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Forum: Aura General 02-23-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By fdryer
Re: Aura remote start?

Tried reading your owner's manual? http://www.gm.com/owner-assistance/saturn.html
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-23-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 42
Posted By fdryer
Re: MAP sensor testing questions

From the service manual.
Forum: L-Series General 02-22-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By fdryer
Re: Switching Key Remote Battery.

Battery replacement doesn't change programming in the body control module, retaining the last programmed remotes. Any new remote(s) must be programmed by GM or locksmith using GM's Tech II scantool...
Forum: S-Series General 02-22-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By fdryer
Re: Shifting Problems, Bad Fuel Economy, No Acceleration

With two similar opening posts, one member suggested an important item all new members with S-series cars aren't aware of when asking about problems - the infamous engine coolant temperature sensor,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-22-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By fdryer
Re: Spark problem

Looking from the front of the car towards the engine, cylinders are numbered from left to right - 1234. Each coil fires two plugs, 1&4, 2&3. Losing spark to cylinders 2&3 means either the coil or the...
Forum: L-Series General 02-22-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l 200

If your mechanic cannot program blank BCMs with GM's Tech II scantool or cannot guarantee programming a new bcm world issues as GM will then you have no other recourse but to see a dealer. It's been...
Forum: L-Series General 02-22-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l 200

A new blank bcm can only be programmed by GM. This ensures the authorized dealer using GM scantool equipment, Tech II, will copy the original mileage read off the odometer/bcm is programmed into the...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-22-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Ion 1 won't crank

Mileage? Is this car driven for frequent short trips or used for work? The simplest way to isolate a possible starter issue is to short the starter solenoid terminals with the large battery cable...
Forum: S-Series General 02-22-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help Please

From the 1997 Saturn SL1/SC1/SW1 service manual;

Fuel Cut-Off Mode
To prevent possible engine damage from over-speed, the PCM cuts-off fuel from the fuel injectors when engine speed is above the...
Forum: Ion General 02-22-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By fdryer
Re: Sometimes: *sounds like* starter spinning but solenoid doesn't engage

Sometimes, just sometimes, starters fail in an unusual way. If this description fits, replace the starter ASAP.

Every car starter uses the equivalent of an electrically operated mechanical clutch...
Forum: Vue General 02-21-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By fdryer
Re: 04' Vue overheated with no warning, need help

Your best option is to subscribe to either Alldata or Mitchell for online access to service manuals. This way, you won't have to rely on anyone. The cost for a monthly subscription is worth it to...
Forum: Ion General 02-21-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

^ Yes, you are correct. I'm still thinking battery in the engine bay and not in the trunk for Ions............where the other negative cable connects chassis to battery negative.
Forum: Ion General 02-21-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

Examine the chassis connection to this ground wire. There should be another cable connecting chassis ground to battery negative. If correct, connect the loose end to an engine bolt nearby with enough...
Forum: Ion General 02-21-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

Examine that large gauge ground wire to where it ends on the other end. If I'm not mistaken, you're looking at a main ground wire. The end may be connected to battery negative, engine block or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ticking, Odd Idle, Inconsistent Power, Possible Chain?

Is this '95 SL1 sohc with throttle body injection (TBI)? If yes, the TBI has a fuel pressure regulator that may be worn out and needs to be replaced. Its just a rubber diaphragm and easily accessible...
Forum: S-Series General 02-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By fdryer
Re: I know, dumb question...

Your first post has confused almost everyone here. Try reading your own post again as you didn't make clear which car you're asking about. Obviously, we all know '98's don't have an Oil Change...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ticking, Odd Idle, Inconsistent Power, Possible Chain?

Did you check fuel pressures? I don't trust my own work after repairs and if I can, is use any tool or equipment to ensure a repair doesn't backfire........
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-20-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By fdryer
Re: SL2 icky oil

Yellowish foamy build up under the oil cap is a direct result of moisture condensation. Sludge. As engines breathe, sealed emissions control systems force engines to vent blowby gases from normal...
Forum: Ion General 02-20-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By fdryer
Re: Where do these wires go? 2005 Ion 2

Every starter wiring diagram usually shows three wires - big fat battery cable (red), a smaller wire (red) with it on the same solenoid stud to feed power to the alternator, and another small wire...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ticking, Odd Idle, Inconsistent Power, Possible Chain?

Exhausting all suggestions without any improvement still leaves one or two things not suggested, fuel filter and possibly worn out fuel pump. Did you replace the fuel filter at 100k miles? Checked...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By fdryer
Re: Random idle issue and random hiccup

Whichever compression values are correct, they're still good and consistent to show how well the engine mechanical state of health remains. Compression reflects valves seating well with zero wear and...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 ion stalling

1-Every car made for the USA market since 1996 must be OBDII compliant. This means every vehicle manufacturer making and selling their vehicles in the USA must have OBDII self diagnostics with...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-19-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By fdryer
Re: No pressure to heater core

Try this site; https://www.slideshare.net/sparky50023/2000-01-engine-cooling. Googling seems to turn up more info than in previous years.
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By fdryer
Re: No pressure to heater core

Was sealer ever used or was this system ever flushed periodically to replace antifreeze? There must be a blockage somewhere. All cooling systems use the water pump to circulate coolant thru the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-19-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By fdryer
Re: No pressure to heater core

I do not have this aux pump on my car and I have more than adequate heat. The pump isn't needed. On a typical drive in local streets in cold winter temps, I can drive six to ten blocks before I feel...
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