Question about Saturn Cars & Trucks
My saturn is starting very hard, I have to push in the gas to get it to start. I have been told it may be the fuel filter or fuel pump. It does occassionally act like it's going to stall when I'm driving slower or stopped at a stoplight.
Replace the MAP sensor or check the vaccum and electrical wires to it or idel air control selinoid, if the feul rail near the injectors have a schrader valve like a tire valve stem turn the key all the way on and push it in and see how hard the feul spraycomes out and that will also bleed out the airbubblesif there is any thats if u ever ran out of gas before should do that ever time u run out a strong spray means its good low or no spray its bad
Posted on Nov 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Saturn Vue won't start
Non-start situations basically boil down to two things: No Fuel, or no spark.
I you are looking to throw a part at it, start with the crank sensor. They are cheap and not too hard to replace.
A full diagnostic approach would be to determine if it was a fuel or a spark problem. Check fuel pressures with a fuel pressure test guage: Low fuel pressure indicates a bad fuel pump or a bad fuel presssure regulator. Lastly on the fuel side, check t see if the injectors are getting a signal to fire, usually done with something called a noid light, I believe.
Spark diagnosis begins with first determining the condition, then finding the cause. Bad coil, loose wires, even the crank sensor are all suspect. A good repair manual with a flow chart is probably the best procedure to follow.
In my case, my manual only had a passing reference to the crank sensor and no diagnostic procedure to test it or even lead me to it. I found the solution through extensive web searches. Once I replaced it, all was well.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
take the ground line of the battery and press the brake for a few minutes and if the life is still on have the vehicle scann and clear code and have the emission components for the vehicle check
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
I will suggest that perhaps the blue smoke is not purely oil. It sounds like you may have an ignition problem where the engine has a hard time firing until warmed. The blue smoke may be, at least in part, unspent fuel. I realize that a warm engine that uses oil will smoke blue, but excessively rich conditions on startup can result in a similar effect. If the choke circuit is delivering a little extra fuel from a dirty injector, the problem may be worse when starting from cold.
To remedy this, I would suggest a simple replacement of plugs and wires, as well as a fuel injector cleaner through the tank. I would bet money that these simple maintenance points would solve your problem.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
SOURCE: saturn ion fuel pump
Misnikie32 . .. I just had the same problem around the time you figured out your problem and I just got it fixed yesterday. For almost 3 weeks I had starting problems and I constantly smelled gas. The problem is a safety issue and the car needs to be recalled. The hose that is connected to the fuel pump is cracked. Since the hose is incorporated with the fuel pump, the entire mechanism needs to be changed. Look at spending about 700.00 . I informed saturn and told them my life was at danger. Please contact them on their website and goto your state's attorney general and launch a complaint, as well as the office of defective investigations and the NTSAB (google them). This needs to be brought to their attention and all owners of this car. I googled this and many other people are having this problem. Some are even on this forum. PLEASE DO THIS ! ! ! !
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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