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Forum: S-Series General 11-20-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By fdryer
Re: Newbie here. SW2 a/c failure.. what are my options?

Beware of jumping to conclusions about the most expensive parts most repair shops would have anyone believe is faulty when nine times out of ten it isn't the problem. Compressors don't fall unless...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By fdryer
Re: Replaced CPS and Went from Intermittent Start to No Start at All

After reading your reply, perhaps age related issues are more likely a key with this mystery intermittent starting problem. In addition to checking compression, was the fuel filter ever replaced?...
Forum: Vue Mods 11-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By fdryer
Re: '04 Projector Upgrade

Having a long range plan if your cvt fails is great. With that in mind and Finkles's reply of great performance from converting to projectors to have best performance from HIDs, this is the best...
Forum: 2008 Vue 11-20-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0341

If yours is an '08 Vue, which engine? Members sometimes post on the wrong forums so to make it less confusing, members add car stats into their profile to eliminate playing twenty questions.

If...
Forum: S-Series General 11-20-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By fdryer
Re: Newbie here. SW2 a/c failure.. what are my options?

The drive belt turns all the time so the AC compressor is either not turning or turning. The way to tell when AC is turned on - look at the center portion of the compressor. Is it turning or not...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-19-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: Water dam at base of drivers wiper arm?

Much better picture and you're correct. No drain holes in that area. It helped more when I (changed oil filters today and) looked at my car's windshield. Its the same for both models. I have the same...
Forum: Vue Mods 11-19-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By fdryer
Re: '04 Projector Upgrade

I was going to comment until I looked at your signature that states yours is a VTI? CVTs aren't very reliable in Vues with the 2.2L engine. Did you read all the threads about CVTs failing? If yours...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-19-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By fdryer
Re: Won’t turn over

Worse case scenario - the engine seized after losing all its oil. It's not often when an engine seizes or freezes from very cold temps that it won't turn over and the starter grunts briefly and can't...
Forum: Vue General 11-19-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By fdryer
Re: V5 hitch?

You're in a better position to judge why people use larger towing attachments than a vehicle is rated for. I don't tow but I can guess. Notice the craze when many suv owners dressed up their vehicles...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-19-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: Water dam at base of drivers wiper arm?

Be aware of any signs of a 'drain hole' per se. Water simply runs off windshields, collects at the bottom and runs off. Technically not draining into a hole with a hose but run off to be channeled...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By fdryer
Re: Replaced CPS and Went from Intermittent Start to No Start at All

Instead of assuming three dead or faulty crank sensors and developing tunnel vision, try another approach. If you have a multimeter, measure resistance of all three sensors. Resistance should be...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-19-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: Water dam at base of drivers wiper arm?

Have an old toothbrush or two for spare brushes?
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-18-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: Water dam at base of drivers wiper arm?

While mine is an L300, I'm sure both models (4 & 6 cylinder engines) share many parts. Mine drains fine on both sides even with collections of leaves and other detritus before I hose it off or remove...
Forum: S-Series General 11-18-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 789
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

What works for you is fine but not for everyone. I merely point out 'the recommendations' as set in tire placards, not someone's personal experiences. Your suggestions are simply wrong and not...
Forum: Vue Green Line 11-18-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By fdryer
Re: Auxiliary transmission pump

Here's some background info about your hybrid. Unless a GM tech or experienced Vue hybrid owner lends a hand, you're either on your own, subscribe to alldata or Mitchell online or (shudder) visit GM....
Forum: S-Series General 11-18-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 789
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

And I believe you're still mistaken. Here's specific info that applies to my car and reiterates using the door tire placard first for tire pressure recommendations and not tire manufacturers sidewall...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-18-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 471
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ocasionally won't start

As shown ( a reprint from the service manual) another page describes turning on the pump and disconnecting the vacuum line from the fuel pressure regulator. If fuel leaks out, the diaphragm is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By fdryer
Re: HELP!! Passenger door stuck! 01 sc1

Ok if you say so. I never knew about the door handle clip except from a collision shop. I never had to remove one even when I bought service manuals over the years before the internet. Since I never...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-18-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By fdryer
Re: Cold stalling and poor idle

While electronic toys are great (any reader/ scantool), they're only great when they reveal something unusual. And to determine if anything is unusual, in my personal opinion, would be having a log...
Forum: S-Series General 11-18-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 789
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

I like your last reply, tire politics. And I pointed out S-series cars to narrow down your answer which you conveniently avoided deftly by not answering it. To wit, tire pressure labeling on every...
Forum: S-Series General 11-17-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 789
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

With your knowledge of tire inflation pressures, please inform everyone of our ignorance. Where is it explicitly spelled out to inflate tires according to your ideas of inflation pressures for the...
Forum: Aura General 11-17-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: 08" Aura XR power steering whine at low RPM

So your local dealer was clueless with several power steering pump replacements without eliminating the noise? Either they didn't replace any pump, maybe wiped off any dirt to make it look new or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By fdryer
Re: HELP!! Passenger door stuck! 01 sc1

Every collision and repair shop knows how to remove parts without damaging them to have access to other parts. Try YouTube for help and tips many aren't aware of when working on cars. I'm sure there...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 11-17-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By fdryer
Re: What Day Is It?

I have a nephew that went thru a few cars as he learned about driving. Ignoring certain facts between horsepower and fuel economy, he settled on a Cadillac CTS-V (550 hp Vette engine with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By fdryer
Re: Driving long term on "bad" thermostat - temp sitting around 1/4 mark

As suggested, use a reader to display live temperature information. Despite one naysayer here, if temperature sensors weren't reliable (excluding the infamous OEM ones used from '91-'01), every...
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