- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Go ahead , give it a try . It's not that bad . Just make sure the surface the water pump mounts to is clean , free of old gasket . Also use tack spray to hold gasket inplace . Part stores will have it . Watch the video a few times , keep parts and bolts that belong together , together .You have to learn some how .
Knowing which engine you have in your car would be immensely helpful in this case. The 2.4 L and 3.5L engine can be removed from under the car. The 3.6L engine requires the timing cover be removed. The more you know....
I have a 2008 Saturn Aura. Your car should have an oil life system. Depending on how you drive it will turn on a message to tell you to change oil. After you change oil and filter make sure you reset the oil life system. Get in car Turn key on press accelerator all the way to the floor 3 times within 5 seconds. Use 5W30 oil. I use Mobil 1 Extended and change my oil every 6,000 miles. (I'm a retired Cadillac Technician)
Those are both hardy parts that should last close to 100,000 miles, but if you need to replace them it's not real difficult, especially since there's plenty of room under the hood. The alternator is a matter of 3 or 4 bolts. Remove the plug-in wire harness from the alternator, loosen the adjuster bolt to take tension off the belt, then remove the mounting bolts and pull the alternator. Reverse the steps for the install. For the thermostat, follow the upper radiator hose to the point where it enters the engine. The hose is connected to a metal housing that's bolted to the engine. Unbolt the housing from the engine to expose the thermostat. Lift the thermostat out, remove all traces of gasket from the housing and engine, then install the new thermostat and gasket.
According to other forums I checked, the word is that the fuel filter is in the fuel tank and does not need to be replaced. I would simply call a Saturn Dealer service department and confirm that this is true.