1993 saturn sl2
1993 saturn sl2 questions and answers
Q: How do I change the passenger side inner tie rod on a 1993 Saturn SL2?
Are there any special tools I might need, and what procedure do I follow? I've been trying to change this, along with the outer tie rod, but I can't get either one of them off. There is a large boot covering the far end of the inner tie rod, I can slide it back some, but I can't seem to get it off. Any suggestions would be great.
A: Yes, you need a inner tie-rod remover tool you can get at the parts store. First, put P B Blaster on the nuts. Then, loosen the outer tie-rod lock nut. Next, take the out tie-rod off and count how many times you turn it, so you can put it back in the same place. Then, take off the boot covering the inner tie-rod,(try to reuse the clamp...if not , put a hose clamp on it). Then, use the remover tool to take it off. I have used a small pipe wrench to remove them b4, if there is room. Put on new part....make sure its tight...and reverse the process to finish.
Q: can i install subs and an amp without drilling through the firewall on a 1993 saturn sl2?
im trying to install 2 mtx subs and a pioneer amp without drilling through the firewall is there any way to get the 4 or 8 gauge power wire from the amp to the battery without drilling
A: yeah sure look under the steering column and look for a large bundle of wires going through the firewall simply find where those wires come out on the engine side and make a small hole in the gromit around the hole and push the power lead u are running through
Q: 1993 Saturn SL2 exhaust problems and overheating?
My 93 SL2 has a few problems. I'll focus on two. The exhaust manifold pipe is unhooked from the flexpipe. I heard something about liquid lead...? Would that do the trick of sealing it back in there? Also, it could be related to this, perhaps from exhaust going straight up into the engine, the engine is running very hot compared to normal. I'm worried about it overheating. All the fluid levels are fine.
A: 1. Get the pipe fixed. Liquid lead won't do it... Go to a shop and get a new pipe ... temperatures can be in excess of 1000C! 2. Overheating: Once you get your pipes fixed, check for a fouled plug 3. Please don't leave it idling... a) Carbon monoxide will KILL you... Idling in city traffic will not allow the fumes to vent properly... b) idling with a fouled plug and an open exhaust over extended time is a recipe for calling the fire department!!! I guarantee you no car company ever tests that condition!!!
Q: Saturn sl2 1993 inside lights messed up?
My question is, When I turn the car on with the headlights off the radio light stays on but when its night time and when I turn my headlights on the radio light goes off and all the other lights such as the rpm mph etc lights go on inside the car if anyone knows how to fix this that would be great i am really sick of turning off my lights while driving in the middle of the night to see what time it is.
A: if you have the gm radio still the display is burnt out! Take it to gm and have ther aftermarket raido installer look at it! I know at my dealership the people we use charge $50.00 cad!
Q: How to avoid the insurance company wanting to total your car?
I have a 1993 Saturn SL2 i just bought it less then a year ago for 3200 plus tax and title $3600 total, put new tires and brakes so I have over 4k invested, this is my biggest asset, not a home owner yet. The other car hit me, damage isnt that bad at all but I dont know what to expect their insurance company to pay for repairs before its considered a total loss. Should I have my own estamates before meeting with their appraiser?
A: If the cost of repairs exceed the value of your vehicle it's a total. By law it has to be totaled. If you retain salvage, they will pay you te value of the car less salvage fees. The title will be rebranded as salvage and you can do whatever you want with the car at that point.
Q: How much would I get if insurance company totals my car?
How much can I expect them to pay for my repair bill before they total my car? How much would I get for it once they total it? Car: 1993 Saturn SL2 State: Ohio Miles:110500 Second Owner Purchased June 2006 for $3600 after Tax and Title There are no other 93 Saturn SL2 within 200 miles of me. All options, pr doors, pr windows, cruise, ABS, Traction Control, Automatic Trans, Alloy Wheels.
A: You'll get what they consider the current market value for that car -- or what you would have to pay to buy another car of the same make/model, same equipment, same mileage, and same condition. Check www.kbb.com for approximate values. Of course, an insurance company can offer you anything they like. If it's too low, based on your research, you can negotiate with them if you show them your information. You might win, you might not. At some point, they'll make you a take-it-or-leave-it offer and if you don't like you can take them to court.
Q: Is it better for the environment to keep the old car or get a new one?
I'm certainly aware that newer cars (especially hybrids) get much better gas mileage than previous models, which is better for the environment, or is it? What about the cost to the environment to build these new cars? How long do they last compared to older cars? I drive a 1993 Saturn SL2, and I'm just curious on what would be the impact if I got a different car (just wondering, there is no way I could afford a new car) like a prius or insight. What if I sold this car and got a new prius? What if I crush this car and got a new prius? What about selling it to a scrapyard? (There is no way I do either of the last 2, my car runs perfectly fine, lol) Just curious on how much of a difference these things really make.
A: It's kinda like the question which came first, the chicken or the egg? If you take your old car to a salvage yard or recycle center, and buy a new car. As far as how long they will last, well. only time will tell. The hybreds are still too new to tell, but knowing the quality of new cars these days, I would say it's a safe bet to purchase a "newer" one.
Q: Saturn problems?
Someone Help I have a 1993 Saturn SL2, I left my driveway this morning to go, to town, when it lift the driveway it was running fine, but when I got to town, and stopped at a red light, when it turned green, I gave it the gas, it just “put, put, put” on across the intersection, I kept patting the gas, it finely caught, and ran till it got to the next stop sign, It did the same thing, I toke it out of gear, put it in neutral, patted the gas a few times, it ran fine, put it back into drive, “the put, put again” I got to were I was going, I got back into the car again in about 30 to 40 minute, drove home, and it did fine. Is there anyone who can tell me what this might could be?
A: I like the other answer There are about 14 things it could be, bad gas/ dirty fuel filter/ Fuel pump/ air filter/ tune up/.....
Q: Anyone who is knowledgable with vehicile repairs?
I put my car in park while it was still going and now my gear shifter doesn't act right. It is an automatic transmission and now the car will not stay in drive. I have to hold it in drive but it still goes. Also It will not go into 1 or 2 but it will go into Park Reverse and Drive. So my question is this how much will this cost to repair? Is there anyway I could repair it myself? What should I do? The vehicle is a 1993 Saturn SL2.
A: It is not the shifter it is the transmission. You mangled the mechanical connection to the valve body or bent something in the valve body. The valve body is the section that controls the shifting and gear selection inside the transmission. When you put a auto in to park it ingauges a hook called the parking prawl into a hole in the output shaft causing the transmission to lock. with evrything still turning stuff bends and breaks, You need a new transmission!
Q: Failed NJ Car Inspection twice for emmisions. Do they just keep letting you fail or do they impound your car?
I have a 1993 Saturn SL2. Its failed twice so far for NJ State Car Inspection for emmsions. It is getting better, but Im worried... Do they take your car eventually or do they let you keep going through inspection? So far I have had the oil changed, the engine cleaned, and then recently, the pvc valve changed and the catalytic converter replaced. So I am trying to get it passed.
A: In New Jersey if you fail your inspection, you will be allowed a specified amount of time to have the necessary repairs completed and your vehicle re-inspected. You can either have the repairs completed by a registered Emissions Repair Facility (ERF) or you can make them yourself. When you fail the inspection, you will get an Emissions Repair Form and a Vehicle Inspection Report that will help determine what caused the emissions problem. New Jersey Administrative Code 13:20-43.12 speaks about inspection extensions. Here it states that the owner of a motor vehicle registered in NJ which has failed inspection and requires repairs, other than repairs required to be made pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:20-7.6 (immediate repairs needed due to hazard), which cannot be completed prior to the date by which the motor vehicle must be presented for re-inspection due to the nature of the repairs which are required, shall notify the Division of the date upon which the repairs to the motor vehicle shall be completed. If a current registration has been issued for the motor vehicle, the inspection Director may issue a letter extending the time period in which to have the motor vehicle re-inspected. 1-888-656-6867, the number that the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) gives for questions regarding inspections. Here they should be able to tell you for certain if you can drive your car with your extension.
Q: Is it safe to drive with a bad spindle?
My 1993 Saturn sl2 has a bad passenger wheel spindle. I thought it was the bearing, but the guy at the machine shop said it was the spindle. The junkyard I got it from is closed for 2 weeks for deer season. I just wanted to know if it is safe to drive with a bad wheel spindle. I also have a hub with a bearing that is starting to go bad, so I was wondering which one I should install on the car. Thanks.
A: no if the spindle breaks you will have no control and probably wreck the car far as the hub and bearing i would just replace them both at the same time hope this helps
Q: What add-ons are best for my car?
I'm looking to update my car and already have planned to paint it. I also just installed a new audio system, what else can I do to it? I am looking for valuable add-ons that will also help me ask for a higher price when I sell. I have a 1993 Saturn SL2 in great condition. Thanks In Advance.
A: Try a body kit.
Q: Is it easy to install a catalyst converter?
i want to attemp it myself instead of taking it to a shop. Is it doable? I have a saturn sl2 1993.
A: Without even being familiar with your car I will tell you this: DON'T TOUCH IT. You won't be able to work on it. Any catalytic converter on a twenty year old car will need lift, a torch, a welder, and someone experienced with them all. And expect that more of the exhaust systems parts are going to be changed as well. It's a lot of work on your back. I was an exhaust mechanic for years and I wouldn't even try it now, not without a shop. Look for someone you can trust, someone local. Stay away from the nationalized, franchised companies if you can. Trust me on that one.
Q: What does it mean when the "check engine soon" light comes on & goes off...then comes back on?
My car is a 1993 Saturn SL2...I've heard maybe it could be an oxygen sensor.
A: it may be an oxygen sensor but they are one of the most reliable pollution items on your car there are millions replaced annualy that are working fine. It probably means your car is nearing a mfg. scheduled engine check. These lights cause a lot of folks mostly women to get nervous and run to the dealer and say fix what ever you think is wrong. Then after several hundred dollars worth of unneeded repairs the light goes out until the next scheduled mystery problem. Please go to exxonmobile .com for the best explanation of these code lights.
Q: If u drive with ur car running rich will it foul the spark plugs?
I have a 1993 SL2 Saturn
A: Oh yeah. And depending on the heat range of the plugs it can burn the tip and even crack the ceramic insulator of the plug.