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Is it my battery
If the car has overheated before replacing the thermostat, you could potentially have a blown head gasket. I would start by checking compression to be sure this is not the case. You can rent these at the local auto parts...
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car won't start.
When a vehicle will not start it needs three things. It needs proper air/fuel mix and compression then ignition to ignite the mixture. If any one is missing or is not correct, it will not start and run. With this...
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squeal wheel noise
That squealing noise typically comes from the wear indicator on disc brake pads. The built-in noise maker indicates that it is time for a brake inspection or brake pad replacement. But when it concerns a safety system like brakes, we...
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car won't start chugs
It's possible that your Saturn SC2 has a broken timing belt. That will make it sound strange when it's cranking and will not start. You can listen back by the gas tank and try to hear if the fuel pump...
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car won't start
It's time to have your battery tested with a professional battery tester. Even at 2 years old, some batteries fail early. The cable-to-battery connections must also be clean and tight. You should not be able to move them with your...
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clicking noise in engine
Internal engine noises vary by the size of the parts making the noise and how fast they are moving. Think of drums, cymbals, or guitar strings. Smaller, lighter engine parts make clicking or tapping sounds, while bigger heavier parts make...
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clutch shifting not working
If the car is idling too fast it is getting excess air from some source. This called a vacuum leak. Usually a visual inspection will find a hose disconnected or deteriorated. Have a close look at the vacuum hose that...
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After serpentine belt slipped off transmission won't go into reverse
It may be possible that the belt struck and bent a shifter linkage component. I suggest having a certified technician diagnose your gear slipping issue, including an inspection of the shifter linkage for proper adjustment or damage.
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Coolant leaked out and car overheated
Hello. It would be necessary to have the radiator hose replaced so that you are able to drive the car without it overheating. In addition, there are several possibilities that would explain the clicking noise that you hear. This noise...
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Hi, I got my car key stuck in the ignition on acc. My dad tried to get it out and broke the key inside it.
The ignition switch is the device you need to gain access to. You can remove the steering column's upper and lower covers to gain access to the ignition switch on the back of the lock cylinder. Remove this piece from...
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what all is run off the fuse called body
Hello. This fuse also sends power to the accessory plugs inside of the car. The most common shorts occur in these plugs when they fail. This will blow the fuse every time. I usually start by disconnecting the plugs from...
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Crunching, grinding, popping under front end
It sounds like the brake pads or wheel bearing may have failed. If the brake pad surface is worn, it will grind against the rotor surface, especially during braking. The bearings could also be to blame. Over time the...
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I'm have front end noise like metal on metal just got new struts what could my problem be?
The strut installation may need to be rechecked first to rule out whether or not the struts were installed wrong. If they are okay, then the front wheel bearings, brakes, and lower control arms should be checked along with the...
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Underglow Laws
Hello. Laws related to underglow or aftermarket lighting in general will vary depending on where you live. I would recommend visiting your county courthouse to determine whether underglow is legal in your county. It is unlikely that underglow or aftermarket...
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The turn signal fuse keeps blowing every time I start the car
Hello. There are a number of electrical components on that fuse (listed in your owners manual). Remove the fuse for this circuit, then disconnect (at wiring connections or at the component itself) as many of them as possible, then re-insert...
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Car dies while driving
It sounds like you might be having an issue with your vehicle's power-train control module (PCM). If the issue were an alternator, the vehicle would likely not start up after sitting for a while. If this issue were a fuel...
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Car won't start - 2002 Saturn SC2
Hey there. When a situation is up and down like this you want to start by taking back to the basics. Take your battery to have it tested. Most automotive parts stores can do this for free. A test can...
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I replaced the fuel filter and pump, and checked the relay and fuse, but the car still won't start.
If you have just installed a new fuel pump and can not hear it come on when you turn the key to the run position (not the start position), you may have a ground issue. You can also perform a...
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My car will not start - 2002 Saturn SC2
This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched and contracted repeatedly as the copper beneath them expands and contracts at a higher...
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The front driver's side wheel feels wobbly while driving
Excess wheel play can be caused by several components. You will want to perform certain tests in a process of elimination to target the issue. Brakes and particularly the rotors can cause similar issues. You would notice the symptoms when...

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