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Old 03-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Hey guys, so I bought a SL2 at an auction and was running great till I started losing power and then the check engine light began to flash. The light then turned off after a few seconds and my power came back to me. Does anyone know whats wrong? My car is a 2001 SL2 with automatic transmission if that helps.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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You have a missfire get it scand and post code up ASP...
before it harms Your Catalytic Converter..

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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+1 on getting the code read. I know that can be difficult in CA. Meanwhile, pull the plugs and see how they look.

A flashing MIL equals SEVERE misfire. If it starts flashing again BACK OFF the throttle so it stops. If not the results can be MUCH worse than just a damaged Cat (btdt).

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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The Only Code I got is p0172 which is running rich.

Any ideas in getting that fixed?

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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Nothing I've got indicates that should cause the flashing MIL. Did you check history/pending codes as well?

As far as the P0172 goes, the laundry list of things to check:
Fuel pressure high
Fuel injectors leaking
O2S-1 contaminated
Vacuum leak around MAP sensor
EGR valve stuck open
EVAP purge solenoid stuck open
Restricted exhaust or restricted air induction

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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So I checked the history/pending codes and there aren't any. Only running rich :/

Also, Where would I find a MAP sensor on a 2001 Saturn SL2? I have the book thats only from 1991-1999 and it looks different from my old saturn.

If it helps any, when I smogged the car, emissions passed BUT the light.

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