The car is not drivable. It will start, but when put in drive or reverse it loses power and shuts off.
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2002 Saturn L300 Question: How many converters does this car have? I thought it only had one.
Answer #1Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176milesauto September 20, 2012, 16:53Master
Parts manual list it has 2. Front one is made into front exhaust pipe.
Answer #2goodguy September 20, 2012, 17:54Master
it could be a bad tcc solenoid which locks up the torque converter if it locks up too early engine will stall
Answer #3ziptie12 September 20, 2012, 22:35Master
Is the 'check engine' light on? When it 'loses power and shuts off' , is it like someone's popping the clutch on a manual trans. while holding the brake? If so ,have the TCM scanned for codes , as #2 said it may be a lock-up problem with the torque converter clutch SYSTEM. If the check engine light IS on you may want to have that diagnosed first. Post codes so we can help.