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Forum: S-Series General 04-11-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 SL Runs for a second the dies

Every car, truck and suv does that same thing; turning on ignition, engine off, battery and oil light turn on. When the engine's running, battery and oil light turn off because the alternator turns...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-11-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Lower Intake Manifold Gasket/Thermostat Replacem

Ask your neighbor. A helping hand works in mysterious ways when stuck with one point of view. There will always be someone smarter. The best part is the smarter person helps without imparting...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-11-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By fdryer
Re: Mileage dropped off a cliff...

So no one siphoned gasoline from your tank when it was your right foot that did it and
stayed dry while doing it? Amazing isn't it when your right foot is retrained to stop sucking gas. Glad the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-10-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Compatibility

The old adage, do it right or don't do it at all, applies to vehicle refrigeration. I didn't buy all my equipment at one time. I learned awhile back and the first purchase was an r12 set of gauges...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-10-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By fdryer
Re: Communications link error, service vehicle and brake warning

I'm not familiar with Ion master cylinder low brake fluid switches but other similar low brake fluid switches do not use resistors. A review of my service manual for my L300 shows a simple on/off...
Forum: S-Series Mods 04-10-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By fdryer
Re: SL2 2nd Gen Routing Cables to Upper dash for radio install?

That's a good question and I asked my local police at a park I visit frequently. The two officers were in their police Ford Explorer suv as they rolled slowly thru the park by the Long Island Sound...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-10-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Lower Intake Manifold Gasket/Thermostat Replacem

T-stat replacement was awhile ago. I don't recall exact procedures but logic tells me I would have drained coolant then removed that tight bended upper radiator hose from the extension tube before...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-10-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bleeding Brakes on ABS system: '94 SL2 HCE

Before reading the rest below, consider a well worn out brake master cylinder may be the reason for low pedal. Abs does not contribute to low pedal issues. Be very leery about attempting to service...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Compatibility

Not knowledgeable enough to state whether or not a larger displacement compressor will run in place of the original lower displacement one. My guess is it may draw a slightly higher load on the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-09-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Lower Intake Manifold Gasket/Thermostat Replacem

The t-stat elbow housing ends at the large end. The extension tube fits into the large end with two O-rings - a slip fit with O-rings providing a seal against coolant pressure. Bare aluminum corrodes...
Forum: 2008 Vue 04-09-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By fdryer
Re: Alternator

Easy enough to find out by using many online auto parts distributors; AutoZone, Advance Auto, rockauto.com, NAPA, O'Reilly, etc. Rockauto seems to have a better way of listing parts, enough to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Mystery vacuum line

*It's not a plague or the government. If you've been hiding in a cave without internet, this little orb we call earth has a world wide pandemic killing people indiscriminately with a virus, named...
Forum: Vue General 04-09-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crank, no start, no codes

Ok, let's move on. Spraying starting fluid with the engine not firing up suggests an ignition issue. Some suggestions to simplify diagnosing and troubleshooting this crank no start problem with...
Forum: 2008 Vue 04-08-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn Vue with no temp readout in dash board

Presuming you're describing the external temperature sensor for the hvac display, is the connection free and clean of corrosion, wiring undamaged from dry rot or chafing against a sharp edge to short...
Forum: Vue General 04-08-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crank, no start, no codes

*My guess is the vast majority of remotes use one CR2032 lithium battery. Each battery is a 3v cell. I'm not sure of your descriptions. Did you fit two batteries into a spot for one? This suggests...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-08-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 156
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Rear Camshaft Cover Gasket [Removal/Replacement]

BrandonKastning, some background info for perspective. Although I haven't gone as deeply into engine disassembly as you are, I have removed the upper intake air parts, plastic intake spacer and other...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-08-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn stalls as soon as I put it into drive.

What's warm idle rpm? Did you use original sensors from your old engine? Which sensors are new?

*The original plastic round nosed coolant sensor fails on every S-series engine, replaced by...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Mystery vacuum line

Try the simple stuff for checking fuel and spark.

You can test for fuel in several ways; fuel rail test valve for fuel pump and pressure, removing spark plugs and smelling them for fuel. Several...
Forum: Community Center 04-06-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Saturn Rear Window Motor

Try reposting in the Astra forums to reach Astra members.

Tried powering up the window motor directly to the battery, measuring for 12v on motor terminals while depressing either up or down...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-04-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Fuel Line Connectors (2x) (Disconnect Difficulti

I could never remember all the terms describing items. Factory retaining clip is one of them. Stainless steel. This video should help; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9U1tfLiYEA. Ignore the title...
Forum: Ion Mods 04-04-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 ion 2.2 I need ecm tuning..

GMs 2.2L ecotec engine is used in several models. One google search using 'chevy 2.2 ecotec turbo' came back with many hits. Try using the same key words or others and see what you find. Just be very...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-04-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By fdryer
Re: whats wrong with my cluster?

*What's battery voltage, standby and while idling? expect 12.5v standby, 14v+ while idling.

*Is the drive belt tight?

*Are main battery/alternator/ground connections clean, free of corrosion...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-04-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By fdryer
Re: Balance chain sprockets

If the balance chain sprockets are worn and need to be replaced, one method to restrain each balance shaft from turning would be using the old balance chain and locking it in place to prevent chain...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-04-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By fdryer
Re: Code 0410

A reprint of Saturn P0410 is here along with members contributing their experiences of the various parts affecting the air injection system; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201452
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Forum: L-Series Tech 04-04-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By fdryer
Re: Balance chain sprockets

Specific fasteners use blue loctite like disc brake caliper brackets to ensure vibration doesn't loosen the two bolts. It wouldn't surprise me if a seldom removed or replaced timing gear doesn't have...
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