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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-15-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

The bcm doesn't control fuel pump operation. As mentioned previously, the ecm runs the entire EFI system. Descriptions of interaction between bcm and ecm are posted in past threads. The bcm's only...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-15-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

Wiring diagrams are posted in previous threads. I posted them.

With security OFF, this eliminates Passlock disabling injector operation. This problem seems to lean on either a fuel or spark...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-15-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

*What's battery voltage?

*Is security (yellow car with oversize padlock symbol) flashing?

*Mileage, maintenance performed, parts replaced?

The ecm runs the EFI system to operate the engine....
Forum: S-Series General 06-14-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C question

Mister_Cee, do you know if your car ever worked well in conditions "not designed to work well on the outskirts of Hades"? 118F is beyond the upper range of temperatures for adequate vehicle ac...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-14-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By fdryer
Re: Verifying 2004 Vue BCM issue

1-Notifications are off by default. You must enable notifications and either use the default Saturnfans email and/or add other email addresses to be alerted to replies. Default notifications will be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Clutch vs Compressor

With several compressor configurations, GM/Saturn may have settled on one type with one clutch. If I'm not mistaken, original S-series compressors don't have three tapped holes for a clutch puller...
Forum: S-Series General 06-11-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By fdryer
Re: No Condenser Push Fan ? Are You Serious ?

What are operating pressures with 2k rpm? Center vent temps?
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-07-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diagnosing A/C (again)

1-Replace the compressor if you can't replaced the clutch coil. Under most circumstances, compressor replacement justifies drier replacement. The drier removes any remaining minute moisture after a...
Forum: Outlook General 06-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Outlook Charging System Issue

While the battery bay may be clean, looks can be deceiving. Did you check battery cables connections to the engine fuse box and ground(s)? Going over the simple things may reveal a problem before...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-07-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By fdryer
Re: Thermostat and more

Check your owner's manual for spark plug recommendation. It's always better to stay with factory recommended plugs. With rare metal tipped electrodes lasting 100k miles, experimenting with other...
Forum: Outlook General 06-06-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Outlook Charging System Issue

Without service manuals, second guessing can be costly. However, searching online seems to reveal your presumptions of computer controlled charging system may be hinting at more info than most are...
Forum: Vue General 06-06-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 vue..v6..150k miles...

Search past threads about front flexible brake line strap strangling brake fluid flow acting as a one way valve resulting in hot calipers too hot to touch. Not brake hose collapse. The brake hose...
Forum: Outlook General 06-06-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Outlook Charging System Issue

*Check for a loose drive belt. Belt tensioners are usually spring loaded to maintain tight belt tension against slipping from ac compressor and alternator loads.

*Drive belt eliminated, measure...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-06-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diagnosing A/C (again)

Dye isn't needed. All Saturn's and likely every GM using r134a have dye at factory assembly to allow dealers easier troubleshooting. There's no reason not to add dye at factory assembly since it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-06-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diagnosing A/C (again)

billr, I searched past threads to find wiring diagrams, copied or posted a link to them. In the past when I had access to online service info, I would just copy and paste with a little mod to prevent...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-06-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diagnosing A/C (again)

Replace the blown clutch coil or entire compressor. And if you haven't done so, use a uv blacklight to search for leaks with dye marking the leak site. If dye isn't found anywhere on plumbing and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diagnosing A/C (again)

1-Don't assume videos relate to your car unless it specifies model and year. 1st ('91-'95) and 2nd generation ('96-'99) have the same ac wiring. 3rd gen ('00-'02) uses the body control module (BCM)...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-05-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: Computer Relearn steps after idiot light?

There's an easier way to determine whether or not your car is emissions inspection ready - use a reader. Long before second guessing, battery disconnects or guessing on when a drive cycle is...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-04-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 9,383
Posted By fdryer
Forum: S-Series General 06-03-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 SL2 window locks clicking, initiated security lock out.

3rd generation S-series from model year 2000+ have a body control module containing programming for interior/exterior lighting, passing error codes from pcm, bcm, airbag and abs to the OBD II port...
Forum: L-Series General 06-03-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By fdryer
Re: L300 Service Wrench with Brake Warning Lamp On

Yes, those are the only two conditions turning on the brake light unless someone contributes new found info not listed in Saturns service manuals.

The power assisted brake boost unit operates on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-31-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By fdryer
Re: Location of RKE relay

Under normal circumstances, battery replacement should not alter Passlock programming. It's presumed the ignition switch is turned off before disconnecting battery cables. Since all power is removed,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-31-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By fdryer
Re: Radiator Fan Linked to A/C?

Ok, ac isn't a priority but you're on the right track about a wet coolant sensor. The original is most likely the round nosed one and fails on almost every S-series engine since '91. See below. The...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-31-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By fdryer
Re: Radiator Fan Linked to A/C?

Read my reply again. There's a lot of info for anyone unfamiliar with vehicle ac systems. You're under the assumption that something is preventing the cooling fan from running and haven't understood...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-31-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By fdryer
Re: Radiator Fan Linked to A/C?

Saturns turn on cooling fans when ac runs. However, cooling fans do not run if the ac system fails. You're not alone in attempting to understand how ac and cooling fans operate. Basically, your ac...
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