The engine in my 96 saturn wagon shakes when it is put into gear, reverse or drive.
When i start my 96 saturn wagon the engine shakes a bit but when it is put into drive or reverse it starts to shake more violently. Also at that point when i shift it into gear the rpm's drop down to around 4 or 5 hundred rpm's causing to also want to stall out on top of the shaking. As if that wasnt enough i can hear a loud knocking coming from inside the engine. Lastly when the car is started and it is given gas while in gear the belt starts to scream deafeningly loud which from time to time causes it to melt the serpentine belt which then simply shreds into a rubbery spaghetti like state. Having to keep replacing the belts is becoming quite expensive at this point. Please help!!!!!
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Could be the air hose between the intake - throttle body and the mass airflow meter. Look for cracks and splits in the grooves. May also be a vac hose with a crack that is opening up when the engine shifts. Look for a source of extra air when the engine is in drive. Make any difference if you are in drive or reverse ??
As far as I know (based on my 1996 model) you don't remove the cover. The lamp comes out with its socket from behind, under the hood. Twist the socket to release it from the housing, pull it out, replace the lamp and put it back. It's just a bit of a pain to get at. You might try calling your local Saturn dealer's service department to check for sure if your model has changed a lot from my '96.
(I liked my car. But the timing chain slipped and trashed the engine. Make sure to keep checking your oil!)