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Forum: S-Series General 08-18-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By fdryer
Re: Muffler Question

Well, not everything in our exhaust systems are stainless. With tight emissions controls producing harmless oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and water, the manufacturers already knew...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC drain plug

OU812, if you meant the ac condensate drain port (not a drain plug), hholbein gave you a link to a richpin video. The condensation water from the interior evaporator drains out thru a duck valve - a...
Forum: Ion General 08-18-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: inner rotor wear

I used political news as an analogy to the misinformation that's everywhere, not to ruffle feathers. Passive/aggressive isn't part of my vocabulary. That's your opinion. I've tried being curt with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC drain plug

Ac drain plugs don't exist.
Forum: S-Series General 08-17-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By fdryer
Re: Surge tank is problematic

I reviewed that link. It describes older radiator caps. The idea may or may not be applicable to surge tanks with plastic pressure/vacuum caps. Did you adapt a surge tank cap with a tire valve? I...
Forum: Ion General 08-17-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Possessed Ion, looking for skilled exorcist

I mentioned starting with power before going into electronics since one comes first before the other. Screwy power can have an immense effect on everything relying on an even power source.

Your...
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-17-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: HAI: How hot is to hot?

I came to the same conclusion about this post, relative to cheapybob............ He did it without concern about measuring resistance and converting values to temperatures going into the intake air...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-17-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Astra H 1.8 l engine operating temp for fan operation?

Looking up P0141shows the downstream (after the catcon) O2 sensor heater is faulty. Either ther heater has an intermittent connection or it failed. You can try disconnecting and reconnecting it...
Forum: Ion General 08-17-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Possessed Ion, looking for skilled exorcist

Original battery? Did you check both battery cables in the trunk, the red cable on the Remote Start terminal next to the engine fuse box. Had the battery and alternator tested at a store seeking car...
Forum: S-Series General 08-16-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By fdryer
Re: Surge tank is problematic

Other than the possibility of finding poorly made aftermarket surge tanks and pressure caps, unless you can determine what the operating pressures are in your cooling system (overheating leading to...
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-16-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: HAI: How hot is to hot?

How hot is too hot for a hot air intake? The simple answer: when plastic melts. Now your question will be what type of plastic is used in the intake air tubing and its melting point? Other plastics...
Forum: Ion General 08-16-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: inner rotor wear

Your source of information is.................wrong, period. Again, unless you can separate hearsay from facts and you're interested in diy repairs, you should be aware of misinformation. We're...
Forum: Ion General 08-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By fdryer
Re: inner rotor wear

bingnune, many members neglect to reply and close out their threads, leaving others to wonder............

The fact remains, the reason of uneven rotor wear - the free floating caliper isn't...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-16-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By fdryer
Re: po037 came back

From the service manual;

The heated oxygen sensor 2 (HO2S-2) is located behind the catalytic converter. The sensor is used by the powertrain control module (PCM) to determine the oxygen storage...
Forum: Aura General 08-15-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Saturn Aura 3.6 NO CRANK, NO START when HOT

1-Did you try suggestions for testing the cooling fan?

2-There has never been a way to know when starters fail when in or out of a car unless a person is willing to crawl under and test one....
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By fdryer
Re: Hwy speed: service light, then battery light, then red engine light

While my next remarks may seem like rubbing it in your face, the crank position sensor was on my mind but your descriptions wouldn't lead me to it. I'm not one to shotgun guesses where I tend to ask...
Forum: L-Series General 08-15-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By fdryer
Re: L100 instrument light rheostat needed

A few years after I bought my L300 I saw the same flickering when touching the dimmer knob. It's just a small potentiometer controlling a low voltage signal to the bcm that controls panel lighting....
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 08-14-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By fdryer
Re: how to replace ac compressor saturn 2001 ls

Machelle Pucket, it's rare for compressors to fail and always blamed when 98% of all vehicle ac problems are about the leak no one wants to find that kills ac cooling. To fully understand this is to...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 08-14-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By fdryer
Re: how to replace ac compressor saturn 2001 ls

Which engine do you have? Every S-series car uses the 1.9L engine. The L-series uses either the 2.2L 4 cyl or 3.0L V6 engine.
Forum: Astra Tech 08-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: Purge Valve cross reference?

You asked a simple question and I responded. Simple enough? It's always your choice to buy a used one. No one will openly state "yeah go ahead and buy used..." for you to come back later (worse case...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-13-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: Purge Valve cross reference?

When you decide to repair your car, you assume all risks for good or bad repairs. You asked about part cross references and nothing more. Unless you can test a purge valve for operation and...
Forum: Vue General 08-13-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By fdryer
Re: Getting engine service warning light

Stop by Autozone or auto store providing free scans of check engine lights. Get this done as soon as possible. Decide of what type or reader to buy as a separate issue without rushing to buy the...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-13-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By fdryer
Re: Purge Valve cross reference?

Did you Google 'P/N 55562350' without any descriptions? Amazon, ebay and many other sites have your part. Tried rockauto.com?
Forum: S-Series General 08-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rattling noise

Mysaturnbeater, is your drive belt flopping with the engine idling, suggesting the belt tensioner is worn and hitting its end stop? If you can depress the drive belt with your fingers, try removing...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 08-12-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By fdryer
Re: New 2004 3.5 AWD Owner

Congratulations!?

1-You've proven any new member can post images, even over size ones without waiting to meet a number of posts.

2- The simplest method to resize images would be using your...
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