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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-09-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By fdryer
Re: Brakes go to floor but stop, no missing fluid

I agree. If careful inspection to all four corners don't reveal any brake fluid leaks, the master cylinder piston bore and seals are worn. Replace and perform a full brake system flush and bleed...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-09-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 ion p0326

Follow owner's manual guidelines on when to replace parts. As long as the check engine light remains off, the emissions system is fine. Regular spark plugs tend to wear down due to pre-existing...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-09-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

I don't suggest making continuity tests unless a person is capable and comfortable with electrical wiring and knows where wire ends are located. I would guess repair shop people familiar with...
Forum: S-Series General 12-09-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diverter Valve (P0410 !)

What year and model? Here's a link that might help; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234885
Forum: Vue Tech 12-09-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

If I seem unreasonable, I'm not. I recall one thread about an intermittent problem with a dead engine. It was another L300 so I thought I might be helpful. After many replies to pinpoint where the...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-09-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

Yes, my ecm is on top of my 3.0L engine. Below is the drawing for Vue 3.0L ecm, located under the battery box.

Posting thumbnails as attachments are restricted by file size. I resize any image...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-09-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

With fuel pump operation verified on the power side of the circuit and fuel pressure on the fuel rail test valve, the fuel pump command circuit can be checked. This command from the ecm appears two...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-08-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

Not cranky at all. There are threads with many suggestions going in several directions. This seems to be another one and I do not wish to create any misleading suggestions when many are trying to...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-08-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

I read the posts but they're not specific enough (to me) to continue. With very advanced troubleshooting using specific procedures, casual discussions may be misleading. I don't mean cavalier...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 ion p0326

P0326 is only for the knock sensor detecting pre detonation - an unusual combustion event associated with higher than normal compression, excessive carbon buildup raising compression, incorrect heat...
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By fdryer
Re: Dust cap for 98 SL1

Any chance of removing a cover and measuring its diameter. Then you can try online using keywords like 'wheel bearing cover' or try local yards with cap in hand. If no luck with replacements there...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-08-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

It bears repeating again - the fuel pump has power (12v) for only two seconds when turning the ignition key to the ON/RUN position. The pump stops running after two seconds and you're probably...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-07-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

Here's a partial file for U2105. The rest requires a degree in English, technical knowledge of computer logic in EFI systems and experience interpreting service manuals. If you want the rest, I can...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-07-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

The standard 87A relay is used everywhere because of its ability to act as an electronic switch, commanded by either a manual switch or computer modules to turn on windshield wipers, lights, alarms,...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-07-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

Mkharris, please review the (long winded) post I made. The fuel pump will only power up for two seconds with ignition on in the ON position. Safety dictates not running the fuel pump after two...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crankshaft position sensor fried?

If the O2 sensor is seized from never being replaced then some penetrating fluid is needed plus exercising cracking it open and closing a few times to let penetrating fluid seep into rusted threads...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bent Rim

That can't be possible. A co worker bought a VW Corrado with stock low profile tires (45 series). He broke all four rims in less than a year. NYC potholes. He said they were $1600 for the set.....
Forum: Vue Tech 12-07-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 535
Posted By fdryer
Re: Urgent! Fuel issue!

Ignore the fuel gauge for now as it's misleading info and only a distraction. In one way, a full tank of gas and the gauge showing empty after replacing the fuel pump may be a faulty connection with...
Forum: S-Series General 12-06-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crankshaft position sensor fried?

1-Fuel pressure should be between 40-55 psi.

2-No mention of mileage but if the exhaust system deteriorated, blocking off exhaust flow (constipated engine) can create unusual problems without...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-06-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 217
Posted By fdryer
Re: Sound like a BCM problem to you

If you bought it locally, you can try recharging it at home if you have a charger or bring it for in-store testing. At the least, its discharged and may just need recharging before testing. At worst,...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-06-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 217
Posted By fdryer
Re: Sound like a BCM problem to you

Many, including myself, have never monitored battery voltage while starting. Staying on top of car maintenance reduces the occasional dead battery problem from experience with symptoms and either...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-06-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By fdryer
Re: Fuel Gauge Question?

For entertainment, this topic was brought up here; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159332. Apparently from members, the low fuel light will vary on how much fuel is left before...
Forum: S-Series General 12-06-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 548
Posted By fdryer
Re: Loss of power

Aj11fan, with many parts replaced, loss of power still an issue, and many more suggestions for parts swapping without restoring power, two things haven't been asked.

1- What's warm idle rpm?
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 sl, ?torque converter

mitiog, are you certain whining is from the torque converter? More power steering pumps whine than torque converters. One way to eliminate one or the other would be removing the drive belt. Without a...
Forum: S-Series General 12-05-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By fdryer
Re: Windshield wiper fluid hose

Special snow tire zip ties with teeth as well as long (3') zip ties to baby zip ties around 3 or 4 inches are available. Home Depot, Lowe's, auto stores should have baby zip ties.
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