Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello I will help you with your question,
So if you clear the codes with a scantool the light does not go out if you just turn the key to the on position? Same for disconnecting the negative cable from the battery?
The codes are for a stall while the key is in the run position (P1599) and an active knock sensor signal (P0326). Nothing to do with the computer here.
Has the engine stalled?
Does the engine knock?
Let me know how the vehicle runs so I can help
It could be the computer, if you get the same part number through car-part.com it will be much less than getting a new one or a reman. That is the route I would go.
If it will rev up without bogging down I don't suspect it is a melted converter but if you can't do that I would start by disconnecting the exhaust to see if it will run normally then. It is troubling that the light is on all the time now, you should be able to clar the code but if the reprogramming effort resulted in a "bricked" computer then I would be asking the shop to step up for some of the cost.
Used is the way to go here until you find out what the root problem is but the codes have nothing to do with the problem unless the engine is very noisy and needs to be rebuilt.