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Forum: L-Series Tech 02-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3.0 L PCV Valve Help?

I'm not certain all L300s use the same pcv system and I was under the impression that little box was just a way to channel combustion gases into the upper exterior plumbing to recirculate blowby...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By fdryer
Re: Runs great, throws P0133 sometimes P1404

As a rule, winter/summer fuel blends won't trigger error codes. Winter fuel in cold temperatures needs a bit more volatile fuel mixed in to allow lower vapor pressure/better atomization from...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0304 after WOT

A blinking engine light means misfiring but more importantly unburned fuel going into the catalytic converter and fueling a hotter fire. Excess fuel burning in the catcon can damage it permanently is...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-18-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

9 times out of 10, engine computers rarely fail. User error from inadequate familiarity with EFI system diagnosing and troubleshooting misleads many into assuming their engine computers failed. As a...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-18-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By fdryer
Re: ERG heat shield Removal and Installation

Hmmm, I wonder if this is another example of Occam's razor.........
Forum: S-Series Mods 02-18-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,835
Posted By fdryer
Re: "drl conversion"

SLfun, there's a reason for losing DRLs when replacing halogen laps with LED headlights. As explained in post#13, your Saturn switches on high beams in drl mode and wires both high beams in series....
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-18-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

The first two snapshots in post#94 are engine ground. Engine ground can be bare braided wire, insulated or bare wires, usually large gauge (10, 8, 6 - the lower the number the greater the number of...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By fdryer
Re: Here's a mysterious trouble...

Pumping the gas pedal does absolutely nothing - no carburetor with fuel bowl to pump raw gas into the intake manifold. EFI systems use electronics to determine fuel mixtures with injectors pulsed for...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

1-Did you replace spark plugs or not?

2-When plug holes were found full of oil, how did you remove oil?

3--Why do you use the word 'seize' in your descriptions when the engine starts and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Platinum spark plugs are recommended for L300s. While there are several brands offering platinum plugs with most manufacturers matching the recommended oem specs, it's sometimes wiser to use oem...
Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By fdryer
Re: Here's a mysterious trouble...

When in doubt about the temperature gauge, t-stat and (two wire) engine coolant sensor, one way to determine cooling system temperatures would be using a OBD II reader to display actual temps the pcm...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

BrandonKastning, with 144k miles on this car and no mention of previous maintenance performed by anyone, it's presumed spark plugs, water pump and timing belt weren't replaced.

When removing the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Repeated cold engine starts without the engine firing up usually creates a flooded engine. All EFI systems are highly automated, recognized as instant starting year 'round without touching the gas...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-14-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

The two piece passenger side engine mount is usually removed in two steps, the upper mount then the lower mount. When the upper mount didn't line up with the lower mount, there are several ways to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Presuming the engine is supported with a block of wood to spread the engine weight on a hydraulic jack, it's possible for the jack to slowly lower and shift slightly from the initial setup. I can't...
Forum: Astra Tech 02-13-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Astra Won't Start on 1st Try Sometimes

1-Did you post this problem here and had the solution in a past thread?

2-Was this a clutch safety switch failure?

3-Dead/dying battery?
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Ok, hopefully all repairs results in normal starting, running and eliminating problems bringing you to this point.
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3.0 L PCV Valve Help?

It may help ease any anxiety by checking compression. If you don't have one, AutoZone or Advance Auto have free compression gauge loaners. As you know, every piston has at least two or three piston...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

My guess may be that hose to the right of the throttle, siliconed to seal it. If I'm not mistaken, that hose feeds crankcase gases (oily byproducts) to the throttle. That hose may have dry rotted and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-12-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

The ac system is independent of the engine, relying only on electrical power and engine torque to turn the compressor. If it was disconnected, its anyone's guess why as it doesn't matter. Ac systems...
Forum: S-Series General 02-12-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diverter Valve

If I'm not mistaken, the pcm doesn't care what's going on with the air pump system. It's programmed to run it and doesn't monitor the pump circuit. It monitors the O2 sensor output signal to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-12-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,736
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

That snapshot is not the water pump or electrical connector to the water pump. You are looking at the ac compressor with the power connector disconnected. At this time of the year, you can leave the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car stalls

Yes, fuel test valve on the fuel rail over the engine, black plastic cap covering the test valve. Advance Auto and AutoZone should have free loaners. Similar to tire valves, screw on the fitting and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-10-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car stalls

While none of the 100k mile replacement items are contributing to this random idle killing issue, keep them in mind. Stock (platinum) spark plugs are good for 100k miles+ but its prudent to replace...
Forum: Aura General 02-10-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,545
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Aura ABS/Traction control lights

Correct me if I'm wrong but service manual descriptions of abs and traction control explain how each side operates. Abs and traction control are programs in the EBCM. When ignition is first turned...
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