1998 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Saturn SL1
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1998 Saturn SL1 ProblemsA/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold
The 1996-2002 Saturn SL1 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.
The timing chain may come into contact with the timing cover, causing noise in the engine. Replacement of worn timing chain components will be necessary to correct this concern.
1998 Saturn SL1 QuestionsIt looks like I have excessive amount of oil in my coolant reservoir (1 answer)
My car will not start. The lights go on in thedash board but no starter activity. In the past if i wiggled the orange chime box under the air condionter controls it would start right up. I replaced the chime box but it will not start. It has done this repeatedly but always restarted but now ....n...
I have to floor it at 35 mph. It seems like something is clogged. what can I do?