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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-29-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
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: 21
Views: 268
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: 3
Views: 325
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: 587
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: 2,287
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: 587
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: 97
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: 587
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: 69
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: 587
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: 587
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: 70
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: 93
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: 155
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: 785
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...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-22-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Used vs. Reman or New

You may be the only one having difficulty with the ac manifold and hose set. Under normal circumstances, a can tap screws onto a12 oz can of r134a with its valve opened. Once this can tap is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-22-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 268
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

Excellent wiring diagram. A slight correction is needed. The ac pressure switch is one of two safety devices for vehicle ac systems. The other one is a high pressure relief valve on the compressor....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Used vs. Reman or New

Unless you can take snapshots of all the equipment you're using with close ups of your issues, I can only guess a number of scenarios to explain your predicament.

Zero schrader valves on hoses and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Used vs. Reman or New

Below are hose ends. The hose end with a brass insert is a valve depressor and connected to female fittings with schrader valves. When connecting a 'male' hose end to a female fitting having a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 268
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

Standby ac pressures mean nothing to anyone unfamiliar with refrigeration systems. In my repairs, 12 ozs of r134a have shown pressures around 75 psi in a system requiring 2+ lbs of it. Simply...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 268
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

Whether or not pressures were measured against a full system or less is one consideration among several possible issues.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 268
Posted By fdryer
Re: Troubleshooting a/c problems-- pressure difference but no cooling

steve seibel, there's a lot of misinformation spread from hearsay so beware of this. Google/bing/whatever thermal expansion valve operation if you're truly interested in ac fundamentals. There's a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Used vs. Reman or New

Simply put, liability. America is flush with tort liability suits beginning with asbestos. Most people old enough know when movie actor Steve McQueen came down with mesothelioma, inhaling asbestos...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-20-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Used vs. Reman or New

Just a guess on my part as I think minimum ICE 32 was added to prevent dry moving parts sitting on shelves for however long, prevents metal to metal contact. The suggestion to add oil, to me, implies...
Forum: Ion General 06-20-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 Ion - Reduced Pwr Mode - No crank?

You may be describing two different issues; a no start problem with zero starter operation and reduced power mode. One precludes the other. The no starter operation problem doesn't create a reduced...
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