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Q: Car cut off while driving
There are several parts that when they fail, will cause the engine to stall and not restart. The crankshaft position sensor, ignition control, module, and the fuel pump. The first two will set trouble codes in the computer to aid...
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Car key won't turn on the first time
If I were to take a guess, without any other information, I would say that fuel pressure is dropping off to zero when the car is parked. The fuel pump has a check valve to maintain some pressure for quick...
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Q: Rear window not staying up
It sounds like the window regulator is bad. The regulator is what raises and lowers the window when the motor is commanded. The cables in the regulator wear out over time and break, causing the window to not stay up....
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Car stalling due to security system
Your car is equipped with a security system that turns off the fuel system if it detects that the car is being stolen. This can be caused by a key, the key sensor, or the antitheft module. The most common...
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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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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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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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Security light on
From the description provided, it appears that your Saturn is experiencing a common issue that can be, in most cases, easily resolved. One trick you can try in the meantime, is to turn the key to the on position and...
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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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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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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 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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Q: 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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