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Forum: L-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

There's always a label. It's most likely hidden from view. From drawings, labeling is probably on the side next to the engine requiring compressor removal to find it. Hopefully the Jensen parts are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 50
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 SL2 Crankcase valve (?)

Pull off the hose and examine the part on the cam cam cover. Does it resemble the pcv (positive crankcase ventilation) valve below? A rubber grommet may be used to hold the pcv valve to the cam...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC "Tube" replacement? (discontinued pn: 21031290)

Tube soldering aluminum must be done on a bench. The area must be cleaned thoroughly of all dirt, grease and oil and either wire brushed or sanded to expose bare aluminum. The interior must be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC "Tube" replacement? (discontinued pn: 21031290)

Is this the part (used); https://www.ebay.com/p/1999-2000-Saturn-S-Series-Coupe-Sc2-AC-Air-Evaporator-Tube-Line-Pipe/1417798547 ?

Don't throw away that damaged line. If you cannot locate a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 207
Posted By fdryer
Re: Pinging / Spark Knock for Four Years on '99 SL

Presuming everything is fine and maintenance hasn't uncovered anything, tried using a mid grade fuel to see if knock stays away? As you may or may not know, electronic ignition timing is programmed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By fdryer
Re: Low and spongy brake pedal

A proper brake system service after replacing any brake line is to bleed the other half of the brake line associated with the replaced line. Safety design incorporates a dual diagonal brake system -...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 207
Posted By fdryer
Re: Pinging / Spark Knock for Four Years on '99 SL

MobileSaturn, this is a partial reprint from service manuals;

The electronic ignition system on both single overhead cam (SOHC) and dual overhead cam (DOHC) engines provides spark energy to ignite...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

If your compressor is original, GM uses several suppliers - Sanden, Zexel, ACDELCO, etc.. If I were in your shoes and determined a blown clutch coil is the reason for compressor failure (presuming...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-19-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By fdryer
Re: charcoal canister

Was the evap purge solenoid replaced or not?
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

Unfortunately, unless you know for sure which compressor is on the car, buying any clutch kit may end up being the wrong one with mismatching of parts.
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 500
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Bank 1 are cylinders 1, 3, and 5 which are the closest to the front of the dash.

Bank 2 are cylinders 2, 4, and 6 which are the closest to the front of the vehicle.

HO2S bank 1...
Forum: Vue Green Line 07-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By fdryer
Re: Replace fuel pump 2007 Green Line

Starting with possibly one good suggestion - subscribe to either alldata or Mitchell for full access to service manuals then you can decide whether or not to proceed on your own or have a dealer make...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: Question about adding r134a refridgerant

jasenpeters, more can be learned about refrigeration than whatever I write here. There are some that insist on waxing poetic using terms like superheat, latent heat of vaporization, saturation,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: Question about adding r134a refridgerant

First, basic refrigeration fundamentals are mandatory so you have a basis for questions otherwise a free wheeling question and answer session simply goes nowhere since fundamentals are...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 500
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

There was a time about 40 years ago when automakers complained of inability to meet future emissions standards when EPA began legislated emissions requirements. This was when GM, Ford and Chrysler...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: Question about adding r134a refridgerant

1. Purge is the key word for 'priming' gauges and hoses to rid them of air and moisture. Anyone unfamiliar with refrigeration may open a can of worms if not prepared for a steep learning curve....
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 500
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Yes, three converters; one precat on each exhaust manifold and a third one after the two exhaust pipes merge into one. L300's, sedan or wagon use the same exhaust system.
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-17-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 500
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Yes, gas tankers use a long stick to measure fuel levels but there is no comparison to xmission fluid level checks. As you know, tanker fuel level checks are done with the tanker standing with...
Forum: Aura General 07-16-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 Aura XR (3.6L) - A/C Not working

If you never experienced deliberate gouging, lies, dishonesty, unethical and other words to describe quite possibly two divergent businesses, welcome to reality. Yes, you can find parts at discount...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-16-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 500
Posted By fdryer
Re: An odd thing happened this morning...

Some food for thought on why some front wheel drive xmissions don't have xmission dipsticks - the tight design of a fwd xmission case mated to an engine with half shafts protruding limits where and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By fdryer
Re: need opinions on '94 A/C

I'm not sure which molecule is larger, argon or r134a. My guess is r134a is larger but it's just a guess.

The perfect vacuum was from a member repairing his system and leaving gauges connected...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-16-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 LW300 A/C Just Quit

While this may be late, if you can use a multimeter to measure resistance, follow the three steps in the wiring diagram. Removing the ac relay and diode (note which way the diode is set into the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC clutch engaging. No cold air

How much was spent over the years? Since you know this system leaked, an inexpensive uv light and time spent searching for the elusive leak could have revealed where it occurred then determine what's...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: Raspberry Pi Android Auto Project

When I posted those images, you never said those are the images and I was led to believe something was missing. A little misunderstanding goes a long way. I thought you were posting images of your...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By fdryer
Re: Make turn signals flash instead of DRL

Flickering in DRL mode wasn't mentioned until your last post, above. Now its clear - LED high beams will not work in DRL mode.

With the body control module, there's no way to attempt a work...
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