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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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Car will turn over but not start.
Hi there. You will need to add a pint of fuel water vaporizer to the fuel tank. There is excessive water in the fuel system and that is why your exhaust is white is if there was water in the...
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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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Car overheats
Overheating can be caused by something as simple as low coolant level, or something as major as a blown head gasket, or a crack in the cylinder head or block. The cooling system should never be checked if the engine...
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Car overheating during idling or stop and go traffic
Hello. If the engine will stay cool with the AC on or when the vehicle is moving then there is a cooling fan circuit issue. The computer may not be turning on the fan when the engine is getting hot....
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Car not starting after sitting
The ignition switch is very common to be the failure for these conditions. I recommend seeking a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, to come and test your vehicle for you. They will be able to verify the need to...
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Car is shaking violently
Hello there. Service Engine Light flashes is an indicator that there is a multiple cylinder misfire taking place. A misfire can easily cause poor acceleration and vehicle shakes. Common causes of misfires are faulty ignition modules, cracked manifolds, or aged...
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Can't pass smog check due to Check Engine light.
In your case I would recommend getting a second opinion. Enlist the help of a professional, such as one from YourMechanic, to scan your vehicle for trouble codes. The check engine light and the smog test failure are certainly related....
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Battery draining.
Your Saturn does not have any direct relation between the door locks and the anti-theft system from the factory. If you are having issues with both of these systems in the vehicle simultaneously and the battery is draining then it...
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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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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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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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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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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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P0336 Questions About Notch Relearn.
Hi there. It is highly probable that the replacement of the sensor did not resolve the error code. When the P0336 diagnostic trouble code has been stored in the Engine Control Module (ECM), it is an indication that the “A”...
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Alarm goes off anytime I try to start car.
Hi there. The key fob may have lost its memory. You can reprogram your key fob to your vehicle by putting the key up to the column and pushing on the lock buttons on the key fob. Then put the...
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Possibly timing. 1998 Saturn SL2
Hi there - yes, it is possible that the engine has "jumped time". This engine is known for timing chain stretch, and jumping time with higher mileage. If you have spark, fuel injectors spraying, and compression, this could be the...
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Why is my engine making a knocking noise.1997 Saturn SL2
Hello. If you know that the timing chain is off then the engine should not run. If the timing is correct but the chain is loose due to other issues then that may be the knocking noise that you are...
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P0107 MAP Sensor OBD code
Hello - if this condition came on slowly - period of weeks or months - I would be checking for low compression and/or a clogged catalytic converter (especially if this is the original converter). Low airflow under a load may...
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Car squirting oil and smoking
Hello. This is a sign of an oil leak. If the oil is squirting from the motor only when the car is running, this helps to narrow down where since that means it is coming from a place that is...

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