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Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By TomM96
Re: Need to replace oil pan, help w/ links/info?


I might be wrong...
but I recall a post where OldNuc spoke of the need to remove something Extra
when servicing a certain model of oil pan....

As I say , maybe something else, or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 758
Posted By TomM96
Re: Leaking fuel line at fuel rail?

-good call on the wires
-Nice Header!

The wires should run parallel at equidistant as far as possible, and the plugs
need to be conventional style (Not the thin-pinned...
Forum: S-Series General 04-21-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By TomM96
Re: Leaky Oil Drain Plug

for leak; see also:
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-21-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 758
Posted By TomM96
Re: Leaking fuel line at fuel rail?

Changing filter great idea unless recently renewed. I knew a mechanic who always Began most troubleshooting/tuning, by renewing the fuel filter.

I found that a new fuel pressure regulator made my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-21-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By TomM96
Re: P0140 and P0113, Need a wiring diagram


(1)the rear HO2 sensor just monitors catcon performance

(2)The simpler upstream item in ExMan is the independent signal, which (if slow) can limit the operation of pcm in determining...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-20-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By TomM96
Re: Sl1 blown head gasket

OK, so SOHC engines are nice design, but was problem which led to some
cracked heads.
OldNuc discovered a TechServiceBulletin which indicated Saturn devised a NEW
Torquing procedure to rectify...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-20-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By TomM96
Re: Windshield washer

At least some wrecking yards are yet open for business.

Forum: S-Series Tech 04-20-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By TomM96
Re: Advice on fixing broken throttle body vacuum lines?

> tapping the two holes and fitting metal vacuum connectors?

Good thinking, Holbein!

Some guys used flexible copper water/fuel line has proper O.D.

There's some...
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By TomM96
Re: What is the foam seal on the fresh air intake on the cowl?

I jog around the neighborhood. I found one complete assy, and part of another, over the course of ten years.

Both my cars needed replacement bits. I used the foam insulation for keeping pipes from...
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1997 SL1 battery cable

I've discovered that some Autozone gold batteries have the proper construction-- steel threaded inserts cast into the lead tab.

The surface of the cable eyelet (in the insulating rubber) is not...
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By TomM96
Re: There's a 2001 SWP on Facebook marketplace in Dayton, OH

> to put the car on a rotisserie

I've seen people do that with wooden boats... ,though flipping them
on a surface is more common.
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,941
Posted By TomM96
Re: Oil drain plug gasket

Thanks for the links- Mattwithcats,

and discussion, NWSaturn247 !!
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By TomM96
Re: 02 sl1 sohc overheating


The SOHC is a fine design, some run high miles.

They sometimes develop a head crack (I think near psgr side rear).

They had BAD reputation my area (LI,NY).

In 1999 Saturn issued...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By TomM96
Re: How long to fix serpentine belt in SL2?

when the tensioner-or-idler Bearings wear (and dry out) they develop
'play'/'slack' in the fittings... and lose the capacity to maintain proper alignment
of the pulleys (and, hence, the belt). The...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,082
Posted By TomM96
Re: Air pump/Diverter Problem?


Others have reported that Either the precats clog, OR the holes bored in the head are clogged, or both.

I have issues on my 2000DOHC, and I plan to remove the ExMan, and clean
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By TomM96
Re: Solution to TB to Purge Solenoid vacuum line?

Soooo, does your query concern the, black nylon pre-formed tubing that runs down from 'rubber' 90-degree bends on the Rear of the throttle body?

Some guys have used copper tubing -- tubing is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-28-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By TomM96
Re: Transmission swap

I was sold a 2000 TAAT for my '97DOHC car once, by a wrecking yard.

I strongly suspect that the mechanical trans is maybe near same, but the
electronic controls are different-- this from memory...
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By TomM96
Re: Please help - need idle pully stuff

Yes, indeed, DonP1, nicely done!

Be sure to check that none of the other bearings in the serpentine drive
ever seize up, because the idler will not be as resistant to sideways force, not that it...
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By TomM96
Re: Control Arms Replacement - Tips & Tricks wanted

> Who knew that an 18mm wrench was such an oddball size

Yep 11/16 might work; 17mm & 19mm(3/4") are standard metric.

Where did you order the 6-pt 18mm?
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

> seeing ceramic extrusions for converts sitting on a shelf. I think they were for

The filler material of the cat for my '95K3500(6.5L hi output diesel) was exactly
same as my...
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

> The Walker sounds good, but it is the pipe forward of the converter that fails first.

10-4 on that; I've replaced three

I wonder if the 'OEM' designation means just that: from the car...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

I've spent a few hours looking around the net for my car, which will get a new exhaust.

I detect bullxxxx. My guestimate is that the Saturn OEM cats have rectangular honeycomb matrix in the...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By TomM96
Re: Has anyone else experienced this caliper issue?

I had to replace flexible brake hoses on a couple Chevy trucks, around '70 model years. The hoses are double (one inside another for strength). A crack in the inner traps fluid from the outer, which...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fuel tanks

Well the lines on my '97SW were routed differently along the body-pan
than on my 2000SW, a bit different in the engine compartment... and of course the fuel filter on the '97 was inside the front...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By TomM96
Re: calipers worn out

Since Mr Fix didn't elaborate on the Synthetic Blinker Fluid:

The conventional supports growth of mosquitos (and mold), while frying the contacts.

So, do synthetic !
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