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Old 02-01-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Dizzy Saturn fuel shut-off, security system?

I have a 2001 Saturn sedan that cranks but won't start, it seems to me the fuel is shut-off by the security system maybe. My kid moved my car and can't get it started since he was in there.

So now, how do I reset the thing to get the fuel back on? Please help, very frustrated. susanjduke yahoo com

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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I have a 2001 Saturn sedan that cranks but won't start, it seems to me the fuel is shut-off by the security system maybe. My kid moved my car and can't get it started since he was in there.

So now, how do I reset the thing to get the fuel back on? Please help, very frustrated. susanjduke yahoo com
Did you check the fuel pump fuse?

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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Nope, where is it. I do not have the owner's manual for this car. Also, I'm new here. Can somebody tell me the link to the how-to tips library on here?

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #4
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Nope, where is it. I do not have the owner's manual for this car. Also, I'm new here. Can somebody tell me the link to the how-to tips library on here?
What model is it? On the s-series the fuel pump fuse is located in the car on bottom right side of the center console. You have to pop off the plastic access panel. See the pic below. Its the little red one under the gray relay. Its circled.

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Old 02-01-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
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You are awesome! Thank you, I will check that fuse.

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Old 02-01-2010, 11:55 PM   #6
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Is the security light on?

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Old 02-02-2010, 12:05 AM   #7
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Yes it is on at times. But sometimes it goes off. Car cranks fine, just no fuel.

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Old 02-02-2010, 12:27 AM   #8
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Can you hear the fuel pump running when you first turn the key on? Normally, if it's a security issue, the engine will start and run for a second or so, but the fuel pump will still run. Security issues don't shut off the fuel pump but it will shut down the injectors after detecting a problem. Which model are we talking about?

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Old 02-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #9
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Was the car doing anything else strange before (Like alarm going off for no reason, gages not working for a few seconds).? If so your BCM could have failed and done so when the alarm was on.

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #10
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Get your key replaced. That pretty much took care of that issue for me. You will still have to go through the reset procedure though.
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If the security light is on continuously, you can try to do a passlock relearn. What you will need to do is momentarily turn the key to the start position and release it. Leave the key in the on position for 10 minutes, the security light should go out at this time. Then turn the key off for 10 seconds. Repeat this 2 more times for a total of 3 times. If there are no other passlock problems, the vehicle should crank and run.

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Old 02-03-2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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Default Re: Saturn fuel shut-off, security system?

Any more on this would be great I am having the exact same problem with my 2002 l300. It will turn over but it will not start. I was thinking fuel pump. Checked the fuses, that didnt help. Also Im thinking maybe the crankshaft position sensor. Any more help would be great!

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:13 PM   #12
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Default Re: Saturn fuel shut-off, security system?

This seems to be a standard problem. I have a 2000 Saturn l series and I have to do the 10 min wait while I leave the key in the run position and the security light is on. Usually starts after 10 mins. There has to be a solution. There is no reason why it happens that I can find. It's random.

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #13
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Siestabob, are there any aftermarket alarm systems or remote start? Tried the spare key?

Your Passlock anti-theft sensor unit is part of the ignition switch assembly that detects theft attempts. Sometimes a worn key may trigger a false security alarm.

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Old 03-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #14
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This sounds like the exact same thing that had been happening to my 2005 L300 a few months back. The engine would crank, but wouldn't turn over. I took it to my local dealer and they first diagnosed it as a bad ignition switch, replaced that and it continued to crank but not start. Brought it back in the same day and they said it was the Body Control Module. Got the car back two days later and it STILL would crank but not start, this time they said it was a Powertrain Control Module. I declined that repair and one evening over that weekend I tried starting the car and it wouldn't even crank. After the third attempt, the dash lights and ignition chimes started going on and off furiously while I tried starting the car. I disconnected and reconnected the battery and the car started up fine. I brought it to another dealer, one that I have a LOT more confidence in, and they said to use another key because the key I was using was so worn that it wasn't making enough contact in the ignition and it was triggering a "theft code." Sure enough, ever since then (knock on wood), it's been fine.

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:23 AM   #15
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Default Re: Saturn fuel shut-off, security system?

It was the key!!!
Thank you to the person that posted they had everything changed and come to find out it was the key. I had 3 machanics look at my car (1 from the dealership) and one I asked about the key (not the dealership) and he said the key did not look warn but I could try getting a new key using the vin number at the dealership. If you are having this trouble start with the key!!

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