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Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By fdryer
Re: Recharge Battery

Service manuals describe most Saturns drawing no more than 50ma (50 milliamp or 0.050 amp) as parasitic current to power Passlock security, radio/pcm/bcm memory. When OnStar depleted its backup...
Forum: S-Series General 01-15-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2001 SC2 -- Need ignition wiring diagrams

Your crank sensor is probably fine. Weak spark isn't related to a faulty crank sensor. You're likely describing a faulty ignition control module (ICM). As long as 12v is powering the icm and all four...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-14-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By fdryer
Re: Torrent or Equinox parts?

Perhaps there's a way to tell if Vue, Torrent and Equinox parts are interchangeable by using GM online parts lists. I think GM consolidated dealer websites insofar as parts for a national website...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-12-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 386
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn SC2 1996 Intermittent starter problems

Here's a corroded positive side terminal from the underside. You might not see this on the front side. GM uses heavy duty battery terminal covers that can easily hide corrosion.

If you can,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 386
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn SC2 1996 Intermittent starter problems

Charging a phone battery may take up to 2 amps. A dead battery can still charge a phone battery. Starters take anywhere from 50-150 amps+. Dead batteries or discharged ones having less than a full...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 386
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn SC2 1996 Intermittent starter problems

Being caught between a rock and a hard place isn't fun. My fuel pump died out of state, the insurance covered the tow but the out of state tow company at first refused after I arrived to meet the tow...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-11-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By fdryer
Re: Help with understanding codes

There are many sources of information for error codes. Before suggesting links or attempting to explain them by anyone, perhaps some questions need to be asked without presumptions of your work as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-10-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 386
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn SC2 1996 Intermittent starter problems

That's a blanket statement and you may be missing the big picture of a typical 12v starting circuit with several wires. The battery cables are large gauge because the starter requires anywhere from...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-10-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 386
Posted By fdryer
Re: Saturn SC2 1996 Intermittent starter problems

In addition to above suggestions, examine both battery cables for severe corrosion, sometimes obvious and other times hidden under the heavy duty terminal insulation on side terminal batteries. ...
Forum: Ion General 01-09-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 ION2 - Won't Start

ruley73, you're absolutely right! I had to re-read this thread to see where I went off the cliff in my previous reply. :zzz:


Elsongs, my apology for the confusion, mistaking your posts from...
Forum: Vue General 01-08-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By fdryer
Re: crank no start need wiring diagrams 2003 v6 fwd 3.0l auto

Are you describing a Suzuki SV650 motorcycle? If yes and cannot afford subscribing to Alldata or Mitchell, try searching past threads here. A Vue member may be able to help by private messaging him. ...
Forum: Sky General 01-07-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By fdryer
Re: Reversed jumper cables now no start

Rather than guess, after finding reversed jumper cables with a no start result when cables were reconnected correctly (positive to positive, negative to negative), did you examine fuses in the...
Forum: Ion General 01-06-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 ION2 - Won't Start

Did the mobile tech acknowledge the aftermarket security device? Does he know if it disables the ecm when you stated earlier the ability to start the engine manually? Manually starting the engine...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-01-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By fdryer
Re: Loud Buzzing Noise from engine accessory at idle, after starting

The secondary air injection pump is just another description of the air pump to force fresh air into the exhaust manifold. Another description is the smog air pump.

Here are ebay images of '02...
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-01-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By fdryer
Re: keys won't open the doors

Tried using canned air with an attachment to insert into the nozzle for pinpoint pressurized air into the keyholes? This may move any stuck debris collected over the years of non use. Then try the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-01-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,597
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

I won't debate with you. My guess is you haven't read descriptions from the link as a source of factual information.
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-01-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By fdryer
Re: Loud Buzzing Noise from engine accessory at idle, after starting

There are three ways for a starter to run; (1)normally for everyday starting of engines, (2)damaged Bendix starter gear never cranking the engine for starting (rare failures) resulting in a high...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-01-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,597
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

From https://www.aa1car.com/, there are various egr valves in use since 1973. They are ported egr valves operating on intake manifold vacuum, positive backpressure egr valves, negative backpressure...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-31-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,597
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Unfortunately, you're in the proverbial rock and a hard place with two error codes that won't go away until each one is addressed with a repair. It's a waste of time with repeated resets since each...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-31-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,597
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

When an error code pops up, the on board emissions self tests (normally running the entire time the vehicle is running) halt at the last emissions monitor. Emissions self tests will not proceed until...
Forum: S-Series General 12-30-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By fdryer
Re: Knock Sensor Mystery

Racemysaturn4me, several past threads about knock sensor issues were traced back to an unusual issue - worn out belt tensioner hitting its own end stop. The mechanical rattling is heard by the...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-30-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By fdryer
Re: Ventilation - A/C Temperature Control acting up

I don't know if we share ('03 L300) the same auto climate control system - 5 buttons across the top, two dials on either side and 2 bottom buttons with a small grille between them. An lcd displays...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-30-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,597
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

I'm aware of his predicament.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-30-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,597
Posted By fdryer
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Prior to 1991, on board diagnostics (OBD I or OBD II) didn't exist. Every vehicle manufacturer did their own thing as EFI systems became complicated then tighter emissions controls added to EFI...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-30-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,614
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 Vue 3.0 - cranks but will not start

Review your repair for any mistakes and check for blown fuses. Spark is difficult to test for a visual presence as it requires removing an intake runner manifold, a coil pack and plugs then...
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