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Forum: S-Series Tech 05-26-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By fdryer
Re: No cold air

O-rings aren't flat when new but can become oval shaped after years of being held captive in fittings. Black neoprene O-rings were used in r12 days, replaced with better green ones (HNBR) for r134a...
Forum: S-Series General 05-25-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By fdryer
Re: Once the A/C button is pushed, do our compressors stay on all the time?

^ Correct. Wide open throttle, most likely detected by throttle position, informs the pcm to disable power to the compressor for a boost in engine performance. Four cylinder engines not tuned for...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-24-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By fdryer
Re: LW200 with Body Control Module problems

A new blank body control module (BCM) cannot be programmed by anyone unless in possession of GMs Tech II scantool or lower cost aftermarket scantool. Programming invades a specific part of memory...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-24-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: 97 SL 1 Compressor Leaks

JMantis and C52, try cleaning off as much visible (under uv light) dye then inspect a day or two later. Under system pressure, a can of r134a sitting on a shelf would have between 50-70 psi so a...
Forum: L-Series General 05-23-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Condenser Fan Direction

Ok, left front fan in front of c-coil blows air thru, right rear fan pulls air.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-23-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,424
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Refrigerent Line Pressure Switch

You have a choice of listening devices; a long handled screwdriver with tip pressed onto a part suspected of generating noise and the butt handled end pressed to one ear, a mechanics stethoscope or a...
Forum: L-Series General 05-23-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 L200 won't pass smog

Never reset the engine computer just before or after failing emissions inspection. Inspectors see the same values and can tell if a reset was performed because state emissions computers and most good...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Condenser Fan Direction

Our 3.0L V6 engines use two cooling fans; looking into the front grille - left side fan in front of condenser coil should force air into the c-coil/radiator, right side fan behind the radiator...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 SL1 stalls slowing at a light, restarts again later

1-Consider a well worn ignition switch as a possibility since the main function of it is to route 12v power to the EFI circuitry in ON/RUN mode. An intermittent set of electrical contacts opening...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-19-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2009 Vue 2.4 ac fan

Fan ground may be the problem. While you found 12v on one wire, try tracing the ground wire or a continuity test (measuring for resistance on the ground terminal to chassis).
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-19-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By fdryer
Re: No cold air

I can only guess because the engine died on the road and I had to call for a tow. My choice was to tow it to my repair shop I trust and used over the years on things too difficult for me to work on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By fdryer
Re: No cold air

My replies are becoming less informative with more misinformation. Perhaps my seven decades on 'dis little orb we call Earth has already begun deteriorating of my mind. Mind you, I've never visited...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-18-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 ION Stalls when shifting into drive, but not reverse (Code P0700)

Is your xmission a conventional one or a cvt? The cvt doesn't have gears but uses an expensive segmented belt drive system with a pair of hydraulically controlled pulley shaves varying their...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By fdryer
Re: No cold air

dtuuri, with additional car history, I think you're less than a handful of vehicle owners willing to spend personal labor, time and money to maintain a vehicle well past its projected life....
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,424
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Refrigerent Line Pressure Switch

With limited knowledge of mechanical engineering, there are two seals on each service fitting - the schrader valve and cap. The small surface area of valve core seal and seat, service valve cap using...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By fdryer
Re: No cold air

dtuuri, again my apology for the mixed post. :dizzy: My reply in post #7 answered two different posts and I didn't separate the reply into two posts. Please ignore the last two paragraphs. The first...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-17-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,424
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Refrigerent Line Pressure Switch

One last tip if not done already - use a new set of service valve caps with either a built in rubber washer or O-ring and screw them on snug. This way you'll have two seals, the service valve and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-17-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By fdryer
Re: No cold air

My bad. Post #7 was meant for dtuuri with his '91. '94-'95 when r12 was switched to r134a.
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-15-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By fdryer
Re: Water Pump Replacement/ Timing Belt 3.0

Without the serpentine belt on, the water pump isn't under any belt pressure. You should be able to grab the pulley hub with one hand and try rocking the pump shaft up/down/left/right. Good pumps...
Forum: Ion General 05-15-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: a/c went out randomly

Thermal fuse blew. Decide on which way to proceed.
Forum: Ion General 05-15-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: a/c went out randomly

If you can measure for resistance between the two pins on the compressor, it should be around 3 ohms. Be sure your multimeter reads '0' when touching probes together (when set for resistance...
Forum: Ion General 05-15-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By fdryer
Re: a/c went out randomly

If you are sure 14v on the compressor connector then the clutch coil thermal fuse blew. A thermal fuse is similar to a regular fuse except it opens when reaching a calibrated temperature. Clutch...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-14-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/c question

There's a point when refrigerant loss results in different operating pressures. Briefly put, normal system pressures will show low side between 30-35 psi while high side varies between 125-250 psi in...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-14-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By fdryer
Re: Water Pump Replacement/ Timing Belt 3.0

I'm not sure how one can strip threads unless rushing and/or the cover was bent to misalign mounting holes. The stripped bolt should allow pulling it out with vise grips then drilling for either an...
Forum: L-Series General 05-13-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By fdryer
Re: LS Wiper Motors

Chaz9496, did you ever disassemble a wiper motor to examine internals? Do these motors use micro switches?

I tried this on a dead rear wiper motor of a Mercury Sable wagon and discovered it was...
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