Sep 142016

2002 Saturn Vue’02 Saturn Vue (V6/AWD/5 Spd AT). Scanned ECM, TCM, BCM, SDM & EPS for codes. One code found U1096 with Service Wrench light illuminated (Lost communication with IPC). IPC Connector resistance to ground (B4) is less than 1 ohm and IPC Connector voltage (B2) is 12.3 V. IPC functions as it should (Both while running and KOEO bulb check). Anyone seen this before?


You will need to check power/ground in the instrument cluster and if good do a resistance test on Data wire, if good replace instrument cluster.


Code U1096 Loss Of Communication With IPC

Possible Causes Setting Conditions
  • IPC Class 2 circuit is open, shorted to ground or to voltage
  • IPC Ignition circuit has a high resistance condition
  • IPC main ground circuit(s) has a high resistance condition
  • IPC (module) may have failed and is pulling the circuit low
  • Refer to the Data Link Connector diagnostics
Key on, and a message from a learned ID number was not detected for the five seconds. Modules on the Class 2 circuit monitor for data communications during vehicle operation. When a module receives a message for critical data it records the identification number of the module sending the message for State of Health monitoring (Node Alive messages). Once a module learns an ID number, it checks for that module’s Node Alive message.

This code sets in 1 Trip(s).
This code will turn on the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)

Jul 012016

2002 Saturn Vuequits running while driving but starts back. Could it be the crankshaft position sensor?


This could be from a loose electrical connection. This could be from a faulty or failing engine sensor. Or could be from a failing ignition control module. The most common for this engine would be the crankshaft position sensor.

Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement 2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L engine


  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.

crankshaft position sensor 2002 Saturn Vue


   •  Engine Harness Connection (1)
   •  Battery Feed (2)
   •  Starter Motor (3)
   •  Starter Solenoid (4)


  • Raise the vehicle.
  • Remove the 2 starter solenoid harness connector attachment nuts.
  • Remove the lower starter assembly to the engine block bolt.
  • Remove the upper starter assembly to the engine block bolt.
  • Move the starter right to clear the engine block, then left to remove the starter from the flywheel housing.
  • Disconnect the CKP Sensor harness connector.
  • Remove the CKP sensor attachment bolt and remove the CKP sensor.




Jun 072016

2006 Saturn IonI have a 06 Saturn Ion coupe automatic with 150000 miles. It has had all of its recalls, however I continue to have a problem with it stalling out at lights, stop signs or just about any time it is idling. I am at a loss of what is wrong with it, and do not have a lot of money to invest in repairs for it at this time. Any answers your could give would me much appreciated


First thing that comes to mind would be a sticking IAC – Idle Air Control or a vacuum leak that would cause the IAC to fight itself.

May 102016

2002 Saturn L200As I’m driving the car it cuts off, it doesn’t make a sound, it doesn’t hesitate cutting off and then it won’t start for about like 30 minutes. I just put a new starter on it.


Sounds like something is getting hot and shutting down and once it has a chance to cool it works again. This is common to electronic components. Most common failure component that acts like this would be the ignition control module. I have looked up the part and double checked to make sure it will fit your Saturn L200.

Dec 062015

The standard tire on this model is 225/50R17, though I want to put on it – 235/55R17. My question is.. will the 235’s fit? mainly concerned in the front and if they would touch the strut.. any help would be great.

Oct 132015

2000 Saturn SL1The rear end of my Saturn jumps sideways when I hit bumps. I thought it had stabilizer bars or a sway bar back there but apparently not because, I can’t find any! I can’t even find a decent diagram to help me map it out. Please, if you can, help me.

Oct 132015

2003 Saturn Ion
Yes I need to know how to take out my motor because I put a hole in my motor I already got a replacement part but I don’t know how to take the old one out or put the new one in

Aug 272015

Having problems with intermittent electrical activities while going down the road, such as door locks opening and closing repeatably, horn going off, wipers trying to start up, flasher lights going off, and once total shut down of everything. signal lights, horn etc. Doesn’t seem to affect the engine or transmission, just the other electrical items. A local shop thinks there is a bad ground somewhere. Can’t get it to read out on his dignostic machine. Any help out there that might help me resolve the issue?