visit your local parts place and have a look in the manual.
First you loosen 11 Bolts with a 10mm socket,after you take out the sparkplug boots,Gently pry up cover with a flat head screwdriver,your done!
Get a service manual. Removal of the timing chain cover and head is needed first.
The PVC valve is not held in by any nuts or bolts. Just pull on it to remove it.
CPS is located above the starter on the back side of the engine held in with a 10mm bolts.
On the back of the head, just above the transmission bell housing,
You have too remove the outside door skin, there are torx head bolts all the way around the inside of the door. Once its removed you will be able to see the lock solenoid.
The only hard part is the EGR valve assembly. The head on the newer Saturn is slightly different, making it necessary to find a work-around for the EGR valve.
The sensor is threaded into the coolant passage in the back of the cylinder head.
Depending on the year, the EGR valve is easily removed by removing the electrical connector and the bolts. Looking down at the engine from in front of the vehicle, the EGR valve is connected to the right side of the head, just above the transmission bell housing.
overheating is #1 answer for blown head gaskets!
The starter is right in front on the SL2.
1993 Saturn sl2
22 foot lbs first pass 37 plus 90 degrees second pass new bolts are required this is for a 2002 sl1 sl2 same good luck
Nevermind, I found it. In case someone else needs to know, the expansion valve is located behind the engine and bolts right to the firewall. There are 2 lines going into it that have to be unbolted, and 2 bolts holding the valve to the firewall.
First you have to get to the Serpentine belt side of the engine, that typically means removing the passenger side motor mount. Remove whatever is in the way; Any coolant hoses that are blocking access, Radiator fan, AC compressor (don't disconnect the hoses, just unbolt it then lift it to the side. Once you have easy access, remove the upper head cover, spark plugs/wires (mark them so you'll know where they go when you're putting it back together). In times past it was called the rocker cover, but now there are no rockers, it's just the two camshafts in a Saturn SL2. Once you get to that point, the head bolts are easily accessible. Remove the exhaust manifold. (that's when it's important to have the radiator fan out of the way) You will also need to remove the front timing cover, and timing components. there is a procedure for removing the timing chain so that you dont damage the valves inside the cylinder head. also, some late model 98 DOHC engines use a different cylinder head setup, and you will have to remove the camshafts in order to gain access to the head bolts. there is a sequence in removing the head bolts so that you dont warp the cylinder head. same for installation. You can disconnect the down pipe from the exhaust manifold, and leave the radiator in place. the body has enough clearance to remove the cylinder head with both the intake and exhaust manifold in place.
most likely a blown head gasket, cracked head, or bad intake gasket. with the s series. i would venture to say blown head gasket.
follow the 2 water hoses off your radiator. one will lead to a housing containing the thermostat. usually has 2-3 bolts.
7 quarts of coolant will fill your sl2
The DOHC SL2 has a timing chain.
ON my 1999 sl2 it is the transmission fluid dipstick
do a 99 Saturn sl2 have a transmission pan gasket
If I remember correctly, the 95 SL2 has a 12.8 gallon tank.