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Forum: Ion General 08-03-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 ION Stalls at Stop....Now Dangerous to Drive

There are several areas to consider - loose/damaged/broken wiring, loose/damaged/broken grounds, original ignition switch fault, intermittent crank sensor. Patience and in-depth troubleshooting might...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-31-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By fdryer
Re: A bevy of check engine lite codes, and some work already done. Diagnosing the iss

Was the original engine coolant sensor ever replaced? Originals fail, cracking its resin body with incorrect temperature displays (needle hovering over the 1/4 mark). Normal needle position should be...
Forum: Ion General 07-31-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn Ion 3 misfire

The majority of 2.2L engine misfiring stems from faulty ignition control modules (ICMl) if you search threads here or elsewhere on GMs 2.2L engines. The coil pack that generates high voltage spark...
Forum: Vue General 07-31-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stripped new inner tie rod, HELP!

If the first two threads stripped, this suggests the tie rod diameter is larger than the hole or worse, incorrect threads. Threading a larger piece into a smaller hole may be your problem or...
Forum: L-Series General 07-31-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 sl1 AC clutch hub removal ?

I've found sites over the years. Worse case scenario - junk yard.

https://www.autoaironline.com/ac-parts

https://www.ackits.com/

http://www.compressor-intl.com/index.html
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-30-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C service port valves

A schrader valve is a schrader valve. The differences are physical dimensions and seals designated for resistance to chemicals and pressure. The images shown are fuel test valve cores.

There are...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-28-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C pressure switch & tranny dip stick ??

What's high side pressure when low side was -25 in hg? Was the entire can emptied into this system? Was sealer ever used?
Forum: Vue Tech 07-28-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C pressure switch & tranny dip stick ??

You may be on the typical steep learning curve if you never worked on refrigeration (it's ask refrigeration - refrigerators, freezers, central air, room air, walk in meat lockers, building hvac,...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By fdryer
Re: Battery light comes on after about a minute, stays on!

Three diodes? According to most info on vehicle alternators, three phase alternators use six diodes. Examine wiring diagrams to see six.

The thought of a faulty diode never occurred to me during...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-28-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By fdryer
Re: Battery light comes on after about a minute, stays on!

Somewhere between your first post to the end, above, a supposedly new alternator failed and replacing it solved this problem?

My recollection of a faulty alternator diode was years ago when...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-27-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C pressure switch & tranny dip stick ??

I read your Vue thread struggle to remove remains of a damaged valve core from a service valve. Thinking outside the box helps in unusual situations.

Presuming you haven't started evacuating...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-27-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Vue won't start

If security is flashing, Passlock disabled injector operation to prevent theft. If security isn't flashing, troubleshooting proceeds in a different path.

This may as simple as worn out spark...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-27-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Vue won't start

Which engine? Mileage?
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-25-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: Multiple misfires/error codes are these things related?

If you have a reader, check it for coolant temperature displaying actual engine coolant temperatures. Once with a cold engine reflecting ambient temps and again after a engine warm-up. If the coolant...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-25-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By fdryer
Post Re: 20 years later an A/C component fails

As a rule, until someone can demonstrate or show snapshots of a damaged pressure sensor, none have been proven faulty. In every case of diy repairs, unfamiliarity with ac pressure sensors are always...
Forum: S-Series General 07-24-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By fdryer
Post Re: When crankshaft position sensors go bad...

Did you try googling this for information?
Forum: S-Series General 07-24-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By fdryer
Post Re: Crankshaft position sensor

The crankshaft position sensor detects precision machined teeth on a crankshaft with a skipped gap placed for cylinder #1 (top dead center) mechanically synching TDC for timing electronic ignition...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-21-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: Brake problem

This is a very unusual problem as it seems your L300 may have inherited Vues with a serious front caliper brake problem. Vues have the issue of their front brake lines choking brake fluid by its...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Troubleshooting

Answer - Knowledge of refrigeration fundamentals, ability to diagnose and troubleshoot vehicle ac systems, using equipment (refrigeration gauges, electric vacuum pump, uv blacklight, can taps, etc....
Forum: Astra Tech 07-21-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By fdryer
Re: Battery draining tips during lockdown

Great reference links to the past. Snapshots are always better to help with discussions.

From your situation, I wonder if you can remove Fuse 36 OnStar interface module, connect ammeter to the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-20-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 369
Posted By fdryer
Re: New Spark Plugs - Car Won't Start

rfisher, simple answer on parts costs. Shop online using rockauto since they offer the lowest prices compared to local parts stores. Beside shipping, the almost complete lack of hundreds of...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-20-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By fdryer
Re: Battery draining tips during lockdown

I recall a member posting strange battery drain issues. The thread wasn't in Astra forums. What I remember was the dead backup battery for OnStar needed to be replaced and expensive. Not rechargeable...
Forum: S-Series General 07-20-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By fdryer
Re: Vacuum leak?

Thermostat and coolant sensor are fine from reader values. Did you check settings in your reader app to see if changing parameter configuration is possible for vacuum? If unable to change app...
Forum: Ion General 07-19-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help with Passlock

Car starting and dying still means fuel and spark are working, just not running after the engine starts up. This suggests some troubleshooting to check for fuel and spark.

Remote and windows are...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-19-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 369
Posted By fdryer
Re: New Spark Plugs - Car Won't Start

Perhaps another way to resolve this issue with suspect new parts is if A-z can test your new replacement coil pack. You might consider bringing in your good factory original coil pack for testing too...
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