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I am curious if the Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia are the same vehicle?
Both of the vehicles were made by GM. They look the same but may have differences like external trim pieces and interior trims.
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SUV experienced low acceleration and loss of power
Hello. There are a few possible problems that might explain the problems you are experiencing with your 2009 Saturn Outlook. There could be a problem with the catalytic converter in that it may be clogged. The catalytic converter is like...
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Fuse box shorted by clogged pillar drains
Hello. I believe that clogged drains may be causing the problems you are experiencing with your 2009 Saturn Outlook. If water is getting onto the wiring, this creates corrosion, damage to the wiring, and ultimately cause other electrical components to...
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steering wheel very stiff even after fluid was added
Hello. There could be a problem with the power steering pump leaking, one of the power steering hoses leaking, or the rack and pinion leaking. Those would be the 3 major culprits that could be causing issues. Have the entire...
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Mold and water found in base of battery compartment
Hello. It sounds like the back window seal or trunk seal is leaking water, which is allowing water to get into the battery compartment. The water and mold is affecting the life of your battery, and the leak should be...
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Front low-beam headlight repair requires whole light assembly replacement
Hello. For your 2009 Saturn Outlook, there is an aftermarket part called a pigtail connector that can be spliced into the existing wiring fairly easily. You may be able to find instructions on the internet that would be able to...
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I have a 2010 saturn outlook XE AWD, I have noticed that my temperature gauge goes from 210 to 235 while I drive over 70 mph
You may have a problem with the radiator not flowing through all the channels and this will cause the engine to run hotter at higher speeds. You may also want to check the radiator cap to see if it is...
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I was driving down the road just fine all of a sudden my battery light came on for a second then all of my lights came on and then
Hello. Obviously, there's an electrical issue. To rule out the simple and obvious possibilities have the battery load tested at a major, reputable battery store (this is a common test; they have the tester) to be sure the battery doesn't...
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How many camshaft sensors does a 2007 Saturn outlook have?
There are 4 camshaft position sensors on this engine: 2 intake, and 2 exhaust. This engine had problems with premature timing chain wear (i.e. stretch), which could also cause the problem code you describe. I would recommend having YourMechanic.com diagnose...
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Feels like it wants to stall
Hi Heather, What you are describing is a common symptom of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as it...
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Won't drive over 20mph. Reduced engine speed
Hi There, This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes these gases...
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I replaced my camshaft and crankshaft sensor for my 2009 Saturn Outlook. I'm still seeing p0017 code. What could be the problem?
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0017 has many causes other than a failed position sensor. For example, the valve timing could be off if the timing chain has jumped, there could be oil flow problems to the phaser from incorrect oil viscosity...
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A wire came off headlight bulb harness
Black wires are usually used to indicate it is a ground wire. Without proper ground, the lights will not work. If the wire pulled out for the headlight connector, it may be easier to just replace the headlight socket. Replacement...
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Would a broken AC compressor cause the serpentine belt to break? 2009 Saturn Outlook
Hi there, yes, the air conditioning compressor is capable of breaking the serpentine belt a couple of ways. If the AC compressors seizes while operating, the shock load can snap the serpentine belt. If the AC clutch bearing seizes while...
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Car starts and then dies
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause this to happen. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, may also...
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Evap system
Hi There, As you know code P0449 relates to the vent valve or solenoid malfunctioning. It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative...
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Car is in park position. Key can't be moved all the way back. Key can't be removed. Car is not starting. Tried to jump. Still
Hello. Will be happy to assist you. This article should help you remove a stuck key in emergency situations https://www.cars.com/articles/2014/12/gm-issues-fix-for-new-key-issue-in-cars-under-ignition-recall/ There is a recall available for your vehicle regarding the stuck keys. It is a nationwide problem in many Saturn...
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knocking from suspension.. already replaced complete strut units (spring/strut
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Replacing the struts was a good starting point. Now you are going to want to inspect the rest of the steering and suspension components (which are very closely related). Turn the steering wheels...
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my door speakers have no sound coming from them
There are a few different possible causes for the speakers to quit working. The radio may have malfunctioned, a wire could have come unplugged, there could be a wiring issue, or the speakers may have perished. It would be impossible...
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low engine pressure/chk engine light
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There are two separate "low pressure" warning lights on the vehicle, the low oil pressure warning and the low tire pressure warning. It is safe to assume for now that you are speaking...

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