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Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By bachands
Re: Help with Exhaust Manifold to Down Pipe Studs and Nuts

Yeah. I believe there the same. I think I used a stud from the same package (the Dorman studs referenced above) on the exhaust manifold-to-downpipe connection. I couldn't get the other two...
Forum: S-Series General 05-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By bachands
Re: Aftermarket radios?

I can't comment on that particular stereo, but I think the double DIN is a good choice. As others have stated, the pocket that comes with the mounting kit for the single DINs is pretty useless. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-02-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By bachands
Re: Engine mount question

Oh, great thread. Glad to see that you got rid of your vibration issues. But more importantly, I'm so glad to see that I can still find genuine OEM top mounts for my SL1 if I need one. I'll have...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-01-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By bachands
Re: Engine mount question

Wow! This guy find the what could be the LAST remaining OEM mounts! If you want to get rid of the vibration, this is what you need. Steep price to pay at $150, but that's what it takes.

Hate to...
Forum: S-Series General 04-21-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,126
Posted By bachands
Re: 2002 SL2 Maintenance/Performance Log

Been some time since my last post, but this may be one of my last....

Bad news about this Saturn...it is now in the salvage yard. I was getting a P0340 code (or similar -- can't remember exactly)...
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By bachands
Re: Need a battery

Ha! Good One!

I just use a 9V battery...perfect for these puny little engines :D
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

Yeah, I may be taking another chance with the Timken. When I purchase replacement parts I avoid the cheapest, but I don't get the most expensive either. Timken fits the bill well in that regard. ...
Forum: S-Series General 11-15-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

This job has turned out to be more work than I anticipated. Part of it was my fault, part of it was Timken's fault.

The grease from the inner CV joint of the drive axle spewed out all over the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,722
Posted By bachands
Re: Drum to Disc Parts

Yeah, parking brake levers will be hard to find. But they shouldn't need replacement. I didn't replace mine the two times I did rear drums brakes.

The shoes should be Centric or Wagner. If you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,722
Posted By bachands
Re: Drum to Disc Parts

I understand your frustration. Most of the parts for these cars are manufactured in China or Mexico. And rear brakes are no exception. However, there are decent quality drum brake parts...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By bachands
Re: 1999 sl1 1/4 coil not firing

I've had the same problem as you on a recently owned '97 SL2, only it was the 2/3 coil. The wires were good as well as the coil. The problem was the ICM.

To troubleshoot, I measured the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By bachands
Re: Timing chain sets

I have purchased two timing sets for two different SL2 Saturns now. The first a DNJ set for my '99 SL2 when I did the engine rebuild. The second was the Sealed Power set for my current '02 SL2.
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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-12-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bachands
Re: Automatic Transmission Whine

Yeah, I was thrilled about the low miles as well. Engine runs damn good and a lot of the parts are original still working well....entire exhaust, all struts, radiator, etc.

I'd also agree that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bachands
Re: Automatic Transmission Whine

It's mine. Not sure how I'd record it and upload though. Would be helpful I'd admit.

But if it helps, it sounds like the trans is always in Reverse. That "winding up" noise the trans makes...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bachands
Automatic Transmission Whine

'02 SL1 with 99K miles

When I start the car there is a very prominent whining noise coming from the trans area. In 'P' or 'N', the whining will get louder if I revv up the engine. The sound...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By bachands
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Diagnosis

Just wanted to record my diagnosis of a sudden idle surge I had while driving the other day.....

There was a big accident on the freeway this week, so the engine on my '02 SL1 was idling a lot...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By bachands
Re: Elusive high idle issue - 2001 SL1

My guess with the high idle would be that the small diameter hose going from the intake manifold to the diverter valve has been cracked or torn. It wraps around the right (passenger's) side of the...
Forum: S-Series General 11-10-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By bachands
Re: Timing belt

There is no belt. There's a timing chain. They typically last for 100K-150K miles I'd say. And I don't believe there's a way to tell unless you remove the timing cover and check they extension of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By bachands
Re: Thermostat Issue?

How long do you let the car warm up before driving off?
While you are letting the car warm up, to what fan setting do you set the fan?

In my experience, it takes a good long while before these...
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By bachands
Re: Junkyard radiator... worth taking a chance?

I can 3rd the Spectra Premium radiator. I purchased mine from RockAuto for my '02 SL2. The fitment was very good and the install went fairly well (minus a small issue at the lower trans cooler line...
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

So unfortunately I was right about the new bearing being bad. The light rumbling sound is getting louder now that I'm driving on the freeway. It's actually heard more easily when I begin slowing...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By bachands
Re: Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

More info.....

DIAGNOSIS
I was getting a loud groaning noise from the front end directly related to vehicle speed. Hard to hear exactly where it was coming from since transmission makes a...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By bachands
Replaced Wheel Bearing on "new" '02 SL1

First time attempting a wheel bearing replacement today. I read several threads here and watched a few videos before attempting. I also purchased a bunch of specialty tools a few months ago seeing...
Forum: S-Series General 10-21-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By bachands
Re: Radiator Flush?

+1

Flush the system. You will get better heat transfer to the coolant, which will give you hotter heat inside. It should also heat up faster :yes:
Forum: S-Series General 10-18-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By bachands
Re: New S-Series Owner - 2002 SL2

Good looking Saturn. I also have an '02 SL2 AT. I bought it with about 149K miles last summer for $1800. So what you paid is pretty good.

Over a year later, I've replaced the radiator, entire...
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