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Saturn VUE: my 2003 saturn vue has stall problems.i know

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Hi my 2003 saturn vue has stall problems.i know my security light does flash three times when kwy is on and before failed ignition attempts.vie stalls out and used to power back on while in motion but no more.it will run all day at an idle.fuel gage issues.and dashlights flash randomly and seem to be involvedvw stalling. I can make mt dash lights flash or glitch thevsame when i hit top of dash .only seems to stall when over 20 mph
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Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is Bobby. Thank you for the question. Can you tell me if you have issues starting the vehicle? Is the check engine light coming on?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If security flashes three times, no start. Thats rare. Usually starts fine then dies. Can u call.(###) ###-####
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No check engine light
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Thanks for the info. It sounds like you might have a failing pass lock sensor or ignition switch. It may even be a failing body control module. Do you have a voltage meter to run through some tests?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just had ignition switch replaced
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have a multi meter and cose reader but my dlc has no power
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should i get it out and go outside to car?
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Did ththis start after the switch was replaced?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nope before
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Checked and upgraded ground wires that cause issues .....behind r headlamp on frame under oil filter and right of valve cover exct. I can make dash lights glitch out like when i hit my dash.i believe failing dash lights are in sync with the syalling
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
R u too busy right now to help me? Lmk please
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Then it may be the body control module. I would first check the ground connection for the module. This is located behind the driver side kick panel. This is under the driver side of the dash on the far left behind the plastic cover. Remove this cover and you will see the ground connection.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok ive checked harness plug under kick pannel but do not see a ground.i have my obd plug and above it another block of 7 to 10 black wires that all go into same (connector) thing that has a cap over prongs so nothing can plug into it is that the ground your talking about
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is the ground a stud and nut in the body under kick pannel? I cant find the ground
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If its the bcm how do i program it?
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
The ground Is a bolted in ground. I will see if I have a picture. As for the BCM it needs to be programmed by the dealer.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok well of you know theres a bolted in ground there ill look again and im sure ill find it and check it...and let you know what i find.the symptoms seem like it may be a bad ground to bcm or bad bcm.remember when i hit dash it effects rhe dash lights that are shorting and seem to be related to stalling.
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
There is also a ground connection under the passenger side kick panel that can affect this. I have seen a couple of Vue's that have it in this location for some reason.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Still no ground.i can can pull harness out and no grounds there
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
So under the passenger kick panel up towards the dash there is no ground?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have a cluster of black wires that go into a block or plug with no wires comming out inly in.bpth sides have this.the passenger side plastic bloch is mounted to body under kick pannel and driver side is sharing harness with obd2 plug.it has no metal part toground and is just setup there
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
That black plastic piece on the passenger side should be the ground pack. It should bolt to a clean metal part of the body.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok ill check that ground
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Let me know. Make sure it is mount to clean metal.
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Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Let me know. Make sure it is mount to clean metal.
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Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Let me know. Make sure it is mount to clean metal.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Rhe grounds are good and clean.car still died but wont start this time the dashlights were dimming due to bad dimmer switch so its unplugged.
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Is the engine cranking or does it act like a dead battery?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Engine cranks
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
At this point all of this leads to the body control module for me. If you want I can opt out and see if anyone else has other ideas, but I think this is what you need.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ohh Noo buddy!!.you seem familiar with these saturns and we can get through t his togeather.
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Thank you. I think you need to move forward with the BCM at this point.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Im going to get it now
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Let me know what happens and we can continue if needed.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will need your help tomorrow when i get my part
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Sounds good. If I'm not online at the time please give me time to respond. Thank you.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok I got bcm how do I program it?
Saturn Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
As I had previously mentioned it can only be programmed by the dealer or by a shop that has the corrects type of scan tool that has the GM programming in it.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok it'll be here monday and I got appointment with dealership Monday.
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