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Brake calipers interchangeable

For virtually every vehicle the answer is no. The reason being is, there is a front and rear bias as far as braking goes. The front end has (in every vehicle I've ever dealt with) larger diameter ...
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Identify Plastic Bolt Like Part on 2004 Saturn Ion 2

Those are just regular Clips if you take those to AutoZone they sell them all cars have them majority of all of use the same ones I don't even think they have a part number I'm sure they don't they ...
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Strange Artifacts on Astra H Info Display. Scratches?

The LCD panel is failing internally and will need replacing with another one. There is no way to repair the panel itself.
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Slack in Parking Brake Line

Its possible the cable got pushed out of the equalizer bar. Check cable connections on both ends of the cables, inside the drum and the equalizer bar. Also be sure the parking brake bar inside the ...
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How do I fix this coolant flush?

To drain the coolant fully you will need to both open the drain (probably the petcock, but check for something around the lower radiator hose as well) and open the cap so that you allow air in. You ...
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What can cause "check gas cap" warnings other than a loose gas cap?

The evap test system creates a vacuum in the fuel system in order to check for integrity. The cap check light comes on when there is air leak somewhere in your system - it might be tank or cap or ...
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How to time a 2001 Saturn 2.2liter DOHC?

When you shut off the car the cams can rotate counterclockwise due to spring tension. This compresses the tensioner and if there's too much play in the chain it jumps timing. When you installed the ...
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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?

There is a switch just behind your brake pedal. It controls the clutch inside the torque converter. Generally the code is thrown because there is a short in the circuit. The conditions usually ...
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06 Saturn Ion 2 2.2l P0101

I would surely pull the valve cover and scope down to the timing chain tensioner and the plastic runner that it presses against. You can see the top of the guide with a flashlight, but not the bottom ...
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Torque for engine mount stud

When you torque the nut up, you are torquing the whole stud. I don’t think you should be torquing the stud on its own. To torque it down, you will either have to be driving it down to the bottom of ...
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2004 Saturn ION with Ecotec 2.2: Engine misfire with code P0300, ICM problem?

If I am correct, the CMP signal is generated by the ICM, the engine doesn't actually have a cam position sensor. The ICM monitors the difference in voltages on the HT coils to work out which ...
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How are EVAP system leaks detected by the ECU?

The most typical system used by GM is a vacuum decay type system. The system has 3 major components (for leak detection that is); purge solenoid, vent solenoid and a pressure sensor. Under normal ...
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Vehicle does not start after installing new ECM

There are steps to replacing an ECU. Find detailed instructions here. Basically: Disconnect the battery and let the car sit for 15 minutes. Plug the new ECU in, reconnect the battery and turn the ...
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How do I fix this coolant flush?

Some vehicles don't have any other means of draining other than the petcock, and given your problem with the thermostat housing, you should probably leave that alone unless you want to replace it, ...
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Vehicle tries to stall when at a stop

For something along this line would be a diagnostic service fee. When you take a vehicle in for regular maintenance and ask them to see if they notice anything they do not hook up any computers to ...
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Piece Coming Off 2004 Saturn Ion 2. Do I Need To Worry?

I'm positive that's the air dam and it should be perpendicular to the ground. It looks to have curled over due to the weight of the part. The air dam helps with cooling the radiator. So you definitely ...
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How to insert rear door window glass in Saturn Ion

Like the S-series, the quarter window should come out first. For both the Ion and S-series, the quarter window is bolted to the door. The 10mm bolt is behind the moisture barrier, below the quarter ...
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I was stopping for a light and my brakes only half worked, why?

What you are describing sounds like the anti-locking brake system (ABS) was operating due to low traction with the road. This may have occurred due to a combination of the following reasons - Wet ...
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2008 Saturn Vue wont start after putting in new ECM

The missing security light means the ecu you have installed is not good, not compatible or just has the wrong calibrations installed on it. There are two ways to do this. The right way with GM tools ...
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2002 Saturn V6 L300 installing a timing belt

It takes 360° (one full revolution) of the crankshaft for a single piston to go from top dead center (TDC) to TDC. The camshaft(s) takes an additional 360° (720° total) of the crankshaft for it to go ...
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2008 Saturn Vue tire replacement

Thursday has passed already, but I'm going to go ahead and try to answer this one anyways. The reason why your warning lights came on is most likely because the size of your replacement front tires ...
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What can cause "check gas cap" warnings other than a loose gas cap?

A very common issue on one of my cars. My gas cap has a rubber seal which cracks and causes the light to come on. You said you bought a new cap, was it a universal one or an OEM one? If that doesn't ...
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Will I be able to use these wheels from my 2004 Saturn L300 on my 2005 Pontiac G6?

The short answer is maybe. The rims may not be compatible, even though the bolt circle (5x110mm) is the same. However, I'm showing an ET42 offset on the G6 with 17s, and ET45 offset for the L300. ...
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Identify Plastic Bolt Like Part on 2004 Saturn Ion 2

There are more kinds than snowflakes. (Maybe not that many...) Not sure about "Autozone", but a good old-fashioned autoparts store will have a display board like the one pictured above to allow you ...
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engine performance problem

The 2.2L L61 engine doesn't use a traditional camshaft position sensor. The ignition control module senses firing events. Then generates a CMP signal to send to the PCM. This could be a wiring issue, ...
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My 1995 saturn keeps throwing belts

Pulleys aligned? Pulleys without broken shoulders? Proper belt lenght/profile? Correctly installed and working tensioner?
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I just bought a old 96 saturn and it has black oil

I would give the whole car an overhaul. Change the air and fuel filters, change the spark plugs, change the transmission fluid, change the coolant, change the brake fluid. The car is 21 years-old and ...
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What causes my car to die while in park after pressing on the brake?

The power brakes on your car are driven by vacuum pressure which comes from the intake manifold. What you are describing sounds like a vacuum leak either in the brake booster or one of the associated ...
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What do serial numbers on ECM mean?

I can't read the number on the one that you bought, and I don't know any specifics about how Saturn does their numbering, but in general, you might see: Part Numbers: Which tell you "what" the thing ...
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Number three plug fouling days after I put it in

Your car has one or more of the following problems, likely limited to just that cylinder. Not enough spark - This could be caused by a defective ignition coil or defective wiring. You could replace ...
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