Showing articles & questions for topic

Related articles

2007 Nissan Versa vs. 2007 Saturn Ion: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact cars as a class are generally meant to be commuter vehicles: with excellent gas mileage, an entry-level price point, and decent safety ratings for those who are on the road the majority of their time. These cars...

Related questions

Humming noise
Hi, thanks for writing in. My personal experience with a humming noise while driving could be 2 things. You may need a front end alignment or wheel bearing. To check your wheel bearings you will need to jack up the...
My car shuts off while driving and light comes on and I can restart my car could it be alternator - 2006 Saturn Ion
Hello. You should have the battery fully charged and then check the charging system to see if it is charging the battery. Replace the alternator if it is not charging. If you need help with this, a qualified professional from...
Car smells like very strong gas leaking at the bottom
Hey there, thank you for asking a question about your 2005 Saturn Ion. A "strong" odor of fuel is an emergency circumstance. If you park a vehicle with a known gas leak in a tightly closed space, such as a...
I need new struts but do not know if I need specific struts because my car is on lowering springs.
Shocks and struts are vehicle specific. They're designed to operate within a certain range of travel. When you mix lowering springs - especially those that lower the car a couple of inches - with stock shocks and struts, the ride...
My car jerks/pulls when letting off the gas pedal
Hello. A few of the things that could produce the symptoms you are experiencing are a dirty throttle body, or perhaps worn motor mounts. Your vehicle uses an electronic throttle body, that is an engine throttle plate that is...
I had a bulge in the tread of my driver door tire so I changed it with a used tire. Now 3 weeks later I have a bulge in the tire.
A bulge in a tire an happen if you rub the tire on a curb it can break the sidewall cords in the tires. If you bought a used tire then the tire may have already been weak or old,...
Cracked valve cover
Good question and I hope I can help you fix your issue. Your car may not be starting due to your valve cover being cracked. It may also not be holding enough pressure in the engine to start. However, we...
hard to turn steering wheel
You need to have the vehicle taken to a GM dealer to perform the steering recall to fix the power assist. You say that they fixed something, but it sounds like it not repair the hard steering. Get in contact...
Camshaft issue
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The most likely cause of this issue would be a leaking camshaft seal that may need to be replaced. Many times the camshaft sensor will have a blockage near it that prevents engine oil...
Knocking under car.
This is may be anything from wheel bearings to ball joints and struts. The fact that it only happens when the car is rolling and not under a load suggests that it may also be something as simple as something...
I replace my ecm cranks once but won't start
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are a number of systems that your ECM controls. Be sure you are getting power to all of your critical components like fuel pump, injectors, coil packs, etc. Check to see if when cranking...
My car will not start. Replaced battery and starter
Hi, thanks for writing in. It is possible that your ignition switch may have failed. An electrical fault with the ignition switch could cause a fuse to pop. It is not recommended to replace a fuse with a higher amperage...
Burning oil?
Hi there. It sounds like your car has an oil issue. It sounds like it can be a combination of issues. I would usually get the vehicle in the air to check for leaks first. If it was just burning...
Saturn Ion wont change to 4th gear, its an automatic. The P0700 code comes up saying transaxal module. What does this means?
Hello. The code means there is either an electrical or mechanical (hydraulic) fault in the transmission, or the transmission "controls" and in your case that fault is causing your transmission not to shift. The fault itself can range from the...
Where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2005 Saturn ion 2.2l?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. This engine does not have a camshaft sensor, but uses the ignition module to detect when cylinder number 1 and 3 are at top dead center using the coils internal circuits. You may need...
How much do you charge to replace an engine labor and parts.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, at this time, YourMechanic does not install engines or transmission.
Steering/ front end vibration at high speeds
Hey there. I would recommend checking your intermediate shaft from the steering wheel to the rack and pinion. If the joint on your intermediate shaft has failed, this can cause the steering wheel to shake at certain speeds. If the...
Car wont turn over clutch ism clicking
I would recommend checking your alternator as well as all fuses. Test the alternator with a multi meter to ensure that it is maintaining 13.8 - 14.2 volts while the vehicle is running. Next, use a circuit tester to test...
Car door is not getting opened
Hello and thank you for writing in. Check to see if the door will open with unlocking the door with the key in the door handle. If it is the driver or front passenger door it is the rear door...
Clicking noise but car wont start
This may be a sign of a bad starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

Ask a question