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Replaced alternator, now aftermarket radio will not turn on.
It sounds like you may some faulty wiring (to speakers or head unit), a bad fuse or a short somewhere in the circuit related to the stereo. Particularly, if the alternator was replaced as a result of the system being...
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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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my 1994 saturn SL1 is stalling
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are so many different reasons why the vehicle would stall, it is impossible to say what the issue is without an inspection. If you have not scanned the vehicle for diagnostic codes, you...
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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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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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Jumper cables hooked up wrong
When you attach the wrong cables to the wrong nodes on a battery, it results in a very high current flow to the battery with a lower charge. The fuses in your fuse box are designed to burn out and...
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Overheating
Hi There, By removing the temperature sensor, you are removing the vehicle's ability to determine when the fans should come on and turn off. When this happens the car will not be able to regulate the temperature properly as it...
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How much to service an engine to a Saturn 2001SC2
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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Ignition lock cylinder bmw installment
Hi there. In most cases when this occurs, there are two possible reasons. First, the ignition lock cylinder purchased is the wrong one for that particular vehicle (which tends to happen a lot if the part was purchased at an...
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Clicking noise is much louder when accelerating. What's could that sound be?
The clicking sound may possibly be rocker arms that may need to be adjusted. When these are incorrectly adjusted or too loose, this causes a bit of play in between the rocker arm and the valve spring. As the engine...
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My 1994 ford escort is leaking transmission fluid from axle
The side transmission axle seal may be torn or the internal carrier bearings are worn allowing the axle to sag and leaking the oil. The inner axle joint seal surface may also be scratched. You need to first try and...
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My steering wheel keeps shaking uncorollably randomly
What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the...
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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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