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both have been replace multiple times..last for about a week then go bad

I have a 1996 Saturn wagon

I have to add coolant before I drive the car every time. Its not pouring out the bottom or out of the cap. Ive replaced the thermostat about 3 times. its using coolant while driving the car. the temp stays under the half mark. its not overheating. when I go somewhere, I have to stay a while for it to cool off, then add coolant before I leave or the light will come on while driving. please help

I wait 1 or 2 hours then the car will crank and run again for thirty minutes, then shuts off.

One day, I cranked the car, it shuttered and knocked off. But then I cranked it again, no problems. The next day, I cranked the car, it shuttered and knocked off. Now it will only shutter when I try to crank won't start at all now. I bought the car 2 1/2 years ago from a used car lot. I have only changed the oil in it, bought tires, and had a brake job done. I know there's a small problem with the transmission, the heater coil, and air needing new coolant. I figure this problem may have something to do with the fuel filter/injector. Am I even close?

The tranny has checked out fine but AC compressor is bad and rattles real bad.

The timing chain has slipped on my Saturn 3 times in the last year. Everything has been replaced down to the sprockets. A couple months ago I turned the car off and it wouldn't start, had the same symptoms as before the compression even mirrored that of the low compression from the timing chain. It was reset again and my car still wont start. It also blew out an injector when I tried to start it. I haven't checked the compression since it's been reset. Since it would be impossible for the car to gain too much compression does anyone have any ideas on why it wont start? or why it keeps doing this? I just want it to run so I can sell it.

My car was squealing and when I parked it the steering wheal was hard to turn. Cranked it later that day and opened the hood and none of the belts or pullies was turning..I cut it off tryed to crank it again but wouldn't crank.. the belt is loose enough you could slip it off the pulley

The noise is constant all the time

The last time I drove the car, I switched from dash air vents to defrost, now no air will blow from dash vents, but cold air will come out of the floor vents on all settings.

There are 2 different connections to the A/C compressor, which one do I need to hook up the hose to recharge it?

I am recharging my A/C and I see 2 hoses, one has a larger diameter and one has a smaller, which one do I connect the can to?

on and why does it kick on

I have a 96 Saturn (not sure of the model and engine). I just recently went over the 120000 miles. The car is running great but the service engine light came on. I have heard that some cars do that to get it in for the service. IS that possible?


When I put it in drive it won't grab the next gear until I lead off the gas pedal. I replaced tranny with one from junkyard and it does the same problem.

when stopping the car slides and is uncontrollable. what causes this

this happened twice now i had the car from 2008 and i can not take long trips because i am afraid of getting stuck some place without a car . the maintenance guy said it was the fuel injector. and i was wondering why would it shut off going down the highway isn't that kind of dangerous.was this ever on recall?

Service light came on after filling my car with gas. I checked the gas cap, but so far light still on. Will I have to return to the repair shop, so they can reset it?

Started when they were packed with snow and I forced them.

Replaced 2 temperature sensors. Radiator fan stays on - never turns off. Before changing sensors, fan only came on when A/C was turned on. Only shuts off when car is turned off.

all fuses good all bulbs good all other lights work

how do i fix this

Went to replace trans filter and it came off in just 1 turn. Previous owner jury rigged gasket so filter would just go on, end of threads stripped. Need to replace threaded pipe fitting that threads in the side of the transmission that the filter screws on to. Cannot find part number or scrap dealer that has one, not able to find on Delco's trans parts list. Thanks

Car would idle rough when cold. Changed PCV and MAP, then put in coolant temp sensor. Car runs fine, but temp gauge doesn't work now. Took off and turned 180* and sprayed with carb cleaner thinking it may have a coat of anti freeze on it. Do I need a bigger hammer? Thanks for the advice!

I changed the PCV and the MAP, but still no better. Runs fine when engine is warm.