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Will my Saturn start with a bad alternator
You state you have fuel, spark, and compression. These are the three things needed to start the engine. If you say you have fuel meaning you have fuel pressure, then you need to check to see if you are getting...
RPM running high in neutral
High idle can be caused from several things. Your Saturn's extremely high idle is likely being caused by air leaking into the intake manifold. It's called a vacuum leak. This can be caused by a hose that has fallen off...
Loud bang and shaking starting car
Hello. It sounds like there is a broken engine mount or transmission mount that may be causing the banging noise that you are hearing. It is possible that something was damaged in the suspension system which could also cause a...
Gasoline smell from engine oil
Hello. The most common cause of the problem you are having is when engine oil blows up in one of the engine cylinders. What may be happening is that the engine cylinder pistons aren’t sealing properly due to wear and...
Cooling fan staying on after washing engine
Hello. Water may have gotten into a relay or the fuse box, which could be causing the fan to run or not work properly. I would suggest that you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the cooling...
Right front wheel wiggles, makes squeaky noise.
If the wheel wiggles in all directions then it is likely that the wheel bearing has gone bad and will need to be replaced. The spindle and hub may have gotten damaged which would also replicate these symptoms. I would...
P0302 code & car makes puttering noises
Hello. The P0302 diagnostic trouble code indicates that a misfire has been detected on cylinder 2. Before changing the IAC valve, it would be a good idea to address the P0302 diagnostic trouble code and have the spark plugs, spark...
no crank no start condition. new starter new alternator. i have no idea what is wrong.
Hey there. From your description it sounds like it's either a simple starter relay or an ignition switch not making contact. I recommend trying to move the shifter into neutral and see if it will start from there. This could...
My ignition locked up after all my dash lights were blinking car wouldn't start now can't get ignition freed up.
There are a number of things that can cause your ignition to lock up. I am assuming you are speaking of the ignition lock cylinder which is what the key inserts into. The easy one is to turn the wheel...
Won't grab a gear
It sounds like you are saying that while the engine is running, you can actually disengage the clutch such that you can switch gears, but there is no engagement upon release of the clutch . If there is a visible...
It sounds like you are loosing either spark or fuel pressure. Try and see when it stalls to see if you have fuel pressure and spark. If you are loosing spark then you most likely have a bad ignition module...
why my car idling fast?
Hello. Your car will have a high idle for a number of reasons, the most common of which, is a vacuum leak. I typically start by checking the engine for any loose or cracked vacuum hoses. If those are fine...
My shifter won't go into park - 2002 Saturn SL1
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The shift cable could be stretched causing the shifter not to go into park. Remove and replace the shift cable and recheck. The lock solenoid in the shifter housing may have failed...
Many issues. I just want to know what the problems are, and the cost I should be looking at for the first portion
Hello, this is quite a list. My recommendation would be to have a qualified mechanic like one from YourMechanic to come to you and diagnose the different problems you're experiencing. Each problem will require a separate diagnosis and quote to...
Can the replacement of the ignition switch cause the air conditioning to stop cooling?
Hello. To replace the ignition switch, the Technician would have been "near" the dash. The only possible connection would be if he did something to block or de-activate the air passages, blend door, or related controls or the A/C. If...
My egr code is flashing during my smog test I have driven it about 1000 my check engine is not on
I assume you're talking about the emissions monitor for the EGR system won't reset. There is no way to force the EGR test to be run, it just needs to be driven under certain circumstances. Even if it does run...
Is it my motor mount
Hello. Unfortunately a bad engine mount will not cause this. Most of the time this is caused by a bad crankshaft position sensor or a failing fuel pump. Most of the time when it just cuts off like this it...
Weird green fluid coming out of overflow tank. Right after that, the car almost overheated
Hi, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, it appears as if you may be correct about the head gasket issue - especially when you indicated you noticed that the dark green, "MILKY" fluid. The milky is caused by oil mixed with...
Igntion lock cylinder
I would recommend removing the ignition lock cylinder and trying this again. Many ignition cylinders have small parts called tumblers that require being put together in an exact way. If any of these tumblers are not in their correct position,...
Engine stopped while driving, battery is good, slow engine turn - wont start.
Hello there. Many faults will cause your 2000 Saturn SL1 to die while running and not restart. The most common would be the fuel pump, fuel filter, coil, ignition switch, crank sensor, or a wiring harness fault. You where...

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