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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Saturn LW200
2001 Saturn LW200
2001 Saturn LW200 Problems
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
2001 Saturn LW200 Questions and Answers
the broken part is the coil spring. What is estimate for replacing that part?
wher are the oxygen sensors located?
Usually we smell it after returning to the car, especially if it's been a short period of time. Mileage remains the same so it couldn't be much fuel escaping.
2001 Saturn LW200 Reviews
I originally leased the vehicle as a new car in December, 2001. After 39 months, I was way over the mileage limit, so I purchased it.
I am still driving it every day, often 100-200 miles a day. I now have 208,000 miles on it, and it still runs fine. The only body damage is from a theft/ joyride incident two years ago. The right side was involved in a sideswipe incident whereby the mirror was torn off the car. The polymer door panels showed no damage and only slight scratches. If it had steel panels, it would have been a mess.
Other than that, the car still looks new, and still look great. I'll drive it until I can't any more. The only issue I ever had is a leak in the A/C system.
GM mad a mistake dropping the Saturn.
We had one of these for a couple years and had tons of problems. When the timing chain broke that was the last straw. Never again!