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Forum: S-Series General 06-24-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 507
Posted By fdryer
Re: questions about head gasket/overheating/missing.

You'll know the difference. As the Nike ad says, "Just Do It". With ac running, you should hear the fan before opening the hood. It should be loud when the hood is open.
Forum: S-Series General 06-24-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 507
Posted By fdryer
Re: questions about head gasket/overheating/missing.

1-I should have clarified about testing the cooling fan. Disconnecting the coolant sensor (and not driving around), observing for fan turn on and determining whether it blows with force or not is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 sl2 autotrans problem

It's unusual for all solenoids to change resistance values (according to service bulletin) but may be the solenoids are faulty. Did you check for blown fuses?
Forum: S-Series General 06-24-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 507
Posted By fdryer
Re: questions about head gasket/overheating/missing.

There are several ways to force the cooling fan on. The easiest way is to disconnect the two wire coolant sensor (not the single wire sensor) and turn on ignition. The cooling fan should turn on. If...
Forum: Vue General 06-23-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 Vue Fuel pressure issues

Sometimes I get too engrossed in details and lose perspective. This might be one of those occasions where I'm not seeing the forest for the trees.....

So far, no fuel on plugs (pressure but no...
Forum: Vue General 06-23-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 Vue Fuel pressure issues

I'm confused by your timelines so let's go over it again.

As of now the engine won't startup, correct? Fuel pressure can be monitored whether the engine runs or not. Leave the fuel pressure gauge...
Forum: Vue General 06-22-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 Vue Fuel pressure issues

Does pressure stay between 55-60 psi with the engine running? This is important as regulated pressure is crucial to correct fuel mixtures for each injector pulse throughout the entire engine run from...
Forum: Vue General 06-22-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By fdryer
Re: 05 Vue Fuel pressure issues

A fuel pump issue may not be seen at first glance or when bleed off pressure suggests it. If you can, leave the f/p gauge connected so you can check pressures at the moment the engine dies or refuses...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-22-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By fdryer
Re: Napa 30# 134a for $120

When the EPA mandated certifications back when r12 was decided to harm the ozone layer, I went ahead like many, online to acquire an mvac card so I can buy bulk canisters of refrigerant. I bought...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-22-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By fdryer
Re: Block fitting for 2002 l300

You can try every GM dealer or online distributor to see if this part is available or discontinued. Then try ebay using the same terms, coolant fitting (GM nomenclature) or coolant outlet housing....
Forum: Ion General 06-22-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By fdryer
Re: Is $300 a fair price to have a saturn ion alternator fixed?

The mechanic stating repairing the alternator for $300 probably includes all labor to remove and replace it on your car. Whether this mechanic actually rebuilds your alternator or simply replaces it...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-22-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,479
Posted By fdryer
Re: L300 Fuel Pump

Borrow a fuel pressure gauge from AutoZone, connect it to the fuel test valve (black plastic cap covering test valve over the engine), turn on ignition. You should see pressure between 38-45 psi....
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-21-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By fdryer
Re: Block fitting

Nope. nothing more. With metal to metal mating and a flexible seal for sealing against coolant leaks, a few things should be kept in mind when reassembling. Both surfaces are clean and free of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-21-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By fdryer
Re: Doors unlocking going over bumps or dips

There are many parts to our cars electrical and electronic systems. The body control module does almost everything the ecm (engine computer) doesn't control. Door locks are part of the bcm and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By fdryer
Re: Napa 30# 134a for $120

I bought a 30lb canister of r134a a few years ago online using ebay for less. It was sold by a car dealer getting rid of inventory.
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-21-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By fdryer
Re: Doors unlocking going over bumps or dips

Flaky/worn/dirty door lock switches? If you can, pop the main switch, driver's side and disconnect it from its wiring harness. Drive over similar bumps. If the problem goes away, the switch is worn....
Forum: Vue Tech 06-21-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By fdryer
Re: Refrigerant Temp Sensor - replacement part??

RobertGary1 ,as you found out with discontinued parts, ebay may be the place for new and used parts otherwise salvage yards (in person and online) would be sources.

Across the pond but expensive;...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 411
Posted By fdryer
Re: 96 SW2 turns but NO START

Did you try starting without starting fluid? Nothing can be determined with this successful starting since everything appears normal.

Throwing part$ at the car is one way for repair$. Starting...
Forum: S-Series General 06-21-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 507
Posted By fdryer
Re: questions about head gasket/overheating/missing.

Sometimes it's wiser to check some things yourself. This should be one to check on since you didn't state the fan was replaced. This presumes a 24yr old fan that may be on its last legs, moving air...
Forum: S-Series General 06-21-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 507
Posted By fdryer
Re: questions about head gasket/overheating/missing.

OCMan, can you tell if your radiator cooling fan is running or not? Unless the fan was replaced, it's 24 yrs old and possibly worn, running slower. Your fan should be blowing with full force when its...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-20-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By fdryer
Re: '04 l300

Search past threads within these forums. You'll find plenty of information on timing and various techniques to lock camshafts into position without the special kit to lock camshaft gears from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 411
Posted By fdryer
Re: 96 SW2 turns but NO START

Yes and no. Nothing is guaranteed to last forever. Crank sensors fail in one of several modes. The majority of them are working right into salvage yards where most vehicles retire. Many in working...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-20-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 411
Posted By fdryer
Re: 96 SW2 turns but NO START

Crank sensors are bathed in hot engine oil all the time - the end needs to detect the machined teeth on crankshafts to generate precise timing signals the pcm needs to operate the EFI system....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-20-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 411
Posted By fdryer
Re: 96 SW2 turns but NO START

Great repair shop to have and honest. Even better when they checked for spark. This may be an intermittent issue and can be either fuel or spark related. Starting fluid can help since spraying fuel...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-19-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By fdryer
Re: BCM problem I think - need advice

There are two voltage regulators, alternator - regulated between 12v-15v and 5v regulator in each control module requiring 5v for logic level signals. The ubiquitous 12v to 5v voltage regulator are...
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