Some quick SL2 questions

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by eb7g, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. eb7g

    eb7g Guest

    I got my 93 SL2 recently...and am loving it.

    Some questions.

    At the shifter (automatic) what does the "normal" and "performance"
    button actually do?

    Do you guys notice that it does a lot of searching to shift from 1st to
    2nd when it's not warmed up?

    The car moves well, with pep, when warmed up, but when not warmed up
    properly, the acceration feels 'sticky?'

    How do I change the light bulb in the front console, for the fan and
    heater controls?
    eb7g, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. eb7g

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Some answers to your questions are below.


    The switch changes the shift points. In economy mode the shifts are sooner
    and at lower RPM so this gives better mileage. In Performance mode the
    engine "winds out" more and shift points are higher giving more "power" and
    consuming more fuel.
    My son has a '96 SL1 with 117K miles and we have never noticed this
    happening on his vehicle. The transmission still shifts very cleanly and
    performs very well. I did change the fluid and filter about 6K ago purely
    for preventive reasons.
    Again, have not noticed this on our car. When was yours last tuned up?
    Bob Shuman, Mar 2, 2004
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  3. eb7g

    eb7g Guest

    Thanks for the info Bob.

    I think the car actually changed a lot between the 93-95 run and the 96
    run and later.

    I read in a car review book actually that the car is known to:
    1) run very hot
    2) have wind noise at high speed in the cabin
    3) do a lot of searching between first and second

    But tune up, GOOD point, I don't think I've had it tuned since I got it.
    eb7g, Mar 3, 2004
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