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Forum: L-Series Tech 04-19-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Errr Car...Suddenly LOUD Steering

RE selling: You will almost always do better selling your car yourself than trading it to a dealer. Used cars at dealers are usually priced at the high end of the market - near, and sometimes...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-15-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Errr Car...Suddenly LOUD Steering

Just checked kbb.com for your zip code. The Kelley Blue Book Private owner price is about $3425 for your car if it had no problems. Might be more because I guessed at the equipment, but it probably...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

Well no one can say you didn't give it your best shot. And no sensible person will fault you for giving up on this one. Sorry we couldn't help you get it running well.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-04-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Trick to reinstalling drive shafts?

In order to compress the clips, it works much easier if you have some momentum on your side. Guiding the shaft in until the clip stops short, then pushing or even pounding often will not compress...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-25-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Was ABS standard on a 2000 LW2?

My 2000 L-Series wagon 3.0 did not have ABS.
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-18-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

I've gotta agree with fd here. Let's say you've got a bad sensor. If it were an open circuit, it might act just like it is disconnected. Then you might see no difference as a result of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-16-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,316
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: I Changed The Timing Belt On My 3.0 V6 And Lived To Tell About It.

Note that in my pictures above, I have removed the crank pulley. With the pulley removed, you will see the marks as above. The timing mark in the hub of the crankshaft is at 6:00 o'clock and in...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-15-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,316
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: I Changed The Timing Belt On My 3.0 V6 And Lived To Tell About It.

Copied this from an earlier thread:



And this from a little later in the same thread:



And finally, this, from another thread:
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-05-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

On the Bonneville, simply disconnecting the knock sensors caused the PCM to set a code for bad knock sensor and retarded the spark 10 degrees. Don't know if the protocols are similar with the Saturn...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-04-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

I will just throw this possibility out as a diagnostic tool.

I owned a 95 Bonneville that had a quiet but persistent tick somewhere in the valve train. I tried unsuccessfully to locate and fix...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-28-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

This seems correct - vacuum is high at idle, but when the throttle is opened, it suddenly drops. Then, as the engine "catches up," increasing in rpm, the vacuum increases again. The manifold...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-27-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

I am sorry that this did not register with me the first time I read it. (At that time we were just finishing checking to see if your engine had jumped time, thinking of other things.) But, I'm...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-27-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

Well, this discussion made me curious, so I did a little research and found some sources that said that ported vacuum is created by drilling a hole very close to the throttle plate so that at idle,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

Most fuel pressure regulators work by increasing fuel pressure when the vacuum supply to the regulator drops. Most FPRs are connected to the intake manifold. When you open the throttle to increase...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-22-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,412
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: horn not working, key fob not working

Sometimes, the reason a key fob quits working is because the electrical contacts have become dirty. Over time, oil and dirt accumulates between the contacts and can get so bad that one or all of the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-16-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,494
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: Noob Here to Saturn but not to GM-L3000 Question/Help Needed

How about suggesting that he hook up his fuel pressure gauge so he can see it while he's driving, and take it for a spin. I have done that before (even removed the hood one time when I didn't have a...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: L300 V6 connecting rod bearing

If you could get the crank out without pulling the engine, I can't imagine how you would torque the flex-plate to crank bolts when you re-installed it. And you would surely expend much more work and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: L300 V6 connecting rod bearing

You may be able to change the bad connecting rod bearing by dropping the pan with the engine still in the car. The chances of that repair lasting, though, are very small indeed. Almost certainly,...
Forum: L-Series General 02-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,305
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: service Wrench light on...?

Thanks for continuing my education.:)
Forum: L-Series General 02-10-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,305
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: service Wrench light on...?

Doesn't the wrench light indicate that the computer has detected a fault and stored a code? If so, you might want to go to a parts house like O'Reilly's or Autozone and ask them to pull the code...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-10-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,217
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: L-Series Flywheel and Pressure Plate bolts

If it were me, I would try to obtain one new bolt, or better yet go to the dealer with my digital caliper and one of my old bolts in hand. I would ask if I could look at one if they had any in...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-09-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,217
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: L-Series Flywheel and Pressure Plate bolts

Let me clarify this comment:

In the transmission section of the 2000 Saturn L-series factory service manual (page 180), no mention is made of new bolts for either the crank/flywheel or pressure...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,217
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: L-Series Flywheel and Pressure Plate bolts

For the flywheel to crankshaft bolts, my 2000 L61 FSM (page 660) says to use new bolts and torque to 39 ft-lb + 25 degrees

looking for the pressure plate bolts now....

In the transmission...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-05-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,476
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: When to change timing belt on LW?

Even though there are no more Saturn dealers, these common parts should be available from many of the after-market vendors like O'Reilly's or NAPA that supply independent shops and mechanics. You...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-05-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,476
Posted By bill buttermore
Re: When to change timing belt on LW?

You will want to make sure that the water pump as well as all of the idler pulleys and the tensioner assembly are changed along with the timing belt. To give you an idea, these parts in a good brand...
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