quick questions

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by meowwoem, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. meowwoem

    meowwoem Guest

    I have a 94 Saturn SL1. I was just told I have an oil leak, "but that's because all Saturn's are like that," I was told. Has anyone heard that?
    Also, one of the new noises my saturn is making- it's a high pitch noise that sounds like it's coming from either underneath the car, the tires, or in the back on the car. It tends to do it when I'm going faster and it's loud. But of course it doesn't do it all the time or when I bring it anywhere. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
    meowwoem, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. meowwoem

    marx404 Guest

    Hi and welcome!

    Contrary to whay Saturn will say, there is actually a documented issue with
    1st gen SL models especially Sl2's consuming oil. But you say "leaking"? no,
    not normal, but on our older babys this can happen that the head gasket gets
    old and eventually needs to be replaced. We have had to do it on our 93 SL1
    and 94 SL2. Best to do it before it becomes a major problem, it will be less
    expensive.

    The squeal you hear sounds like a typical Serpentine belt noise???
    You might want to have it checked to see if it can either be cleaned,
    tightened, or most likely changed.

    All normal stuff to do in the life of a Saturn :)
    marx404
     
    marx404, Mar 3, 2004
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  3. meowwoem

    BANDIT2941 Guest

    Contrary to whay Saturn will say, there is actually a documented issue with
    I think you might have meant to say valve cover gasket because thats a more
    common cause for oil leakage.
    Sounds more like it could be a wheel bearing since the noise gets louder when
    he drives faster.
     
    BANDIT2941, Mar 4, 2004
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  4. meowwoem

    marx404 Guest

    yea, my bad, I do mean valve cover gasket.
     
    marx404, Mar 5, 2004
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