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I have a 2004 Saturn Vue. My wife drove it to work Monday…

I have a 2004...

I have a 2004 Saturn Vue. My wife drove it to work Monday morning and it would not start in the afternoon. Got it home yesterday, it will crank, I hear the fuel pump start when I turn the key on, fuel pressure at the rail seems good. I guessing I have no spark, Not sure where to start checking.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

It is a manual 5 speed, yes it does have a wheel lock feature.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your VUE yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am old enough to be familiar with distributors but don't know where to start troubleshooting on the solid state ignition system.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That should be a good starting point.

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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Hey how are you ,I will Try to Help you with This Issue

The next step will be check CKP signal , if we have no spark ? and these are intermittent

click on link to view location of ckp sensor ,crank shaft position sensor ?

If you do not mind me asking are you looking for the most possible causes and taking it to a repair shop or you are repairing it yourself and you need step by step instructions
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CKP sensor DESCRIPTION of operation

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have the 2.2 liter 4 cylinder "ecotec" engine. I was hoping to fix it myself if possible.

ok no problem ,sorry ,we also have on the 2.2 liter a ckp ,click on ,ink to view location

and connector pin out

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CKP description on the 2.2

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Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor
The crankshaft position (CKP) sensor is a permanent magnet generator, known as a variable reluctance sensor. The CKP sensor produces an AC voltage of different amplitude and frequency. The frequency depends on the velocity of the crankshaft. The AC voltage output depends on the crankshaft position and the battery voltage. The CKP sensor works in conjunction with a 7X reluctor wheel attached to the crankshaft. The CKP sensor produces seven pulses for each revolution of the crankshaft. The pulse from the 10-degree notch is known as the sync pulse. The sync pulse is used to synchronize the coil firing sequence with the crankshaft position. The CKP sensor is used for ignition timing, the fuel injector timing, misfire diagnostics and tachometer display. The CKP sensor is connected tot he ECM by a signal circuit and a low reference circuit.

Ignition Control Module (ICM) and Ignition Coils

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I would start with ckp first , it is a common issue on them ,CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW THE REMOVE AND REPLACE PROCEDURE

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