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Hi i have a 03 saturn vue and it 4 cyl 2.2 awd also it has a cvt transmission recently i replacesed the transmission and when i put it all together and try to start it it whould not start and also servise lit is on check engine lite is on and security lite is on and the fuel pump dont work i check all the conections and disconect the fuel pump and tried separet pasitiv and negativ it work that way i also check all the relay and fuses seems to me all fine but cant start it let me now if you can help me find the problem

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Ok sounds to me like you you left the computer ground off at the trans it only take one.

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  • ray hobson Jun 30, 2011

    thay should all go on the trans


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The security light explains it all. When the key,ignition,and TDM (theft deterrent module) dont communicate well, the car thinks that it is being stolen and goes into security mode, thus disabling the starter. Something must be broken, either the key ignition or TDM. Cost of all parts are pretty expensive. Ive had great luck with bypassing the entire unit. Saves money and future problems. Here is a link that explains the system and provides possible solutions.

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it's very special, and if done wrong, dooms the trans-axle
all this is covered, in the FSM
read it in the book and on most cars the CVT has very very
special needs and procedures for changing lube.
some, it must be done a s special temperature. < yes.

ever seen and FSM. (for doing factory service)
it shows all the steps, 1 by 1.
login to
the lube is at GM. dealers.
03 VUE
VT25e (cvt made in Hungary)
GM RPM code M75(2WD)/M16(F4WD)
spec, fluid
DEX-CVT and Automatic Transmission Additive
there are 10 service bulletins on this trans-axle
TSBs (read them all)
see the special additive yet>?
Use DEX CVT fluid (P/N 22688912) only. Use of
any fluid other than DEX CVT will
cause internal trans=axle damage.
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