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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#1357 of 1419 Re: Saturn or foreign car reply [carl27]
Aug 18, 2008 (5:43 pm)
I have a 2000 SL1 that I bought in 2002 it had around 20000mi and now it has 109000.
For the first 5 years all I had to replace was the reverse light switch (twice) about $40 for both and I had to replace the muffler clamp $15. This past year the car cost me the most. Most of it was normal wear n tear items (ty rod ends, ball joints and front wheel bearings.) The only engine work I had done was the intake gasket. $27 part and $300 in labor. By far this car has been one of the best I've owned. My other 2 best was an 82 Ford Escort and a 94 Ford ranger. This Saturn has gotten me 43 mpg and I average 39mpg even at 109000. I haven't had to deal with the dealership except for buying the muffler clamp from them cuz the after market items didn't fit.
No complaints from me.
#1358 of 1419 lights will not go off
Aug 22, 2008 (6:32 am)
i have a 2002 saturn s and the lights will not go off ,when yhe car is off the lights stay on
#1359 of 1419 Air bag light
Aug 27, 2008 (2:58 am)
My daughter has a '97 saturn and the air bag light comes on occasionally, her car has 100k + on it. Would the sensor need to be replaced or just dirty? Is it a simple fix? I appreciate any comments or related experience. Thanks
#1360 of 1419 Re: SC2 HIDDEN HEAD LIGHTS [saturn56]
Sep 02, 2008 (11:14 pm)
It could well be a fuse. There's one per headlight motor on this car. A 10 amp, look in the users manual for the slot number.
Do you know there is a manual override for the motor next to each headlight. You have to unplug the cable & there's something to twist until it's fully raised.
#1361 of 1419 Free step by step guide on how to change EVAP purge selonoid
Sep 14, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Does anyone have or know where I may obtain a free step by step guide on how to replace my EVAP Purge Selonoid on my 2000 Saturn SL2
#1363 of 1419 what's the problem? (I think it's a bushing)
Dec 05, 2008 (7:54 am)
I had a wonderful accident with my 2001 SL while driving. both front springs snapped and took out both front tires. I had the two springs replaced with brand new ones, and both tires as well. While I was test driving the car after I aligned the front end, I noticed some moaning at the center of the steering circle so I checked my PS fluid level and it was really low, so I topped that up. I asked a local mechanic of there was a break-in period for new springs because I heard some tapping while going over some bumps and it was that case, but I also noticed when I was turning sharply at low speeds that there was a little creaking noise from the passenger side. It only happens when I am doing under 15mph, but it's absolutely silent if I go faster. I was wondering if it was a wheel bearing or a bushing, like a sway bar bushing or a strut rod bushing, but I don't know what to fix next. Any idea what it could be (I think it's not a wheel bearing because it's not doing anything out of the ordinary while driving straight ahead and there is no bumping, popping or "stones in the tire" sounds coming from the front end)
#1364 of 1419 Re: what's the problem? (I think it's a bushing) [darkfyre07]
Dec 06, 2008 (5:53 am)
Sounds like a typical Constant Velocity joint. You described the first simple test a mechanic does to see if there is a popping sound on a slow sharp turn in either direction to find out if the joint needs attention.
Next is boot check for that joint to see if it is leaking CV lube.
Next replace worn CV joint. "Costly"?
#1365 of 1419 Re: chocolate in my peanutbutter [blackpacific]
Dec 10, 2008 (3:50 am)
your original problem with oil in the coolant was most likely a cracked head. I just wen't thru the same senario. The machine shop said the head was good but after the install I still had the same problem. So I pulled a head off another car wich I knew was good and poof problem solved. Now if your getting coolant in your oil it's probably a crack in the block. you said the engine came from a wreck. Was the car hit hard enough to damage the engine?
#1366 of 1419 Brake and Reverse Lights not working
Dec 10, 2008 (1:46 pm)
I have a 1998 SL2 and the brake and reverse lights do not work on the two back lights. The turn signals and lights work, just not reverse and the brake lights. All lights work on the third light in the rear window. Has anybody had this problem? Does anybody have any idea how to fix this problem?