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How do I change my alternator
In order to change the alternator on a vehicle with a transverse mounted engine, you may first want to remove the passenger front wheel and the splash guard in order to gain access to the belt and belt tensioner. On...
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My car is a saturn vue 05. It starts will shift all gears. But it's not moving when I put into gear. Even in natural it won't move
Hi there. Let's begin with the "N" position for the gear selector. That is neutral, or no direction meaning that the car does not move on its own power in that gear; only if you and possibly help from friends...
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Car sputtering in park 2009 saturn vue
Hello There, Your oil level should not have any impact on the car's ability to idle correctly. The dimming of the interior lights may suggest a charging system problem such as a failing alternator or voltage regulator. As you may...
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Throttle body needs to be fixed and I want a estimate Also want to know if the $70 is for inspection only?
Billing question is sent to CS for the cost to repair or replace the throttle body and the cost for an inspection.
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Put the $ into it or trade in?
As with any vehicle you will need to have maintenance done that will cost money. If you feel the vehicle is worth more as a trade in rather than fixing it is going to come down to other problems with...
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03 Saturn Vue has drive in every position even park no park gear or neutral
Hi there. It sounds like the main valve on the transmission is not functioning properly and it may be out of alignment keeping the transmission in gear all the time and not making the transmission want to shift into any...
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Knocking
Hi there. It's very difficult for us to give you guidance on resolving the knocking sound on your Saturn without physically inspecting the vehicle. If you're wanting and able to complete repairs, but need assistance diagnosing the problem, one of...
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wont start but turns over
Hello, thank you for writing in. A vehicle that is suffering from a lack of fuel will show low fuel pressure at the intake. Hook up a gauge in line and crank over the engine. If the cranking fuel pressure...
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No heat in cabin
The first thing to check is for both heater hoses going into the heater core to be hot. If one is hot and the other cold or just warm where the other one is hot then you have a blocked...
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Code reader indicates bcm not communicating
Hello. The message you are receiving is displayed when the scan tool is unable to communicate with the vehicle's body control module. Depending on the model of scan tool this could mean that it is unable to communicate with the...
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My saturn will idle at about 300-450 rpm and then eventually shut off.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have 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...
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Power intermittently goes on/off, shutting down everything. 2004 Saturn Vue
Hello - this does sound like a loose wire, ground or bad fuse box. As you suggest, something has a very large power path break that is vibration or temperature sensitive. I would recommend an electrical system inspection by a...
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The reduced engine power light is on 2005 Saturn Vue
Hi there - there is a Technical Service Bulletin (#251079), associating wiring problems with a Check Engine problem code and Reduced Power behavior. Check with your Saturn service center for further information on this condition. If this is not the...
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grinding noises
Hi there. What you are describing is commonly caused by wheel bearings that need to be replaced. Wheel bearings enable wheels on a car to spin freely and stay secured to the car. Cars have four wheel bearings, one located...
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Flashing check engine light after repairs
Hello Stephanie, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately your situation is complicated, and resolution may not be as easy as we would like. Due to the repairs they performed pertaining to the fuel, spark, and cooling system, it is difficult...
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Idling issues
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Illuminum scraping or ticking when warming up and driving it out of driveway but then stops, whats the problem??
The noise sounds like a lifter tapping on the engine. This is caused by dirty engine oil and or a plugged oil filter. I recommend servicing the engine oil and filter first. If the noise continues, then I recommend seeking...
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Where is the crankshaft position sensor location?
The crankshaft position sensor is located on the driver side of the engine and in the back by the transmission on the engine. If you need further assistance with your crankshaft position sensor, then seek out a professional, such as...
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My headlights won't turn off
A fault in the circuit, such as a stuck closed (fused) switch or relay is causing the circuit to stay powered on even after you have commanded the circuit off through the combination switch. To isolate the faulty component, please...
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Changed the oil yesterday. Started car this morning and it is pouring out white smoke. Gasket? Too much oil? Not losing coolant
The 5W-30 oil should be removed from the engine because that viscosity is not recommended for your car. However, the wrong viscosity oil does not account for the smoke. You can verify whether the oil level is too high, or...

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