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Forum: Ion General 06-21-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
Posted By fdryer
Re: No AC, no compressor turn

If you add make up oil, simply telling the shop you added oil to parts informs them. Whether they add any more oil depends on their assessment of your repair and other concerns. It's their call if...
Forum: Ion General 06-21-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
Posted By fdryer
Re: No AC, no compressor turn

When I had access to service manuals, I was able to post files where needed so they're imbedded in threads. You might be able to find them with some patience searching within these forums. I cannot...
Forum: Ion General 06-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
Posted By fdryer
Re: No AC, no compressor turn

Pag oil for makeup, mineral oil for O-ring lube.
Forum: Ion General 06-20-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
Posted By fdryer
Re: No AC, no compressor turn

Being very observant, possibly knowing a little more about vehicle refrigeration and/or reading threads/youtube videos allows you to jump into the deep end of the ac repair pool. I think you're...
Forum: Vue General 06-20-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2005 Vue : bypass the neutral safety switch?

There's a reason for neutral safety switches in automatics - preventing startups in gear. Bypassing it is a recipe for a hazard. Why is there a need to bypass it? Perhaps describing the issue may...
Forum: Ion General 06-20-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 Saturn Ion 2 advice?

Use a reader to display cooling system temperatures or stick a thermometer into the coolant container once the engine is fully warmed up. Thermostats may go as high as 195F so 200F may be normal. The...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-18-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

There are two fuses, one for power thru f/p relay contacts 30 and 87, the other one a 10A ENGINE CNTL 3 to power the f/p relay. 12v sits on either pin 85 or 86 after the ignition switch is turned on....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fdryer
Re: AC Compressor Rattle - With Video

There should be three rivets, buttons to anyone unfamiliar with vehicle ac compressors. The three rivets hold three straps. Each strap is riveted to the compressor clutch plate. In technical terms,...
Forum: Vue General 06-17-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By fdryer
Re: Roof Rack Installation Fun....

Others with Vues may have better suggestions but consider stainless hardware since they're exposed to weathering and will not rust or corrode. Trust me. I bought a Saturn luggage rack for my L300 and...
Forum: L-Series General 06-16-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 188
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2000 L Series V6

Congratulations on your new used car. I'm surprised at the low price relative to a recent news stating Saturns are in high demand.

No cable between pedal and throttle. L300s are the first Saturns...
Forum: S-Series General 06-16-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C question

Mister_Cee, I remember hot, humid days after being outside for several hours. On a drive home, in about 20 minutes or less with cold ac, so cold I had to lower the blower speed. This was with a...
Forum: Vue General 06-16-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2004 VUE Code PO446 Evap canister vent selenoid

Some light reading links;

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204438
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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-15-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

The bcm doesn't control fuel pump operation. As mentioned previously, the ecm runs the entire EFI system. Descriptions of interaction between bcm and ecm are posted in past threads. The bcm's only...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-15-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

Wiring diagrams are posted in previous threads. I posted them.

With security OFF, this eliminates Passlock disabling injector operation. This problem seems to lean on either a fuel or spark...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-15-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2003 l300 no start

*What's battery voltage?

*Is security (yellow car with oversize padlock symbol) flashing?

*Mileage, maintenance performed, parts replaced?

The ecm runs the EFI system to operate the engine....
Forum: S-Series General 06-14-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C question

Mister_Cee, do you know if your car ever worked well in conditions "not designed to work well on the outskirts of Hades"? 118F is beyond the upper range of temperatures for adequate vehicle ac...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-14-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By fdryer
Re: Verifying 2004 Vue BCM issue

1-Notifications are off by default. You must enable notifications and either use the default Saturnfans email and/or add other email addresses to be alerted to replies. Default notifications will be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-13-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By fdryer
Re: A/C Clutch vs Compressor

With several compressor configurations, GM/Saturn may have settled on one type with one clutch. If I'm not mistaken, original S-series compressors don't have three tapped holes for a clutch puller...
Forum: S-Series General 06-11-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By fdryer
Re: No Condenser Push Fan ? Are You Serious ?

What are operating pressures with 2k rpm? Center vent temps?
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-07-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 310
Posted By fdryer
Re: Diagnosing A/C (again)

1-Replace the compressor if you can't replaced the clutch coil. Under most circumstances, compressor replacement justifies drier replacement. The drier removes any remaining minute moisture after a...
Forum: Outlook General 06-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Outlook Charging System Issue

While the battery bay may be clean, looks can be deceiving. Did you check battery cables connections to the engine fuse box and ground(s)? Going over the simple things may reveal a problem before...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-07-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By fdryer
Re: Thermostat and more

Check your owner's manual for spark plug recommendation. It's always better to stay with factory recommended plugs. With rare metal tipped electrodes lasting 100k miles, experimenting with other...
Forum: Outlook General 06-06-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Outlook Charging System Issue

Without service manuals, second guessing can be costly. However, searching online seems to reveal your presumptions of computer controlled charging system may be hinting at more info than most are...
Forum: Vue General 06-06-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By fdryer
Re: 03 vue..v6..150k miles...

Search past threads about front flexible brake line strap strangling brake fluid flow acting as a one way valve resulting in hot calipers too hot to touch. Not brake hose collapse. The brake hose...
Forum: Outlook General 06-06-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By fdryer
Re: 2008 Outlook Charging System Issue

*Check for a loose drive belt. Belt tensioners are usually spring loaded to maintain tight belt tension against slipping from ac compressor and alternator loads.

*Drive belt eliminated, measure...
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