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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-17-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: abs lessons to learn

Drawings are great but doesn't answer the question whether or not abs works. Virtually all abs brakes give back a foot massage to the brake pedal from the high speed cycling of brake valves opening...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-17-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: Do rear brakes engage in park on abs vehicle?

You're describing two problems. Each problem is addressed separately. No interaction occurs between parking brake application and abs.

1-ABS failed to operate hence the abs light. ABS works using...
Forum: Events 10-17-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 24
Posted By fdryer
Saturn Trivia - TVs Outrageous Act of Science

Turned on tv and watched a repeat episode. In season 7, episode 1(?) originally aired in 2016, towards the end of this episode a home made rail gun shot a 'U' shaped aluminum bullet into what appears...
Forum: S-Series General 10-16-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By fdryer
Re: What battery are you using

Corrosion is probably from previous batteries and unfamiliarity with identifying batteries venting in normal circumstances. Corrosion and powdery residue occurs over time unless addressed when oil...
Forum: S-Series General 10-16-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By fdryer
Re: What battery are you using

That vertical scratch doesn't look too deep except for the top portion. Examine it carefully to see if it's cracked into the battery. If it is, you're out of luck as far as warranty because its...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-16-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: abs lessons to learn

Did you verify abs operation on a wet, gravel, or dirt road?
Forum: S-Series General 10-16-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By fdryer
Re: What battery are you using

Maine batteries may be dial use but they're not cheap...
Forum: S-Series General 10-16-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By fdryer
Re: What battery are you using

Zeebins, 250 cca is around 1/3 to 1/2 the reserve of most good batteries. If you weren't aware, CCAs drop when temps drop to further the frustrations of a no start issue of a worn out battery. Buy...
Forum: Vue Red Line 10-15-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 redline Vue starts but stalls if gas given

You're describing two different issues. The engine starting up means Passlock security isn't the issue. GMs Passlock anti theft system disables injector operation when security detects a theft...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By fdryer
Re: evacuate a/c system

In one word, yes. A swap from old to almost new parts might be just as you imagined without worrying about oil replenishment. Whether you have a repair shop reclaim refrigerant or other method, ...
Forum: S-Series Mods 10-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Successfully lifted Saturn Sw1

Add entertain thoughts of awd......... Looks like a great semi off road car.
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By fdryer
Re: Lazy Seatbelt Retractor

Did cleaning your seatbelt correct the problem?
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 SL2 Hard Start, Dark Smoke, No codes

If both parts were never replaced, start with the coolant sensor sold in auto stores. They're generic and virtually identical in design since the main component is a thermistor made by the billions...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 SL2 Hard Start, Dark Smoke, No codes

You should be a full time Saturnfans consultant...........since you solved two issues very few here have been able to figure out. :yes:

1-You're absolutely right about yellow sludge buildup from...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-14-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,948
Posted By fdryer
Re: Key stuck at ACC, replaced BTSI (Pics & Videos)

^ Common leaf switch used anywhere its needed; https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/e-switch/MS0850502F050S1A/EG4543-ND/1628280
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

Rj 2000 LS2, there is no reset for the fuel pump. Either the pump runs or not. Fuel spraying out the fuel test valve is a great indication of fuel pump, pump relay, pump fuse and ecm operating the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

^ That's one perfect example of a damaged engine turning over freely after valves were bent. My guess is the timing belt snapped first then the engine continued from mechanical momentum as the...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-14-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start, no spark

If you didn't throw away the original crank sensor, you can measure it for resistance with a multimeter. In general, crank sensors will have between 700-1200 ohms. Only two wires will have...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-14-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Blower switch or resistor card, each requiring removal for access. There are three types of blower resistor cards; old style bare nichrome wires in coils that may glow as current limiters, circuit...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

Rj 2000 LS2, all Saturn EFI systems runs the fuel pump for several seconds every time ignition is turned on. This is only good for checking fuel pump operation and fuel pressure. This will not help...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

02 LW300, now that you mentioned it, you are correct - the crankshaft will still turnover since the starter turns the flywheel bolted to the crankshaft whether the timing belt is broken or not.
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Forum: Vue Tech 10-14-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

If you find a resistor card, removing it will show what burned out. '05 Vues with this resistor card shows several resistors on a small square circuit board to allow selecting four blower speeds....
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start 2004 L 300

bigwillie1957, when you state no rpms but the engine turns over strong, do you mean no tach needle movement while starting? Can you verify the engine turning over by looking at the drive belt for...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-14-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start, no spark

Ok, your answers seem to point to lack of spark. I forgot to ask - removing spark plugs should reveal wet plugs as indication of a good crank sensor and engine computer operating injectors to spray...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-14-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Presuming heater blower controls haven't changed from '05 to '06, there may be a resistor card used to control fan blower speeds. It's behind the blower motor.
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