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Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: A/C in 1994 SL2 now blows warm

Thank you all very much for your replies so far. I'll go ahead and invest in a blacklight and see what it tells me.

As for R-12 versus R-134a, the car came from the factory with R-134a, and has...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By J N Winkler
A/C in 1994 SL2 now blows warm

I'm asking for advice on strategies to deal with the air-conditioning system in my 1994 SL2, which is factory original (the car has been in the family from new) and is now blowing warm.

Service...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By J N Winkler
Coolant flush: cap off the entire time?

My 1994 SL2 is due for a coolant change (last was in September 2014). I want to do a gargle flush and would like to confirm that I can leave the pressure cap off throughout the entire process.
...
Forum: S-Series General 03-08-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Oil?

OldNuc's posts on oil choice have already been mentioned. I would do searches for them and pay careful attention to the temperature justifications for using API Group IV/V oils on extended drain...
Forum: S-Series General 03-06-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 54,331
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: S-Series Spot and Shot

Spotted and shot yesterday at the Kansas Democratic caucus (outside SEIU Local 513):

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=45553&stc=1&d=1457310033
Forum: S-Series General 03-05-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Experiences with Safelite, new windshield?

I have a few observations to make about windshield replacement.

On my last car, a 1986 Nissan Maxima, the windshield kept cracking every other year. The replacements, paid for by insurance under...
Forum: S-Series General 03-01-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Ion and the SL

My gym buddy is satisfied with his 2003 Ion, which is now his only Saturn and his only family car since he was forced to give up a 1993 SL2 with bent valves (the tensioner disintegrated and the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-29-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Line Pressure Solinoid

I am pleasantly surprised how well the TAAT works given it has first-generation adaptive control. But there are still multiple points of failure: besides wear to hydraulic components, electrical...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-29-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Line Pressure Solinoid

Here is a past thread on Saturn patents:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205306

There are several that deal with operation of the TAAT. The most important are probably the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-26-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Line Pressure Solinoid

As part of your electrical verification, did you check TRS fuses?
Forum: S-Series General 02-21-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: My almost free 1994 SL2 - Initial Checkover and first question

What Fetchitfido suggests in his last post is a test for parasitic load. Eric the Car Guy quotes a limit of 50 mA for parasitic load and in a 22-year-old car it should be significantly less than...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: ECTS Wire Voltages

I am pretty sure the voltage drop is 5 V. If you want to measure it, I suggest using 1/4-watt resistors, inserted very gently into the connector holes, as probes. This is a low-insertion-force...
Forum: S-Series General 02-19-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Haynes manual?

What I would really like is a scanned FSM.

Mitchell/AllData are all right, but require Internet access in the garage or a device with enough memory to hold at least a DVD's worth of data and the...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: My almost free 1994 SL2 - Initial Checkover and first question

AFAIK, it is the seats that are covered in real leather, while the steering wheel is covered in imitation leather. Both respond very well to regular treatment with Meguiar's Gold leather...
Forum: S-Series General 02-16-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: The Big Two-Oh

Mine just turned 22 years old (delivery date of 1994-02-03, per the maintenance log). I feel the burn from GM and the UAW.
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: 1991 SL2 with 29K miles!

I understand the paranoia about bushings and other suspension components, but for most cars I suspect it is overdone. Years ago I went to considerable trouble to replace the shocks on a car that was...
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: 1991 SL2 with 29K miles!

Badly oxidized paint, missing a rear window, battery and battery cover gone, negative battery cable not obviously present, and . . . "estimated repair cost" is $0?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-14-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: odd transmission issue on sl2

I agree the range switch is the most probable cause of the majority of the issues described. The aftermarket versions of this part generally don't work well; have you tried OEM, either new or...
Forum: S-Series General 02-06-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Redid headliner, used unusual glue for this

What about odor once it has finished curing?

Also, is the fabric so thin that a fingerprint left in the adhesive layer would actually show through it?
Forum: S-Series General 02-06-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: More valve body problems....at least I hope thats all.

The OEM valve body is fragile because of steel spools in aluminum bores; AIUI, rebuilds from all of the reputable vendors (Special Forces and Ken Partin are both on the list) are supposed to solve...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-04-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,121
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: 94 SW 2 wagon . Good deal?

I had this experience last summer when looking on Craigslist for a hobby car (different marque). Ad initially said "$1500 firm"; I contacted seller, who indicated there might be room to negotiate;...
Forum: S-Series General 01-31-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: door jamb switch- ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Having the door jamb switch fail on a 1978 Chevrolet Impala is part of what put me off GM cars for life. (When my 1994 SL2 came into family hands as a new car, Saturn was still marketed as a...
Forum: S-Series General 01-25-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Don't warm your car up

Chicago area is difficult for cars in the winter.

Regarding the warm-water approach, have you tried:

* Lifting the windshield wipers off the windshield before applying water?

* Pouring...
Forum: S-Series General 01-24-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Don't warm your car up

Yup. Laser3kw was talking about all exterior glass and the rear window has to be kept clear, especially if snow and ice is not removed from the side mirrors (mechanical removal of ice is very...
Forum: S-Series General 01-24-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By J N Winkler
Re: Don't warm your car up

I have not tried the former; the only building in my city with over 20 stories (which I rarely have occasion to visit) has an attached parking garage. I have never done the latter because I have...
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