Saturn vue will loose power and the engine reves up but vehicle won't pull. I'll park it and it will run fine later. A few days, weeks, or months it will do it again. No consistency, no pattern. It is as if the transmission fails and recovers later. Any ideas?
I tried to start my 2000 Saturn this morning and after I turned the key on it acted like it was going to start then all I could hear was a whinning sound. I have power. I have replaced the starter and still have the whinning sound. Help.
Ive been having issues with my car overheating for a few weeks now, it began with my cooling fan which needed a new plug. Before I could get that fixed it got really hot the other day and was making a funny screaming noise out of the overflow tank and the water was boiling and it caused it stall I let it cool off then started it again to limp it home but it died when the idle fell too low but I was able to limp it home. Today I tried to start it which took a few tries and even though the car had not been running for over 24 hours the coolant got very very hot and started making the screaming sound after running for only 2 minutes. Now it wont even turn on. Now I may be just a girl but I know that's all very bad. How can I diagnose my car? Is the engine blown? How to diagnose whats making it overheat? Is it something I can check myself because the mechanic tells me it's this that or the other and it's just gotten worse, he's obviosly not fixing jack. Please HELP!!! Please only respond to this if you have experience with this type of issue I don't need anymore problems due to suggestions like,
'try changing your fuses"..." or "have you checked the battery?" no offense meant it's just that I've checked all the basics and I know it's much more serious and internal so I'm not trying to waste mine or anyone elses time. Thank you in advance
I have 01 SC that is reading a code for a bad 02 sensor. My problem is that it won't stay running. I didn't think 02 sensor would keep car from running. Could it be the fuel pump
I have a 98 SL2 DOHC with a 5 speed. I have an automatic from a 99 SL2 DOHC with computer. Will this auto bolt into my 98?
Bear with me I'm far from a mechanic so you may have to "dumb it down for me on the automobile lingo" I am however a do it yourself girl so I will attempt to describe my problem a best as I can. I drive an old 2001 Saturn it had the motor replaced a few years back so this one has approx 100k miles. Just recently on the freeway the car felt like it was losing power not getting enough gas to make it go the speed I needed. At the same time the check engine started flashing. This happened for about 3 minutes then all of a sudden it seemed to get a burst of gas and went just fine until I exited the freeway and came to a stop. It started shaking, sputtering and felt like it was going to die but never did. The next morning I drove it to work 30 miles away no problem. Later that day on the way home same thing as the car and temp got hotter the car started losing power. Seems to happen when it's hot out not so much when it's cool. In my self diagnosis I thought fuel filter, changed that and the next morning ran great. Again in the afternoon same thing but worse so I pulled over and had it towed home. I had it in park revved the engine and realized that at 4k RPMs exactly is the beginning of the lag, it also backfired and smoke came out the exhaust. Additionally there was a significant gasoline odor inside the vehicle. More research and I decided it was spark plugs, changed those no difference. Now I'm thinking fuel pump or vacuum intake hose. Again all guesses derived from the vast knowledge I received on you tube. Any ideas I really need to stop spending money guessing. I have concluded the outside temp effects it considerably. Thank you in advance.
Saturn 2002 L100/2.2L had a misfire, coil pack replaced, runs fine but "service engine soon" light still on and P0340 code comes up. What could be the problem?
Is a Saturn ion 2.2 engine the same as a2007 Saturn vue 2.2 engine and are they interchangeable? THANKS CHRIS.
Is a 2007 Saturn ion 2.2 engine the same engine as the 2.2 one in a 2007 Saturn vue And are they interchangeable? Thanks CHRIS.
what happens when a crankshaft sensor goes bad ?
How can I open the trunk on my sky Saturn. I tried the fuses related to the trunk but still not open please help
will a 2000 dohc saturn engine fit in a 1999 sl2 saturn
My Saturn sc1 2002 the Left DRL, Low Beam and High beam are out, do I need to change a faulty DRL circuit or relay
My student-teaching daughter has a nice black 2005 Saturn Vue AWD with a little problem. Once in awhile, more often in afternoon sun, it cranks full bore but never catches until it sits for 30-90 minutes, or you have it towed.
There is no fuel smell, and no plug wires so I can't do a spark check like I did in the '80s. It will start happily for weeks at the repair shop without malfunctioning, but one time, a guy in a parking lot says to pop the hood, and raps the big fuse & relay box under the hood with pliers. Vroom!
I pulled the top from the box and swapped the fuel relay with another identical one, and the fuel fuse is fine. It failed as soon as I put the top back on the box, but the rubber mallet got it going. The box does not seem to split or R&R without a lot of work. Since I didn't smell fuel I didn't swap the ignition relay.
She just pops the hood and taps the E box with the mallet now and then. It starts every time, and she says she hears a ding near the grill.
A reliable, though not resalable solution. Any ideas?
Have a 2001 L300
Has anyone replaced the illumination lamps for the heated seat switch with LED'S. If so what brand and part number did you use ?
My Saturn sc2 just started to knock after I got on the gas a bit it's good on oil an everything any suggestions to the cause spun a bearing and lost oil pressure or....
The Vue did start and stay running once out of maby 100 starts over several days. Still starts and shuts right off.
I have a 04 Saturn Vue and I don't know where to look for the paint code could someone help me out as to where to look to find it?
I would check into the evap code. If you have the wrong solenoid open or closed it will draw gas from you fuel tank. That's why filling gas affects it. It floods the engine. Next time you fill up and it doesn't start right away push the throttle all the way to the floor. That tells the computer to shut off the fuel while cranking (clear flood) If it starts up that way then it most likely is the evap problem.
I just bought a 04 Saturn Vue and after I have it running awhile to go somewhere I come back out and it wants to start hard. It cranks awhile but if I let off the key n hit it again while I'm on the gas pedal a little bit then it starts but I have to stay on the gas a minute after it does start I was wondering what it could be.
you are correct that the ECM turns on the fan. There are two relays. Relay fan 1 is in the underhood fuse box. relay fan2 is attached to the top corner of the radiator. Both fan relays have fuses in the underhood fuse box. Fuse 44 and 45 both 30A fuses. Both fuses should be hot all the time. The ecm grounds the relays to power up the fan. (fan1 dark green wire to the ecm) (fan2 dark blue wire to the ecm)
the ac clutch relay is also grounded by the ecm. (dark green and white wire to the ecm)
you should use a scanner and graph the signals for those three realays and see what they are doing when the ac is supposed to be working.
No Matter what switch is set at, air only blows out the panel vents. How do I trouble shoot this, I live in Alaska and must have my defroster. All fuses are good, Temp selector good, Fan switch good, blower motor good.
Engine starts smooth no warning symbols no chimes no messages
Shift out of park, engine is killed without delay, sputter, revving etc
I had a bad right front blinker and a guy from the lube place tried to replace it. It didnt work.
When I got home I investigated it and as it appeared the socket that the blub goes in is bad. But a residual problem occured when the tech was messing with the blub.
I'm noticing that my dash lights (with the exception of the odometer and the indicator needles) arent working at night. Also the lights on the shifter and I also noticed the chimes arent going on when you leave the vehicle with the lights on.
Does anybody know if this is a fuse and which one it might be? This is a 2003 Saturn ION.
Thanks for your help.
I own a 96 saturn sl2 dohc and the transmission went out in it. Before i buy another transmission i need to find out if a 99 s series will interchange with mine. If not then which years will
I cannot find the torque specs for a lower control arm on an '08 Saturn aura 3.5L. I'm also curious how the rear bushing works when the
bolt is tightened. If it locks the bushing in place, how does the arm pivot with the up and down movement of the suspension?
I went to smog my Saturn SL2 today and the tech can't smog it because the Trac button is stuck on (he tried to disable it by pulling the ABS fuse and Trac stays on). I need to get into the panel that has the Trac button in it to see if it's just dirty or if it's broken. I've tried to pry that panel open with a flathead and it won't budge. I have looked in my Chilton Saturn book, on Youtube ( richpin) and various forums for the info. as to how I get into this part of the dash. Has anyone else had this problem with the Trac staying on and how the heck does that panel containing the Trac button come off? Any advice is so appreciated as I need to get my car smogged. Thanks in advance!
I am trying to remove rear retractable cup holder on 2008 Saturn Astra. Can not find out how to remnove
I purchased a 2007 Saturn Aura XR a month ago that has 60,000 miles on it and in the last 2 weeks the Service Traction light and Service airbag light was on in addition to the Check Engine light. The place that I purchased it from replaced the mass air flow sensor and said I would have to take it to a dealer to have the traction control reflashed. Why would this need to be done and is it costly to do? They have said nothing about the service air bag light.
I drove my car to the grocery store and when I got in it to come home and started it, all the dashboard warning lights illuminated, displayed check airbag, etc. The radio and power windows are working. I drove home, turned it off, and turned it back on; but, the lights are still lit. Is it safe...any ideas???
Car slowly lost power Friday and could not get it restarted. Got it home and tried using ether (quick start can) and the engine ran with this so I am getting spark. Changed fuel filter, while changing fuel had wife turn over the car to see if fuel would come from the hose connected to the fuel pump (no filter attached) and nothing came out - small drops but nothing that showed me that the fuel pump is working. Have not checked to see if I can hear the fuel pump going - and just fueled up 2 days prior so I was working on a pretty full tank. How can I check the wiring of the fuel pump before I go and spend money on a new fuel pump and have someone drop the tank to replace the fuel pump?
Thanks for any info.
2005 Saturn Vue AWD. If temperature of car is < 32 degrees, when starts, all my dash lights come on (flashing or no lights at all), my speedometer stops working and I lost all power steering. After running engine for 5-10 mins, all is well and problems don't recur. What is the problem?
Hey all. Starting to panic a little here. Ive had my 2000 saturn SC1 for nearly 6 years now with no issues what so ever. Around 100k or more on the car. Auto 4 cyl.
Anyways, the cars always driving fine, forward and reverse. No slipping, clunking, ect. No trans issues at all. When I drove to go feed my horses yesterday, it drove fine, but when I was done and got into my car to reverse. It mostly revved and eventually slowly backed up at a high RPM. Drove home fine in all forward gears, shifted fine. No other issues that I saw or noticed.
When shifting to reverse, it does nothing at all. No shift noise at all showing that its actually shifting into it. Might as well be shifting into reverse.
Check engine light had turned on with code p0732 which of course says car wont shift into second gear. (checked at auto zone.) Checked all fluids, oil was low but the trans fluid and everything was at the right lvl. Unplugged the battery for a while to reset the cars electrical but of course, that didnt help. Check engine light came back on and still wont reverse.
Is there a sensor or fuse that would possibly effect that? I find it weird that it would go out all the sudden and only in reverse. Only other thing I can think of worth noting is that several months ago when I went to feed, the car bottomed out and made a brief noise then went right back to work with no issues. Could I have knocked something loose needed to reverse and it only now came off all the way?
Any help would be great. I cant really afford to send it to a shop for a tranny fix. If theres a few things I can check like sensors or inexpensive tries, would love to hear them. I know about 99% of people will tell me that i need a new transmission, Im hoping for some advise from people who can look past that and see if theres any other possible fixes. I cant afford to not be able to feed my horses for even a day of it in the shop. :( Thanks in advance!
My 2008 saurn arua low beams will not come on, i changed the relay and checked the fuses already. Any help would be appreciated.
My Saturn vue turns hard when moving at slower speeds, parking lots or turning corners at low speed. When cruising at normal speed everything is fine. The fluid level is good and belt is tight. Any ideas???
I have a 2008 Saturn sky .Air bag light lit on dash, Passenger light does not change to on stays off when you sit in the seat. Can you tell me where the sensor is. What I would really like to do is fine a good web page where I can view graphics .Where I can see where all these sensors are located
Recently i changed my motor, Completed the process. Unfortunately, when i start the vehicle and turn into gear "Reverse" "Drive" "2" "1" it stalls instantaneously. Just replaced motor and transmission fluid/filters brand new, New TPS sensore, Shifter automatic cable used but replaced. Also on the top right of my starter which is located right where the trans/engine meet i have some connector that massively sprays motor oil "Seal missing i'm guessing. Need some guidance and thoughts of what could be the reason for this issue thanks, I did get it to go in reverse for a moment actually backing it up into my driveway but then shut off. "Good battery connection to everything" Ruled out.. Thanks
A/C BLOWING HOT AIR ,WILL NOT TAKE IN COOLANT ,COMPRESSOR STAYS ON WAS TOLD IT MIGHT BE THE COMPRESSOR IF ANYONE HAS HAD THUS PROBLEM OR CAN TELL US WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WE WOULD DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT ,WE DESPERATLY NEED VEHICLE RUNNING EFFECIANTLY ,ITS USED TO TAKE MY MOTHER IN LAW MOSTLY TO HER DOCTER APPOINTMENTS THANK YOU
Clutch won't disengage - pedal unrestraineed (all the way up) with a thin, ivory colored plastic rod visible extending through firewall. Can't find any parts on the car floor. Master cylinder fluid full. Ideas ?
how do i check fire on an 04 L300? i think it is fuel pump related but want to check everything before i buy new pump and find it is a shut off or antitheft problem?
I changed. the temp sensor. The temp gauge still on high after start the car. Can you plz tell me how to fix it.
Is there a front impact sensor for airbags in 2005 Saturn Ion sedans?
driver side axle is leaking . do I need to replace bearing and seal ?
Looking for location of Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor - presume that all the vent fittings and filter fittings and wire connections look okay I will be purchasing a installing (presume that fuel tank removal is not required / else going to certified mechanic!) - Before I start taking everything out of my 80 year old mother's trunk looking for access would like to know location - search on internet yielded nothing concrete - presume this is likely in common with other GM vehicles but want to know exact location on 2003 Saturn Quad - thank you in advance for your insight and assistance - these sites are awesome they helped me resolve her issue where car would not start on occasion after new battery and starter - it was the iginition!
I have a 2003 Saturn L300,the traction control light is always on when you start the car,of course you can turn it on,on my car the TC has been malfunctioning and the light won't come on at all,when that happens the car runs fine (crazy I know) as soon as the TC light comes on the car won't stay started. Eventually it malfunctions again and stays off and car runs fine .Why is this and how do I fix it. Also the fog light button won't work either at the same time the Tc don't...
I have a 07 Saturn vue with 2.2 car is hard to start after getting fuel. then car has a rugh idle. then clears up and starts fine. please help.
Hi! Brand new to this forum...thanks in advance for any advice on this! My daughter has a 1999 Saturn SC2..both headlights went out at same time (including the highbeams). It still has running lights though. My husband checked fuses and bulbs...he said they were all fine. Wondering if anyone has any ideas what could be the problem? Thanks so much!
trouble code p0641 and will not start key switch intermitted on crank. when you unplug the map sensor it starts and runs and shows power reduced, traction control, and the oil light on the dash.
have a 2000 L series Saturn, when using the turn signals they will not cancel. any ideas what the problem might be? have already replaced the switch assembly.
I have a high milage 1999 Saturn SL2 which seems to misfire alot after every rain storm or snow fall. The car also is hard starting whenever temps fall below -15 degrees centigrade. I have seen similar problems in other vehicles (1999 subaru legacy and older dodge truck). The old dodge would usually end up needing a porcelin resister module replaced ($2.00 part located on drivers side inside fender-fire wall). What can be causing the problem on this saturn - the problem has been with this car since I owned it for the last 200,000 kms. :?
I have a 2003 Saturn L 200. In the past month or so, when the light selector is in the "Auto" position and it is dusk or dark outside, the dash lights, tail lights, and front parking lights will start coming on and off. When I put the light selector in the other two positions, everything works properly. When it's daylight out, and the selector is in the "Auto" position, the daylight running lights work as they should. When in "Auto" and the ambient light gets dark enough, the lights switch over, but I have this issue with it seemingly wanting to go back and forth from daytime running configuration to night time. I'm guess it's a bad ambient light sensor, the little sensor that sits on top of the dash. Does anyone else have any ideas? Thanks.
ONLY when I turn left, the brake light comes on for a few seconds. I'm not pressing the brakes either. Sometimes, the tracking lights come on too!
check to see if you have spark and fuel. fuel pressure 50-60psi, fuel injector pulse, spark signal. If you have the 2.0L you can check the coils for spark. if you have the 2.4 it is much harder to check but if you have some plug wire you can put between the coil and the plugs you can check that one too.
key on engine off fuel pressure should be 40-55psi. (if the fuel pump and pressure regulator are working normally) Have you checked to see if you have spark for the spark plugs? You should check for injector pulse too. If you have no spark and/or injector pulse check the crank position sensor. They will go out and the computer won't see the engine cranking over.
Coolant temp can also flood the engine if it's is reading the temp wrong. also look at the connector fro corrosion. (green-like rust in the connector terminals-if they are corroded you should replace the connector too)
Is the security light flashing or on? If the security light flashes you may have lost the signal to the passlock module.
I need to know where the C T S is locatated on a 1,9 Saturn engine
what happens when you turn on the hazards? (4way flasher) does the left front still not come on? what was the bulb number you put in?
Check for battery power on the light blue wire when the turn signal is on. verify you have a good ground on the black wire. Brown wire at the turn bulb socket is for the parking light. If you don't have power flashing on the light blue wire follow it back to the underhood fuse block and check the light blue wire that goes between the body control module and the underhood fuse block. (you might want to test that wire right out of the BCM). the light blue wire out of your turn signal switch must be good because the rear bulb works so the problem is BCM and back.
check your coolant temperature sensor. If the CTS reads cold all the time it will give your engine too much gas when the engine is warm. You need it to be richer with a cold engine but if it still reads cold when the engine is hot you will get too much gas.
saturn VUE AWD 2003 /4 cylinder /2.2 , you said use timing chain , so when I have to replace .
thank you for your answer .
can you let me know , Saturn /VUE 2003 awd , engine runs with timing bell or timing chain , and when I have to replace if it use bell ?
I have a 2006 Saturn Ion and my brake light comes on and out when the car is in motion. It also comes on when I make a left hand turn. The light will either come on for abut 10 seconds, but lately within the last couple of days it has stayed on as long as 20 minutes before going off. I recently has my back brakes done (May) and have had a coil repaired that was causing the car to shut off. What could be causing this?
saturn sw2 1997.peaple are tell me the fuel regulator is in the tank.when i looket under the hood at the emisson hose routing it shows it under the throttle body.can you please help? :?:
All I know is that it is the 3.6 L engine
IT Has Compression and Oil Pressure ..Tested it before I pulled Motor out of Car ..it made kinds knocking noise ..By using Stetascope Listen to knocking and seemed Like it was coming from Block location
2002 saturn vue 3.0 how can the oil get in the water
I don't see your images but usually the lower control arm folds up on impact with Saturns.
Not if the oil drain plug hole has been stripped beyond repair, which is sure sounds like it has! Bigger plugs, and other so called 'fixes' for it usually don't last. It seems like you will be needing to get the pan replaced.
You might want to see if you have any recourse with Jiffy Lube since they seem to have admitted stripping it in the first place. They should pay for the repair, or at least help you out.
We see plenty of work sent to us from oil change shops, after they've messed something up. You have to remember, it's just kids working at those places. You might want to get your oil changed by a more qualified person.
Was wondering if anyone could help me resolve a problem that is now occurring after getting an oil/air filter and battery change. Truck ran fine, now it idles rough and when I turn on the air conditioner when parked the rpms are reved a little high and it will shut off if I don't intervene and hit the accelerator. Thanks for your time.
UPDATE: Read alot of posts on forum before this post was approved and read one that had about the same scenario that I had. Someone said to disconnect the negative battery cable for a minute or two and reconnect to let the computer reset. I did try that and when I was putting the battery case/cover back on over the battery I found that the people who did the battery change had pinched one of my vacuum lines in the battery case/cover!!!! I got it unpinched and problem was resolved.. YAY.. :D
The dimmer mode works fine when dark outside. But in daylight the dash lights work about half of the time. Covering the sensor doesn't help. Thanks, Stan
Hello I have a check engine light on. Two Codes P0017 and P0008. The dealership has suggested that I change the timing chain. The repair is about $1600. Is this a fair number? Is this a normal repair with such low mileage? Is this a repair that you can got to a repair shop to get it lower than the dealership?
hi i just bought a 2003 saturn ion 4 door sedan.my problem is i have to replace a front wheel bearing and hub.i am not sure if it has abs or not,the parts are different,there are fuses in the underhood fuse block.how can i be sure it has abs without tearing it down?thanks for any help jefferyshaw.
Have 2001 satrun sl2 and wil not starg put evzr thing new. it truns ovee has spark but will not start
I have a 2002 Saturn and one headlight will only come on very dim, tried changing bulb, but same condition.
RECENT ESTIMATE OF $2,655.23 FOR HEAD GASKET, HEAD BOLTS, INTAKE GASKETS, TIMING CHAIN GUIDES, AND TIMING CHAIN. REASONABLE? AND IS IT WORTH COMPLETING ON A 2008 SATURN VUE V-6
I need to know which one is the #4 fuel injector on a 2008 Saturn aura xe 2.4L?
I HAVE A SATURN 2000,LW2,6CYLINDERS,3.0 ENGINE.EVERYTIME I GO TO THE GAS STATION.I LIVE MY CAR ON.WENT THEY REMOVE THE CAP OF THE GAS TANK,MY CAR AUTOMATICLY SHUTS OFF BY ITS SELF.THEN WENT I WANT TO STARRED AGAIN AFTER ITS FULL OR HALF FULL DOESNT WANT TO STARD RIGHT OF WAY.NONE OF THE MECANICS KNOW WHAT ITS GOING ON.PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEE
How do I replace the # 1 fuel injector on a Saturn 1.9L four cylinder engine?
hi, the front passenger side floor carpeting is soaking wet with what seems to be some kind of oil solvent. where could this be coming from, and what needs to be done? will it be costly?
Can anyone tell me where the impact sensors are on the 2004 saturn ion? How many and where they are, thanks!
Would replacing the seatbelts with new ones make the airbag light go off. Also so the impact sensor reset on these cars or are they one time use?
Do Saturn ions have front impact sensors. If so where.
I would like to know how to remove the seatbelts. I know where and how to remove the bottom, but im not sure how to get to the pretensioner. It is up in the headliner and I'm not sure how to remove it.
2005 saturn vue 4 cylinder front wheel drive, my engine light is on steadly and nothing through the middle we had a electical tune up, ignition coil w control done and light came back on. Took back got the catalytic converter replaced light came back on took it back and put another catalytic coverter on and light came back on after a couple of hours.
Then took to a differnt machanic and put a new battery in drove for about a week came back on and now it stalls at a inopertune time/. I was wondering if you could tell me what could be the promblem or what i should try next. thank you.
Yesterday when i was driving around and every time i came to a complete stop for more then 1 minute my car would start shaking back and forth and died on me once and i was able to start it back up once i put it in park and my friends dad knows a lot about cars and the Fuel Pump and Fuel Filter are his only 2 options he thinks they are. What do u think?
The car is a 1998 Saturn Sl
Hi I hope someone can help I have a 2005 saturn vue 4 cylinder stander front wheel drive my engine light is on steadly and nothing through the middle. We had a electical tune up, ignition coil w contro done, and light came back on took back got the catalytic converter replaced light came back on, took it back and put another catalytic coverter on and light came back on after a couple of hours, then took to a differnt machanic and put a new battery in drove for about a week came back on and now it stalls at a inopertune time while driving I was wonder if you could tell me what could be the promblem or what i should try next. thank you
This could be anything from internal engine noise, transmission noise, or even an exhaust leak. Since it's kind of hard to diagnose a noise problem over the internet, this is something you really need looked at in person by a qualified technician.
I have a 2000 Saturn that is reading a code of DTC P1511 Throttle Control System - Backup System Performance. Im trying to troubleshoot the problem but I dont understand the complete meaning of this particular code. If any can help, your assistance would be greatly appriecated.
I have a 2003 Saturn Ion - the right tail light is continually going out. I have replaced the bulb many times over the last several years. The brake light and turn signal work fine on that side. When I hit the cover of the light the tail light will come on sometimes but it will usually go out again while I am driving. It is not the bulb because I have changed it many times and the brake and turn signal work fine - Is this something to do with the wiring or electrical for the tail light? What causing this problem? And how much could I expect a repair of this problem to cost?