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Old 07-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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2004 VUE 3.5L
Default 1997 SL2 - Free...

Manage to get a 1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L DOHC 5-Speed (Tan-ish/ Gold Color) for FREE from a family member. They car has been in my family since day 1. My father used it for 8 years and gave it to my youngest brother. Then after my youngest brother got a decent job he bought a new car and gave the SL2 to my younger middle brother and now he got a new car so it comes to me as the wife and I need a second car. We have a 04 Vue and were looking into getting a second car but now we can wait for awhile.

The car is a completely manual SL2. No power anything (ie windows, lock). It only has 100,225 miles on it. The clutch was replaced about a year ago. When I got it last week the radiator had a big leak and the reverse lights did not work. I immediately changed the oil/filter, air filter, windshield wipers, and filled all the fluids. I found a bad tranny reverse sensor which was easy to replace and then sent it to a local shop to have the radiator replaced ($310). Now all seems be be running good.

After reading around on here I wanted to replace the ECTS and clean the EGR valve. Does anyone recommend anything else? Brakes seem good and AC blows OK but not as cool as I would like but livable.

DFW, Texas


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