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Forum: Vue Tech 08-21-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue - 2.2 Manual - Reduced Engine Power

1-Did you buy this Vue with reduce power mode (RPM) right from the beginning?

2-Was this Vue in your hands before RPM occurred? How long have you owned this Vue before RPM occurred?

Some...
Forum: Vue General 08-21-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rear brake drums seized

If the drum is really seized as you described, pullers probably won't work. They're more likely to bend the drum (a plus here) as the outer perimeter is pulled while the center portion remains...
Forum: Vue General 08-21-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Rear brake drums seized

Manospeed, the drums turning easily on the wheel hub but refuses to let go from severe corrosion is as you described - mechanically bonded to the hub. Water and rust become the equivalent of loctite....
Forum: Astra Tech 08-21-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: Astra Battery Draining & Low Voltage - Battery and Alternator are New

Just set your mm to DC voltage, selecting a range that's higher than 12v. Many with a setting of 20 allows voltages up to 20v to be measured accurately. Positive/red probe on the starter (exterior)...
Forum: Ion General 08-20-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By fdryer
Re: Adding side curtain airbags to 2007 Ion 3

There's a reason why your '07 doesn't have side curtain airbags. I don't know why '03's have them and '07's don't. Unless someone more knowledgeable has info, you're left to guess and research. The...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-20-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: Astra Battery Draining & Low Voltage - Battery and Alternator are New

All conventional alternators rely on battery power to provide initial power for the alternator. Power from the battery is between frame/ground/engine block/negative battery cable and battery positive...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Hose.

Your love of your Dog is reflective of many stories between man and animals and my previous question was meant as heart warming praise, putting family and friends second to your Dog. I meant no...
Forum: Ion General 08-20-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By fdryer
Re: intermitent starting and running.

"rude insulting non helpful statements"? I think I was suggesting several things to help you but you seem to read my replies as rude and insulting?
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-19-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By fdryer
Re: Starter or not the Starter... that is the ??

Care to share what starter brand failed (the second one?).
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-19-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Hose.

So your dog deserves ac but you and passengers don't? :| Is he/she a huge Great Dane, Alaskan Malamute, English Mastiff, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, or something similar, panting and drooling all...
Forum: S-Series General 08-18-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
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: 150
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: 339
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: 150
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: 127
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: 125
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: 186
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: 197
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: 125
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: 127
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: 186
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: 339
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: 339
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: 157
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: 156
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....
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