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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-30-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By mainedvd
Rear driver door latch 97 SL2

I need a rear driver door latch assembly for a 97 saturn sl2. Does anyone know the part number or where I can get one cheap? I can get one for a 93 saturn cheap, is this the same latch? Thank You
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-26-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,278
Posted By mainedvd
Serpentine Belt Suggestion? Goodyear, Gates, Drive-Rite, Dayco or OEM??

Does anyone have any opinions on which belts are the best. Prices are as follows:

Drive-Rite 780K5 - $15.94
Dayco 5050780 - $22.96
Gates (Carquest) - $20.22
Goodyear (VIP) - $14.99
and of...
Forum: S-Series General 09-15-2005, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Fuel Injector Electrical connector backwards???

Thanks, good to know. This forum is great, thanks to everyone who is always so helpful. This thread can die now.
Forum: S-Series General 09-15-2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By mainedvd
Fuel Injector Electrical connector backwards???

While looking at the fuel injectors connectors I noticed that the connector to my fourth cylinder injector looks to be backwards from the rest. I own a 97 SL2. Is this normal?
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2005, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,915
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Coil Pack and Ignition Module Cleaning Questions

Thanks, I thought I kept reading there were two tabs I needed to push to reease the coil, but as you said, a tilt and pull and they came off. Thanks
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2005, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,915
Posted By mainedvd
Coil Pack and Ignition Module Cleaning Questions

1. How do I seperate the coil packs from the Ignition Module? Can't seem to figure out this seemingly easy task.

2. Where do I put the dialectic grease exactly? In between the engine block and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-07-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

Is putting your fuel injectors in lacquer thinner really a good idea? I have never heard of this. BTW, IMPORTANT. I have a 97 SL2 and the the electrical connector to my number 4 cylinder fuel...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-01-2005, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

Another good point Sierra. This has probably occurred to some degree in each vehicle I have ever had, but with gas prices these days I find myself looking more closely at that gas gauge.


Wolf, I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

I always shift AT LEAST before 2500 rpm, usually even around 2000 when I can get away with it. I also skip a gear going downhill, and start in second when on a decline.
Hey Wolf, nice to see a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

Thank you Luke and Wolf, that is good to know. Although I do realize 22 mpg is not horrible, I just feel like it should be much better (26-28mpg). I hear all these stories of people getting 35mpg and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

Tires are all inflated 2PSI above tire specs.
Alignment is good.
Exhaust system OK, new muffler.


Idle Air Control Valve was cleaned and appeared to be working properly.

Intake Air Temp...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

I have put in fuel injector cleaner, but I am not sure if it was techron. The mileage is 98,000. I have considered the O2 sensors, but I am not getting any check engine codes and in my exerience...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2005, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mainedvd
Gas disappearing/evaporating? Mediocre fuel mileage.

I own a 97 SL2 Manual
Every morning when I start my car, the gauge seemes to read lower than when I parked it at night. I have checked and can't seem to find any fuel leaks and there is no gas smell...
Forum: How-To Library 08-24-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 194,843
Posted By mainedvd
Re: Changing the ECTS Coolant Temp Sensor (with pictures)

There is (was) a little cap that went over the electrical connector to my ECTS on my 97 SL2. I lost it, can't find it anywhere. Is this really necesary? It does cover the wires, but I have heard no...
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