SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 8.50 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: fdryer
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
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: 146
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: 251
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: 175
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: 153
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: 175
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: 2
Views: 105
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: 175
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: 251
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: 251
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: 251
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: 251
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: 98
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: 9,295
Posted By fdryer
Forum: S-Series General 06-03-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
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: 422
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: 243
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: 243
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: 243
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...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-30-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By fdryer
Re: Location of RKE relay

Body Control Module; does everything the pcm doesn't. This excludes the airbag and abs modules - completely separate from pcm and bcm. Passlock theft deterrent informs you of its modes thru the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-30-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 9,295
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

^ I agree as a diyer. Cast flats are on each camshaft nearest the cam gear.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC how much PAG oil should come OUT of a compressor when pulled?

With older systems (10+ years), it may be prudent to replace both service valves while the system is open. With gauges connected, valves cannot be checked for faulty sealing. And after a perfect...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-29-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 9,295
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

2d snapshots are not the same nor as accurate as 3d views from eyes lining up timing marks. Parallax errors are introduced when snapshot views aren't directly lined up to each camshaft, cam gear...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-29-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By fdryer
Re: L300-a/c not cooling & no rad/condenser fans

Did you use a uv light everywhere? Is refrigerant, oil and dye leaking out service valves? Refrigerant, oil and dye leaking out service valves will form bubbles from oil as gas boils out (imagine...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.