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Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Saturn Oil Life Monitor indicates when and what service your car needs.
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After driving for a small amount of time car starts shaking, doors unlock
It's possible the mud got into electrical components. There could also be mechanical part damage. To pinpoint the exact cause of the difficulty you are having will require an on-site inspection as the list of possibilities is actually pretty long...
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Can I just remove the Passlock 2 system
Hi Becca. Thanks for the question. The Passlock system is a safety and security device, so it's not supposed to be removed based on manufacturer recommendations. While it's possible to remove these systems manually, we can't provide tips or suggest...
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2006 Saturn vue won’t start
It is possible that the spark plug on that cylinder or the ignition coil has failed. I would recommend having these check by qualified professional in your area. This can be done by switching them to another cylinder to determine...
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Car making a thumping sound/vibration as I'm driving
There are a number of things that may cause this kind of thumping sound that may be consistent with speeding up and slowing down, but it sounds like you may have a wheel bearing that might be failing. A wheel...
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2003 Saturn Vue. Cannot get car to turn over. Will crank but not run. Have replaced 2 computers, battery, alternator, multiple sen
Be sure the issue is not old or contaminated gasoline and that there is adequate fuel in the tank. Past three months, gas starts to become suspect. Measure the actual fuel pressure on the fuel rail. If fuel pressure is...
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After taken car to body shop for paint job... I received my car with a check engine light and slow take off in gear
The non functioning reverse lights could be due to anything from blown out bulbs to a switch or wiring malfunction. That problem can be resolved if you request an electric problems inspection. With regard to the loss of power, inasmuch...
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Driving down highway bad random vibration front right tire starts to pull brand new tires
Hi Aaron. Thanks for contacting us today. A vibration like you are describing can be caused by a tire/wheel that is out of balance (which can happen even with new tires), a bent wheel, or if the vibration stops suddenly...
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Locating TCM on 2000 saturn ls2
The TCM is in the right rear of engine compartment. The first thing to check after putting in a new good battery and checking the charging system is to see if any fuses are blown for the TCM. The engine...
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2008 satrun sky. Between 38 to 45 mph, i get a rumble type noise. After 45 all normal.
An unbalanced driveshaft is a possibility as is a faulty torque converter. Tires cannot be eliminated without much further testing including testing on a road force variation balancer. Even perfectly balanced tires can create terrible vibration due to the construction...
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Car makes a loud grinding noise when I try to start it, would this be the starter or timing chain?
You should try and turn the engine manually on front of crankshaft pulley to see if engine is seized. If engine turns over by hand then problem will most likely be the starter. If you cannot turn motor then it...
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I have a 1998 saturn and it won't accelerate when i step on the gas please help
Your vehicle might be in a reduced power mode or limp mode. The issue you are writing in about is common enough that a specific diagnostic, namely a reduced engine power diagnostic is performed by technicians dispatched by YourMechanic. If...
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Ignition module
A flashing check engine light typically signifies a misfire. Misfiring will ruin the catalytic converter so do try to get this resolved promptly or don't use the car until the problem is resolved to avoid further damage. If a new...
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Saturn vue 2005 check engine light most of the time P0172 errors.
P0172 means the fuel system is too rich; rich beyond the ability of the closed loop system to compensate. It might be a vacuum leak, a mass air flow sensor, or a fuel pressure regulator problem. At that age it...
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I just got new tires put on my vehicle my traction control light came on can this be related ?
This could happen either because the wrong size tires were installed or that a wheel speed sensor may have been damaged during the process of installing the tires. I would check to make sure all of your tire sizes are...
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My car has check engine light and got codes P0420 and P0302. I have changed spark plugs and ignition coil but still sputters?
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. I think the first thing you should do is read this article about the P-0420 OBD-II trouble code. In most cases, this code is caused by faulty O2 sensors or a Catalytic converter...
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Saturn vue 2005 fwd V6: wobbling when accelerating from a stop at low revs 1500 to 2000. Feels on the pedal, you can hear it too.
There are a variety of possibilities and so I would suggest a vehicle vibration diagnostic which will yield a conclusive diagnostic. The basic possibilities are motor mounts, possibly mispositioned (and thence damaged) drive axles as a consequence of the faulty...
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I have a no crank no start issue and the check engine light is on?
If the problem is simply no starter motor operation the fault is typically quite limited so, no, it is not likely to require an expensive repair and your engine is probably fine. First, the battery should be load tested to...
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Car will not accelerate past 70 mph
Depending on where you were hit, I wonder if you might have damaged the air intake such that your car is having too much trouble breathing to go really fast. Another possibility is that you might have dislodged an air...
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My 2002 saturn vue loses speed going up hill what could it be
Hi Evanie. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Generally speaking, acceleration issues while climbing are typically caused by ignition system parts or fuel system components that are worn out or clogged with excessive carbon deposits. Essentially, the engine struggles to correctly...
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Crank, no start
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us today. The crankshaft position sensor is located near the front of your Saturn's motor, near the front crankshaft pulley. It is possible that this is the source of your hard to start issue, however,...

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