Question about Saturn Cars & Trucks
I haven't done any work personally but a friend took my motor apart and found my piston rings needed replacing. Its been over 2 weeks and nothing has been done. so I would like to know what I have to do to do it myself.
With friends like this.... If you seriously want to try it-I hope he laid everything out in an orderly way-my advice would be to buy a Haynes repair manual for your Saturn. There will be a section or chapter on engine rebuilding-read it thoroughly. Do not hesitate to consult friends or mechanics on any part or procedure you are not clear on. Engine assembly lube, a good torque wrench, acetone or brakleen- a good cleaner that leaves no residue, check out engine assembly videos on youtube, lots of rags and wipes-cleanliness of every part and fluid passage and threaded hole is absolutely essential...it's ok to give up on the engine-don't give up on the car, just swap in a used engine if it overwhelms you. Finally, give your friend a black eye, lol.
Good luck, buy the manual.
Posted on Jul 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are that deep into things you will do poorly without a good manual. Are the pistons new or used?If they are used you need to completly clean the ring grooves in the pistons or the new rings will stick and gall.Did you remove the ridge at the top of the cylinders? If not there is a good the top ring will either break or bust the upper land off of the piston. Hopefully you had a machine shop go through the block. Check the ring manufacture's web site. I am sure they will have tips and instructions.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Yes, you can, but not exactly recommended. If you are going to go that deep into it, then might as well do everything else. However, being unemployed tends to have a negative impact on the wallet....
I suspect it is more than just rings. I think that the walls have been scored badly as well. You may be able to use a borescope to take a peak into the cylinder through spark plug hole. Move the piston to bottom of stroke, and see what you can see. If scarred, much work will be needed. If hatches look alright, then you might be able to get away with just rings.
What kind of compression are you getting on #1 vs #2? This also might be a blown headgasket into an oil passage, or the head (perhaps block?) is ever so slightly warped in this area.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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The four round rubber seals are for the spark plug holes. They prevent oil under the valve cover from getting out around the spark plugs. If you pull a plug and find that it is particularly oil soaked (not the part that goes into the head, but the part that you put the plug wrench on to remove it), that will tell you that those seals are leaking.
Hope this answers your question, and is helpful.
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
try changing the lambada sensor ,should be only one on this age vehicle but again i could be wrong if its a californian spec vehicle
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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