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Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By pierrot
Re: Passenger size floor matt is full of Dex Cool

In your last sentence you stated your concern with breaking plastic parts, and I have been hard on plastic parts, too. Additionally, the plastic parts have aged and may be more brittle as a result....
Forum: L-Series General 05-18-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,640
Posted By pierrot
Re: Collapsed driver's seat L200 + repair

An update to this old post of mine:

The squeaks eventually worked themselves out. I can't be certain, but I think that the squeaks disappeared in less than a year. Regardless, that noise had...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-16-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By pierrot
Re: Water Pump Replacement/ Timing Belt 3.0

I would tend to agree with you that the draining of the reservoir tank in such a short time seems very unusual especially if it did not create a noticeable amount of smoke from the exhaust system....
Forum: Vue Tech 05-13-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By pierrot
Re: Discontinued Parts

Welcome to SaturnFans, Stayne! Unfortunately, you're searching for a very tough part to find out there. There's a remote possibility that a new OE part can be found, but it's remote nevertheless....
Forum: L-Series General 05-13-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By pierrot
Re: Questions about L200

^All very good points, 02 LW300!
Forum: L-Series General 05-13-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By pierrot
Re: LS Wiper Motors

Well, if RockAuto's parts catalog is to be believed then the windshield wiper motor for L-Series cars from '00 through '05 is the same. The OEM website I like shows only one windshield wiper motor...
Forum: L-Series General 05-12-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By pierrot
Re: Questions about L200

Welcome to SaturnFans, joro91! FWIW, you may see my current rounded off mileage below to know that one can keep these cars going a long time if they're properly maintained. Since 2009 or so I have...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-22-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By pierrot
Re: Broken belt story...

I'm glad that the circumstances around this breakdown occurred as they did for you! As noted above, the water pump on the L-Series 2.2L engines is chain driven, the balance shaft chain specifically....
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-17-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue Rear Brake Shoes

As a former aftermarket parts counterman I sometimes look into other product lines when information provided seems conflicting. So I took a look at RockAuto and saw the same thing you saw - only one...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-15-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By pierrot
Re: Motor Mounts, 2000 saturn Ls1

Do you not have access to an aftermarket repair manual? Is there a local library which may have some automotive repair manuals? (My local library actually does have them - lucky me.) You may be able...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-13-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,873
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2001 L200 vibration while accelerating

What model Saturn do you have? Please specify the engine size and transmission type.
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-25-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By pierrot
Re: the old radio speakers trick in the L 100

I apologize as I hadn't been keeping up with the threads I'd be replying to recently. I'll send a P/M soon.
Forum: L-Series General 03-16-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By pierrot
Re: EGR port or not; Does it matter ?

The only member replying in this thread who has actually exchanged varying model year 2.2L, L61, VIN F engines, is 02 LW300. His experience tells him that you should have no difficulties swapping out...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-15-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By pierrot
Re: the old radio speakers trick in the L 100

You may have damaged wires between the door and the center pillar. This is a weak point especially within the looms to the rear doors. It's happened to me at both of my rear doors, but not at the...
Forum: Outlook General 03-14-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By pierrot
Re: 08 Outlook loud clicking knocking sound

Apparently you've not received any greeting from a member here so...

Welcome to SaturnFans, Sarao!Making a repair based upon too little information can result in no change having been effected as...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By pierrot
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

If you don't mind pulling your own parts at a wrecking yard from a donor car, you may also try visiting the LKQ Pick Your Part website.

https://locations.lkqpickyourpart.com/search

Fill in the...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By pierrot
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

According to the link below, the parts breakdown shows a complete fuel tank filler including the short hose you've referred to above, but there is no part number for the larger assembly. Effectively,...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By pierrot
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

According to the link below, the parts breakdown shows a complete fuel tank filler including the short hose you've referred to above, but there is no part number for the larger assembly. Effectively,...
Forum: L-Series General 03-13-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By pierrot
Re: EGR port or not; Does it matter ?

According to the OEM site I like to use, the replacement long blocks are the same from '00 through '04 for Saturn cars. Interestingly, the cylinder head replacement part number remains the same for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-11-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By pierrot
Re: Wild Idle

Congrats, andrew929! I very happy for you!! I also appreciate your sharing the manner in which you corrected the problem you had with the SL1. I helps all of us. Whatever happens in the future don't...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-11-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By pierrot
Re: Wild Idle

Yes, the excessively high RPM is a problem that can't be understated. Regarding the IAC mentioned above, don't replace it, just leave it alone. It is more likely to be functioning normally.

I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-11-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By pierrot
Re: Wild Idle

Welcome to SaturnFans, andrew929! There is also a possibility of a significant vacuum leak which could drive up the RPM. I would not go after another IAC unless it's known to be malfunctioning. I'd...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2002 lw300 3.0l v6 timing belt broke, bent valves/rods

As was noted in the previous thread reply, the later model L-Series cars had this particular problem. The first year L-Series cars, however, did not. Your car and mine share the same fuel pump which...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-24-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By pierrot
Re: 02 LW200 suspension setup

Welcome to SaturnFans, Bm18! The L-Series cars were not especially popular in the North American car market. Consequently, aftermarket specialty companies on this side of the Atlantic Ocean had no...
Forum: L-Series General 02-24-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By pierrot
Re: Flaps Inside The Blower Motor Bay LS2

You're right, those doors aren't easy to remove. (Of course, I was responsible for breaking the shaft - or arm - on my factory original recirculation door.) When I went to the wrecking yard to pick...
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