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Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,381
Posted By TomM96
Re: Saturn Starter Cleaning Youtube Video

OK
Sluggish to turn could be weak battery ... but electric seems good.

Clicking (no turn) is pretty good indication of worn/dirty contacts
in the solenoid switch (can with contacts mounted on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By TomM96
Re: uooer motor mount sale

Not sure, but i think in El_Bell thread (General, started in September):
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269341

that he or a respondent commented favorably on the Marmon with ...
Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By TomM96
Re: It's been a pleasure - sold both Saturns

Thanks for the 'departure report', jpsuli.

Congrats on handing down operational vehicles -- all mine have gone
to the junk yard, when i finally gave up on them ... although the
body shop where...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,025
Posted By TomM96
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

When troubleshooting, it is advantageous to proceed carefully, generally
addressing One issue at a time; it can be helpful to write down a record
of symptoms observed, and tests, or corrective...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SL with A/C blower motor

It is characteristic to hear different reports at different speeds...
The fan cage is not spinning true, but wobbling on the shaft,
which is loose in the worn bush.

As BillR notes, other things...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By TomM96
Re: 94 SL2 HCE Auto: surge while cruising at speed

If use silicone RTV, white GE better than black consistency.

Permatex blue RTV much more viscous wet & stronger cured.
Honda has an OEM like the Permatex.

3M manufactures a product: "5200"...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By TomM96
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

> if swapping the coils refreshed the connections

Not unlikely. My experience with these ignitions is limited, but there
are hints of temperamental ops or subtleties yet-unexplained.
Given...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By TomM96
Re: Repairing subframe

A repair may be worthwhile; particularly if plan to obsolete car in a couple years. A nice opportunity to fix temporarily on vehicle...

My experience with both welding repairs, and protective...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By TomM96
Re: My 1994 Homecoming Edition "Restoration" Thread

Nice to hear the old buggy is still rolling....


Caution statement- the Sat 'S' series have begun disappearing,
even junkyards are disposing...
...
My '97 skipped timing chain a few years...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By TomM96
Re: Should I save a 91 SC?

A guy at local gas station is selling a 2006 Ion sedan for $1000.

The Sat 's' are fine cars, but the body rust becomes a deadend.
My '97 rockers got weak from internal rust, could not jack rear...
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 sl2 air pump

@ Hjoken :

The electric-motor air pumps are pretty reliable; yours
might be OK. Squealing/wheezing/whistling noises oft
indicate the combination valve is not opening, likely due to
vacuum...
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By TomM96
Re: Where to find rear wheel knuckle?

Woaaa gnimelfnad-

Hogan is offering CALIFORNIA car parts

>No rust in New England< !!!!!!!!!!
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By TomM96
Re: Engine Smoking...Synthetic or Natural Oil???

Soooo
Visible 'burning oil' / visible 'smoking' exhaust is/likely symptomatic
of a wornout/contaminated/dead catcon.

What is oil consumption rate (as, quart(s) per thousand-mile-interval).
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By TomM96
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

OK DJ1111

Good troubleshooting >> progress <<

A good test involves swapping the two ignition coils that
protrude from the Ignition Control Module, being very careful
that the plug wires...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,659
Posted By TomM96
Re: Drat. Idler pulley boss snapped off...

Pretty good discussion of the TC boss failures.

IFF the break is clean and not much angled (flush) the JB weld might
be expected to work, since the bolt is working to complement/strengthen
the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By TomM96
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

The dregs of tanks cause such problems; as you note, water + debris.

Sometimes - if symptoms persist - pumping out the vehicle tank, or at least renewal of the fuel filter, are warranted.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SL with A/C blower motor

Frequently the bearings are 'bushings', not frictionless balls.

The bushings are oft made of 'sintered' brass/bronze which is
filled with lubricant, which eventually evaporates.
Very common for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,446
Posted By TomM96
Re: P0410 error code - HELP

Good job , Goody2shz.

>3. Use all your senses, sight, hearing and touch

Attention to detail pays off for artists & troubleshooters.

The plastic tube that degraded was likely a version of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By TomM96
Re: 94 SL2 HCE Auto: surge while cruising at speed

OK. Symptom- chugs only at constant/cruise speed, after warmup,
is consistent with EGR activity:

After accel, you let off on gas - the butterfly/throttle valve closes off
, somewhat, raising the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By TomM96
Re: About bearing kit 'on car' replacement

Thank you, Bill.
That adds a degree of freedom !
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By TomM96
About bearing kit 'on car' replacement

Request clarification-

The idea/narrative is by leaving the strut fasteners untouched, that the
alignment will not change ?

One still needs remove control arm (LCA) to spindle ball joint, and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,025
Posted By TomM96
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Best compression test is with WARM engine.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,025
Posted By TomM96
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Good that you did a compression test (at altitude).
This demonstrated that:
1.) compression is adequate to run (which it does)
2.) There is no deficit in the misfiring cylinder

Moving on:
You...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1993 SL2 instrument cluster electronic components

OldNuc once commented that the InCluster odometers typically
failed due to friction, after lubrication was dried/lost.

So idea was to lube replacement/junkyard cluster odometers prior use.

...
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By TomM96
Re: Brand new ball joints have play

I checked out my new TRW control arms:

Little--NO grease.
I used a needle type attachment to inject several pumps of grease
into the ball joints....
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