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  • mickey
    mickey - 1995 Saturn SL1 - Preventive Maintenance - 4/20/2015
    Can a rusted gas tank be repaired or does it have to be replaced
    My gas tank rusted as has a quarter size hole in it so itsnot holding any gas can it be repaired or does it have to be replaced
     
    • Jimm
      4/20/2015 Jimm
      Fuel tank for the 1995 Saturn SL1 = GM part number #21006833 -is discontinued from GM (No Longer Available For Purchase). May be available via E-Bay, aftermarket, used parts searches on-line; www.onecallfueltanks.com

      You may ultimately have no other choice but to have yours repaired.
  • Needy Saturn HELP!!!!
    Needy Saturn HELP!!!! - 2002 Saturn SL2 - Preventive Maintenance - 3/3/2015
    Coolant Disappearing
    I have about 121k miles on my 2002 Saturn SL2. I got it 4 years ago with only 55k miles on it. 2 weeks ago I got the heater core replaced, and the thermostat,. then a week ago I had to replace the car battery. The day after I got the battery replaced and 6 days ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/3/2015 Jimm
      Fix the coolant leak. Borrow or rent a cooling system pressure tester from a local auto parts store,then follow the instructions with the tester.Do not overpressurize beyond the rating on the radiator / reservoir cap.

      Could be several possibilities; leaking hose, leaking hose clamp, leaking heater hose,etc.
  • juanita hall
    juanita hall - 2009 Saturn Aura - Preventive Maintenance - 1/12/2015
    Where fuse located for flashing seatbelt light
    2009 aura xe saturn
     
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  • kmcneil
    kmcneil - 2000 Saturn SL - Preventive Maintenance - 12/30/2014
    High pitch squeal only when moving not hitting the brakes
    I have a high pitch squeal when moving and not hitting the brakes. squealing stops when I come to a complete stop. I have changed the brakes, front wheel bearings, and serpintine belt. someone told me about bearings on the internal side of the axels, but I know ...
     
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  • jeff croci
    jeff croci - 1996 Saturn SL2 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/9/2014
    Having trouble programming new Valiant key fobs to '96 Saturn SL2.
    Key Fob #s RS125 and RS125-2. No directions came with fobs from JC Whitney. Chat rep said to give you a try for help.
     
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  • phil
    phil - 2007 Saturn Vue - Preventive Maintenance - 9/28/2014
    How often she=ould the oil changes
    Trips to the store 5 miles maybe or ocassional trip for 30 miles How often should the oil be changed
     
    • Jimm
      9/28/2014 Jimm
      Follow the recommendations for the severe duty (short trips) found in the vehicles owners manual. Usually, the oil and filter change interval will be from 5000 to 7500 miles.
  • Brenda
    Brenda - 2003 Saturn Vue - Preventive Maintenance - 9/26/2014
    Engine coolant light keeps comming off and on.I,ve put coolant 3 times in the past 2 months in the resivor.
    So far the temperature gauge is not going past a half. way mark,and so far the car is not over heating .This problem has been occuring for several months.I had a diagnostic check done and they could find nothing.
     
    • Jimm
      9/26/2014 Jimm
      Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.
  • Brenda
    Brenda - 2003 Saturn Vue - Preventive Maintenance - 9/26/2014
    Engine coolant light has been comming off and on for several months,I have tooped off coolant 3 times in 3 months.
    so far the engine is not over heating and The gauge does not go above a half.I,ve seen some leaking under the car at times,especially after driving it .Does this mean I have a radiator leak or one of the hoses is going bad ?I,m little nervous because i live by ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/26/2014 Jimm
      Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Saturn SL2 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/11/2014
    Having trouble with my ac. Clutch is engaged and the freon is full.
    Clutch is constantly running all of the time.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Saturn Vue - Preventive Maintenance - 8/8/2014
    Why is it that all my dashboard lights and inside car lights work accept for my door locks,windows,front headlights
    Then my car won't start
     
    • Chevy doctor
      8/8/2014 Chevy doctor
      Either have a body control module issue or ignition switch problem.
      Chevy doctor
      8/8/2014 AutoMD Member
      Are these minor problems.......
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Saturn LS - Preventive Maintenance - 6/1/2014
    Why is there an antifreeze leak when car is turned off?
    I noticed a red light on in my car with a wave like indicator..I googled it and It stated it was a low coolant..so I put antifreeze in my car..and the light went off. I then noticed a week a so after antifreeze starting to leak out when car was turned off after ...
     
    • Jimm
      6/1/2014 Jimm
      Possible leak points include: hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, coolant reservoir, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and engine block.

      Make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then PRESSURE TEST the cooling system and radiator cap. A pressure test will reveal internal leaks such as seepage past the head gasket as well as cracks in the head or block. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak (most likely a bad head gasket but possibly also a cracked cylinder or engine block).

      It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating ).

      Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is " COLD" - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the cooling system and components listed (above) for any leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Saturn L100 - Preventive Maintenance - 4/22/2014
    Broke the key off in the ignition of my 2001 Saturn L Series. Replaced the ignition, but now it won't start. When you tu
    Replaced ignition and battery. I've been told it may be the BCM, but I'm not sure.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/22/2014 HouseCallAuto
      What do you mean "won't start"? Won't start has two separate meanings. Make it clear.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Saturn L100 - Preventive Maintenance - 4/22/2014
    Broke the key off in the ignition of my 2001 Saturn L Series. Replaced the ignition, but now it won't start. Please help
    When you then the key on it acts like it wants to start but it won't. Replaced battery and ignition.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Saturn SC2 - Preventive Maintenance - 4/16/2014
    Loud whirling noise like in a wind tunnel seems to be from front passenger under hood by tire.
    Occasionally when cutting the wheel all the way it feels tight and a few times a noise like you ran over a water bottle (this is only when making a wheel turn from a parking spot not while driving. The wind tunnel noise is consistent unless at stand still. One last ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/16/2014 HouseCallAuto
      The cause is a worn out component most likely and will not be caused by air pressure that is low. Noises have to be heard to be diagnosed of course so my advice will not be productive as it will encompass many possibilities. Get the front end checked by a reputable shop and if they give you too long a list of stuff it needs and too high a repair cost, get it out of there and get a second opinion from a different shop.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Saturn LS - Preventive Maintenance - 3/31/2014
    Problems changing gears
    5-speed shifting assembly needs to be replaced unable to find shifting assembly for 5-speed in Bham,AL
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/31/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Call them in Texas >> 1-800-528-6582

      It seems they have what you need