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Idle problems with car.
This problem of idling high is most likely a problem with the idle air control valve stuck or a vacuum leak in the intake system of the engine. I would recommend having your high idle speed inspected by a mechanic,...
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Car stuck in second gear
Hello. If the transmission is stuck in second and if the shifter has little to no resistance when moving it then the shifter cable may have broke. I have come across this a few times. I would typically locate where...
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Headlights coming on and draining battery
It sounds like there could be a short in the wiring that controls your automatic headlight system. When the automatic light system is selected the vehicle uses a ambient light sensor usually located on the dash to detect how much ambient...
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Intake manifold leaking
Hi. Coolant leaks from the intake manifold are common after the gasket starts to wear away requiring an intake gasket replacement. A mechanic from YourMechanic can diagnose the problem further if you desire.
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Car acting up after blow out
Hello, since you had a blowout there is a possibility that you might have damaged something in the suspension. The best course of action is to get the aid of a mechanic with whom you can go on a road...
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New starter motor or solenoid
Hi there. Depending on what your car is doing, the starter and solenoid can be tested with a starting system test. The test checks for appropriate amperage draw from the starter. Low batteries and loose connections can sometimes mimic bad...
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Coolant not reaching radiator
Hello. If coolant is not reaching the radiator, it is an indication that the coolant is not moving through the system properly. This could be caused by an air pocket in the system or a clogged hose. Another possibility could...
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broken rear sway bar on driver side
Hello. I would not drive the vehicle with an inoperable sway bar, as the sway bar plays an important role in the handling characteristics of the vehicle. Depending on which sway bar it is, the vehicle may experience handling or...
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My car will not start what's wrong with it??
You will need to see if you are loosing fuel pressure due to a bad fuel pump or you are loosing spark due to a bad sensor or coil pack. The most common cause of no starts is the fuel...
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Shaking at the front end of the car
Saturn became aware of a vibration like you are describing on many of their vehicles and designed a fix for it more than 10 years ago. The fix is described in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 00-T-57A. It calls for installing...
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Delay in shifting gears
A professional with Saturn experience should use a scan tool to check for diagnostic trouble codes in your transmission control module. Some repairs can be made without a complete disassembly of the transmission. This will help him or her make...
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The car occasionally won't start
It sounds like a possible fuel overfilling problem, like its potentially flooding. You may be smelling gas or noticing poor fuel economy. The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor may have failed or poor connection. There may be a Check Engine...
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Car idles at high RPMs
Idling too fast can be caused by several things. But bottom line is that too much air is getting into the intake manifold. Manifold vacuum leaks are a common cause. Do a visual inspection to check for any vacuum hoses...
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Wont start
You should have the vehicle scanned for codes to see if you have codes to the camshaft or crankshaft sensors. Either of these may cause the no spark condition. If the fuel pump regulator is bad, then you would...
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Replaced battery. Car still won't start. Gas meter reads empty after filling with fuel.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This can happen for many reasons and without further detail may be difficult to diagnose without performing a physical inspection of the car and diagnosing using a scanning tool. I would recommend having an...
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How should I get rid of my junk car?
It depends on where the rust is. There is cosmetic rust which is meaningless and then there is rust on critical safety components, such as steel brake and fuel lines, or structural features like the sub-frame, engine cradle, springs, and...
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Car runs rough after it heats up.
Hi there. This sounds like there is a minor vacuum leak on the intake. Check the gaskets around the mounting surface of the intake. Check all vacuum lines coming off the intake and see if they are leaking or cracked....
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Overheating
Hello. Heater failure and transmission issues are signaling that the cooling system is having a complete meltdown. Both of these systems depend on the cooling system to work correctly. Typically when the entire system is struggling there is a severe...
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My car is jerking for an unknown reason
Hey there. This may be a sign of a failing transmission control module or low transmission fluid. The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty...

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