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Forum: Vue Tech 11-23-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 vue 3.5l v6 sounds rough whwn starting in cold

There may be a possibility of the catalytic converter(s) disintegrating internally without any visible indications. If a catcon is suspect, crawling under and listening for marbles emanating from a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where and How to begin?

Virtually every cellphone and digital camera creates huge image files, each one several megabytes in size. All too large for acceptance here as thumbnail images. I've found the easiest solution by...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-23-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By fdryer
Re: New owner of a 2002 LW300

If you don't mind, please post numbers, in everyone's interest as this may help others with similar problems. As a member, I try posting pertinent values and if another member has them, comparisons...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-23-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 165
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 Ion - Some New Issues...

That little cap inside the fuel fill pipe is there for anti splash back when over filling. It has no bearing on the evap system.

The evap system checks for vacuum and pressure. Both low values....
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-23-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Tech 2 questions

An extensive search with Google may turn up service manual info while some libraries have access to alldata. Used service manuals can sometimes be found on eBay. A subscription to alldata.diy or...
Forum: Aura General 11-23-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Soft brake pedal.

I don't know as I'm not willing to experiment unless my abs unit fails its self tests. Even then, if the abs indicator turns on, the most likely error would be one of three external components; wheel...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-23-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By fdryer
Re: New owner of a 2002 LW300

CKS? Is that the cam or crank sensor? CKP in service manuals is the crank sensor. CMP is for cam position sensor. I've never come across any thread here listing P0335 (crank sensor failure). Almost...
Forum: Vue General 11-22-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By fdryer
Re: Can you get a false positive for a lost communication to the Body Control Module?

Your 2.2L is relatively easy to test for spark and fuel but not by pressing on the fuel test valve. All it does is verify whether or not fuel is present on the fuel rail feeding fuel to injectors....
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Tech 2 questions

What specific programming are you asking about? I have GM service manuals and may be able to help but again, manuals are written for dealer service techs with access to online support. Manuals may...
Forum: Aura General 11-22-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Soft brake pedal.

As a rule, all braking without abs usually means the abs unit remains on standby - all abs valves are closed, preventing interference to normal hydraulic brakes. Standing on the brake pedal with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: Huge headache

At 8 psi, your engine is most likely running lean. Lean running would burn hotter leaving plugs white, possibly blistered. Severe lean mixtures can melt electrodes. EFI systems in general won't allow...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By fdryer
Re: Intermittent No-Start

I'm a little confused as post#8 seemed to imply not ordering the cables you recommended and previous repairs were temporary?
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Tech 2 questions

I have VCX NANO. It may be a clone to GMs Tech II scantool. The screen displays TECH II. I don't know if its a true clone as I don't have a Tech II to compare menus. I bought mine for two reasons;...
Forum: Aura General 11-22-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Soft brake pedal.

^ You are correct. With engine off, standing on the brake pedal should have it travel about half way before firmly stopping. Without power assist (vacuum diaphragm canister between brake pedal and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: Huge headache

Tablet, auto correction, not proof reading before/after posting reply = unusual word substitution. :upset:

'Couldn't' should be coolant.

'Doors' should be does.

'Asked voltage' should be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: Huge headache

Teflon is waterproof tape, used as pipe sealer, replacing pipe dope. It's not an electrical conductor. The new coolant sensor should have pipe sealant on it (a dull red coating on threads in most...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 273
Posted By fdryer
Re: Huge headache

1- was this car bought without starting and driving it?

2- while you say everything is factory, the previous owner may have left out a few issues, the ones you found and now trying to determine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By fdryer
Re: Intermittent No-Start

^ That's definitely the problem - cracked ring terminal and corroded wires. The combination results in less conductivity, less power for the starter.

Snapshot of your (temporary/permanent) repair?
Forum: Vue General 11-21-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 3.6 V6 Throttle body/MAF cleaning

I'm presuming all drive by wire throttle/pedal/ecm systems follow the same service manual guidelines on cleaning throttle actuators and maf sensors. My GM service manual states using a solvent soaked...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 Saturn SL2 AC Compressor Freon Leak

In the snapshot, specks of dye and the large wet spot appear as dye and refrigerant oil if its not green coolant. Dye is greenish yellow. When a front seal leaks refrigerant, oil and dye are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 Saturn SL2 AC Compressor Freon Leak

The previous owner saying ac didn't work was unaware that 98% of all vehicle ac failures are due to a leak, what you found. Wear and tear on ac systems are usually the leak no one wants to spend time...
Forum: S-Series General 11-19-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By fdryer
Re: Siphon gas problems

Saturnman505, the chances of old gas and difficult starting on a car not used in several years may not be about gas as much as the car being parked unused. It might be easier to put everything back,...
Forum: 2008 Vue 11-18-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By fdryer
Re: Gauges stopped working

The bcm controls everything the engine computer doesn't. The ECMs only job is to run the EFI system, cruise control and collect engine errors, feeding them to the bcm to send them thru the OBD II...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-18-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0606 P0128 P1780 What is the real cause?

I never removed valve covers for a t-stat replacement (not required). A reader displaying coolant temps on a cold engine compared to intake air temps should be within a few degrees of each other to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-18-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By fdryer
Re: Passlock relearn procedure

Whether L200 or L300, Passlock has two ways to reset or relearn security. With L-series models, security flashing means Passlock is active, disabling injector operation. You can still use the starter...
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