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is there n easy way to get the alternater out.?

replaced started now have charging problem had alternator tested it was good battery lite on not charged (it was a refurmished starter

Alarm comes on when opening door even after being locked up over night... engine light is NOT on. Dome light works properly. I suspect the ignition sw or is there a relay that may be stuck in the alarm position that is activated by the door light sw? I do not have an electrical diagram.

The dashboard "ABS" light comes on sometimes, but not most of the time. It seems to be about once in 10 driving sessions. It also seems like in damp, cold, wet weather it is more frequent. Does this look like a costly repair?

When starting the car from the parked position, moving slowly, and steering to the left or to the right, there is a loud "groaning" noise, seeming to come from the steering shaft area under the hood. Does this appear to be serious, or do I just need a new belt or to flush the fluid?

Pulled the lock door relay switch will this stop the drain from my battery?

I have replace my cooler temp sensor, but when I start the engine the service engine light came up and the temp light too. I hook up my scanner and came up P0117. What do you think should the problem be?

I cannot shift the manual transmission of my 1997 Saturn SW1 into the first and second gears when I first start up the car after not driving it for a couple of days. To get rolling I have to search which gear will accept contact. Once I manage to get rolling all the gears will acept shifting into and after driving the car for 5-10 minutes, I have no longer any shifting problems starting from a stand still position.

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The car has 127K miles... and is in pristine condition.... is most economical and has perfect compression.

I would very much appreciate any help as to what the problem might be.

my trans thumps into gear at 2000rpms on 2nd 3rd after drivig 5 or 10 miles it smoothes out, but then sticks in high rpms after goeing 40 mpr when smoging it came up with a code that says 3rd gear ratio off. how can this be fixed or do i need to have it rebuilt?

when i drive my 97 saturn sw1 at about 2000 rpms (15 mpr)it shifts with a big thunk, and again at 2000 rpms (3o mpr) it does it again. no matter when you drive it. but after 20 minutes or so of driving it shifts smoothly after 15 mpr.. but when it starts shifting smoothly ,when you get up to speeds of 45 to 60mpr it will hanyg up in high rpms when you let off the gas .if i shift to d while driving it does lower its rpms then i shift back to 4 or overdrive i also smell a hot tempture smellin coming from the car when i get home. i've checked under the hood ,and everything is fine(like i just drove it off the showroom floor.)no leaks, all fluids are full and clean,and there is not any sighns of heated trans fluid, or anything else. the car was stolen last year and it took 7 months to get it back ( i figured who ever stole it drove the holly s77t% out of the car hurting some of the drive trains parts or hurt a sensor is bad or it just might need ajusting hopefully. can someone help me with good advice that won't cost me my transmision.can't afford one of them now, i'm on ssi with a fixed income. please someone help me. thanks for reading this. answer asap. sighned jim kessel of las vegas, nv. ps: i've scanned with a ob2 scanner and code po733 i think is the one that keeps turnning on service engine light too.

I RECENTLY SMOGGED MY SATURN AND IT FAILED SAYING 4 SENSORS SHOW NOTHING YET. AND AFTER DRIVING A LITTLE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AFTER I TOOK IT BACK TO THE SMOG THEY SAID THERE WAS STILL SENSORS OUT, BUT THE CHECK ENGINE SIGNAL CAME FROM A CODE OF PO733 WITCH SHOWS IN MY CODE BOOK AS GEAR 3 RATIO INCORRECT. HOW OR CAN THIS BE FIXED EASY OR CHEAPLY?

WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST PRICE TO REBUILD MY TRANSMISSION IF IT CAN'T BE FIXED EASILY? THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND STAYS ON AFTER DRIVING FOR A FEW MINUTES. IT SHAKES AND SURGES WHEN SHIFTING INTO 3RD AND 4TH GEARS. WHEN IT SHAKES ITS LIKE A MOUNT IS BROKEN. THE FLUID IS CLEAN AND FULL. ( BUT THE CAR WAS STOLEN A FEW MONTHS BACK) AND IT HAS 162OOO MILES ON THE CAR.

I have a OBD 2 scanner to reset my service engine light and find out what the codes mean.does anyone have the codes for a 1997 Saturn sw1. so i could match them up together. and figure out why the light comes on and fix it.

after car was stolen my drivers door lock won't unlock with the factory key. (i have to unlock threw the passengers door)could something else be broken in the door?

c.e.l. flickers and wouldn't pass smog first time, when i had shop check with obc 2, the codes that came up, and listed 3rd and 4th geares failure. (the transmission does occasionally surge when going into 4th is there a easy way to fix this?