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Forum: Vue Green Line 01-18-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By fdryer
Re: belt tentioner. Desprite help!

Review all threads in the Vue hybrid forums so you have some background on repairs. If I'm not mistaken, Vues use one drive belt so lowering belt tension or removing the belt disables the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-18-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By fdryer
Re: Oil Leak near passenger side oil pan area?

If you can, use Gunk on a hot engine like right after an errand when you're ready to Gunk the engine and follow up later with a hosing down the area. Warm engines heat up grease, dirt and oil...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-18-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By fdryer
Re: Oil Leak near passenger side oil pan area?

A simple way to determine where fluid is leaking from like motor oil. Buy a degreaser in cans and spray the entire engine area covered in oil, follow can instructions on soaking, brush or wipe off...
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-18-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By fdryer
Re: 08 Vue 3.6L massive oil leak

The only reason images can't be posted is image file size, often too large and unacceptable when larger than 150 kilobytes. Virtually every digital camera and cellphone creates multiple megabyte...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-18-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 Ion limp mode and then some!

Many indicators like the check engine light are light emitting diodes (leds), a type of electronic light using almost no power. Important indicators use leds that won't burn out and last the life of...
Forum: S-Series General 01-16-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By fdryer
Re: What is a good phone mount for sc2

I use either my tablet or phone for navigating. Tablet is on a suction cup mount to the windshield. Phone in a clip on a center vent. Both work fine.

Shop around for phone mounts; vent clips,...
Forum: L-Series General 01-16-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where is the output speedsensor on the L300 V6 Sedan?

If metal pierced the speed sensor, this suggests relatively easy access for replacement unless a wrench error code pointed to it. If found with an error code, replacing it should not be difficult as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By fdryer
Re: 쓰레기 게시 중지 - 아무도 여기 이해하지 못합니다

Интересно, если попросить их остановиться на их языке, убедит их держаться подальше ......

그들이 그들의 언어로 멈춰달라고 요청하면 그들이 멀리 떨어져있을 것을 설득 할 수 있을지 궁금합니다 ......


我想问问他们是否停止使用他们的语言会说服他们远离
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By fdryer
Re: Age and Mileage (MPG)

Save your money. If you have a reader, use it. You can shoot two birds (t-stat and coolant sensor) with one stone (reader) by simply doing the following.

With a cold engine at ambient (outside...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-14-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 L300 ECM codes

There are so many codes related to the evap system. P0442 (small evap system leak) is another one and may be the first one occurring in my L300 before turning into P0455 (large evap system leak)....
Forum: Astra General 01-14-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,259
Posted By fdryer
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

According to service manuals, some error codes may take up to three drive cycles to ensure the repair is correct before extinguishing the engine light. Other error codes are reset when ignition is...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-14-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,255
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ignition Switch 2004 Saturn Ion

Wow!? Who knew reversing jumper cables would create mayhem to the battery, alternator, electrical and electronic systems? Then again, there's little info when anyone experiences boosting a vehicle...
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By fdryer
Re: Age and Mileage (MPG)

When looking at numbers for comparative purposes against high mileage, this may be expected since differences are relatively small.

1-37-39 mpg (summer) and now below 35 mpg after 340k miles is...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-14-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 L300 ECM codes

P0440 - https://www.obd-codes.com/p0440

P0455 - https://www.obd-codes.com/p0455

These two error codes points to several areas related to the evap system. Keep a broad perspective while checking...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-14-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Won't stay running after a breakdown and bad...

Mileage on this car? Recommendations are to replace timing belt, spark plugs and water pump at 100k miles. When the timing cover is removed for access to the timing belt, replacing it and the water...
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-13-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Vue ABS/ traction control problem.

Battery manufacturers like codes. If Fleet Farm burns a code into the plastic, it may have a manufacturing date. Call or try for an online site and see if they provide date coding. This should help...
Forum: S-Series General 01-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By fdryer
Re: What will a Saturn be worth in 30 yrs?

Did Mary Winstead drive a Saturn in 10 Cloverfield Lane at the end of the move? John Goodman co starred.
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-13-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Vue ABS/ traction control problem.

How old is this battery and is it nearing its end of warranty? While no expert on car batteries, they tend to lose capacity (charge) at the end of their warranty. Only a few diligent car owners using...
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-13-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Vue ABS/ traction control problem.

With more info and error codes, I wonder if power is contributing to this abs/tc problem. Power being battery, battery cables, their connections, alternator and drive belt system. With many things...
Forum: S-Series General 01-12-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By fdryer
Re: Taking a break from it.

If it wasn't for a good portion of salmon steak and asparagus just a few minutes ago, the open invite is still torture.......spending hours to drive from NYC to Michigan non stop.

Home made food...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-12-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By fdryer
Re: Code P0133

A third gen Saturn should have (at that time) the latest OBD II diagnostics program. At best, replacing the O2 upstream exhaust manifold mounted O2 sensor with the correct replacement should turn...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-12-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By fdryer
Re: Sl1 brake help

Just a guess on my part as to the brake master cylinder two bottom ports not having threads while the two upper do. With hydraulic systems, generating several hundred pounds of pressure means all...
Forum: S-Series General 01-12-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By fdryer
Re: Taking a break from it.

Would you two please stop it!? Reading this thread is making me hungry and more worse when recipe descriptions are added......... :arr:

Aaand back to our regular programming. :usa:
Forum: S-Series General 01-12-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By fdryer
Re: What will a Saturn be worth in 30 yrs?

Only if a Saturn can do what the Mustang did in Bullitt. The movie, star and chase scene between the Mustang and Charger became one of the most famous car chases.
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0746

P0128? This usually means the t-stat is worn out or leaking coolant fast enough to alter normal warm up, triggering the error code. If coolant temps takes longer to warm up, other issues may appear...
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