2001 Saturn LW300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Saturn LW300

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2001 Saturn LW300 Problems

A/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold

The Saturn LW300 may display the warning message "A/C off for Engine Protection" on the instrument panel. This may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light and the temperature gauge reading cold at all times. This is a feature of the engine that is activated by the power control module when it detects the engine warming up too slowly. The OBD trouble code P0128 may also be stored. 

The cause is simply a worn out thermostat that stays open at all times, preventing the engine from reaching the proper operating temperature. 

Replacement of the thermostat will correct the issue. 

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak

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.

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2001 Saturn LW300 Questions

where is the heater bower resistor (2 answers)

Instrument cluster/HVAC lights work intermittently. (1 answer)

It seems, that when the weather is hot, my dash lights don't work. The lights in question include ALL the instrument cluster lights, the lights behind the HVAC and radio controls as well as the lights that illuminate the gear selection. These lights should come on when the headlights are turn...

All of a sudden my car won't start. Engine cranks but it wont start. I can't (1 answer)

smell gas. After sitting all night and adding gas additive and much trying it finally started up. Any idea what could be wrong. After starting up service engine soon light came on and stayed on. Thanks Marilyn

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2001 Saturn LW300 Reviews

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I visited the Saturn plant in Tennessee and was impressed with the product but it was on the L-200 series. I made the mistake to assume that the LW300 which came later was manufactured in the same place. I bought it with 6,000 miles from the dealer. From the get go I have had nothing but problems with the vehicle. The only time that it got a recall was for a so call Popeye seal in the engin...

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