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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-16-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: battery drain

Good! Those values give a picture of a normal electrical system.

Battery on standby 12.6v
Idle 14.6V
While driving 14.4V
Ignition off 12.8V

A load test is the same as connecting a starter;...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By fdryer
Re: Vue power problem

I would look into the catcon with 370k miles. Nothing lasts forever but there's always an exception to the rules. Google images of damage catcons to see what occurs to them without any visible clues....
Forum: Vue Green Line 12-15-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By fdryer
Re: intermitten p1174 (Fuel Trim Balance)

With many things already known about the 4-stroke cycle engine, thermodynamics, emissions control, electronic fuel injection, O2 sensors and catalytic converters, there isn't much of the unknown to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-15-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: battery drain

Did you measure battery/alternator voltages to determine whether or not electrical issues are causing this problem? While there are many suggestions given, no one has determined where fault lies. A...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By fdryer
Re: Vue power problem

You're friend is one of a handful of Vue owners converting CVTs to manual with success.

How many miles on the engine/xmission/exhaust system? While reduced power mode hasn't surfaced with the RPM...
Forum: Vue Green Line 12-15-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By fdryer
Re: intermitten p1174 (Fuel Trim Balance)

Please do not go to any extra effort to setup your bench fuel injector cleaning since it was disassembled. Any simple bench setup in working condition with a picture or two to post is one way to...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By fdryer
Re: Schrader Valve a bit leaky

Yes, wordy at best as you're getting knee deep into the technical procedures average diyers are not aware of or familiar with refrigeration systems. I would presume other mvac sites elaborate less as...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By fdryer
Re: Schrader Valve a bit leaky

There are at least two ways for vehicle ac repairs - the right way to minimize future issues or the wrong way and create immediate or future issues. The simplest and least expensive repair is to use...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-15-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: battery drain

1-The center of every cigarette lighter/power outlet (negative grounded vehicles) is positive(+). Ground is the side housing. Simply sticking a red probe into the center of the outlet (always HOT...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-14-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By fdryer
Re: Igntition Kill switch

craftsman70, are you certain your '99 SL1 doesn't have remote keyless entry? The wiring diagram below is for '99's and I've edited part of it for some clarity.

The simplest ignition kill switch,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-14-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: battery drain

Melissa_M, what's the warranty period of your Interstate battery? With your multimeter, what's electrical system voltage after startup? What's voltage after your trip? You can measure at the power...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-14-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By fdryer
Re: Brake Fluid change

Does this thread, http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2261326#post2261326, post#15 mean the brakes were serviced successfully? No one knows whether or not if brake fluid was replaced.
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-14-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By fdryer
Re: Sl2 stalling out.

Are you aware of posting your S-series in the L-series forum? You're likely to get more replies there (S-series tech forum).

The best time to check why the engine stops running is when it dies,...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-13-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By fdryer
Re: security light?

I believe you're describing two separate problems. Reduced power mode in Saturn speak (commonly known as limp home mode) and Passlock security. Reduced power mode involves the ECM, pedal, throttle...
Forum: S-Series General 12-12-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By fdryer
Re: Fumes leak into cabin

1-Flex pipes are upgrades from older rigid exhaust systems. Placed in (engineered) position, it flexes with engine movement to reduce premature exhaust system damage your straight pipe will cause....
Forum: Vue General 12-12-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By fdryer
Re: Schrader Valve a bit leaky

Great follow thru with a uv light inspection (most refuse or ignore) - if you replace the schrader valve, there's a 50/50 chance of succeeding with a simple refill.
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-11-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,009
Posted By fdryer
Re: Radiator cooling fans run continuously

lgbirt, did you post on the Vue tech forums and try GM parts online? GM has allowed anyone to search their parts database using exploded parts drawings as if you were the parts clerk in a dealer...
Forum: Vue General 12-11-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By fdryer
Re: P04020

Michigan AutoZone's aren't allowed to reset the cel? Ask why.

Resetting the cel doesn't require a reader. There are several ways for resetting.

1-Reader reset
2-ECM fuse removal/replacement...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-11-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By fdryer
Forum: Vue General 12-11-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By fdryer
Re: Schrader Valve a bit leaky

As asked previously, do you see dye and oil on service valves or not? A can of refrigerant with dye costs more than plain refrigerant. And messy. When a compressor is replaced, old oil is replaced...
Forum: Vue General 12-10-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By fdryer
Re: Schrader Valve a bit leaky

Whoever told you about a magic repair to put a schrader valve onto a leaking one is either lying or completely unfamiliar with vehicle ac systems, diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairs. The idea is...
Forum: Ion General 12-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By fdryer
Re: Heater/AC controls malfunction

A faulty fan switch not completely broken? Just had to put it back together to make it work? That's unusual and as you stated better than buying replacement parts.
Forum: Astra Tech 12-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By fdryer
Re: Master Cylinder / ABS Module

If hydraulic brakes haven't changed and abs added to enhance braking in extreme situations, you haven't missed anything other than staying informed as braking systems evolved from basic hydraulics -...
Forum: L-Series General 12-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By fdryer
Re: New to me 02 LW200. Iím confused!!!

Sage advice when "Look no further" applies here. There is a wealth of free information here by searching within these forums without going anywhere else. Sharing experiences along with practical...
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

I hate you. Never dawned on me to use flir camera on tires. Great way to check heat distribution. And your cost for this toy?
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