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
06 ION Redline vs 09 Cobalt SS/TC
ION Redline mods: CTI Full Exhaust,
80# Fuel Injectors, E85, M62 w/ Ported outlet/Polished inlet, 2.6" Pulley,
HPTuners Custom Tune, B&M Short Throw Shifter, K&N Drop In Filter, ZZP S3
Heat Exchanger, Dual Pass Endplate, GM Option B Kit
Cobalt SS/TV mods: GM Stage 1, Hahn 3" cat-back, K&N Drop in Filter
Its a 2009 Cobalt SS/TC. Here is a link with more information about the
So can you guys stop your whinnying?
Grand AM GT turbo 3400 12.3 pass
This is the first track day for our 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT racecar. This
pass was a 12.3, with a 1.78 60' ft. To learn more about this car, or to
contact us for your 3400 turbo kit,
2002 Saturn sl2 and it has taken everything the only car I lost to is a BMW
Crash Test 1999 -Discontinued Pontiac Grand Am / Oldsmobile Alero (Frontal Impact) IIHS
Pontiac Grand Am
results also apply to: 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Poor
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Marginal Acceptable Good Good Marginal Poor
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Pontiac Grand Am was redesigned for the 1999 model year and the
Oldsmobile Alero was introduced in the 1999 model year. Note: 2005 model
Grand Am sedans were sold as new cars only to fleets and were discontinued
altogether after the 2005 model year. The Alero was discontinued after the
2004 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled.
During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, which had bowed
outward, and its head hit the window sill. Then the head moved up and back
and hit the B-pillar. Plus there was too much upward movement of the
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low
risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high
head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar,
indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the right
tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head
acceleration from the window sill hit was low.
supercharged 2000 grand am dyno 298hp
My supercharged 2000 grand am gt on the Dyno. Final pull was 298hp
262ft/lbs torque. Magnacharger kit using gen4 eaton M62 blower
(discontinued). Check my cardomain http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2386767
Way too many mods to list here.
Supercharged Grand Am GT
Okay. This is a Supercharged Grand-Am GT with a Vortech V-9 G blower. S&S
headers, Bigger injectors, Borla Cat-Back, DHP tuned by myself, home built
intake, beefed up transmission, and a few other goodies.
This Video is several years old and i am about to rebuild the engine with a
bigger cam and maybe heads and rebuild the Supercharger kit hear soon, i will put up a new
video with all of that if it gets done. (Sorry i am a college student and i
really do not have the time or money to keep improving this DD)
Turbocharged Grand AM PT.2
Video/pic collage of my turbo ga...most
of this you may have already seen, just so you can hear my car unlike the
first video I made... currently down rebuilding transmission and doing
valves and valve springs atm, checking pistons/rings/ doing bearings on
bottom end and whatnot possibly stage 3 turbo cam.