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Forum: S-Series General 09-21-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By fdryer
Re: Manual Fan Switch

Relay terminals 85 and 86 are the control side of the fan relay. Which terminal is HOT/12v? The other terminal is pcm switched ground, the side you can wire your unused TC switch to ground. Below is...
Forum: S-Series General 09-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Surge tank is problematic

Either you're losing coolant from the coolant container, cap or elsewhere. Initial posts are about the coolant container and cap and now coolant leaking elsewhere.........

At what temperature does...
Forum: L-Series General 09-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 231
Posted By fdryer
Re: [2001 L300] - Easiest way to tap into true ignition safely; anyone?

Yes, your android images are perfect for everyday online posting. I realize it can be a real pita to resize images but many aren't familiar with cellphones, tablets and digital cameras creating very...
Forum: Vue General 09-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By fdryer
Re: Camshaft position sensor test

And to add more confusion than necessary, since you measured 4vdc on the signal wire of your cam sensor, that is correct. I never question wiring diagrams, assuming they're correct, until someone...
Forum: Vue General 09-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By fdryer
Re: Camshaft position sensor test

Your flattering reference to me as a consultant will go nowhere. The one cell between my ears has no room for an ego, much less remembering myself as a consultant. I'm just another diyer here and...
Forum: Vue General 09-21-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By fdryer
Re: Drl over-ride and/or delete

Pizza_saturn, are you not able to turn off low beams when you manually turn the headlight switch from AUTO position to parking lights? This would be the first detent from AUTO position.
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By fdryer
Re: the old front wheel bearing trick on L100

^ I agree. There are as many great repair shops as there are dishonest ones.

When I thought I needed another round of wheel balancing, the shop I used informed me of a worn right front wheel...
Forum: L-Series General 09-21-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 231
Posted By fdryer
Re: [2001 L300] - Easiest way to tap into true ignition safely; anyone?

When you state starter wiring, are you describing the ignition switch wiring?

I'm a little confused as wiring diagrams show more than three wires to the ignition switch. I'm looking over wiring...
Forum: S-Series General 09-21-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By fdryer
Re: Manual Fan Switch

^ There's only one problem - if ac is dead, as in no compressor operation, the pressure sensor most likely detected a loss of refrigerant and disables compressor operation. When this occurs, the pcm...
Forum: L-Series General 09-21-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 231
Posted By fdryer
Re: [2001 L300] - Easiest way to tap into true ignition safely; anyone?

Leather seats? This is new info I'm not aware of. With two seat heaters, there should be at least two or three orange wires in the ignition switch harness. The two orange wires shown in the drawing...
Forum: S-Series General 09-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By fdryer
Re: Manual Fan Switch

Well, you can have your cake and eat it using the ac button, one way to have manual fan cooling with or without ac. To have it both ways requires several easy steps but must be strictly followed to...
Forum: S-Series General 09-21-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By fdryer
Re: Manual Fan Switch

Which car? Is ac dead (a short cut to a manual fan switch with only one mod).
Forum: Events 09-20-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By fdryer
GM ignition switch criminal case dismissed

https://www.autoblog.com/amp/2018/09/20/gm-ignition-switch-criminal-case-dismissed/

If the link dies, here's the article from autoblog.com;

WASHINGTON A federal judge in New York on...
Forum: L-Series General 09-20-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 231
Posted By fdryer
Re: [2001 L300] - Easiest way to tap into true ignition safely; anyone?

No professional expertise, just another diyer with some knowledge and service manuals for reference and sharing info. Below are wiring diagrams of the ignition switch with several wires to consider...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-20-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: 02 SL2--Clicking from driver side tire: Bad tie rod? CV joint?

^ How utterly crude!? My L300 has shields on front and rear and guaranteed to make scraping noises when I touch them (15 years of exposure to NYC weather including annual salted roads).

Thanks...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-20-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By fdryer
Re: Hard to track down starting\running issue

I can personally equate with old school and young techs as my previous employment allows for both. Unfortunately I've discovered incompetence in both groups. While I have my share of mistakes and own...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-20-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: 02 SL2--Clicking from driver side tire: Bad tie rod? CV joint?

CV joints usually click when steering is partially or fully right or left at low speed. When a full right or left turn in a parking lot is made at low speed, the cv joints are at maximum flex where...
Forum: L-Series General 09-20-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 231
Posted By fdryer
Re: [2001 L300] - Easiest way to tap into true ignition safely; anyone?

Three critical points in those pics; black duct tape, electrical tape and gorilla glue. Tape adhesive turns gooey in a year or so and leaves a sticky mess while exposing wires - don't use it, avoid...
Forum: S-Series General 09-19-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn Help in Chicago?

Among the many things affecting xmission operation (engine, wiring, pcm, xmission valve body, etc), harsh shifts seems to point to a faulty pressure control solenoid. More on this below. To further...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By fdryer
Re: (Sarcoxiechick ) Manual transmission trouble - '98 SL2

If Sarcoxie is in Missouri, do cars corrode and rust sitting in place unused for several years like anything left outside anywhere? 6yrs sitting outdoors can do marvelous things to metals. I tend to...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-19-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By fdryer
Re: Hard to track down starting\running issue

If security flashes during starting, the starting circuit is disabled. Click on the thumbnail to open a new full page image. Print it.
Forum: Ion Tech 09-18-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By fdryer
Re: Hard to track down starting\running issue

Are they capable of reading wiring diagrams like your idea of checking the START wire for 12v when the ignition switch is turned to START? Ions are the latest breed of electronic starting where 12v...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-18-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By fdryer
Re: Hard to track down starting\running issue

Does this Autoparts company have access to service manual info to troubleshoot?
Forum: S-Series General 09-18-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By fdryer
Re: Best Tires for Handling & Rain Traction? - '98 SC2

This should have been mentioned in your initial post. Look for summer tires with rain control. Obviously, summer tires can be either soft tread compound for best grip with lower life or medium...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-17-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,002
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Compressor - Oil or Coolant Leak

If you cannot get the entire service manual online, subscribe as suggested. Service manuals are written for trained people that use manuals as reference. You're second guessing with questions that...
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