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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-22-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Weird starting problem with my SL1

You may have two or three separate issues so troubleshooting one may solve all issues or at least eliminate one problem before moving on to the second one. Power and starting circuit are the two...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bosch Wiper Motor much louder than Stock unit

I can't answer your question directly but can share one story about Bosch dc motors.

I had a Mercury Sable wagon, 3.0L V6 automatic before buying my Saturn L300. The rear wiper was erratic and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By fdryer
Re: Is it possible to bleed a donor abs out of car?

I was going to offer some files but your last reply isn't friendly at all. Since you haven't answered questions for anyone to determine whether you're using information not pertinent to your problems...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-21-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

Your dilemma is about average for seized drums. When severely seized, rust becomes the equivalent of loctite, a reaction from moisture between steel drum and steel wheel hub. Some ways to loosen and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By fdryer
Re: Is it possible to bleed a donor abs out of car?

Several posts about abs are scattering replies for anyone attempting to help. It might be wiser if you stay on one thread and not reply to other threads about the same abs issue on the same car.
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Forum: L-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stuck in reverse

Some car info is needed. Are you driving a Lamborghini, Tesla, Land Rover, Jaguar? Engine size? Year, model? Mileage, maintenance done, parts replaced?

Is the battery dead? Tried a battery boost...
Forum: S-Series General 10-21-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,430
Posted By fdryer
Re: Please Help: Rounded belt tensioner bolt

Read the last sentence from his last reply five years ago in post#13. While no one is obligated to reply and close out their thread, common courtesy would be to follow up with good or bad outcomes.
Forum: Ion Tech 10-21-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car will not start after seats removed, help?

Read post #18 again.

1-If the starter runs and cranks the engine, the starter, battery cables and main ground connections are fine. If not or starter has a hard time powering on, there's a power...
Forum: Ion General 10-21-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0455: "Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected"

Any evap system leak won't hurt engine running except in one situation. You're dealing with a closed fuel vapor system that's tested every time the engine is started, car driven. Vapors stored in the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By fdryer
Re: TPS woes

From your descriptions, 5v isn't getting to wherever you're measuring or your probes aren't making good electrical connections. The fact that the car starts up with 5v gradually ramping up seems to...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-21-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car will not start after seats removed, help?

Starter test at the starter terminals; jumper across the small starter terminal to the battery connected terminal on the starter. A distance of less than three inches between terminals. Leave the...
Forum: Events 10-21-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By fdryer
Re: REALLY bad gas

Georgia drivers: What to do if your car is tainted by local gas; https://www.ajc.com/news/local/georgia-drivers-what-your-car-damaged-tainted-gas/l4HL7kxGAwDig3Ll2l85GM/amp.html. If the link is lost,...
Forum: Events 10-21-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By fdryer
Re: REALLY bad gas

Diesel delivery error affects 50-plus vehicles at Georgia gas station; https://www.ajc.com/news/local/diesel-delivery-error-affects-plus-vehicles-georgia-gas-station/AZK4D5hnX7Yd9c61KBLEqO/. In case...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

Throttle actuator image
Forum: Ion Tech 10-21-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car will not start after seats removed, help?

As suggested before and still applicable with a different starter, did you try shorting the starter battery terminal connection to the smaller terminal oon the starter? Leave ignition OFF so you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-21-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By fdryer
Re: TPS woes

The resistor and 5v labeling for reference voltage in GM circuit diagrams is an abbreviated diagram. If GM published actual circuit schematics, no one would read them. Circuitry is so advanced and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-20-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By fdryer
Re: all dash lights flickering + engine wants to stall

The biggest hint you have with flickering instrument panel lights, bucking engine and abs light turning on and off..........is the radio resetting, from loss of power. Radio and abs indicator are...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

All engines since around the '90s use electronic fuel injection systems with a plain throttle body using one electronic position sensor to tell the engine computer throttle plate position. Plain...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: 93 sl2 oil light and no oil to top

I don't know what you watched but oil pumps generate oil pressure from the gerotor assembly. The pressure regulator valve controls pressure otherwise oil pressures will vary from low to very high as...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By fdryer
Re: diagnostics code fast one? hate fast ones.

I've never come across the best way to find a faulty wheel bearing except by inadvertent curb hopping - hitting a curb at an angle in snow. It took a few years before the wheel bearing went and only...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

To sum things up, crank sensor works since the engine runs, cams turn from looking under the oil cap, and the engine starts up and runs when the throttle actuator is electrically disconnected then...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: 93 sl2 oil light and no oil to top

Oil and filters are not the problem. You have an old beater with 260k miles on it. Nothing lasts forever. The suggestion to remove the oil sending unit and connect an oil pressure gauge should be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-20-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By fdryer
Re: TPS woes

Below is a 5v wiring diagram for '98 SC2. Presuming the 5v reference is the same with possible exception of pinouts, is it possible for intermittent wire or connector issues between pcm and tps?
Forum: Vue Tech 10-19-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By fdryer
Re: The Speedometer says 0

^ I didn't think of using a reader capable of displaying speeds but this is certainly a way to troubleshoot with new info (P0502). From what I can see, the same circuitry is used between '05 and '06...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-19-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By fdryer
Re: The Speedometer says 0

I'm not certain which way to proceed because of electronics. With experience in electronics in fixed equipment in facilities, there's a certain amount of assurance of wiring not being an issue. This...
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