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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By ssicarman
Re: battery vs. alternator

Pull the covers off of the ends of the battery cables as the corrosion can build under them and not really show.
Forum: L-Series General 11-06-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2000 L 5 spd clutch issue

You may want to get a different mechanic. Self adjusting hydraulic system. A quick visual inspection would show hydraulic lines instead of mechanical linkages.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Wagon makes under-dash noise once per start

If you have ABS brakes then the noise is likely the ABS system self check.
Forum: S-Series General 10-25-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By ssicarman
Re: '99 SL2 scary bad knock

Determine if the knocking engine is the 99 1/2 up or the 99 1/2 down engine.

The 99's that we saw had the newer engine with the narrower head come in about half ways through the model year. So if...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-20-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Battery Dead. Jumped car and it died while driving

I didn't think that much about the fusible link being open as what you can see of it in the picture the insulation appears undamaged. Further it is designed to handle the full output of the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-20-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Battery Dead. Jumped car and it died while driving

The wire from the alternator goes on the same post as the wire from the battery.
The picture shows that the alternator wire is on the post that seems to have the wire going into the starter motor....
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-03-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

Likely valve seals or guides.
Inspect the PCV system and make sure that it is OK.
Forum: Vue Tech 09-14-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Brake bleeding procedure

If you think that the bleeder is blocked remove it and clean it with small drill bits. You should be able to blow air through it if it is not blocked.
Forum: How-To Library 08-03-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 88,916
Posted By ssicarman
Re: HOW TO: 3.5 Auto Trans Fluid Change

You don't fill the Honda transmission through the dipstick tube. You fill it through the fill plug on the top of the transmission.
Make sure you are removing the correct plug.
...
Forum: L-Series General 08-01-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Sealant

As fdryer said in one of your other multiple posts you should stick with one post for the same problem. Makes things so much easier for anyone trying to help you out.
Also as he said PICTURES.
You...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-28-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Length of brake line

Your father in law needs to rethink things. Dual diagonal system.

One front and one rear on the opposite side are on a circuit and the other circuit is the other front and and other rear.
This...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-20-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2006 vue cant6 reset check engine light

Engine?
Codes?
Are you using a code reader/scan tool to try and erase the codes?
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-08-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By ssicarman
Re: “Overheating” part 3

Pressure test the cooling system. New cap in place then the surge tank may be cracked.
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-04-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By ssicarman
Re: the old spark plug changing trick

Modern coils are able to produce a lot of voltage to over come large plug gaps.

So if after 100,000 plus miles of driving on them they can be worn/worn out and still let the engine run fairly...
Forum: S-Series General 07-02-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Cylinder head Qs

Did you check for a crack in the head by the #4 cylinder camshaft journal area.

Engine Runs Hot and/or Engine Oil Mixed with Engine Coolant In Engine Coolant Recovery Reservoir #96-T-65B - (Jan 6,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-09-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2001 LW300 blower Motor issue

Verify that you have power to the blower motor.
Make sure that the ground for the blower motor is good, provide another ground and see if the blower runs.

There is a connector for the blower...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-26-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2001 Saturn SL2 - replaced the starter it tried to start on its own without key

Wiring diagram for the starter purple wire/solenoid signal wire is.

Battery power to under hood fuse block to the ignition switch ---- for the manual trans to the clutch switch to the under hood...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-25-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,083
Posted By ssicarman
Re: An interesting brake rotor conundrum

Lot of people seem to be wanting to focus on the new rotors. Eliminate them then you can start on what may be the right issue.
If only the one side had the wheel bearing replaced and it is that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-25-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,083
Posted By ssicarman
Re: An interesting brake rotor conundrum

Rubbing on the one rotor only not both sides?

Down and dirty...swap the rotors side to side to see if the problem follows the rotors or stays on the one side.
Forum: Vue General 04-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Help please!! 03 vue issues

2003 fuel filter is external.

Hard to flare plastic fuel lines.
Forum: Vue General 04-21-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Help please!! 03 vue issues

Are the fuel line clips in place? Good condition?
Same filter as removed?

Can you post pictures of the popping off line?
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Fuel Filter Bracket Bolts

After breaking to many of the bolts trying to replace the fuel filters at work I gave up on that. What I ended up doing was to push the filter out of the bracket using large water pump pliers. Worked...
Forum: S-Series General 04-19-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By ssicarman
Re: Overheating again

Overheating how?

Coolant boiling out of the surge tank?
High gauge reading into the red?

If you have AC that works does the cooling fan come on when the AC is turned on?
Forum: Vue Tech 04-09-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By ssicarman
Re: 2003 2.2L sparks, cranks, fuel pressure... no start

Try putting some engine oil into the cylinders. Use about the same amount that you would use for a wet compression test.
Sitting for a year and now with low compression could be dry cylinders. Same...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-07-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By ssicarman
Re: No Transmission Engagement

If you installed the transmission with the torque converter not properly engaged into the oil pump drive lugs you may have damaged or broken the oil pump drive.
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