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Forum: Events 05-27-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By fdryer
Re: The "Rise of the Machines" (Terminator movie) is now upon us....

1M Chainsaws Recalled For Operating After Being Turned Off; https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/business/1M-Chainsaws-Recalled-For-Operating-After-Being-Turned-Off-482837771.html

Harbor Freight Tools...
Forum: S-Series General 05-26-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 sl2 starts up than stalls

Were there any mods done for security?

Security should be off during starting. Security blinks when enabled with remote to Lock doors, off when using the remote to Unlock doors. Flashing during...
Forum: S-Series General 05-26-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By fdryer
Re: That'll Learn Me... Purge Valve Canister Edition

From the service manual;

Fuel evaporation is a normal process in any fuel system. The purpose of the evaporative (EVAP) emission system is to limit the amount of fuel vapors, hydrocarbons,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 38
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn L300 no start

For the time being until the following is performed, ignore the error codes as they may be false codes. Replacing the throttle assembly requires a calibration procedure; turn ignition ON (pedal...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue 3.5 Location of crank sensor

Its behind the timing belt cover.
Forum: Events 05-26-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By fdryer
Attention The "Rise of the Machines" (Terminator movie) is now upon us....

Latest headlines - Fiat Chrysler Warns 4.8 Million: Don't Use Cruise Control - https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Fiat-Chrysler-Cruise-Control-Recall-483692691.html This is scary...
Forum: S-Series General 05-26-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 376
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

Water is the original coolant long before antifreeze was invented. The problem with water is corrosion. For your situation, diluting coolant with water is less expensive than watching it boil out...
Forum: L-Series General 05-25-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By fdryer
Re: L200 battery light/crank no start

When an engine suddenly loses compression in all cylinders or most of them, there's a distinct new sound from starting. Everyone knows how their engine sounds when starting up, the typical whir...
Forum: Vue General 05-25-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By fdryer
Re: Clutch Master Cylinder Question

I agree but without knowing this system, I did not assume the master has a check valve. From pictures shown on rockauto.com, the master has a feed from its reservoir and a plastic fitting I presume...
Forum: S-Series General 05-25-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 376
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

When coolant boiled out, refilled with water, level dropped when revving the engine, this may have burped the system of air stuck somewhere. This would explain why overheating didn't occur again...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-25-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1996 sl2 - 2 New exhaust replacements and both have flange the wrong rotation

SL1Noob, is the flange welded or not? A few minutes on rockauto.com reveals the flange turned 180 degrees on some while the others are similar to yours. See below. I included only the ones that show...
Forum: S-Series General 05-25-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 376
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

From your descriptions, the cooling fan seems to run right. Specifically noting temperatures and how quickly temps drop always helps everyone not sitting in your car to observe. You can ignore...
Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 376
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant problem

In addition to suggestions to pressure test the cooling system and cap, test the cooling fan. Since it's 17 yrs old, it may be worn out or dead. An inoperative cooling fan won't cool of a hot...
Forum: Ion General 05-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
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: 5
Views: 104
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: 21
Views: 340
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: 10
Views: 156
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: 10
Views: 156
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: 10
Views: 156
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: 27
Views: 376
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: 46
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: 5
Views: 104
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: 21
Views: 340
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: 27
Views: 376
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: 27
Views: 376
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....
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