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Forum: Ion Tech 09-22-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange starter problem 2005 Ion 2

Ions trunk mounted battery? Jump starting to the battery or on the red REMOTE start post on the engine block? This post was made to connect the red booster cable to the engine, bypassing the long red...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-22-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By fdryer
Re: L300 shake rattle and roll

Almost every tire I've replaced on aluminum rims are spin balanced. I thought all tire replacement meant computerized spin balancing.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-21-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By fdryer
Re: brake troubleshooting

Never top off brake fluid. Every disc brake swallows fluid as brake pads wear down. As pads wear, the caliper piston extends farther out from home. The void behind the piston is filled with brake...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By fdryer
Re: Intermittent long crank times when cold?

Anytime anyone cranks their engine for 10 seconds without the engine ever starting up would imply spark, fuel pump operation, injectors pulsing, and cylinders are soaking wet with raw fuel. Removing...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-17-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By fdryer
Re: Source for 2004 Vue 3.5l oil sender switch

Try rockauto as they show two and one wire oil pressure sending units.
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By fdryer
Re: LW300 Brake lights

Older round bayonet style tail and brake lights were either two separate lamps or combined together into one lamp with two elements and four connections. I haven't replaced mine yet but the same may...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By fdryer
Re: Intermitent Starting

You probably have two problems; the original coolant sensor that isn't affecting the starting sequence and possibly a worn out starter. Remove the coolant sensor to verify whether its original or has...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By fdryer
Re: Intermitent Starting

You didn't mention if this problem is a no start/dead silence or starter runs and cranks the engine but engine won't fire up. The former relates to battery, battery cables, their connections and...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-16-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0010 troubles...

Please don't jump to conclusions. There's a reason for asking you to perform specific tests.

1-Your ecm isn't faulty until extensive diy tests are performed. All that was asked of you was to test...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-14-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0010 troubles...

Rather than concentrating on P0010, you might try diagnosing the EFI system - lack of spark, lack of fuel or injector operation or all three. The simplest ways to diagnose fuel, injectors and spark...
Forum: S-Series General 09-14-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,001
Posted By fdryer
Re: S series junkyard autopsies/who says small cars are unsafe?

The phrase 'holy grail' is a religious term describing a long sought after cup in Jesus' last supper. Stories and movies like Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Saturn being...
Forum: S-Series General 09-14-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,001
Posted By fdryer
Re: S series junkyard autopsies/who says small cars are unsafe?

lanxer57, you may have found the holy grail of Saturns. As you know, the S-series are the oldest Saturns with Saturn discontinued in 2010, eleven years ago. The ten year parts support after factory...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-13-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 Saturn Vue 4 cylinder

GM uses Passlock as their factory security system. Four security inductor modes; always ON, OFF, blinking when remotes are used to Lock doors, and flashing quickly when a theft attempt occurs -...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-12-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By fdryer
Re: How do you remove the rear brake line hoses?

How did you manage to upload the two images? Every cellphone and digital camera creates large multi megabyte image files - too large to upload as a thumbnail. Restrictions limit image file size to...
Forum: Vue General 09-12-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue 4-cyl Manual Transmission 204k miles

What does "very little of spark plugs left" mean? Flashing engine light means excessive misfiring with unburned fuel entering the catcon. Left this way, the catcon can destroy itself in less than 50...
Forum: S-Series General 09-12-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 576
Posted By fdryer
Re: No power to wheels

My eyes count 16 rivets holding the center stamped spline drive assembly to the clutch disc. If correct, how did all 16 rivets shear? My uneducated cell between my ears calculates an extreme amount...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-12-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn SC1 coupe has security issue

That's all you. I have nothing to do with your solution to this Passlock problem. You found a different answer.

Mind sharing how you found and wired a resistor that allowed bypassing Passlock and...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-12-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0010 troubles...

Some past threads here;
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199064

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204979

Technical descriptions of P0014 from one site;...
Forum: S-Series General 09-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 576
Posted By fdryer
Re: No power to wheels

Yes, morbid snapshots of dead engines, xmissions, clutches, etc are fascinating, especially when fluids leak onto the ground.
Forum: S-Series General 09-11-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 576
Posted By fdryer
Re: No power to wheels

If either the clutch master or slave cylinder failed, gear shifting would result in grinding since the clutch can't be disengaged with a running engine. With engine stopped, shifts can occur with or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn SC1 coupe has security issue

By all means, you have nothing to lose at this point to try anything. I'm not sure why new plugs are showing black unless firing order is incorrect when plug wires were removed without regard to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: bypass passlock procedure specifically for 2002 SC1 SOHC

Be aware. A damaged Passlock s system may not allow bypassing it because bypass procedures are based on a working system before bypassing it. You'll find many guidelines here and vroom YouTube about...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn SC1 coupe has security issue

There are two procedures about fuel and pressure. 1) the fuel pump can operate to pressurize the field rail for injectors and 2) the pcm operating injectors unrelated to fuel pump operation. Keep...
Forum: Ion General 09-09-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0420 code after new sensors/cat

Using an infrared heat gun to measure before and after catcon temps is another quiver in diy diagnostics. Any chance of getting a previously owned oem NYS or Calif catcon from an Ion in nearby junk...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-09-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2002 Saturn SC1 coupe has security issue

There may be several problems here. At the least, seeing security blink 5x is unusual. Service manuals are my reference for GMs Passlock program and as accurate as I can describe it if not reprinting...
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