Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not
start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to
start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to
"fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking
of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I
first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed
it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while
the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started
fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this
week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running,
turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
Saturn Transmission Line Pressure Control Solenoid Replaceme
This video chronicles the process of replacing a Line Pressure Control
Solenoid (inside the valve body) on a 1999 Saturn SL1 A/t w/80k Miles.
The symptoms were that the transmission was slamming into gear when
The solenoid was purchased from the dealership.
How-To: Thermostat Replacement 98 Saturn SL1
I called a local shop and they said the labor would be $30.00 and the part
could range from $20 - $50 depending on the brand (anywhere from $40 -
The stealer (dealer) said that the part will be $25.00 and the labor is
$121.00 = $146.00!
Hope this video helped save you some money.
2002 Saturn SL1 Full Tour, Start Up, Exhaust
I wanted to do a long video on this 2002 saturn sl1 that we have, this is
my 3rd favorite car on the lot next to the cadillac and jaguar lol, but
yeah I completely go through it and show it off and get an Exhaust clip, thing sounds good!
Saturn SL2 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement (DOHC)
This is a long one, Sorry, but it pretty much goes through the step by step
and shows some of my mistakes so you don't make them.
Also, verify that the gasket fits. If you have the time then I would
suggest bringing the valve cover in with you(assuming you bought it from a
local parts store) and make sure it fits before leaving. I must have gotten
one from a bad batch because the first one was too big. You will see that
in the video. The second try was the right(ish) one. apparently it is a
known problem that the molding process is incorrect for these gaskets but
luckily they are rubber so you can just remold it to fit.
Good Luck and Hope this helps you save some money. Spent about $60 total
doing this in tools and parts.