2002 Saturn L200

Tiny
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My 2002 saturn L200 has just started stalling on the highway. My wife was driving on the interstate and it stalled and had it towed to the Buick Dealership where we bought it from. They ran a diagnostic test and found no problems. Drove it home with no problems. Later that night while I was driving on the highway it just stalled. Waited about 2 minutes and it started back up and went about 5 miles when it stalled again. Waited again and it started back up. Went a few more miles and it stalled again. This time I waited a few minutes but it wouldn't start. I had it towed to a Saturn dealership. It is still there but they also can not find a problem.

Aprox 66000 miles and 4 cyl.

Any ideals would be appreciated because at this point I do not trust driving the car.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 2:37 PM

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Tiny
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What engine liter 2.2 or 3.0?

Might want to have the crankshaft position sensor and fuel system pressure check for a start.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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The saturn dealership has checked fuel system pressure and advised me that it is fine. It is a 2.2 4 cyl engine.

Thank you for the quick reply!
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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What needs to be done is when it stalls immediately look for spark and fuel, one of this is gonna be missing have they done this?
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 3:44 PM
Tiny
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I do not know if they have checked this. I will talk to them again on Monday. So you think the spark plugs may be problem too?

Also, they did check the charging system and stated that this was fine also.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 3:58 PM
Tiny
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At highway speed stalling, I don't think it has to do anything with the sparkplugs-

In the igniton system-they should test the ignition coil and igntion control module/camshaft and crankshaft sensors, the computer's driver circuit and fuel system pressure
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for all the info!
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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Hello, I talked to service person at the dealership and they stated that when they do a diagnostic test no codes are coming up. I asked them about the ignition coil, camshaft and crankshaft. The service person stated that this is something they can't test. If I took the car to an independent mechanic would I get the same answer as I am at the saturn dealership?

Thank you
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Monday, November 26th, 2007 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
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Don't tell me you're dealing with a bunch of partschanger. Take it to another shop have them view the Ignition system on the Scope and in addition check the actual fuel system pressure.

Have them view the live data on the computer this will tell you what the computer is thinking and doing within the engine management system
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Monday, November 26th, 2007 AT 4:12 PM

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