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Forum: Vue Tech 06-18-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By fdryer
Re: Hard miss, stall

You can search threads within Vue forums for one member with access to service manuals and discussions about corrosion in connections where water intrusion occurs. Your alternatives to service...
Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

Are there error codes/check engine light still on? You can retrieve error codes (service engine soon light on) using the most sophisticated all-in-one tool most homes can afford - a paper clip. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rack and Pinion High Pressure Sealing Surface?

Mechanical and hydraulic dimensions are probably two key issues here. Add possible incorrect male fittings not matching dimensions to fit into the threaded female ports on the r&p unit. I reviewed...
Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By fdryer
Re: What is the cheapest way to get air conditioning in a Saturn SL1 that never had a

I thought this is the appropriate moment for a little humor (or not, depending on how the image is interpreted). I'm not sure where I came across this spectacular snapshot but here it is,...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-17-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 Ion3 Transmission Issues

If you have access to service manuals, you'll need it. VTI xmissions are hit our miss. A better reader is needed to decode errors unrelated to emissions. Snapon, GMs scantool, etc. My guess is the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By fdryer
Re: What is the cheapest way to get air conditioning in a Saturn SL1 that never had a

A search in hvac forums related to residential/commercial refrigeration where pros answer questions turns up vehicle ac systems needed to cool or rides. Between 12k-50k btus. If this seems high,...
Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By fdryer
Re: What is the cheapest way to get air conditioning in a Saturn SL1 that never had a

I'm curious for an answer..... since some basic info is needed to determine amperage usage and startup amperage in order to determine what size inverter is needed as well as battery/ alternator...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-17-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start and PO727 code

If you choose to use error code definitions that may be unrelated to your Saturn, you may be misled with misinformation. Here's info from Saturn service manuals;

DTC P0727

Circuit Description...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 492
Posted By fdryer
Re: Cooling system related questions

Signmaster, I've been using the same source of electronic documents for several years and count them as reliable. I did have online access to the largest data source, Mitchell data at one time and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 492
Posted By fdryer
Re: Cooling system related questions

Here are two reprints for cooling system specifications, '98 and '02. They're the same specs as far as thermostat operation.

dakota1820, as you can see, there's a debate on t-stats and antifreeze....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 492
Posted By fdryer
Re: Cooling system related questions

Here are two reprints for cooling system specifications, '98 and '02. They're the same specs as far as thermostat operation.
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 264
Posted By fdryer
Re: Questions about breaks

^ You are correct. My bad. I didn't review the drawings. A pair of copper washers per banjo brake hose fitting.
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

Check post#20. See if this post helps (towards the end); http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237063. Below are some drawings for perspective.
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

Other than a shaky video, the inside looks clean without zero debris. Inconclusive insofar as looking further inside where the evap coil is seen. Some found foam used as a seal inside the vents,...
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

Yes, by the lower windshield cowl. A screen blocks off large debris. As long as the screen is on, move on to the interior ducting, looking and feeling for debris.
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

Turn on flash for better snapshots or stick a light in passageways to light up the area.
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

OCMan, update your profile to reflect which model and year under your name so we don't have to play twenty questions.

Your descriptions of airflow for heating and cooling seems to be about...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ol' Grindy

Solenoids? I think you meant synchronizers. Synchronizers with blocker rings, controlled by shift forks, are used for ease of shifting and selection of the desired gear range. Here's one site...
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 264
Posted By fdryer
Re: Questions about breaks

Copper banjo washers, one per fitting, crush when tightening bolts to seal against hydraulic pressures. Regular washers do not work.
Forum: S-Series General 06-15-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: Air conditioner barely blowing.

Something blocking airflow. Was airflow restricted without running ac?
Forum: Vue General 06-15-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By fdryer
Re: Dragging Passenger Caliper?

kharrisma10, read this thread; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193692. The front brake flex hoses are most likely strangling fluid flow, acting as a check valve. The brake hose...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By fdryer
Re: 01 SC2 ac compressor o-rings and install

Drain the damaged compressor of old oil, turning the compressor shaft several times to empty the discharge side. Turn compressor upwards with suction side down to drain oil from the suction side....
Forum: S-Series General 06-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: question about bleeding 95 Saturn SC1

^ The only problem with using a piece of wood between seat and pedal is when a bleed screw is loosened. Presuming pressure is built up, the pedal would be partially pressed with more travel to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-15-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By fdryer
Re: Trouble Starting

With a good starter, intermittent starting are usually either a fuel or ignition issue. Mileage? A fuel pressure check is needed (fuel filter replaced?) as well as ensuring spark is generated every...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-14-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ignition Module bolts?

Ignition module bolts are plain, maybe galvanized against rust and moisture corrosion. That makes it easy to find in most stores stocking metric hardware. Home Depot stocks metric fasteners. Smart...
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