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2001 Saturn Transmission Problem

I have a 2001 Saturn SL2, 1.9 liter engine, 4 speed automatic transmission. When shifting from 2nd gear up to 3rd it will slip for a second ,then shift in hard, jerking the car. it also slips...
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have it carged/checked for free at autozone. ...

have it carged/checked for free at autozone.
smells a tad fishy. is it being drained by the car ?
a 5 year old batt is old, but funky to die overnight like that.
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when the car is running, You should read ca. 15...

when the car is running, You should read ca. 15 Volts on the Batt terminals. 12V is definately too low of a reading with engine running. Sounds like the Alternator is no good, and neither is that...
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1), check correct fluid level and fill if needed....

1), check correct fluid level and fill if needed.
2), if trans oil is more than 2 years old, replace oil and filter, then roadtest.
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did you check your cranksensor, camshaft...

did you check your cranksensor, camshaft sensor(if this car has one),
when you replaced your distributor,did that include the electronic pickup ?
those electronic sensor can have intermittent...
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check the flywheel, see if it is hitting...

check the flywheel, see if it is hitting something, like its cover, when you hit the gas, it flexes a bit and can rub here or there
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that`s BS , seems to me, the `mechanics` at the...

that`s BS , seems to me, the `mechanics` at the dealer screwed up the installation and the dealer guy keeps lying to not do the work correctly.
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where is the noise coming from ? if you think...

where is the noise coming from ?
if you think its the flywheel, take off the cover and do a visual, you should also hear it real well then, if its cracked it wont run true, also a cracked wheel will...
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how fast does it stall ? have you tried...

how fast does it stall ?
have you tried staying on the gas a little when put in gear ?
does it do same when shift into reverse ?
do you know if you have a locking converter ? it could faultily be...
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sometimes just clicks, sometimes starts ?, check...

sometimes just clicks, sometimes starts ?, check your bat terminal connections for good conductivity
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not a conventional method to fix, he must have...

not a conventional method to fix, he must have been sitting right next to the welder when it was time to fix
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do you have a killswitch installed ? (it can...

do you have a killswitch installed ? (it can weaken the + to your relay)
check starter-relay and starter-solenoid.
there may be no ground on starter relay due to ECM problem.
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did you check for spark ? seems you got fuel,...

did you check for spark ?
seems you got fuel, yes, its normal to build fuel pressure at ign. on. check for the error codes,
i`m already guessing it`s a famous chrysler sensor gone stupid.
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there should be a diagram for the serpentine belt...

there should be a diagram for the serpentine belt under the hood
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engine off ,; when you turn the key to ignition...

engine off ,; when you turn the key to ignition pos. , do you hear the hum of your fuel pump come on (for about 1 sec.) ?
do you have a fuel rail with a screw-on connector to check for fuel pressure...
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sticky thermostat, or crud- built up around it...

sticky thermostat, or crud- built up around it making slow coolant flow. please also check that you have enough coolant in your system. low coolant can also present the symptoms you are describing
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fuel pump ? , check fuelpressure is my first hint

fuel pump ? , check fuelpressure is my first hint
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ditto with what towguy said, pump should last way...

ditto with what towguy said, pump should last way longer than 32k mi.
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win xp home logon

hi there, i got a comp with win xp home. installed pc anywhere and it now asks to key in `ctrl alt del` at start up. how do i undo it so it boots up all the way through on its own again ?
thanks in...
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sounds like yo`re still not getting enough power...

sounds like yo`re still not getting enough power to the starter, dont rule out poor battery performance. jump your truck with another vehicles power and see what that does.
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i am wondering if your vehicle is charging that...

i am wondering if your vehicle is charging that battery at all. how long have you had the new batt in there, since it has been doing `ok` ? . when engine is running, the voltage should be 13-14...
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if your hex is stripped , you can get a socket...

if your hex is stripped , you can get a socket that`ll grab it at auto parts store,
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what year is your Volvo,? generally, if the belt...

what year is your Volvo,? generally, if the belt isnt running anything else, i`d say you can keep it off, but it would seem something else must be running on it.
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14.6 seems a tad high, the regulator must not be...

14.6 seems a tad high, the regulator must not be doing its job anymore, replacing the alternator should take care of it.
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check for proper fluid level, fill if needed, if...

check for proper fluid level, fill if needed, if it smells burnt, exchange fluid alltogether, test drive, see what it does,
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