'02 L200 just laid down on the highway

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by S. Barker, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    70 mph, speed control on, just laid down like you turned the key off.
    Wouldn't restart. Cranks ok.

    any ideas before the dealer tows it in tomorrow morning?


    steve barker
    S. Barker, Dec 10, 2007
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    Fred Guest

    Out of gas?
    Fred, Dec 10, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    "Just like you turned the key off" sounds like an electrical problem of some
    sort. This could include fuel injection, but I'm more inclined to think

    Other fuel delivery problems, such as a failed pump or ruptured fuel line,
    would produce symptoms similar to running out of gas, not an abrupt shutdown.
    Doug Miller, Dec 10, 2007
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    Oppie Guest

    My '01 Lw300 needed a crank angle sensor. You won't get a fuel pump trigger
    (and no fuel pressure) if there is no crank sensor output. A scan tool will
    quickly diagnose this by no engine RPM detected on cranking. Fuel pump will
    come on at key on for a half second and will show some pressure on a
    diagnostic gauge attached to the test port. When cranking, if all else is
    good, the fuel pressure should increase a bit more (you can do a fuel flow
    test too if you have the tools to see if the pump is being properly
    Oppie, Dec 10, 2007
  5. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    Good, good, and bad.....

    Ignition module bad. covered by warranty. Good
    Tow in covered by warranty. Good
    Windshield busted out by vandals whilst car sat on the highway overnite.
    not covered by anything but my pocket. $172. Bad.

    S. Barker, Dec 11, 2007
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    John Smithy Guest

    Sorry to hear of the bad. Please consider AAA. Only a buck a day for same
    day towing and peace of mind.
    I used it only once but it saved me a $75 tow charge.

    John Smithy, Dec 11, 2007
  7. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    my extended coverage covered the tow.

    new news though;

    the module was a misdiagnosis. the timing chain is broke.

    S. Barker, Dec 12, 2007
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    Oppie Guest

    Yikes! How much damage was done to the motor and will your insurance cover
    Oppie, Dec 12, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    Yikes! How much damage was done to the motor and will your insurance cover

    If you know of any standard auto insurance policies that *do* cover mechanical
    failure, please let all the rest of know right away.
    Doug Miller, Dec 12, 2007
  10. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    haven't got it moved from the gmc dealer to the saturn dealer yet. Yes, my
    extended policy covers the engine. Will update in a few days.

    S. Barker, Dec 12, 2007
  11. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    yes, my extended policy covers the engine including timing belt/chain.
    There's not much on the list it doesn't cover except normal wear items like
    brakes and belts.


    S. Barker, Dec 12, 2007
  12. S. Barker

    Oppie Guest

    Buying the extended insurance is a crap-shoot. Most times it isn't worth the
    money. You just saved big-time with this repair even if the glass repair had
    to come out of your own pocket. Buy a lottery ticket while you're at it...
    Oppie, Dec 12, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    I take it you mean extended *warranty*.
    Doug Miller, Dec 12, 2007
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    S. Barker Guest

    I always buy the extended plans on items over say $500. And i always make
    them pay off. I haven't bought an inkjet printer since 1990, and have had 7
    since then. I haven't bought a digital camera since '94 and have had 3.
    Believe me, if i buy an extended plan, i don't lose money. Although i had
    nothing to do with this timing chain breaking. I'd just as soon be driving
    the car actually.

    S. Barker, Dec 12, 2007
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    S. Barker Guest

    It's actually a third party service plan purchased with the used vehicle. I
    rekon you could call it what you want.

    S. Barker, Dec 12, 2007
  16. Back to the windshield. Did you check your comprehensive insurance.
    Mine covers glass with zero deductible. While changing a wiper blade,
    I let the wiper arm hit the windshield and is broke. I called the
    insurance company and they sent someone to my house to fix it the next
    day - at no cost to me.
    Son_Worshipper, Dec 13, 2007
  17. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    ya, i called my agent first to review my policy. it's a $1,000 deductible.
    the windshield was $208. It's done. and the car is at the saturn dealer
    now getting new timing chains and a cylinder head assembly for a $25

    S. Barker, Dec 14, 2007
  18. <snip>

    I almost never buy an extended plan, but then again I don't buy very
    much stuff. ;-)

    Two years ago my wife bought an extended plan on a Dell printer because
    the plan was very inexpensive, I think on the order of $10. It has paid
    off twice.

    We also bought a new Civic Hybrid in April. An 8 year 120,000 mile
    extended warranty was $980. I figure in 8 years or 120,000 miles at
    least one component which will cost that will need replacement.

    David Teichholtz, Dec 15, 2007
  19. All I can say is I don't know who you buy your inkjets from, but I've had
    mine for the better part of 7 or more years (Canon i850) and it hasn't let
    me down once. Nor has my dads 'retired' LaserJet III that's still kicking
    today. I still sport some of the fastest prints and cheapest inks. Maybe
    instead of throwing your money and time away trying to exercise extended
    warranties you should just find quality products instead.

    Just my two cents.
    HyperCube33 \(Life2Death\), Dec 18, 2007
  20. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    I"m still using the HP895 csi. I would hardly call any canon inkjet printer
    a 'quality' product.

    S. Barker, Dec 18, 2007
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