Last post on Jan 31, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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Saturn S-Series, Auto Repair, Sedan
Nov 09, 2011 (1:11 pm)
Take out for drive-55mph and let coast to stop 2 or three times then go up a steep hill and go off gas till almost stop repeat hill test too make sure that EGR is clean-remove carbon with carb cleaner did you have po404 on it? that is EGR put cleaner in gas too with as least one half tank. Computer has to re-learn correct drivng cycle I got hell for doing on 91 let coast to stop.
#229 of 234 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [a2shato]
Nov 25, 2011 (9:26 pm)
I am not a mechanic by far, but I know the saturns have at least 2 O2 or Oxygen sensors on the exhaust, which could be causing the check engine light to stay on. I own a 97 saturn and I have problems with it right now, but my mother has a 2002 L300 series saturn and she has the same problem. I wouldn't worry about it if the engine light stays on. If it starts flashing then worry about it. Other than that, it is more than likely one of the O2 sensors on the exhaust system. I hope this helps.
#230 of 234 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [darrkestangel]
Nov 26, 2011 (12:06 pm)
Go to autozone and have them test in using their meter -free. could be that EGR valve needs cleaning or replaceing due to carbon biuld up on this site there directions how to clean otherwise will not pass inspection throttle body has to be cleaned too maybeput some cleaner in gas tank might do it autozone will have to erase code.
#231 of 234 Re: What are these field campaigns? [joepeterson56]
Nov 30, 2011 (6:12 pm)
If your talking about the dual overhead cam saturn S model engines known for cracking the heads?I dont know who has been telling you that i worked for saturn dealers for over 16yrs repairing saturns and havent seen that to be true.Mybe from overheating it real bad but its not common for the dual cam.Its common for the single though thats why saturn had a special extending warranty on the single cam heads.But not on the dual cams because it wasnt common.
#232 of 234 Re: What are these field campaigns? [saturntech9]
Nov 30, 2011 (6:23 pm)
I have has one of each with a cracked head. Neither was abused or over heated. I had a friend who owned an engine machine shop who was the first one to tell me they were notorious for this problem, & then I was told the same from every reconditioned head supplier I contacted. Their consenous was all saturn s series head were notorious for cracking, doesn't matter whether single or double cam, and that is why they are so hard to locate. Nothing personal, but I would believe these other sources before I would ever believe any dealer source when it comes to admitting a known problem with their vehicle line.
#233 of 234 Re: high idle and vibration [unklepaulie]
Jan 22, 2012 (8:56 pm)
Your post is kinda old, but I have a '96 SL1 that makes lots of noise on startup, esp cold. I found a lot of problems, but it is still noisy:
- Cat converter busted up; opened it up & vacuumed it out
- Hood rattle; tightened the 2 rubber bumpers in the front
- Engine mounts BOTH broken; replaced
- about 90% of all the crappy plastic fasteners are broken in the dash; tie-wrapped them down
- screws loose or missing in radio mount, other places
The thing still makes a lot of rattle, esp cold, but not as bad. I think something is up with the choke system, but don't know what to do about it.
BASICALLY, it is a cheap, old car with 190,000 miles. Its going to rattle until you put a LOT of money and work in it and then the tranny or engine will crap out.
Hope some of those ideas help.
#234 of 234 SL front whell bearing problems
Jan 31, 2013 (6:44 am)
Anyone have answers for solving a bad front wheel bearing(driver side) problem- I've gone thru 3 of them in 21k miles-the car has 117k total miles. Thanks