2000 Saturn SC2 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Saturn SC2

2000 Saturn SC2 Problems

A/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. 

Transmission Fluid Leak From Cooler Line

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

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2000 Saturn SC2 Questions

When i start my car it revs up to about 4300 rpm and wont come down (1 answer)

ITt would have a slightly high idle that would slowly go down as you came to a stop. From about 2200 rpm to about 900.

Passenger window "off track"; do I get to it from inside panel or outside car? (1 answer)

Power windows work, but actual window is not properly affixed to mechanism. Therefore, when lowered, it only goes down to a point, and then will not close without manually straightening it (if I'm lucky). I want to try to repair this myself, and have gotten conflicting info online about wheth...

transmission clutch (1 answer)

i had my car put on the machine and it came up with the code P0471 how would i go about fixing the tort converter and changing the clutch to my transmission?

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2000 Saturn SC2 Recalls

Recall 00V310000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PARK LOCK CABLE ASSEMBLY. IF IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, IT IS POSSI...
Recall 00V309000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INADEQUATE VENT VALVE WELD ON THE TOP PORTION OF THE FUEL TANK.
Recall 99V297000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CONSOLE ARMREST FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACTS." THE ARMRESTS WERE PRODUCED WITH A LATCH THAT WILL NOT WITHSTAND THE VERTICAL FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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2000 Saturn SC2 Reviews

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Love this car! I wouldn't have thought to buy a two door, but I love the fact that it has an extra half door on the driver side to open when I need to take things out of the car like packages or my nephews:) Great on gas, I check my oil and change it every 2 months because it tends to get dirty very quickly ( i drive a lot) And if I forget, it lets me know. I 've had to change some emission pa...
i bought this used in january 09. i get a standard tune up (im at 96k miles) 2 months ago and am told i need a new transmission! nice. now i go this morning and the car wont start but all lights and windows work. but the dashboard always shakes, i need new motor mounts too.when i go to back up its a 3 second delay [said the mechanic] and for the past week when i parked the car, it wouldnt turn ...

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