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SATURN SL2 ABS PROBLEM

1996 Saturn SL2 • 136,000 miles

Lately I've been having some weird electrical issues w/the car. Somtimes the car is dead & a jump other times it does not.
After pulling out some relays & fuses the car was starting fine until recently I am having starting issues again. The service engine light came on, but went off after driving it for 30 minutes.
Today while driving (5th gear, around 50 mph radio & headlights on) the radio died, the dash died, and the car started sputtering. Like it was going to stall. The service light, the abs light, battery light & Ithe low antifreeze came on the dash. The speedometer, rpm, temp gauge went all to zero.
The odd thing is I heard a clicking sound near the module and fuse box area.
I turned off the headlights and the car ran a little better but it still seemed like it was going to stall.
Once I made it home, I was curious, so I turned on the head light and it stalled. Now it does not turn on. So i'm wondering, what is it?
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Pietrog
December 4, 2012.




Failed generator. You were driving on the battery and it ran down. Computers do weird things when the system voltage is low, and the ABS Computer knows it can't properly cycle the solenoids if they're needed so it shuts down and turns the warning light to tell you.

Caradiodoc
Dec 4, 2012.


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