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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-24-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 19
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 SL1 - A/C R&R parts, flush, oil

If I'm not mistaken, service manuals don't discuss any procedures for flushing ac systems so you're left to guess. Fortunately, there are aftermarket products and procedures for flushing systems of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-24-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By fdryer
Re: wiring a 4 wire tach

hinsonracing, review the drawing below. The tach signal is generated from within the instrument panel circuits to drive the tach. Put an instrument panel back on if wiring hasn't been cut. If wiring...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-24-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By fdryer
Re: Spark problem

Junk yards are the best sources for ignition parts - coils and ignition control module. Online used parts may be a good second source. New aftermarket parts are reported to be expensive and not...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-24-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn L300 Bogs No Power Under Accel Flickering Electronics

1-Mileage?

2-What's fuel pressure? AutoZone loans fuel pressure gauges.

3-L300s have three catalytic converters - one for each side of the V6 and a third downstream. A damaged catcon may be...
Forum: S-Series General 02-24-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 108
Posted By fdryer
Re: Wierd occurance after every cold start

With 168k miles, well worn parts may be a hidden issue. What's fuel pressure while idling and driving? Tried removing the upstream exhaust manifold O2 sensor to test for a damaged catalytic converter?
Forum: Vue Red Line 02-23-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,902
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 Vue Redline top speed

Review engine specs, tach redline and original tire specs. Original tires spelled out maximum speed along with programmed rev limiting at idle and at speed. At speed, the vehicle is speed limited...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-23-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Ion 1 won't crank

As I have been reminded from time to time, Ions with trunk mounted batteries can present issues. Jump starting can be done at the trunk or at the engine. The main fuse panel has a stud labeled in...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-23-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By fdryer
Re: MAP sensor testing questions

Most readers display values interpreted for friendly info. A map sensor usually displays values in either kpa or inches of hg (mercury), scientific notation. To display 'raw' values such as voltages...
Forum: L-Series General 02-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l 200

"programming a new bcm world [without] issues as GM will then you h"

"can preform [perform] programming for Passlock"

Google on my tablet choosing words, forcing me to proof read more than...
Forum: Aura General 02-23-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By fdryer
Re: Aura remote start?

Tried reading your owner's manual? http://www.gm.com/owner-assistance/saturn.html
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-23-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By fdryer
Re: MAP sensor testing questions

From the service manual.
Forum: L-Series General 02-22-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By fdryer
Re: Switching Key Remote Battery.

Battery replacement doesn't change programming in the body control module, retaining the last programmed remotes. Any new remote(s) must be programmed by GM or locksmith using GM's Tech II scantool...
Forum: S-Series General 02-22-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By fdryer
Re: Shifting Problems, Bad Fuel Economy, No Acceleration

With two similar opening posts, one member suggested an important item all new members with S-series cars aren't aware of when asking about problems - the infamous engine coolant temperature sensor,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-22-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By fdryer
Re: Spark problem

Looking from the front of the car towards the engine, cylinders are numbered from left to right - 1234. Each coil fires two plugs, 1&4, 2&3. Losing spark to cylinders 2&3 means either the coil or the...
Forum: L-Series General 02-22-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l 200

If your mechanic cannot program blank BCMs with GM's Tech II scantool or cannot guarantee programming a new bcm world issues as GM will then you have no other recourse but to see a dealer. It's been...
Forum: L-Series General 02-22-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l 200

A new blank bcm can only be programmed by GM. This ensures the authorized dealer using GM scantool equipment, Tech II, will copy the original mileage read off the odometer/bcm is programmed into the...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-22-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Ion 1 won't crank

Mileage? Is this car driven for frequent short trips or used for work? The simplest way to isolate a possible starter issue is to short the starter solenoid terminals with the large battery cable...
Forum: S-Series General 02-22-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help Please

From the 1997 Saturn SL1/SC1/SW1 service manual;

Fuel Cut-Off Mode
To prevent possible engine damage from over-speed, the PCM cuts-off fuel from the fuel injectors when engine speed is above the...
Forum: Ion General 02-22-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By fdryer
Re: Sometimes: *sounds like* starter spinning but solenoid doesn't engage

Sometimes, just sometimes, starters fail in an unusual way. If this description fits, replace the starter ASAP.

Every car starter uses the equivalent of an electrically operated mechanical clutch...
Forum: Vue General 02-21-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By fdryer
Re: 04' Vue overheated with no warning, need help

Your best option is to subscribe to either Alldata or Mitchell for online access to service manuals. This way, you won't have to rely on anyone. The cost for a monthly subscription is worth it to...
Forum: Ion General 02-21-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

^ Yes, you are correct. I'm still thinking battery in the engine bay and not in the trunk for Ions............where the other negative cable connects chassis to battery negative.
Forum: Ion General 02-21-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

Examine the chassis connection to this ground wire. There should be another cable connecting chassis ground to battery negative. If correct, connect the loose end to an engine bolt nearby with enough...
Forum: Ion General 02-21-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

Examine that large gauge ground wire to where it ends on the other end. If I'm not mistaken, you're looking at a main ground wire. The end may be connected to battery negative, engine block or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ticking, Odd Idle, Inconsistent Power, Possible Chain?

Is this '95 SL1 sohc with throttle body injection (TBI)? If yes, the TBI has a fuel pressure regulator that may be worn out and needs to be replaced. Its just a rubber diaphragm and easily accessible...
Forum: S-Series General 02-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By fdryer
Re: I know, dumb question...

Your first post has confused almost everyone here. Try reading your own post again as you didn't make clear which car you're asking about. Obviously, we all know '98's don't have an Oil Change...
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