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I have a 2003 Saturn VUE and I was driving and all the

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I have a 2003 Saturn VUE and I was driving and all the needles of the control panel got died and the wheel gets to strong for driving. When I turned off the car and tried to turn it on again it didn't work anymore. Sorry if my English is not the best. But if you answer me I can understand.
Thanks,
Mario
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

did the battery have a charge?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it is
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

does it crank?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I turn on but the engine star and immediately stop
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

is the security light on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No. And now I turn on the ignition and lights gets on, the starting motor works but the engine is not running
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

does it have spark and fuel pressure?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I appreciate your help but I can not continue checking the car now because it is raining so hard. I'm apologize I can not give you the necessary information that you need for helping me.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

We will have to pinpoint what the engine is missing.

Spark

Fuel

Compression

All three of these are tested when the engine is being cranked over. There are two way of checking for fuel. Fuel pressure and fuel trigger. Both are very important and must be present for the car to start. Fuel pressure is self explanatory. You just hook up the gage and see what the reading is. Fuel trigger is check with a noid light. The injector gets unplugged and the noid light gets plugged in to the injector clip. With the engine cranking over, this light must blink. This is the signal to the injectors from the computer. You can have all the fuel pressure in the world, but it wont matter if the injector is not pulsing gas into the cylinder like it should! Compression tester, spark tester, fuel pressure gage and noid light are all accessible at your local auto store. All three tests play a very important part in diagnosing a no start condition

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

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