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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By fdryer
Re: Silly Electrons

Saturns from '00 and up use body control modules (BCM) to drive the instrument panel lights, indicators, gauges, Passlock theft deterrent, interior/exterior lighting, monitor diagnostics to pass info...
Forum: Community Center 07-20-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By fdryer
Re: Low mileage used Saturns

L-series aside, the major problems with Saturn was (and is to this day on unsuspecting S-series owners) the infamous original two wire coolant sensor that was corrected until much later in a service...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 123
Posted By fdryer
Re: cannot remove the brake drum

Good luck with the tool and guessing which way to move the star wheel. You'll need patience to guess where to position it then move the star wheel in the correct direction (expanding or retracting...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,217
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 SL won't pass smog with OBDII fail

If drawings and image are correct for your car, disconnecting the down pipe three mounting bolts and nuts below the precat will allow viewing the catalytic substrate. It should reveal the same mesh...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 225
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 SL2 Crankcase valve (?)

Your are correct. Your picture shows the layout. My unfamiliarity with parts of the S-series is reminded with clear images. If I'm not mistaken, the edited image below should help.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By fdryer
Re: Low and spongy brake pedal

Google brake master cylinder test. When a brake system is fully bled of air, pressing the brake pedal (engine off) should result in a firm pedal. Hydraulics relies on building instant oil pressure to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

There's always a label. It's most likely hidden from view. From drawings, labeling is probably on the side next to the engine requiring compressor removal to find it. Hopefully the Jensen parts are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 225
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 SL2 Crankcase valve (?)

Pull off the hose and examine the part on the cam cam cover. Does it resemble the pcv (positive crankcase ventilation) valve below? A rubber grommet may be used to hold the pcv valve to the cam...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC "Tube" replacement? (discontinued pn: 21031290)

Tube soldering aluminum must be done on a bench. The area must be cleaned thoroughly of all dirt, grease and oil and either wire brushed or sanded to expose bare aluminum. The interior must be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC "Tube" replacement? (discontinued pn: 21031290)

Is this the part (used); https://www.ebay.com/p/1999-2000-Saturn-S-Series-Coupe-Sc2-AC-Air-Evaporator-Tube-Line-Pipe/1417798547 ?

Don't throw away that damaged line. If you cannot locate a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 249
Posted By fdryer
Re: Pinging / Spark Knock for Four Years on '99 SL

Presuming everything is fine and maintenance hasn't uncovered anything, tried using a mid grade fuel to see if knock stays away? As you may or may not know, electronic ignition timing is programmed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By fdryer
Re: Low and spongy brake pedal

A proper brake system service after replacing any brake line is to bleed the other half of the brake line associated with the replaced line. Safety design incorporates a dual diagonal brake system -...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 249
Posted By fdryer
Re: Pinging / Spark Knock for Four Years on '99 SL

MobileSaturn, this is a partial reprint from service manuals;

The electronic ignition system on both single overhead cam (SOHC) and dual overhead cam (DOHC) engines provides spark energy to ignite...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

If your compressor is original, GM uses several suppliers - Sanden, Zexel, ACDELCO, etc.. If I were in your shoes and determined a blown clutch coil is the reason for compressor failure (presuming...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-19-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By fdryer
Re: charcoal canister

Was the evap purge solenoid replaced or not?
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

Unfortunately, unless you know for sure which compressor is on the car, buying any clutch kit may end up being the wrong one with mismatching of parts.
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Bank 1 are cylinders 1, 3, and 5 which are the closest to the front of the dash.

Bank 2 are cylinders 2, 4, and 6 which are the closest to the front of the vehicle.

HO2S bank 1...
Forum: Vue Green Line 07-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By fdryer
Re: Replace fuel pump 2007 Green Line

Starting with possibly one good suggestion - subscribe to either alldata or Mitchell for full access to service manuals then you can decide whether or not to proceed on your own or have a dealer make...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Question about adding r134a refridgerant

jasenpeters, more can be learned about refrigeration than whatever I write here. There are some that insist on waxing poetic using terms like superheat, latent heat of vaporization, saturation,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Question about adding r134a refridgerant

First, basic refrigeration fundamentals are mandatory so you have a basis for questions otherwise a free wheeling question and answer session simply goes nowhere since fundamentals are...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

There was a time about 40 years ago when automakers complained of inability to meet future emissions standards when EPA began legislated emissions requirements. This was when GM, Ford and Chrysler...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By fdryer
Re: Question about adding r134a refridgerant

1. Purge is the key word for 'priming' gauges and hoses to rid them of air and moisture. Anyone unfamiliar with refrigeration may open a can of worms if not prepared for a steep learning curve....
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Yes, three converters; one precat on each exhaust manifold and a third one after the two exhaust pipes merge into one. L300's, sedan or wagon use the same exhaust system.
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Yes, gas tankers use a long stick to measure fuel levels but there is no comparison to xmission fluid level checks. As you know, tanker fuel level checks are done with the tanker standing with...
Forum: Aura General 07-16-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 Aura XR (3.6L) - A/C Not working

If you never experienced deliberate gouging, lies, dishonesty, unethical and other words to describe quite possibly two divergent businesses, welcome to reality. Yes, you can find parts at discount...
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