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Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
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....
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By fdryer
Re: Overheating

Here's a wiring diagram for the cooling system. As suggested, examine all wiring associated with the coolant circuit and fan. A wiring diagram will allow you to see where the auxiliary fan switch is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By fdryer
Re: Overheating

The reason for asking how the auxiliary fan switch was wired in has to do with whether or not wiring mods were done to circuitry that would not allow factory wiring to work as intended. There are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn SL Spring special Fuel issues?

The battery light turning on while idling may be the biggest clue yet. It means something is wrong with main power; battery, battery cables, their connections, alternator and drive belt system. The...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-23-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 LS1 3000rpm Idle

Ok, your choice to use any site that's helpful. Apparently you came here for help. I don't know how to be any more helpful than I stated misinformation can be found anywhere, including here but...
Forum: Ion General 05-23-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stronger cigarette lighter receptacle?

1- Remove the cover to the fuse box to expose that remote start terminal. You'll find the trunk battery (red) cable and a second cable (starter) attached there. Disconnect battery negative first (in...
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By fdryer
Re: 04 ion no power to wiper motor?

Here's the wiring diagram for your wipers. There are two fuses, a 10 amp wiper fuse in the body control module and a 25 amp fuse in the engine fuse block. Google for procedures to remove the bcm in...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By fdryer
Re: HELP!!! L200 is out of whack.

I went for an errand and when I came back to my car, parked on level parking spot, I turned my ignition switch to the ACC(essory position but could not move the shift lever out of Park position....
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By fdryer
Re: Head and block compatibility

Presuming either attempting to get attention in six forums or wasn't sure which forum to post, one out of three correct posts seems about right - this one. :cool:

Not a gear head so what I know...
Forum: Events 05-22-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By fdryer
Stealing refrigerant now?

Yes folks, it's come to this with verified reports of removing refrigerant from several homes. Channel 13 WTHR from Westfield, Indiana;...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 LS1 3000rpm Idle

Asking car questions on public sites can result in accurate and misleading info. Using another forum about a different model to use their info can also mislead anyone attempting to search for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By fdryer
Re: PAG Oil?

I forgot to add one more insult here to or intelligence. The site listing the GM stock number for refrigerant oil does not specify which compressor........

Tried comparing the list between aa1car...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 L300 Limp Mode

From the service manual;

P1780 Torque Reduction Signal - DTC P1780 sets if the TCM receives an invalid torque reduction signal from the ECM.The TCM will inhibit adaptive learning and default to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-22-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By fdryer
Re: PAG Oil?

My guess is they refer to compressor manufacturer specs. With so many compressors for every vehicle in the world, its difficult to know which ac system uses what refrigerant oil. As you can see, GM...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
A/c
Views: 49
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/c

There are two wires to the compressor; dark green is power/12v, black is ground. Did you check for a blown ac fuse?
Forum: Events 05-22-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By fdryer
Zombie apocalypse is here!

It's official or maybe not; http://www.wfla.com/news/local-news/florida-city-warns-residents-of-power-outage-zombies/1191984861. Reprinted below when the link fails. Channel 8 news/WFLA;

LAKE...
Forum: Events 05-22-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,690
Posted By fdryer
Re: Gas price around the country?

Well, after my initial post back in 2014, the OPEC nations and Russia teamed up to choke oil output while oil fracking allowed the USA to drop oil prices for awhile. Now fuel prices are on the...
Forum: Events 05-22-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By fdryer
Re: REALLY bad gas

Kroger in Indiana; http://amp.theindychannel.com/2595446662/tainted-diesel-fuel-from-kroger-gas-station-in-lebanon-damages-multiple-vehicles.html
Forum: Vue Tech 05-21-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 vue 2.2 ecotec crank no start after changing coil pack.

Fuel spraying out the test valve verifies the pump building pressure. However, injectors and spark haven't been verified. Injector operation (also verifies the EFI system is working) is checked by...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By fdryer
Re: PAG Oil?

Does this help? https://crxsi.com/info/air-conditioning/R134A-A-C-COMPRESSOR-PAG-OIL-LUBRICATION-CHART.htm
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By fdryer
Re: 98 sl2 drilled out ignition now won't shift out of park

If you googled lock cylinder removal/replacement, you might have saved time an energy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt8wnj4qHoc

Google and YouTube can help do things easier and learn from others.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,775
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0138 Code Problem

BConrad74, you can either review this old thread and follow up with any comments or just start a new thread. It's doubtful the original poster will reply after leaving his last reply in 2009, nine...
Forum: Aura General 05-20-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By fdryer
Re: Auto Lock/Unlock

Checked for blown door lock fuses. Is there one main door switch that may be worn out and stuck or damaged, blowing a fuse?
Forum: Vue Tech 05-20-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 vue 2.2 ecotec crank no start after changing coil pack.

For someone not mechanically adept, you've covered most of the troubleshooting from zero knowledge compared to many that can't get past turning the ignition switch............. Hopefully you didn't...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant Temp Gauge 1 Wire Sensor Connector Issue (not ECTS)

Did you trade up to a functioning temperature gauge for either a faulty odometer or trip meter?
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