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How to replace ignition switch on 1996 saturn sl

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SOURCE: Replaced ignition switch on Saturn, won't recognize new switch.

Must be flashed. This is your security system. Check other GM dealers for better price.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 20002 Saturn SL, replaced steering column. How do I...

Try to start the leve key on for 10 min, turn off (wait 10 sec) then try to start again and leve on for 10 min again, turn off and try again wait 10 min, turn off for 30 sec and then start engine.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: whers is the starter on a 1996 saturn sl

Just is one way to replace. Review this:

1996 Saturn SL 1.9L MFI SOHC 4cyl


If the starter is to be replaced, remove the bracket from the old starter


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. If equipped, remove the starter shield pin by pulling on it with pliers, then lift and release the shield from the solenoid.
  4. Spray the solenoid electrical connection nuts and studs with penetrating oil, and allow it to seep in for a minute to loosen the connections. While the oil is soaking in, tag the solenoid electrical connectors for identification during assembly.
It is very important that the solenoid electrical connection nuts and studs are sprayed with penetrating oil prior to removal to avoid damage to the solenoid end cap. A cracked cap will allow debris and moisture to enter and corrode the solenoid contacts.
  1. Carefully loosen the bolts and detach the starter electrical connectors. Position the wires to the side and out of the way.
  2. Remove the lower starter mounting bolt.
  3. Using an obstruction wrench, remove the upper starter mounting bolt. If the upper starter mounting bolt cannot be reached from below the vehicle, it may be accessible from above, through the intake manifold support bracket opening.
  4. If equipped, remove the bolt attaching the starter rear support bracket to the vehicle. Rotate the starter until the bracket misses the axle shaft support bracket.
  5. Carefully support the starter, pulling it rearward and toward the left side of the vehicle to remove it.
To install:
  1. If equipped on the old starter, install the rear starter support bracket to the new starter. Tighten the bracket nuts to 7 ft. lbs. (9 Nm).
  2. Guide the starter into the bell housing and rotate the assembly until the lower bolt hole in the starter aligns.
  3. Verify that the bracket is properly aligned and loosely install the bracket bolt, then loosely install the starter mounting bolts. It may be necessary to raise or lower the vehicle for access to both the upper and lower bolts, but do not tighten any bolts until all of the mounting bolts have been started.
  4. Tighten both upper and lower starter assembly attachment bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  5. Reconnect the electrical wires and install the nuts. Be careful not to overtighten the nuts and crack the solenoid end cap. Route the wiring cable so it will not contact any rough surfaces. Tighten the starter positive terminal nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and the solenoid terminal nut to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  6. If equipped, install the starter shield and push pin, being careful that the pin is positioned for possible future removal.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable and verify operation.

Fig. Remove the starter motor dust shield retaining clip

Fig. Lift off and remove the starter motor dust shield from beneath the vehicle

Fig. Loosen the starter solenoid wiring terminal screws ...


Fig. ...then label and disengage the wiring harnesses from the starter solenoid, carefully positioning them out of the way

Fig. Loosen the lower starter motor mounting bolt ...

Fig. ...then remove the bolt from the vehicle

Fig. If accessibility is limited from below the vehicle, use the opening in the intake manifold support bracket to reach the upper starter bolt


Fig. Remove the rear mounting bracket bolt, then remove the starter from the vehicle

I hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: replace ignition switch and kew switch

***As per Haynes Manual for your Vehicle*** Warning: if your vehicle is equipped with a suplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system, always disengage airbags before working in the vicinity of the sterring wheel to avoid accidental deployment of airbags.
1. disconnect the negative cable at the battery
2. Remove the steering wheel if it interferes with the access to the steering column covers on your vehicle. Remove the steering column covers.
3. Unplug the wires from the ignition switch, remove bolts and lift the switch off the steering column.
4. Installation os the reverse of removal.

Hope this Helps! I have a an illustration and it looks that the switch is on the left side of the steering column. If you need any information or help removing the Steering wheel or steering column covers let me know! Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: replace oxygen sensor on a 1996 saturn sl

There is one before, and another after, the catalytic converter. Both are fairly cheap through many vendors on ebay. Replacing them is not hard if you have a lift and a nice long wrench. If you have neither take them to an exhaust shop and will cost less than $50 and take about a half hour. Keep away from Saturn dealer for this.

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