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Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Here is an inexpensive ELM OBD2 code reader that works with Torque

If it actually does more than 7 PID's/sec on the S-Series I'll be amazed. Thats the best the '96-'97's I had could do. IIRC 7 updates/second is the bare minimum for a decent O2 sensor graph.

Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Here is an inexpensive ELM OBD2 code reader that works with Torque

OBD-II isn't fast enough for great O2 sensor data, it's a rather slow protocol and the O2 sensor should be switching faster than OBD-II can handle. Should be okay for comparing but it's too slow to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: What Saturn model gets the best MPG?

Probably '95-'98 SL. Was going to say '91-'94 SL but according to the idiotic site the '95+ MPFI SOHC's are more fuel efficient. That's not saying much though, any SOHC in good repair...
Forum: S-Series General 04-24-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 676
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: The 98 SW2 is Totaled

In VT that frame wouldn't pass the yearly inspection let alone stay together for a 2nd year unless the car was parked in a garage for 8-9 months of the year. Keep the LCA's and sway bar if you want,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-24-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: 2000 SL2 Crank, No Start. Already did "All the things"

I'd have bought/rented a compression tester long before buying all those parts. Should be 180psi or higher across all 4 cylinders. Rent a fuel pressure tester at the same time, that should show over...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-24-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Engine mount question

You're stick of vibrations yet buy solid mounts to put into it? That's the opposite way you should be going if vibrations are truly the issue. Don't get me wrong, if it were left up to me I'd say...
Forum: S-Series Mods 04-24-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Sohc to dohc

Adapters? LOL
MS Install guide:

While MS can control the transmission it's a standalone unit, separate purchase from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Car won't start - repeating clicking noises but engine won't crank

If your cables have any signs of corrosion on them you should pull the bolt out of the cable (not the easiest thing to do), then pull the cover off the connector and wire brush the whole contact area...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-22-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Why does Haynes say do not bleed rear calipers without a scan tool

Because the ABS module for that generation of GM cars is 100% junk.
Some people can get lucky and get the rear pistons (in the module, not the caliper) in the right spot so you can bleed the rear...
Forum: S-Series General 04-19-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: SUNROOF: same part 3rd gen sedan and coupe?

I can almost guarantee the glass & motor are identical, I strongly suspect the frames for 2nd and 3rd gen are the same (or at least interchangeable) for ['96 (4dr)] / ['97 (2dr)] - '02 (all).
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-16-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: 2001 SL1 fast idle and throttle sticking

Don't leave the TB on the car to clean it, that more often than not won't clean everything that needs it. Has to come off. Don't forget to get a returnable gasket for it, if you have it on hand you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-15-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: 98 SL1...died while driving, wont start or crank

Various things to check in no particular order:
Crank position sensor (usually only fails hot, giving no spark until it's cooled for 2-3hrs)
Timing chain (pull valve cover to check if the cam gear...
Forum: S-Series General 04-15-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Radio host Art Bell passed away yesterday.

You have to scroll down to find it from the main page so here's the shortcut Off Topic area (
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-15-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,527
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Stuck moonroof on a 2002 SL2

The 2 parts that commonly break:

It's usually the plastic guides that break, probably from the motor bracket bending.

Forum: S-Series Tech 04-13-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: "Reverse" EGR Adapter in pre-production! (adapts a vacuum EGR to an Electronic he

Looks more complicated than I thought it'd be, but awesome that someone put it into production :)
Forum: S-Series General 04-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: What's the point of this plate in the spare tire well?

Random piece of tin trimmed to slightly larger than the hole and some liquid nails (or other silicone/adhesive) will fix that hole right up. Usually you can wet a finger and run it along the seam and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-13-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,030
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Saturn SL2 1999 Timing Chain Replacement

I've never tried to replace the chain with the engine in the car, but after how much fun it is with the engine out I can't think of anything I'd like to do less (car related...) than replace one of...
Forum: S-Series General 04-11-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,148
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Would you change your 2001 SL1 for 2007 Jaguar S-Type?

Looks like the S-Type has more in common with the Lincoln LS, Thunderbird and even the Mustang than the Taurus....
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-11-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: New S-series owner, couple of questions.

This thread covers pretty much everything that should be checked:

The downside to the idiotic way the S-Series exhaust is routed is that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Crank no start

Every post-swap start I've done required a "clear flood mode" use before it'd actually start. Hold the gas pedal to the floor while cranking, this will disable the injectors & stop the cylinders from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-11-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 567
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Gauge swap question - manual 1997 to auto 1998 (both analog)

I put a couple different PCM's in a '96 & '97, both auto & manual without any extra lights coming on (well, CEL came on with the auto PCM as it didn't understand how to handle a manual transmission)....
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-10-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Automatic Transmission problem 95 SL1

The downside to OBD-I is often whatever turns the light on after X amount of time never turns it on for checking codes and the paper clip method can't retrieve any stored codes.

With automatics if...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Engine replaced. One electrical plug left unknown..

EVO is only on the SC/SC2/SL2/SW2 and a red 2-wire plug with only 1 side populated.

Pretty sure that orange 4-wire plug goes into the alternator, halfway through '97 Saturn switched to a crap mini...
Forum: S-Series General 04-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: short throw shifter options

It's "missing" the 1" spacer block between the shifter frame and plastic housing that helps keep the cables in proper alignment. Don't need the spacer if the bottom isn't being extended, but if he's...
Forum: S-Series General 04-08-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By fetchitfido
Re: Where to get the clips for the Transmission Cooler lines?

With my idea for the fix, the clips have no use. The total cost of my idea is roughly the same as those replacement clips, $12 only without the shipping wait.

You're making this idea on both ends...
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