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Forum: S-Series Tech 06-28-2022, 05:39 PM
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

What do landscaping tools have to do with s series? I am fixing my car, not burying it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-28-2022, 02:26 AM
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I will keep that in mind the next time I need to fill a power steering reservoir.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-27-2022, 05:38 AM
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

The power steering fluid was for the power steering reservoir, which was empty, I did not want to damage the pump. The transmission seems to be working well at all speeds up to 65 MPH, but it is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-26-2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 100
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I loosened the bottom 2 bolts (and bracket), and was than able to turn the engine by hand. turning the engine by hand allowed the torque converter to seat correctly, and after tightening everything...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-25-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

the torque converter appears to have 2 sets of splines inside it. The first engages with the input shaft, and the second, for reasons that I do not understand engages with what looks like a shaft,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-25-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

The input shaft slid right off/on the torque converter, without the torque converter needing to come off, I got all of the bolt holes to line up, and tightened them to specifications. Could the shaft...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-25-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I put the handle from the floor jack onto the breaker bar, put most of my weight on it and it tightened the bolt that holds that crank pulley on, but the crankshaft did not turn. Removing the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-25-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I also hear a "hum" from the motor trying to turn if I hold the key down.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I swapped the 1999 transmission with the 2001 transmission, put the car back together, turned the key, CLICK. The starter solenoid seems to be working, but the starter motor is not strong enough to...
Forum: S-Series General 06-20-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,690
Posted By lanxer57
Re: Me and my saturns

My 1999 SC1 has finally passed emissions testing, and been registered. I have put license plates on it, as well as the SCCNA sticker from Dummos holiday contest (try and spot it), and a new set of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-20-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

The useful image is in reply #5 of this thread http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234640
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-20-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 100
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I did the air checks! I recorded a video of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uTQ6pbevTc, but I believe that this image tells more. The 3 holes marked with black bolts (4th, 1st, and 2nd pressure...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I always check to see if the switches are working when manually controlling the transmission before I close the hood by listening for clicking noises coming from the solenoids when each of the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

Tonight, I controlled the transmission with switches at speeds up to 65 MPH. The transmission seems to be shifting directly from 2nd to 4th gear at 40 MPH. When I command 3rd gear, the engine seems...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I drove it again, went up to highway speeds, and other speeds, and I recorded it...https://youtu.be/3mAOIono2xw
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I have also noticed that I feel a "click" through the steering wheel when I drive over a moderately sized bump or pothole, and there seems to be about 2 inches of play in the steering wheel (from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

The saturn is now registered and legal to drive. I got it up to 45 MPH. While maintaining 35MPH, the engine seems to go about 2900-3000 RPM, but at exactly 40 under the same conditions, the RPM drops...
Forum: S-Series General 06-08-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,200
Posted By lanxer57
Re: S-Series Mileage Milestones 100k 150k 200k 250k and beyond

My 1999 just hit 170000 (169795 when I bought it last july), it is still not street legal, my 2001 was about 181800 when I crashed it half a year after getting it, so according to my calculations,...
Forum: S-Series General 06-07-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By lanxer57
Re: New Saturn S-Series Repository Website

This could be very useful, especially if you lose your owner manual...:D
Forum: S-Series General 06-07-2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,690
Posted By lanxer57
Re: Me and my saturns

My car battery ran low while driving a few days ago, and it died idling in the driveway yesterday. When this happens, the transmission starts slipping, the radio shuts off, gauges fail...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-06-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

There was nothing wrong with any of the wires. I do believe that I know why the alternator failed. It was the dirtiest alternator that I have ever seen, caked in grease, and the vent slots were...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I did a test suggested by OldNuc in this thread. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156458
The battery voltage was initially 12.6V, after charging it overnight, it only went down from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I noticed yesterday that the battery was low. I thought that it was because I had forgotten to turn the headlights off a week ago, and hooked it up to a charger. Today, it was fully charged, and I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-04-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,256
Posted By lanxer57
Re: 1999 SOCH auto transmission problems

I did another video, this time including some 4th gear operation as well. It definitely works more smoothly with TCC off, as it was for the entire video.
https://youtu.be/nmbzakvATgE
Forum: S-Series General 06-04-2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,690
Posted By lanxer57
Re: Me and my saturns

It may be leaking through those, but if it is, than it is also leaking from the sunroof, because the headliner was also still damp, and stained from the water. I also tested this multiple times with...
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