Question about 2003 Saturn VUE
My Saturn recently lost a lot of power and when I took it to the Saturn dealer they told me that the catalytic converts where very clogged and needed replacing. They said that there were 3 of them, but I can only find one type when searching online for after market parts.
How many are there on this model and do you have any sites with a drawing or a recommended after market place to purchase them?
Also, can the converters be cleaned if they are clogged or do they have to be replaced?
I am sorry but the delaer is correct, there are 3, and the bad news is the after market cats won't work, the check engine light will come on if you use them and for that reason you will fail smog tests, the issue is how much they flow and the way they work is not compatable with the programming of the powertrain control module, stick with the factory cats, I know they are expensive but in the end you will have to buy them.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
I'm currently dealing with the EXACT same issue with my 2003 Saturn VUE
V6. While it was under warranty, I had numerous problems with my VUE
(and still do) and Saturn replaced all 3 of them at their cost. (There
is NO logical reason that a Single Exhaust V6 system needs 3 CC's.
NONE!) Almost 2 years later, I'm having the EXACT same problem again,
and now Saturn has gone under and won't honor the year left on my
warranty. What a crock of ****! I'm not going to spend $1600 Labor
($$$) to have these USELESS things installed. For $1600 , I could put a
down payment on a MUCH better vehicle from a company that actually backs
it's warranties and isn't going to close a year or two from now, like
Honda or Kia.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
On your Saturn Vue V6.
Use 2 Catalytic One for Each Bank ( Head) Bank1 and Bank 2.
And one small Called in some places Ressonator.
some times is nessesary to replace all of them.
Ok.. Online you will find only one, Because they are the same for both sides.
I recomend take the car to a Muffler place.
They will have on stock, and you will have Warranty in all the Work.
They can clean the Catalytic But you will have the Check Engine light on. with the code P0430 and P0420, .
But go to the muffler place and take a second Advice with them.
I hope this help on your problem..
Thank you for use fixya....
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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