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Forum: Ion General 11-25-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By fdryer
Re: 07 ion alarm is now going off randomly

You might find this problem not as common as you believe if you search past threads in these forums. Factory Passlock security have two functions; electronically disable the starter and flash...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-24-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

With the O2 sensor removed and the engine still running rough instead of clearing up immediately eliminates the catcon.

Spark plug wires don't have expiration dates and no one has proven spark...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-24-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Bcm
Views: 92
Posted By fdryer
Re: Bcm

Passlock security indicates one of four modes - off, blinking, flashing or on. When off, Passlock is disabled. When blinking after using a remote to lock doors, Passlock is enabled and on standby to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-24-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 855
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

If you don't have a better ($$$) reader or scantool to decode wrench light error codes, the cheapest alternative is repairing what's broke. If you can replace a burned out turn signal light bulb, try...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 855
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

My limited knowledge of OBDII doesn't have any info stating resetting the engine computer triggers a wrench error/light. You can wander thru everyone posting threads about resetting their PCMs with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 855
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Are you aware of removing the pcm fuse, battery disconnect or push button reset on an obd reader or scantool resets the check engine light and erases error codes? Any errors that aren't corrected...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

Well, it won't hurt to try testing for a damaged catcon. Ruling out the easy things is part of troubleshooting.

A relative bought a Mazda RX-7 at the height of its popularity. Due to high thefts,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By fdryer
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

Unless that gas station makes the news headlines of dispensing contaminated gasoline to every vehicle filling their tanks, it's not likely only your tank to have contaminated fuel.

Catalytic...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-19-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By fdryer
Re: Was told I have cracks in my Front Differential ? Should I be worried? 04 v6 3.5l

Not an expert on determining if cracks are genuine or false but there may be some ways in determining whether or not a crack in xmission cases are real or just casting marks appearing as cracks.
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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By fdryer
Re: Looking for an A/C compressor relay for 1996 SC2

1- don't use any store ac refill kit gauges to assess any ac system. Unless you're trained to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair any vehicle ac system, you're in the general group of second guessers...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-16-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: VUE V6 3.0 troubles ... help pls.

There are circumstances where you would be incorrect. Mine failed intermittently. Driving home from work on the highway, the engine died with the tachometer dropping to zero with battery and oil...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By fdryer
Re: Looking for an A/C compressor relay for 1996 SC2

You'll find nothing in mods to boost power unless you're willing to spend time and money for little gain on a low end product with a fixed pcm that can't be tuned despite many years of members...
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: CAR-CISSISM / vanity

Yes, exactly.
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: CAR-CISSISM / vanity

I understand completely. Before losing this site server a year or two back, my photos (when clicking fdryer's Photos) were available for anyone to see. The same for every member here until the sever...
Forum: Vue Mods 11-16-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Vue

While limited to Saturns (supercharged 2.0L 4 cyl, 2.2L n/a 4 cyl, 3.0L V6, 3.5L V6 engines), none were made to have access to tuning with aftermarket tools. You can search other GM forums using the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By fdryer
Re: Doors Don't Lock In Gear

Great feedback on finding a blown fuse instead of presuming bcm failure.

Fuse checking was mentioned back in post #7 by pierrot. While most fuses are labeled for their electrical function in...
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By fdryer
Re: CAR-CISSISM / vanity

My L300 is either gunmetal or pewter with silver flakes. If your Saturn has a hint of brown and yellow mixed with metallic silver then it may be GMs idea of metallic gold. 24 carat gold has zero...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-16-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By fdryer
Re: VUE V6 3.0 troubles ... help pls.

69C is 156F here is the USA. Just so you know, 90C or 195F is normal when the engine is warmed up. The error codes may appear as the engine was warming up to 69C and all the parameters were...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 855
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Save your battery from grief - remove all spark plugs when performing compression tests. This removes useless compression straining the battery while allowing the starter to draw a little less power...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-15-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2006 Saturn ion P0700 and P0974

As you may or may not know, Saturn was discontinued in 2010 so those fearing lack of parts and little value of a vehicle are the first to move on to other vehicles. Those remaining have accepted this...
Forum: S-Series General 11-14-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: Passlock not resetting

What condition is the battery in? Before jumping to conclusions on anything, you might need some basic info on starting problems. Battery, battery cables and their connections allows everything in...
Forum: Vue General 11-14-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help I miss my key fobs

VCX NANO is a low cost alternative for diyers from aftermarket entrepreneurs providing affordable scantools.
Forum: Vue General 11-13-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help I miss my key fobs

I bought VCX NANO.
Forum: S-Series General 11-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By fdryer
Re: Passlock not resetting

Your '98 doesn't have Passlock. All Saturns from 2000+ have Passlock.

The remote keyless entry module behind the rear right passenger side panel was the basic antitheft system; remote locking of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,405
Posted By fdryer
Re: P0410 error code - HELP

Pending error code(s) means the OBDII system will continue to monitor for this error recurring in three startup/drive cycles before erasing it from memory. Disconnecting battery power won't erase it....
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