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Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Doors Don't Lock In Gear

OK Chaz. Thanks for clarifying that point. It's not the first time we have had threads on the L series but the cars are S series, all due to the early naming of the models.

On my son's L300 (2003)...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Doors Don't Lock In Gear

Chaz

Just to clarify something Your profile states you have Two SL2 cars. You said at the beginning of the thread you had an LS2.

So is the LS2 you got in June an L Series (LS2) or is it one of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-06-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: L200 RPM Surge with A/C

Disconnecting the battery is important for many jobs, but I would not have thought it necessary changing something like the iac. For things like that, you'd simply unplug at the connector. If...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-06-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: L200 RPM Surge with A/C

A quick google revealed these possible answers;

https://www.autoblog.com/2016/12/08/how-to-troubleshoot-a-surge-caused-by-car-air-conditioning/
...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-23-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,517
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Parking Brake Cables (Discontinued)

Back in 2018 replaced the parking brake cable plus rear suspension bushes on my son's 2003 L300. I ordered all the parts from Europe to be able to get the job done. I can't remember the exact places...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-17-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Forum is dull

In all my years on this forum I never knew it was a forum for entertainment value?

All Saturn forums will ultimately go the way of the dinosaur as the cars get older, the newer owners take care...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-17-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Rocker Panels

You have to acknowledge the reality that the L series has been out of production for 16 years and Saturn as a company has been closed for 13 years.
That in itself, tells you that many parts for...
Forum: L-Series General 09-11-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Moving On

Paul is correct, the only changes to the C30 were cosmetic rather than mechanical, such as new bumpers, lights, the usual crap that manufacturers do these days to get you to buy a new one. At the...
Forum: L-Series General 09-09-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By floridasl22002
Moving On

My youngest son has just bought himself a 2011 Volvo C30 as the first car he's bought with his own money. The car that I bought him back in HS was the 2003 Saturn L300 back in 2015. It has served him...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-07-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Transmission control solenoid

Couldn't answer that. Others who have the issue have been in various states, so I don't think it's external heat related. One of the things I can tell you is that I watched a youtube video of a CA...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-06-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Transmission control solenoid

Jason,
I've done that job on my son's 2003 L300. Here's the link to the job;
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235496

When I did the job, my son left the car with me so I was not...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-27-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Trailing arm front bushing.

Short answer is I'm not sure. When I did the bushings on my son's L300 a couple of years ago. I did end up removing the trailing arms. It's a big doughnut type bushing that's a mix of rubber and...
Forum: L-Series General 06-30-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: L300 Service Wrench with Brake Warning Lamp On

Rock Auto carries them under several brand names in the brake system section of the Saturn L series. Between $6.00 and $12.00, so won;t break the bank item
Forum: L-Series General 06-22-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: 2000 L Series V6

Depends on what color the 'smoke' was coming out the tailpipe. Blue smoke is the engine burning oil and it passing through the cat. That's not good. Black smoke can be simply too rich a mixture....
Forum: L-Series General 06-21-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: 2000 L Series V6

Chaz,

I found this video on You tube which gives 6 tests (non-intrusive) that you can do to check if you have a blown cylinder head gasket. Some are a little more involved than others, but some of...
Forum: L-Series General 06-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: 2000 L Series V6

Chaz
It seems that at the moment there are 2 issues; the noise and the coolant question.

The shop should be able to pull the timing belt cover off and see what's going on there. That should ID...
Forum: L-Series General 06-20-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: 2000 L Series V6

That could mean a blown head gasket or it could not. This link was quite useful on the subject

https://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/yellow-gunk-under-oil-cap/
Forum: L-Series General 06-20-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: 2000 L Series V6

Oil at the rear of the engine could be leaking valve cover gaskets. As a V6, you can easily see the front valve cover, but the rear one is pretty much hidden by stuff on top. As you likely know, the...
Forum: L-Series General 06-19-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: 2000 L Series V6

Your car has 130K on it and timing belts on the V6 should be replaced at 100K. Given the low value of most Saturns, spending $1000.00 in garage costs to have the belt and ancillaries replaced...
Forum: L-Series General 06-14-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Trouble with drum brakes on my 2002 L100

New Hardware kits for rear drum brakes run between $5.00 to $8.00 on Rock Auto. That's all the springs and clips for BOTH sides.

I concur with Pierrot, it is false economy to put used springs on...
Forum: L-Series General 06-07-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: the old paint trick- invitation to shysters?

This is what I said on my post....

Your paint code in your car is the determining factor though. Only go with that.
Forum: L-Series General 06-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: the old paint trick- invitation to shysters?

The hood on the L series is good old plain steel. It's only the fenders, door panels and bumpers that are composite.

Dupli-color do Galaxy Silver (if yours is Galaxy Silver) and is easily...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-12-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: What is causing the heater hose to come loose on my 2003 L-200?

I don't think it has anything to do with 'shysters'. It's all about manufacturing. In the assembly process, all the worker has to do is push and click. In times earlier, the worker has to push and...
Forum: Ion General 05-04-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: Better braking??

I notice that you are located in Florida. You mentioned that when you had your mishaps, a) you were speeding and b) the roads were wet.

I don;t know how long you have lived in Florida, I've been...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-27-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By floridasl22002
Re: L300 Rear Brakes Questions

What is your problem? The whole point of the Forum is for members to help fellow members by pointing them in the right direction. You gave him a link to a specialist provider and that's fine. BUT...
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