I am sorry, but this is a second hand plea for help,
A co-worker, owns a 99 saturn automatic, she was driving to pick her daughter up from day care, last week and the car stalled out on the side of the road. She was low on fuel and thought maybe she ran out of gas, I brought her some gas, got her vechle startedlet the vechle sit idle for about 5 mins and she was able to drive rought 125 feet before it stalled out. We waited roughly 15 -20 mins, (we would try to start the car, it would fire and turn over, but would not crank) got it started and this time drove it roughly half a mile and stalled once more. It took 15-20 mins to get the car started. (We would try to start the car, it would fire and turn over, but would not crank) third time again waited 15 -20 mins started and into my drive way. And it stalled again.
We made arrangements for a tow truck from a garage to come get her car. And it has been more then a week and they still have not been able to resolve the issue.
The garage, said they got it to run the next day Idle, 20 mins and drove it down the road a mile or so and it died on them also.
They said it could been the alernator, which made no sense to use cause the lights and such all staied on, when we had the car not running. We could turn it on and off if we desired. And there was no trouble 'trying to get it to turn over, just to start and keep it started. No dead battery, no dimmed lights no reset in radio settings.
The garage in qustion, is ran by good and decent people, they tend to focus on Ford's and so I would say 90% of thier expertise is on Fords, but where we live at there are no Saturn garages' less then 45 miles (or more away).
Here are some facts I can offer:
Vechle is roughly 120k-140k miles
I could not locate the ignition wires
Vechle will fire up as mention after what seems to be a 15-20 min cool down, from start, driving down the road and stopping, stalling.
Checked the fluids, and they were fine.
Checked the Air Filter and it was really good, Not sure when it was changed, but was clean and actually looked better then mine.
We by profession are E-911 Dispatchers, and neither of use are really mechanically inclined. But I have read many postings, for tips and ideas, and I want you guys to know that they have helped me out also with looking into my own vechle. I would like to say with a heartfelt Thanks to you guys that have helped other people, I can't donate to the website, but I can and will support the sponser of the website as I can.
Thank you guys in advance and have a wonderful day, and Stay safe!
Thursday, April 26th, 2007 AT 2:47 PM