Last post on Jan 31, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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Saturn S-Series, Auto Repair, Sedan
#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