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I have a 2002 Saturn L300 and recently (02/01/2010) had the following work done: 1. Pads, disc brake rear 2. Replaced Pressure control solenoid valve 3. Replaced Serpentine Belt 4. Replaced air cabin filter 5. Replaced water pump and timing belt 6. Power steering pump replacement and leaking O rings. I now am having problems with leaking gas - gas pump needs replacing and leaking power steering. Could these latest problems have been caused by the previous repairs? If so are they covered by 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty. I have put less than 3,000 miles since the repairs were made. Thank You

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None of the above have any bearing on the failure of said parts in any way or form.as they are not even connected to each other.

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Fig. 1: Rear disc brake components

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Fig. 2: Removing the parking brake cable

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Fig. 3: Use the adjuster tool to rotate the piston into the caliper

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