Having problems with your 2008 Saturn Astra ?

08 saturn astra... - For a certain period of time.... heard engine rattling noises (for few seconds) after car sits for a long period of time (overnight) - Few weeks later, I noticed periodic knocking noises when standing on a red light.... (knocking noises are not always there... and they last for 20 seconds) - At one point check engine light came on... (Then the light disappeared by itself) - Now... it does not metter if the car sits for long period of time or not, the rattling noise at

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