1998 Saturn SL2 Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Saturn SL2 ProblemsA/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold
The 1996-2002 Saturn SL2 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 rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
1998 Saturn SL2 Questionswhat would cause the engine to not crank (1 answer)
was working fine, after work would not start. just a click. lights, radio, horn all work. jumping it did nothing.
Car wont engage (start). Tested battery, alternator, solenoid, ignition switch, starter- all are fine. Fuel pump is irrelevant since engine can still turn regardless if that were the case. Replaced neutral switch (named clutch interlock switch according to dealership). Even with it not able to st...
this is my daughters car we are both dumb when it comes to this s*&t. She took her car to a shop yesterday. She had the oil changed the day before and car drove fine. Then next day she went to start and it wouldn't turn over. She had it towed to another shop where a family member works. ...