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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By TomM96
Re: SOL (Sudden Onset Leakage)

> the first and second could be pushed in by hand with not much effort

I was going to mention, that perhaps the seal O.D.s were not, of themselves, a good fit ... and had possibly loosened and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TomM96
Re: lost 4th gear a week after I had my axles replaced

Has the TAAT oil filter ever been changed?

I'm just curious...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By TomM96
Re: advertisements

Defender has an option to do an offline scan to clean the "pre-boot"
environment (it does so after a reboot) to catch rootkits.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By TomM96
Re: The dreaded "what is that sound"

My 2000 made some strange grinding noises at low speed, after I got it 4 years ago. I installed a new MC, and new rotors/caliper/caliper guide brackets.
No noise since.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By TomM96
Re: Instrument cluster lighting issues

@ John Head

On my 2000, I just renewed the incandescents....

I THINK someone knowledgeable reported that after '98(??) the Dimmer
function was incorporated in the PCM, whilst previous models...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By TomM96
Re: Is new TES-668 ATF viable? Why Allison ATF at all?

> Great Info. If 295 is fine (if not superior) I think I may go with the Delvac 1 then. I MIGHT top off with a full synth Dex III though....

All the fluids mentioned are superior, designed for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 444
Posted By TomM96
Re: One time overheat?

@ N147JK

The coolant, when cold, should be 1/4" - 5/8" below the seam
in the reservoir.

I had a VW engine which temp was very sensitive to reservoir coolant level;
in both my Saturns, it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1999 SC2 lazy cranking

The slow crank after sitting 2 weeks suggests maybe some parasitic drain
on the battery when car is idle. My '97 had a 65ma drain. A year after a 'new'
Exide battery, I discivered that only 5...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By TomM96
Re: All to common coolant leak at the intake manifold

@ Eskimo619:

> p0410 secondary air injection system
You might want to re-scan to see if that code still in effect. The
pre-cat (cannister welded to outlet of Ex Man) is fired up for ~ 1 minute...
Forum: S-Series General 06-18-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By TomM96
Re: Removing sway bar to change control arms

I think you want to have the stabilizer/anti-sway bar Unbolted forward
at the bushing-cradle end while inserting/removing from control arms,
which involves either strong assistant, or...
Forum: S-Series General 06-18-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By TomM96
Re: 99 Saturn SL2 ABS master cyl

I had a '97 with ABS - the Master Cylinder was connected to the ABS
mechanism with short OEM aluminum tubes maybe 1-1/2" long, and I think
these short tubes were about 5/16" or 3/8" outside...
Forum: S-Series General 06-18-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2000 SL2 - repairs, or new (used) car?

As suggested by SRGW valve body renewals are a common cure.

But, might pay to change the filter and do a couple oil changes prior
to the valve body work. R & R of the electrical connector and a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By TomM96
Re: Engine swap 02 SC2 - non air pump head?

Thanks to Ultravioletnk and Fetch for clarification comments !



@ swcoupe:

The rear-mounted plastic InMan is major pain in neck to service, and they routinely Fail with
mileage (possibly...
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By TomM96
Re: This must be a supplier thing

On both my '97 & 2000 both lines were pretty similar. However, I Do
now recall that one (likely the inboard one) on my 2000 Did have a bit
more degradation, which I scraped off prior painting it.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By TomM96
Re: All to common coolant leak at the intake manifold

@ Eskimo619

Thanks for discussion & foto. A daunting R&R given all the attachments.

I recently brought a used DOHC head to a machine shop for repair,
with the cam cover attached. The shop put...
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By TomM96
Re: Coil Spring Isolators...

Are "isolators" = "strut mounts" ??
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By TomM96
Re: Premium Guard fuel filters any good?

Fine job (once again), Chaos!

The interchange listing suggests that GKI
may supply some other retailers (See * *):

http://gkindustries.com/ http://www.gkindustries.com/76/about-us ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-14-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By TomM96
Re: All to common coolant leak at the intake manifold

I suggest you Very Carefully inspect the used InMan.

I bought a used one from a junkyard -- the small tube was not too bad,
it was intact. But near by, the plastic walls/ridges which support the ...
Forum: S-Series General 05-14-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By TomM96
Re: This must be a supplier thing

During early 80s I replaced brakelines on a '73 Chevy pickup.

By that point I had discovered that the aftermarket lines from NAPA
began to rust after a year or two, while the ones from GM lasted...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-13-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1997 sw1 brake mysterio???

Prof needs determine where the fluid went drums/vac booster.

A sniff at the rear wheels might help, unless they are totally rusted shut.

So maybe loosening MC mtg bolts, and pulling unit...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-13-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By TomM96
Re: Possible coolant leak?

> This is the first time I've put some in,....

On my '97, the coolant looked the same always after the initial fill
(and after re-flush & fill when the radiator valve disintegrated).

On my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By TomM96
Re: Seeking a transmission recommendation.

I'm on Long Island. I never did any Trans work on my saturns.

A guy in my area once offered to do a trans rebuild on my TAAT.

I could maybe contact him (I'm in Bay Shore; Islip area, 1 hr...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,544
Posted By TomM96
Re: Another P0401 Thread

@ ultravioletnk
> to the left of the "MC33291DW" chip

In mid '90s i messed around with a Motorola PWM chip , pretty sure
it was MC3329...

Re PCM issues:
> Thank You, BillR for mentioning...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By TomM96
Re: Engine swap 02 SC2 - non air pump head?

I also think only 2 types head for 2gen and 3gen engines ... some at least of the '99 heads were mated with the gen2 aluminum InManifold. I believe all the
'99 heads had the ExMan with the precat &...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By TomM96
Re: Possible coolant leak?

At my local Saturn dealership, the parts man looked me in the eye
and said ... TWO tabs, at each time you fill the cooling system.

There's a purveyor of diesel engine components in Minnesota, who...
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