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Forum: Ion Tech 07-19-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
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: 11
Views: 215
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: 31
Views: 488
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: 49
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: 223
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: 223
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: 31
Views: 488
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: 223
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: 31
Views: 488
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: 31
Views: 488
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: 99
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...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-16-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 488
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Some food for thought on why some front wheel drive xmissions don't have xmission dipsticks - the tight design of a fwd xmission case mated to an engine with half shafts protruding limits where and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By fdryer
Re: need opinions on '94 A/C

I'm not sure which molecule is larger, argon or r134a. My guess is r134a is larger but it's just a guess.

The perfect vacuum was from a member repairing his system and leaving gauges connected...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-16-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

While this may be late, if you can use a multimeter to measure resistance, follow the three steps in the wiring diagram. Removing the ac relay and diode (note which way the diode is set into the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC clutch engaging. No cold air

How much was spent over the years? Since you know this system leaked, an inexpensive uv light and time spent searching for the elusive leak could have revealed where it occurred then determine what's...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By fdryer
Re: Raspberry Pi Android Auto Project

When I posted those images, you never said those are the images and I was led to believe something was missing. A little misunderstanding goes a long way. I thought you were posting images of your...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: Make turn signals flash instead of DRL

Flickering in DRL mode wasn't mentioned until your last post, above. Now its clear - LED high beams will not work in DRL mode.

With the body control module, there's no way to attempt a work...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 SC1 Some OBDII won't complete

Dats cause you took away any profit he might have made from your lack of knowing your way around under the hood. He's angry because he was just put in his place when you informed him of your desire...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: Make turn signals flash instead of DRL

No RKE module in third gen Saturns. The body control module (BCM) was needed to carry more electronics; Passlock theft deterrent, OBD II diagnostics/gateway to the OBD II port, DRL, interior/exterior...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: Make turn signals flash instead of DRL

If you're using led high beams, do they work in DRL mode?
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By fdryer
Re: Most horrid sound ever!

Differential pin let loose?
Forum: Vue Tech 07-15-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: AIRBAG DISABLE (seat)

Check with a GM dealer service department and/or salvage yard people familiar with airbags. They should be informed about safety when working on undeployed airbags and how to deploy them manually to...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By fdryer
Re: Raspberry Pi Android Auto Project

5 minutes for startup?! That's eons of time waiting for system boot up. If you're patient, starting and driving until the system is up may be the only way to wait for this slow setup. A good phone...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 3.5 AWD VUE CEL Error codes: 0036 and 0141

Using rockauto.com for images, your two exhaust catcons are vertically mounted with the precat/upstream O2 sensor on top and the post cat downstream sensor on the bottom. The bottom O2 sensor is most...
Forum: S-Series General 07-14-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By fdryer
Re: Raspberry Pi Android Auto Project

Nice project! I can't view your three imgur images, as shown below when I clicked each link. I made a plexiglass mount, glued two velcro straps to hold my Nexus-7 tablet. All I wanted was a large...
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