Last post on Sep 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM
You are in the Saturn S-Series
What is this discussion about?
Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#1271 of 1418 Re: 1997 Saturn SC2 (AT) transmission problems HELP PLZ! [nate91304]
Aug 09, 2006 (6:34 pm)
Sounds similar to what I had this Spring...Saturn dealer started by replacing electrical stuff (battery and cable) and sent it home. Same exact thing when I pulled off the lot. I was suspicious from the start with the "have to start with elecrical first..." They then adjusted the input nut in the transmission and sent it home. Pulled off the lot and bad 2-3 shift was fixed but still slammed in reverse. Then they replaced a solenoid and was as good as ne (after $800).
Needless to say I wasn't impressed with their diagnosis skills, especially with what's a common problem.
#1272 of 1418 Join the many happy people!!!
Aug 11, 2006 (11:51 am)
I've been in posession of a 94 SL2 for about six years now. We paid $2500 for it then and I have been nothing but happy ever since. As long as you take good care of it, it'll last you till past the 200,000 mile mark. Mine has.
#1273 of 1418 valve body 96 sc2....
Aug 16, 2006 (12:16 pm)
Well the dealer and a trans shop say I need a new valve body. The dealer wants 1100. The trans shop says about half that.
My question is how hard is it to swap this part out. I see u just pull the battery and tray, then take out a lot of bolts to the pan on top, so once u get in there is this something u just unbolt and replace and ur done...or is there a lot more to it???
#1274 of 1418 Re: valve body 96 sc2.... [gmb2428]
Aug 19, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Can't say but doing searches on the net for my tranny problems you may find repair info. Not sure if a Haynes manual would have it in there...
Aug 25, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I have a 97 SL2 that has a few problems. The check engine light comes on periodically but doesn't change the way the car is runs. The cars starts great when the engine is cold. After running the engine and gets warm and shut the engine off, I have a hard time re starting the car. It cranks fine but seems to have a problem possibly with fuel getting to the engine. I was hoping that someone else has experienced this problem and could direct me to the problem.
#1276 of 1418 Re: 97 SL2 [lmljjl]
Aug 26, 2006 (9:52 am)
I have a 97 SC1 with similar problem.When I turn the key to restart a warm engine ,I have to wait 1 or 2 seconds for the fuel guage needle to return from emty to it,s original position.At the same time,I here the fuel pump bringing the fuel pressure back up,then it starts fine.In some other types of cars,the fuel in fuel filter,vapourizes because it,s hot.May need new filter.
#1277 of 1418 Re: Has any one else had electrical problems? [saturn93]
Sep 14, 2006 (3:02 pm)
My 96 Saturn s2 has big-time electrical problems. The door locks are irratic and I have to manually lock and unlock them -- even then they will sometimes unlock themselves and it's a real hassle. Also the audio system says "loc" on the lcd dial and nothing works. I could sure use some advice on this.
#1278 of 1418 Saturn=mystery oil loss??? Help
Sep 16, 2006 (6:57 am)
Need diagnostic assistance. My daughters 2001 SL2 was purchased new and has always been on synthetic oil. It has 109,000 miles on it and is loosing oil. I can find it just inside the tail pipe with a rag but its not smoking or blowing smoke at start-up. I tested the compression per OEM maintenance manuals (I work on everything I own) and it was 105 to 110 at all four cylinders. The manuals stated for oil consumption replace PCV valve, check compression... did both. I recently pulled the head and had it rebuilt, also replaced timing gears, chain, tensioner, guides the works while in the motor. I put it all back together thinking the valve guides were leaking oil and I was done.....wrong. Oil consumption has not slowed down and I still have no smoke indicator from the tail pipe.
I am lost and in need of advice. HELP!
#1279 of 1418 1992 SL1 loseing electrical power
Sep 16, 2006 (10:21 pm)
my 1992 Saturn SL1 started loseing electrical power, usally when i stepped on the brake pedal. now the car wouldn't start , its a standard 5 speed so i push started it it ran fine , after bringing it back home it would not start again . i had no electrical power to anything, if i put the key into the ignition then pulled it back out there was a clicking noise coming from under the console, after putting the key in and out a few times the clicking quit and the car started fine. when i hear the clicking noise i have no electrical power to anything , but when it quits clicking i have electrical power to everything and car starts fine. any ideals? is there some kind of a relay switch under the console that would rob my electrical power to everything?
#1280 of 1418 Re: audio [afaller]
Sep 18, 2006 (8:48 pm)
The best way to do this is to have someone at bestbuy or something like that do it for you. If you are dead-set on doing it yourself buy a book on your car. I have an SL1 so what it can't be much different. But what there should be a mounting adapter to fit into the slot of the old stereo if the new stereo is too small. But, If it is too big there may be some removals needed.