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Forum: L-Series General 08-10-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Reflash Computer

All repair shops in California have a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. so if anything goes wrong with the repair my mechanic is doing, he has to fix it. GM Customer Service - they are a joke. Most...
Forum: L-Series General 08-10-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Reflash Computer

Actually I did answer the maintenance question if it was having my tranny fluid changed. See my post @ 10:45 am or here it is copied:
Yes I did have the transfluid filter changed 3 months ago and...
Forum: L-Series General 08-10-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Reflash Computer

I did not have hard shifts when down-shifting. Only upshifting. And if the Dealership was supposed to update the TCM Calibration, why then did they attempt to tell me that the pressure control...
Forum: L-Series General 08-10-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Reflash Computer

Yes I did have the transfluid filter changed 3 months ago and that is when the hard shifting started, sporadically, and only when the engine go too hot. They (dealership) declined to detech an...
Forum: L-Series General 08-10-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Reflash Computer

Thanks for the feedback. When I say Stealership it is because they cost 2 - 3 times as much as other mechanics. They tried to tell me my oil cap was cracked and they wanted $40 for a $5 part. That...
Forum: L-Series General 08-08-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Reflash Computer

Also, mechanic called stealership and found that they had not reset the computer when bulletins where issued. Typical I guess.
Forum: L-Series General 08-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Reflash Computer

What exactly is reflashing my car's computer and does it erase items that "supposedly" need to be replaced by a "stealership"? The stealership did not reflash my car's computer after find P1811 or...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 2003 L300 CEL Code P1011

I was standing over the tech when he pulled the codes - it was P1011. Question: Since when is a tranmission pan on the side or how can a transmission fluid leak from the side of the transmission? ...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 2003 L300 CEL Code P1011

UPDATE: P1011 is the pressure control system error stating that the pressure control solenoid is failing. That supposedly requires them to take the transmission side cover off to access the PCS...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
2003 L300 CEL Code P1011

What is it? I found yesterday that I have a leak of transmission fluid - the dealership just replaced the pan, filter, gasket and fluid 3600 miles ago. As luck would have it, the CEL came on when I...
Forum: L-Series General 07-06-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 03 l300 shifting hard

I have the worst problems with regular mechanics. I have taken my car to other oil change places and they won't touch the car because the seal breaks every time. I explained the problems to my...
Forum: L-Series General 07-06-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 03 l300 shifting hard

From what I have read on this same problem, the cost is a minimum of $1500. We topped off the fluid last night and so far this morning, the light has not come on and there is no hard shifting. I...
Forum: L-Series General 07-05-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 03 l300 shifting hard

So I have had only one small hard shift since 6/28/2011. Until today that is. On my way home from work, it shift hard as I turned the corner. Light came on. I shut the car off, let it sit for a...
Forum: L-Series General 06-28-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 03 l300 shifting hard

First off: Mileage is a little over 122,000. Secondly: I did not have time to take it by Pep Boys (only place around me that will run codes - autozone got sued and O'Reilly's won't do it either) to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: 2003 L300 Transmission????

Here in California, they no longer scan for codes. I have to take my to the dealer or to PepBoys for a code read. Then they charge you unless you are a "preferred" customer, meaning you have to...
Forum: L-Series General 06-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
03 l300 shifting hard

Okay - so I had my transaxle "transmission" fluid changed out approximately a month ago. I took my 2003 L300 out of town this weekend and had NO problems. Today, I had to pick up some materials for a...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-04-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 805
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Service Light with wrench

I have a saturn l300, 2003 model, that every other fill up, the attached image comes on. If I take the fuel cap off and reinsert it and click it multiple times, the light does not come back on.
...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-04-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Dizzy Re: 03 L300 Steering Column Issues UPDATE

So approximately 8500 miles ago, I had the intermediate shaft and steering rack replaced for the 3rd time. Here I am now with the same flipping problem. I just don't understand how this problem can...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-29-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: SES and code

TO FDYER:
You sate "by pulling the IGN Control-B fuse for about a minute" Where exactly is Control B Fuse? We have found in the repair manual as well as the owner's manual at least 6 IGN fuses. ...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-24-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Happy Re: SES and code

Thank you so much for your feedback.

I will print out your suggestions, show it to my fiance and also my uncle who happens to work for Kragen/O'Reilly auto parts. Hopefully I can get the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-23-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
SES and code

SES light on, checked filters, replaced air filters, checked fuel tank cap and added fuel - just like last time. SES light stayed one.

So I took it to have the code read and this is what came up:...
Forum: Community Center 03-22-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,903
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Mad Re: Most effective means for voicing our displeasure to GM over the Saturn debacle?

so if Motors Liquidation Corp owns the Saturn name now, where do we Saturn owners turn to when we have complaints about *****y workmanship? Do we contact GM or do we contact MLC? I know GM claims...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-22-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,546
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Fuel Evaporator Sensor

I wish AutoZone and Kragen could pull codes still, at least in CA. They don't - too many people sued them. So I have to take my car to a repair shop to get the codes pulled which mean's waiting...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Car won't start - not liking my saturn right now

Replaced the battery - things were going okay. Until yesterday. About an hour into my drive up the hill to my aunt's house, stopped for something to drink. Got in the car and the "SERVICE ENGINE...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-17-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By SACTOWNMOM
Re: Car won't start - not liking my saturn right now

:)Thanks for the input. You state that the acid would boil out - where there not be some indication on the battery or the surrounding area if it boiled out? I saw no evidence of it having acid...
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