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Car will turn over but will not crank.
If the car will not link up to scanner when hooked up, this is most likely a bad ECM. If the ECM is bad, this will also of course cause the car to not have any spark as well. I...
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Reduce power light is on
What problem codes are set? Most often, these symptoms are the result of a failed throttle position sensor. Traditionally, cars will have a throttle cable but your Saturn has a "fly by wire" throttle system. If the engine management system...
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Car won't start and shakes while turning the key - 2003 Saturn L300
Hello. These lights can mean that there is a serious issue going on or that there may be an electrical malfunction. I usually check and see if there is oil pressure and check to make sure that the charging system...
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Car wont start
The symptoms you describe sound like the fuel pump stopped working and the engine doesn't have the fuel pressure it needs to keep running. Have the fuel pressure checked to see if the fuel pump is not pumping fuel to...
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Suspension in left rear lower and clucking
If the car is sitting lower than normal, that suggests a problem with the coil spring, or related components including the spring seat, that are actually supporting the weight of the car. Of course, on a flat level surface, you...
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Sometimes when driving a wrench light comes on and my car is hard to shift
This may be related to low transmission fluid, or potentially a faulty transmission speed sensor or transmission control solenoid. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve...
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My oil mixed in my resivar with my water and antifreeze in drained nearly every drop of oil into the resivar what does that mean?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically oil and coolant mixing is caused by a blown head gasket. Now, if there has been an ongoing coolant leak which caused the vehicle to overheat, the head gasket may have blown then....
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Where is the Mass AirFlow (MAF) sensor located on this car? 2005 Saturn L300
Hello - the mass airflow (MAF) sensor is the black plastic cylindrical tube with an electrical harness that goes into the air filter housing on your engine air intake system. I would check for problem codes first however, as the...
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accelerator pedal throttle sensor
The vehicle could have a clogged catalytic converter, the fuel filter and/or injectors could be plugged and there are other possibilities in the fuel, ignition, and air induction systems. It is also possible that your vehicle has entered "limp mode"...
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Oil on bottom of catalytic converter
Hi there. I completely understand about time constraints and your concern about a potential fire hazard. Many people continue to drive their vehicles even if there is oil on the exhaust components as they usually smolder and smoke. However, the...
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Hi my 2005 saturn l300 has the cataylic converter code and is making a horrible sound. Mechanic came to house and said would need
Hi there. If you recently had a smog test and your Saturn passed, it is highly unlikely that the catalytic converter suddenly stopped working. In most instances, when a code that is related to the catalytic converter is downloaded and...
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2001 Saturn L300 turns over won't start it just stalled out and won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to a stalling issues, you want to turn your attention to the spark and power supply first. It is good you have partially ruled out the fuel supply as the problem....
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Traction control not working
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty traction control module. As you know, the traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by...
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2005 Sturn L300. Went over a speed bump, I lost power steering and the car RPM's went to 0. Lights turn on, car won't start .
Hi Benjamin. Thanks for contacting us today. It really depends on what was hit or "bottomed out" when you hit the speed bump that might indicate a source. Sometimes, a starter relay will become damaged or the starter motor itself...
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Driving and the lights on dash go dim and service light comes on and abs then also stopped in another time driving car would not g
Hello, thank you for writing in. It sounds like you are having multiple electrical issues pertaining to several different systems. When this is the case you will want to check into the charging system first. This means the alternator and...
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My 2003 Saturn L300 makes a knocking noise only in reverse. Any idea's?
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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overheating problem
Hi Emelia. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It is likely that your problem is that the vehicle has overheated. If the car has overheated, it tends to have steam come from the radiator or a broken hose. Depending on how...
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To change the fuel sending unit does the fuel tank need to be dropped? 2003 Saturn L300
YES, the tank has to be drained and removed to replace the fuel pump and/or fuel level sensor. I recommend a fuel level sender replacement performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to...
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My in dash CD player on my Saturn will not pull in the CDs to play I don't believe it is jammed or has a CD in it but will not pul
It seems like the previous owner may have misled you. The CD player should pull the CD in with just a slight push. It seems as if the CD player is not working properly and may need to be replaced....
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I went to change the passenger side axle of my 2003 L300 3.0 and got the axle to find out the one in the car was not the same at
If you are not the original owner of the vehicle, it's possible an engine or transmission swap was performed before you purchased the vehicle. Whether this is the case or not, have your parts source check listings for a couple...

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