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My Saturn just started hesitating and missing today. We went through and changed the fuel filter and fixed the negative battery cable where it had broken on the bellhousing. When we got it all back together it still rumbles while at idle and while accelerating up to about 3000 rpms. Most of the noise that goes along with this seems to be coming from the exhaust. I am unsure where to turn to next to try and fix this problem and make my car run smoothly again.

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Sounds like a miss IN the engine. You changed the fuel filter so the next step would be to check your "coil pack". (The coils the spark plugs are attached to). Depending on when you last changed your plugs and wires, or if they're original, they need to be changed. If the problem persists, its MOST LIKELY in the coil pack. You'll be able to tell by removing the wires and re-attaching them one by one. When you find a wire that, when pulled off the coil, DOES NOT change the engine's sound, that coil has gone bad. Good luck, let me know how it turns out!

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Sounds like it needs a tune-up. Spark plugs and plug wires.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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