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Forum: Ion General 02-19-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0341 code 2006 Ion

What's left is wiring and connections that are assumed in good condition. In reality, no one guarantees anything and vehicles suffer everything thrown at it; desert dry heat, arctic subfreezing...
Forum: L-Series General 02-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another audio question!

All speakers are driven from the separate audio amp. Although the wiring diagram only showed the sub woofer, all speaker output signals from the radio go into the audio amp. The amp outputs to every...
Forum: L-Series General 02-19-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another audio question!

The easiest way to rid the subwoofer from running is simply disconnecting it and either tape or cutoff the terminals and tie them off.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-19-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By fdryer
Re: oem tstat date code question

Seeing is believing now that your temperature gauge needle moves up with dramatic changes in engine operation. This also proves the single wire temperature sensor is operating correctly and the two...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By fdryer
Re: Radio bezel push pin alternative

I like your engenuity, re-purposing hardware for similar use elsewhere. I did the same but in reverse.

A triangular trim panel was removed from the rear passenger window. As usual, no clips but...
Forum: Ion General 02-18-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By fdryer
Re: What is UP with the gas cap on this car? (2006 Ion)

Long story short - if you think old designs are better without improvements, you're wearing blinders. 'Old designs', presuming you mean pre catalytic converter and electronic fuel injection, were...
Forum: Ion General 02-18-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another question: coolant reminder turns on and off

Scum in the coolant container may be attributed to never flushing/replacing antifreeze at recommended intervals. GM recommended Dexcool has a 5yr/150k mile life. If mixed with other antifreeze with...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-18-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By fdryer
Re: 01 L300 Tranny Shifting hard

Saturn (GM) service manuals lack details like photos, line drawings, engineering cutaways from years ago when more details made it easier for everyone to have a good idea of a part ID and where its...
Forum: L-Series General 02-18-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By fdryer
Re: Another audio question!

If you're not using the separate Advanced Audio Amplifier then the sub woofer shouldn't be powered up. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234102, post #2 for schematic.
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-18-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By fdryer
Re: 01 L300 Tranny Shifting hard

While not expert on automatics, was xmission oil and filler ever replaced? This has no bearing on input speed sensor operation as its monitoring drive sprocket teeth to generate signals. I can...
Forum: Vue Mods 02-17-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By fdryer
Re: Time for some new headlights. Your opinion on these please.

Be aware of issues when attempting to replace stock halogen low beam lights with either led or hid lamps. The major problems led and hid lighting upgrades are with compatible or incompatible...
Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By fdryer
Re: Tracking down a coolant leak

Yes, you can buy cooling system dye from most auto stores but check online first or call ahead. Be aware, one brand of dye isn't compatible with dexcool anti freeze. If you're using dexcool, this dye...
Forum: S-Series General 02-17-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By fdryer
Re: Long term use of dex 6?

Here's a service bulletin that may help clear up some questions about the S-series xmission solenoids.
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-17-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 329
Posted By fdryer
Re: left front suspension clunk on speed bump

I rebuilt all strut assemblies using replacement strut cartridges from rockauto. Sachs and KYBs. My assemblies were rust covered but not severely corroded. All I had to do was the vise grip/electric...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-17-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,797
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 LW300 keeps stalling - please help!

Was your engine serviced with this mod - Service Engine Soon (SES) and/or Reduced Power Lamp Illuminating Following Cold Engine Start Up In Subfreezing Temperatures with Diagnostic Trouble Codes...
Forum: S-Series Mods 02-17-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By fdryer
Re: IAT Sensor Fastened to Engine Coolant Hose

By all means, if you already have success running with the iat sensor taped/clamped to the radiator hose with better performance, there isn't any downside for winter operation. You are correct - the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-16-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 Saturn SL SOHC - what is this?

PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. Rubber hose, pcv valve and rubber grommet. If the pcv valve is damaged, replace it.

Some pcv valves have a spring and ball bearing to close off flow to...
Forum: S-Series Mods 02-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By fdryer
Re: IAT Sensor Fastened to Engine Coolant Hose

If you search for cheapybob, you'll read about his experiments to raise fuel economy with adjusting the iat signal as well as moving it to the exhaust manifold. Last reports from him, approaching 50...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-16-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 329
Posted By fdryer
Re: left front suspension clunk on speed bump

rfisher, I may have replied in error when I didn't describe difficulty in disassembling front/rear struts to replace strut cartridges. If you are throwing away the entire strut assembly and replacing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By fdryer
Re: oem tstat date code question

Use your IR reader to tell you what the t-stat housing temps are instead of guessing and asking about the temperature gauge needle position. Your IR reader is much more accurate and is better at...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 863
Posted By fdryer
Re: question on SL2 fuel filter

Well, now you get to monitor how long it takes for all monitors to become ready.........and may even get to see the order as each one changes status. Enjoy.;)
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By fdryer
Re: Seized alternator or much worse?

Some learn from mistakes others made to avoid repeating history. Others don't and are bound to repeat it......... If this young man has to pay for his mistakes, he won't repeat it again.

I love...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 863
Posted By fdryer
Re: question on SL2 fuel filter

Despite what others here say, leave the OBD II emissions self test program alone, especially if you're considering NYS inspection soon. The error code popped up from starting without a fuel pump...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-15-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By fdryer
Re: Seized alternator or much worse?

Magicman, who tried turning the crankshaft? Those unfamiliar with engines may not know what forces are required to manually turn over an engine by hand and mistakenly assume the engine seized. If you...
Forum: S-Series General 02-15-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By fdryer
Re: Spray painting in winter - bad idea?

I disagree with spray cans clogging up in a freezing enclosure like an unheated garage in freezing temps. The can at room temperature will spray its contents still at room temperatures since its...
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