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Forum: S-Series Tech 08-30-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 98 SL1 flickering gauges / radio, engine dying

Get the battery checked. I had the same problem. It was a short in the battery. The battery was less than a month old.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-29-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Can't figure out why I'm overheating...

Some time ago I made a pressure tester for Saturns. The pic is below. it's pretty simple and you can get the parts at most parts stores. You connect it at the top of the coolant reservoir. Don't...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-08-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,277
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: What is wrong with my engine?!

Usually a high idle indicates a manifold leak. That's not typical on this model but, it won't hurt anything to spray some carb or brake cleaner around the manifold gasket and see if the idle...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-08-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Can somebody please help me out here

I think you're looking at more than one problem.

Coolant: Is probably a crack in the radiator end. Look at the driver's side where the transmission lines go in or where they would go in if it's...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Intermittent Starting Problems. Need Help

This is a long shot but, I had something similar happen. Go to a parts store and get your battery and charging system checked. Some time ago I had a series of incidents where everything electrical...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 1998 SL2 A/C Compressor How Much Oil?

Just to be clear, I never intended to use ester as make up oil. I was considering it for lubricating o-rings. I ended up using plain old mineral oil as recommended and i appreciate the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 1998 SL2 A/C Compressor How Much Oil?

Yeah I got the warning in time. I wasn't going to use PAG but, I was thinking about using ester which is used for R-134a retrofits. I use mineral oil as honing oil sometimes so I had some around. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 1998 SL2 A/C Compressor How Much Oil?

Well I put in about 1.4 ounces. The compressor is installed and those bolts literally took me hours to start. I'll see If I can wiggle another ounce in the low side and I can put an ounce in the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By BarnOwl
1998 SL2 A/C Compressor How Much Oil?

I'm changing the A/C compressor on a 1998 SL2. The 1997 (close enough with Saturns) FSM says to measure the oil from the old compressor, drain the oil from the new compressor and add the amount...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-09-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Leaky fuel line joint...How to fix

I wasn't able to get to it till this morning. It's fixed but, what I found bothers me almost as much as the original problem. I went to take the line loose and it was already loose. I just pushed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By BarnOwl
Leaky fuel line joint...How to fix

This is a '98 SL2. The joint where the fuel line goes into the fuel rail is leaking. That's a QD joint. I'm really at a loss on how to go about fixing it. Hopefully I can just take it loose,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Auto to Manual Swap Questions

The torque converter bolts aren't a problem. Just stick a socket on the bolt in the crankshaft pulley to hold things. They shouldn't be that tight.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 2002 SC2 Cranks but won't start

Haven't been out there again yet. If he's still got it, I'll probably go out Wed. or Thurs. I'll bring a fuel pressure gauge, a compression gauge, maybe a vacuum gauge and a code reader to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-14-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 2002 SC2 Cranks but won't start

Well this kid has one of those crappy cold air intakes on the car and the IAT is hanging in the wind but, the sensor is there and it's probably pretty close. It's a 2002 which means the ECTS should...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Cylinder 1 misfire

On a third gen SOHC, the most likely cause is the manifold gasket. Check that with the carb cleaner as suggested first before messing with the compression or anything else.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Sl clutch ?

I haven't but, plenty of people have TIG welded the diff pin. I'm assuming you know how to pull the tranny apart to get to it. Can't help you with the clutch model number. LUK is considered the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Check engine light on have OBD codes.. help?

It'll take a week or so but, you might consider getting the fuel injectors professionally cleaned and rebuilt. I had a car that had sat up burn a valve because of that. I use Witchhunter...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: Auto to Manual Swap Questions

I'm not so sure it would be all that bad if there's a pull-a-part nearby. I would replace the PCM. You don't have to pull the instrument cluster apart on a 2000 to do that. It's under the hood...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 2002 SC2 Cranks but won't start

Good thought! Where I live isn't exactly a thriving Metropolis but, that car is waaay out in the middle of nowhere. I had a heck of a time finding it. Need to take everything I can think of to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: 2002 SC2 Cranks but won't start

I didn't think about listening for the fuel pump and I do have a fuel pressure gauge I can use. Again, didn't have it with me when I looked. Having all four injectors clog at once isn't impossible...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By BarnOwl
2002 SC2 Cranks but won't start

Haven't been on here in a while but, I have a question. There's a 2002 SC2 for sale I'm looking at and it won't start. The kid that owns it said he was just driving down the road and it stalled and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-02-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By BarnOwl
'98 SL2 power window motor

I'm trying to fix the front power window motor on the driver's side on my wife's '98 SL2. I grabbed a regulator with the motor at the pull-a-part last time I was there. I put it on today and it's...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-31-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: A/C Won't come up to pressure

I agree on the leak. OTOH there's no telling where that is and this car sat for some time before I got it. I don't know how long. I do know there was a monster mud dawber nest on the block. I put...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-31-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: A/C Won't come up to pressure

Well, now I have to wonder what the heck my step daughter was looking at. She kept telling me that the center vent temperature was 95. It had to be at least 65. I'll also admit that I was doing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-30-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By BarnOwl
Re: A/C Won't come up to pressure

Hi there ssicarman :)

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The hoses were never disconnected. I saw another post where fdryer said that disturbing them as you would removing the engine was significant. So I...
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