Mechanics

REAR WINDSHIELD

2001 Saturn SL1 • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 135,000 miles

I did not phase my question correctly for the 2001 Saturn SL1 4 door rear window replacement. I need guidance on the rear view window fixed glass replacement.
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Edschultz02816
August 12, 2011.




Alright is this the little triangle shaped one on the rear door that opens?Next to the one that rolls up and down?Also please post your reply on this question do not start a new question to post a reply like you did before or I wont know you replied. If you post your reply on this question I will a email telling me you have posted a reply. Posting a new question leaves it to luck of the draw if I see the reply.


Saturntech9
Aug 12, 2011.
Or are you talking about the big rear fixed window glass with the rear window defroster on it?


Saturntech9
Aug 12, 2011.
The rear fixed window is correct, but the defroster is not necessary. The car was vandalized at ASU and the rear fixed window (windshield) was smashed. A large part of the window was removed by hand for safety reasons. The defroster connections are still attached to two small pieces of glass. We can purchase a used replacement for $76 but I am looking for guidance to remove the balance of glass pieces and install the new used window.


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Edschultz02816
Aug 12, 2011.
I have replaced/repaired just about everything on that car in the over 16yrs I have worked for saturn but iam going to tell you honestly have someone put that back glass in for you a glass shop.I have never replaced the windshield or the back glass we always had the glass shops do it. That is your best bet I know the windshields are urathened in there really good and iam the back glass is too. Even if it was my car I would have a glass place do it.


Saturntech9
Aug 13, 2011.
Thanks. You saved me the price of a used windshield which I may not be able to now use.
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Tiny
Edschultz02816
Aug 14, 2011.
Ian not saying you cant have a used rear glass installed just have a glass place install it.A new rear glass is expensive with the rear window defroster grid on it.


Saturntech9
Aug 14, 2011.
Thanks again. That will be my approch. A new glass will cost more than the car isw currently worth. While we are at it the auto trans makes a heavy clunk when shifting gears. It is my sons second car. Just purchased a new house, had his first baby last week and is in no position to spend a lot of money. I am from NE and staying out here to help with things. He is a full time student at ASU and travels about 50 miles with the Saturn per day. This transmission noise when shifting has been going on for over a year. The car is not worth a professional replacement which seems to exceed $2000. We are running it till it falls apart. Any advice on how to handle the transmission. Some mechanics said ti was the motor mounts. They are intact and look OK to me. I want to send you a check for your help but am apprehensive about providing a CC. Thank you for being so patient with me.


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Edschultz02816
Aug 15, 2011.
If you want to send me a little tip rather then send a check a safe way to do that is thru this site we take paypal and other forms of payment. Just start a new question and you can make a donation at that time for the question say this is a tip for saturntech9 and I will get it. But we will keep talking on this question so there is no confussion. Now back to your car its a 2001 SL1 with only 135,000 miles thats not a whole lot I have over 220,000 miles on my 1999 SL2 my sister has well over 200,000 miles on her 1993 SL1 the saturn S model is my favorite saturn model I have driven and worked on every saturn model made and that model the first model they came out with will always be my favorite. There easy and cheap to work on and very predictable when they break down whats wrong with them So does the car burn any oil?If so how much in a 3,000 mile period?Tell me more about the noise when shifting does it shift hard or just clunk?Is there any other shifting problems delay in reverse etc?Also any trouble codes?


Saturntech9
Aug 15, 2011.

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