Saturn (car)

This category covers questions about Saturn Corporation, a car manufacturer and subsidiary of General Motors. All production of Saturn-brand vehicles were halted on October 1, 2009.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Saturn (car)
Saturn S-Series

Where is ac dryer located on a 2001 Saturn sl1?

If you follow the hoses from the compressor, one will lead to the dryer. One side of the dryer connects to the condenser, so look around it and the radiator.

On my '99 SL2, it sits beneath the battery on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Hope this helps a little.

Car Batteries
Saturn (car)

How do you remove a battery from a 2002 Saturn L300?

Your going to need 6 milk bottles, a tuning fork, a bottle of lotion, and a hammer.

Saturn (car)
Toyota Camry
Volvo 850

How do you replace the thermostat located on a 1992 Saturn?

Drain the water from the cooling system of your 1992 Saturn. Remove the water hose. Remove the thermostat housing retaining bolts. Take the thermostat out. Reverse the process to install the new thermostat.

Clutches and Flywheels
Saturn (car)
Saturn S-Series

Why is the gear shift cable on the 2000 Saturn SL a two cable system and should it cost 300 to fix it at an auto shop?

It uses two cables because one cable is used to pull the gear selector toward Low and the other cable is to pull the gear selector toward Park. If one is bad, you should always replace both.

It's expensive because they are somewhat annoying and time consuming to get to, and each cable costs typically over $40.

You really shouldn't expect to get out of a shop for under $200 labor, so it's about right.

Saturn (car)
Windows and Mirrors
Saturn Vue

How do you replace the side mirror on a Saturn?

Remove the panel on top of the door panel it's a little access panel that clips on. After doing so their are 3 ten milimeter bolts hoding the mirror to the door. If it's a manual mirror on the drivers side then there will be one screw holding the lever in the panel and u have to remove that screw to remove the mirror.

Starters and Ignition Systems
Saturn (car)
Ford Ranger
Ford F-150

How do you replace the ignition switch on a '94 Saturn station wagon?

switch removal1. disconnect negative battery cable2. remove the steering wheel3. unplug the wires from the switch, remove the bolts and lift switch off steering column

ignition lock cylinder removal1. disconnect negative battery cable2. remove the steering wheel3. remove the knee bolster and steering column cover screws4. separate the steering column covers and pull the upper cover up for access to the lock release tab5. with the key in the acc position, depress the release tab, then pull the lock cylinder straight out and remove it from the steering column.

Oil and Oil Filters
Saturn (car)
Saturn S-Series

Can you slow oil burning using heavier motor oil 99 SATURN?

Heavier oil will move slower and maintain higher oil pressure. The heavier oil will be slower to get past the piston rings and the valve stem seals, resulting in less oil burning.

Heavier oil is generally better for worn engines, but if the engine isn't worn, you should use the thinner grades of oil, as originally recommended.

Saturn (car)
AMD Microprocessors

Where can you look at a 1996 Saturn SL1 manual without buying it?

Call the library's around your area many have such books. , EzForJesus has manuals for almost every car (including pictures) on their website, just go to repair information.

An auto wrecker is a good place to pick one up cheap ... I know you don't want to buy one, but it could be just a few bucks.

Saturn (car)
Air Conditioning and Coolant

How do you install freon on a Saturn SL1?

If it is a Saturn it will probably have R 134a in the AC system. Don't listen to these scam artists about taking your car to an AC specialist and let them shake you down for a couple of thousand bucks...Most likely all you need to do is stop by one of the better car parts stores and pick up a refill can.Advance Auto parts has a good one for about $30. It has an 18 oz.can of refrigerent(r134a) with a gauge on top and the supply hose already attached. Just read the directions on the can thoroughly before getting started.I have owned my 1995 SL-! and today was the first time in 15 years I had to do anything to the AC.When the LO side line pressure gets a little below 45 psi...It will not engage the compressr clutch and the radiator fan will not run.

I parked my car with the brake set and had it in PARK. I let it run for about 5 min. and then hooked up the can's supply hose to the low pressure line.The hose fittings will only fit that one oriface. The time I spent letting the car warm up I shook the refrigerant can as the instrustions reccomended. I put the hose on the LO pressure line and immediately got a reading of about 35 lbs. I pushed the fill button and watched as the refigerant and oil began to flow.In only a little bit of time...maybe a minute the AC clutch engaged and the radiator fan began running. I watched and filled the system according to the area outlined on the gauge...IT WAS ABOVE 45 LBS!!! I did not worry about that because I knew the system would not run at a little below 45 psi. I disconnected the hose and drove off down the road as my AC began to chill the inside of my car down. These touch up cans today not only have rhe refrigerant in them,but contain compressor oil and a rust inhibator as well as compounds that make your AC run very cool almost ice cold. The refrigerant gas does not go bad under pressure. These shysters in the AC shops will say anything to get you in so they can jam a screwdriver in a heat exchanger or bleed a few lbs. of gas off and tell you your system is very low whilst selling you your own refrigerant back. I take them with a grain of salt. I watched an expo on 60 minutes once where 3 AC techs came back to back and told the owners their system was low. They put so much freon in it that it blew up....hehehe Good Luck.

Saturn (car)
Ford Ranger
Buick Park Avenue
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Where is the air bag modulator in a '95 Saturn?

The airbag modulator should be located inside the middle console of the car where the transmission shifter is located or directly behind it. The cover needs to be removed to get access to the modulator.

Clutches and Flywheels
Saturn (car)

Ho to Adjust clutch on 97 Saturn sl1?

You cannot adjust the clutch on the s-series.

Serpentine Belts
Saturn (car)
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

How do you put a serpentine belt on a 1992 Saturn 4 door?

Look under hood for accessory belt diagram. Depress tensioner arm with 14mm wrench to loosen and remove belt. Depress tensioner arm to install new belt. Follow diagram for routing. Make sure belt is aligned and ribs are in any pulley groves.

Saturn (car)
Chevy Silverado
Crankshaft Sensors
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is the crankshaft sensor on a 2000 Saturn 3.0 liter?

It is located on the backside of the engine block just above the starter motor. If you raise the car up on stands and scoot way underneath you will be able to feel it above the starter. don't confuse it with the transmission speed sensor which is easily viewed below and to the side of the starter

Dashboard Lights and Gauges
Saturn (car)

Dash lights on 2000 Saturn not working?

Probably a fuse, check to see if your horn works, really!

Saturn S-Series
Saturn (car)
Heater Cores and Blower Fans

Where is the blower motor location in 2000 Saturn?

Above the passengers feet. 3 8mm screws hold it in

Saturn (car)

How do you silence a squealing belt on a 1996 Saturn and should the belt be replaced before repairing the crank seal?

replace the belt

they should be done at the same time

oil from the crank may be getting onto the belt which will trash it quick

Your belts just may need tightened.... more than likely that is the problem. If the belts were just replaced within a reasonable time that should be it. If you don't know how to do it yourself, go buy a Chiltons manual at Auto Zone or any other auto parts store, they cost about 25 dollars but for most repairs on your car you can do it yourself. The manual will definitly tell you how tighten your belt. If you don't want to go that route pull up to a mechanic, be real with them and ask them if they could take one minute to tighten your belt or if they will show you how to.. If they are a human being they will probably show you. And also if oil gets on the belt that gets bad, so make sure there are no oil or fluids getting on the belt.

the Saturn has an automatic belt tensioner if your belt is slipping you need to change the tensioner in Canada i paid 185.00 for a new one good luck

Saturn (car)
Saturn S-Series

How do you unlock Saturn's engine?

A locked up enguine cannot be unlocked

Saturn (car)
Chevy Blazer S-10
Timing Belts and Chains
Ford Ranger XLT

Where is the timing chain on a '92 Saturn located and how do you fix it?

The timing chain on your Saturn is located on the left side of the engine as you are looking at it from the front of the car. If you are ambitious and mechanically inclined, the timing chain is fairly simple to do. It does however require some time and effort to gain access. I suggest that the timing chain be purchase from Saturn because they have an upgrade kit for the oil pump to help lube the new chain more efficiently. The old chain relies on oil run off from the head.

Saturn (car)

Why after replacing the serpentine belt and the tensioner on a 1995 Saturn would the belt still appear to be loose?

I would say it can only be one of two things. Either the belt is not the correct size for your vehicle or the tensioner is not installed correctly (or no longer functioning properly).

-we had a 97 with a cracked tensioner and that's what it did so pop the tensioner off and vuisually inspect it. that's probably your problem. we have replaced ours twice. good luck

Power Steering
Saturn (car)
Grand Am GT

Does power steering fluid expand?

Yes somewhat when it gets hot, but not enough to matter one way or another. Check the fluid as instructed in your owner's manual or what is written on the reservoir cap.

Starters and Ignition Systems
Saturn (car)
Toyota Tundra
Ford F-250

How do you replace the starter on a 1992 Saturn?

well since the starter is on the the bottom of the engine the easiest way is to pull the engine or getting it up on a lift and taking it out. BUT most of the time the easiest way is to pull the engine

I own a 93 and I just did it.... also I'm a mechanic sooo take off the intake and you can get at it easily

On a 1993 the starter is easily removed with only two nuts and two bolts. Remove the large nut on the large wire from underneath. Remove the lower starter bolt, using and extension have someone looking from the top observe the socket and the bolt head have them direct the socket to find the head of the bolt. It hard to see and they have to look through a small slot in the manifold. Remove the bolt. Lower the starter and remove the last small nut holding the wires. PS I'm not a mechanic.

Saturn (car)
Saturn S-Series

Where is the PCM in a Saturn?

I don't know what kind of Saturn you have but it probably is in the right kick panel by the pass right foot. The PCM is located inside the passenger compartment under the dashboard tucked into the corner near the ABS module on the driver's side. The PCM is easily distinguished by the aluminum fins attached to the bottom of the module. BUT on a 1992 Saturn it is on the DRIVERS side. Look up under the dash to door side. You'll see it. 3 wire harnesses attached. ONE phillips-head-type bolt holds in it. About a half a twist on it and tug a little and it should drop right down. cheers If your Saturn is an S-Series (SC, SC1, SC2, SL, SL2, SL2, SW1 or SW2), its not on the passenger side. No Saturn S-Series had them on the passenger side. If its a 1991-1999, its just as described above. If its a 2000-2002, its just behind the battery. And a little FYI, the Saturn PCM's rarely fail. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning in a cave 1000 feet under ground than having your PCM fail.

Saturn (car)
Chevy Silverado
Door Panels and Handles
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

How do you remove an inside door panel to replace speakers in a 1995 Saturn?

Using a small screwdriver carefully pry speaker grill off to gain access. No need to remove whole door panel

The speaker grill is an integral part of the door panel itself - it cannot be simply removed with a screwdriver, as suggested. It's all one molded piece.

Well, on a 97 Saturn (probably similar steps), you have to remove some screws (easy to spot). You then pull up on the panel along the edges to pop the plastic connectors out. Next, slide the door handle assembly to the right and push it through the hole on the panel. If you have power door locks, you need to unhook the plastic clips connected to the metal rods and pull the upper and lower rods free. Be warned, however, they are a pain in the butt to get back on the rods. Speakers are attached with sheet metal screws.

Just finished this on a 96' LS. The panel is one not try to pry the cover off the speaker. Remove 3 or 4 obvious screws. The plastic pocket for the door handle has a locking device...PUSH the pocket in and then forward. After it slides forward the center of the panel will be released. Unclip the plastic keepers on the door lock and handle, the pull out the metal rods (one up, the other down). Remove the mirror control cover (mine is black) by prying it off with need to get brutal. Set the assembley to the side. Now push the whole door panel up and off. You'll need a small Torq driver to take the speaker screws out and be gentle with the plastic expanding inserts because you will have to use them to mount the new speakers using the old screws. Figure the polarity for the original wires...I don't know.

I have a 95 SC1 and after taking off the entier door pannel, I relized it just poped up, you need someting really thin like a sharp pocket knife.

Oldsmobile Intrigue
Saturn (car)
Pontiac Montana

What sensor detects the code P0410?

secondary air injection system malfunction

This can mean a number of things, I have had this code for years and have replaced the injection motor, the shutoff valves (2 ea 1 on each bank of the motor), the 50 amp fuse, and one other item. If you dont have the intake relocation tube for the air injection motor it will just suck water and short out again. There is a TSB on this problem with suggestions to fix.

Asian Cars
Car Starting Problems
Saturn (car)
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

When starting my 99 Honda accord my key wont turn over what is the problem?

Try moving the steering wheel left and right then attempt to turn the key.


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