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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 97 SW2 Manual RPM's rev up while Hwy driving in 5th gear.

It's doable - fairly well documented. Not sure if a video ever got made, but there are a lot of links with tips in this thread
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236009
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2001 SW2 hesitation

Did you notice a good puff of black soot when you did that? If not, it might be blocked enough that you need to run something like the old odometer cable to break up the blockage. The "start with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New SL2 Owner, high idle speed-

I don't recall seeing one brand of aftermarket TPS being mentioned as consistently better/ reliable.

I did some searching when I bought mine and purchased the one that seemed most recommended -...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New SL2 Owner, high idle speed-

Did you loosen and re-tighten the two nuts (Strut-bracket to cradle)on the engine strut, beneath the car? See madpogue's links on this thread
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73563...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2001 SW2 hesitation

Does the EGR pintle move freely?

Have you cleaned out the EGR passage? Blockage can occur anywhere from the exhaust manifold ports up to the EGR. Look up "old odometer cable trick" here. Some...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 994
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 1997 SW2 Crank but no start, stuck on wiring.

Pull the PCM-B fuse out of the UHJB (in front of your battery) for your compression test. That disables spark and fuel injectors, but you can still crank the engine for testing.
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New SL2 Owner, high idle speed

Plus, we have cookies.

Granted, they are only internet cookies . . . but we mean well :)
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-12-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New SL2 Owner, high idle speed-

Congrats on getting a nice, low mileage car.

Edit: I would do top engine mount first, transmission fluid second, TPS third, and exhaust last.

But frankly, they can all be done over a weekend...
Forum: S-Series General 12-12-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,191
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Coil packs on 1998 Saturn SL2. Any body know?

Are your plugs "fouled" with carbon, or wet with gas?

A lot of 1997s had an issue where the system pressure decayed too quickly (fuel drained back to the tank). They'd start their cars by turning...
Forum: S-Series General 12-12-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spam on the tech thread

TSN = Turbo Saturns?

That was before my time but I recall seeing a few dead links to them, when I first joined Saturnfans. Kinda wondered what happened . . . just figured they vanished from lack...
Forum: S-Series General 12-12-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spam on the tech thread

Sent Charlie an email this morning with screenshots. . . I hope he reads it.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 302
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Brake issues..

I've heard, "went belly-up" to mean, "it's dead, Jim"
Forum: Community Center 12-11-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 408
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spam

I sent Charlie an email.

The "first post requires approval" works but suffers from the same issue that the current spammers aren't being removed - needs a human to do the work.

I don't have...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 12-11-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Did I cause engine damage?

^ ^ ^
+1, post in the model-specific forums.

You coolant level sensor is a simple float, located in the surge tank (some folks call it the reservoir) located on the passenger inside fender.
...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 12-11-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 97 SL2, passing CA smog? Sensor replacements

If your P0341 code hasn't come back, you fixed it. If it does come back, try new wires like focusofheart mentioned. 1 & 4 should run parallel most of their length - the car came with wire looms to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,710
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spark Plug Wires Firing Order

OK, thanks - will try and remember that if they go bad. I think most people said that spark improvements generally didn't do much but a few swore by their upgraded systems (using the butt dyno, IIRC...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: The domino effect on brakes -a cautionary note!

+1. BTDT. Not with brake lines, though.

Removing an oil filter. No kidding. Took a good chunk of the weekend and several trips to the FLAPS.

Had a few other situations (rusted rotor would...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,710
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spark Plug Wires Firing Order

Neat info, thanks!
The more you know . . . :)
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,710
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spark Plug Wires Firing Order

This mod is a new one on me. Any GM 3.1 will work, and I assume you pull the first two packs only? Might be interesting to try sometime. Did you see any benefit from the mod?
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,710
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spark Plug Wires Firing Order

I thought you were saying there was only one number on each tower. I've seen several pics where someone had hand-painted in white a number on the coil packs.

Those numbers in your picture make...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,710
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spark Plug Wires Firing Order

Yes, which is why it may run fine with certain wires switched.

You'll sometimes see it referred to as DIS (distributor-less ignition system) and waste-spark is a variation of DIS. It'll fire...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,710
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Spark Plug Wires Firing Order

Wires in the engine are 1-2-3-4

Connect to coil packs in 4-1-2-3

Read this post - particularly #8. Pretty sure if you have numbers written on coilpacks, someone added them. I haven't looked...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: HELP Accidentally Cracked Fender

^ ^ ^
Dr. Frankenstein approves this method
Forum: S-Series General 12-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Your opinions on the performance switch on equipped auto S-series?

The moral of the story is, if you want your shifting done right - do it yourself :D
Forum: S-Series General 12-10-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 342
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Annual Angst

Michigan has the highest insurance rates in the nation, last I checked.

I've paid more to insure my Saturns than I paid to buy and maintain them :)
(and I just carry the most basic insurance,...
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