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The Saturn Corporation is a registered trademark established on January 7, 1985, as a subsidiary of General Motors. The company marketed itself as a "different kind of car company" and operated somewhat independently from its parent company for a time with its own assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee; unique models; and a separate retailer network.

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06 Saturn Ion 2 2.2l P0101

The Car Another Saturn! 06 with a 2.2l engine. Don't remember the mileage but greater than 100k. Car came in with a complaint of a P0101. Confirmed code and on the test drive car lacked power like ...
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Slack in Parking Brake Line

I have too much slack in my parking brake. I was changing my rear drum brakes, when I was having some difficulty reattaching my parking brake line to the parking brake lever. Somehow I ended up ...
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Odometer gained 65,000 miles after battery replacement

I brought my 2002 Saturn SL2 in to replace a battery and seal; only when I brought the car into the shop my odometer read less than 23,000 miles and afterwards it read 91,000 miles. I was able to get ...
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2004 Saturn ION with Ecotec 2.2: Engine misfire with code P0300, ICM problem?

Car came in with a misfire complaint and check engine light on with code p0300. Looking at misfire history confirms high misfire counts on cylinders 1 and 4 along with lower counts on cylinders 2 &...
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What is the durability of a plastic valve cover?

After a change of the valve cover gasket didn't fix a rather persistent leak (than managed to cover my entire engine in oil) I took my car to a mechanic. They called up saying that they have ...
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Maintenance on used car with unknown history

I bought a high mileage (130K) used Saturn (98 SW2). I do not know the maintenance history of the car or if it has been kept to the maintenance schedule. What things should I avoid working on? For ...
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Drive side window won't move in a 1999 Saturn SC2

The driver side window, which is electric powered, had given me some problems by not moving occasionally, then I rolled it down and remembered that it might now roll back up and as I was trying to ...
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What is the name of the part to which the gas cap connects?

I'm trying to find a replacement part for a 2005 Saturn ION. There seems to be some detachable receptacle type thing to which the gas cap screws in. The gas cap itself is fine, but one of the plastic ...
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Intermittent stall at idle

I have a 98 Saturn sw2 with a recent problem. Two times now it has stalled while idling and when it doesn't stall it floats near 500 rpms (Usually 750 - 950). The first time, it would start and just ...
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Saturn Headlight Problem

I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 that is having a problem with one of its headlights. When I turn on the headlights, frequently one is not lighting. If I go to the front and give the lens a quick knock, it ...
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Vehicle does not start after installing new ECM

My vehicle did not start after I installed a used ECM I bought on Ebay. The vehicle starts fine with my old ECM. Should I have the used ECM flashed at the dealership or is the used ECM malfunctional? ...
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2004 Saturn Ion Quick Connect from OEM

I've purchased a new radiator for 2004 Saturn ION and it came with quick connect fittings. My oil cooler lines require thread connect. Is there a way to switch them to quick connect, or is there a ...
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What is wrong with my car?

My car had a broken piston, and broke down completely. I bought a new engine, and had it installed. everything seemed to be working aside from a low clicking sound when driving coming from the engine. ...
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Identify Plastic Bolt Like Part on 2004 Saturn Ion 2

I am looking to purchase a replacement for the following two parts. These parts attached the front air dam on my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 to main body of the car. It seems to be made of plastic or a similar ...
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How do I fix this coolant flush?

My vehicle is a 1999 Saturn SC2 with a coolant capacity of 7 liters. I attempted to start flushing my coolant before changing the water pump. I drained the coolant from the bottom of the radiation. ...
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2002 Saturn SL2 Stalls After Warmup No Spark

My SL2 stalls (it just cuts out, no warning) shortly after warmup (this all started right after I topped off the coolant after a low coolant light came on, although I don't know if they are related). ...
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What causes my car to die while in park after pressing on the brake?

My 98 Saturn SW2 Starts up just fine. When I press on the brake to move out of park my car dies and while pressing on the brake the dash lights come on. My fiance and I have replaced; spark plugs ...
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2008 Saturn Aura: Programming the mileage on a used BCM

HELP! I replaced the BCM in my 2008 Saturn Aura with a Used BCM. I then took it to the dealership to have them program it. Now I notice that my odometer isn't working, so I looked at my invoice from ...
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Strange Artifacts on Astra H Info Display. Scratches?

I'm having a problem on my car (2008 Astra H). Since a couple of weeks it's showing some kind of artifacts on the central LCD screen. The screen is not tactile. Touching it doesn't seem to help. I don'...
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What does error code: POO13 mean?

My vehicle: Saturn VUE 2008, 2WD 4Cylider. Checking light is steady on. Read code at auto zone store, POO13. The mileage is only 45K. I have no idea. Thanks for advice.
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Moving a dead power window in order to remove it

I have a 2005 Saturn Ion with a failed power window motor (front driver's side). The removal procedure requires that the window be lowered, but it's stuck up (closed). How do I get the power window ...
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My Saturn LW200 (2.2L) 2002 shows a error code P0719, does anyone know the problem and how to fix it? [closed]

My Saturn LW200(2.2L) of year 2002 shows an error code P0179, I do not know much about the error code and how to fix it so please help me of how can i fix the problem
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How to insert rear door window glass in Saturn Ion

I've got a 2006 Saturn Ion 2 sedan with a broken rear door window (not the fixed quarter-window). I've gone through the steps to remove the inner door panel and outer trim along the bottom of the ...
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Piece Coming Off 2004 Saturn Ion 2. Do I Need To Worry?

I bought a 2004 Saturn Ion 2 approximately 6 months ago and it has been running smoothly. However, after I drove home today, I noticed that a piece was coming off the bottom of the front end of the ...
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Vehicle tries to stall when at a stop

Have a 2009 Saturn. Two weeks ago I took it for a basic oil change at the dealership and requested that it be checked out for any other problems but I have noticed that sometimes at a stop light it ...
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Are 'voltage stabilizers' a scam?

I have a 2002 Saturn SC2. I was told that adding a voltage stabilizer could improve its performance. Is this true? The units appear to simply be some capacitors hooked up between the battery terminals....
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Why isn't my ac working after I jumped the car?

99 Saturn SC2 Ever since I jumped my car the AC hasn't been working. When I press the AC button the green light will turn on but I don't notice any additional drag on the system like I normally would....
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98 Saturn SL2 Starter and Water Pump Will Not Work [closed]

I just put in new radiator and sometimes the car will start, but not lately. It is also heating up quickly. I think that both the starter and water pump are not working due to some sensor or fuse they ...
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2002 saturn sl200 car dies withing 2 -3 seconds after starting

Went to start my car one morning for work and it would turn over you could hear the engine running then as soon as you heard it, it would shut off. My neighbor said it's not the fuel pump (he checked ...
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My 1995 saturn keeps throwing belts

My 1995 Saturn keeps throwing the serpentine belt. There is no damage to the belt and no squeal. The tensioner seems to keep the belt tight prior to starting, but as soon as I crank the engine the ...
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Wheel Compatibility for 2003 Saturn Ion (4X100)

I'm trying to get inexpensive wheels for the snow tires that I own (P195/60R15), so that I may put them on my 2003 Saturn Ion. I know that the wheel's bolt pattern is 4X100 and I'm looking for a ...
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Left blinker quirky when braking

This is a bit of a strange problem but the left turn signal on my '98 Saturn SW2 is acting a bit funny. When braking the blinker will either simply not work or work very slowly. When not braking it ...
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What can cause “check gas cap” warnings other than a loose gas cap?

I have a 2006 Saturn Ion, and a few months ago I started getting a warning about my gas cap. Specifically, as I was driving the dash display would beep and say "Check Gas Cap." I bought a new cap to ...
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Engine oil going into the coolant

My 2005 Saturn Relay got a hole in a water hose and suddenly overheated, so I shut it down immediately. Found the crank case empty and the coolant full of oil. Replaced the hose and put oil in it, ...
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How are EVAP system leaks detected by the ECU?

I am curious which sensor(s) detects an EVAP leak and throw error codes, for example: P0442 - EVAP System Leak Detected (small leak) P0455 - EVAP System Leak Detected (large leak) My car is a 2003 ...
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Why does my engine rev up when I put it in park?

I've seen questions about engines revving when braking and when idling, but my engine revs way up (and stays up) whenever it's in park--whether on startup or shifting to park. It doesn't rev unusually ...
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Clips that hold plug wires onto coil pack?

On my 1999 Saturn SL2, there are clips that are supposed to hold the ignition/plug wires in place onto the coil pack and the bolt that goes through it may play a role in grounding the circuit. One of ...
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2002 Saturn V6 L300 installing a timing belt

How many revolutions are required to hand crank a timing belt from Top Dead Center to Top Dead Center?
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Will I be able to use these wheels from my 2004 Saturn L300 on my 2005 Pontiac G6?

The tires on my G6 are 225 r50 17. One of them blew out today and I have fairly new tires on my Saturn that I'd like to swap. The Saturn tires are 215 R55 16, would I be able to use these tires? I'm ...
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Number three plug fouling days after I put it in

The number 3 plug is fouling on my 99 Saturn sw2 days after I put it in and the car is throwing misfire codes as well as near stall code can anyone get me a answer why its fouling so fast could it be ...
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How do I get to the top bolt on the starter of my 1997 Saturn SL1?

I went to replace the starter on my car, and I can't for the life of me reach that top bolt. I removed the bottom one just fine, but I've spent maybe 2 hours trying to find the top one and I just can'...
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1998 Saturn SL starting issue: no crank, no sound

I've been having a strange starting issue with my 1998 Saturn SL (and it's left me stranded before). Today, it seems as though it will no longer start. First, the details - it's a 1998 Saturn SL, ...
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Consequences of cracked metal bumper

I recently rear-ended another car at about 15mph in my 1992 Saturn SL2. There is some minor damage that I repaired easily: broken plastic on the horn, non-functioning light, cracks in plastic bumper, ...
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Saturn SL1 1998 Wiring Diagram

I'm in search of wiring diagram of Saturn SL1 1998. My car does not fire-up anymore, and everything indicate that the interlock has stopped working which stop my car from starting. I want to remove ...
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2003 Saturn L200 - Grinding noise under car on cold start

I've been hearing a metallic grinding and scraping noise mostly on cold start, at low RPMs, and at low gears. On cold start, it grinds for a few seconds and then eventually goes away. After starting, ...
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Would a 06-08 Saturn radio fit into a 2002 LW-200?

I own a 2002 Saturn LW-200, with the stock radio/CD which doesn't have an auxiliary input. I want to replace the radio with one that has aux-in, so I can get rid of my crappy FM transmitter to listen ...
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Fan not working and overheating for my Saturn

I currently have a 2003 Saturn lw200 2.2l and recently discovered it overheating and found that fan has not kicked on. I was conflicted and did some research and found out about troubleshooting the ...
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GM vehicle - Saturn Aura Drivers Power Windows Malfunctioning

Looking for some suggestions to narrow the problem down. My driver’s side window is working irregularly. The problem is strange, because when I pull the rubber conduit where the door joins with the ...
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2005 Saturn Ion running rough after running for 30 minutes

My 2005 Saturn Ion starts and runs great for about 30 minutes or so, then it starts running rough like the mixture is too rich. I have to let it sit for an hour or two and then it cranks and runs ...
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New pads and rotors, left side squeaks when turning right

I replaced my front rotors and pads on my 1993 Saturn SL(2?) and made sure I used the supplied silicone grease on the contact points, back of the pads and slider bolts. I made sure the wear indicators ...