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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By TomM96
Re: Painting the Headliner?

3M Rubber & Vinyl 80 spray adhesive (good stuff)
cheaper at Home Depot than FLAPS
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2000 SW2 p0336; rough idle/wont rev/frontfire

NICE diag, BillR!

The other day I saw a Haynes manual suggest testing
(ohming) ICM primary ... which I had seen you suggest to
another poster.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,352
Posted By TomM96
Re: I went to check on a issue with my parking brake but found something way worse..

Sooo V3DT

Very nice sheet fabrication, and welded repairs.
My first car ('65 VW) got a lot of sheet metal repairs.

Every subsequent used vehicle which I've acquired, has had
a chassis/body...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By TomM96
Re: Painting the Headliner?

If replace fabric ... overlap important, as per Waiix

I also used a 3M spray. I read up on spray contact cement for job,
and selected one with impressive load and temperature ratings, by 3M.
I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-26-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By TomM96
Re: Ign adv?

Sounds like the 'convention' about terminology in Japan different.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-26-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 319
Posted By TomM96
Re: Takes 2-3 cranks to turn over

The tumblers you 'set' are in the mechanical lock cylinder.

Extremely unlikely that an offset concerning the key throw would have any effect on the electrical switch which the key turns (if lock...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

This stuff is part of genre: 'steering rack lines'.

-for fab info could call or email Edelmam-Plews, scroll down to last entry-
......................


> https://www.ebay.com/itm/294209654651...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

rtfm 17

Please bear with me )patience(.

> The other end has a special flat flare with extension of some kind- no idea what it's called or how to make one without a special machine.

About...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-23-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By TomM96
Re: batt post and jumpstarting

Cujoe-

Yes; many sidepost batteries Leak -- this completely contradicts the
entire design concept.

Also many sidepost battery terminals are just soft lead, which can
readily strip threads....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-23-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

@ rtfm

(1) I'd try to loosen the line nuts before going for the rack, unless the rack seems worn-out. Corrosion/rust is slightly unpredictable, try it.

(2) as Waix observes, the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By TomM96
Re: How bad is it? (Rust)

That is normal subframe rust deterioration after ten years in wet
rustbelt environment.

If a good one not available locally, the wrecking yards can procure
"southern" 'front subframes' for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1993 Saturn SC1 Electrical Issues

yeah... battery or cabling

I've had batteries 'die' after 5-6 years (even with charger, no life).

In marine environment, the cables can actually corrode Within the insulation
back from the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By TomM96
Re: batt post and jumpstarting

The SidePost innovation was implemented to avoid the battery
connections on Top of battery corroding, due to acid fumes from
the cells.


Although the Saturn 'S' electrical system is quite...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2002 SC2 serpentine belt too tight?

@ mistasnowman

when installing serp belts:

put the belt around the most Distant parts first ... so that the final
installation consists in distorting a mid-section of a 'run' around a ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

On my '95 Chevy pickup, 6.5L turboDiesel, the steering gear had lines
for 'hydraboost' ... they were oddball.
The fitting had a small Oring around a section of the tube, which sealed a
boss...
Forum: S-Series General 06-21-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By TomM96
Re: Free Stuff - centered about 96SL2

I'd be interested in the coil paks and the OBD Wiz (If it works on OBDII).

My 2000 uses a different MAP sensor.
Forum: S-Series General 06-21-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 344,342
Posted By TomM96
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

Not from C.L.:

another expensive listing
(not as nice as Ehunter's, in my view)



https://www.ebay.com/itm/304037680631
Forum: S-Series General 06-20-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By TomM96
Re: 98 Saturn hot white for sale, maybe?

@ Ehunter:

Nice the car has a new home/owner.
IF you had offered it 3 years ago (when I was looking),
THAT was a car I'd have flown to CA for, and driven back to N.Y.!

Your rebuild thread was...
Forum: S-Series General 06-13-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By TomM96
Re: Lowering springs

Fetch is all over this...

I was just going to advise, that stiffer springs are lower....
Forum: S-Series General 06-13-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By TomM96
Re: Orange Wrench/Service Light First Time Ever

intermittent failure indications can be ignored unless repeat...
Forum: S-Series General 06-13-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2002 SL2 window locks clicking, initiated security lock out.

I'm with Fetch here--

When i got my 2000SW few years ago, the lock was buggy.

Eventually it began misbehaving, including clicking when IgSw OFF....

It turned out that the psgr side door lock...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 SC2 power window issue

cut ... cue

Thanks for repair hints on switch mechanism, Mr. Toggenberg!

.......

The switches tend to fail as described....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2001 sc2 1st of many problems .. Battery shorted out

I concur with CuJoe-- The issue was not caused by the airfilter clip
causing 'short'...

I also agree that it might be useful to clean grounds in the engine bay.
In New England, good chance your...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1999 Saturn SW-2 Ignition Module???

Where is car driven--

If in lots roadsalt, the insulating varnish coating the coil form segments
peels off, and the steel segments rust.

The IgMod is subject to road dust, etc.

There are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By TomM96
Re: Need a new key!

> He input the vin into his software and it cut the key to the specs for that vin.

Some locksmiths lack the SW.
Some may not know which blanks will work.

Best bet is a cut from VIN, which all...
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