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92 Saturn Coupe

I just bought this car and the "check engine soon" light stays on. Also, when I put the car in reverse I hear a clunk noise then when I put it back in drive it does it again. It sounds as tho something is breaking. Nothing seems to be broke to the eye but, then again I am no expert.
What do you suggest?

Thanks in advance,
Lisa
email: "twocompleate@yahoo.com"

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Hi, the clunking sounds like a constant velocity joint (C V joint). It is usually better to replace the whole shaft (half shaft). Yes there are 2.

The check engine light can be checked at any Autozone or similar store. They will put an ODB2 scanner on it for free. Thier diagnostic machine will give them a code similar to code 34 or something like that. This is where they mess up. They don't know what that means. You may need to get the code and do a little searching yourself to get an acurate meaning. DO NOT BELIEVE THE AUTOZONE EMPLOYEE INTERPRETATION ON THE DIAGNOSTIC. Do the search yourself.
Good luck and let me know how it turns out. James

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • 77f4jc Aug 19, 2011

    The CV joints only clunk and click when you are turning. Not when your going forward so much. It would either be transmission fluid low/ drive shaft/ or the synchronizers inside the ****** shifting hard onto the gears.

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