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Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By TomM96
Re: 02 sl1 sohc overheating

Timl865-

The SOHC is a fine design, some run high miles.

They sometimes develop a head crack (I think near psgr side rear).

They had BAD reputation my area (LI,NY).

In 1999 Saturn issued...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By TomM96
Re: How long to fix serpentine belt in SL2?

when the tensioner-or-idler Bearings wear (and dry out) they develop
'play'/'slack' in the fittings... and lose the capacity to maintain proper alignment
of the pulleys (and, hence, the belt). The...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By TomM96
Re: Air pump/Diverter Problem?

Quickster-

Others have reported that Either the precats clog, OR the holes bored in the head are clogged, or both.

I have issues on my 2000DOHC, and I plan to remove the ExMan, and clean
it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-29-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By TomM96
Re: Solution to TB to Purge Solenoid vacuum line?

Soooo, does your query concern the, black nylon pre-formed tubing that runs down from 'rubber' 90-degree bends on the Rear of the throttle body?

Some guys have used copper tubing -- tubing is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-28-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By TomM96
Re: Transmission swap

I was sold a 2000 TAAT for my '97DOHC car once, by a wrecking yard.

I strongly suspect that the mechanical trans is maybe near same, but the
electronic controls are different-- this from memory...
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By TomM96
Re: Please help - need idle pully stuff

Yes, indeed, DonP1, nicely done!

Be sure to check that none of the other bearings in the serpentine drive
ever seize up, because the idler will not be as resistant to sideways force, not that it...
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By TomM96
Re: Control Arms Replacement - Tips & Tricks wanted

> Who knew that an 18mm wrench was such an oddball size

Yep 11/16 might work; 17mm & 19mm(3/4") are standard metric.

Where did you order the 6-pt 18mm?
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

> seeing ceramic extrusions for converts sitting on a shelf. I think they were for
diesel...

The filler material of the cat for my '95K3500(6.5L hi output diesel) was exactly
same as my...
Forum: S-Series General 03-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

> The Walker sounds good, but it is the pipe forward of the converter that fails first.

10-4 on that; I've replaced three

I wonder if the 'OEM' designation means just that: from the car...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

I've spent a few hours looking around the net for my car, which will get a new exhaust.

I detect bullxxxx. My guestimate is that the Saturn OEM cats have rectangular honeycomb matrix in the...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By TomM96
Re: Has anyone else experienced this caliper issue?

I had to replace flexible brake hoses on a couple Chevy trucks, around '70 model years. The hoses are double (one inside another for strength). A crack in the inner traps fluid from the outer, which...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fuel tanks

Well the lines on my '97SW were routed differently along the body-pan
than on my 2000SW, a bit different in the engine compartment... and of course the fuel filter on the '97 was inside the front...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By TomM96
Re: calipers worn out

Since Mr Fix didn't elaborate on the Synthetic Blinker Fluid:

The conventional supports growth of mosquitos (and mold), while frying the contacts.

So, do synthetic !
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,892
Posted By TomM96
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

454CID:
> The passenger side blade piles water up in the middle of the windshield and the driver's side

That's a design flaw in the wiping system. My landlord drives a Ford Focus;
it has...
Forum: S-Series General 03-12-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By TomM96
Re: Timing chain cover

CM400T-

let us know if the downloaded 'manual' seems to be relevant.

There used to be an online dvd which worked for Saab and GM 2000+?- yrs

If you do the job IN vehicle, I think an engine...
Forum: S-Series General 03-12-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By TomM96
Re: Control Arms Replacement - Tips & Tricks wanted

When doing suspension work beneath a vehicle, take care to be mindful of where and how stress is applied... so you don't pull the car off the lift accidentally.

With the swaybar, the necessary...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-27-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By TomM96
Re: License plate screws

I had to drill out license plate bolts once...

My preference that application, is steel screws into plastic receivers.

90% of steel/steel or steel/aluminum ... i seat in Locktite if want...
Forum: S-Series General 02-27-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By TomM96
Re: Timing chain cover

CM400T-

The foto in your post #6:
Is that the Idler pulley mounting bolt??


That engine stand sure looks civilized....
definitely see the video posted by imaddicted....
Forum: S-Series General 02-26-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By TomM96
Re: Timing chain cover

CM400T- the Orings are available separate.

Bryan C. I'm impressed with the foto quality, esp depth of field looking down the timing chain.

That is a designated camera, correct? (ie, Not a...
Forum: S-Series General 02-26-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By TomM96
Re: calipers worn out

> " the master cylinder may have to be replaced do to over compressed"

Sometimes the MC gets messed up, and the secondary piston sticks toward the end of the bore.
This can happen, I've been...
Forum: S-Series General 02-23-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By TomM96
Re: calipers worn out

It might be prudent to buy the rebuilt calipers which are provided with the support brackets. I did that on my 2000 last year, because there was an issue which suggested uneven alignment of the...
Forum: S-Series General 02-23-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By TomM96
Re: calipers worn out

> the car has a new brake pump

Does 'brake pump' = Master Cylinder??, or Brake Vacuum Booster module??

Fr. RockAuto:

New MC $80

Parts, front & rear $300
Forum: S-Series General 02-23-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 SL2 P304. #4 cilynder or #4 firing order?

> Car has 125 k on it.

So, Low miles; quite likely worth installation of reman head, but...

Need do careful inspection of underbody.
After 19 years significant rust is possible, depending on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By TomM96
Re: 99 sw2 blows body fuse

IFF your '99 electric is like my 2000SW... there are Two primary grounds for the body/InPanel:
1.) drivers side strut tower (under hood)
2.) for instruments & console, on the drivers side 'H'...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By TomM96
Re: SL1 Oil Leak Question

It should also be recognized that excessive oil consumption is a classic indication of immanent 'last days':
An engineer from Lotus had/has some text online explaining the connections between good...
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