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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 also make...

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Window off track
Typically, when a window comes off its track, it is a good indication that a component within the system has failed. When it comes to your Saturn Ion, it may be a matter of removing the door panel and using...
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Transmission problem?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid or a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle...
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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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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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Shifting problem
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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Seized engine
As far as I know, those are your only options. You might be able to use the one out of a Saturn Vue, but I can't say for certain as the oil pan and mounting points may be different. There...
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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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I have to code for engine light on, will need a quote
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is telling you the transmission shift solenoid is malfunctioning. This may be due, and is most often due, to a bad transmission shift solenoid. The wiring to the solenoid and the TCM...
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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...
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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...
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Check Oil light coming on.
If it is just the change oil indication on the dash then all you have to do is have it reset every time you have the oil change done. The light will not reset automatic when you have your oil...
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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 Window will not roll up
It sounds like your window switch may be faulty. If you hear the motor try to move the window when pressing down but no noise is heard when pressing up, its most likely the window switch. If you hear the...
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Car not accelerating
From the information provided about your Saturn L300 it appears that oil and coolant are indeed mixing and this is not a good thing. Usually when oil and coolant mix, this is an indication of a leaking or blown head...
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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...
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Car making a thumping sound/vibration as I'm driving
There are a number of things that may cause this kind of thumping sound that may be consistent with speeding up and slowing down, but it sounds like you may have a wheel bearing that might be failing. A wheel...
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My car has check engine light and got codes P0420 and P0302. I have changed spark plugs and ignition coil but still sputters?
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. I think the first thing you should do is read this article about the P-0420 OBD-II trouble code. In most cases, this code is caused by faulty O2 sensors or a Catalytic converter...
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After driving for a small amount of time car starts shaking, doors unlock
It's possible the mud got into electrical components. There could also be mechanical part damage. To pinpoint the exact cause of the difficulty you are having will require an on-site inspection as the list of possibilities is actually pretty long...
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Car will not accelerate past 70 mph
Depending on where you were hit, I wonder if you might have damaged the air intake such that your car is having too much trouble breathing to go really fast. Another possibility is that you might have dislodged an air...
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Ignition module
A flashing check engine light typically signifies a misfire. Misfiring will ruin the catalytic converter so do try to get this resolved promptly or don't use the car until the problem is resolved to avoid further damage. If a new...

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