Mechanics

SATURN VUE ENGINE PROBLEM

2004 Saturn Vue • 75,000 miles

This just started yesterday. My wife's car stalls at idle. It runs fine at all speeds, no dragging or any other indication of fuel clogs. The check engine light was on until I disconnected he battery to do some diagnostics. Last night I cleaned the air filter and when I ran it for 30-40 minutes it ran fine. After I shut the car off for 20 minutes and my wife cranked it back up, the problem returned.
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Mmeyer24
December 27, 2012.




Which engine and transmission do you have?Also have it scanned for codes they could help lead us to the problem.

Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2012.
4 cylinder - manual transmission

Tiny
Mmeyer24
Dec 27, 2012.
Alright have you had the engine scanned or codes yet?

Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2012.
I will have to do that after work today. Can I respond after that or are there some things I can look for prior to?

Tiny
Mmeyer24
Dec 27, 2012.
Let me know the code numbers not code descriptions? Also see if it idles better with the ac on if the ac works?

Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2012.
Interesting. With the A/C on it did not shut off on a short drive. One I came to a stop it would stay on until I turned the A/C off and then it stalled WITHOUT the A/C on. Also, the check engine soon light came back on during this short drive.
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Mmeyer24
Dec 27, 2012.
Alright get me those exact code numbers you have I want the letters and numbers.

Saturntech9
Dec 27, 2012.
Unfortunately I couldn't get any codes from the scanner. The scanner kept saying no connection. The clerk told me that the harness must not be connected. I tried to figure out where the harness was supposed to be connected under the hood and could not get to the bottom of the unit to check the harnesses. It appeared they were all connected though. Is there any way to prioritize the potential parts to replace?

Tiny
Mmeyer24
Dec 28, 2012.
With the no connection you could have a blown fuse do you have a test light or multi meter?If so see if the orange wire has power to the diagnostic connector?Also see if the power outlet or CIG fuse is blown?Are first step is getting those codes.

Saturntech9
Dec 28, 2012.
Have power to the harness Orange wire and no fuses blown

Tiny
Mmeyer24
Dec 29, 2012.

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