Old Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jonnie Santos, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. I ran across these from my old Yahoo Groups file - thought I'd post for
    reference. (I assume the table below will get trashed - will find out after
    I post)

    Q What is a CTS?

    A Coolant Temp Sensor

    Q What is a ATS?

    A Air Temp Sensor

    Q What is a PCM?

    A Power Control Module (Car's Brain/Computer)

    Q Which models have OnStar as an available option?

    A '02 L-Series, '03 L-Series, VUE and ION

    Q What is camber?

    A Inward or outward tilt of the wheel at the top.

    Q What is Dielectric Grease ?

    A Non-conductive lubricant typically used between spark plugs and boots

    Q What percentage does Saturn allow for a GM discount?

    A 10% for GMS Employee Discount and 5% for GM Supplier Discount

    Q How many cubic inches does the 1.9L (1901 cc) S motor displace?

    A 116

    Q How much torque should be used on the wheel nuts of S Series cars?

    A 103 ft. lbs. (and recheck them again 30-50 miles later)

    Q What year did the S Series single cam engine's output change from 85 to
    100 bhp?

    A 1995

    Q How long is the extended warranty for (some) 1997 fuel pumps?

    A 6 years or 75,000 miles

    Q What is the phone number for warranty and service problems?

    A 1-800-553-6000, prompt #3

    From page 15, chapter 4: Chilton's 1991-1998 Repair Manual
    (If you found this info useful, please consider buying a copy of one of
    their manuals - thanks.)

    Sensor resistance chart for the CTS and ATS (edited version).



    77k - 109k

    39k - 53k

    21k - 27k

    11k - 15k

    6.6k - 8.4k

    3.9k - 4.5k

    2.4k - 2.7k

    1.5k - 1.7k

    .98k - 1.1k

    650 - 730

    430 - 480

    302 - 334

    215 - 235

    159 - 172

    104 - 113

    63 - 68
    Jonnie Santos, Sep 23, 2003
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