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Crank, no start
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us today. The crankshaft position sensor is located near the front of your Saturn's motor, near the front crankshaft pulley. It is possible that this is the source of your hard to start issue, however,...
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2003 Saturn Vue. Cannot get car to turn over. Will crank but not run. Have replaced 2 computers, battery, alternator, multiple sen
Be sure the issue is not old or contaminated gasoline and that there is adequate fuel in the tank. Past three months, gas starts to become suspect. Measure the actual fuel pressure on the fuel rail. If fuel pressure is...
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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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Windshield wiper not working
Hi. Your windshield wipers are supposed to work together as they have a mechanical connection to the wiper motor. If only one of the wiper arms is not moving, then you have a disconnected wiper. Under the front windshield trim...
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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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Transmission problems
My first recommendation is to have a certified mechanic verify the symptoms with a thorough transmission inspection that includes a road test. Explain to the technician what you are experiencing so they can look out for these things during the...
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Steering wheel jerking
Hi Karen, What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to...
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Reduced Power light
Hello. It is possible that the catalytic converter is clogged causing a lack of power in the car. It is possible that cleaning out the catalytic converter will fix the problem, but most of the time the catalytic converter needs...
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New battery; car won't start
Hello. If the car is not starting after a battery replacement then you either have a bad connection at the battery or it is possible that the programming in the computer got corrupted when the voltage was lost. This can...
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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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My car won't start
Hi there, from the symptoms you have described, it sounds more like a fuel issue. Either the fuel pump is failing and not pumping enough fuel into the engine, or some component such as a coolant temp sensor or fuel...
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Manual transmission won't go into gear
If the transmission will not go into gear and the clutch pedal is loose, it generally means a failure in either the clutch master or slave cylinder. The clutch hydraulic system will need to be checked. For your clutch, you...
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Ignition switch won't turn
The first thing to try is to try and rock the steering wheel while turning the key to see if the steering is binding it. If this does not work then try another key if you have it. If none...
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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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Fluid leak
The power steering pump, or high pressure hose may be leaking. If the temperature is cold outside, the fluid may thicken and cause a failure of the hose, or pump, or both. If this is the case, the fluid should...
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Clutch issues
I have seen some flywheels that after the resurface is done and the clutch and pressure plate is installed the bolts will bottom out and not fully seat the pressure plate. This will cause the clutch to not disengage all...
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Car shut off while driving
Without additional information, it is hard to say what could have caused this. Your car has a variety of sensors that can cause it to shut down depending on whether or not everything is functioning correctly. I would suggest having...
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Car not going in reverse
I see several technical service bulletins (TSB) regarding your transmission. However, the only transmission related recall is for the torque converter, not the transmission itself. The initial symptoms of a faulty torque converter would not be the ones you are...
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Car not accelerating
Hi there. The two most common causes of this vehicle not accelerating are either a transmission failure or a clogged catalytic converter. If the engine seems to just lack power, then it may be the converter. If the engine power...
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Car leaks oil after oil change
I recommend having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come out to your car's location to run a diagnostic inspection of your oil leak, and suggest the best path to repair.

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