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Forum: Vue General 12-10-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By fdryer
Re: Schrader Valve a bit leaky

Whoever told you about a magic repair to put a schrader valve onto a leaking one is either lying or completely unfamiliar with vehicle ac systems, diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairs. The idea is...
Forum: Ion General 12-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: Heater/AC controls malfunction

A faulty fan switch not completely broken? Just had to put it back together to make it work? That's unusual and as you stated better than buying replacement parts.
Forum: Astra Tech 12-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By fdryer
Re: Master Cylinder / ABS Module

If hydraulic brakes haven't changed and abs added to enhance braking in extreme situations, you haven't missed anything other than staying informed as braking systems evolved from basic hydraulics -...
Forum: L-Series General 12-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By fdryer
Re: New to me 02 LW200. Iím confused!!!

Sage advice when "Look no further" applies here. There is a wealth of free information here by searching within these forums without going anywhere else. Sharing experiences along with practical...
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,372
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

I hate you. Never dawned on me to use flir camera on tires. Great way to check heat distribution. And your cost for this toy?
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,372
Posted By fdryer
Re: 31 psi FRONT, 28 psi REAR

Really?! I thought the Earth was round when I took a ride with my dad on the Coney Island parachute as a kid. Looked out over the ocean and saw the curve in the horizon........
Forum: Ion Tech 12-08-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rev Hang

While I am wrong about which throttle is used in Ions, I believe the hanging high idle is not a program problem at all. It's something mechanical, electro mechanical or someone meddled with...
Forum: Ion General 12-08-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: Heater/AC controls malfunction

Remove the resistor card and examine it. It may be obvious or not. If not, a multimeter can help to measure pinouts. Pin-C is output with one probe on it while measuring pins D, A and B (highest to...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-08-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rev Hang

My bad as I presumed without checking for conventional throttle body or electric ones. Indeed, '04's use a cable operated throttle. With this in mind, I'm wondering if the idle air control valve's...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-07-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rev Hang

Electric/electronic drive by wire systems uses an electric throttle, electronic pedal and ECM for continuous closed loop feedback. It's no different from conventional cable operated throttle/pedal...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-07-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Vue 3.0 AWD No start after first tow!

"Daughter is happy and currently running hot start and stop errands to test if it is truly fixed."

When this restored Vue returns to being reliable for everyday driving, tow on!?
Forum: Ion Tech 12-07-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By fdryer
Re: Overheating Issue

A sticking t-stat that won't open at operating temps is rare. Raising operating temps until leaks occurred strains the cooling system. Hopefully nothing weakened and normal operation of the cooling...
Forum: Ion General 12-07-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: Heater/AC controls malfunction

You are correct, high speed is a direct fused connection to the blower motor but doesn't explain the slow speed. Sometimes wiring burns and decreases power flow - examine main wires to blower their...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 338
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start mystery

Any idea how PCM ground was lost, intermittent, to explain the random loss of engine running?
Forum: Astra Tech 12-06-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,129
Posted By fdryer
Re: Synthetic Oil?

Tried reading labeling on oil containers? If I'm not mistaken synthetic and regular oil are compatible and can be mixed without issues. It's more likely coincidence when the engine decided to act...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-06-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By fdryer
Re: 94 sc2 difficult to start in cold weather

You broke the coolant sensor when you over tightened it. The sensor has a tapered pipe thread - it seals as its tightened along with thread sealant. It was never meant to be cranked down to bottom...
Forum: Vue General 12-05-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bad ECM?

Read post #2 again. There's no guessing when troubleshooting with known methods. If you feel uncomfortable with hands on troubleshooting then you have options - diagnostics shops specializing in...
Forum: Vue General 12-05-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bad ECM?

The likelihood of two or more electronic modules to fail at the same time is about as likely as guessing in the Kentucky Derby. You can second guess all you want. I don't and use tried and true...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 sw 2 keeps blowing ecm

No, there's no need to remove any fuel pump until tests conclude a faulty one. The reason for using a fuel pressure gauge is to monitor actual pressures in all conditions including when the engine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By fdryer
Re: Brake Fluid change

As long as you accept all risks and responsibility to perform a complete brake fluid replacement and understand brake fluid replacement procedures with a two man operation, it should take less than...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 sw 2 keeps blowing ecm

At 181k miles, nothing lasts forever. This includes original fuel pumps. The questions not answered are is this pump original along with fuel filter? Guessing is easy, logging fuel pressures at...
Forum: Vue General 12-05-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bad ECM?

You're describing many symptoms pointing to more than one module. The modules; ecm, bcm, tcm, abs, airbag, OnStar vcim. Presuming OnStar isn't installed or works, which modules would you like to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 sw 2 keeps blowing ecm

While 48 psi is great, you haven't answered the questions given. Unless you can prove the ecm failed, you're guessing in hopes that you're right. Your choice to guess or provide info and more...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 338
Posted By fdryer
Re: No start mystery

If you insist on guessing, you can guess on any number of parts to replace. Your choice. Advanced troubleshooting includes an overall idea of what's wrong and using established guidelines with or...
Forum: Vue General 12-05-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bad ECM?

".........some of the lights on the dash started lighting up, ABS, stabilatrac, check engine, air bag, and a few more. The car started dinging like mad, and the door locks started cycling up and...
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