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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By kewlpop
Re: Radiator Replacement

thanks,

i see now.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-18-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By kewlpop
Radiator Replacement

I'm wondering if the ac condenser needs to be removed to replace the radiator on a 1995 saturn sl 5 speed manual?

I don't really see how the radiator comes out without taking the condenser with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

ha...

i found this link interesting. apparently "saturn rings" (not the cosmic kind) DO have quite a reputation for being 'out of this world.'
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

well, here i am again. still continually researching what can be done about returning my vehicle to normal operating condition.

the more i stumble across posts about worn rings, the more i really...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

another site suggested a stuck ring could be improved by the procedure below, but i do not foresee this as a viable option for me at this point.

...." After a great deal of me lurking about on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

that's what i'm hoping for...a stuck ring (vs. head gasket or crack).

first things first though. new radiator is scheduled for delivery in the next few days and this weekend i will plan on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 5 Minute Hesitation

can you see this photo?

make sure those plastic tubes are seated securely.

http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/55957/title/saturnthrottlebodyhousing/cat/500
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 5 Minute Hesitation

well...

for the longest time i felt like my cat was clogged on my 95 saturn sl.

drove me crazy, mainly looking for a place that would 'loan' me an exhaust back pressure tester. no one would...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

from another internet source:

"... These motors are notorious for burning oil if you dont change the oil religiously every 3000 miles. The problem is that the pistons in these motors do not have...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

i've got great heat, no overheating issues, and i just went 350 miles on a full tank of gas.

i've had white smoke for the past several years. the car has burned oil like mad. i just wrote it off...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

sorry, it is the base SL model...(where the passenger side view mirror was optional!)

SOHC
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

one interesting thread i came upon just now doing more research is that if the intake manifold gasket is leaking it can exhibit similar symptoms of a head gasket leak. possible cause?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
Re: #2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

one other detail i should mention is that i do NOT see ANY indication of oil in the coolant system, but as i said, have observed coolant mixing on the dipstick (most likely).
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kewlpop
#2 Cyclinder plug Gunked up continually, cracked head or leaky head gasket?

Hello,

1995 Saturn S...almost 180,000 mis., 5 speed manual.

First off, I have a radiator tank leak. Pretty straightforward. I can get a new Klimoto radiator from amazon for $51 and change...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By kewlpop
Re: Front End 'Growl" When Turning Right -- Mount?

damages to the car (2015 nissan sentra) were $4,100 according to adjuster. we've got the car in the shop...still. but no rush.

good news is that it was indeed the top passenger side engine mount...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By kewlpop
Re: Front End 'Growl" When Turning Right -- Mount?

thanks for the diagram/photos and the answers to my initial questions.

at this point i need to get my son in law (uncertified mechanic) to hop in the car and listen to the symptom and then...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-08-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By kewlpop
Front End 'Growl" When Turning Right -- Mount?

Hello,

1995 Saturn SL (manual 5 speed) 175,000 mis.

I am back again. Been a while since I had almost exasperated myself trying to figure out hesitation in my vehicle only to discover it was...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-25-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 1995 Saturn SL cruise control not working, or intermittent at best

no air bag warning lights.

are there any photos or diagrams of where this clutch switch is located?

what involves 'adjusting' the switch? do i need any tools other than a screwdriver?

thanks...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-25-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By kewlpop
1995 Saturn SL cruise control not working, or intermittent at best

Searching online for any clues to help me get my cruise control working again.

This was a factory add on when I purchased the vehicle and within the first few years of the car's life, I have had...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,377
Posted By kewlpop
Re: Exhaust Back Pressure, Catalytic Converter

I FEEL LIKE SUCH AN IDIOT

after driving the car over the summer with the persistent hesitation issues, yesterday, to and from work, the car was running on 3 cylinders. no question about it.
...
Forum: S-Series General 07-19-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 1995 Saturn SL Overheating

thank you all for helping me troubleshoot this issue. i am officially considering this case satisfactorily resolved and closed (for now).

this has sparked my motivation in continuing my...
Forum: S-Series General 07-19-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 1995 Saturn SL Overheating

****LIGHTBULB MOMENT*****

i may not be the sharpest tack at times, but i'm guessing the reason my temp gauge needle never went above the 1/4 mark was that the thermostat was stuck wide open.
...
Forum: S-Series General 07-18-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 1995 Saturn SL Overheating

mileage has been erratic lately since i have another ongoing issue with bucking and hesitation. (this happens under load, and you can definitely tell there is a miss at idle).

but memorial day...
Forum: S-Series General 07-18-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 1995 Saturn SL Overheating

i'm not so sure my car is overheating now. i think i'm just freaked out.

maybe all along it was was my coolant temp sensor. i think i was so hyperfocused on the fact that my dash temp gauge wasn't...
Forum: S-Series General 07-18-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By kewlpop
Re: 1995 Saturn SL Overheating

below i've transfered pieerot's message from l series tech.

It's certainly strange to me, but I have no direct experience with a S Series vehicle. Based on your description, it seems to me that...
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