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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: starting and stalling problems

Dealership scanners are more thorough than the scan tools you buy at a local FLAPS. They can see pending codes that your scan tool can not find or see.

Newer cars are being engineered so you have...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

I added SeaFoam to my fuel tank, in addition to soaking the pistons.

Piston soak is not going to help you, because you have leaking valve stem seals
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Low RPM turning power steering wheel

Are there are other noises or bad pulleys on your serpentine belt? A bad idler or tensioner(seizing bearings) might not make a noticeable difference, but when adding the loading of the power steering...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

Do a soak and you'll risk burning your exhaust valves in the #3 cylinder.

I went through all the rigmarole, with my first engine. The SeaFoam treatment did nothing to curb the oil consumption and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

Valve stem seals are shot. It is a common failure in higher mileage twin cams.

I am on my second high-mileage twin cam, and I have the exact same problem.

Just keep an eye on your oil level...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Would replacing my air filter improve my mpg?

Ain't no stock twin cams getting 41mpg, even my automatic has barely turned 37.0 on an all-highway trip to Toledo, OH. And the automatic has better gearing for economy than the 5-speed manual.
...
Forum: S-Series General 10-05-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: How can 2019 cars be as good as my SW2?

Re-read the bold portion, as that statement hits the proverbial nail on its proverbial head.
Forum: S-Series General 10-05-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Thermal Exhaust

If you don't want a coffee can full of bumblebees for your exhaust tune, then keep the stock muffler on your system.

Everything else is going to sound like a fart-canned Civic, because it is a 4...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Can it be timing belt if it has starting problem?

The Saturn 1.9L engines are driven by a timing chain and the engines are "interference" designed. If the timing chain snapped or stretched, you will have a no crank issue and need to rebuild your...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-28-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Modify my 94 SL2 from broken fender to unbroken!

www.car-part.com

You live in Ohio, which means there are wrecking yards that have plenty of parts for these old Saturns. Finding a pearl white HCE fender may be a pipe dream, but finding a used...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-28-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Which rebuild kit to get SC2

Your center thrust bearing is likely to be scored and out of tolerance. You can find GM replacement crankshafts, but they are pricey. I paid $463 for just my crankshaft.

Find a better machine...
Forum: S-Series General 09-28-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: What's the " best" year S-series?

1995 SC2/SL2

The majority of super-high mileage Saturns are 1995 model years.

They have first-gen styling and 2nd Gen interiors.

Least amount of "problem items"(ex. Plastic valve covers).
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: wheel bearing dilemma

www.car-part.com to source used knuckles. The original bearings were SKF or NSK.

Timken is made in China, now. You get what you pay for.

Replacing the spindle is easier than pressing the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-14-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2002 Saturn SL automatic uphill high RPM burst

I would suggest using live data to measure TPS/MAP values, as your PCM is commanding a downshift to 3rd or 2nd gear.

The DOHC isn't mountain road friendly, due to the camshaft profile. On...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-09-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 493
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Battery light on, erratic shifting

You need to fix the loose battery terminal. That is why you are having a plethora of issues with your car.

Advance Auto sells the GM sidepost battery studs. Don't go pulling out your stud. The...
Forum: S-Series General 09-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Stolen 96 sl2 cut wiring under steering column

If you purchase a Haynes manual, it will have the wiring diagram which should help you.

As a general rule of thumb, matching the wiring ends with the same colors is a safe way to repair the cut...
Forum: S-Series General 09-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Stolen 96 sl2 cut wiring under steering column

She lives in California. They still swipe everything that ain't nailed down in CA because cost-of-living is so high and most are on assistance.

33% of ALL welfare recipients, across the country,...
Forum: S-Series General 09-09-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 1997 SL1 Lucky 7

Pretty cool.
Forum: S-Series General 09-09-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: A DexIII Compatible Dexron-VI?

The GM TSB for Dexron-VI specifically states to NOT use it in any Saturn S-Series vehicle.

Only use this fluid if you hate your transmission and like doing transmission swaps in your garage or...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: What to do for performance

Performance is not a word typically associated with Mustangs.........
Forum: S-Series General 08-21-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: I still think this car was a good deal...

I purchased my 1995 SC2 for $215, in a police impound auction. Took me about $2,800 to make it "roadworthy", and by far this car has been the best investment I have made in terms of cars.

I get...
Forum: S-Series General 08-21-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Console mounted power window switches NLA?

If the door switch will not power the window up and down, then your master window switch is not your problem.

You need to replace the window motors on the defective doors.

As far as the master...
Forum: S-Series General 08-21-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Missing hose?

Www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com

You can try to use this website to find the part in a GM parts diagram, which then gives you the part number.
Forum: S-Series General 08-21-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 97 SL2 running rough after changing crankshaft position sensor

The local parts stores can scan your codes.

I am going to put a link to a used part search tool, in case you need an ignition control module.

CKPs are a magnetic pickup off the reluctor wheel...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-21-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 1996 SL1 SOHC Rod Knock

The SOHC is known for cracking and breaking the rocker arms when they get to higher mileages.

You may need a small piece of fuel hose to make into a stethoscope.

Rod bearing damage is usually...
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