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Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By bachands
Re: Need a battery

Ha! Good One!

I just use a 9V battery...perfect for these puny little engines :D
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

Yeah, I may be taking another chance with the Timken. When I purchase replacement parts I avoid the cheapest, but I don't get the most expensive either. Timken fits the bill well in that regard. ...
Forum: S-Series General 11-15-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

This job has turned out to be more work than I anticipated. Part of it was my fault, part of it was Timken's fault.

The grease from the inner CV joint of the drive axle spewed out all over the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 684
Posted By bachands
Re: Drum to Disc Parts

Yeah, parking brake levers will be hard to find. But they shouldn't need replacement. I didn't replace mine the two times I did rear drums brakes.

The shoes should be Centric or Wagner. If you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 684
Posted By bachands
Re: Drum to Disc Parts

I understand your frustration. Most of the parts for these cars are manufactured in China or Mexico. And rear brakes are no exception. However, there are decent quality drum brake parts...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By bachands
Re: 1999 sl1 1/4 coil not firing

I've had the same problem as you on a recently owned '97 SL2, only it was the 2/3 coil. The wires were good as well as the coil. The problem was the ICM.

To troubleshoot, I measured the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-13-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By bachands
Re: Timing chain sets

I have purchased two timing sets for two different SL2 Saturns now. The first a DNJ set for my '99 SL2 when I did the engine rebuild. The second was the Sealed Power set for my current '02 SL2.
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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-12-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By bachands
Re: Automatic Transmission Whine

Yeah, I was thrilled about the low miles as well. Engine runs damn good and a lot of the parts are original still working well....entire exhaust, all struts, radiator, etc.

I'd also agree that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By bachands
Re: Automatic Transmission Whine

It's mine. Not sure how I'd record it and upload though. Would be helpful I'd admit.

But if it helps, it sounds like the trans is always in Reverse. That "winding up" noise the trans makes...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By bachands
Automatic Transmission Whine

'02 SL1 with 99K miles

When I start the car there is a very prominent whining noise coming from the trans area. In 'P' or 'N', the whining will get louder if I revv up the engine. The sound...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By bachands
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Diagnosis

Just wanted to record my diagnosis of a sudden idle surge I had while driving the other day.....

There was a big accident on the freeway this week, so the engine on my '02 SL1 was idling a lot...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By bachands
Re: Elusive high idle issue - 2001 SL1

My guess with the high idle would be that the small diameter hose going from the intake manifold to the diverter valve has been cracked or torn. It wraps around the right (passenger's) side of the...
Forum: S-Series General 11-10-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By bachands
Re: Timing belt

There is no belt. There's a timing chain. They typically last for 100K-150K miles I'd say. And I don't believe there's a way to tell unless you remove the timing cover and check they extension of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By bachands
Re: Thermostat Issue?

How long do you let the car warm up before driving off?
While you are letting the car warm up, to what fan setting do you set the fan?

In my experience, it takes a good long while before these...
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By bachands
Re: Junkyard radiator... worth taking a chance?

I can 3rd the Spectra Premium radiator. I purchased mine from RockAuto for my '02 SL2. The fitment was very good and the install went fairly well (minus a small issue at the lower trans cooler line...
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

So unfortunately I was right about the new bearing being bad. The light rumbling sound is getting louder now that I'm driving on the freeway. It's actually heard more easily when I begin slowing...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

More info.....

DIAGNOSIS
I was getting a loud groaning noise from the front end directly related to vehicle speed. Hard to hear exactly where it was coming from since transmission makes a...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By bachands
Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

First time attempting a wheel bearing replacement today. I read several threads here and watched a few videos before attempting. I also purchased a bunch of specialty tools a few months ago seeing...
Forum: S-Series General 10-21-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By bachands
Re: Radiator Flush?

+1

Flush the system. You will get better heat transfer to the coolant, which will give you hotter heat inside. It should also heat up faster :yes:
Forum: S-Series General 10-18-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By bachands
Re: New S-Series Owner - 2002 SL2

Good looking Saturn. I also have an '02 SL2 AT. I bought it with about 149K miles last summer for $1800. So what you paid is pretty good.

Over a year later, I've replaced the radiator, entire...
Forum: S-Series General 10-15-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,580
Posted By bachands
Mileage

Just passed 170K this week. Highest mileage I've had on a Saturn. Other than the strut issues, car's running great.

I've mentioned several times in this thread that the engine is making a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-11-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By bachands
Re: 2002 SL2 auto transmission issues

Yes, this is normal. The torque converter clutch (TCC) kicks in between 2nd and 3rd gear by design. When this occurs you'll see the RPMs drop slightly and then continue rising. Most cars are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By bachands
Re: Timing Cover bolts

You mean one of these:
http://www.threadtoolsupply.com/inch-metric-thread-checker.html#
Forum: S-Series General 09-30-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,580
Posted By bachands
Re: 2002 SL2 Maintenance/Performance Log

One quart per 4K miles is what is supposed to be the normal consumption. It is perfectly reasonable IMO. It's no problem to add 1/2 quart twice between oil changes. However, at my rate I'm adding...
Forum: S-Series General 09-22-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By bachands
Re: Exhaust?

I have an '02 SL2 with the precat and California emissions. None of the Walker pipes fit. I had to buy the Bosal downpipe/cat con assembly. The fitment was great and the piping of good quality. ...
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