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Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By fdryer
Re: What the !%&*@ is going on here?

I know I'm missing out why vehicle prices are (artificially?) high. I think someone more knowledgeable may be able to explain higher(?) used car prices while the US economy is at a near standstill...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-24-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By fdryer
Re: Need help troubleshooting intermittent hesitation and hard starting

Some great suggestions here but with this erratic random problem, perhaps some basic troubleshooting may help.

A recent Vue member posted of severe issues with many symptoms, none related to each...
Forum: Vue General 05-24-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Saturn Vue, 6 cyl - rapid clicking after cranking and multiple electric issu

A repair shop that doesn't accept hints and cannot find the problem may not be a repair shop. Some describe these repair shops as replacement parts artists, hoping to find the answer as they replace...
Forum: S-Series General 05-24-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By fdryer
Re: What the !%&*@ is going on here?

Autotrader for NY has a '02 SC2 w/82k miles for $3295. A '02 SL2 w/74k miles - call for price.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-22-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 SL1: AC connector at the compressor

You're describing the leak no one wants to fix but will run to the store for refill kits including sealer that doesn't work. Only one seal per fitting as long as the fittings aren't corroded at the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By fdryer
Re: What the !%&*@ is going on here?

You can always leave a comment on YouTube.

I've criticized a wannabe YouTuber with a following who claimed to know about tankless heaters. I merely pointed out his errors against my real world...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-22-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By fdryer
Re: Four Seasons AC compressor

Is there a reason the rear scroll control valve seal leaked? Any idea of a repair if you have to open it?
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,206
Posted By fdryer
Re: SL1 revving way too high at idle and while driving

Idle air control valve or throttle position sensor can raise idle rpm. The iacv is pcm controlled to adjust idle rpm in all temperatures from cold startup, warm engine, coasting from speed and when...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By fdryer
Re: Leaking fuel line at fuel rail?

I find it difficult to search threads within these forums as fuel pressures have been posted from service manuals. Maybe I should try the advanced search feature. Below is a copy from another site...
Forum: Ion General 05-21-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By fdryer
Re: Replacment Saturn ION remote key fobs?

I bought a pair of remotes from aftermarket distributors but programmed them with my own aftermarket Tech II clone. The remotes are not oem but equivalent for lower cost. Older Saturns using Passlock...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By fdryer
Re: Leaking fuel line at fuel rail?

No, fuel pressure should not vary greatly as you've observed. The reason for a fuel pressure regulator is to maintain pressure within a range. Your large pressure varying between 32-42 psi is either...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-21-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 163
Posted By fdryer
Re: '02 LW200 A/C System Replacement

Nope, never assumed/presumed txv replacement was required for several personal diy reasons. I'm not sure if any vehicle repair shop will replace them unless its relatively easy and a no-brainer. In...
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: hvac levers and cable lubrication

Motorcycle cables are exposed to dirt at speed, collecting on entry ways to each exposed cable to the elements. It's only natural for cables to require lubrication form time to time. At worst I think...
Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By fdryer
Re: What the !%&*@ is going on here?

Scotty Kilmer may be knowledgeable when first starting out on youtube but I don't think highly of him with the list of sponsors supporting him resulting in less than honest info. I tried watching a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By fdryer
Re: HELP finding massive coolant leak

In snapshot #2, the bulging hose around the clamp indicates its old and should be replaced.
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-20-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

I give up. You refuse to acknowledge B2 is the only connection for the factory configuration and you're still insisting on using B1 and B2 for your auxiliary wiring. Until you address this issue and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-20-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

You're not making sense of conflicting sentences. B2 is only terminal for the 12v fusible link wire supplying 12v from the battery to power the alternator. Did you make this sentence incomplete(?) -...
Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By fdryer
Re: What the !%&*@ is going on here?

It might be tempting to buy a new car as many manufacturers are offering zero interest rates.

Jeep, Chrysler, RAM, Dodge, Buick, and GMC are still offering 0% for up to 84 months, but they got...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

I think you made some mistakes, especially on insisting on using the B1 terminal for measuring voltages and connecting anything to it. I will repeat again, DO NOT CONNECT ANYTHING TO B1. You seem to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-19-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By fdryer
Re: Leaking fuel line at fuel rail?

You mentioned in post #8;

Can you make an egr bypass, blocking off the ports underneath the egr valve with a soup can gasket? A temporary sheet metal gasket lasts longer as you can drive around...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 163
Posted By fdryer
Re: '02 LW200 A/C System Replacement

When rebuilding a system with new oil, O-rings and parts, be sure to add dye. It's been said once a good vacuum holds after shutting off a vacuum pump (not letting atmospheric air in), a system...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

I wouldn't recommend using chassis ground for batteries. My service manual shows two battery grounds from battery to engine block. Battery positive branches out with a small gauge cable going to the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-18-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

Below are snapshots of old and replacement alternators from 2013. The first two images are of the old one. The third and fourth images are from today's snapshot of the replacement still operating...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-18-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

According to your voltage measurements, voltages and wiring seems correct. To be sure are your wiring connections as shown?
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-18-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 163
Posted By fdryer
Re: '02 LW200 A/C System Replacement

@!$%@& ... delays and this new server is interfering with the smooth flow of this site. :upset:
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