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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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The car over heated and now i don't have spark. 2005 Saturn Ion
If this occurred right after the engine overheated then the excessive heat may have damaged the computer or it may have a circuit issue. I would typically need to test the circuit to see if there is voltage present. It...
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Hi Ben
Often times there are special fuel line disconnect tools that are required to remove fuel filters. These tools are usually circular shaped and made of plastic or metal. They can be picked up at your local auto parts store fairly...
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The car will crank but won't turn over
If the starter motor is turning the engine over rapidly, at sufficient RPM, but the engine does not catch and run, that means that there is an ignition, fuel, air induction, or mechanical fault in the engine that will have...
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Went to Jiffy Lube got a oil change
To determine if an engine is seized, one would turn it clockwise by hand using a wrench and socket applied to the crankshaft pulley bolt. That test is made easier if you remove the spark plugs so that there is...
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Clunk Clunk over bumps and potholes
Hi there. Diagnosing a clanking noise when you hit a pot hole or other bumps in the road is incredibly difficult to pinpoint, due to the dozens of moving parts that comprise the steering, drive line and braking system on...
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Car won't start
Hi There, There are many things that could cause problems when a car has sat for an extended period of time such as plugged fuel filters, bad fuel in the tank and many other things. The fact that the engine...
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2004 Saturn wont crank after I installed backwards battery
Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors on the vehicle such as those in the powertrain control module...
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What other issues are there if you have a locked shifter?
Check the shifter interlock solenoid and see if it has failed or lost power. The shifter interlock solenoid keeps the transmission in park without moving the shifter automatically and also prevents the shifter from going into park when the vehicle...
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Idles Low and Almost Stalls
Hello there. Sometimes when the coolant system is experiencing a fault as you've indicated, it creates additional drag on the motor; which can reduce engine RPM significantly. However, this is typically when the water pump is faulty or damaged. It...
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What causes poor fuel usage, loss of power, rough idle, check engine light, and now a weird whistling noise? We have replaced the
Hi there. It is very possible that the ECU is the source of all of these issues. If you recently replaced the ECU, but it was not reset or programmed by a Saturn dealership, it's likely the reason for all...
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My headlights, blinkers, and brake lights work but the taillights, interior lights, and dash lights don't work. All fuses, relays, and switches are good.
Hi there. There is either a break in the wiring on the lighting circuits for the main light switch or the ground wire to the main light switch for the running lights is loose or not hooked up. Check the...
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My car will start to slowly lose power as I am making turns and on one or two occasions at a stop sign. 2006 Saturn Ion
Hello - your symptoms suggest a problem with the idle air control valve or the throttle body may be dirty. A sticking Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve might also create this behavior. I suggest a stalling inspection performed by a...
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Control arm bushings
Control arm bushings are an important part of vehicle suspension systems. Bushings are made of rubber which separates the faces of two objects while allowing a certain amount of movement. As a car moves over tough or bumpy surfaces, this...
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My car is not starting.
It seems your vehicle is not starting because of an issue with your power steering system. Your vehicle has an electronic power steering system and the control module has detected a fault in the power steering system and as a...
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Check engine light
You would need to have the fuel tank and vent system smoke tested to look for leaks in the gas cap, purge control valve and fuel tank vent into the carbon canister. If you have any one of those leaking...
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My 20
Hi there. Typically when you have an inconsistent ignition problem like you've described, it is caused by a loose fitting electrical component; either within the ignition system or the battery or electrical system. Some common problem components include ignition relay...
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What is the purpose of testing to see if the cooling fan works
Testing to see if the cooling fan works will typically indicate a few things. It may indicate whether or not the cooling fans are coming on at the correct temperatures which may be indicated by a temperature switch that sends...
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I have a 07 Saturn ion 2 and my car it won't move all gears work but it just want take off I need help please
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first assumption we make when the vehicle does not move while in gear, is that the transmission fluid is low. Start by checking the level and the condition of the fluid. If it...
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2005 Saturn Ion has a hard time starting, indles roughly and then dies.
Hi there. The ticking noise in this case most likely was coming from the cylinder heads (or the top of the engine) and the components inside that were not receiving enough lubricant (oil) as the engine runs. Most of the...
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Will the working motor from my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 L fit the transmission in my 2003 Saturn Ion 2 L
Hi there. We get this type of question quite a bit. In most cases, the engines themselves will fit just fine and will be compatible with the transmission. However, the issues that always occur is linking with the ECU, fuel...

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