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#120 of 238 1998 saturn sl2 pcmb fuse keeps blowing
Jul 06, 2008 (3:35 pm)
i have a 1998 saturn sl2. it was driven to where it was parked for a while. now it wont start.it turns over fine. the pcm fuses keep blowing. the fuel pump and the gas guage do not work . i have checked for broken wires etc.. and have found nothing. also the turn signal fuse keeps blowing. any ideas for me? bad pcm?
#121 of 238 ses code #26
Jul 16, 2008 (3:36 pm)
SL-1 ,92 stick ses lite comes on with axcel /coasting or down hill.Then at the touch of the throttle ses lite goes out for about the same time//distance as the coast//down hill.. new o2 sensor new egr valve. This after normal temp is reached Did the ALDL
with the paper clip. Removed the neg. bat. cable after each new piece. On the search for EGR solenoid.????
#122 of 238 Re: ses code #26 [oreaz12]
Jul 17, 2008 (12:24 pm)
#123 of 238 OIL in my first spark plug
Aug 15, 2008 (3:16 pm)
i was gonna change my spark plugs when i found oil in one of the holes there was quite a bit. . .only in one in my 1997 saturn sc2. . . Does anyone know whats wrong and how to fix it???
#124 of 238 Re: OIL in my first spark plug [juliomex4ever]
Aug 15, 2008 (4:00 pm)
Your cam cover gasket is shot. Its a common issue with the twin cam motor. Its a cheap and easy fix...go here for good instructions
Its not a hard job - took me a couple of hours on a Saturday morning (I was taking my time)
#125 of 238 Re: OIL in my first spark plug [442dude]
Aug 16, 2008 (6:38 am)
Thanks alot John so its not a problem with the pistons as some people told me? They just told me to change that lone spark plug every few months or so.
#126 of 238 Re: OIL in my first spark plug [juliomex4ever]
Aug 16, 2008 (11:17 am)
The oil was in the spark plug well not the cylinder once you took the spark plug out, right? When you pulled the wire off of the plug, the bottom of the connector was soaked in oil, right? If the answer to both of these is "yes" then whomever was giving you advice was very wrong Yes, Saturns are notorious oil burners but the oil has to be INSIDE the engine to get burned.
What happens is that there are 4 "rings" in the cam cover gasket for the spark plug wells which will tend to leak...when they do, the oil runs down the side of the plug well walls and collects, mine was actually about 1 inch deep when I went to change the plugs. Make sure you get the right gasket for your year...there were 2 I believe, one for the aluminum cover and one for the plastic type and they're different. Also, you'll have to put a dab of Ultra Blue or your favorite "form a gasket" stuff in a tube on the gasket surface right where the timing chain cover meets the head...you can't miss the spots, you can actually see the spot where they join. Also: make sure you use a torque wrench when you tighten down the bolts that hold the cover on...I believe its about 9 ft lbs of torque and just a hair more if they still leak...not much. I used a Fel-Pro gasket when I did mine and it was really easy to install. It even had tabs which helped you keep it in the right spot while you were putting the cover back on.
If you have any trouble, post back...I'll keep my eyes open for your post...
#127 of 238 Re: OIL in my first spark plug [442dude]
Aug 16, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Thanks alot for the tips John but unfortunately im no mechanic but i may give it a go. I dont under stand some of the instructions too well so i think id rather pay a mechanic to do it do u know if somneone else were to do it how much they would charge? im trying to get my car in tip top shape before i go to boot camp
#128 of 238 Re: OIL in my first spark plug [juliomex4ever]
Aug 16, 2008 (5:20 pm)
First of all...in whatever branch you'll be serving...all the best!
I'm not sure what a mechanic would charge, maybe about $ 200-300...for comparison, the gasket is about $ 20.00 and a tube of ultra blue is $ 6.00
You should give it a try 1st though - Saturns are ridiculously easy to work on...what don't you understand? Maybe I can help you?
Aug 17, 2008 (6:37 am)
Thanks alot. 300? ok ok i think im going to see then if i can work on it haha thats a bit too pricy for my budget yeah i think ima have to do it myself thnx