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Forum: L-Series Tech 01-25-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By born again
Re: Frustrated - can't find normal PID values anywhere

Unfortunately, the thermostats used on these cars can fail open, resulting overly cool running. The problem is a rubber seal around the edge of the valve plate that disintegrates or peels off,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-25-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By born again
Re: timing chain question

You should not have to remove the engine to replace the TC. There is actually more room than appears once you remove the upper engine mount. One trick I used was to jam a scissor jack between the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-08-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By born again
Re: 01' L200 rpm problem

The first things to do are clean the throttle body. lubricate the throttle shaft, clean the air bypass (servo) valve and check the throttle cable for free movement. I don't see where you changed the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-24-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 Saturn LW200

You should definitely check the front subframe/engine cradle/K-Frame for corrosion. These are prone to rusting out, starting at the front attachment bolts especially on the right side where the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - Steering issues

His subframe is rotted out. The control arms can flap around because they are attached to it. If it is really bad the half shafts can pull out of the transmission. Been there, etc. The fix is to go...
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,164
Posted By born again
Re: L200 rear suspension- continued woes

Is this what you are looking for?
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By born again
Re: Transmission compatibility

Because of the many name changes of this model over the six years of production, parts databases are often wrong. For instance, the engine cradle for the 2000 LS1 MT isn't listed as being the same...
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-02-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By born again
Re: 2.2 l timing questions, new to forum.

@ssicarman - The timing marks you are referring to are the sprocket marks against the reference points/marks on the block, not on the timing chain.
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By born again
Re: 2.2 l timing questions, new to forum.

I agree that the TC marks will not align after 4 turns. The number of teeth on the cam sprockets is twice the number on the crankshaft sprocket. This gives us the 4 stroke cycle. It requires two...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By born again
Re: Gas Smell

Regarding the OCI, this is calculated by the ECM (I think, could be the BCM) from the time, distance, number of starts, temperature, and ??? It does not monitor how dirty the oil is. If the shop...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By born again
Re: Radiator Fan stuck on?

Before you do anything else, replace the engine coolant thermostat. This is a $30 part and only takes an hour to do. There is a rubber seal around the valve disk that degrades and prevents it from...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By born again
Re: LS2 Broken Door Brake or 'Stay'

Here is a pretty good guide for the front door panel.
http://sixthsphere.com/content.php/47-Saturn-L-Series-Front-Speaker-Replacement

And here is a video for the rear panel-...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By born again
Re: Slightly loose steering column

In the FSM for 2000 the torque for these bolts is 20 ft-lb. Note that there are three of them. two (one bolt and one stud/nut) at the strap type bracket and one farther forward and above the column...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By born again
Re: Slightly loose steering column

The design of the bracket that fastens the steerng column to the dash is part of the collision energy management system. There is a specific torque for those bolts so that the column can slip through...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By born again
Re: Slight vibration after axle change

The fact that changing the axle coincided with the appearance of the vibration points to it being the cause. If the vibration is more pronounced under heavier throttle, then this would be from the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By born again
Re: 2003 L200 Next Project?

If you have both front wheels off the ground and perhaps the wheels removed, you will be able to turn them. When one is turned forward the other will turn backwards. This is because of the...
Forum: S-Series General 10-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By born again
Re: 92 saturn please help

I once had a car that overheated because the radiator had lost most of its fins to corrosion. When the AC is on there is another fan blowing air over the rad, so it can cool more. I suspect the rad...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-04-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L100 exhaust manifold

I'm afraid that your only option is car-part.com for recycled parts. The manuals didn't sell in large numbers and parts specific to them are hard to find.
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By born again
Re: L300 Timing Belt, spark plugs etc.

I would try approaching the Saab specialist shops in the LA area. I use a Saab specialist for both my L-Series and Saab 9-5 cars in Toronto. It is a bonus that it is a short walk from my office. The...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By born again
Re: New LW-300 owner with questions

Congrats on what sounds like a good score. Try an "auction site" or other internet market for the appropriate owner's manual. The service schedule is a separate document that may, or may not come...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By born again
Re: Replacing headlight assembly - 2000 LS2

This sounds like another case of cost cutting. I have an early build 2000 car, with excellent Bosch headlights. The lenses are as clear and shiny as when new. The car has not been garaged for most of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-17-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 Saturn Heater Problems

We also should know whether he has the basic manual HVAC control or automatic controls.
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By born again
Re: Strange Popping/Grinding Noises

It is hard to tell exactly what is happening from your description. But I think there is something in the drive axles and CV joints generating these noises. The reason that they disappear when the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-15-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,816
Posted By born again
Re: Ecotec PCV Test

@ Hec.... The Saab B235XX engine. My previous '99 had the LPT and I currently have a '05 Aero. No issues with these engines but eventually they need timing chains (just like the L61). Oh, maybe a few...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,816
Posted By born again
Re: Ecotec PCV Test

The predecessor of the PCV system was called a "road draft tube". These were banned with the introduction of emission controls. If you direct the hose down to the road or to a catch can, you have...
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