I check the code and the only one logged was P0404. Sometimes other parts of the vehicle systems just happen to fault about the time we have had something fixed and can be quite unrelated. You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right. If more than one code is stored, the Check engine light will flash the codes in sequence lowest to highest with a pause between each code. Fusible links are very common in newer vehicles and are often the source of electrical malfunctions. Running out of fuel will make the fuel sending unit pull dirty debris from the bottom of the tank where it all settles.
Check and repair the circuits for these, first. But not until after the car warms up for a little while. Check you fuel pump to ensure that it is delivering the fuel to the intake… Is it a very regular single cylinder misfire? Only give advice on something you believe to be true. When the amount of exhaust gas entering the cylinder gets too high the engine will not idle, causing it to stall. It may be as simple as a defective vacuum line, a broken slice or a broken tee.
If no spark, check the ignition coilpack. Saturn Trouble Codes Code Retrieval Prodecure See to retrieve the trouble codes. Engine Stalls: Similar to the rough idle situation, the engine may stall when stopped and a red light or when attempting to proceed. As one plug is still sooty,then you either have too much fuel in that cylinder,probably a faulty injector if it's a multi-point type ,or not enough air. Please report bad advice to the mod team. If you are making a Second Opinion post, then please do not name the shops specifically.
Which would you do first? What I have found when the problem is located inside the distribtor, it is better to get a rebuilt one, than to rebuild it yourself. As a mechanic with 20yrs experience, these are the most common problems with this complaint. Same as the valve sticking in the open position, a closed valve can sometimes be cleaned to fix the problem, but replacement is also occasionally required. If we feel a piece of advice is particularly reckless, dangerous, or extremely unhelpful it maybe removed If a post or comment is provided that is not a response to a question, the post may be removed. The valve cove gasket is a Hr and some change at most to replace plus like 22 for the part. Those who continually cause issue will be removed 2a One Incident per Thread. The switch is about 50 for the part.
Then it will start the engine reduced power. Mar 19, 2012 P0404-This Relates to Performance or Range in Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control Circuit. Have you tried fuel injector cleaner through the system? Depends on what your losing. If there is a hydraulic tappet fault,the inlet valve may not be opening enough. Exhaust gases can escape and accumulate within the engine compartment and create a safety concern. For the valve cover you need a small pockect screw driver 10mm wrench T-40 torx socket with ratchet and some brake cleaner to clean the oil up.
I have not noticed any engine performance-related issues with the vehicle during this period of time i. What are the common causes of code P0404? If spark is good, check for leaking intake manifold gasket. This condition can affect or damage other associated components. A stuck valve can sometimes be cleaned to correct the issue, but replacement is also occasionally required. I also replaced the ignition switch and both camshaft intake and exhaust solenoids. I took off the snorkel from the air cleaner to the throttle body and removed t. You don't even have to have a Saturn engine to do this, it applies to most auto engines.
Contributing posters are people who regularly post worthwhile advice. The Check engine light will flash many short blinks. Please read the on the subject for details. There are several symptoms that identify an Exhaust Gas Recirculation problem. Check your vitals first fuel pressure Have you checked your fuel pressure? Hope this helps,or get back with your findings under the bonnet.
Having the engine code is a great first step to getting your Pontiac Montana running up to speed again. However, because this repair is connected to emission issues, it is best to by a certified mechanic so all safety precautions can be met. I can see the switch may be the problem, but how are the other codes affecting things? So they want 600 just to replace the valve cover gasket? Right now I'm thinking of just hoping I can get my car to a mechanical when it clears a drive cycle with no codes, but any other suggestions? Labor is about 1Hr and say 1hr to diagnose it. I changed everything else i thought it could be and it was still doing this so… If your car is not overheating. You may want to do this sooner rather than later. If resetting doesn't do it then you'll probably need to get an alarm specialist to look at the alarm's imobilizer function.
Use the 'All Posts' button to return to the default view. If it's got wheels, treads, floats, flies, or has an engine you're good to go. For the selector switch you need a 13mm deep socket with ratchet a big flat blade screw driver and a multimeter that reads ohms. A compression check and a session on a diagnostic computer, should confirm one or the other to eliminate guesswork and unneccessary expense. Body work questions regarding paint, dents, dings or accident related damages or other bodywork related issues should be posted in If you want an estimate you should take the car to a qualified body shop as they would know best what it will cost in your area and how to fix the damages. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools.
This situation blocks all exhaust gases and the engine performance will be noticeably affected in a negative manner. Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot. If so lets change the valve cover gasket its pretty simple to do and the selector switch isnt that hard to change ethier. Remember the golden rule: If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Generally there is a good reason why a repair costs what it does. This process lowers emissions and increases fuel economy.