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1997 Saturn SW 1 is spraying every were we think it is a crack cylinder head and to fix it/check it will cast about 2500 is it worth it? and can you switch a engine from a automatic transmission car to a standard transmission car.

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U mean manual trans?? if so, u can but it is not simple

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97 Saturn sc1 fixed haed gasket and it's still blowing white smok, what could it be?


water getting into cylinders causes white smoke maybe a crack in cylinder head any misfiring from engine

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Coolant keeps getting low but there are no leaks and it never runs hot


Hello and welcome. I suspect cracked cylinder heads. this engine is very well know for heads cracking. what you need to to inspect for cracked heads. pull off both valve covers and inspect the cylinder heads using these instructions.

Some vehicles may experience a gradual coolant loss over time. A very low percentage of cylinder head(s) manufactured with an embossed Castech logo may develop a porosity crack in a very specific area.
Inspect the cylinder head assembly to determine if the casting was manufactured by Castech. This can be accomplished by inspecting for their casting logo located on top of the intake port, under the rocker arm support rail and in the spring deck cavity portion of the cylinder head.

If the cylinder head(s) is a Castech casting (1), inspect the area around the five oil drain holes for witness marks indicating coolant seepage over time (2).


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Where is the thermostat located on a 1995 Saturn SW series, 1.9L engine? My temp sometimes runs higher than normal, and have been told that the thermostat might be sticking.


i am not sure here as never seen a saturn but as its a GM product and a 1.9 engine i think it may have the same engine as a europeon opel product ,if it is then its behind the timing belt cover on the cylinder head .But iam no doubt wrong ?? but i could be right

Jul 24, 2010 | 1996 Saturn SW

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Head gasket how do i fix it and i need pictures


Replacing the head gasket is a major engine job (it involves practically dismantling it) that requires special tools and expertise. If you don't have both then don't even think about trying it, a cracked head is highly expensive.
Take your car to a shop, it will be cheaper in the end.

Jun 19, 2010 | 1999 Saturn SW

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WHAT IS THE COST OF REPAIR ON A HEAD GASKET FOR A 1997 SATURN SC? THANKS, JOE


1.9L SOHC - head gasket set which includes all gaskets needed to remove cylinder head with thermostat runs about $150.00. Head mechine ( check for cracks and milled ) $145.00. Labor time to remove and reinstall cylinder head 8.5 hrs X shops labor rate.

1.9L DOHC - head gasket set and thermostat runs about $210.00. Head mechine $175.00. Labor to remove and reinstall cylinder head 10.7 hrs X shop labor rate.

Labor times per Mitchell labor book, this is a guide all repair shops used.

Jan 12, 2010 | 1997 Saturn SC

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Have a check engine light on 2003 Kia Spectra GS. Told by mechanic that the codes state cylinder misfire in 2 cylinders and thinks it's a blown head gasket or cracked valve. Could it be that the wires or...


i think he is wrong ....check plugs wires and for vacuum leaks common for intake gaskets i have changed 3 this year and all had cyl misfire related codes

Nov 16, 2009 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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1997 Saturn SL-2 DOHC cracked head?


not really your head holds alot of pressure any temp. fix will just break

Sep 26, 2009 | 1997 Saturn SL

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My car ran hot and I want to know is it gonna be a lot of money to get it fixed?


You can answer your own question better than anyone. Check coolant level and thermostat operation first. Check everything for leaks. Coolant coming out of anywhere is not acceptable. White smoke from tail pipe, coolant in engine oil or oil in coolant, indicates an internal engine problem (head gasket or internal crack). I've listed a bunch of stuff. It's up to you to check and narrow down the problem!!!
good luck, post back if you need help with any of this.

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Replacing head on 97 Saturn SC2


basically there wanting to know if its a single or double cam your particular model is a double over head cam. casting number should be next to the intake. and slant cam

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1997 SATURN SL 4 DR.. HIGH IDEL DURING AND BETWEEN SHIFTS


Pull the engine coolant temp sensor, I know it sounds funny but do it if your looking at the engine it is located on the right side of the head.. chances are the ceramic tip on the sensor is cracked.. 15 dollar fix or so should take away from the high idle.. let me know how it works

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