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Forum: L-Series Tech 07-03-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By fdryer
Re: Fault Codes 221 and 1526

From frying pan into the fire........:upset:

The fuel test valve should have a cap on it to keep dirt out. Tighten it and see if any more fuel leaks out as a temporary band aid until you replace...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-03-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 502
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

Yes, completely self contained. The change from older style thermal expansion valves with a round diaphragm and capillary tubing to measure evaporator temps in r12 systems were replaced with an all...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-02-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Vue throwing codes P0325 & P0453

Search Vue threads for general problems so you have some background info. The battery light may be; charging system related to serpentine drive belt, worn belt tensioner, alternator failing, wiring...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-01-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 LW200 nearing 200k - a few issues, and looking for what to change preventati

My L300 has four wheel disk brakes. The rear discs are a top hat design; the disc has a hub that serves as a drum brake. The drum brake is very small and not designed for emergency braking by any...
Forum: Aura General 07-01-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By fdryer
Re: O2 sensor for saturn Aura XR v6 3.6L engine

Tried reading your owner's manual for info? If not there then perhaps a call or visit a GM service center and ask. All service manuals, manufacturer or aftermarket (Chilton or Haynes) will have this.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 502
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

Yes, I agree the only way to know if 1.5 lbs of refrigerant is in a system is by removing what's in there (theoretically into a reclamation canister) then evacuating the empty system completely...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By fdryer
Re: No crank, no start, definitely electrical related please help

Examine wiring going in and out of the engine fuse box. Nothing specific, just look for signs of burned, damaged, cooked, melted, discolored wire insulation. A small mechanics mirror can help look...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By fdryer
Re: No crank, no start, definitely electrical related please help

Banksy, replacing a 30 amp fuse with a 50 amp fuse is asking for trouble. 20 more amps can flow into wiring than designed for. You might have cooked wiring and possibly damaged electronics. Instead...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 502
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

billr is incorrect. The thermal expansion valve controls refrigerant flow, period. When metering liquid refrigerant, it controls actual temperatures occurring in the evaporator coils. There is no...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2022, 03:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 502
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

steve seibel, below is a diagram of a car ac system. Saturns do not allow manual control of the ac system. In one sense, either ac works or its dead. Nothing in between. Once running, Saturn ac...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-29-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 LW200 nearing 200k - a few issues, and looking for what to change preventati

I can address ac issues with other L200 owners hopefully addressing your list of problems.

Most vehicle owners assume their ac systems need recharging when loss of cooling occurs. This assumption...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-29-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 502
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

FYI, the condenser coils are in front of the radiator, to condense hot pressurized refrigerant gas discharged from the compressor. As this hot gas moves across the parallel tubes, not serpentine...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-29-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By fdryer
Re: Fault Codes 221 and 1526

Simple dealer or diy procedure to calibrate throttle actuator to ecm; after replacing throttle body, reconnect wiring and leave the intake air tube off to observe throttle plate movement or listen to...
Forum: Astra General 06-28-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 662
Posted By fdryer
Re: no start

Virtually every battery cable corrosion (bluish white powdery deposits) connection problem are resolved by dissolving/neutralizing with a solution of water and baking soda using a toothbrush. Severe...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-28-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,320
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 Saturn L300 TCM Disconecting U0101 Code

Bob_, as a new member, you may not have the exact same problem since all your fuses are fine and swl2001 discovered a blown fuse that corrected the problem. He presumed issues with his tcm when it...
Forum: Astra General 06-27-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 662
Posted By fdryer
Re: no start

I understand your descriptions. Battery negative terminal getting hot is a major concern now. The battery negative cable may be corroded under its heavy terminal insulation and should be disconnected...
Forum: Vue General 06-26-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2007 VUE Daytime Driving Lights

cam, either search past threads about Vue DRLs or remove the driver side wheel splash shield to reveal a shelf behind the headlight hold a ceramic resistor. It may have burned out. The DRL indicator...
Forum: Astra General 06-26-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 662
Posted By fdryer
Re: no start

Ok, semantics gets in the way for me in terms of "no start" (no starter sounds or engine turns over but doesn't fire up) and "turns over" (engine fires up or starter runs but engine doesn't fire up)....
Forum: Ion Tech 06-26-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By fdryer
Re: Possessed Electronics

P0315 is related to the crankshaft sensor.

P0700 is an error from the xmission; P2544 Code - Torque Management Request Input Signal 'A', U0101 SATURN Code Lost Communication With Transmission...
Forum: Astra General 06-26-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 662
Posted By fdryer
Re: no start

If I'm not mistaken, your key fob has two functions; 1) the rfid chip for security and 2) buttons for door lock and trunk use. Removing the battery disables button use. The rfid chip on the circuit...
Forum: Astra General 06-25-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 662
Posted By fdryer
Re: no start

skamzmc, verifying zero fuel on plugs yet measuring 55 psi on the fuel rail narrows the problem to injectors.

Saturn S/L/and Vue models disable injector operation when factory Passlock is...
Forum: Ion General 06-23-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC light wont come on - 2006 Ion

Unless a member can post service manual wiring diagrams or online searching is fruitless, you should consider alldata.diy or Mitchell data for online service manuals.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-22-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By fdryer
Re: No A/C? A/C Button Circuit?

There are several ways of diagnosing/troubleshooting ac problems; examining wiring diagrams with full knowledge of how ac circuits operate under normal conditions then troubleshooting circuits,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-22-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By fdryer
Re: 99' SL2 Starter Solenoid Power Problem

Bulldog2000, I think billr is correct. The ignition switch is behind the ignition lock cylinder with a square drive connecting the lock cylinder to the ign switch. When the ignition key is turned,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-22-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Used vs. Reman or New

C52, are you sure that hose line between drier and txv isn't available anywhere? If you have GMs part number, this helps narrow searches against incorrect parts. And there's at least one solution...
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