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Forum: Vue Tech 04-18-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,671
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 2002 vue 3.0 thermostat change

Thanks for the update on your t-stat replacement... I had followed a tutorial here in the Vue Tech forum and it got me through easy breezy japanesy. My VUE had suffered from lackluster heat for...
Forum: Vue General 04-18-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Slow/Sluggish acceleration

I am VERY sorry I did not reply to this back in January, hopefully the original poster gets some kind of notification that there was replies to his post :?::?:

Any way, I am very well familiar...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-16-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: PSA for those strange front-end clunks (Intermediate Steering Shaft) on your Vue

I also replaced the intermediate shaft on my 2003 VUE first, no difference, turns out my rack and pinion was making all of the noise and sloppy steering. Over bumps, it would make such a racket.. I...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-16-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,618
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: HOW TO: 3.0 thermostat replacement

Threads like this are PRICELESS.

This write up, even without pictures, saved my butt today while I was replacing the original thermostat in my 2003 Saturn VUE 3.0l V6. Whenever I had any doubts,...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,275
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 2003 VUE AWD V6 Trans fluid change

Just an update... I made this thread 8 years ago, and the VUE is still going strong with 170,000 miles. I have been changing the transmission fluid every 15-20,000 miles now and have exclusively used...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-19-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: New Mobil advice against use of Mobil 1 ATF in place of T-IV ATF

Good to know, thanks for sharing that.

We bought our 2003 VUE v6 AWD brand new, and I have changed the transmission fluid every 20-30,000 miles ONLY with Toyota Brand T-IV fluid. I am fortunate...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-04-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Inner Tie Rod or Steering Rack Issue?

This may help someone else, but the rack and pinion was replaced once under warranty on our 2003 VUE for "internal binding". It would clunk when you'd turn the wheel in either direction. That was...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-04-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,216
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Detroit axle front end parts review and install

I put a Detroit Axle remanufactured rack and pinion on my 03 VUE last winter... and a set of front struts. So far, so good!

Also, they arent far from where I live so I was able to pick them up...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-04-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 03 vue 3.0l oil leak

Theres no Power Steering Fluid on the VUE with the 3.0L engine ... its electric power steering!!! No fluid.
Forum: Vue Tech 09-01-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,628
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Seat Heater Troubleshooting

Thanks for all of the useful info in this thread, repaired the driver side heated seat in my 2003 VUE tonight. I am no electrician, but it was easy and only took me 10-15 minutes. Seat back burnt...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-26-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 02 Saturn Vue V6 AWD Down on Power

From one VUE owner to another, at that age and mileage, if your front rubber brake lines arent bad yet, they will be realllll soon. Mine went bad both almost at the same time, the front brakes would...
Forum: Vue General 01-16-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Overheating Vue

Mine was connected and not leaking either. But it had collapsed. Here is a picture of what happened. No coolant, or at least not much can get through with a collapsed hose. Just something to check,...
Forum: Vue General 01-15-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Overheating Vue

Check your upper radiator hose. Mine collapsed and caused an overheat. Replaced the hose (160,000 miles and 14 years, it had earned a replacement) and radiator coolant reservoir cap, and all is good.
Forum: Vue General 01-15-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: is this a good deal?

The moonroof leaking could also be the drain tubes, which fall off over time. Happened to my 03. Pop off the A-pillar trim, pull down the headliner a bit, and I put zip ties on the drain hoses so it...
Forum: Vue General 01-15-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Partymmudasti
Forum: Vue Tech 01-10-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 2004 vue 2.2l Wont Start

Check your BCM Fuse! I blew the fuse to my BCM inadvertently installing a stereo and was certain I fried the PCM. After much sweating, and picking up my heart from my feet, I was so relieved to see...
Forum: Vue General 01-10-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By Partymmudasti
Underbody Rust

We bought our 2003 new in 2003. It now has 161,000 miles but still runs/looks good. I do all of the maintenance, and noticed lately the rear subframe is looking pretty rusty. A few spots in the...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-10-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Oil Leak

The PCV hose freezing up was a TSB issued to the 2002/2003 3.0L Opel based (L81 engine code) VUE's.

Not sure about any known PCV hose problems on the 3.5l Honda engine VUEs....

By the way, our...
Forum: Vue General 01-09-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Extreme Oil Leak

Ive got money on the PCV hose freezing up, as the same thing happened to use 5-6 years ago.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-09-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,301
Posted By Partymmudasti
03 VUE Front End Rattle Fixed!!

Our 2003 VUE (bought new in 2003) has had this awful rattle noise in the front end for at least the last 80,000 miles. We have replaced the sway bar end links, the struts.. nothing seemed to...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-11-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Partymmudasti
03 VUE RDM Fluid capacity

I just got around to changing the RDM and PTU fluid in my 2003 VUE. I cannot seem to find a clear answer -even in the owners manual - about how much to actually refill the RDM with.

A little over...
Forum: Vue Tech 08-30-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Partymmudasti
03 VUE PTU Change

Can anybody tell me where the PTU drain plug and fill plugs are located on a 2003 VUE?
Forum: Vue General 03-28-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 31 MPG in a V6?

Nothing surprises me anymore... I drove a Prius for 4 years. One time I averaged 65mpg on a tank of gas not doing anything different. Never happened again, lol. Averaged about 49mpg (lifetime...
Forum: Vue General 03-28-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: Brakes slow to release...

Add another one to replace the flex hose vote....

Same problem on my 2003. I replaced the calipers, rotors, pads only to have the brakes stick again and warp the rotors. I took off the caliper to...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-25-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Partymmudasti
Re: 03 Vue AWD Question

Thanks John!

There might be some changes between your generation VUE and mine; I know subsequent versions of the VUE used gear lube in the PTU, however, my owners manual and the Chevy Dealer...
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