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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-31-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,724
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: 2001 SL2 - hit by lightning!

Replacing the BCM/PCM and RKE remotes all from the same car from a pick'n'pull would ensure that you get them from a Saturn with the same type of motor and transmission as yours. If you remove them...
Forum: S-Series General 07-30-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Swapping Power to Manual Windows: What years Compatible?

By far the easiest way to swap from power to manual windows(or the other way) is to just swap the whole door from a junkyard or Pick-a-part. Then swap your doorskin onto the new door. Takes about 15...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-02-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-02-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: RKE receiver location on 01 SW

If you swap both the BCM and PCM, you will have to perform the Passlock relearn procedure unless you also swap the ignition switch. The key + tumbler can be swapped back to keep the door and ignition...
Forum: S-Series General 07-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By spencerforhire
Thumbs Up Thumbs up to the Saturn Forum!

I've been a member of this forum for 8 years, and have found such a wealth of information here that I must put this out there- . Even as an "Automotive Professional", I find the tech advice and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-26-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,990
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Security Issues.

You said that you just completed a swap from manual to auto; I presume you swapped the PCM and BCM as well? If so, they will still be looking for the Passlock signal from the previous vehicle.
When...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Engine swap questions

It runs! Still have to take it for a test drive, but everything works and I guess if the check engine light is not on that's a good thing, too;)
Had to slice & dice the exhaust; I swapped out the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-25-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: 96 Sw to SW2 project

I think the SOHC & DOHC manifolds are all clocked the same; where I've run into different flange clocking is at the other end after the cat. Not just between single and dual cam, but between years....
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-24-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Engine swap questions

Finally getting somewhere with this swap; the 2001 single cam motor is bolted into the 2000 SL2, but not without a lot of hair pulling and head scratching. A partial list of things that didn't fit...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-13-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: extra revs good for quarter mile?

In general, a taller tire should slow the car down in the 1/4 mile. Simple mechanical advantage/torque multiplication. BUT, if you have to shift(usually from 3rd to 4th) right before the end, it's...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-12-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Engine swap questions

All right; now we're getting somewhere. Body-specific BCM's shouldn't create any problems as far as dropping the SOHC engine into the SL2; both cars have no power options and the A/C doesn't work in...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Engine swap questions

I know it would be easier not to be changing from SOHC to DOHC and vice-versa; this is an exercise in trying to keep all my children happy. I have a 21 year old son who's a true "car guy" that's...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By spencerforhire
Engine swap questions

I haven't been around this forum for a couple of years, but still have a "fleet" of Saturns.
I'm about to start on a couple of swaps and the stickied swap guide is kind of hard to follow, so I have...
Forum: S-Series Mods 07-04-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,764
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: 2002 SC2 Disable DRL

I just don't get the fascination with disabling the DRL's; every couple of months someone brings it up. Why on earth would you defeat a safety system that has proven beyond all doubt to reduce...
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-21-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Amplifier Control Wire

DEI makes a "remote power adapter" that taps into one of the speaker wires and produces the necessary amp turn on power; I think its part # 55000B. Other companies like PAC, Soundgate, etc., also...
Forum: S-Series General 03-15-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Replacement Horn Wiring

This is not a good place to experiment with the "trial and error" method; it will most certainly end badly. You OEM 3-wire horn has a built in relay. You need to add a relay to the circuit to trigger...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-03-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: windshield compatibility

Back in December, I had a new windshield put in my 96 SW2; it was $240 installed NOT through insurance. It only takes about an hour; I think the glass itself was around $180 and the rest was a tube...
Forum: S-Series General 02-28-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,280
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Would this tire size fit on a SL2?

I run 195/65/15 snows on a couple of my Saturns; gives you a little more height and only throws the speedo off a couple of percent. because they've got more sidewall, the car doesn't feel quite as...
Forum: S-Series General 02-28-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,274
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: New or returning owner's S-series checklist.

I'm going to add some things to watch for if you live anywhere that road salt is used in the winter, or even if you live near the ocean-
Here in Atlantic Canada, we're cursed with both, and we have...
Forum: S-Series General 02-21-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Remote Start Trouble

Tell me the make & model of remote start and bypass, as well as type of transmission in the car and I should be able to help you out. The Passlock can be permanently "fooled" without too much work,...
Forum: S-Series Mods 02-17-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Performance cam and top end?

Building a Saturn DOHC to take a 200 shot? Oh boy are you in for some flames......
Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Removing Rusted Towhitch

Getting the nuts started is one thing, but the best penetrating fluid isn't going to do much to help get them off past an inch or so of the rust-encrusted threads hanging down. Especially since these...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Battery Charging Issues - advice?

Have you checked the most common cause of an intermittent charging situation? The serpentine belt may be slipping! The battery needs to be kept properly charged or it's life can be severely shortened.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-13-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Manual transmission to Automatic swap question.

There's so many parts other than the transmission itself involved(flywheel, shifter, pedal, harness, PCM, etc.) in this kind of swap that buying a whole donor car is the simplest way to make sure you...
Forum: S-Series General 02-09-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By spencerforhire
Re: Removing Rusted Towhitch

If the nuts were out in the open that might work; or maybe if the car was on it's roof....... Drilling them out is no picnic either; you have to drill down perfectly straight with a 1/2" bit for...
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