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Forum: S-Series Mods 10-29-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Cigarette lighter wired to ignition

Thank you everyone!

It turns out the dash cam is not really functioning properly. Recording is unreliable (bad soldering? bad firmware? - things might improve if I delete all the footage from the...
Forum: S-Series Mods 10-22-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Cigarette lighter wired to ignition

Yes, that's the "cheater" fuse I was going to use. Looks like it is not going to work. Any sources for the high-resistance (low power draw) relay?

I was thinking about using this relay to...
Forum: S-Series Mods 10-21-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Cigarette lighter wired to ignition

I'm sorry, I thought a "cheater" fuse adapter would let me add another circuit to the fuses under the cover near the RF passenger's left leg, and everything would be fine and dandy. But the radio...
Forum: S-Series Mods 10-21-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By CM400T
Mad Cigarette lighter wired to ignition

Sad news. Recently I witnessed an accident right in front of me. But I must have bumped the dash-cam's USB power adapter plugged into my cigarette lighter, because the footage stops as I was...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By CM400T
Question Rear alignment

Hello,

I tried to get a 4-wheel alignment for my Saturn yesterday. Someone at the tire shop suggested there was a special tool needed to adjust the toe on the rear. Is this true?

Back story:...
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By CM400T
Re: Strut choices?

I have had to replace a couple of rear strut mounts in the past. The strut rod almost came through the fabric behind the rear passenger's head. I knew I had to fix it ASAP. The MOOG mount...
Forum: S-Series General 01-11-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By CM400T
Re: Strut choices?

I just found something dated April 2016 on a forum for the Chrysler PT Cruiser - the Sensa-Trac has been replaced by the "OE Spectrum". Different valving.

Will KYB give a good ride over a long...
Forum: S-Series General 01-11-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By CM400T
Wrench Strut choices?

Can anyone recommend a strut for my SL2s? I have a 2001 SL2 5-speed and a 2002 SL2 5-speed (both have around 140,000 miles). I believe both have Gabriels at this time, and the dampening is fading...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-28-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 72,998
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: 00-02 SOHC Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement How-to

I may be doing this repair on my 2001 SL2 pretty soon. It has 136,000 miles now, it was done once before by the dealer in April 2007 at 57,700 miles. (I really could not have done it myself back in...
Forum: S-Series General 12-29-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: waterpump leaking - changing in winter issues

For future reference:


I used steel wool to clean the block.
NOTE: Aluminum can be discolored and still be smooth.
Pump and gasket were installed dry, no "tacky" stuff to hold gasket in...
Forum: S-Series General 12-18-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By CM400T
Question Re: waterpump leaking - changing in winter issues

I'm sorry to chime in so late, but my water pump has failed too, and I'll be fixing it in the next couple of days.

1. Do I need to tighten the 6 bolts (water pump to block) in a criss-cross...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 10-20-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Rebuild hydraulic floor jack

Thank you. I should add that I haven't tried anything yet, and of course I'll proceed with caution. I'll try the basic changing of the fluid first. I'm just grateful that car repairs *_should_* be...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 10-15-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By CM400T
Checkered Flag Rebuild hydraulic floor jack

Hello,

A few months ago, I bought a second SL2. I have done a pretty good amount of work (brakes, suspension) and my jack is starting to fail after several years. My jack will drop its load by...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-28-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Checkered Flag Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

Why is the allowable time to edit posts so darn short? Anyway, a quick internet search says that yes, I should coat the inside of the bore with the lube (I literally looked at both Porsche forums...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-28-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

Earlier tonight, a colleague at work suggested the square O-ring can't take the heat, so something like Sil-glide was needed. And all this time (30 years) I did not know it. Wow. (The square O-ring...
Forum: S-Series General 09-28-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By CM400T
Re: 1997 Saturn Sl 125k Miles is it worth?!?!?!?

Are the tires and brakes in good condition? How is the overall car market in your area? Just two things to think about.

I'm sure others will post their advice shortly.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-27-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

I suspect dry piston = dry O-ring. I guess this is a bad thing. Someone, somewhere probably has the definitive, molecular-level analysis of common problems when rebuilding calipers. But until then...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-27-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

Sorry to hijack the thread and turn it into one about brakes, but I have an update. The sliding bolts were fine, but the caliper pistons would not move (the upper part of the piston was DRY...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

Too late. It's okay, I can wait (I wanted the distinctive red). I have the 02 silver SL2 to drive while the 01 green SL2 is waiting for parts. I also have a Yamaha V-Star 650, fun to drive in...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Attention Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

Bad news. I just got an e-mail from Energy Suspension. My order for the RED inserts has been sent to the factory (the web page did say red was a special order). They will take another week to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-21-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

I thought I was out of this thread, but I'm not. I tip my hat to OldNuc. The looseness I fixed a few days ago in my 2002 Silver SL2 has now shown up in my 2001 Dark Forest Green SL2. It has had...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

Okay, I put the poly-equipped dogbones in the 2002 silver "new to me" SL2. If I rock the car while it is parked in first gear, the excessive movement in the upper right mount is gone. When I drive...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-18-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Best afermarket dogbones?

I am facing the same dilemma. Over the summer I bought a second SL2 (2002 SL2, 134K miles, no paperwork). When I leave it in gear (parking brake off) and I rock the car back and forth, I notice the...
Forum: S-Series General 07-05-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By CM400T
Happy Re: Bearings, "New to Me" Saturn

Okay, I had SKF bearings pressed in at the auto parts store. Interesting, the inner race is even with the TOP of the circlip/snap ring (the top of the inner race should be even with the top of the...
Forum: S-Series General 07-03-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By CM400T
Roll Eyes Bearings, "New to Me" Saturn

Hello all,

Sorry for not checking in for a while. Recently I bought a 2002 SL2 with 134K and no paperwork. It is a 5-speed, and has the AM/FM/CD/Cassette, but no option package (so windows and...
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