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Brand new battery. car won't start 1996 Saturn SL. Went to the store just fine. Go to leave won't start, made noise, now nothing.
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Car makes a loud grinding noise when I try to start it, would this be the starter or timing chain?
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I have a 1998 saturn and it won't accelerate when i step on the gas please help
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My car died while I was driving and I can't get it started again. Fuel is being pumped and I have spark. What could be the issue?
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