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Forum: L-Series Tech 11-13-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By rfisher
Re: the old mysterious sounds trick

hi LW- will try what you said. noise is constant on straight away. no abs . dont know if those rear bearings are available . car has 193k all my miles and rears never replaced. will drive it and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-12-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By rfisher
the old mysterious sounds trick

hi sages - heres one ive been stumped on . a few days ago my 01 L100 has developed a noise when rolling down the road. no noise when sitting and idling. it is an intermittent soft knocking noise...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-06-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By rfisher
Re: Key Won't Turn To Off Position At Times. Key Comes Out - the old key trick Run.

hi chaz and fdryer- had this same problem 10 years ago with my 01 L100. figured first the key was worn out. tried the spare key and no soap. figured then the cylinder was worn out. although i could...
Forum: L-Series General 10-03-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By rfisher
Re: Starter Location 2000 LS2

interesting comment fd. probably right. cabin air filter in my 4 cyl L is a pain in the keaster. its under a flimsy plastic door on the fire wall. popping it up cracked the cover so i will have to...
Forum: L-Series General 10-03-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By rfisher
Re: Starter Location 2000 LS2(the old starter trick)

hi pierrot and brutha sages- that is a good dianosis i believe. have diagnosed and replaced a number of starters over the years. what typically fails in a starter is the solenoid which when the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-27-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By rfisher
Re: Forum is dull

hi LW- sounds like you have planned for the next war or depression. how did you ever find a used manual trans for an L ? are permanent monthly car payments the only thing on the horizon? even joltin...
Forum: L-Series General 09-25-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By rfisher
Re: Does a failing brake light switch cause more than one problem?

hi sages- the wizard control was a switch on the driver side of the floor or tunnel which allowed you to turn on or off the free wheeling mode of the overdrive transmission. this was used on level...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-25-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By rfisher
Re: Forum is dull(the old elusive car trick)

hi sages and possible members of the lost cause- an interesting and unique thread here of comment and inquiry. actually raises a broader and more serious question. suppose one wanted to acquire a...
Forum: L-Series General 09-21-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By rfisher
Re: Does a failing brake light switch cause more than one problem?

hi pierrot- oh hell. now the old stoplight switch trick. been in many wars, but havent encountered this one yet. but always want to be ready for an enemys sneak attack. no cruise control,blinker...
Forum: L-Series General 09-11-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By rfisher
Re: Moving On

hi saturn sages-have had a 92 volvo 245 wagon for 10 years. bought it used and has been a very good car. durable and reliable. one of the best 4 cyl engines i have seen. this model was made 76- 92...
Forum: L-Series General 08-26-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rfisher
the old L series wagon trick

hi sages- not optimistic but still looking for a L series wagon with the 2.2 4cyl. and a 5 speed stick shift. told that engine and trans not available in the wagon. found neither of those statements...
Forum: L-Series General 08-17-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By rfisher
Re: Low Power and Engine rattle. beware of all shysters

hi pierrot- interesting experience. my 01 L with the 2.2 4 has the chain which i replaced at 150k due to noise but it didnt bust and wreck the engine. quiet and runs fine since. approaching 192k....
Forum: L-Series General 08-12-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By rfisher
Re: Low Power and Engine rattle-old rubber band trick

hi jarvis and other sages of saturn- amazes me that when the saturn S and later the L came out with great fanfare as a new departure in auto manufacturing , they went the cheap route with the v6 and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By rfisher
Re: Missing EGR Valve ? get a load of this

hi brutha sages- i dont think the 01 4cyl L100 i have is blessed with an egr valve. cant find it in my books or on the manifold like on older tanks. asked chevrolet dealer(successor to saturn) shop...
Forum: L-Series General 08-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By rfisher
Re: Trouble with drum brakes on my 2002 L100

hi to sages pierrot and havai- successfully serviced springs, cylinders, shoes and so called automatic adjusters on drum brakes since 63. all had the same problem- the automatic adjuster starwheel ,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By rfisher
Re: 02 L300 rear spring - rear spring conundrums

hi ibran- looking forward to whether your jy 03 L spring actually works. makes logical sense that it would . my 01 just hit 191k and running well like a bad mofo. figure one of the rears will bust...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 07-26-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By rfisher
Re: 1.5 ton floor jack rebuild

hi fd- i looked very carefully at the 5 jpg images you provided and think i will attempt the repair on my 2 ton from 73. your 1.5 ton looks the same as mine .did you remove the bottle jack pump...
Forum: L-Series General 07-25-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By rfisher
Re: How is your L-Series Doing? rebuilding floor jack

hi fd- picked up your comment about rebuilding your 40year old floor jack with a seal kit which i know are available. how did it go? i have a 2 ton sears floor jack which i bought at sears in nj back...
Forum: L-Series General 07-09-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,252
Posted By rfisher
Re: 2000 LS2 Timing Belt Replacement

hi lw- interesting question. mine is a 4 cyl. 01 L100 with 190k since new in 2000(not a v6 with rubber belt) . a few years ago my indy shop replaced its noisy timing chain, guide and tensioner....
Forum: L-Series General 06-18-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By rfisher
Re: 2000 L Series V6

hi LW- thanks for that info. pump on the 4 cyl(original from2001) not leaking nor crapping out yet but want to get ready when it does. hate last minure sticker shock. $500 does not seem like a bad...
Forum: L-Series General 06-17-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By rfisher
Re: 2000 L Series V6- but what about on a 4cyl(pump and chain)

hi fdryer- to avoid the dark side in exhorbitant car repair costs have always tried to anticipate. your thread response inspired my query. on my 4cyl 01 L100 with 190k is there a maintenance time to...
Forum: L-Series General 06-13-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By rfisher
Re: Trouble with drum brakes trick revisited

hi drum brakers with saturn L 100- mine a 01 . the left rear brake after a few days starts making a thudding repeating noise . took drum off and noticed the top cross shoe return spring which holds...
Forum: L-Series General 06-07-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By rfisher
Re: the old paint trick- invitation to shysters?

hi floridas- the parts identification sticker on the side of the spare tire well(bottom line) says BCC U519F. thought the paint was galaxy silver . confused that it may be called sebring silver...
Forum: L-Series General 06-07-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By rfisher
Re: the old paint trick- invitation to shysters?

hi floridas- still looking to identify the specific silver /gray paint on my 01 saturn L100 sedan hood. thought it was galaxy silver. the bottom line on the sticker on the side of the the spare tire...
Forum: L-Series General 06-01-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By rfisher
Re: the old paint trick- invitation to shysters?

hi 02LW- checked the sticker on the in trunk spare tire well where there is a series of numbers as advised. which one is the paint number? also oddball question . noticed the donut spare tire has a...
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