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Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,327
Views: 2,294,686
Posted By mattelderca
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

I STRIPPED out a few small things, speakers, stereo, hitch, battery.
2000 SL1 in bronze, lots of good stuff, good drivetrain complete with subframe.
Still drives, just no brakes (rear lines)
She...
Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Driver wiper arm

well,
I am now in Apsley, 2 hours north.
Need to update the sig.
I now have my 2000 sl ready for the scrap yard. Good engine /drivetrain, subframe,etc.
The rust in the rear inner frames is too...
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Driver wiper arm

Thanks,
I was just curious if anyone has put something else on. I am currently assessing how much cash I want to spend on the old girl. She got some rust in the rear link bar mounts and every penny...
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Driver wiper arm

OK, resurrecting a post for any further ideas.
Has anyone grafted a different cars arms on to an S series?
Sure would be nice to have NEW arms to work with. The metal used on the originals just has...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-06-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By mattelderca
Re: funky starter problems

Glad it worked out as well.
Why I said to check the cables was because you said If the solenoid is "engaging" but the motor is not turning, the purple wire is connected, internally and externally,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By mattelderca
Re: funky starter problems

Check you main positive battery cable for corrosion. Check for full battery voltage at the starter end of that cable. Sometimes they can corrode under the rubber battery end cover and you wont see...
Forum: S-Series General 10-30-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Block interchange?

^^Yes, but IIRC the SOHC pistons have a dish that clears and does the same thing as the reliefes. Just a bit lower compression. DOHC head will go on a SOHC bottom.
But the OP was asking specifically...
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these working?

Yup, seen one working back in 93 or 94! It was the first Saturn to come into the car audio shop where I was the installation manager. We pulled it and installed a full blown Alpine system.
Forum: S-Series General 10-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By mattelderca
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By mattelderca
Attn. Ontario Canada Saturn fans

So, is anyone interested in a cheap 98 SC1 in the GTA? I have a nice clean dark green coupe going cheap!
I can get a decent scrap price but I would rather see it go to a fan. The motor is perfect,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,117
Posted By mattelderca
Re: larger tires?

Just throwing this out there as an FYI.
I ran 215/70/15's with 6 inch steel Cobalt rims on the rear of my 98 SC1 for over three years. There was no issue with lower strut spring mount clearance. It...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By mattelderca
Re: options for getting bolts out

In this instance I disagree with a reverse drill. On a blind hole maybe, but here these bolts rust bad at the tip. This makes them very hard to back out of the nut. In fact, I have had similar broken...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,037
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Introduction and question.

If your car truly is an SL2 then it's a DOHC dual cam and not a SOHC.
Forum: S-Series General 08-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Need Cradle for 93 Saturn SL1 SOHC

Oh, forgot to mention, 400 is still around, http://www.400auto.com/
I worked there back in the early eighties for few years.
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Painting my wheels, quick question...

I had my alloys sand blasted at the local high school.
Cleaned with soap and water and a good scrub.
Then I applied my colour of choice, which happened that Krylon made a hammered rust paint in the...
Forum: S-Series General 08-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Need Cradle for 93 Saturn SL1 SOHC

I've got a complete 98 SC1 for sale in Whitby, has a very nice subframe and a newer rad. You can have the whole car cheap, make me an offer!
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6,327
Views: 2,294,686
Posted By mattelderca
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Retired my 98 SC1. Currently for sale but with seemingly no interest she might just be parted to supply spares to my sons SL1. Got replaced with a very low mileage 09 Sentra. Too bad really, the old...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By mattelderca
Re: 2000 Saturn SL1 Eating Bearings

Use a new hub, clean and lightly lube (wd40, etc) the axle splines and threads, use a new axle lock nut and torque it properly. These are the most important things I have learned to do when doing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-16-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By mattelderca
Re: AC repair

You do know that the test port valve cores are NOT the primary seal. They will weap and leak under most normal circumstances.
You must use the service caps and they must have good seals on them....
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-16-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,561
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Transmission fluid flowing out, front pump seal?

Have a read through this thread and do the pin check in the video link.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195666
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,034
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Can I install Remote Keyless Entry into my 01 SL1?

Just turn the key twice. Oh, and RTDM!
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,594
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Bad Transmission leak, need help!

For posting pics the easiest is to use an off site host. Photobucket is easy and gives you the img. links or just quick and simple use tinypic.com

Change the fluid and filter!
Forum: S-Series Mods 11-15-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By mattelderca
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,034
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Can I install Remote Keyless Entry into my 01 SL1?

Look at the signature, it's probably a bot!

Edit: I meant that the post you responded to was probably a bot.

Edit again:
An easy peasy solution to power locks and no OEM RKE
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,034
Posted By mattelderca
Re: Can I install Remote Keyless Entry into my 01 SL1?

If all you want to add is Remote Keyless entry, then why not go aftermarket?
You can get a remote module that will wire to the door locks and nothing else.
This would give you the RKE you want and...
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