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My 1999 Saturn Sl, 4 cylinder, 4DR, 5 speed failed emissions inspection- Code P1404- catalyst heater monitor. What is this, what does it do, and how much to repair-estimate?

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P1404 Is an EGR Code,Needs New EGR Valve & Check the vacuum port for excessive carbon or restrictions

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I have a 2002 saturn sl, codes p1404 & p0733 came up on reader. Now the car is making a noise that sounds like something is rubbing against rubber.


P1404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Valve 2 - Read Our Article on EGR Valve Codes For Help With This Saturn Check Engine Light Code

Cant find your P0733 code maybe incorrect.
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I have a 2000 pontiac with a 3.8 not supercharged that has a code P1404 auxilary emission control what is this and how can I find it on my car to replace.


I am assuming that hte solution for a 3.8 is the same as for a 3.4L, but I'm not certain about that.

Trouble Code: P1404 (3.4L V6 VIN E Std)
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Closed Position Performance Print this code dataprint_icon_codes.gif

Number of Trips to Set Code: 2

OBD II Monitor Type: CCM Details
Indicators: MIL Details

Trouble Code Conditions:

  • TP, VSS, Misfire, IAT, MAP, Idle Speed, Fuel Injector, ECT, CKP, or MAF Sensor DTCs are not set.
  • System voltage is between 9.0-18.0 volts.

Possible Causes:

  • Loose terminal connection
    • Use a corresponding mating terminal to test for proper tension. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections , and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems for diagnosis and repair.
    • Inspect the harness connectors for backed out terminals, improper mating, broken locks, improperly formed or damaged terminals, and faulty terminal to wire connection. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections , and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems for diagnosis and repair.

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1999 Saturn SL 5-speed. The speedometer extremely inaccurate.


could be , probably is the speedometer cable, should be fairly cheap repair

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I have a 1999 Saturn SL 5 speed manual transmission. When I press on the clutch is squeaks. In the past I put some grease on the shaft above the clutch petal, it worked - now it doesn't. It also seems to...


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Jun 21, 2009 | 1999 Saturn SL

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2000 Saturn SL2 fails smog due to failure of OBD Self test


Some vehicles require very specific drive cycles (called "drive traces" if you perform them on a road simulator or dyno) to activate certain self-checks like the catalyst and EVAP monitors. As a general rule, doing some stop-and-go driving around town at speeds up to about 30 mph followed by five to seven minutes of steady 55 mph highway speed driving will usually set most or all of the monitors. Consequently, if you're checking an OBD II system and discover that one or more of the monitors have not run, it may be necessary to test drive the vehicle to set the remaining monitors.

You should talk to a good emission tec, if this is not throwing a code, it is hard to say if that one of the components could be bad. O2,pump,convert, HeO2, every part of the emission system.

With a 1000 miles, and doing what is says above just before the test, and ending driving at the test
should be plenty. If it is not, you will have to have each emission part checked, or when the computer
is plugged in it might show a code that did not trip dash light.

Mar 27, 2009 | 2000 Saturn SL

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Pcm not ready, NYS inspection, 1997 Saturn SL-1


Performing a GM OBDII Driving cycle:

  1. Cold Start. In order to be classified as a cold start the engine coolant temperature must be below 122°F (50°C) and within 11°F (6°C) of the ambient air temperature at startup.
    Do not leave the key in prior to the cold start or the heated oxygen sensor diagnostic may not run.
  2. Idle. The engine must be run for two and a half minutes with the air conditioner on and rear defroster on. The more electrical load you can apply the better. This will test the O2 heater, Passive Air, Purge "No Flow", Misfire, and - if closed loop is achieved- Fuel Trim.
  3. Accelerate. Turn off the air conditioner and all the other loads and apply half throttle until 55mph (88km/hr) is reached. During this time the Misfire, Fuel Trim, and Purge Flow diagnostics will be performed.
  4. Hold Steady Speed. Hold a steady speed of 55mph (88km/hr) for 3 minutes. During this time the O2 response, air Intrusive, EGR, Purge, Misfire, and Fuel Trim diagnostics will be performed.
  5. Decelerate. Let off the accelerator pedal. Do not shift, touch the brake or clutch. It is important to let the vehicle coast along gradually slowing down to 20 mph (32km/hr). During this time the EGR, Purge and Fuel Trim diagnostics will be performed.
  6. Accelerate. Accelerate at 3/4 throttle until 55-60mph (88-96 km/hr). This will perform the same diagnostics as in step 3.
  7. Hold Steady Speed. Hold a steady speed of 55mph (88km/hr) for five minutes. During this time, in addition to the diagnostics performed in step 4, the catalyst monitor diagnostics will be performed. If the catalyst is marginal or the battery has been disconnected, it may take 5 complete driving cycles to determine the state of the catalyst.
  8. Decelerate. This will perform the same diagnostics as in step 5. Again, don't press the clutch or brakes or shift gears.

Mar 21, 2009 | Saturn SL1 Cars & Trucks

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2000SATURN SL2 CODE CLASS 2 SHORT TO BATERY


To BIGHWEELS197, take your car to AutoZone and have them scan the computer - they'll do it for free, whereas the dealer will charge an hour's labor. Post the codes here and we can determine the problem.

To wjcomet, here are your code definitions:

P0133 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 1) - this means that the primary O2 sensor on the bank of cylinders with cylinder number 1 in it is not heating up quickly enough. The heating element is eventually getting it to temperature (it has to be heated up to work) but it's getting to be too long to heat up, which can fail you for cold-start emissions. You'll have to replace this sensor eventually.

P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1 or Single Sensor)

This indicates a problem with your cam angle sensor. It could be that the sensor's pickup is not working right anymore (this does happen) but it could also be because your O2 sensor isn't getting to temperature soon enough and excess emissions are being detected, the car's computer may think that the cam position is off. If the cam isn't timed right, excess emissions can happen, so the computer may believe that's what is happening. I wouldn't be surprised however if the O2 sensor that's going bad is causing this code as well.

P0404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control Circuit Range/Performance

Indicates a failure of the EGR valve. Again, there's a chance that the failing O2 sensor can trigger this.

P1404 is a manufacturer-specific auxiliary emissions control failure code. I don't have access to that code's definition for your car, but again it's likely to be a result of the O2 sensor fault that you're having, since it's emissions-related and the O2 sensors are the main controllers of emissions on a car.

My advice would be to change that O2 sensor, have the codes reset, and see which ones, if any, return. If none come back, you likely had only the O2 problem and that fault caused the other codes as well. If one or more of the codes returns, we'll have to troubleshoot those individually.

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