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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By TomM96
Re: 99 sw2 blows body fuse

IFF your '99 electric is like my 2000SW... there are Two primary grounds for the body/InPanel:
1.) drivers side strut tower (under hood)
2.) for instruments & console, on the drivers side 'H'...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By TomM96
Re: SL1 Oil Leak Question

It should also be recognized that excessive oil consumption is a classic indication of immanent 'last days':
An engineer from Lotus had/has some text online explaining the connections between good...
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By TomM96
Re: Diverter Valve

@ Lightfoot2002:

My 2000 DOHC had a SES P0410 last summer; then again this November.

After the November illumination, I pulled the fuses/relay/connectors to improve associated component...
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 DOHC Engine Rebuild Difficulty

> I've never found a shop that has a torque plate

I contacted a rebuilder in L.I. area, suggested by a wrecking yard which had a national customer base before 2009.
The rebuilder said that no one...
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 SL1 - Smoke Test

I suspect the cause of the zet response...
is the fact that it would be difficult to ascertain if exterior smoke were
disappearing, particularly since it would likely to disappear into a space...
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By TomM96
Re: Wagon water leak

As previously reported elsewhere, the horizontal plastic insert/tray which supports the license-plate lamp assemblies, can also ingest quite a bit of rainwater which washes down the outside of the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By TomM96
Re: Parts availability

To the point on availability ... i do think its become an issue.

And the wrecking yards are starving.
The prices we expect to pay for our Saturns do not exactly guarantee riches for the junkyards...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2000 SL2 spark at coils, not at plugs

My 2000SW2 developed a slight uneven idle last summer, and then several other issues, including security from a bad elect window switch.

I did some work cleaning grounds underhood&cabin. The...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By TomM96
Re: Parts availability

I was recently quoted $75 locally for complete Door on 2000SW
maybe just look for complete doors?
Forum: S-Series General 02-11-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 DOHC Engine Rebuild Difficulty

My local rebuilder quoted $2000 for a good engine,
and $4000 for a screamer.

OldNuc advised, expect to pay $2000 for Parts alone, if DIY.

The body would need be in perfect condition to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By TomM96
Re: need help with power steering pump part #

Sooo Most hydraulic system failures result from Fluid Contamination, or degraded fluid.

So, flushing the fluid is preventive maintenance.

I would flush the fluid in the system with the Cardone...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By TomM96
Re: Sl1 brake help

That ABS-MC configuration is what my '97SW had; newer type different.

I renewed the pistons in my '97MC without separating the ABS from the MC.

I think you must either:
1.) bleed the MC...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By TomM96
Re: MEvotech LCA NFG -- STAY AWAY!!

A lubrication accessory is a 'needle' type that attaches to grease gun...
it facilitates grease injection thru/under/between apertures about 1/16".

TRW LCAs are/were available from Taiwan (maybe...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SOHC downpipe removal - Can't reach bolt

Note concerning removal of fastenings when torque maybe significant:

Rather than completely loosening/removing each nut/bolt in turn ...
Crack (slightly loosen) each fastening, until All are...
Forum: S-Series General 02-11-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By TomM96
Re: Any interest in leather steering wheels?

Thank you, Trottida ... more very useful information !
Forum: S-Series General 02-11-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By TomM96
Re: Any interest in leather steering wheels?

I have a 2000 SW.
I would like the '99 IFF it seems to fit my 2000.

The plastic wheel in mine is disintegrating gradually (car sat in sun for 2 years).
I will report back in few days, thanks, K~
Forum: S-Series General 02-11-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By TomM96
Re: Blinded by headlights & yellow polarized driving glasses

Great thread, thanks

> falls perfectly in line with today's self centered "me first" society.

It's derived from 'self-regulating' free markets,
what George Soros calls, 'market...
Forum: S-Series General 02-10-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By TomM96
Re: New Fuel Pump for a 97

Re '97 fuel system:
1.) I never had the issue ... Madpogue, a onetime Sat Tech, suggests/
just turn SW to Ig ON, then leisurely fasten seatbelt, then turn to 'Start'.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,131
Posted By TomM96
Re: P0410 error code - HELP


I have run Bosch O2 sensors without issue on Gen 2 cars.
They are said to 'age', and their voltage oscillations slow down, which means it is wrong more of the time... which directs the PCM...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By TomM96
Re: Secondary Air Injection Pump

Good Thread.

1. The forward psgr side Ground pack is Not a weather-sealed connector , so
they can corrode & fail

2. I've been having issues with my own SAIS po4010(?).
I removed...
Forum: S-Series General 02-10-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 SL 1 Coolant Leak


> only occurs under full pressure.

One of innumerable observations made by OldNuc:

If one fills the cooling system (waterjacket) with a 50:50 mixture of antifreeze and (purified)...
Forum: S-Series General 02-10-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By TomM96
Re: Wagon water leak

i think if you search for 'leaky liftgate' you may see some contributions from Toggenberg & H Holbein....

1. wiper shaft grommet
2. clean sealing surface of the weatherstrip that runs perimeter...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-26-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By TomM96
Re: Our S-series are Zwhat?

That website is located:?:
Address: BizCom ltd 11a Radialnaya str. Minsk, Belarus.
Phone: +375-29-347-81-81

Is the part for your 2000?
Is it a radiator baffle,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-26-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By TomM96
Re: Electric trunk latch swap question

> I had always wondered why my mechanical trunk latch had an electrical connector on it. Apparently itís for nothing, lol.

Could be a Sensor to indicate if the latch is ajar -- both '97&2000Sws...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-19-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By TomM96
Re: Steel/zinc bolts and nuts OK for exhaust?

@ Laser3kW-
pretty sure OldNuc suggests nickel neverseize on SS.
Most SS is a chrome-nickel-iron composition:
18-8 (18%Cr) (8%Ni) remainder mostly iron (Fe).

Copper is extremely corrosion...
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