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Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 304,874
Posted By Claybury
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

Raise the value of your car. Chop off a rear wheel.
Forum: S-Series General 05-15-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 1,052,312
Posted By Claybury
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

A friend of my sister ran her leg over with the Camaro she was driving and her boyfriend got broken ribs and cuts by getting shut in the door of the same car.
Alcohol was involved.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Claybury
Re: 03 3.0 cold start no injector pulse

Cold start brings all of the following sensor into play:

To check the CKP see if the fuel pump is running during starting attempts. Either measure for voltage at the...
Forum: L-Series General 01-26-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Claybury
Re: Should I Buy a 2001 Saturn L100?

L's are OK cars. The price seems reasonable for the miles. Ask if the timing chain and the tensioner have been changed. Talk them down if it hasn't.
I prefer the 3.0l v6 over the early Ecotech. The...
Forum: Vue General 01-25-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Claybury
Forum: Vue General 01-25-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Claybury
Re: I smell gear oil.

Yes, it needs to be sleeved. I have put around a dozen sleeves on truck differentials and so far they have worked.
If you can't find a sleeve listed with the seal try looking up redi-sleeve and...
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-24-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,226
Posted By Claybury
Re: Dashboard Warning -Exclamation Point (on the RPM meter?)

"I was hoping somone could be of assistance - I have a 08 Saturn VUE, and the last week I've had a orange-ish yellow warning light on my dashboard (it sort of looks like this { ! } ."

If there is...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-24-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By Claybury
Re: Front end clunks or rattles.

Don't forget to check the suspension bushings. The control arm lower rear gives a clunk over rough surfaces when it is worn out. You may not notice it is bad with the frame jacked up as the strut...
Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 754
Posted By Claybury
Re: Driving on Ice

Have to disagree on this. Try it, you will like it. :)
The added weight serves the same purpose as a down force spoiler by providing greater tread contact or higher contact pressure depending on how...
Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 754
Posted By Claybury
Re: Driving on Ice

When I first started driving my dad took me out on a smooth frozen lake and had me get the car into every possible form of skid. He didn't let drive on the roads until I could get out of every type....
Forum: L-Series General 01-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Claybury
Re: Any 3.0 parts worth saving?

Pull and save the throttle body. Anyone with a bad TPS or a worn throttle shaft will have to buy the entire TB.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Claybury
Re: Timing belt tensioner help

If you are running conventional motor oil it is going to tick for a bit at startup in those temperatures. It takes a while for thick oil to get to the lifters and valve train. Also check out the...
Forum: S-Series General 01-13-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Claybury
Re: dis/reconnected battery, now car running smoother?

Reconnecting the battery will have forced a EGR position relearn.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-12-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Claybury
Re: Is the dealership double dipping on labor?

Yes. They are possibly taking the standard hours for the two repairs and adding them. You should only have to pay x1.5 at most, not x2. I'd question them on it.
Water pump replacement doesn't have...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Claybury
Re: Best Muffler that lasts the longest 2000 SL2

3 years on a Walker is about right.
The problem with stainless steel is there are many grades. A muffler made from a 300 series would last a long time if installed properly. OEM 409 stainless is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Claybury
Re: 2001 Sc2 - Odometer all Zeros - Won't start

A dead battery and a jump box is a recipe for killing electronics.
Some jump boxes and battery chargers with "boost" over voltage the cars electrical system. They expect the battery to absorb the...
Forum: Vue General 01-11-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Claybury
Re: Limp mode

Check the throttle position sensor (TPS) and the manifold airflow sensor (MAF).
The transmission computer uses data from these two sensors to determine engine torque and shift points. If faulty,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-10-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By Claybury
Re: minimum cranking amps?

For the OP. Have you had the alternator checked out? Over or under charging is a killer of batteries.

For Sky Pilot. Personally, I avoid the batteries with the highest CCA in the same group size....
Forum: Vue General 01-10-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Claybury
Re: 2003 V6 3.0L oil pump

It is mounted on the accessory drive end of the block (passenger side). You have to remove the drive belt, AC compressor, pulleys, timing covers, timing belt, oil pan and pickup tube. Not a minor...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-09-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Claybury
Re: WTK: 2002 Sat Vue 3.0 , L81 outer timing chain cover

Your local pick and pull junkyard.
I think the cover is the same on 2002-3 Vues, L300's, and Cadillac Catera's. Some SAAB models.
The intake plenum's are different. The rest should be the same.
Forum: Vue General 01-09-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Claybury
Re: The Flashing 3.5l Vue Fix.

Go with the denso. The TYC brand most likely has the cheap replacement regulator. 5 extra amps won’t matter.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-08-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Claybury
Re: 2004 Saturn Vue 6 cyl 3.6L - misfires

Valve adjustment is always a good idea.

Check the crankshaft position sensor and then the cam position sensor. Both can go bad and act up when hot. May or may not set any codes.
Crank sensor...
Forum: Vue General 01-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Claybury
Re: The Flashing 3.5l Vue Fix.

Glad to help. Remove the drive belt tensioner (two bolts) and the upper front timing belt cover (5 bolts IIRC) and it is much easier to get the alternator out. A good chance to check the timing belt...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-08-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Claybury
Re: Infrequent Electrical Failure

Two thoughts:
Check your buss voltage to make sure it isn't too high. Rebuilt alternator can be a problem.

With the car idling in park, wiggle the ignition switch and wiggle wires going to the...
Forum: Vue General 01-05-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Claybury
Re: Need help finding snap ring (circlip)

If you can't find the part measure the snap ring groove ID and width.
Go to
and find a ring that fits those groove dimensions. It is probably metric.
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