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manual transmission want shift into second gear.please help

about two weeks ago, I took my car for a car wash. When I turned the car on and shut the doors my seat belts engaged like normal. Then I pulled away and they disengaged, sliding back and forth. Now they are in the open position jolting back and forth not sliding. I had to unlatch the belts cause they wont close. Every now and then the passenger belt does slide back and forth. What does this mean? How can I fix this problem?

first plug dry last 3 looked like they where dipped in oil

my car is hard to start. and hesitates when leaving a light. and sometimes will accelerate on its own in neutral. i changed the fuel filter,nothing. thanks

recently my saturn has been idleing at high rpms then falling back down sometimes almost to a stall. The other day it overheated and started smoking and the temp gauge keeps falling down and coming back up.I took it to a mechanic and he could not figure it out .There are alot of codes such as cooling malfunction sparkplug misfire ect. I just got it back and it didnt over heat but was still idling very high and the temp gauge kept falling and coming back up. sometimes it has trouble starting too and other times its fine.The mechanic said he did pressure tests, checked head gasket, and said the fan kicked on when it was suppose to and said it wasn't the computer module.If u have any suggestions please help e out it will be greatly appreciated

I had a book for my car and ofcourse in my many moves it had disappeared once again. Sadly my boyfriend cannot work on cars ( busted an oil pan and drove without oil for 30 miles, we were able to save it and replace the oil pan he had smashed and then he drove it and blew a rod through the engine casing) So I must do all the "important repairs" and I need to know where the fuel filter is and ensure I replace it correctly. When the care idles, it begins to shake and i know the motor mounds are intact, I checked those. It seems liek the car is not recieving enough fuel when in idle but runs fine when the gas is pushed. I am starting withthe basics, checking the filter. The lines are fine. Next would be the pump iT is 4-21 at 1:14 am and I have been looking for an online copy of the repair book but I have to have this fixed as early as possible today. So if anyone can lead me in he right direction I would appreciate it. It is a 95 Saturn SL 1 SOHC. Thanks!

how do you rebuild the head gasket

i have a 1991 saturn i turn it on and for two minutes later car shuts off

Is it ok to try use BARS main rear seal stop leak or is this just a scam? and do you have to dropp the tranny to replace this peice?

I haven't been driving my car much and after jump starting it this morning it stalled on me several times.

I started by jumping the car and after it had been running for about 5 minutes I turned the heat on in the car and turned on the fan; stall 1. I restarted the car with the fan off and let it run for another 5 minutes then I tried to release the emergency brake and back out of the driveway; stall 2.

I restarted the car again and let it run for a few minutes. While waiting I watched the gauges periodically observed the Tachometer twitching as it dropped to zero (while the car was running), the Odometer and clock blanked out, and the gas gauge dropped to empty. When I tried releasing the parking brake again the car stalled again.

I suspect its a power problem, the battery has likely been discharged for a while and it has been discharged several times. The alternator is also original so this could play a role but I didn't see the charge light activate.

I'm just trying to get an idea of what I might be up against before I start investing $.


I have a twin cam automatic transmission. I would like to know what years are compatible with mine. Was told different stories. (95' through 02')Can you tell me. Thank you.

How hard is it to change and the time it takes to replace Heater & A/C circulation fan....does the whole dash have to be taken out....Jeff

The engine will increase revs to 3000rpm without reason especially at low speeds or when stopped in traffic or at lights. I can get the revs to drop if I gently apply pressure to the clutch; but if the clutch is fully depressed the engine revs resume to the 3k rpm. The car is also guzzling oil but there is no pooling of oil under the car. The check engine light has not displayed; the idiot lights are functional. Start up is not a problem. Shut down however sounds like a stall out.

The car sat for 9 months and now the electric mirrors will not work. Any suhggestions what to look for. The fuse is not identified in the box

i have already replaced the battery and starts fine almost all the time but sometimes it turns over but will not fully start after a few min. it starts up fine.

I have the 1.9L EFI/OHC engine in my saturn. There is a lot of oil inside of the radiator and all of the lines. What could be the cause of this? I am thinking it is just the head gasket has gone out.

I have a 1997 Saturn and the hood release is broken. How can I get the hood open?

How can I get the hood open on my 1997 Saturn if the hood release is broken?

So my saturn is a piece. Sometimes the engine will start and other times it doesn't even make a noise. I Need help. I dont think its the starter but it may be the relay which i have no idea where it is......

My car wont start every once in awhile, it will start with the right jump. The battery is new and the alternator is about 3 years old, what should I do now

what is the P1404 and is it a fairly easy to fix details as to what the code means

we have replaced the battery had the altanator check it is fine but battery still keeps going dead cant find any short or anything

im trying to change the oxygen censor where is the number 3 bank?

I started the car and it just dies. Wlould not start or even crank. When I put the key in the egnition (and NOT turning the key) you hear a clicking sound comming from the passenger side rear wheel well. Opening and listening in the trunk the clicking is defently comming from the wheel well area. Turning the key to start the car, nothing happens. The interior lights stay bright so I don't think there is a draw on the battery. The readio shuts off when you turn the key to start, the interior lights stay bright, the clicking stops. No other sound are heard. All other items work in the car, fan, Headlights, Radio, etc. No Security light is on and all pre ignition lights light like normal before you turn the key to start. Any sugestions?

Hi, can i just get the steel fluid tubes for my rack and pinion or do I need the whole assembly? I got the tubes off the original and they'd be easy to change if I could get them. thanks

All the gauges on the dash were going on and off and now are off. Some months ago the car was flooded with water, this may be a concern?

i recently posted a question regarding a possible oil leak and appreciate the quick response. ty i'll try the oil cleaner & dye to trace any possible leaks, but the engine also putters excessively as i accelerate. could this be tied into my possible oil leak also?

oil burning off from bottom rear of engine, hard to tell what, if anything, is actually leaking. oil soaking drivers side front wheel just on this side of oil pan. ( not on oil pan, though)

I think the halfshaft is out on the driverside. when I had the front end jacked up the front driverside tire would still spin even though the car was in park

I have a 1997 Saturn SL1. It has about 154000 miles. I replaced the spark plugs two days ago because it was misfiring. Now when I drive it it doesn't want to go. I will be stopped at a stop sign or light and it will idle very low and then I will go and it will not pickup and go. Like it gets stuck in gear. If I put in park and rev it and then shift into gear it will go sometimes. I put the Lucas stop leak tranny fluid in it yesterday but it has not helped. I don't know what to do and I have to drive it 100 miles tomorrow. Will it make it?