Question about 2006 Saturn Vue
Started to leave a friends house tonight and my Vue would not go above an idle. Will idle in gear and move along slowly. Engine light is also on.
Ceck the fuel filter.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
All modern vehicles have a computer or the ECM (Electronic Control Module)
that controls the operation of the vehicle powertrain (the engine and
transmission). The main purpose of this is to keep the engine running
at top efficiency with the lowest possible emissions. With constantly
growing demands for better fuel economy and new strictest emission
regulations it's not very easy to achieve. The engine parameters need
to be constantly and precisely adjusted according to various conditions
such as speed, load, engine temperature, gasoline quality, ambient air
temperature, road conditions, etc. That's why today's cars have much
more electronics than in early days - there is a large number of
various sensors and other electronic devices that help the vehicle
computer or ECM to precisely control the engine and transmission
operation and monitor emissions.
The vehicle computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with some of the components it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light to tell you that there is a problem and your car needs to be looked at. To properly diagnose what is wrong, you need to take your car to a mechanic or a dealer. The technician at the dealership or a garage will then hook up the scanner to the car computer and retrieve the stored trouble code(s). Then he (she) will look it up in the service manual provided by a car manufacturer. The service manual contains the list of possible codes (about few hundreds) and describes what each code means and what needs to be tested. The code itself doesn't tell exactly what component is defective - it only indicates where to look, what engine parameter is out of normal range. The technician will have to perform further testing to pinpoint a defective part.
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