1998 Saturn SW2 Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Saturn SW2 ProblemsA/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold
The 1996-2001 Saturn SW2 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.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
1998 Saturn SW2 QuestionsWhat cause the car to power down while driving. The check engine comes on. (1 answer)
If you drive the car for a while and park it it may not crank. If we disconnect the battery and wait a while the car will crank. The check engine light may or may not be own.I've had it on the machine to test but they never find anything. I was told it may be the computer.
The heat is not working at all.
Don't know jack about cars so please bare with me, also not positive on the engine being DOHC or SOHC
92k miles and recently put in oil and coolant
temp gauge not even to half way point.
I was driving on the HWY up a slight hill and noticed a major clanking/scrapping sound from the ste...