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Forum: Vue General 09-29-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue No Power To Brake Lights...

One product may work - DeoxIT.
Forum: 2008 Vue 09-28-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By fdryer
Re: Starter location on 2008 Saturn Vue 3.5L

Looked between the battery and driver's side of the engine bottom?
Forum: Vue General 09-28-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue No Power To Brake Lights...

If you browsed past threads to keep up with problems as they occured, did you cpme across rain water seeping into wiring around the side kick plate, driver's side? Water intrusion into a multiple pin...
Forum: Vue General 09-28-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue No Power To Brake Lights...

I think the body control module (BCM) controls all gauges, interior and exterior lighting, among other programs like security and a gateway for all error codes output to the OBD II port. The brake...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-27-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,809
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn L300 P0727 error code

If you are asking about replacing the crankshaft position sensor, it's next to the oil filter canister, mounted with one torx bolt. Replacement does not have to be factory original as any aftermarket...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-27-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,586
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0727 and P1780 error codes

Relays and fuse info is embossed into the fuse cover. The standard 87a relay, whether in four or five pin configuration comes in at least two physical sizes; regular box or slim line. Our L300s use...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 09-27-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By fdryer
Re: With Saturn...goes most of GM's Green Technology

When EV-1 was created and sold, battery technology was still in its infancy. EV-1s used nickel metal hydride batteries with little more power than nickel cadmium. Both self discharge due to chemistry...
Forum: S-Series General 09-27-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By fdryer
Re: RKE bypass to now .25v on pin 87 (Fuel pump relay)

That sticky substance might be aged adhesive from factory tape to bundle harnesses. This occurs to electrical tape used to wrap wiring together; after a few years the adhesive loses its ability to...
Forum: S-Series General 09-22-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C system working, no cold air

I'm glad to be wrong as this turned out to be a connector issue. It would be great if we all have the same ac problems as you had.
Forum: S-Series General 09-21-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C system working, no cold air

Compressor is running, Radiator fan is running, A/C still has a full charge....

From my perspective (under most situations), two of three are meaningful but not all three. As a rule no one can...
Forum: Vue General 09-18-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 vue dball2 w/ 4x05

Rhonda, I think you're more than a casual diyer, being forced out of necessity with a major health issue and fixed(?) income. I try not to be condescending (I rarely use the word in conversation or...
Forum: Vue General 09-17-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 vue V6 engine coolant hose question.

Since you jumpered the connector to turn off the light, either the two new sensors are faulty or the connection terminals failed on both reservoirs. If you have a multimeter, a simple continuity test...
Forum: Vue General 09-17-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 vue dball2 w/ 4x05

You're not alone with mystery problems that may or may not be related to factory security. As it is, a new lock cylinder and ignition switch requires the three, 10 minute ignition ON cycles to...
Forum: Vue General 09-15-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 vue dball2 w/ 4x05

Re-read post #5's last two paragraphs about Passlock security. For whatever reason, Passlock security flashing at the moment the engine dies while driving appears to indicate Passlock disabling...
Forum: S-Series General 09-14-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By fdryer
Re: Anybody got a knock sensor?

While you're waiting for an opportunity to get a new or used one, there may be a temporary work around to turn off the check engine light if it remains on; disabling the sensor from sending signals. ...
Forum: S-Series General 09-13-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By fdryer
Re: Anybody got a knock sensor?

Tried rockauto? They're good for parts and oem numbers otherwise check GM parts online for oem number then cross reference it against aftermarket replacements. Using the oem number should get you...
Forum: Aura General 09-12-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By fdryer
Re: Slipping or Skipping???

This may be as simple as periodic maintenance needed like spark plugs, air filter, etc, at the recommended mileage in your owner's manual. P0300 random misfire tends to point to the ignition system;...
Forum: Astra General 09-10-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By fdryer
Re: Removing the Airbag Cover (Opel cover mod) question

Yes, I understand. Background info was given for perspective. In addition, disconnecting the airbag fuse or negative battery cable and waiting about 20-30 minutes is supposed to allow the airbag...
Forum: Astra General 09-10-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By fdryer
Re: Removing the Airbag Cover (Opel cover mod) question

Never worked on airbags but have service manuals for my L300. Insofar as airbags, they're mostly similar in operation and wiring with safety precautions when working with them. All info I have is...
Forum: S-Series General 09-10-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help! 1997 SW2

Are you in the rust belt region of the USA where road salting accelerates car corrosion? If yes then consider examining main power connections for severe corrosion and damage, preventing full...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By fdryer
Re: SC2 no crank

This might help, post#2 in this link; https://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236632&highlight=terminal+corrosion
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-09-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stumbles/jerks on acceleration

Check fuel pressure; with ignition on engine off, idling and either driving or revving above idle. Pressures should not drop in except with the unusual pump check valve fault dropping pressures when...
Forum: Ion General 09-09-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By fdryer
Re: Flashing Warning Lights and Bouncing Gauges

In general, all Saturn instrument panel gauges and indicators are driven electronically by the body control module. The bcm essentially runs everything the engine computer (ecm/pcm) doesn't. The...
Forum: Aura General 09-09-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stumped by Saturn Aura Green Line starting issue

Mileage, maintenance performed, parts replaced? EFI engines require fuel pressure. What's fuel pressure? Fuel filter ever replaced? Spark plugs replaced? The repair shop should have these items as...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-07-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ac compressor Ground (?) Wire slightly melted

Unless the ac connector was tapped to supply power to an aftermarket device, the severely melted connectors may be just an unusual case of a loose connection. Several amps power the ac compressor...
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