answersLogoWhite
Ford Ranger
Check Engine Light
Saturn S-Series
Ford Ranger XLT

What is wrong if a 1996 Saturn SL1 service engine light came on flashing at first but now is steady and it is hesitating and not shifting smoothly?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-15 11:52:53
2011-09-15 11:52:53

Another very common issue with the Saturns is a dead/dying battery - usually caused by a failed alternator. Check the voltage at the battery while running - if not 13.5+; u need a new alternator (if the belt is still attached...)

Eric

Answeri had the same problem with my 96 sl1, took it to the dealer and got it checked out. the plugs needed to be replaced not adjusted!!!! the distributor coil was rusted that's what is causing the rough shifiting, cause i thought it was the transmission. get it relpaced as soon as possible you will soon discover that the engine is misfiring and it wont start in the bitter cold.

greg schramuk

Answeralot of times, a blinking service engine soon light will indicate a misfire in the firing order. a tune up will usually fix this. if not, check with a pro.

Related Questions

User Avatar

Don't know what year, make or model you have but if you continue to drive that vehicle with the service engine flashing it may do serious damage to the catalytic converter(s).

User Avatar

A person needs to pay attention to their warning lights. If a service engine light is flashing, this means that there is a problem within the engine.

User Avatar

Unplug it for a few minutes to reset the microprocessor. If you still get the flashing lights, you need a service call.

User Avatar

You need to have a mechanic service your car. The flashing light means the compressor is not engaging.

User Avatar

What do the flashing words 'service inspection' mean on a 1998 Audi A4 1.9 tdi


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.