Saturn L-Series Automatic Transmission Fluid Change
Procedure for changing the ATF in Saturn L-Series vehicles that have a GM
oil drain pan (no drain bolt). This procedure will work for all 2000-2005
L-Series Saturns. L-Series includes LS1, LW1, LS2, LW2, L200, L300, LW200,
I take no responsibility or liability for this information. If you decide
to do this procedure please proceed at your own risk. I am not a mechanic,
this video is only to document my own repairs on my vehicles.
2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue MP3 Radio in 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series
This video demonstrates a Saturn MP3-capable factory/OEM radio from a
2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue installed into a 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series.
This radio requires modifying the factory radio plug. but otherwise
fits/operates perfectly in the following Saturns: 2000-2002 S-Series,
2000-2005 L-Series, 2002-2003 Vue, and 2003 Ion.
It is also a plug and play swap for 2004-2005 Saturn Ion and Vue that don't
already have it since it was optional from Saturn for those years & models.
Here is a link to the instructions:
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
2005 - 2007 G35 Radio Removal
Video of how to remove the radio from a 2005-2007 G35 Coupe or 2005-2006
Removal is an aftermarket radio, but the steps are identical with the OEM
or factory Bose radio.
Trim Removal Tool and/or Nylon Spatula
How To Install Replace Front CV Axle Joint Chevy Equinox Saturn Vue 05-10 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace broken,
worn, or vibrating CV axles. CV shafts go bad over time due to wear. The CV
boots can also tear causing grease to get out and allow dirt and road
debris to get into the joint. Inspection is easy and if you watch the video
we'll tell you the tools you need and walk you through the replacement
process step by step.
This video is applicable to 2005-2010 Chevy Equinox and Saturn Vue models.
2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an
issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have
difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for
me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up
resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that
SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of
these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold
weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times
but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire
but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and
shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you
can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its
worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock).
This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it
in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about
10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally
a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you
turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am
told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video
comments to help!