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Forum: L-Series Tech 02-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

1-Did you replace spark plugs or not?

2-When plug holes were found full of oil, how did you remove oil?

3--Why do you use the word 'seize' in your descriptions when the engine starts and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Platinum spark plugs are recommended for L300s. While there are several brands offering platinum plugs with most manufacturers matching the recommended oem specs, it's sometimes wiser to use oem...
Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By fdryer
Re: Here's a mysterious trouble...

When in doubt about the temperature gauge, t-stat and (two wire) engine coolant sensor, one way to determine cooling system temperatures would be using a OBD II reader to display actual temps the pcm...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

BrandonKastning, with 144k miles on this car and no mention of previous maintenance performed by anyone, it's presumed spark plugs, water pump and timing belt weren't replaced.

When removing the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Repeated cold engine starts without the engine firing up usually creates a flooded engine. All EFI systems are highly automated, recognized as instant starting year 'round without touching the gas...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-14-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

The two piece passenger side engine mount is usually removed in two steps, the upper mount then the lower mount. When the upper mount didn't line up with the lower mount, there are several ways to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Presuming the engine is supported with a block of wood to spread the engine weight on a hydraulic jack, it's possible for the jack to slowly lower and shift slightly from the initial setup. I can't...
Forum: Astra Tech 02-13-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By fdryer
Re: Astra Won't Start on 1st Try Sometimes

1-Did you post this problem here and had the solution in a past thread?

2-Was this a clutch safety switch failure?

3-Dead/dying battery?
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Ok, hopefully all repairs results in normal starting, running and eliminating problems bringing you to this point.
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3.0 L PCV Valve Help?

It may help ease any anxiety by checking compression. If you don't have one, AutoZone or Advance Auto have free compression gauge loaners. As you know, every piston has at least two or three piston...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-13-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

My guess may be that hose to the right of the throttle, siliconed to seal it. If I'm not mistaken, that hose feeds crankcase gases (oily byproducts) to the throttle. That hose may have dry rotted and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-12-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

The ac system is independent of the engine, relying only on electrical power and engine torque to turn the compressor. If it was disconnected, its anyone's guess why as it doesn't matter. Ac systems...
Forum: S-Series General 02-12-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diverter Valve

If I'm not mistaken, the pcm doesn't care what's going on with the air pump system. It's programmed to run it and doesn't monitor the pump circuit. It monitors the O2 sensor output signal to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-12-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,300
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

That snapshot is not the water pump or electrical connector to the water pump. You are looking at the ac compressor with the power connector disconnected. At this time of the year, you can leave the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-11-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car stalls

Yes, fuel test valve on the fuel rail over the engine, black plastic cap covering the test valve. Advance Auto and AutoZone should have free loaners. Similar to tire valves, screw on the fitting and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-10-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car stalls

While none of the 100k mile replacement items are contributing to this random idle killing issue, keep them in mind. Stock (platinum) spark plugs are good for 100k miles+ but its prudent to replace...
Forum: Aura General 02-10-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,508
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Aura ABS/Traction control lights

Correct me if I'm wrong but service manual descriptions of abs and traction control explain how each side operates. Abs and traction control are programs in the EBCM. When ignition is first turned...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-10-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By fdryer
Re: Car stalls

Mileage, maintenance done, parts replaced, throttle cleaned? At 100k miles, spark plugs, timing belt, water pump and fuel filter are recommended for replacement for long term performance.

No idle...
Forum: S-Series General 02-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diverter Valve

^ Unfortunately no, there isn't any way to simply wire in an O2 heated sensor. Heated O2 sensors are controlled by the pcm, monitoring O2 sensor output for signals in determining when to switch off...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3.0 L PCV Valve Help?

Can you post snapshots?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-07-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By fdryer
Re: 95-99 Factory Radio w/EQ LED light Upgrade

Excellent show and tell! Only the second time soldering? Other than spotting one of the two solder joints shown as partially filled, you're doing fine. Some keys to soldering small circuits; use only...
Forum: S-Series General 02-07-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diverter Valve

^ Good luck trying to find a Saturn office anywhere, much less engineering offices devoted to Saturns.......:|

The secondary air injection system was one way to heat up the upstream main O2...
Forum: Aura General 02-07-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2009 Aura OBD2

If I'm not mistaken, pin-16 is fused for 12v power to the OBD II connector. Pins 2 and 5 are the serial communication signals.

If you have four separate ignition coils, finding the misfiring may...
Forum: Aura General 02-06-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,685
Posted By fdryer
Re: Service traction?!?! help

You may have more than one problem and my have to address each one separately.

1-You're asking a question to a 9yr old thread. Often when members post problems, many simply go away without...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-06-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 Ion limp mode and then some!

If all the wires are black, they're ground wires from electronics needing connections; power (any color) and ground (usually black).

Hopefully you enjoy many more years of Ion ownership with...
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