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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-17-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By fdryer
Re: '98 SL2 DOHC AC freon issue

Presuming those pressures were read with the compressor running to have two pressures, it's easy to misunderstand how refrigerants creates pressures and confuse it as air. Air is compressible but no...
Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By fdryer
Re: I know, dumb question...

The S-series models up to '99 do not have body control modules hence no oil change indicator or oil reset button. All Saturns from model years 2000+ have BCMs, an oil change indicator and reset...
Forum: 2008 Vue 02-17-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Vue XR Transmission issue

Was fluid level checked?
Forum: Vue Tech 02-17-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 vue, 2.2L manual issue revving

Blocked exhaust system? Mileage when the engine was replaced?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 SL2 Automatic DOHC Won't Start

Battery voltage dropping occurs from one of two issues, normal voltage drop from the starter drawing large current to power it or the battery is dead/discharged. A boost from another battery can...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-16-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3rd gear has me down

At 207k miles, this car is well used. Maybe replacing the xmission fluid (Dexron III) will help before considering a worn clutch or hydraulics. The clutch slave unit comes off when the xmission is...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-16-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3rd gear has me down

Original owner or bought used? Mileage? Manual xmissions are usually bullet proof while the clutch, master and slave hydraulics wear out and gives symptoms of xmission problems.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0404 that fails to respond to changing the EGR...

When the egr valve was left off, did the engine free rev immediately to programmed rev limit (4500)? This test is to check for a blocked intake port with exhaust deposits preventing exhaust gases...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By fdryer
Re: SW1 cuts off while driving...have researched need help!

Your describing symptoms of a faulty crank sensor. Most fail as described, when engine warms up the crank sensor croaks. When the engine cools off the crank sensor starts working again until it heats...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By fdryer
Re: dreaded p0401

The service manual describes P0401 as insufficient egr flow. Parameters testing egr valve operation occurs when the vehicle is decelerating (closed throttle) above 35 mph, engine is warm and rpm is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 SL2 Automatic DOHC Won't Start

1-The Park/Neutral safety switch prevents starting in Drive or Reverse. If this switch is acting up, it may be determined faulty by jiggling the shift lever in Park or Neutral and trying another...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By fdryer
Re: no crank......no turn off.....my car is going crazy

Was the ignition switch ever meddled with, modified, tampered? Since the ignition switch is the electrical side of things, its behind the lock cylinder and turns with the lock cylinder (containing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 937
Posted By fdryer
Re: CA Failed Smog on Low Speed Test Only

Other members in California explained the tight emissions regulations due to the weather inversions occurring from your state's geography wreaking havoc on smog generation and holding it. Its...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By fdryer
Re: no crank......no turn off.....my car is going crazy

axeminister, is your Ferrari(?) an auto or manual? You might get better help if you provide car info since replacing the starter didn't fix the problem.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 937
Posted By fdryer
Re: CA Failed Smog on Low Speed Test Only

Well, the O2 sensor did improve emissions; the car went from a high of 264 to less than half that amount, 118 but still above the maximum of 91. Exceeding by only 27 PPM. The O2 sensor worked to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By fdryer
Re: New Valve Body and lost 3rd and 4th gears

Here's some background info.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-14-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By fdryer
Re: New Valve Body and lost 3rd and 4th gears

Less oil, loss of shifts? I presumed correct fluid was replaced and went with a blown fuse. Its good that you kept an eye on fluid level to bring it up and fix a temporary problem. The way our...
Forum: S-Series General 02-14-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rear wheels slide out on slippery surfaces

You may be more experienced than us New Yawkers driving around on heavily salted streets and highways to keep us from creating junk yard cars. I think NYC only salts roads to keep trucks safe from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-14-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By fdryer
Forum: 2008 Vue 02-14-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 2.4 Electrical-A/C Odd problem

Car battery voltage readings can sometimes confuse anyone not fully familiar with car batteries. A discharged battery in good condition will show close to 12.5 volts after a rest while failing...
Forum: L-Series General 02-14-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C problems after replacing radiator

One guess, possibly a disconnected air temperature sensor just behind the lower part of the front bumper? Our auto climate control system displays two temperatures, EXTernal and last dialed setting...
Forum: L-Series General 02-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 L300 Headlamp Questioins

Examine the headlamp assembly you removed. Three are one or two rusty ball studs that provide alignment when putting these assemblies back onto the car. The rusted balls fit precisely into plastic...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-14-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By fdryer
Re: Heater blows cold under 1500 RPM

It's easy to play armchair quarterback with guesses why a clogged cabin filter chokes off airflow at low speed and then allows good airflow at speed. Why ask when it's easier to examine the filter...
Forum: S-Series General 02-14-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help Please

After several starting attempts without the engine firing up, remove plugs and examine them for fuel. You're looking for injector operation. You already know fuel pressure is available but not know...
Forum: Ion General 02-13-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: Is it the TCM?

A brief reprint from the service manual;

When the TCM detects a continuous open or short to ground in the TCC PWM solenoid valve circuit, then DTC P2764 sets........... The TCM detects an open...
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