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Is there a how to diagram on replacing a valve cover gasket for a 1998 Saturn SL2?

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    yes there is, in the GM factory repair manual.



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No real diagram, just unbolt valve cover,has rubber seals that fit in groove.

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My 1998 Saturn sl2 is constantly leaking oil from the valve cover, what is the best fix.

You have to apply a dab of RTV sealant where the timing chain assembly meets the cylinder head. And you have to be very careful when tightening the valve cover bolts. Overtightening causes leaks.

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96 Saturn sl2,smoke problem will a bad valve cover gasket make vehicle smoke like crazy out exhaust system

What color is the smoke? White or Blue?
If it's more white than blue you probably have a bad head gasket or a warped / cracked head. The smoke you're seeing is coolant seeping into a combustion chamber. Major job.

If it's more blue/grey you might have rings that are shot, or a piston that has a hole in it.

Either way, it really doesn't have much to do with that valve cover gasket; that gasket will just make it leak oil. If it get's on the exhaust it will smoke, but not out the tailpipe.

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1996 Saturn sl2 emitting kinda heavy white smoke only when reved car was sitting replaced valve cover gasket and gas lines please help

White smoke usually indicates there is a problem with the cooling system to the engine. Here are some things I would check.
Hose from radiator to thermostat
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You could do a leak test where you put compressed air into the cylinder to check for a valve problem. You have to take the valve cover off to make sure the valves are closed.
Either way you'll probably have to pull the head to check the gasket and head for a crack.

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Timing belt replace 2000 saturn sl2

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I have a 1998 Saturn SL2 and when I go to start it, it clicks like it doesn't want to start and then will finally turn over. Once its warmed up it starts up just fine. Is that a starter problem? At...

Sounds like u have a few problems happening there. Sounds like your dealing w a weak battery & head gasket problem. Get it to started first but don't run it too long (HOT), then deal w the head problem. Good luck

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I have a 1998 saturn SL2 with a LL1.9LL4 engine, want to switch out with a 1998 saturn SW2SW wagon with a 16 valve twin cam will this work? SL2 engine blown, SW2SW ****** is going!

If you are replacing a DOHC 1998 engine with another DOHC 1998 engine yes it will work. Saturn only made two engines from 91-99 and they all had the same block, difference some were SOHC and others were DOHC. The number "1" after SL or SC or SW means SOHC while the number "2" after SC or SL or SW means a DOHC.

Note if one is an auto and the other manual you are going to have to swap the flywheel/ring gear stuff over.

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The valve cover is on top of the motor. There are about 10-12 Torx bit bolts that need to be removed. Also remove the spark plug wires, good idea to label them. It will be a little tough to get the valve cover off, because from the factory they only use silicone as a gasket. A puddy knife might be helpful in seperating the cover from the head. Once the valve cover is off you'll need to clean the old silicone off. Install the new gasket, and reinstall the valve cover.

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Heavy ticking from top of motor on 1998 sl2. Thinking it's the timing chain at first but it is really sounding heavy on top of valve cover. Is it timing chain or valves. If valves what is likely cause....

Check your oil first. I guarantee your car burns oil and it may be very low on low. The ticking may be a lifter starved for oil or one that has debris in or on it. The timing chain usually makes a "slapping" sound when it gets slack in it from lack of tensioner adjustment.

A sure fire way to check the timing chain if you are concerned is to take off the valve cover (also a good time to replace the valve cover gasket). Then you can see the chain and feel and see if there is any slack in it.

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