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Forum: Ion General 05-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stronger cigarette lighter receptacle?

Wire stripping is a science. It ain't rocket science but there's the easy way using tools made to strip insulation around wires or with a little familiarity and a box cutter or sharp knife, manually...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-24-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 29
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn Ion p0606

I should have made myself clearer when I get long winded. Removing the O2 sensor may or may not correct the reduced power mode problem. O2 sensor removal is for troubleshooting a blocked exhaust...
Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By fdryer
Re: how to remove mangled oil filter

Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the OPs picture showing the remains of a destroyed oil filter with only the bottom threaded onto the fitting? If so then there isn't a filter wrench in the...
Forum: Vue General 05-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 30
Posted By fdryer
Re: Clutch Master Cylinder Question

PM waiter21 if you believe a check valve exists otherwise the service manual doesn't mention a check valve.

Another (partial) reprint from the fsm;

Hydraulic Clutch Operating Members
The...
Forum: Vue General 05-24-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 30
Posted By fdryer
Re: Clutch Master Cylinder Question

Here's a reprint from the fsm. The master is supposed to be reconnected before bleeding procedures.
Forum: Vue General 05-24-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 30
Posted By fdryer
Re: Clutch Master Cylinder Question

If I'm not mistaken, no check valve in the master cylinder so pushing the rod should result in brake fluid flow without any resistance. Service manuals describe connecting everything before bleeding...
Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

Your system is most likely purged of all air since repairs were made and car driven. At the least, one or two days checking coolant level is enough to tell if a coolant level dropped. When you check...
Forum: Vue Green Line 05-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By fdryer
Re: sound blinkers turn signal makes

Some of the beeps, buzzes, and dinging sounds are generated electronically into a small speaker on the body control module. If you can hear the seat belt buzzer, ignition key reminder when opening...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 29
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn Ion p0606

If you are handling repairs to keep repair costs low, this may be one of a few sites with free info for anyone capable of diagnosing, troubleshooting, familiarity with tools and know a few things...
Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By fdryer
Re: how to remove mangled oil filter

dancehatten, you need something like a spanner wrench or equivalent with a little imagination. If tapping on the holes doesn't unscrew it then maybe sticking a large needle nose plier tips into two...
Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

You may be confusing how a coolant cap works from the cooling system self purging itself of air in a system. Purging a cooling system simply means moving any air in the system to the coolant tank. ...
Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

Is the coolant cap stock or aftermarket? Can you test it? Test the cooling system? AutoZone may have a cooling system test kit that pressurizes (hand pump) a cold system so you can check for leaks....
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By fdryer
Re: Overheating

Here's a wiring diagram for the cooling system. As suggested, examine all wiring associated with the coolant circuit and fan. A wiring diagram will allow you to see where the auxiliary fan switch is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By fdryer
Re: Overheating

The reason for asking how the auxiliary fan switch was wired in has to do with whether or not wiring mods were done to circuitry that would not allow factory wiring to work as intended. There are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn SL Spring special Fuel issues?

The battery light turning on while idling may be the biggest clue yet. It means something is wrong with main power; battery, battery cables, their connections, alternator and drive belt system. The...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 LS1 3000rpm Idle

Ok, your choice to use any site that's helpful. Apparently you came here for help. I don't know how to be any more helpful than I stated misinformation can be found anywhere, including here but...
Forum: Ion General 05-23-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stronger cigarette lighter receptacle?

1- Remove the cover to the fuse box to expose that remote start terminal. You'll find the trunk battery (red) cable and a second cable (starter) attached there. Disconnect battery negative first (in...
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By fdryer
Re: 04 ion no power to wiper motor?

Here's the wiring diagram for your wipers. There are two fuses, a 10 amp wiper fuse in the body control module and a 25 amp fuse in the engine fuse block. Google for procedures to remove the bcm in...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By fdryer
Re: HELP!!! L200 is out of whack.

I went for an errand and when I came back to my car, parked on level parking spot, I turned my ignition switch to the ACC(essory position but could not move the shift lever out of Park position....
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By fdryer
Re: Head and block compatibility

Presuming either attempting to get attention in six forums or wasn't sure which forum to post, one out of three correct posts seems about right - this one. :cool:

Not a gear head so what I know...
Forum: Events 05-22-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By fdryer
Stealing refrigerant now?

Yes folks, it's come to this with verified reports of removing refrigerant from several homes. Channel 13 WTHR from Westfield, Indiana;...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 LS1 3000rpm Idle

Asking car questions on public sites can result in accurate and misleading info. Using another forum about a different model to use their info can also mislead anyone attempting to search for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: PAG Oil?

I forgot to add one more insult here to or intelligence. The site listing the GM stock number for refrigerant oil does not specify which compressor........

Tried comparing the list between aa1car...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 L300 Limp Mode

From the service manual;

P1780 Torque Reduction Signal - DTC P1780 sets if the TCM receives an invalid torque reduction signal from the ECM.The TCM will inhibit adaptive learning and default to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: PAG Oil?

My guess is they refer to compressor manufacturer specs. With so many compressors for every vehicle in the world, its difficult to know which ac system uses what refrigerant oil. As you can see, GM...
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