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Forum: L-Series General 09-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By silverplum
Re: Automatic HVAC controls-need operating guidance

I had my 2002 LW300 for 10 years. I found the automatic temperature control to be the worst of any car I have owned. It was either too cold or too hot in some cases. If I was comfortable then it was...
Forum: L-Series General 04-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By silverplum
Re: Expensive thermostat replacement!

I thought I would log into this site for the first time in over two years. I had to replace my thermostat on my 6 cylinder 2002 wagon and it did not make any difference. The dealer took me to the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-19-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By silverplum
Re: auto climate control retrofitting?

I find the following comment very interesting about the automatic temperature control.

Note: Dont forget, Saturn/GM bought back many L-Series because of that automatic HVAC which was riddled with...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-08-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By silverplum
Idea Re: 2002 L300.. refuses to start

My wife has a 1997 SL2 with a similar problem. Two GM dealers could not fix it other than to suggest keep an eye on it. They suggested it could be the fuel pump.

A neighbour suggested holding the...
Forum: L-Series General 08-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By silverplum
New Car to Replace My 2002 LW300

I replaced my 2002 LW300 with a 2011 Subaru Outback on July 22 this year. This will be my 3rd wagon. My first wagon was a 2000 Saturn LW1, silverplum in colour. My 2002 was silver with the premium...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 03-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By silverplum
Re: Peterborough Saturn Closed

Saturn of Brampton is closing on March 18.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 03-17-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By silverplum
Saturn of Brampton Closed

Tuesday March 17

Saturn of Brampton is closing tomorrow on Wednesday March 18. My wife called up to make an appointment for service and that is how we found out. I immediately went to the dealer....
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-20-2006, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: Service Light

Hi folks.

I almost forgot about my posting. I did not get any emails to tell me of replies. Have the emails stopped or do I have to set something in my preferences?

My light has not come on...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-08-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By silverplum
Wrench Service Light

My service light with the wrench beside it just came on today. I have about 42,000 miles on my 2002 LW300.

I was very close to home so I'll contact the dealer in the morning.

Does anybody have...
Forum: L-Series General 09-26-2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,543
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: Best Replacement Tires for L-Series?

I am on the market to replace the tires on my 2002 LW300 with 41,000 miles. I have the Michelins MXV4 tires right now. My choices are the Michelin Hydroedge, Yokohama AVID TRZ and the Goodyear...
Forum: L-Series General 04-28-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: L-Series Gets "Poor" Crash Test Rating...

Saturn refuses to give me an answer in writing as to whether the side air bags come all the way down on my 2002 LW300. What is Saturn hiding?
Forum: L-Series General 04-21-2005, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: "Beep" sound shifting from Park

I have heard the beep sound under the same circumstances on my 2002 LW300.
Forum: L-Series General 04-21-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: L-Series Gets "Poor" Crash Test Rating...

I am coming back to this post as I am really concerned about my side air bags possibly not coming all the way down the side windows. GM refuses to send me a confirmation in writing. I am now...
Forum: L-Series General 04-07-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: Is this the famous steering rack whine? *Sound Clip!*

My steering rack on my 2002 LW300 was replaced today. My warranty expires in 10 days.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 01-09-2005, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: Saturn v. Saab

Please keep in mind that I am a Canadian when I quote costs.

In my local dealership the cost to for an electrical check is about $90. for a Saab and $45. for a Saturn.

What do you call it when...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-09-2005, 01:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,037
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: Constant ticking noise from stereo

My dealer has ordered a new 6 disc stereo for my car to get rid of the ticking noise.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 01-09-2005, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: Saturn v. Saab

I think the maintenance cost is much higher for a Saab.
Forum: Vue Red Line 11-13-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,489
Posted By silverplum
Re: Equinox, Santa Fe ahead of VUE RL in Motor Trend

I find it amazing that a Hyundai can be rated higher than anything after owning one about 20 years ago. I got turned off Hyundai's for life.
Forum: S-Series General 11-13-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By silverplum
Post Re: favorite gas company?

As a Canadian living in southern Ontario, I use Sunoco gas. It's the cleanest gas in the country to my knowledge. :yes:
Forum: S-Series General 11-13-2004, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,425
Posted By silverplum
Re: Replacing Side Mirror

I had to replace the passenger mirror twice on my wife's 1997 SL2. It cost $167. Canadian both times. It's easy to replace. Pop off the inside cover, undo 3 nuts, pull off the mirror and unplug the...
Forum: L-Series General 11-13-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,315
Posted By silverplum
Question Re: Heard from Saturn On Elect Temp Control

Does the software update under the tsbs not fix this problem?
Forum: Polls and Questions 11-12-2004, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,528
Posted By silverplum
Happy Re: Do You Plan on Visiting Your Retailer to Get a Closer Look at the Relay?

I'll definitely visit my dealer and look at the Relay but I am certainly not interested in buying a new vehicle. :)
Forum: L-Series General 10-18-2004, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By silverplum
I have been lucky with my 2002 LW300 with the...

I have been lucky with my 2002 LW300 with the auto temperature control although I have questions about it under some conditions about the accuracy of the temperature.

Has the software update made...
Forum: Vue General 10-10-2004, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,267
Posted By silverplum
I was comparing the Kia minivan's gas mileage...

I was comparing the Kia minivan's gas mileage with other minivans. Based on Canadian dollars, the Kia could cost almost $300. per year extra in gasoline than other models. After reading that, I...
Forum: L-Series General 10-10-2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By silverplum
Post My 2002 LW300 has a much greater range than my 2000 LW1.

I have found my 2002 has a much greater distance range than my 2000 model. I never knew about the TSB out for the earlier models. I think mine works at a distance of even 60 feet at times.
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