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  • Dustdevil93
    Dustdevil93 - 2001 Saturn L300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/20/2013
    Spike in rpms then car died replaced starter sounds like cards in spokes coming from engine
    just over 100,000 miles. there were a few times when there was a spike in rpms but not extra power when trying to accelerate. there are no current codes was told timing chains or torque converter. any ideas.
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/20/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Do you have any other additional info to add to this? I need more.
  • melanie
    melanie - 1994 Saturn SC1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/20/2013
    My car is leaking transmission fluid somewhere above the passenger side cv axle , what could be causing this ?
    This started after the car got stuck in mud . The clutch pedal would jump and there was a clicking sound coming from the car..
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/20/2013 HouseCallAuto
      This transmission uses an external filter that looks just like an engine oil filter. make sure the fuilter is not leaking. You say the leak is above the cv axle. The axle input has a seal that keeps trans fluid from leaking past but this is not *above* the axle it is at the same level as the axle.
  • jckw8888
    jckw8888 - 2008 Saturn Aura - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/18/2013
    Why does my car slip out of gear and shake when I tap slightly on the gas when it is going 35 to 45 mph?
    It happens more often when it is going uphill. It does not happen all the times on level roads. Sometimes I can feel the a few clicking of metal but no sound. The car is doing fine when going over 55 mph. The car has 35000 miles. There is no engine light on. The ...
    • jrokk
      12/18/2013 jrokk
      Check your transmission fluid! it sounds like its low! or have it flushed!
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/9/2013
    Why does my car jerk when shifted into gear?
    When I Shift into drive and reverse, It jerks.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/1/2013
    I can only get into 3rd and 5th gears
    Just started, can get into 1st sometimes , but it takes a huge effort. Can't get into reverse,2nd or 4th at all
    0 answer
  • rodney
    rodney - 1994 Saturn SC1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/27/2013
    The passenger side has 2 shafts
    the center has play in it. Is there a bearing holding them up. If there is do you sell it.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/27/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I have never seen this bearing fail in 30 years. maybe you are seeing some in and out play that is normal end play? Is there symptoms like a severe vibration? The bearing number in one supplier I found is CENTRIC Part # 41262001 but my gut feeling says u do not need it unless you have other detail untold.
      11/29/2013 rodney
      the bearing must of went from driving through salt water that comes in the road once in a while. Centric part only sells to a business. Do you know a car parts place that will have that bearing that sells to a car owner. thank you
      11/29/2013 HouseCallAuto has this bearing
  • rodney
    rodney - 1994 Saturn SC1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/27/2013
    I have two shafts on the right side the middle there is play in the center is there a bearing holding them in place
    if there is a bearing do they sell it.
    0 answer
  • nightwollf76
    nightwollf76 - 2003 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/10/2013
    What can cause clutch fluid to come out the bottom of trans
    fluid leaks out the bottom of trans and nowhere else
    • bear.1216
      9/10/2013 bear.1216
      If you are sure it is clutch fluid and not trans fluid or engine oil then the clutch slave cylinder is leaking. If the slave cylinder is inside the bell housing and I believe it is then you will have to remove the transmission to fix. This would also be the time to replace your clutch. Sorry but it will be expensive to fix.
  • Kim
    Kim - 2007 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/3/2013
    My car keeps stalling
    -just got battery replaced -stalls if air conditioner is on and when I stop -air conditioner was blowing cold before I got the battery and is no longer blowing cold -car has 151000 miles
    0 answer
  • l.douglas52
    l.douglas52 - 1998 Saturn SL1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/28/2013
    Why won't my new battery hold a charge overnight?
    This is the second new battery in 3 months. It will only start with jumper cables not my portable charger. What could be draining the battery so often? The car has 87,000 miles and has not had any serious. problems in the past.
  • DPerry
    DPerry - 2005 Saturn Ion-2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/8/2013
    Why doesn't my key release when I try to shut the car off and disengage?
    0 answer
  • candi.lester
    candi.lester - 2000 Saturn LS - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/15/2013
    What would make the clutch stick
    as i push the clutch in it does not want to release what should i do
    • Jimm
      6/9/2013 Jimm
      This would indicate a problem with any on these components; clutch release bearing, clutch hydraulic master cylinder, clutch hydraulic slave cylinder.
      Most likely, the issue is with the clutch master or slave cylinders - and these are ususally replaced in pairs at the same time.
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse,, or for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch master cylinder from around $78.00 and the clutch slave cylinder from around $53.00 for your vehicle.
      6/10/2013 candi.lester
      what is a clutch release bearing i can .t find it any where?
    • Jimm
      6/15/2013 Jimm
      The clutch release bearing should be readily available. Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse,,, or for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch release bearing from around $139.00 for your vehicle; Sachs part # SB60118
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/15/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I need you to describe what is happening better before I add my advice
  • akhebert67
    akhebert67 - 2002 Saturn SC1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/1/2013
    Why is my car lacking power, hesitating, slow to build up speed?
    My car has 160,000 miles- I am able to build up to a normal speed but it takes time. I normally start off in 2nd gear.. the car seems to lack power as I'm accelerating. The "Check Engine" light has been on cause of another issue, I want to say the "Brake" light has ...
    • Jimm
      6/1/2013 Jimm
      First step - have the check engine light or stored fault codes scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' for more assistance.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • scotty306134
    scotty306134 - 2003 Saturn Ion-1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/15/2013
    RH transaxle bearing making noise and seal leaking at CV shaft attachment point. Auto Trans (not CVT Trans)
    I need to know if the seal and bearing can be replaced (long CV Shaft side) without dismantling the transaxle. ( CV shaft removed, but transaxle still in car) Thanks, any help appreciated!
    0 answer
  • raykeesler78
    raykeesler78 - 2008 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/29/2013
    Won't shift out of park. won't start
    was running fine. Stop at drive-through. Put it in park. Could not get it out of park. Turned car off . Wouildn't start again.
    0 answer