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Forum: L-Series General 05-31-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By destro5
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) recommendations?

Any particular brands of Throttle Position Sensors out there that one should avoid or purchase? Rock Auto has several listed and just wanted some advise from Saturn owners on which ones they've...
Forum: L-Series General 05-17-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By destro5
OK to use tail light from a 03-05 on a 02 and below LW200?

Trying to replace a couple dinged tail lights on my 2002 LW200 wagon, picked up some 03 tail lights from another LW200 and the design is a bit different. They removed the amber portion so it's like...
Forum: L-Series General 08-22-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Thanks Pierrot and also to everyone who has chimed in and helped out! Feels good to have this sorted out finally. Starting to think this clogged cat got progressively worse over time. Took the same...
Forum: L-Series General 08-19-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Thanks FDryer for the input and valued expertise.

I have in the past 2 years taken small 5-10 minute trips in/around town, so maybe that attributed to it's demise. And I'm guessing that the...
Forum: L-Series General 08-19-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Got in a coil pack from Rock Auto, same thing. Nothing changed. After checking out my symptoms & doing some further diagnostics, my exhaust shop did confirm that the catalytic converter was clogged....
Forum: L-Series General 08-16-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Got the car roughly 2 years ago from a guy who was older that just never drove it. Got it roughly around 42xxx miles, & I've put 18xxx on it in the last 2 years and honestly it's been a great car. ...
Forum: L-Series General 08-15-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By destro5
Re: Transmission Trouble?

Sstar did you ever figure this one out? Mine's having some similar issues so hoping you have figured your problems out & can share your results/findings with us. Keep us posted!!
Forum: L-Series General 08-15-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Thanks again everyone for all of the insight and help on this one.

Unfortunately, the new Ignition Control Module did not change anything, was an easy 20 minute install though. 3 T15 star bolts...
Forum: L-Series General 08-09-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Well the shop did SOME of the things I wanted though they didn't test out anything on the ICM, Coil Packs or Injectors because they believe that the issue is either a clogged catalytic converter or...
Forum: L-Series General 08-08-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Got it. Thanks again guys for all of the input. I love this group! I am going to address the fuel/spark issues 1st before I dig into a 60xxx mile transmission.

Here is what I have them checking,...
Forum: L-Series General 08-07-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
Re: LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Drove the car today and the light flashed on and off, still having weird shifting & revving issues on higher RPM's b/t 3-5th gears.

The Service Engine Soon light was off when I pulled into an...
Forum: L-Series General 08-07-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By destro5
LW200 Service Engine Soon light and issues over 4000 RPM's

Have a 2002 LW200 automatic with just over 60,000 miles. Had for just over 2+ years and it's been a great car. No issues and regular synthetic oil changes by me.

For the last couple of months, it...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-22-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By destro5
2.2 LW 200 Timing Chain; do it now or....

Just picked up a super clean and well maintained 2002 LW200 wagon with just under 45xxx miles on it. Owner had his oil changed every 3000 miles and it was driven less than 4000 miles per year.
...
Forum: L-Series General 07-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By destro5
Re: AC compressor needed for 2003 LW200 with 2.2L

I put a re-manufactured A/C compressor off eBay in my SW2 a couple years ago and it still kicks out the cold. Not sure if the L series is any different or harder to replicate but after my experience,...
Forum: L-Series General 07-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By destro5
BCM Repair LW200

Checking out a local LW200 for sale that has a bad BCM. 115xxx miles. Said it drives well & is in nice shape but once it's warmed up, "car acts crazy".

Talked to a GM dealer who would reprogram...
Forum: L-Series General 07-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By destro5
Re: LW300 Engine noise at start up? Video link & need feedback

Mechs said motor was not running right and that there was a miss somewhere. Going to have to pass on it.

Seems like a lot of the mechs I talk to do not like the V6 L series motor but have no...
Forum: L-Series General 07-29-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By destro5
Re: LW300 Engine noise at start up? Video link & need feedback

Thanks guys, got one more for you. This one is from a cold start this morning. You can hear those lifters tapping a bit more.

Having it checked out today by my mechs.

I contacted GM about...
Forum: L-Series General 07-29-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By destro5
LW300 Engine noise at start up? Video link & need feedback

Looking at this high mileage 2002 L series V6 Saturn which is for sale locally, took a video of it.

Does this engine sound normal to you? Has 190xxx miles and supposedly had an engine replacement...
Forum: L-Series General 07-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By destro5
Synthetic or regular transmission fluid?

What the recommended Transmission Fluid for the L 200 series 4 cylinder motors with and Automatic transmission? Should you go synthetic or stick with the regular stuff? I've used Redline fluid in my...
Forum: L-Series General 07-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,344
Posted By destro5
Re: 2001 L200 Life Expectancy

Couple questions, thinking about joining the LW200 Saturn Family.

Is synthetic oil recommended for these engines? or can I go with dino oil? I use Mobil one in my old Japanese cars and liked...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-16-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By destro5
Re: Can an auto tranny engine be put into a Manual tranny car?

Thanks for the tips!

If I find an engine with same year but just different transmission, does anything else need to be swapped over??
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By destro5
Re: Our SW2 is gone

Glad the Satty served you well and great to hear you are all OK. Come back soon!
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By destro5
Re: 95 SW2 Engine compression gone, what next?

Again, many many thanks for the quick replies and responses.

All super helpful.

My mech has come back to me this morning with costs of $1400 (800 labor/600 parts) to swap the head gasket &...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By destro5
Can an auto tranny engine be put into a Manual tranny car?

Got a 95SW2 with a 5spd transmission and wondering if a used 98SL2 engine from an automatic will fit.

Anything I need to change over on that?

Can I use any 94-99 SL2 engine, or are there ONLY...
Forum: S-Series General 07-14-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By destro5
Re: 95 SW2 Engine compression gone, what next?

Thanks SL for the reply. Now if I do the rings and also have them drill out the drainbacks on the OEM pistons, can that be done with the block still in the car too? Sorry if this is a silly question,...
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