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Forum: L-Series General 06-18-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stock Thermostat Temp? 180F or 195F?

I don't have 100% access to all service manuals. Since t-stats are 180F, the service manuals are incorrect. I have limited access to service bulletins that presumably would address this to correct...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-18-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 VUE AC Weirdness

That makes me think the problem is in the control panel and any wiring associated with it.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By fdryer
Re: Installing a Solar Battery Charger

The problem isn't the power outlet wiring or fuse. Its the F5 terminal connections that distribute 25 or 30 amps of current to the branch circuits. Since F5 is before the power outlet, its really the...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-18-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 VUE AC Weirdness

Just a guess on my part plus wiring diagrams for '04 Vues aren't clear of wiring interaction between blower speed control and ac compressor operation. In my mind and based on your descriptions, any...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-18-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 VUE AC Weirdness

Ok, is your hvac system use auto climate control where the control panel is digital, allowing you to dial in whatever temperature you desire and lets the computerized control panel make adjustments...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By fdryer
Re: Installing a Solar Battery Charger

Mister_Cee, the F5 issue is the only weak point of wiring in the S-series cars. In electrical circuits, the weakest part of wiring are usually the connection terminals and the F5 terminals feeding...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-18-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 VUE AC Weirdness

Walkop, are you describing your '07 Vue or another model?
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-18-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: Engine Heating Question

I'm lazy and do not want to get out to listen for fans in hot and humid weather (and breaking out into a sweat) when the chances of high speed fan cooling is likely. I have found situations in ac...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-18-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By fdryer
Re: Adjust throttle cable

Why and who suggested to hold throttle wide open during starting? Are you aware of some Saturns shut off injectors during starting? Service and owners manuals mention 'clear flood mode' - used after...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By fdryer
Re: '97 SW1 A/C doesn't do anything

If I'm not mistaken, the ac button and blower must be turned on before the compressor and cooling fan turns on. If the ac button is pressed to ON but the cabin blower isn't turned on, ac will not...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-18-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: Engine Heating Question

The fan control module (next to the battery) electronically wires each fan to run in a series or parallel circuit along with selecting resistors to vary fan speeds. Wired in series like two...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Evap Core Flush Question

I have no idea of inside diameters. However, If you are going to flush the evaporator core, you'll have to remove the thermal expansion valve that's sitting on the firewall connecting the ac hoses to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-17-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: Engine Heating Question

According to specs, both cooling fans should be on high speed when coolant went above 215F. Our cooling fans runs in one of three speeds.

L81

Low Speed
*Enabled if coolant temperature exceeds...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Alternative to r12 mineral oil for ac discharge hose gasket?

Drugstore mineral oil is suggested. If you have a refrigeration parts or general supply distributor, they may have r12 mineral oil. They may have Nylog, a general purpose lube for hvac systems.
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Forum: 2008 Vue 06-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By fdryer
Re: U0121

Yes and no. It can be as easy as a worm out battery or as difficult as the abs system wiring or electronics fault. Two ways to look at this problem;

A power check of battery, battery cables, their...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-16-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Ion wiring schematic or pinouts

Haynes, Chiltons, factory service manuals if you can find them on ebay/craigslist, subscribing to alldata or Mitchell..........The last place might be careful searching for free wiring diagrams...
Forum: Sky General 06-16-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By fdryer
Re: Buying Modified 2008 Sky?

I've never shopped after buying my L300. I'm suspicious of Carfax, Autocheck or any other auto site claiming to show honest data. As you found out, the ad advertises a 5-speed manual when you're test...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-16-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 128
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 VUE AC Weirdness

1-What's actual vent temperatures? Service manuals specify measuring temps from the center vents.

2-If temps are within 10-15 degrees of 35F or below freezing temps when ac stops, there may be a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fdryer
Re: 97 sl1 ac problems

^ Well said. The most inexpensive tool to use first before anyone suggests anything else - a uv blacklight. The most common ac problem the world over? The leak no one wants to find but runs to the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,175
Posted By fdryer
Re: Just How Fast is a Saturn SL2?

Thank you MrWhsprs for clarifying the source of the graph. Being a knowitall, I've never searched for mpg graphs. My guess is I'm not as knowitall as I thought........ It's good to know others have...
Forum: Vue General 06-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 Vue 3.0 too rich

Yes, there's are ways to check sensors. Measuring output voltage with a multimeter or reading the various signals from a reader plugged into the OBD II port. One of the signals should display maf...
Forum: Ion General 06-16-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: Coolant light on then off

A 1/2 inch below the cold fill line is the reason for your low coolant light. And yes, all coolant is filled from that coolant tank. Remove the (pressure) cap and top off to either the cold line or a...
Forum: Ion General 06-16-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stronger cigarette lighter receptacle?

Ok, some clarity. In general, batteries wired in parallel (red to red, black to black) remain as 12 volts. When wired in series (one set of wires connected red to black and the two remaining battery...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 457
Posted By fdryer
Re: Extremely hesitant and no power

toomuchsaturn, eliminating suspected things that have shown to be problematic goes a long way towards finding the problem. With testing the catcon not contributing to this hesitation/power issue,...
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