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Forum: L-Series Tech 10-18-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Head light and Radiator Support Replacement

That piece is spot welded on. take the fenders off and you'll see where it is joined to the body. Harbor freight sells drills that cuts just the welds off. Harvest that piece and do it again to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-03-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Top engine mount

I got two on E-bay. ca. $17 each. Don't remember dealer but I can look it up.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-03-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,942
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Rear door sills

I love it!! I have an 01 SW2 with 280K on it, and I just looked at my door well. Perfect timing, I have an 01 SL1 that I'm going to strip. One more thing I can cut out. I'm in Wakefield , if you...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-25-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: What is the key to the problem?

Just an FYI, Tech Two s are around on E bay. I got mine for $450. I think it's Chinese but it works great. It'll do just about anything for our vintage cars, even program key fobs. Once you have a...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-21-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Rear stabilizer links and trailing arm bushings

Look up SAAB bushing Tool in Ebay-UK. They show an incredible tool for bushing removal. The rear-end of the SAAB 9-5 is the same as our L Series. I got the tool and 2 each of the upper and lower...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-21-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Turn signal randomly stops working on 2001 L200 2.2

My bride just had the same problem with her 02 L Sedan. I figured the blinker switch was the culprit. Got a surprise when the blinkers weren't still operating properly after changing it, So onto the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-21-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Intermittent Overheating

I just replaced a couple of my thermostats for that reason and that seemed to help. I thought it was the ECTS but it was just reacting to the low temp. just my 2 cents, good luck. One had just been...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: '96 sc2 sat for a few months, fuel pump not working.

Ground to the tank looks to be circuit 550, and terminates to the left of the left rear speaker. No access thru the trunk. looks like the rear cloth covering the speakers needs to be removed and its...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Top or bottom?

The Vue we just did a clutch/slave cylinder on, had three of the four carriage bolts so rusted It was like They were welded. I just torched them out. there wasn't any way to get a wrench in there to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: '96 sc2 sat for a few months, fuel pump not working.

The fuel tank inline connector is in the trunk. Left side (driver's side) behind the insulating carpet. There is no ground there but the gray wire is the feed to the fuel pump. Purple and Black/white...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Dead trans solenoid

When you have the Valve body apart, be sure to check the connector plate.. The holes the plate has for connecting the solenoid can be checked with a drill bit (Size #41 I think. Look in the threads....
Forum: Vue Tech 05-17-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: 4-cylinder eco tech on 2009 Vue; timing belt or timing chain?

I've only done five but I haven't found a broken piston. Valves bent Yes, but not all of them. And my rebuilder believes the guides need to be carefully looked at. He believes the Ecotek is notorious...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-17-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Tom Walsh
Manual VSS and Pigtail

I just finished replacing a dead clutch slave device in an 02 Vue. Most items were straight forward to purchase, Until my VSS and its Electrical harness connector got forceably separated. The Speed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Lock cylinder availability

And again I was wrong yesterday. The S and the Vue Ignition assembly are not identical. I checked that out today. The Vue assembly does connect to the S harness and clears passlock. My 2001 SL2 did...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Lock cylinder availability

Sorry I meant the Ignition assembly.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-24-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Lock cylinder availability

FYI - I posted an easier way to pull the S lock cyl a while ago. No pulling steering wheel, clock spring , etc, etc. If anyone can't find it I'll see if I can get it posted here.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-24-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tom Walsh
Lock cylinder availability

I just found out that the Vue and the S lock cylinders were the same thing! I looked at my dead Vue that is in line for some TLC, And The dash setup looked formidable. like it would be a bear to take...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 91,003
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid replacement (99 SL1 A/T)

I didn't read the whole thread but did not catch anyone identifying the test process for the connector plate. Checking out each solenoid is essential, but one cannot forget the connector plate....
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: brake backing plates unobtanium

I was having a problem finding L series backing plates. It's nice to think of omitting them on Disc brakes. Kinda need them on drums.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-22-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Why does Haynes say do not bleed rear calipers without a scan tool

I have a tech two but have never used it to bleed brakes. We bleed the fronts and then the rears, even when just doing rears. I wonder if using the computer would help.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-22-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: I see some serious sub-frame rust

Be sure to secure the steering wheel so it doesn't migrate. And make sure the steering box doesn't drop so the steering column comes out. I've run out of gas a number of times, because I can't see...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-31-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: L300 power seat removal

Oops, I quess rb6667 and I agree that it's doable. I remember how cut up my hands were from that first attempt. When one is stubborn enough almost anything is possible.
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-31-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: L300 power seat removal

Sorry, I've been busier than usual this winter. Didn't see your question til now. I took a couple out. You are better off looking at one that's off so you can see how it's put together. Under the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Engine Oil Drain Plug and Gasket

If that doesn't work, PM Me. I ended up with about 50 S oil plugs Brand new Oem. Bought a bunch of stuff from a washed up mechanic. I'll Send you one.
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-15-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Tom Walsh
Re: Under The Hood Fuse Box

With a loose socket, you are probably better off just replacing the whole box. Bad things happen when you try to pull them apart and repair them. They are pretty easy to replace. There are three...
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