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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...

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Throttle body needs to be replaced again after 3 months of use
Hello. You should not need a throttle body again this soon unless a very cheap throttle body is being used. I have seen some poor quality products out there that will cause this, but most of the time it is...
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Is this my battery or alternator?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Are there standards for replacing fuel lines?
This is a very difficult question to answer as we would need to visually inspect the repairs and damage to your Saturn. However, speaking generally, yes, there are standards that ASE certified mechanics use to replace fuel lines. Typically, the...
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My car leaked all of the oil from the oil filter and now it's making a loud thumping noise - did the engine pop ?
Hi there: It's really difficult to tell you for certain what's wrong with your Saturn without completing a visual inspection. However, if you had to add half of a gallon of oil, that's not a good indication that internal components...
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Do I need to remove the transmission to get to slave cylinder on Saturn Ion 2005?
Hi there. The slave cylinder is a part that is attached on the side of the transmission to operate the clutch fork. For your vehicle, the slave cylinder is inside the bell housing area. You can bleed the slave cylinder...
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Car won't turnover.
It sounds like you may be having an issue with your shift lock solenoid. When you press down on the brake pedal, the shift lock solenoid releases and allows you to move your shifter. If this shift lock solenoid is...
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I have a no crank, no start situation.
This is likely a result of the starter solenoid not engaging the flywheel. When the key is turned and the current is supplied to the solenoid, the gear comes out and engages the flywheel. When this is not working, you...
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Why does my Saturn ion keep cutting off on me while driving it's not my battery or my alternator
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The issue sounds like it is related to the transmission, and it may be electrical or mechanical. More specifically, it may be related to the torque converter. The torque converter has a solenoid in...
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What maintenance should I do to my 2005 Saturn Ion?
First off, yes your vehicle does have a timing chain. It is good that all that maintenance has been performed recently and should carry you for many miles. However, if you cannot verify the age of the coolant and fuel...
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Coolant warning
All things considered - coolant level is now correct, no over heating, no coolant leaks, etc, the coolant level sensor itself may be stuck or shorted. The level sensor is located in the bottom of the coolant reservoir. You can...
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my 2003 saturn ion won't start. it cranks but won't start.
Hi there: If you checked the oil and determined that there was no oil in the car, it's quite possible that some internal engine components have seized up; which means there might be serious engine damage internally. Before you attempt...
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Why is my car sputtering? 2005 Saturn Ion
Hi there - a car that sputters may have an ignition misfire, or a fuel supply issue causing this behavior. You mentioned the Check Engine Light is on - getting the problem codes is task #1. The problem codes will...
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Saturn Ion 2007 can't get into gears
Hi there: It's possible that either your transmission linkage is damaged, or you have an internal problem with your transmission or clutch that is not allowing you to shift the Saturn into forward gears. It's best to have a mobile...
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Throttle Position Sensor
You replaced the accelerator pedal and the throttle body itself. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor that is located on the throttle body used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in...
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Car won't start
If you have a key fob with a good battery, you should be able to toggle the alarm on and off. If your car is Passlock equipped you could try the 30 minute re-learn procedure. You will go through three...
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car won't start with new battery
Be sure the vehicle alarm is "off" so that no immobilizer system comes into play. "New" batteries are not necessarily sold fully charged, so the first thing to check is the state of charge of the battery or just simply...
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Car wont start
Hello. When the engine will not crank over, it means the starter is not performing its job. The fact you have power means the battery has some power, but it may not have enough power to make the starter crank....
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Taking my sway bar out.
On the 2004 Ion you have to remove the rear transaxle mount and the steering gear. Then, once all links and brackets holding the bar to the body and suspension are removed you have to lift and rotate the stabilizer...
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Check engine light is on and the car does not want to drive
Hi there: On most modern cars, there are a series of sensors that are designed to monitor mechanical systems; such as the transmission on your Saturn. In most cases, when a problem occurs, a trouble code is stored in the...

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