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Q: Car will start but wont move
Hi There, It sounds like your car may be low on transmission fluid. Since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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What would cause an oil gasket cover to crack? I mean a big crack and not one but 2 covers?
Typically the causes of plastic cover breakage are overtightening of the fasteners used to retain the cover and/or if the cover mounting surface is distorted. The tightening torque is in the low inch pounds and if you don't use an...
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I have a 2000 Saturn SL2 I changed the battery and alternator . Started the car . Drove it around the block for a while to make su
Hi...you did not indicate if the engine turned over or not, or whether the engine did crank but just simply would not run. Consequently, I will briefly review both scenarios for you. In either case though, a no start diagnostic...
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My car start and sometimes it doesnt. The battery in good condition
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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What is the trigger wire to my factory amp in my ( i believe its an ls2 or sl2 ) 2000 saturn
I would recommend looking at a wiring diagram for the radio system of your vehicle to determine the exact cause of this issue. Diagnosing this issue would be nearly impossible without doing so unfortunately.
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Cylinder one makes no power even though it gets fuel and spark.
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty fuel injector at cylinder #1, a faulty crank sensor or potentially a vacuum leak. A bad crank sensor can easily cause misfiring and timing problems. I would suggest also checking connectivity...
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Car shifts but wont go?
Hello there. It's possible that your transmission or other drive line component is stuck, which reduces the cars ability to move forward. This could also be caused by the gear shifter linkage being damage as well. It's a good idea...
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AC COMPRESSOR FITS 00-02 SATURN S SERIES 10761504* this number at the end of the description pertains to?
The compressor that was originally installed on your vehicle at the factory is an AC Delco compressor and the original part number is 19130488. Those varying "numbers" that you are seeing appended to Ebay advertisements are simply the Ebay vendors'...
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Q: Car not shifting when driving
This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Q: Steam coming from the coolant reservoir
Hi there. The coolant reservoir cap could be not sealing properly and causing the coolant to boil and steam coming out the vent or the coolant could be weak and needs changed as the boiling point has been lowered making...
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Buying my first saturn used
If the clutch is actually slipping,you will be able to hear the engine speed increase even though the speed of the car does not. If your car has a tachometer, you will see the engine speed go up, but not...
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Heater making loud rumbling noise when on high 1996 Saturn SL2
Hi there - I believe the heater fan motor bearings are shot, and that's the noise you hear - increasing noise level as fan speed goes up. These bearings are generally not serviceable, and the fan motor should be replaced....
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My car dies at stop signs, and revs sporadically.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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2002 Saturn SL2 battery was dead, failed jump, cranks but won't start after charge, all electrical works except for radio?
If the motor turns over, there is likely not an electrical issue related to the battery being dead. If there is a long history of the motor overheating, it is quite likely the problem may be related to a damaged...
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My car won't start. Lights on the dash work headlights windshield wipers I had got a jump but my car still won't start. My key rem
It sounds like you may have a battery that is too weak to be jump started or to power the door locks. I would suggest taking the battery to your local auto parts store to have it load tested. This...
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Rough idle/stalling
I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done at your home or office.
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how much is it to fix the lock cylinder for ignition
To remove and replace just the lock cylinder probably costs in the range of $150 to $250. However, to obtain a precise quote, please refer to YourMechanic's service request page and a detailed written quote will be provided. If you...
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Popping/thud sound while braking and pulling in garage. I can also feel it in the pedal.
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Service engine light popped up today just got car yesterday
Hi Shallace. Thanks for contacting us today. The Service light is a vague warning and can indicate something as simple as too many miles between oil changes to potentially serious faults in the engine. The problem could be totally benign...
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99 Saturn sl2. Engiin shake sounds like a go kart car dies while idling
Hi Kevin. Thanks for contacting us today. First off, four-quarts is a LOT of oil to add. If your engine was that low on oil, then it's likely that inner engine damage has already occurred. The blue smoke is often...

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