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Old 08-24-2014, 09:23 PM   #3821
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After a year or so without the RKE system working and checking and re-checking fuses, I tried the checkout counter Fob tester at Advanced Auto Parts a few weeks ago and noticed the Fob not activating the unit. Thinking either I need a new battery or The Fob Checker does, I got around to installing a fresh battery I had purchased long before Obama was a US Citizen - Didn't Work. Today, I figured I'd buy a package of Two fresh 2032 batteries at The Home Depot and try again with certainty that I was being way too optimistic. I was pleasantly surprised when that did the trick!

So Dummo went a year with a dead battery in his Fob, proving that he chose a good screen name.

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Old 08-25-2014, 07:24 AM   #3822
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Saturday, changed the oil, filter, serpentine belt and rotated the tires. As a reward for my work, the P0420 cleared itself and the SES light went off during the post-oil change drive.

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Old 08-26-2014, 05:12 PM   #3823
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Although it was yesterday, Changed the Radiator, changed the Oil and finally used a longer Filter (PH3600), changed the transmission fluid and filter, and could not believe what I saw, yup the OE filter, complete with magnet at 184,000 KM. Changed the PCV valve to the fixed orifice valve, and relubed the caliper pins.
Even though I gave the trans lines a good coating of PB Blaster 5 times during the past week, the lower line still broke . I have all of my tools, compressors, the Jack and stands at a friends place 90 minutes away since I lost the house in a breakup, and it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I thought I had fittings and tubing that I could make a patch line out of the way, but I guess my friends kids needed my stuff more than me. I had to use vice grips to get this fitting off of the rad, and it showed. There was no way this fitting could ever be used again. Now I was screwed. I managed to find an air fitting (for an air tool) and some neoprene line that they hadn't taken, and fortunately a couple of those "fuel injection hose" clamps. So far it's holding, and I've driven about 200kms since the repairs yesterday.
I looked at a local online auto supplier and they have the hose (apparently) and it's pretty cheap (About $25.) Only problem now, is that to replace it, I have to make the 90 minute drive, not to mention the mess, Oh man did I make a mess. Thanks goodness for Zorball.

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Old 08-28-2014, 02:06 PM   #3824
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Took out the NGK G-Power spark plugs and cleaned out the wells with a paper towel wrapped around a screwdriver (affixed with tape)

The plugs are shown in order from timing chain to the right. They were installed over 4000 miles ago. The gap has not changed. These are not fine wire like the Bosch brand, but are finer than standard NGK plugs.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:27 PM   #3825
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Wife drove the '95 SW2 over a curb - busted Rear Trailing Arm.
Dorman 905-811 $54.79 from Rock - easy job.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:05 PM   #3826
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Today I saved a 99 SW2 from being scrapped. Initially to be the substitute while I tear into my SL2s engine but my wife already fell in love with it. So it looks like I'll be fighting her over it and then she'll keep it when I'm done.
So on top of what my SL needs, I'll be tending to the SW's needs as well.

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Ressurecting a 1995 SL2 mileage unknown.
...and a 99 SW2 172K

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:15 PM   #3827
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Purchased a pair of Pioneer 6.5" two-way speakers for my front doors. I managed to install one tonight. I'll finish the second speaker install tomorrow. Hopefully!

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Old 08-30-2014, 03:43 AM   #3828
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What did I do today? I finally got rid of my Saturn. Yay!

This was an awesome forum with a really great group of people. While I won't miss the car or the brand, if I can find a Honda forum that is half as helpful as you folks have been, I will do just fine with my new car.

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Old 09-01-2014, 03:05 AM   #3829
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Gassed up after a road trip of over 300 miles. Netted 38 miles per gallon.

I saw an odometer check on the freeway and noted my trip meter reading. At the end of the 5 mile odometer check, my trip meter advanced exactly 5 miles.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:19 AM   #3830
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Just bought it yesterday and impatiently waiting for tomorrow to get the tag and can drive it.

Question!
My SC2 missing a little black plastic tab which you grab it and lift to release fuel door. That with little gas pump icon on it.

Do you guys know what is its exact name or part number or where can I get one?

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Old 09-01-2014, 10:23 AM   #3831
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Do you mean just the plastic part of the lever? The lever still works?
If so, then a trip to your local pick and pull is in order. I'd wait though.
There may be a few more things you may want tp pick up while you're there.
The Pick and Pull is kinda like a candy store for me.

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Old 09-01-2014, 12:15 PM   #3832
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Do you mean just the plastic part of the lever? The lever still works?
If so, then a trip to your local pick and pull is in order. I'd wait though.
There may be a few more things you may want tp pick up while you're there.
The Pick and Pull is kinda like a candy store for me.
Thank you so much.
I am leaving to a junk yard.
I just realized its reverse shift lights are not working. I checked them and one is entirely blown but the other one is in working condition.
I even put the good one in the other side but still it does not lit.
Any idea or part needed to purchase for it from junk yard?
And my SC2 is Automatic transmission. Richpin teaches about manual one but mine looks like different.

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Old 09-01-2014, 02:10 PM   #3833
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Start with new bulbs. You can cut out the sockets from another at the JY. It is also possible that you may need a range selector (it's on the side of the transmission) but you must rule out every other possibility first.
Richpin has a video for just about everything to do with the S-Series. Keep looking. Happy Hunting.

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Old 09-01-2014, 04:18 PM   #3834
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Start with new bulbs. You can cut out the sockets from another at the JY. It is also possible that you may need a range selector (it's on the side of the transmission) but you must rule out every other possibility first.
Richpin has a video for just about everything to do with the S-Series. Keep looking. Happy Hunting.
Thank you for info.
I could not find something among ripchin videos that explain Automatic Transmission Backup Light Switch too. Almost all videos in youtube are showing manual transmission.
I thoroughly checked same area in mine. Absolutely there is nothing like that switch under battery compartment area.
I just got to home from junk yard. Got some parts and checked there too.
I took a picture from what I have in my car!! Its here:

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I think this is what you call range selector, but I have no idea what is it and what does it do and why it maybe bad and have relationship to backup light?

It is something flat with two separate sockets on it. One up and one down, in the side.

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Old 09-01-2014, 04:40 PM   #3835
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That IS the range selector. Search Box at the top of the page will get you all the info you need. If you can't find Richpins videos about TAAT's there are some others that are helpful, on Richpin 06's youtube channel.
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The range selector turns on the reverse lights among a host of other things.
You must make sure that the connectors are good and corrosion free. There is a good spray for this, I just don't remember what it is, OldNuc knows what it is. If you change it, there is a finely detailed process in aligning it. Missing, or not properly carrying out a step will only result in further frustration.

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Old 09-01-2014, 04:58 PM   #3836
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That IS the range selector. Search Box at the top of the page will get you all the info you need. If you can't find Richpins videos about TAAT's there are some others that are helpful, on Richpin 06's youtube channel.
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The range selector turns on the reverse lights among a host of other things.
You must make sure that the connectors are good and corrosion free. There is a good spray for this, I just don't remember what it is, OldNuc knows what it is. If you change it, there is a finely detailed process in aligning it. Missing, or not properly carrying out a step will only result in further frustration.
Literally it is my last post about this problem because if I really cannot find the a switch on transmission, then it means better I do not mess up with stuff and I need to take it to my mechanic!!

In this video (I time stamped it), you can see bare automatic transmission from top, after removing battery compartment.
You see there is not such a switch to open with 7/8" socket, like in manual transmissions, but instead there is a black flat plastic which few wires are connected to it.

youtu.be/1tlzE9Jw-90?t=10m19s

In the other hand, I cannot assume that flat black plastic is switch! Because in sites, they are selling exactly same 7/8" socket size switch for both manual and automatic transmission.

Would you or anyone else address me where exactly is that switch, please?

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