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Second gear misshifts when I drive, all other gears are fine.
Hello. A transmission coming out of gear is most often caused by worn transmission components. It may be possible that the synchronizer rings, which are meant to smoothly mesh the gears inside of the transmission, have worn out and are...
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ECU and related components
Your ECU would have to be programmed. Although it is possible nowadays for consumers to download the software from the OEM for a fee, you need an interface cable and knowledge of the programming steps. Once you add up the...
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Panel lights on with ignition off
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you are having some sort of electrical or wiring issue. A few things I would check are the ignition switch, the clutch / neutral safety switch, and the associated relays and...
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My car has the engine light on and extreme power loss on highways 2008 Saturn Astra
Hello - if the P0014 code is the only code present, your camshaft is still out-of-time with the crankshaft, and the timing belt alignment procedure needs to be done (again) to set this right. (It is also possible that one...
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Maintainence for my car
If the engine has high miles, I would first consider losses in cylinder compression as a possible cause of the degraded mileage. Other possibilities are a malfunctioning oxygen sensor (check output on an automotive scope) and a stuck open cooling...
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I have a knocking noise coming from the driveshaft area of my vauxhall astra.
If you are hearing the knocking noises more on tight turns, you may have worn cv axles or driveshafts on the front of your Astra. The joints inside can wear over time especially if the grease has leaked out and...
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How much should my repairs cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the replacement of the positive battery cable, fuse, and repair to the engine harness on a 2008 Saturn Astra with a L4-1.8L engine.
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When I drive my car for about ten minutes, the gas pedal does not accelerate anymore, non of the gears work.
Hi there. There seems to be an issue with the ignition switch on your vehicle. The engine should shut off when the key is in the 'OFF' position. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...
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Car died while driving it wont start only cranks
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several problems. Make sure the engine is getting proper fuel by testing the fuel pressure. You can also test this by spraying starting fluid in the air...
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How long should it take to replace an AC compressor and condenser in my Saturn Astra?
Hi there. If you'd like to receive an estimate, which would include the estimated labor hours along with replacement parts and supplies, you can click this link. Generally speaking, the job itself takes about 3 to 5 hours to complete....

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