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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By billr
Re: 2000 Saturn SL SOHC - what is this?

Looks like the hose from the PCV valve to the intake manifold. A local parts store will sell that by-the-foot as "3/8 inch ID fuel/vapor hose"
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

I gotta ask... what will this shop charge for the cat, along with $30 install? If they can't supply a cat, I expect it isn't a muffler shop and I would be wary. People that do that kind of welding...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By billr
Re: SC2 shifts into 2nd gear only 50% of the time after changering neutral safety swi

What year is this beast? If it is OBD2, live-data is cheap-and-easy to get. With live-data you could eliminate a lot of this guessing.

Don't want to go the L-D route? Jumper the (2-pin)...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,303
Posted By billr
Re: How do you (test) Bypass Neutral Safety Switch?

Oh, I read the whole reply; but I have a different interpretation from what you intended. As long as the OP is clear about what to expect, that's all that really matters to me.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,303
Posted By billr
Re: How do you (test) Bypass Neutral Safety Switch?

"No starter operation from bypassing with a wire across the two terminals means the starter is dead."


Not true! There could also be a fault in either the power or ground wiring, anywhere from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,303
Posted By billr
Re: How do you (test) Bypass Neutral Safety Switch?

The quickest and most definitive way to diagnose this is to make voltage measurements down at the starter; beginning with the small PPL wire. There are many threads here on how to do that and the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

"The back end of the cat is swung out the left side of the car almost under the left tire and then the head pipe will drop straight down."

Yes, that's the only way I have found to get the upper...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Yes, you can probably empty the cat out like that, without cutting/welding, but you may still want to take the down/flex pipe and cat assembly out. It will make it easier to get a rod in there for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 481
Posted By billr
Re: Need to tap into switched +12V

OK, I'm pretty confused about what you are trying to accomplish, or maybe why. I'll wish you the best of luck and bow-out here.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 481
Posted By billr
Re: Need to tap into switched +12V

You are coming in late to this snipe hunt, see this thread:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236469

The OP had a "no crank" situation and somehow became convinced that was...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Can you say which areas/cities required the '94/95 pre-cat? I'm curious where the requirements were more stringent than my San Francisco Bay Area. I thought we were the worst!
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Live-data is tough to get with your '95, but the ECT sensor and circuit can be checked fairly well by back-probing at the PCM connector. Those sensors are less than $10 online, aren't they? May I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By billr
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

"The 93-95 was clamped not bolted."

Not my three.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Wow, has nobody asked yet? Have you checked/changed the ECT sensor???
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

This is a '95? Did any of those have a pre-cat? My two '95's with CA emissions sure didn't. (DOHC)

Did any have a bolted connection right in front of the cat? Mine have all been welded there.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Those compression numbers aren't "super", but certainly good enough that compression isn't a significant problem. Did you hold the throttle wide-open taking those?

Now, I will go back and review...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 481
Posted By billr
Re: Need to tap into switched +12V

30 mA? Anywhere! The circuit that powers the cig lighter is the troublesome one, but nobody will admit to using that port for heavy/continuous loads...

The "PCM1" would be one candidate.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Yes, the fuel pressure is in the right range. I would have liked to know the pressure when it is running and you snap the throttle wide-open, but 35 at idle is about what I would expect.

No, it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 687
Posted By billr
Re: Fuel Pump confirmation

Go back and get a gauge set that will connect. An actual gauge reading is the only definitive test, not hums or squirting.

While you are there, try to convince the FLAPS they should loan you a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-09-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By billr
Re: Is the starter on 1991 SL-2 hard to get to?

I agree that it is a fairly easy starter to change, if you have mechanical skill.

Disagree, though, about wasting money on an AGM battery. You can get a standard "wet" battery for under $100 that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-06-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By billr
Re: 93 dohc brake booster vacuum test question

It's not clear to me how you have this testing set up. You want to have the booster (check valve removed) connected to a tee with the vacuum gauge and a shut-off valve at the other two ports of the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-05-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By billr
Re: 97 sl leaking transmission fluid

No, there is not supposed to be a plug there. I would remove the VSS and check the "diff pin". Do a search here on the "diff pin", you will find a lot of threads with how-to info.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-05-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By billr
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-05-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By billr
Re: Here is an inexpensive ELM OBD2 code reader that works with Torque

The DOHC engine certainly has a MAP sensor, and live-data from it was available with OBD1, so I expect OBD2 has it too.
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