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Forum: Vue Tech 08-20-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By fdryer
Re: Whaat is the correct thermostat temp of a 05 Vue 3.5 V-6

Here's a reprint of t-stat diagnosing in a pdf. The reference to using a scantool is not the generic reader sold everywhere. In GM service manuals, scantool means GMs Tech II. The partial mechanical...
Forum: Ion General 08-20-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ion key question

You can buy new factory remotes online for low cost since Saturns are discontinued. Similar to buying a new ignition key from GM based on your VIN, original remotes need to be programmed by GM or a...
Forum: Vue General 08-20-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3.0 intake bolts

Vues use a different upper intake than L300s. Both use the same 3.0L V6 engine but different upper intake manifolds. Here's an L300 3.0L engine in factory livery.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-20-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 SL2 Mystery Switch

I have a similar switch but without the facia showing ON/OFF in my L300. I added it as a valet switch to disable my aftermarket DEI remote start. It's in the same position and hidden from view by the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-20-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 203
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ground issue?

Very few, if any here with very high mileage tied P0300 to tired(?) injectors. I think you hit the jackpot with a new set. Hopefully your best guess is the right one.
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-19-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By fdryer
Re: vapor or fuel

Go to rockauto and review parts images for your year and model. Scroll down to Fuel & Air and select Fuel Line/Hose, examine the fuel feed and fuel return lines - both have different outside...
Forum: Vue General 08-19-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By fdryer
Re: 3.0 intake bolts

Torx or hex head, they can be drilled to remove the head and leave the threaded part for removal after the plenum is removed. A regular drill can work but may remove too much aluminum. Have an image...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-19-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start no crank

What are the actual error codes? It's better to post them than guess or describe error codes to reduce misinformation. Most here like myself are diyers with some knowledge to share. A few are former...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By fdryer
Re: Radiator Fan

The coolant temperature sensor doesn't turn on the cooking fan. Temperature signals are sent to the pcm. The pcm determines when to turn on cooling fan; on when ac is used, off until coolant temps...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-19-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: '03 l300 oil warning light coming on for no apparent reason

I think the oil pressure sending unit is on the rear passenger side of the engine. The crank sensor is next to the oil filter. Images of parts can be examined on sites like rockauto, AutoZone, etc. ...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-19-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start no crank

Injectors have a history of reliability. They're used all over the world so injectors either work or not. The worst case scenario of one faulty injector or all of them might be a fuel issue where...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-19-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: Cooling Fans Run After Engine Swap

This problem probably requires more than casual thought from normal diagnosing procedures. As a thought problem, this may need a little more digging to determine why fans run when its not a short...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: '03 l300 oil warning light coming on for no apparent reason

There are two oil indicators. One is the RED oil pressure light. The other is a yellow oil can symbol for the OCI, oil change indicator. If you're describing the oil pressure light, replace the...
Forum: Vue General 08-18-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By fdryer
Re: CVT trouble leads to Vue not starting

Once a timing chain is removed, the camshafts may shift due to each valve spring under compression from how camshafts are made. At assembly time, trained assemblers setup cylinder head camshafts and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: Cooling Fans Run After Engine Swap

The fan control module switches both fans in one of three speeds. The ecm/pcm determines which speed is needed according to coolant temperatures and/or ac operation. The difference in turn on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 669
Posted By fdryer
Re: Any tests to determine if my MP7 transmission is slipping or not ?

I looked at post #31 again with those values of 50.3mph@3015 rpm and came to the same conclusion as 1996SL11.9L and Signmaster - the car was in third gear when the snapshot was taken. The rpm was...
Forum: Vue Tech 08-18-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: How long can a/c leak?

Is that leak emanating from the rear scroll control valve cover?
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By fdryer
Re: No Transmission Engagement

Think again. Cold engine idle should be around 1200 rpm, gradually dropping as coolant reach operating temps. Warm idle should be between 650-800 rpm. Your idle at 500 suggests the idle air control...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By fdryer
Re: Dirty throttle body = stalling, but why?

Something's wrong. Ac compressors always loads an engine down. With EFI systems, programming in the pcm automatically bumps idle rpm 100-200 rpm up (depending on engine size) to maintain the same...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-17-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start no crank

Easiest way to tell if a fuel pump is faulty or not; borrow a known good fuel pressure gauge from AutoZone or Advance Auto, connect it to the fuel test valve on the fuel rail and simply turn on...
Forum: L-Series General 08-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 L-300 headlight upgrade?

Thanks for the detailed info. I'm aware of the reverse beam pattern hence the cutoff on the bottom of the light housing to restrict light output to the upper beam pattern, the distinct horizontal...
Forum: Vue General 08-17-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By fdryer
Re: CVT trouble leads to Vue not starting

Again, the serpentine drive belt is not a timing belt. It is simply a drive belt to power accessory items. The only timing belts that are truly timing belts are the ones using teeth, not the...
Forum: L-Series General 08-17-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 L-300 headlight upgrade?

I may not be clear in asking questions related to your modified low beam projector light housings. I replaced my halogen lamps with hid lamps without any modifications. No one has ever flashed their...
Forum: S-Series General 08-17-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By fdryer
Re: Missing hose?

New members can post snapshots. It's not about new member restrictions until 15 posts are made. It's mainly due to everyone making the assumptions of their snapshots are uploadable to these forums...
Forum: Vue General 08-17-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By fdryer
Re: CVT trouble leads to Vue not starting

Timing belt or timing chain? Are you confusing the serpentine drive belt used for the alternator, power steering pump and ac compressor with the timing chain hidden behind the timing cover? 2.2L...
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