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Forum: S-Series General 04-13-2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Sea foam question

Sea Foam is an additive line, I have ran into it at Autozone, Pepboys ect.

Mostly I use their Trans additive for its cleansing effect when I get a car that has been abused beyond belief.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-06-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By lord_helmut
Idea Re: No power to A/C, Fan, and rear defrost request for wiring diagram help

Ok, seems that no one has ran into this before, or had a wiring diagram handy, so here is how it went...

Under the center console, under the dash, there is a orange box on the back of the fuse...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-05-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By lord_helmut
Wrench No power to A/C, Fan, and rear defrost request for wiring diagram help

Ok, I have an intermittent problem where I loose power to the vent fan, A/C will not work (a/c light not on), rear defrost dead too.

Oh, and the Service with a wrench is coming on at the same...
Forum: S-Series General 03-27-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,019
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: 96 SL2 Need Engine Help (knocking)

http://www.blacksautoparts.com/

Located in Brusley

http://www.winnsborosalvage.com/

Located in Winnsboro

These are just a couple that I found in a few minutes of searching for u-pull...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-20-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Automatic end cover help

Do you have both pipes connected or just the one ?

I threw mine together without bolting up the second pipe until it was in-place (carfully aligning it beforehand...)


The whole assembly...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-20-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Need some help with my dad's transaxle...

My .02$ worth.

Input shaft nut.

If you tried Wolfmans fix, and it did not improve the situation at all.... this is the next place to hit, short of replacing the valve body.

An input shaft...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-20-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Mechanic Needed

(sigh)

Somewhere, possibly not very well known outside of the circle of folks who go on a regular basis, is a pick & pull junkyard near you.

The one near me always has Saturns of late vintage...
Forum: S-Series General 02-25-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Blue Smoke Prob pretty simple to diagnose.

Just a thought...

Take a look, do you have a lot of oil on the outside of the engine from up around the valve cover ? Having oil in the spark holes is very common, as the gasket hardens with...
Forum: S-Series General 02-25-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,019
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: 96 SL2 Need Engine Help (knocking)

uh... perhaps I am overstating a bit here, but just the machine work around where I live is mucho more expensive than going to the local pick & pull and getting an entire engine for $150.00.

The...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: 97 SL1 A/C Problem

Well.... It does sound like there is/was a leak somewhere...

10 psi on the low side sounds like it would at best cycle the low side cutout everytime the compressor started (low side would go...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-05-2005, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By lord_helmut
Attention Re: 97 SL1 A/C Problem

Just jumping in here...

Absolutely if you go the top it off route

*Get the can with the charge indicator*

This is vital, if you end up over charging, there are a number of things that can...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-27-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,936
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Wheel bearing - Which side?

Oh no its the REAR wheel bearing, the one in the middle ;)


Sorry just couldnt resist.


Curious though, how long do bearings usually last in these ?
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-27-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Cheapest place to get new A/C Compressor?

Well.... If the system has been open for any amount of time, the dryer should be replaced.

If you want to do the job 'right' with a higher level of certainty that you will not be doing it again,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-27-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Cranks for a while before starting...

Just to throw in a few cents....

Fuel pumps are designed for a certain flow/pressure, and are cooled by fuel flowing thru them. Filter gets clogged, lower flow, higher heat, higher load on pump =...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-26-2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Cheapest place to get new A/C Compressor?

Your local pick & pull junkyard doesnt have one ? I may be wrong but 1992 I thought was the last year for GM (Saturn) to use R12. My JY sells compressors for $25 (incl core) and there are a number...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Need help on input shaft nut(s) - photo attached

Sooooooo.....

I will be posting more about this later....

The input shaft nut (refer to the photo above or when looking at the trans from the drivers side) is the one on the LEFT. It is the 12...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Valve Cover Rubber Grommets ???

If the last post referring to NAPA... yup, walked in and out.

Most NAPAs worst case its a day wait, unless you are on the other end of the world...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-20-2005, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By lord_helmut
Dizzy Need help on input shaft nut(s) - photo attached

Ok, so by now I have overused some combinations of curses...

Referring to the photo (its a shot of the end of the trans with the cover removed) there are two nuts visible, one on the right which...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-20-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By lord_helmut
Re: Valve Cover Rubber Grommets ???

Yup NAPA. Just did a 1996 SL2, had grommets, spark plug hole gasket, and the valve cover gasket.

www.napaonline.com
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-07-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By lord_helmut
Mad No reverse, rough 1st-2nd - need proceedure for input shaft nut

:cry:

So far I have a 1996 SL2, with the usual trans issues. Prior owner was evidently into car abuse. Trans fluid was a nice dark chocolate color when I started this.... Many exchanges later...
Forum: S-Series General 12-30-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By lord_helmut
Valve Body Identification - Recommendations ?

Ok, seached a bit and found that the 9428 body is the new one, but where might this be on the valve body ?

I have a 1996 SL2, that was ignored unti 130k, the reverse is gone. Flushing, filling,...
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