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Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By aa4lr
Question Runs great, throws P0133 sometimes P1404

I have a 1999 Saturn SL2 with 181,000 miles. First engine lasted around 160,000 miles, until my daughter failed to put oil in often enough, and the timing chain broke....

I had a mechanic drop an...
Forum: S-Series General 12-23-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By aa4lr
Thumbs Up Re: P0405 and P1404 codes

Good questions. It's certainly something I can check. Removing / replacing the EGR is something I can do. I would have done it originally, but the car was worked on at a shop 100 miles from me.
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Forum: S-Series General 12-23-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By aa4lr
Question P0405 and P1404 codes

1999 Saturn SL2 (White) - my daughter gave me back this car because the SES light came on and she was afraid to drive it. Been driving it for four weeks now, and it seems to be running fine. SES...
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By aa4lr
Dizzy Re: Dead Saturn SL2 Success Story

Can you believe it is six years later, and this car did this same stunt again?

However, I had completely forgotten about my experience before. I was in such a rush this time to have the car...
Forum: S-Series General 03-06-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By aa4lr
Question GA Emissions Inspection Failure - High NOx

I'm having trouble getting my 1995 Saturn SC1 to pass Georgia emissions. This car has 237,000 miles on it, although the engine has about 60,000 less miles.

I failed the initial test, so I replaced...
Forum: S-Series General 10-28-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By aa4lr
Happy Re: Sudden loss of power, rough accel, smooth idle.

Well, after a couple of days of driving, it seems to be back to "normal." It certainly was anemic that one morning, but seems to have recovered from whatever malady it had.

Fuel Filter, Fuel pump...
Forum: S-Series General 10-27-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By aa4lr
Dizzy Re: Sudden loss of power, rough accel, smooth idle.

OK, driving home from work wasn't nearly as traumatic as driving to work. Initially, there was no problem, then as the engine warmed up, there was a little roughness in 1st and 2nd when accelerating,...
Forum: S-Series General 10-26-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By aa4lr
Question Sudden loss of power, rough accel, smooth idle.

Yesterday, my 1995 Saturn SC1 was running just fine. Today, I barely made it to work.

On my way to work, the car seemed to be underperforming a bit. I thought maybe I was running out of gas, since...
Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By aa4lr
Post Re: Blower Fan Failing

I took the blower out (which proved to be easier than I thought it was going to be), and I plugged it in and tested it, to see if I could observe the failure. What I found was apparently a poor...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By aa4lr
Question Blower Fan Failing

I have a 1995 SC1 with 214,000 miles. It runs well, but recently I have had an issue with the blower fan for the heat, defroster, A/C.

When I turn the fan on initially, it blows fairly strong at...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By aa4lr
Wrench Radiator Fan Motor Replacement Difficulties

My wife's 1999 SL2 overheated, and a little troubleshooting made it pretty obvious the problem was the radio cooling fan motor. When jumpered with 12 volts, it would not turn by itself. Give it a...
Forum: S-Series General 02-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By aa4lr
Thumbs Up Re: Vehicle and Steering Wobble

That was it!

New tires and she drives smooth as butter. No alignment issues.

Thanks!
Forum: S-Series General 02-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By aa4lr
Question Vehicle and Steering Wobble

OK, Driving a 1995 Saturn SC1 with 194,000 miles on it. In the last two hundred miles a front end problem has gradually become more pronounced.

Symptoms:
- At low speed (< 10 mph), the front end...
Forum: S-Series General 03-20-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,471
Posted By aa4lr
Wrench Re: Coolant Leak on Passenger Side - Water Pump?

Got it up on jacks and took the wheel and splash guards off. Got the pulley off the water pump and it was pretty obvious -- even not running, coolant is dripping out of the shaft.

I'll grab one...
Forum: S-Series General 03-20-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,471
Posted By aa4lr
Question Coolant Leak on Passenger Side - Water Pump?

I have a 1995 SC1 with over 180,000 miles on it. The engine has about 60,000 miles less (it was replaced before I bought it).

Recently, I had a low coolant light come on after driving 85+ miles...
Forum: S-Series General 05-03-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Dizzy Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

What language is that:
"rwrb zoxmylusnf xrkivihvybakz ggcyu mbvg 62a370c1 59da 4217 80b3 5db865c19575 cmgd fjpurtuy jelpeoulu vrnvo 20107905 oyikrjuyhr utarlrufbcmgd jelpeoulu 45d6 rwrb djthlgufadp...
Forum: S-Series General 04-25-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Forum: S-Series General 04-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

For all the part replacements, I'd lay odds she's looking at a CPS failure.

No mention of mileage. I'd bet it's pretty much wrung out. Might be worth $900 if running.
Forum: S-Series General 03-24-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By aa4lr
Question Seat Cover Recommendations?

My Saturn SC1 now has 167,000 miles, and is still going strong. However, the fabric on the driver's seat back has worn through in the lower left corner -- right where your butt rubs as you get in and...
Forum: S-Series General 03-12-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

Not that overpriced. It has perhaps about 40,000 too many miles to be worth that much, but knock $1000 or so off, it's not too bad.

Used car prices became crazy-inflated after cash-for-clunkers. I...
Forum: S-Series General 12-16-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

And it is identified as an "L-Series". Saturn didn't make the L-Series back in 1995....
Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

I thought that firing the airbags totaled just about any car. Sounds more like parts to me.
Forum: S-Series General 11-22-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By aa4lr
Thumbs Up Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

That would have been a great price two years ago, when Cash-For-Clunkers pulled all the low-cost automobiles out of the market and the subsequent constraints on used-car supply raised prices to more...
Forum: S-Series General 11-11-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By aa4lr
Re: Dead Saturn SL2 Success Story

Dang. I have a set of these! They are at the wrong house, of course, but are much easier to use than the jack stands.

The only bad thing about them is you have to run the engine, and then when...
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By aa4lr
Re: Dead Saturn SL2 Success Story

I always do this. Every time. You never can be too careful.

What would happen if an earthquake started right as you were under the car?
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