1997 Saturn SC2 Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Saturn SC2 ProblemsA/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold
Owners may notice the warning message "A/C off for Engine Protection" displayed on their instrument panel, 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.
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
1997 Saturn SC2 QuestionsMy right rear brake light won't work. Bulbs, fuses are good. What's wrong? (1 answer)
The left brake light, and center brake light on the trunk, and turn signals all work fine. It's only the right rear brake light that won't work.
Starts fine when warm
This vehicle has a sun roof. Door gaskets seem to OK.
The wet area is immediately in front of the driver's seat and immediately in front of the passenger seat. In all instances the car has been parked and not driven.
1997 Saturn SC2 RecallsHorn Failure
The horn could fail and overheat. resulting in a possible engine compartment fire. Dealers will replace the horn assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.