerman2583, 2004 Saturn L300, 6 Cylinder, Riverside, CA

How the heck do you replace or even remove the pads from the caliper of the rear brake system of a Saturn L-300 v6 ? I have done quite a few brake jobs and never have ran into this style of brake s...

rootbeerbandit, 2004 Saturn L300, 4 Cylinder, Jemison, AL

I have had a problem starting my car since it had about 20-30,000 miles on it. I had Saturn check it out thoroughly, but they could find nothing wrong with my starter, battery, terminals, alternat...

saturntodd70, 2004 Saturn L300, 6 Cylinder, Grants Pass, OR

I need help taking off the brake cylinders. a 10mm and 3/8 allen socket is too small, a 12 mm is too big and I bought an 11 mm from the snap-on truck ($28.95) and it is too big too. What size hex ...

jetman006, 2004 Saturn L300, Columbia, SC

I just replaced the ac compressor on vehicle and recharged system. Compressor worked for a half day along with condensor fan. Now neither the compressor is engaging or the condensor fan is comin...

6bart9, 2004 Saturn L300, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Ashtabula, OH

Does the 2004 Saturn L300 come with the power seats wiring harness off the assembly line, in place (prewireed), even if it came with manual adjust driver's seat? In other words: can I upgr...

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2004 Saturn L300 Reviews

I purchased this car used and have owned it for 4 years now, and the only problem I've had is a broken fuel pump; which was caused by me hitting a very deep pothole. The transmission shifts smoother than any car I've ever driven, including a Mercedes-Benz. Problems that catch my attention are the general cheapness of some of the plastic panels, like the grill. The dashboard lights can also suddenly dim due to a poorly designed dimmer switch. But the pros far outweigh the cons as the fit and function of the vehicle are top notch and very forgiving for lack of maintenance. Gas mileage can sometimes be even higher than the advertised 35mpg, despite the fact that the engine has excellent speed and acceleration for an economy-oriented 4-cylinder. My record is 456 miles on a single tank of gas. Features, when compared with other cars in the same price range, are generally one or even two tiers higher than the competition. It's sad that this car was not proper;y advertised and undervalued, because i feel it was a steal for the price payed for it.

i bought a 2004 saturn L-300 about a year ago and it is a great car i have not had to do anything to it except get in and drive it except for changing the oil when it comes time to. rides great and i live on a rough gravel it gets excellent gas millage perfect for goin on long trips so all and all i think it is a great car

I just bought my 04 saturn. I love it I'm the second owner of the car and i must say the person before me took OK care of the car I havent had to replace anything yet but my AC doesnt blow out cold air. It may just need to be recharged the mechanic I had look at it said that he thought that was all that needed to be done Im not sure if I need to replace anything but other than that the car is great from what i can tell. It rides quiet. I dont feel all the bumps of the road the way i did in my jeep. All in all it seems like a good car.

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