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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 10:36 PM
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Posted By jcw
Engine absolutely refused to start

I just want to record on this forum an odd experience I had regarding my sw2 refusing to start. It's kind of a double sword experience, this post may help somebody down the road or may cause further...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By jcw
Re: Could anybody identify this part

Car 2000, donor engine 99. Thanks Madpogue. Only block, head still 2000.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By jcw
Re: Could anybody identify this part

Thanks LowSaturn.

I could not find the connector. I discovered the unplugged sensor during my clutch repair. The car runs good so I'm not that concerned.

The previous owner had a block swap...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By jcw
Re: Could anybody identify this part

Is it possible to have pointed the harness where this wire originates.

I'd expect it to be in the injectors harness and exiting from it near the top location of the sensor but I can't find the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By jcw
Re: Could anybody identify this part

Thank you Alordofchaos. Now I just have to find the connector for it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By jcw
Could anybody identify this part

What is this round thing not connected, in the area between the starter and alternator on a SW2?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By jcw
Re: Tightening Clutch Housing-to-Engine Bolts

Thank you very much OldNuc.

Just to be clear, this is what should be done:
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By jcw
Re: Tightening Clutch Housing-to-Engine Bolts

There are four lower bolts, should all of them be 40 ft-lb?

Thanks OldNuc, just to be sure...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By jcw
Tightening Clutch Housing-to-Engine Bolts

I just replaced my clutch (sw2) and I'm about to torque all bolts around the clutch housing. The FSM states a 103 lb ft torque and does not distinguishes between the 2 different sizes bolts used (14...
Forum: S-Series General 01-24-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By jcw
More on clutch hydraulic system fixing...

On my quest to save some money and learn something I decided to fix my manual SW2 clutch hydraulic system that was getting hard to shift.

The culprit was a leakage at the hydraulic damper and it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By jcw
Re: Oil pan mistery - what is this?

Many thanks to all of you for helping solve my mistery and uncover a secret!

I will open another thread to find out if there are any adjustments necessary in order to optimise my hybrid engine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By jcw
Re: Oil pan mistery - what is this?

Yep, it is a swapped engine and one year older than the car (car 2000, engine 99), according to the code (8XZ182371). What concerns me now is that, alyhough the cam cover says DOHC, the engine number...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By jcw
Re: Oil pan mistery - what is this?

Low Saturn, I think you may be right, I bought the car used.
I could not find the stamped VIN on the engine, is there an specific location for it? Not that it matters now but would be nice to know...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-15-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By jcw
Oil pan mistery - what is this?

My 2000 sw2 developed this past weekend a severe oil leak (about one quart per 60 miles), first detected by smell and then by small parking puddles.
The culprit is the soft rubber grommet seen on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,118
Posted By jcw
Re: SW2 number 1 cylinder wet - Head gasket or Intake Manifold gasket?

Just an update on my problem.

I flushed the coolant and replaced it adding 2 Saturn sealer (ginger) tablets (1 crushed and one whole). No more leaks.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By jcw
Re: MALL PGM fuse

Thanks Myolbug, that's exactly the info I needed!
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By jcw
Question MALL PGM fuse

Would anybody know the equivalent of a MALL PGM fuse on Saturns?

I'm trying to program new entry fobs and the procedure requires removal of MALL PGM fuse.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-29-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,236
Posted By jcw
Re: I still cant get my key fob to work

Would anybody know the equivalent of a MALL PGM fuse on the Saturn?
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,118
Posted By jcw
Re: SW2 number 1 cylinder wet - Head gasket or Intake Manifold gasket?

BarnOwl,

Thanks for the link. I decided I'll make my compression tester hose rigid by inserting it in a metal tube and fill the tube with epoxy. In that way I'm not messing with the total volume...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-19-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,118
Posted By jcw
SW2 number 1 cylinder wet - Head gasket or Intake Manifold gasket?

Hi all,

As a newcomer to this forum, I'm very impressed with the quality and amount of good information you provide - many thanks for that!

I just purchased a 2000 SW2 with 82K miles, drove it...
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