Replacing the water pump on your SL can be done by 1 person, but it much easier with 2 people. You have to be able to fit your fingers into some tight spots, but it's done easy enough. If you have an adjustable pully holder( it's a strip of rubber on a plastic base that you can adjust to hold different size pully's. Check at you local carquest, schucks, or napa, and they should be able to help you), I believe it's a 10mm needed to take the pully off next to the motor mount. That was the hardest part for me when I recently changed my water pump on my 93 sl2.
As a side note, if you're even slightly mechanically inclined, almost all repairs on your sl are pretty simple. Not to say they are always easy, but most are easy to figure out. Good luck!
The bolts on the water pump pulley can be hard to get loose. They are 8mm and I recommend a box end wrench as long as possible. You can inprove your access by removing the passenger side wheel (always support the vehicle with a jack stand or similar firm stand) and removing the covers inside the wheel well. These are easily removed by lifting the round black push in keepers with a small straight slot screwdriver. Use the wrench from above to hold the pulley in place. Good luck. Gregory
If you have ever replaced a water pump on any vehicle the answer would be "yes" you can do it yourself.
$1000 to $2500 depending on the quality of parts and mechanic
I was told by a mechanic I called that to replace the headgasket for a 95 sw1 will be around 800-1100 depending on how much machining is needed. SOHC engine is known for cracking heads. Reman head from Saturn is approx $300. If you need a head I/d say at least 1000
parts and labor it should run you about $300 and change. Replace the drvive belts too.
Slap yourself repeatedly and then call a mechanic like you should have in the first place!
When I had my 97 Saturn I asked my mechanic that same question. I was told there is no timing belt on this car. The engine uses all gears.
There is a detailed description of how to do this at the following URL. It is for a Saturn SL2, but should be similar for your Saturn Vue.http://www.ehow.com/how_5014553_replace-wheel-bearings-saturn-sl.html
If you do not know how to replace it, then you should not try to replace it. If you want to know WHERE it is, then look near the thermostat housing.
Take it to a mechanic . That should be ur best bet
It will take like 2 to 5 mins
It should be under the dash between the radio and accelerator. You can change it yourself, but it will have to be programmed by a dealer or mechanic.
Do it yourself, or mechanic? If you do it yourself your looking at $17.14 from partstrain.com. However, im sure if you took it to a mechanic they would tell you at least $80.
You should ask a mechanic who fixes cars. How will we know?
Someone who owns a Saturn SUV should take their vehicle when it is need of repairing to either a dealership which sells Saturn vehicles and has a repair garage. Also one could take it to a mechanic that knows how to work on Saturn vehicles and is able to tell the owner what repairs need to be fixed and knows how to fix the repairs as well.
valve adjustment should be done only by someone with experance,lifter replacment only by a mechanic ether done wrong will be very costly.
You can take it to a local mechanic or car shop and they should be able to get it out for you. I wouldn't try and do it yourself.
around $1000 us
no it could keep your electric fans from coming on if your mechanic broke it you should have your mechanic replace it
The engine warning wrench icon is a reference to a problem with the engine. The engine should be checked by a certified mechanic.
If you changed them yourself it is recommended that you get an alignment done or do the alignment yourself. If a shop or mechanic did the work they should have done the alignment themselves.
When searching for a Saturn replacement glass, one should find their local Saturn dealer. Their service agents can assist one to order and replace a broken glass.
Rather than fixing it yourself, you should take it to a professional.
YES BUT. YOU SHOULD USE THE 1996 CRANKSHAFT AND THE 1996 INTAKE SO YOU NEED TO DISASEMBLE BOTH ENGINE TO DO ONE
If you buy blue xenon bulbs they are easily fittable to headlights on most car designs. Any mechanic should be able to do it or you can also do it yourself. If you take it to a mechanic bring the bulbs with you.
You should visit a local mechanic to get it working because working on it yourself could cause it to have further problems and you should get it done professionally.