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Old 10-21-2014, 02:35 AM   #3901
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Installed the cargo-net and hooks for the trunk opening, I have the nets for the finder wells that are going on next.
Detailed my car, cleaned out the trunk, vacuumed the interior and Armourall'ed the 18yrs of sun damage on the dash... Omygosh it looks and feels fantastic
Also hit everywhere else, steering column, radio, middle console/parking brake etc.. After all this, it looks decent and presentable :'o Still need to recover the head liner, though I'm fond of the torn hanging fabric strips.
Where did you find the cargo net? the one that came with my car has long since stretched beyond elastic usefulness and has been discarded/lost. Yet I miss it. I would be particularly handy for stowing all the automotive vital fluids that I schlep along with me.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:05 PM   #3902
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My cheap $20 ebay upper motor mount came in yesterday. I installed it today and drove the car. That loud vibration noise isn't there anymore. Can't tell if the engine is running or not, it's too quiet. THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS CAR!
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #3903
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Today, ordered some tires. Oh please oh please let them be round this time!
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:46 PM   #3904
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I took turns going back and fourth from staring at my SL1 ignition to checking the Saturn Forums to see if anyone posted a solution for how to get the damn cylinder out.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #3905
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Cargonet madness. Though I think I put them in pretty cleanly, scavenged goodness

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Where did you find the cargo net? the one that came with my car has long since stretched beyond elastic usefulness and has been discarded/lost. Yet I miss it. I would be particularly handy for stowing all the automotive vital fluids that I schlep along with me.
I've just come across them at the Pull-it yard, the two side nets+hooks came out of an 96 SL1, the big long net+hooks out of an 97-98 SL2. I also have a skinnier long net out of an SW that I'm thinking about running it across the back of the rear seats once I figure out how I'm going to go about mounting it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:11 AM   #3906
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Cargonet madness. Though I think I put them in pretty cleanly, scavenged goodness

I've just come across them at the Pull-it yard, the two side nets+hooks came out of an 96 SL1, the big long net+hooks out of an 97-98 SL2. I also have a skinnier long net out of an SW that I'm thinking about running it across the back of the rear seats once I figure out how I'm going to go about mounting it.
I remember those! I had them in my first Saturn; a 92 SL2 MT in blue/black and blue interior. I had forgotten about the 2 side nets....I think I'd like to have a set of those again.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:11 PM   #3907
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The alternator chose today to give up and die. 12.5v when shut off, 12.2 when running. Yup, not charging. Picked up a new one and put it in, now it's back to 14.5v.

It really only took about an hour to do with a floor jack and jackstands. The trick to getting the alternator out is to put a jack under the oil pan and take off the front motor mount, which also makes it easier to get the serpentine belt loose. With that loose, you can just shove the motor around until you have room. No problem at all.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:30 PM   #3908
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Waxy Chicken, there may very well be a video for that..


Tomorrow, I am going to change out the fender badges.. The car has the red ones now, but last weekend I managed to hustle a two black ones in fairly decent shape...
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:09 PM   #3909
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Two weeks ago, I drove 250km (150 miles) to bring back at home, my garaged 2001 SW2 4AT, which has been in storage since last year...

I stopped at grocery store on my way to home, I entered in the parking and let a couple walked in front of me than I parked next to a SW2, same silver color with a roof rack like mine, funny I told to myself. Then, the young couple walk next to me, unlocked their Saturn, looked at mine and said, "nice car you have" We chatted a little about our respective SW2 ...
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:16 AM   #3910
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Drained and refilled the power steering reservoir. I have owned this car for over 5 years now and it has served me well. I have not had to replace any light or markers in all that time and over 50k miles. Pretty good car for a purchased price of less than $2k
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:48 AM   #3911
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^^^^ Yes, a great car for the price of a deposit on the lease of a new car.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:16 AM   #3912
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Put Prothane inserts into the under engine dog-bone mount, the whole process of removing the old stamped insert and installing the new insert was a unique kind of frustration.

Also among many things re-bolted the sub-carriage after putting in a 96' transmission with 89k miles(ish) with factory filter+magnet over the weekend. Still a bit more to go, but so close...
Two wash cycles of walmart Automatic transmission fluid and another Wix filter are in my future.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:35 AM   #3913
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I'm doing a DIY alignment today. Every local shop wanted $100 + tax for a front end alignment....nuts to that.

Camber and caster should still be fine, just want to check the toe angle since I have a bit of tire scrubbing. I can tell they're toed in slightly.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:15 PM   #3914
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Done and done. Few twists on the right tie rod end and we're back in business.

The new tie rod end was a fraction longer than the one I replaced. They looked the same when I compared them, but the toe-in was no lie.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:26 PM   #3915
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Used it as a courier to run some olde tax documents to some elderly person for an IRS Audit!
I figured since it was a critical task to assure continued cash flow to the Feds, I was on Official Federal Gov Business and the interstate highway speed limits did not apply to me
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #3916
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Replaced the chime module. I now have my radio back along with rear window defroster and of course, the chime. It blew a few days ago when I was replacing the ICM and the Coil packs. (Both issues were fixed thanks to this site. lol)
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:37 PM   #3917
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I replaced the serpentine belt and tensioner. The top bolt on the tensioner was no fun. I also snugged the three nuts holding the front pipe to the exhaust manifold.

Now there is no more squealing belt noise and no more buzzy exhaust leak sound. Woohoo!
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Got to drive the 98 today. The wife wasn't happy but, i needed to go to work. lol
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Took a ride to Jackson, MI today in the rain. A few weeks ago my cousin had repainted my new fender. (lf) and I had removed my wiper arms to de rust and paint them. He tightened them up while I was doing something else, and on the way back home this afternoon the drivers side arm came loose and just flopped around. Of course, I had traveled around with a 13mm end wrench for about 8 months prior, but had put it in the tool box "because I did not need it anymore". I had to stop at Tractor Supply and bought a new one, around $4. I also bought a 6 way screwdriver and am going to include a Crescent wrench and a pair of Channelocks in the trunk. Mr. Stupid strikes again!
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I put on my Halloween costume--typical shadetree mechanic outfit with raddled T-shirt and trousers--and started the transmission fluid draining in preparation for the filter change and fluid pour-in tomorrow. (To be really scary I would have had to wear a shirt with an ASE patch.)
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