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Forum: L-Series Tech 01-10-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 03 l300 blower motor resistor

A quick look on Rock Auto shows it pretty clear. They make the difference between the auto HVAC and manual systems resistors pretty clear.
Forum: Ion General 01-01-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Bought a 2003 Ion and key won't open trunk

GM dealer and get a key (or two or three if not to pricey) cut from code. Make sure that the first code cut key works in all lock cylinders. If extra keys are pricey then a hardware store to get keys...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-29-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Clutch Change - Engine Support?

2 by 4 (or better a 4 by 4) on edge across the engine compartment chained to the engine to hold it up. Buy/rent an engine support.

Jack/jack stand under the engine is to easily knocked out of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-26-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 99 sl2 no spark


You say you are getting no spark yet you also say that the coils do spark. If the coils are sparking then you have spark which would mean that the ignition system is good up to the...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-13-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Unable to remove lower intake manifold on 2004 Vue 3.5 V6

Not enough room to clear the studs how?
Can't lift it high enough due to body parts being in the way? Attached pieces stopping it?
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-03-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Did he toast stuff?

Purple wire goes to the start solenoid and is the signal wire to active the starter. Different years have the purple wire to different sides of the starter solenoid. The wire from the alternator...
Forum: Ion General 08-22-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Serious oil leak, my poor Ion's in trouble! (quarts daily)

Should be no oil external oil lines/hoses on the Saturn ION engine.
Oil leak is going to be from the oil filter cap or sealing o ring for the cap. Clean the area with brake clean so it is free from...
Forum: Vue Tech 08-19-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Rear diff clutches

Vue AWD rear diff is all mechanical.

From the service manual.

The rear drive module (RDM) in this vehicle consists of an aluminum housing which contains a gerotor fluid pump, clutch pack and a...
Forum: Vue General 08-17-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By ssicarman
Forum: Vue General 08-17-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2007 Vue Power Window - Driver's

Assuming you are using an outside power and ground source to see if the window motor works.
Have you used a test light to see if there is power and ground to the motor connector when the switch is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-17-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By ssicarman
Re: sc2 axle seal question

The left side axle seal on the transmission is the only one with a snap ring on it. Not sure why they think the seal needs the snap ring to hold it in place but I would think that they felt it is...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-06-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Oh No! Not again! brake issue. strange!

I would suspect that you have a sticking something in the braking system. The burning smell is likely from the brakes at the wheel (s) that have over heated and likely boiled the brake fluid giving...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-03-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By ssicarman
Re: How do I remove ignition key lock cylinder

Doing the above to release the lock cylinder the key/cylinder you have it in the ACC position?
Forum: Aura General 07-23-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Do you need to drop the transmission to change the filter on a 2009 Saturn Aura x

Google is your friend.

Page 21 Shows the filter.

I am going with non serviceable unless you like pulling the transmission and splitting...
Forum: L-Series General 07-02-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 1993 sl1 vin9 SOHC front wheel locked not brakes

Drag marks from which tire/s?

If the front are both locking up and not moving the car forward I don't understand how you can get any drag marks trying to go forward.
Forum: Sky General 07-01-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By ssicarman
Re: How much is too much weight?

Your 300 pound 5 foot 10 man will not be comfortable driving a SKY. They are small tight cars.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2002 sl2 reservoir boils over at 1/2 way mark

Weak rad cap. Bad coolant temp sensor/temp sensor connector.
Forum: S-Series General 06-30-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By ssicarman
Re: How do I acess this in the engine bay?canister purge solenoid

The canister purge solenoid is located to the rear of the engine block, below the intake manifold above the starter solenoid.
Best accessed from under the car.
Forum: Vue General 06-30-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Uneven rear tire wear. Stumped.

The pictures are from a 2005 but I can't see them eliminating the adjustments for 2006.

The first picture should be the camber adjust and the second the toe adjust.


Forum: L-Series Tech 06-28-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By ssicarman
Re: need help, serious (time to come clean)

Cam and crank timing marks matching with the coloured links that should be on the timing chain.



Forum: L-Series Tech 06-28-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By ssicarman
Re: L300 starts but doesn’t drive

The mystery piece is likely the oil level control valve.

Forum: S-Series Tech 05-26-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,134
Posted By ssicarman
Re: SL1 TAAT transmission mystery

From the service manual.

Transaxle Shifts
Transaxle shifts are controlled by the manual valve and the PCM through the hydraulic solenoids.

The manual valve controls oil direction to provide...
Forum: Ion General 05-25-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Rusted looking rim

A wire brush to clean the loose rust off and a rattle can of Tremclad.
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 01 sc1 overheated seized bottom end?

On the engine there is nothing that is different between an engine that goes into an auto transmission car or a manual transmission car. Remove the flex plate and install the flywheel. You now have a...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By ssicarman
Re: A/c

A ground for what on the A/C compressor? Assuming the clutch? The connector for to the Compressor how many wires?

More importantly what is the A/C doing or not doing?
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