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Suddenly cannot shift car into gear.
Hi there: There could be multiple problems on your Saturn that are causing this problem you're experiencing. If your clutch is worn it won't allow you to put your car in gear. When you step on the clutch, the transmission...
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I replaced my clutch master cylinder on my 95 ford escort about 2 months ago. It drove fine for about a month and a half, now my c
You need to first check to see if the master cylinder for the clutch is low on fluid. If it is low then check clutch slave cylinder for fluid leaks. It would need to be replaced.
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Slave cylinder for clutch
The clutch slave cylinder is external outside the transmission. It can be replaced without removing the transmission.
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SHOULD DASH LAMPS AND TAIL LIGHTS COME ON AUTOMATIC ON 2002 SATURN?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Your vehicle did not come with automatic headlights. Most models did come with day time running lights, which are similar but not the same. There are aftermarket photocell sensors you can install in the...
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Belt shredding
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to tell if you are going to have issues or not. The best option is to consider the past events and how long previous belts have lasted. If you are not...
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is it a temp sensor or bad head gasket?
A diagnostic would determine the root cause of the overheating. If the coolant level was low, and/or there was trapped air in the cooling passageways, perhaps related to the heater core repair, those faults themselves can cause overheating. If the...
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Will it cause any problems to mix Dexcool with my regular green coolant. 1993 Ford Escort
Hi there. It is not advisable to mix these two coolants together as they will tend to react with each other and cause some build up in the cooling system. Being that you only added 16 ounces you should be...
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Possibly timing. 1998 Saturn SL2
Hi there - yes, it is possible that the engine has "jumped time". This engine is known for timing chain stretch, and jumping time with higher mileage. If you have spark, fuel injectors spraying, and compression, this could be the...
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Alarm goes off anytime I try to start car.
Hi there. The key fob may have lost its memory. You can reprogram your key fob to your vehicle by putting the key up to the column and pushing on the lock buttons on the key fob. Then put the...
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Cooling system issue
Occasionally, thermostats are defective out of the box. Unless you have bought a dealer OEM thermostat, it's not a bad idea to test it to be sure that prior to installing it it actually works, particularly if the thermostat is...
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Car will not go into gear 1999 BMW 318
Hi there - I suspect the clutch throw-out bearing, or the linkage to it, has failed. This prevents clutch disengagement while the engine is operating, and keeping you from engaging any gear. With the engine off, you would still be...
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Why is my engine making a knocking noise.1997 Saturn SL2
Hello. If you know that the timing chain is off then the engine should not run. If the timing is correct but the chain is loose due to other issues then that may be the knocking noise that you are...
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Car starts good then shuts off
An engine stalling diagnostic, which you can schedule through YourMechanic, would pinpoint the cause of the stalling. Among the possibilities are a plugged fuel filter, fuel pump malfunction or blocked pump strainer, significant vacuum leak including stuck open EGR valve,...
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Coolant leak from behind the intake manifold. 2000 Saturn SL
Hello - yes, this is one of the heater hoses, and a leak at that hose connection is the most likely source. I would recommend a heater hose replacement (for both heater and radiator hoses if they haven't been changed)...
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Leaking antifreeze
The leaking coolant sounds like it is coming from the water pump in the front of the motor. With this much coolant leaking I would recommend not driving the vehicle until it is fixed. This engine is very prone to...
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Hi, I got into a car accident with my bmw e36 and nothing but a dent in the middle of the grilles. Car would start but wouldn't mo
Hello. From what you describe it sounds as if your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. Brakes not functioning are usually caused by serious issues with the brake system. If they are not functioning at all then that...
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Stuck in third gear
Hello. If your shifter will not move out of third gear then it is either an internal issue with the syncronizer being locked in place or it may be the shifter assembly. I have seen a lot of these shifter...
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Hi there: The AC shouldn't be activated unless you have an electrical short from the relay switch sending power to the AC unit. Although this is highly unlikely, if this occurs, disconnect the battery terminals from the battery (both of...
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Idles and stalls again.
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Transmission problems
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your transmission may be having some potentially serious issues. If the issues suddenly appeared after difficult shifting and a noise it could be possible that the transmission suffered some sort of...

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