Monthly Archives: March 2016

Good ‘ol Saturn v2…

Well, it keeps throwing another code, and this one point to a dirty or dead EGR valve. The magic of Google says a good cleaning with throttle body cleaner should do it. First picture is the removed valve…

These next two show soaking the valve and then cleaning with a toothbrush…

Blizzard…

I didn’t post pictures of the actual damage to my wife’s car, but these pictures show the end of the day of the storm after I took my wife’s car to work because of how snowy it already was at ~0530. It was a snow day for school, and I finally made it all the way to work, getting rear ended on the way in, and then they sent us home after only 2 hours…I was not happy…

Good ‘ol Saturn…

My Saturn SL2 has been throwing a couple codes here and there for a while, and the most likely culprit is this O2 sensor. It’s an easy fix, about $25 in parts, and easily accessible on the front side of the engine.

Sensor along with some anti-seize for the installation. Next picture shows the location of where the sensor was removed from using a healthy dose of PB Blaster

Next is a comparison of the old and new sensor…

And finally the sensor reinstalled…

Pretty easy in the end. Solved that issue. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a car guy, but when I can google something, find a good video, and the part is fairly cheap, I’ll give it a try.