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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#1379 of 1419 Re: service light [wyelbill]
Jan 25, 2009 (8:07 am)
do you have ABS brake on your car
if yes, the service key may light on to tell a malfunction in ABS sensor
if not, take it to saturn dealer and make it scan
#1380 of 1419 Re: Saturn SL2 1997, Timing Chain Noise. [nissan7271]
Feb 15, 2009 (5:56 pm)
I have a 1997 Saturn SL2 and it sounds like I am experiencing the same sounds you describe in your posting. Could you tell me what the problem ended up being and waht the fix was.
Feb 17, 2009 (5:21 pm)
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#1382 of 1419 wipers stop wiping
Feb 25, 2009 (11:57 am)
I have a 96 SL2 and the wipers have a mind of their own. For years they would come on automatically,but only three or four times a year. Now its everytime I start the car. I think the cold weather in northern michigan has somthing to do with it. Any guidance would be appreciated.
#1383 of 1419 97 Saturn Oil in Coolant Reservoir
Mar 26, 2009 (6:51 pm)
This year I bought a 97 Saturn SW2 DOHC with 100,000 miles. Three days after I got it. I had to replace the harmonic balancer, I noticed oil level was going down. So I start looking around. I found a lot of oil in the coolant reservoir. I had the car for a month and never got hot. The temperature needle never goes more than 1/4. The service light is on all the time. A mechanic told me that I have to replace the valve cover gasket. So, I did. But that does not give me any warranty that oil won't come back to coolant reservoir. And I got the system flush because I know that the hoses could swell once oil gets in coolant system. Now I check the coolant reservoir and I had seen oil in there. But nothing like before. The car still runs good. No loose of power. Do you think that could be Cylinder Head Cracked? Or Temperature? Or there is any other explanation for this oil in coolant reservoir? ">
#1384 of 1419 Reply to 1383
Mar 27, 2009 (4:26 am)
Sounds like head gasket is allowing oil feed to head to leak into coolant. Oil pressure ( 30psi) would surpass coolant pressure (15psi).
Before doing major work suggest removing cam cover again and checking head bolts for proper torque in correct sequence (middle bolts first for instance).
As any engine gets older the headbolts should be retorqued to proper readings on torque wrench. Gaskets on some engines shrink with age like "old people".
#1385 of 1419 Re: 97 Saturn Oil in Coolant Reservoir [milyron]
Mar 27, 2009 (4:28 am)
I sent you a reply in Message #1384.
#1386 of 1419 Re: 97 Saturn Oil in Coolant Reservoir [milyron]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:34 am)
I agree with message #1384. The initial torque is 48 lbs with the treads dry. I wouldn,t go any more than that. You said that the service engine light was on. Did you ever have the trouble codes pulled from the computer? Most chain parts stores (Auto Zone ect.) will pull them. Also it is handy to have a manual. You will need it for the tightening sequence of the head bolts.
#1387 of 1419 Re: Reply to 1383 [sskl]
Mar 27, 2009 (8:12 am)
thanks for the information. I appreciate your input. What you said make a lot of sense. Let me try it with my mechanic.
Sep 25, 2009 (4:53 pm)
i have replaced just about every sensor there is in the car now its starting to shift hard the fliud is not low and it only shifts hard when im in low gear not sure what this is and my coolant level reads hot all the time