Change to D2, 1992 Saturn, in Austria.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by TER, May 31, 2005.

  1. TER

    TER Guest

    I'm in Europe,Austria, with a 92 Saturn SL1. The began to lose power.
    Indicator light said Shift to D2. That helped a bit but the car
    continued to lose power. Battery went dead. I had it towed to a
    garage and they said they have no way to diagnose it, can't fix it.
    Help. Anyone have any suggestions?
    TER, May 31, 2005
  2. I bet the alternator's bad. It's common on Saturns and it's preceeded
    by the transmission acting funny.

    Often, automatic transmission problems are a sign the
    alternator/charging system is going bad.

    Replace the alternator AND the battery. Put a new belt on too if the
    old one's old. It's an easy job through the wheelwell on the engine
    side of the car. You need jackstands to lift the front up off the
    ground a foot or two, too.
    Philip Nasadowski, Jun 1, 2005
  3. TER

    shoppa Guest

    Indicator light said Shift to D2.
    Alternator has gone bad. It's a "standard" GM/Delco alternator
    available at any auto parts store here in the US but don't know where
    to get one in Austria.
    That's pretty sad. "Shift to D2" is a red herring that might confuse
    them, though.

    shoppa, Jun 1, 2005
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