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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 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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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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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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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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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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I hear a pop sound whenever I turn the wheel
There are several possible causes for a pop noise when turning the wheel. Finding the cause will really depend on what area the pop is coming from. Does it come from the steering column, under the dash, the engine compartment,...
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Could a bad sway bar bracket and a dry rotted bushing be causing the pop sound I hear? 2002 Saturn SC2
Hello - the popping noise could be the sway bar mount bushings, and you would certainly want to replace them if there are rotted or not holding the sway bar firmly. The popping sound could also be the strut bearings....
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Popping sound when turning.
Hello, It is quite possible that a bent bracket will cause a popping sound as you describe. When a car makes a sharp turn, the part of the bar on the outside of the turn gets pushed down toward the...
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Car started on Thursday ran fine to the bank.came out of the bank went to start it and nothing happened it didn't even turn over.
Starters sometimes develop "bad spots" on the armature (of the starter motor). That causes intermittent, unreliable operation just like what you are experiencing. The problem is easily diagnosed and the solution can be implemented at the same time (install a...
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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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I had a water pump replaced by you guys in July 2017. now am hearing a loud squeaking noise coming from the belt area near the w
Hi Johnnie, Thank you so much for contacting YourMechanic! We do apologize that you are experiencing this issue with your vehicle. Quote #1778599 has been forwarded to our Customer Resolution Team for review and a member from that department will...

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