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Forum: S-Series General 10-25-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: No dash lights, or chimes

Well, I went out, removed both battery connections, Scotchbrite scrubbed them, smeared dielectric grease on mating surfaced and reinstalled them, making sure they were tight. Then I noticed a note I...
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,576
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Oil drain plug gasket

I've used the garden hose gasket and it worked for me...
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: No dash lights, or chimes

Everything works except for these 2 items. Tomorrow I'll check the battery connections. Installed a new battery last spring...
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By slapshot 11
No dash lights, or chimes

1999 SL1, 5 speed, 290K miles. Suddenly, no dash lights or warning chimes. I looked up past incidents, and it seems vague as to what direction I should take to fix this. I looked at the fuses inside...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-17-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Clutch safety switch fun!

Well, I'm going to have to add to this discussion. Driving the car, the switch was intermittent, so I bought a ($7) switch, came home, watched a Richpin video (glad I did) and installed the new...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By slapshot 11
Clutch safety switch fun!

Coming back from town, stopped to get gas, and the '99 SL1 would not start. Got a push from a fellow nearby, and jump started it and drove it home. (Ice cream in the trunk). Did some basic research...
Forum: S-Series General 05-04-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Brake line rust out.

I really appreciate all the responses! You guys are the best! I had already replaced both front brake hoses. The LAPS (2) both want $50 a 25' roll of the 3/16 CuproNickel. I'm going to go with that....
Forum: S-Series General 05-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By slapshot 11
Brake line rust out.

Been a while since I've been here, but this morning I bought 2 new tires (summer) for my '99 SL1 with rear drum brakes. When I jumped in the car to go home, and backed up, the brake petal went almost...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Broken trunk wires!

Thanks guys! I ordered a new mini wiring bundle to replace the broken setup. Thanks to Saturn Night for the link to GM partsonlinewholesale.
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-14-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By slapshot 11
Broken trunk wires!

Since I have no license plate lights, or no trunk light I looked around and found this plug that seemed to have 4 or 5 wires broken off from it. Anyone have any idea which wire goes where? And the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By slapshot 11
Strange front end problem with my SL1

I had an intermittent vibration problem with my 99 SL1 that was very annoying. it was a combination of some bad plug wires and a sticking front drivers side caliper. When I went to remove the rotors...
Forum: S-Series General 12-30-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: got some subframes

Where in Oregon are you, Hein? I have a friend that lives in Yacolt, WA (not too far from Portland, OR) that travels back east with a pickup once or twice a year. My wife also has some relatives in...
Forum: S-Series General 12-28-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,736
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Satbassador

Well, it's kind of hard to beat the bikers story, but I've had fun in my Saturn. Last summer I was headed north on M52 out of Stockbridge, MI and passed a broken down Saturn. I turned around and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-22-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Detroit Axle

My cousin (an auto mechanic), put Detroit Axle front hubs on his Suburban. They lasted about a month, and they would not give him his money back, just sent him a new pair, which also lasted a month....
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-09-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Advice before I take the cowl off

I did not tighten the 13 MM nut that holds the wiper arm on the outside shaft one time, so the inside shaft started slipping on the wiper arm. Tightening the nut down solved the small problem...
Forum: S-Series General 02-09-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Oil Consumption - Getting Worse

What I (and some others) have had good luck with is toward the end of ones oil change interval, as the oil level starts dropping, use synthetic ATF to bring ones oil level up where it belongs. This...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-19-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,886
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: "Best" brand front wheel bearing?

:yes:1 Timken and 1 SKF a coupla years ago, so far, so good...
Forum: S-Series General 10-14-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,853
Views: 2,352,310
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Monday Oct 10, after returning from a 1500 mile round trip to the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan I replaced my right ball joint and outer tie rod end. Since I had returned the previous Tuesday,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By slapshot 11
New front rotors

About 15-20K miles ago I installed new front rotors and brake pads along with new hoses and calipers. For a while now I have been experiencing a lot of vibration through the steering wheel and brake...
Forum: S-Series General 08-05-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Broken driver side mirror assembly

Well, I put the new mirror assembly on last night. I would get an intermittent buzzing sound from that area which was very annoying. I think when I put the old mirror in, the 3 cables that go through...
Forum: S-Series General 08-04-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: Broken driver side mirror assembly

My new mirror was around $17 freight paid. And by the way, after about 200 miles, the repair is holding fine! I am amazed JB has done so well. I do have a buzz/rattle coming from that area and I...
Forum: S-Series General 08-02-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By slapshot 11
Broken driver side mirror assembly

Well, I left the '99 SL1 in the driveway and the grandson was shooting baskets and somehow his arm smacked my drivers side outside mirror and broke it off. There are 3 small plastic posts that brass...
Forum: S-Series General 07-04-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: wheel cylinder bolts and banjo bolt sizes

I did my rear drum brakes just a short time ago and I remember the banjo bolts were 11 MM. I just used a 6 point end wrench on them and they came off. I don't remember what size the wheel cylinder...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-25-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 57,563
Posted By slapshot 11
Re: FIXED OIL BURNING with ATF in engine crankcase

I agree 100% with Toggenberg...I fixed or greatly reduced the oil burning not only in my '99 SL1, but also my sons '02 Honda Accord 4 cyl. Once we used the synthetic ATF, both cars oil burning...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-06-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By slapshot 11
Did something today I have NEVER done before!

Put rear drum brakes on my SL1 and had to use a 11 mm wrench! I used it on the banjo bolt holding the brake line to the wheel cylinder. Many have remarked on the utter uselessness of the 11mm wrench...
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