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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-22-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,223
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Where is Recirculation Motor Located?

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I used it to diagnose the failed recirculation flap motor on my 1998 SL2 and order a new one from eBay, which I just installed this evening. In the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-22-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Problem with air recycle function...

Hey thanks all. I just developed the clicking noise behind the glove box. It only happened if my blower fan was running and the Recirculate button was off (fresh air). I disconnected the flap motor...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-29-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,061
Posted By jcasekim
Re: 1997 SW2 failed smog by 6ppm @ 15mph

thanks. The Saturn is an auto but I have another car that is a 97 and a manual--that is the one that needed 5 tries to pass with the high NOx, with me fixing vacuum leaks and replacing spark plugs...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-29-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,061
Posted By jcasekim
Re: 1997 SW2 failed smog by 6ppm @ 15mph

I have a theory why some of my recent smog sniffer tests have passed with one number at or close to the limit. It looks like the smog test computer asks the tech to run your car on the dyno for a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-09-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,061
Posted By jcasekim
Re: 1997 SW2 failed smog by 6ppm @ 15mph

thanks for the link to the CARB-approved cat. I saw that it's not so hard to find a 50-state OK cat for our Saturns, just the less expensive ones are all weld-in instead of bolt-in units. Most of the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-09-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,061
Posted By jcasekim
Re: 1997 SW2 failed smog by 6ppm @ 15mph

Yes, I could put a new cat on it, but that's not as fun. And while you're right the CARB compliant cats alone are low as $231, those require welding in. THe complete CARB compliant ones which bolt...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-08-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,061
Posted By jcasekim
Re: 1997 SW2 failed smog by 6ppm @ 15mph

Just wanted to say I enjoyed reading this thread and thanks to everyone who provided advice on it. I have a '98 SL2 and a few weeks ago it just failed smog for the first time, with HC being too high...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,169
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Where is the vehicle speed sensor?

thanks for the input and the link to the diagram. I've been getting a P0731 code and decided it's the VSS refusing to work when the car is started in cold weather. I just swapped the VSS and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-17-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Yes, but what would make it break off like that--cavitation? I looked like each blade had two small tack welds to that flat ring. The bearing felt a little rough but had no perceptable wobble with or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-16-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

It was the water pump. Put in new water pump, put old belt back on (so it drives all the accessories including the A/C compressor), and wow, now the engine seems so quiet!

Can anyone spot what is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-04-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

You can hear the noises, or lack of noises, better if you listen to the YouTube videos with headphones. To my ears, running the engine with the belt off (and hood open and splash shields removed) is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-03-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Took laptop to local CSK and played video for one of the guys there I've known for the last few years. He said definitely sounds like a water pump bearing failure. Maybe gonna pull it out next...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-02-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Couldn't edit my last post. Little updates:

Last night I removed waterpump pulley and found ONE drop of leaked coolant nearby
Local Kragen/Oreilly was able to look up my purchase history from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-02-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Arrrrrrghhhhh! Put shorter belt on, bypassing A/C completely. Still have the noise. My water pump is a "Cardone Select with lifetime warranty" and I can't find the receipt, though I did find the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Thanks, Richpin, I just watched that video. Maybe I should see if local O'Reilly has any of the non-frowny Anchor mounts in stock.

I'm uploading another video showing me wiggling and turning all...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Madpogue: I checked out the pulley ribs and it appears that is just a casting imperfection in the metal, where one valley between the rib ridges has a high spot. At first I thought my crankshaft was...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

I went at it again with the mechanic's stethoscope and can say it's definitely the A/C clutch... or the water pump. Well it's one of those two with 90% certainty! They are close enough that the bad...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Re: What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Thanks, all. Does anyone have a video showing what a bad S-series tensioner sounds like? The tensioner still holds a reasonable amount of tension and is not very easy for me to rotate the tensioner...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,279
Posted By jcasekim
Wrench What's this belt drive grinding noise? Tensioner or timing chain or...? (video)

Hello fellow Saturn fans. Haven't been here for a while because my Saturn was running smoothly for the last two years. Two weeks ago an intermittent grinding or scraping noise started in the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-05-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,640
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Harsh on speed bumps, time to replace rear struts?

about the speed bumps... going over the same speed bumps with the new rear struts I noticed the initial impact of hitting the bump feels the same but handling after initial bump is much better now. ...
Forum: S-Series Mods 10-13-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 40,905
Posted By jcasekim
Re: rear brake drums to rotors?

I did the swap about 14 months ago and recently had to take the brakes off to install rear hub spacers. Noticed the pins were not sliding well at all and were very hard to remove, especially the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-12-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Tranny Swap Done! but need help

I had the reverse slam, twice! Fixed it first time by replacing valve body with rebuilt one. Fixed it second time (3 or 4 months later) by replacing line pressure solenoid in the rebuilt valve...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-11-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,640
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Harsh on speed bumps, time to replace rear struts?

Hey, Dr. Sprock. Thanks for the tips. No, I don't like taking speed bumps really fast but recently moved to an apartment complex that has them everywhere. Fortunately I only have to go over 1 to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-09-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,640
Posted By jcasekim
Re: Harsh on speed bumps, time to replace rear struts?

Hey thanks, everyone, for the tips. 8 months later...

Last night finally replaced the rear struts. We'll see how the handling changes, if at all. I started Autocrossing my other car so maybe...
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