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Forum: S-Series Tech 08-25-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Crankshaft position sensor code 19

It is FIXED, WOW.
I swapped in the other one I had gotten from a junker several yrs ago. ( Is an OEM part)
Problem is gone.
AND the tach works again.

I don't know if you remember, but I had...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-25-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Crankshaft position sensor code 19

Thanks for the link.
What is the ICM, ignition control module?

I have another one I can swap out the entire coil pack assembly.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-25-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By sdowney717
Crankshaft position sensor code 19

On startup, engine has trouble revving up, and very little power. Then after a few seconds SES comes on and engine runs ok.
The only code is 19.
So I am assuming something wrong with that sensor?
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-03-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,207
Posted By sdowney717
Re: creating a window in the timing cover for the chain

I just reviewed the thread and saw the video which was on google picasa is dead, so here is the video link on google photos. This taken right after the rebuild....
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-03-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,207
Posted By sdowney717
Re: creating a window in the timing cover for the chain

I did eventually buy a new radiator.
Car just passed inspection, good for another year. I only had to replace 2 PC168 third brake light bulbs.
Best price is $1.48 each at NAPA.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,207
Posted By sdowney717
Re: creating a window in the timing cover for the chain

It has been another year and a half on my cheapo rebuild and the engine is super strong. It burns very little oil. I add oil maybe once in 2 months now. I really need to change the filter this...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-06-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Major Stumble/Hesitation at Nearly All Speeds - Help!

Fuel pumps do go bad.
How about loosen , disconnect the exhaust before the cat as a test.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-26-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Oil filter removal 1997 saturn sl2 ?

Taking off the wheel is very easy. And then good access to the filter.
I also don't torque the nuts, I have never had one come loose.

My wheel nut wrench is a cross bar with long arms. It...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-25-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Oil filter removal 1997 saturn sl2 ?

On my 1995 SL2,

I pull the passenger wheel.
Then pull the small plastic cover.
Then the oil filter is easy to see.

Is a 97 different?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-17-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By sdowney717
Re: 1999 Saturn SC2 manual how many miles it will drive only on battery

It should run a good 25 miles, maybe 50 miles.
But don't turn it off cause it won't restart.
Don't turn on anything.

Had this happen to a Vega, alternator died on way to Nags Head.
We got a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Stuck front rotor..

I have used circular saw with a metal grinding blade etc... a saw, and cut slots in rotors. Then used a chisel and hammer and cracked them free.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
Re: The big plastic cover under the radiator, need to reattach

The reason they failed, the centers would not simply pry down easily, the ends of them broke off. So I never reattached the plastic.
Having the plastic on makes it hard to drain the radiator.
I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
Re: The big plastic cover under the radiator, need to reattach

The OEM pins measure 11.5mm, so you need big pins.

I just bought pins made for 11mm holes, so hope they work.
Ebay had for cheaper cost.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371536259046

Amazon quicker,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
Re: The big plastic cover under the radiator, need to reattach

Good idea there.
Does not need to match oem.
I need to measure the holes, they look big.

Cheaper, 10mm, ships from China....
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Repairing dash plastic clip supports

Thanks for that info.
The seat foam cushion is slowly breaking down.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
The big plastic cover under the radiator, need to reattach

I can only find one OEM push pin thing. I takes 4, they broke when I took it off.
When I replaced the radiator, moons ago, I never put that back on.

Any ideas? Something commonly available, not...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Repairing dash plastic clip supports

That is the truth! I need to also invent a way to fix my saggy driver seat.
Plus the side is worn open shows the foam.

Are the front seats interchangeable side to side?

What other seats will...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,803
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Using a lot of oil

I just went and checked oil level, after another week of driving, perfect, exactly where it was slightly overfilled. I posted about this on my other thread, when the chain busted through the top...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By sdowney717
Repairing dash plastic clip supports

When I popped off the cover, one of the plastic tabs broke off, of course real thin plastic nice strong heavy duty clip....

So I fixed by cutting piece of aluminum door panel in a thin strip bent...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,919
Posted By sdowney717
Re: exhaust valve?

If you get rings, then drill the piston holes.
I did my own valve job, bought one new exhaust valve and the special spring tool. The valve had some bigger pits, seat was ok.

Much cheaper than the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,803
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Using a lot of oil

Photos from 2014 rebuild, notice rings are clear. Pistons as pulled from engine.
All rings loose and clear of sludges.
https://s20.postimg.org/7pu3pm7ul/SS852152.jpg
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Do I need a new alternator?

You can tell usually if its a bearing.
And bearings may be close to failure with almost no grease left in them and still spin nicely, just a matter of time but they will pack up and seize, they will...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,803
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Using a lot of oil

Yes, my rebuild was in 2014. However before that I ran a lot of ATF through the motor and on the rebuild it was very clean on the inside and had improved the oil burning a lot. Using ATF doubled and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Do I need a new alternator?

Really? Even buying new bearings and DIY?
If you got to pay labor, I could believe it.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By sdowney717
Re: Do I need a new alternator?

"The alternator is only two years old (bought from DB Electrical),"

Can you replace the alternator bearings? Or just the bad one, or repack it with grease.
This would be a lot cheaper than...
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