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Forum: L-Series General 02-24-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By fdryer
Re: L200 2002 won't stay on running

Unfortunately, you may be describing another repair shop that simply replaces parts on your dime, hoping to hit the right solution while making money whether or not a solution is found. Sorry, but...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-24-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 245
Posted By fdryer
Re: another old trick: the old dim switch source trick

From my GM Saturn service manual (presuming this applies to all Saturns L-series vehicles with body control modules;

Display dimming is controlled by the body control module (BCM) based on input...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-20-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By fdryer
Re: L200 vs Ion, Which is better?

I like pierrot's comparison analysis of the same engine used in the Ion, Vue, and many other GM models (2.2L ecotec engine).

One (possibly) troubling point with Ions is their recalled ignition...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-19-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stalling Issue

Try a fuel pressure check since you have no record of fuel filter replacement and do not know if there's a fuel pump issue. Guessing can become costly in several ways.

The 2.2L engines are known...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-19-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 245
Posted By fdryer
Forum: Vue Tech 02-19-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By fdryer
Re: need wiring help

If no one can offer wiring info, you can still make educated guesses.

The crank sensor is the most important sensor - it generates precise timing signals to the ecm/pcm. No crank sensor timing...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-19-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stalling Issue

*Mileage?
*Fuel pressure ever checked? Autozone and Advance Auto have free loaners.
*Fuel filter replaced@100k miles?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-19-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 SC1 Heater Problem

What's warm idle rpm?
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-19-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By fdryer
Re: 1999 SC1 Heater Problem

As a new member and unfamiliar with S-series engines, some major caveats are mentioned in the first 'sticky' of these forums.

1- if your temperature gauge needle hovers over the 1/4 mark, you may...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Lost a part while driving!!

With new info, apparently an extra bung hole was plugged with something when it blew off. The hot and cold cycling of exhaust systems probably loosened whatever was used. Tightening your replacement...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-16-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crank no start

With two ignition coil packs, it's not likely to have both fail at the same time but something in common to both. Spraying starting fluid means you're supplying fuel manually into throttle and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-16-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crank no start

You're familiar with the saying "don't fix what's not broken". No one, not even the manufacturer of mechanical or electronic parts can guarantee part operability beyond the factory warranty. My...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-16-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,028
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

I'm not an expert on writing technical procedures for service manuals but do understand how concise they must be to prevent misinterpretation. At this point in discussions of disassembling engines,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-15-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By fdryer
Re: Crank no start

What resistance did you see on your crank sensor? Between 700-1200 ohms?

Tried spraying starting fluid into throttle then starting? Seeing fuel pressure doesn't tell you if injectors are...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-15-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,028
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

I don't recall rotating the crankshaft 60* BTDC when all timing marks lined up (camshafts 1&2, 3&4, and crankshaft, timing marks aligned to rear timing cover and notch in the engine block). With five...
Forum: Ion General 02-14-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By fdryer
Re: Lost a part while driving!!

Ions have two oxygen (O2) sensors on the exhaust system - one before the catalytic converter and the other one after the catcon. If the snapshot shows the engine exhaust manifold and shield on the...
Forum: Vue Mods 02-14-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By fdryer
Re: The College Car Build

You didn't mention whether this Vue has awd or just fwd.

I don't have info on lowering set-ups, if your xmission can withstand an additional 50hp and whatever torque is generated above stock but...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-14-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Saturn Vue AWD

I can empathize, working outside with mother nature dumping snow, sleet, rain, whatever to slow down troubleshooting. Here in the Big Apple, NYC, or last snow dump followed by with few inches a week...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-11-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 3.0 overheated

Not an expert on engines. When I had the oil cap off with engine idling, I didn't see much in the way of excessive oil being flung off the camshaft. My engine doesn't consume oil, most likely due to...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-11-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stalling Issue

Front end damage can sometimes leave residual problems down the road. When replacing parts with electrical connections, do you remember seeing any damaged wiring, chafing with insulation sliced on...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-11-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 3.0 overheated

Some things to keep in mind while diagnosing if this engine was irreparably damaged or not. Oil provides lubrication and absorbs combustion heat. While non racing engines don't have oil radiators to...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-11-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By fdryer
Re: Stalling Issue

This may or may not be in sequential order of diagnosing this peculiar problem. The instrument panel indicators and lighting are driven by the body control module (BCM) with the exception of abs and...
Forum: Community Center 02-04-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By fdryer
Re: Obd adapter

1-Find out what fuse and amperage powers your OBD II port. It's always 12v and less than 5 amps.

2-Review you dash cam specs for power input (5v or 12v?).

3-The power unit output with its...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-31-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By fdryer
Re: Questions about the ion considering buying one

This may help with error code P0833; http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200465. If this problem isn't a faulty switch, the wiring and ecm are possible faults.

The seller lists a...
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-29-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By fdryer
Re: check engine and flashing temperature icons

If no one knows, try GM parts online. GM uses diagrams for locations of almost every part.
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