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Forum: L-Series Tech 08-08-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By fdryer
Re: L200 starting issues in the heat of the day

There are several areas to consider with an intermittent failure to start that may be heat related; main power (battery) and its connections, body control module, starting circuit, starter, etc.
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Forum: L-Series Tech 08-08-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,388
Posted By fdryer
Re: 01 L200 AC Evaporator removal?

I'm unable to supply service manual info. Perhaps this link can help; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206428. A box knife is used to cut open a side panel for evaporator coil...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-08-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
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Forum: S-Series Tech 08-07-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Engine stalling and sputtering at idle and into first gear

The simple test for a normal iacv; with engine idling at 650-850 rpm, block off the supplemental bypass air port in front of the throttle plate, the little hole with your finger - The idle should...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-06-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By fdryer
Re: Engine stalling and sputtering at idle and into first gear

Sticking or faulty idle air control valve.
Forum: L-Series General 08-06-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By fdryer
Re: the old mode actuator trick in the hvac

rfisher, if you can remove the actuator for bench assessment, you might be able to disassemble it to reveal the inner workings and if they're repairable. At the least, I'm curious and I think I have...
Forum: Vue Tech 08-06-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another AC question 2007 VUE 3.5

Please remember that I am not a professional in vehicle ac repairs, am not sponsored or paid for my comments in these forums. As another diyer learning on my own and practicing on every ac repair,...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,668
Posted By fdryer
Re: New to Saturn

Rotor taper is rarely measured by most diyers since it requires a large frame micrometer to measure thickness from the hub to the outer perimeter. And add the lip that forms when a rotor wears down...
Forum: Vue Tech 08-06-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another AC question 2007 VUE 3.5

When you removed the low side service valve cap did you notice any signs of dye? GM included dye in every ac system since r134a was established back in '94 or so. GM dye is greenish yellow and easily...
Forum: Ion General 08-06-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 Ion NON-ABS Low Pedal after brake work

You're not alone; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199734, from 4/15/2014.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-05-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 221
Posted By fdryer
Re: '93 Saturn SL2

For '93s, the ac system is r12. If converted to r134a, remove a service valve cap and check for either external threads indicating it was never converted to r134a or has quick connect fittings like...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-05-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 221
Posted By fdryer
Re: '93 Saturn SL2

I think four wheel towing is limited to a maximum speed and included in owners manuals.

Ignition must be turned to ACC or On but the battery can be disconnected after this to prevent killing the...
Forum: Ion General 08-03-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 ION Stalls at Stop....Now Dangerous to Drive

There are several areas to consider - loose/damaged/broken wiring, loose/damaged/broken grounds, original ignition switch fault, intermittent crank sensor. Patience and in-depth troubleshooting might...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-31-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By fdryer
Re: A bevy of check engine lite codes, and some work already done. Diagnosing the iss

Was the original engine coolant sensor ever replaced? Originals fail, cracking its resin body with incorrect temperature displays (needle hovering over the 1/4 mark). Normal needle position should be...
Forum: Ion General 07-31-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn Ion 3 misfire

The majority of 2.2L engine misfiring stems from faulty ignition control modules (ICMl) if you search threads here or elsewhere on GMs 2.2L engines. The coil pack that generates high voltage spark...
Forum: Vue General 07-31-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stripped new inner tie rod, HELP!

If the first two threads stripped, this suggests the tie rod diameter is larger than the hole or worse, incorrect threads. Threading a larger piece into a smaller hole may be your problem or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-31-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 sl1 AC clutch hub removal ?

I've found sites over the years. Worse case scenario - junk yard.

https://www.autoaironline.com/ac-parts

https://www.ackits.com/

http://www.compressor-intl.com/index.html
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-30-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C service port valves

A schrader valve is a schrader valve. The differences are physical dimensions and seals designated for resistance to chemicals and pressure. The images shown are fuel test valve cores.

There are...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-28-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C pressure switch & tranny dip stick ??

What's high side pressure when low side was -25 in hg? Was the entire can emptied into this system? Was sealer ever used?
Forum: Vue Tech 07-28-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C pressure switch & tranny dip stick ??

You may be on the typical steep learning curve if you never worked on refrigeration (it's ask refrigeration - refrigerators, freezers, central air, room air, walk in meat lockers, building hvac,...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By fdryer
Re: Battery light comes on after about a minute, stays on!

Three diodes? According to most info on vehicle alternators, three phase alternators use six diodes. Examine wiring diagrams to see six.

The thought of a faulty diode never occurred to me during...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-28-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By fdryer
Re: Battery light comes on after about a minute, stays on!

Somewhere between your first post to the end, above, a supposedly new alternator failed and replacing it solved this problem?

My recollection of a faulty alternator diode was years ago when...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-27-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C pressure switch & tranny dip stick ??

I read your Vue thread struggle to remove remains of a damaged valve core from a service valve. Thinking outside the box helps in unusual situations.

Presuming you haven't started evacuating...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-27-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Vue won't start

If security is flashing, Passlock disabled injector operation to prevent theft. If security isn't flashing, troubleshooting proceeds in a different path.

This may as simple as worn out spark...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-27-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Vue won't start

Which engine? Mileage?
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