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My car is loud when driving (sounds like I have no exhaust) and it takes about a min to get up to the speed limit then goes faster
Hi There, It sounds like you may have damaged your catalytic converter when your car was stuck in the snow. It may have possibly resulted in the converter housing itself being caved in causing it to not flow properly resulting...
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I disconnected the battery cables and now it's overheating
Hi There, Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the...
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Car will start but wont move
Hi There, It sounds like your car may be low on transmission fluid. Since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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What would cause an oil gasket cover to crack? I mean a big crack and not one but 2 covers?
Typically the causes of plastic cover breakage are overtightening of the fasteners used to retain the cover and/or if the cover mounting surface is distorted. The tightening torque is in the low inch pounds and if you don't use an...
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Steering wheel locked key won't turn
Hi there. It's quite possible that the ignition lock cylinder is damaged. However, it could be an internal issue with the steering column that is causing the steering wheel to lock. I would recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come...
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I have a 2000 Saturn SL2 I changed the battery and alternator . Started the car . Drove it around the block for a while to make su
Hi...you did not indicate if the engine turned over or not, or whether the engine did crank but just simply would not run. Consequently, I will briefly review both scenarios for you. In either case though, a no start diagnostic...
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I took my 2001saturn sc1 to brake masters and they said it would take 2hours but only took 30minutes they were replacing myacblowe
Hi Doree. Usually when a mechanic or shop provides you a time estimate for repairs, it's assuming the worst case scenario. However, it is possible to complete this type of repair in about 30 minutes, especially in a shop environment...
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Car sputters when accelerating. Not the spark plugs checked those. Now where do I go from here
Ignition coils will fail and cause a sputtering or a misfire, but there could be other issues as well. Since the car is a 96, you might be able to retrieve trouble codes that will tell you which cylinders are...
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P0336 Questions About Notch Relearn.
Hi there. It is highly probable that the replacement of the sensor did not resolve the error code. When the P0336 diagnostic trouble code has been stored in the Engine Control Module (ECM), it is an indication that the “A”...
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Cylinder one makes no power even though it gets fuel and spark.
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty fuel injector at cylinder #1, a faulty crank sensor or potentially a vacuum leak. A bad crank sensor can easily cause misfiring and timing problems. I would suggest also checking connectivity...
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Clutch issues 2001 Saturn SL1
Hi - I think your clutch disc is all used up, or has gotten oil on it, and you are due for a new clutch. It should not be slipping under a load like this of course. I recommend a...
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Car shifts but wont go?
Hello there. It's possible that your transmission or other drive line component is stuck, which reduces the cars ability to move forward. This could also be caused by the gear shifter linkage being damage as well. It's a good idea...
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Car not shifting when driving
This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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My car will go into drive do but when I put my car in reverse it will not move
It sounds like you may have low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. Since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which...
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Steam coming from the coolant reservoir
Hi there. The coolant reservoir cap could be not sealing properly and causing the coolant to boil and steam coming out the vent or the coolant could be weak and needs changed as the boiling point has been lowered making...
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Heater making loud rumbling noise when on high 1996 Saturn SL2
Hi there - I believe the heater fan motor bearings are shot, and that's the noise you hear - increasing noise level as fan speed goes up. These bearings are generally not serviceable, and the fan motor should be replaced....
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How to replace a camshaft sensor? Shows sensor "A" on diagnostic check 2002 Saturn SL1
Hello - there is no physical camshaft position sensor on this engine. This function is handled by the coil and ignition module. The error is likely a wiring problem, either with the plug wires, or the physical wiring to the...
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1992 Ford Escort cooling fan not coming on
You will need to have the system scanned and diagnosed using a scanner that is capable to operate the fans with the scanner to test the PCM operation and to monitor the cooling system fan control switch and sensor. The...
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Transmission leaks.
The ONLY fluid that belongs in the transmission is the proper transmission fluid recommended by the manufacturer. Never use transmission stop leak to try to slow or stop any fluid leaks in the transmission. The only way to properly repair...
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Oil leak
Hi There, It sounds like you may have run the engine a bit low on oil or may have an oil leak that is causing it to run low, resulting in the rattling sound you describe. This is likely valve...

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