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Forum: Ion General 11-29-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Ion-Cold Stalling

With new plugs and ignition coil pack, guessing can be expensive since pepboys didn't solve this problem.

Review your owner's manual on maintenance. Replaced fuel filter? Cleaned throttle body?...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-29-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By fdryer
Re: New owner of a 2002 LW300

Virtually every cellphone and digital camera creates very large image files, several megabytes per snapshot. Great of you're a photographer spending hundreds of dollars to enlarge images for poster...
Forum: Vue General 11-29-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By fdryer
Re: Can you get a false positive for a lost communication to the Body Control Module?

I think all Saturns never used dielectric compound, a greasy silicone like substance to coat electrical connections for a water/moisture repellent. Small packets are sold at auto stores to grease...
Forum: Vue General 11-29-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By fdryer
Re: Can you get a false positive for a lost communication to the Body Control Module?

I'm sorry for your efforts, switching suspect injectors for old ones and still having injector issues. I was hoping incorrect injectors created problems for the ecm, preventing it from operating...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-28-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Vue with Bad Battery?

A 2017 battery with a 3yr warranty may be on its last legs. The best way to determine if the battery is on its way out is by auto parts store testing. Most auto stores selling batteries should have...
Forum: S-Series General 11-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another AC issue. Expansion valve stuck open???

With your above average knowledge of ac repairs on several vehicles to practice, do you have a uv blacklight or not?

Presuming loss of refrigerant, at any level, the thermal expansion valve...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-28-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 LS 2.2L Instrument cluster

You may have one or two problems with the check engine and security indicators on. A reader should be able to decode the cel but may not decode Passlock security errors. Most cel codes are emissions...
Forum: 2008 Vue 11-28-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By fdryer
Re: Manual brake fluid bleed steps

All manual brake flushing or bleeding procedures depends on where the brake master cylinder is located, either left or right side. With left side steering controls, the brake master located on the...
Forum: Vue General 11-28-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Won't Start after Clutch Replacement... Help!

Unless someone posts wiring diagrams for igntion, try searching past threads. I've posted wiring here and there from service manuals. Here's a trick that may help. Google Saturn L200 ignition wiring...
Forum: S-Series General 11-28-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By fdryer
Re: Steerin wheel locked?

I meant telescoping as you put it. My bad for suggesting up and down as in adjusting steering wheel height to accommodate drivers of different height.
Forum: Vue General 11-28-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 3.6 V6 Throttle body/MAF cleaning

Well, unless your owner's manual has info on cleaning throttle bodies, I'm assuming electric throttle bodies share similar configurations for servicing at home without requiring training or licensing...
Forum: Ion Mods 11-28-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,330
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2.2L Tuning who needs it please come in!

Ionben570, are you aware of asking questions in a thread started in '06, 14 years ago that hasn't been answered at all? All idle speculation. The 2.2L GM ecotec engine is used in several models. None...
Forum: Vue General 11-27-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Won't Start after Clutch Replacement... Help!

While suspecting lack of spark, did you check for injector operation via spark plug removal and examining them for wet fuel? Fuel pressure and fuel spraying out the fuel test valve verfies pump...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 472
Posted By fdryer
Re: Running hotter after tune up

You'd definitely notice a colder running t-stat if you're in the snow belt as the majority of S-series owners complained of a lack of heat. Once the t-stat was replaced, complaints of too much heat...
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another AC issue. Expansion valve stuck open???

Although I am not an expert on ac systems, I define damaged, broken parts as either electrically measured or visual. While not a long time member here, I don't recall anyone in these forums showing a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By fdryer
Re: VIDEO: Sweet smell/white vapor/coolant loss

A general rule about cooling system hoses is examining hose coupling to fittings. If the coolant hose bulges to a higher diameter than the clamp, the hose has deteriorated and should be replaced.
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By fdryer
Re: Steerin wheel locked?

Does the steering column shifting up and down interfere with the steering column lock? Are they related or two separate issues?
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 499
Posted By fdryer
Re: Huge headache

Emissions and shift parameters are erased when battery power is removed. The pcm retains default EFI programs. Whether power or a reader reset is performed, this effectively forces the pcm to relearn...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-27-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By fdryer
Re: New owner of a 2002 LW300

I described the two adjustable idlers as fixed as once each one is adjusted to take out slack, they're fixed in place. However the third idler is if I recall correctly, the spring loaded one that's...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-26-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By fdryer
Re: New owner of a 2002 LW300

There are threads within these forums with snapshots of timing belt procedures. If I recall, one or two are fixed tensioners and the third one is spring loaded to allow the timing belt some slack...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-26-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,350
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant Temp

I think you're engine is fine. The gauge needle between the 1/4 and 1/2 marks is the range for a good t-stat (between 185F-200F).
Forum: Vue Green Line 11-26-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By fdryer
Re: stabilitrack and service hybrid warning, no codes

^ Can it be discovering the factory main power wire gauge was less than optimum after long term ownership, correcting it with larger gauge wires? Hopefully this mod prolongs your hybrid for several...
Forum: Vue General 11-26-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By fdryer
Re: Can you get a false positive for a lost communication to the Body Control Module?

One easy confirmation of security working correctly; turn on ignition and observe the instrument panel lights and indicators - all cycle on for a few seconds (including security) then turn off...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-26-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By fdryer
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-26-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 472
Posted By fdryer
Re: Running hotter after tune up

You might be one of a few with a t-stat failing hot. As mentioned, the majority of t-stats failing run cooler with the ecm/pcm generating P0128. Replacing the t-stat corrects the problem. Yours was...
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