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Forum: Vue General 05-07-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By KCW
Re: 2004 Vue questions

he is selling $2000 worth the scrap metal

these early vues are rusting out - I drove my 2004 to the scrap yard and got $140 for it

could no longer jack up the car anywhere on the frame, the...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-26-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By KCW
Re: 2004 Saturn Vue AWD 6cyl Loose Steering

open your hood and check next to the firewall, there is a shaft with a universal from the steering wheel down to the rack and pinion steering unit.

the shaft has both a part that slides up and...
Forum: Vue General 04-21-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By KCW
Re: Help please!! 03 vue issues

you replaced what fuel filter?!

the fuel filter is in the gas tank with the fuel pump, why would you replace it?

If you are putting regular hose clamps on a hose pushed over a fuel line, it...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-21-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By KCW
Re: 2002-2007 Vue EPS (electric power steering) question

I dont know what this 1000 lb vehicle you are building looks like, or how much load its going to put on the power steering, being driven around relatively slowly with 6" wide tires.

the power...
Forum: Vue General 04-20-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

everyone has their own personal preferences, but you cannot ignore the laws of physics and the functional limitations on batteries

when you take a road trip on a busy holiday weekend, at any...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By KCW
Re: 2002-2007 Vue EPS (electric power steering) question

why do you have a 30A current limit / restraint?

if you have an alternator you must also have a battery that it is charging, right?

even a small car 12V battery can supply a hundred amps for...
Forum: Vue General 04-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

the only statement you made that I disagree with is:

in the middle of the previous page.

Norway has half the population of NYC, and its only 100 miles between their only 2 cities. By...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

your comment about rose colored glasses is backwards

it means you put the glasses on and all you see when you look at your EV car is roses and sunshine and rainbows

Im sure there are people who...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

I didnt mean to imply the gas stations near the airports are selling aviation E0 for cars. It just struck me as odd there are only 2 gas stations where I live that sell regular grade E0 in a 50 mile...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By KCW
Re: Oscillating thudding Right Rear

Im not sure what you think a junk yard could take off your 13 year old Vue and sell for $3000?

Unless your engine and transmission have very low miles on them, most of the old Vues around here are...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

you are jumping way ahead of what is out there

a gallon of gasoline in a tank weighs about 7 lbs

a lithium ion battery that will give you the same range in an electric car weighs 100 lbs

My...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

one fact has been left out of this discussion: a gallon of ethanol costs much more to produce than a gallon of regular octane gasoline

ethanol production is being subsidized by the federal...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-12-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By KCW
Re: brake feels odd

I assume the car has an automatic transmission?

one of the things I like about manual transmissions, when you stop you have the clutch in and the car is free wheeling. As the car just comes to a...
Forum: Vue General 04-12-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

My son recently got a 2011 Chevy Volt. Its a plug in hybrid, that runs on battery power only for the first "40 miles" then a gas engine starts to kick in, and it runs more like the original Prius:...
Forum: Vue General 04-12-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
E15
Views: 836
Posted By KCW
Re: E15

the reason the premixed antifreeze costs more to change your fluid, is the same reason a gallon of spring water or distilled water is not free.

It cost just as much to ship a gallon of water and...
Forum: Vue General 04-12-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By KCW
Re: Oscillating thudding Right Rear

Bismark, Ive had the experience of scrapping out 2 vehicles in the last several months.

I had a 2000 Corolla that a friend gave me. I was a great little car, but for a few years there they put...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-08-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By KCW
Re: Abs bracket

mine rusted away, I zip tied the cables to the shock support the bracket was attached to.

Get the black outdoor zip ties, they do not become brittle from being outdoors (from the UV light). I...
Forum: Vue General 04-08-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By KCW
Re: Oscillating thudding Right Rear

Bismark, if you cant put a floor jack just about anywhere on the frame of a vue and lift both wheels off the ground without crushing the frame like pretzels, your Vue is dead.

that steel that is...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By KCW
Re: brake feels odd

to check the front brakes just jack up the front wheels one at a time, till they are an inch off the ground, with the car in neutral and the emergency brake on, spin the wheel with your hand while...
Forum: Vue General 04-06-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,511
Posted By KCW
Re: My last Saturn: End of Life

Mike

our experiences with Saturn have been very parallel

on my 2001 L200 and my 2004 Vue the mufflers rusted thru but the stainless exhaust and cats were fine. On the L200 I got a Thrush...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-05-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By KCW
Re: Battery light

when you are in a car with the windows up, you have about 300 cubic feet of air trapped in the vehicle. When you pass something with a unique scent, only a little bit of it enters the cabin airspace,...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-04-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By KCW
Re: Battery light

cars use to only have two idiot lights:

one meant you have no oil pressure and you better put the transmission in neutral and turn the key off NOW or your engine is toast

and the other meant...
Forum: Vue General 04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By KCW
Re: Getting new keys.

are you sure your car had a key fob?

my base model 2004 Vue did not have one
my 2001 L200 did

something to think about: if you use a key fob to lock the car, and the body control module fails,...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By KCW
Re: Battery light

the alternator is a multi phase generator with a bridge of multiple diodes.

one or two diodes can fail and open, and the ones that are left will keep pumping out power to run the car and charge...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-02-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,209
Posted By KCW
Re: Completed valve adjustment on my 3.5

reading this thread and I thought it was an aprils fools joke

google honda V6 engine valve adjustment, and I still cant believe honda would make ANY car engine that did not have hydraulic lifters...
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