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Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By fdryer
Re: '99 SC2 intermittent no start - CPS? Advice needed.

Replacing the coolant sensor should have the engine startup immediately unless it was flooded or has remaining fuel in cylinders, soaking and drowning spark. If the engine starts up, it should idle...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By fdryer
Re: '99 SC2 intermittent no start - CPS? Advice needed.

1- What's mileage?

2- Was the engine coolant sensor ever replaced? The factory original ones fail, crack and send incorrect signals resulting in extra rich fuel and/or flooding on startups. The...
Forum: Ion General 04-23-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By fdryer
Re: Power steering stiff after changing alternator??

There may be several reasons for erratic power steering; wiring to the eps unit, worn dc motor, insufficient/erratic power, loose drive belt/worn belt tensioner, worn alternator. Is the drive belt...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-22-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

You found the problem and can repair the damage as it isn't considered jury rigging when a repair results in correcting an intermittent reduced power problem. One of the service bulletins explains...
Forum: S-Series General 04-22-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By fdryer
Re: Super dead battery might have fried electrical components

Checking alternator operation at Autozone using their bench tests eliminates the alternator from being at fault. This means wiring in the electrical system. Three wires to check.

Measure voltage...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

There are two service bulletins related to reduced power issues. PM me an email address and I'll send them (each file is too large to attach here).
Forum: S-Series General 04-22-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn Paint/Clear-coat

Was this car bought new or used? Presuming most original owners perform maintenance to include washing and waxing their car tends to reduce chances of clear coat peeling. If bought used, was there...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-22-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,466
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stuck moonroof on a 2002 SL2

If you consider how GM dealers handles sunroof repairs, you might not be critical. While this is just my opinion, I think GM handles sunroof repairs one way. If for any reason they determine its not...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-22-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By fdryer
Re: Why does Haynes say do not bleed rear calipers without a scan tool

raymondjiii, you bled your rear calipers and haven't crashed? Must be luck or you're doing it right despite what Haynes states. In everyday driving whether abs is used or not, the abs module...
Forum: Vue General 04-22-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By fdryer
Re: Muffler Deleter or Something To Make My Vue Loud

You become the beta tester since no one can tell you what's going to occur to your Vue. With two opposing comments, one stating more power with another stating loss of power, you're the only one to...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-22-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

Lol, nothing to forgive. Attached Thumbnail should read Click Attached Thumbnail
Forum: Vue Tech 04-21-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

Dud you review the descriptions of how the two throttle position sensors work in opposite directions, one at 5v while the other at zero? As throttle is moved, each sensor goes in the opposite...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-21-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By fdryer
Re: L200 Radiator Fan Not Turning On

My FSMs are in four plastic bound covers, each around three inches thick. No 'real' schematics, just what you see in my previous post. Since dealer mechanics are not expected to have electrical or...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-21-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

internetpimp, if you become familiar with this site and search threads, you'll find Saturns using Passlock (yours) can use donor BCMs or ECMs without dealer programming. The modules are plug n' play...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-21-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By fdryer
Re: I had to cut brake line at caliper hose...

Tried heat from a propane torch? This can allow severely corroded fittings to break loose. Penetrating oil allowed to soak in before heating may allow the artificial bonding to break.
Forum: Vue Tech 04-21-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange no crank issue 2004 Vue 2.2 MT

Remove and examine each spark plug. Plugs will show moisture compared to normal plugs looking exactly the same from one plug to another.

All engines have each cylinder surrounded by water, a...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-21-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By fdryer
Re: L200 Radiator Fan Not Turning On

Review the wiring diagram and description of two fans, three speed cooling fan circuit.
Forum: Ion General 04-20-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn ion pcv

Well I'm glad to be wrong on a very healthy engine at or near ideal compression. What remains is normal combustion blowby gases that are still generated as a normal process. Unfortunately, unless you...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-20-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By fdryer
Re: Autotrans won't shift out of first sometimes

Thruxtonup, as pierrot stated, you posted in the wrong forums where you should be posting in the S-Series Tech forums. You're not the first and won't be the last so just let this thread die and...
Forum: Ion General 04-20-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn ion pcv

Just guessing on my part but if your engine doesn't have a pcv valve then the crankcase gases are simply ported thru internal passages already there in the engine without resorting to old school...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-20-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange no crank issue 2004 Vue 2.2 MT

And I left out an important fact - all alternators wear out sooner or later. They're no different from starters wearing out the same way from normal wear and tear unless an electrical or electronic...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-20-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By fdryer
Re: No key screwdriver works?

^ True as immobilisers add another layer of security - (1)Passlock disables injector operation while the (2)rfid chip in keys (Passkey) add the coded chip to provide another layer to security in...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-20-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange no crank issue 2004 Vue 2.2 MT

1-180-185 psi is great compression. The engine should last forever.

2-If the alternator is truly the bad one on the car, its probably the reason for dead/dying battery, under voltages, no power to...
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,043
Posted By fdryer
Re: Would you change your 2001 SL1 for 2007 Jaguar S-Type?

I was wondering what that over sized soda can resembling a tail plane was in the garage. You must have more talent than average to undertake a home built. In my best sarcasm, you must be very...
Forum: S-Series General 04-20-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By fdryer
Re: Fuel tank pressure sensor

Did you try eliminating other issues like a leak in the fuel vapor system, not allowing the system to seal in order for the fuel pressure sensor to detect a vacuum and vapor pressure? While there's...
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