Question about 2003 Saturn VUE

2 Answers

Car runs rough and exaust man gets red - 2003 Saturn VUE

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 81 Answers

There is a restriction in your exhaust system somewhere! probably a plugged up catalytic converter or muffler. if car was in storage a long time ive seen mice and squirrels build nests in the muffler , but usually they get cooked out the first time the car fires up. this sounds further upstream than the muffler. you can verigy this lack of exhaust flow by standing behind the car and feeling how much exhaust is actually exiting the tail pipe. there should be a decent flow even at idle and gradually increase as rpm's climb. if youre not feeling this there is a blockage somewhere. you can start by disconnecting the muffler and running the same test, if results are the same, move further up the pipe to the next possible cause. keep going until you have found your "plug". repair or replace the defective part and re assemble the exhaust system. in the worst possible scenario your valve timing could be off, but unless you have had a timing belt or similar work done recently, i would say thats almost 90% not the problem.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,418 Answers

You need to have your Catalytic converter checked. This sound like it is stopped up.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Engines valves?


your engine would be running rough like a fouled spark plug, a super hot exaust system is caused by a vacuum leak witch will also make the engine run rough at idle, a easy way to locate the vacuum leak is the spray parts of the intake system with WD40, intake manifold, vacuum hoses,

Feb 21, 2016 | 2006 Nissan Sentra 2.5

1 Answer

Replace timing belts crank sensor runs rough at idle an exaust gets cherry red


This could be several things. One is obstructed CAT. The most common cause though is the engine is running so rich it is dumping unburned fuel into the exhaust. This could be a bad injector sticking exhaust valve, constant misfire etc. Don't run it like this or you will end up with a pile of charcoal and steel where your car is supposed to be.

Oct 07, 2015 | 2001 Kia Optima

1 Answer

Where is oxygen sensor 1999 windstar?


The oxygen sensors are located under the vehicle on the exaust manafold unless you are getting a certain code wich u should be getting if they are malfuctioning then it could be something else.have you change the fuel filter? It also might need a tune up new plugs wires air filter ext

May 05, 2014 | 1999 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Runs rough under load


Did change fuel filter,tune up,could be catalytic converter.

Jan 28, 2014 | 1996 GMC Yukon

1 Answer

95 Gran am engine lith blinks and exaust pipe gets red hot runs rough


Should be your catalytic converter is plugged up.
should be replaced

Jun 25, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2003 vue took cat off replace throttle sensor still runs rough anpipe to man. gets red lost of power light stays on.don't have money to take to a dealer.


Any exhaust getting red hot is a serious
cam timing issue, as well as a possible
fuel system rich condition

Mar 23, 2011 | 2003 Saturn VUE

1 Answer

95 jimmy runs fine until it gets warm and then it runs rough and dies


sounds like the cat. converter is pluged or the oxigen senser is bad and that is on the exaust by the y-pipe and the converter. hope this helps you

Feb 27, 2010 | 1995 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

1993 Mustang sporatically running rough (Like getting no gas) and exaust gets so hot it sets back seat of car on fire


you have a restriction in your exhaust system, most likely the cat or the muffler.

Jan 26, 2010 | 1993 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Engine runs rough and istrument Gages not working


It sounds like you need to inspect the wiring harness and look for broken wires and any wires that are hanging they may not be connected, the black exhaust is caused by a choke plate that is not opening on the carb the electric choke is not getting any voltage through the wire or the choke plate is out of adjustment it should be wide open after 5 minutes of running, check the fuses to be sure there is no blown fuses and check the wire that goes to the carb. to ensure it has 12 volts.

Dec 02, 2009 | 1985 Ford F150

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Saturn VUE Logo

188 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8180 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...