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Forum: Vue General 05-10-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C sometimes blows hot air & sometimes cold..don't think its the compressor...

I re-read the post and agree this may be another scroll control valve issue. If highway driving or above a certain speed results in cold ac but low speed stop and go results in warm air then the scv...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-10-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By fdryer
Re: L100 rear drum brakes question (diagram needed)

GM service manuals are not as descriptive when leaving out snapshots, line drawings, photo illustrations and engineering views from older manuals. Basic black and white minimalist drawings. I tend to...
Forum: Vue General 05-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C sometimes blows hot air & sometimes cold..don't think its the compressor...

"The most expensive path some mechanics take.." is a polite way for unscrupulous people to profit from many car/truck/suv owners unfamiliar with ac repairs. Replacing the compressor is the most...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By fdryer
Re: Just died 5 times at stop lights...

Spark on one or both coils means the pcm is working. The pcm works only if the crank sensor works. No crank sensor = no pcm operation = no fuel pump, no spark on any coil and no injector pulses...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By fdryer
Re: What is causing the heater hose to come loose on my 2003 L-200?

When each hose came off and reconnected, did you try pulling the hose off to ensure each remained connected? A locking tab at 6 o'clock position is depressed to release these quick couplers, sliding...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By fdryer
Re: Just died 5 times at stop lights...

I dump any unused fuel in my 2.5 gallon container into the car just to keep it from laying around unused. Perhaps this may help by periodically dumping gas containers into vehicles then refilling...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Every piston is connected to the crankshaft via connecting rod between piston and crankshaft journal, polished round parts of crankshafts. Since the pistons are at various positions the valves are...
Forum: Aura General 05-09-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By fdryer
Re: TPMS scan tool

I have programmed several remotes with VCX NANO but cannot find anything in the menu about tpms. Auras are listed and an initial menu search for tpms doesn't appear. TPMS may appear in a menu...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By fdryer
Re: Just died 5 times at stop lights...

I bought a small (unknown hp) single stage snow blower a few years ago. At the end of snow season I add an ounce of fuel conditioner to remaining fuel then drain it from the carb and tank. Pulling...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By fdryer
Re: Just died 5 times at stop lights...

After 'M' day if your SO allows it or you schedule time for troubleshooting, suggestions by billr should be considered, especially fuel pressure and injector checks. A f/p gauge connected and...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-09-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn vue fwd trans issue

Update your personal profile to reflect model and engine. Without any more background info about your issues, this can be a guessing game from anyone to muddy any public diagnosing/troubleshooting....
Forum: Vue General 05-09-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C sometimes blows hot air & sometimes cold..don't think its the compressor...

* Can you identify the burning smell? This may help since no one here is standing next to your Vue to smell any fragrances emanating from an odiforous vehicle.( lavender, Chanel #5, pine scented air...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-08-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

2nd snapshot. The tightening torque of 184ft lbs + 45 degrees + 15 degrees means tightening to 185 ft lbs. When reaching this value, stop then turn the wrench (tightening) another 45 degrees cw, stop...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-08-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Look in the ENGINE section, scroll down Master TABLE OF CONTENTS (first page?) for Engine Torque Charts. (my manual shows page 41) Listed under MECHANICAL 6-CYLINDER, Crankshaft Gear Bolt - 184 ft...
Forum: Aura General 05-08-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By fdryer
Re: TPMS scan tool

Is is a tpms fault or tire sensor battery dying? If you search for sensor battery life in your owner's manual or online, battery life is limited to around 10yrs. When was the last time one or all...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-08-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Intake Manifold Weep or not??

If you can take snapshots, resize each to less than a megabyte and in jpeg format using Paint or similar image software, post them as thumbnails. Virtually every digital camera or cellphone create...
Forum: Vue General 05-08-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 Vue..3.0 .. 150k miles..cutting out on startup.

Buy your mechanic............... :cool: Apparently you have a great one on your side.
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-08-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

The drawing tool pictured is a compass for drawing circles. A protractor compass is a plastic circular tool marked in degrees around the perimeter, 360 tick marks, a tick mark for one degree. It's...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-07-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Service manuals like GMs are written for ASE certified professional mechanics and technicians with experience and training. This presumes a certain amount of knowledge of mechanical, electrical,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-07-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By fdryer
Re: L300-a/c not cooling & no rad/condenser fans

As long as you're on the gauges and observing operating pressures, measure center vent temperatures at medium fan speed. Ideal vent temps should be around 42F. Low pressure (as well as high) ...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-07-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

An approximation of 4 o' clock is fine. If the degree wheel is used, this would be better. You're setting the crankshaft to prevent piston(s) from meeting valves. With cam locks removed, any piston...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-07-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By fdryer
Re: L300-a/c not cooling & no rad/condenser fans

Update your profile to reflect year and model if you don't want to play twenty questions.

When ac runs, the heat generated from compressing refrigerant flows into the condenser coils in front of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-06-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Correct me if I'm wrong. Our 3.0L V6 engine rotates clockwise (cw). Setting 60 degrees before top dead center means turning the crankshaft counter clockwise (ccw) 60 degrees. 60 degrees btdc would be...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-06-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 5,446
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Before proceeding with crankshaft pulley removal, are all four camshaft seals replaced, cam gears replaced and reset back to their respective timing positions before reinserting camshaft locks?
Forum: S-Series General 05-06-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 364
Posted By fdryer
Re: Fuel economy chip?

Let's see, gas prices went up with Obama and went down with Trump. What has both have anything to do with the S-series question of fuel economy? I agree, leave politics out of these forums. There's...
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