Mechanics

WHY WON'T MY CAR STAY CRANKED FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS.

2003 Saturn L200

I have a 2003 Saturn L200 that will crank up but only run for about 5-10 seconds before it dies. We have been having problems with the fuel not registering the actual amount of gas. We have replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter which fixed the problem of registering the amount of gas but the car will not stay cranked. Any information would be appreciated.
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Samano02
April 10, 2012.




Clean and test the IACV, EGR valve and Throttle position sensor

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Rasmataz
Apr 10, 2012.
Just to add to this one you must have replaced the fuel sending unit with the pump to effect the gas gauge not reading correctly. Also was the fuel gauge ever reading empty when you had plenty of fuel in the tank?Also does your temp gauge power door locks keyless entry all work if you have them?When you try to start it does the security light stay on solid or flash?

Saturntech9
Apr 10, 2012.
I am not sure where these parts are located. I have tried to look them up but to no avail. Also to saturntech9, before the fuel pump and filter were replaced the gas gauge read at 1/2 tank even when empty. Now that they have been replaced it is reading empty even though we have put over $30 of gas in it. All power locks, windows, lights, ect work. The security light will flash and then go off but the check egine light, oil light, battery light, and gas light now come on. When fuel is feed through the carberator the car will crank and then die off after a couple of seconds.
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Samano02
Apr 15, 2012.
The fuel sending unit is attached to the fuel pump module which is submersed in the fuel tank. It uses a float to tell the fuel level. So the gas gauge reads empty and it wont start with plenty of gas sounds like it could be a bad body control module.I have replaced tons of them on that car for that very reason. Also a lot of other reasons the body control module on those cars have a high failure rate.

Saturntech9
Apr 15, 2012.

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