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Forum: Ion General 01-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Ion 2 Broken Timing Chain at 115,000 miles

Knowing what I know now, my recommendation would be to replace the timing chain and all related components... plus the water pump at 100,000 mile intervals. I would also use 100% synthetic oil...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-27-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,526
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: 07 ion water pump replacement... timing chain also?

I went through a similar situation, trying to keep one of these running forever. I did the chain, guides, waterpump, tensioner, thermostat.... complete tuneup. I probably spent close to $2500. ...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-27-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,526
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: 07 ion water pump replacement... timing chain also?

The chain may have already jumped one link if it is dying at stop lights or at least very slack due to bad guide or tensioner. You can either buy another car or try to get that fixed. Fixing with...
Forum: L-Series General 12-25-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: why in living hell are saturns so cheap

I can appreciate your comment. An engine will go many miles if most of the driving is highway. Could that be the contributing factor?

Years ago I was a GM guy (all V8 engines). They were...
Forum: L-Series General 12-25-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: why in living hell are saturns so cheap

I love the car and wish I had another Vue... but GM hasn't changed much over the years when it comes to their small engines. They just do not hold up well compared to their counterparts. With any...
Forum: L-Series General 12-25-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Killed a nice black tail buck tonight

Dang... what happened? Air bag deploy?
Forum: L-Series General 12-19-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Killed a nice black tail buck tonight

Was the deer meat usable?
Forum: Vue Tech 12-11-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: 2003 V6 3.0L; Oil leaking; What's this called?

Maybe find a place that makes/repairs hydraulic hoses. Take a picture and take it too a shop to see what they say. I have had to have AC hoses rebuilt that look like that.

Keep in mind that...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-10-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: 2003 V6 3.0L; Oil leaking; What's this called?

Those 2 clamps suggest it was leaking once before and someone rigged up a patch to get it by.
Forum: Ion Red Line 12-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Depris in oilpan. What is it?

May be best not to mess with it. Loose stuff breaking off will drop down the oil galley passageways and small stuff might get picked up (or clog) the pickup screen, get caught in the oil pump gears,...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-06-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: 2005 Vue 2.2L Oil Pan Removal

A little late here, but if you read the first page of my old thread, you can see how I replaced the pan.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228806

Getting the dipstick tube off...
Forum: S-Series General 11-03-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Whoever designed where the starter is...

The worst starters to change out on any car I worked on were the early Chrysler K car front WD, 4 cylinder econoboxes. The starter was under the exhaust manifold and almost up against the firewall....
Forum: Vue General 11-03-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: 2006 Saturn Vue is no more

I'll keep an eye out for any non-flood - good deals... but I'm not really super attached to anything that was made by GM after the late 70s. I was always a GM guy in my younger years, but got burned...
Forum: Vue General 10-29-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By hoosierrun
2006 Saturn Vue is no more

After doing a ton of work to keep this vehicle going, the 2.2 Ecotec threw a rod at 180,00 miles. Anyone who remembers my posts, you know that I re-built the front and top (new chains, guides, water...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-02-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Saturn Vue Timing Chain Tensioner Problem, Can Anyone Offer Advice?

You could do a compression test and determine the health of the valve train quickly. You won't immediately be able to determine if a valve is bent or not until you get the chain exactly lined up per...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-09-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Just replaced intake manifold on 06 Vue, 2.2

It was probably the seals. These were changed out 2 years ago with Ebay gaskets when I did the HG. I did notice that PCV orifice was totally carboned over and that there was some oil in the intake...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By hoosierrun
Just replaced intake manifold on 06 Vue, 2.2

After fighting erratic idle, occasional limp mode, MAP sensor code, and finding no vacuum leaks, I just replaced the intake manifold with a new AC Delco piece.

I tried for a month or so to figure...
Forum: S-Series General 04-27-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Sl2 dies when coming to a stop then when started idles high?

Sometimes a vacuum leak at the intake manifold gaskets can cause erratic idle. If it idles rough in your driveway, you can try spritzing a water spray at the intake manifold where it connects to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Scratches on new pistons for rebuild

I concur... as long as the cut doesn't extend into the grooves. The rings provide all the sealing, so a small scratch on the side of the piston should have no affect.

Sometimes you can cause...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,533
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Need some advice on replacing drive axle

Regarding possible transmission fluid leaking out when axle is pulled, it helps to have the end you are working on raised up higher than the opposite end. That will generally reduce the spillage to...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-16-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Random Battery Light

Sounds like the brushes in the alternator are worn down right to the limit. When that happens, some times it will charge OK and other times not. There is a slight chance that there could be a cold...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-14-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Timing marks not lined up. Help!

Try rotating the crank a turn or two (or more if necessary) to see if the marks come up in a different position with each revolution. A different number of teeth due to differences in size between...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-13-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Found pieces of unknown thin metal next to a valve spring!? Help I.D

Yes, you are correct, but isn't there a very fine strainer in the bottom of the oil pump attached to the pickup? Perhaps that should be looked at?

Honestly, I had quite a bit of metal in my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-13-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: Found pieces of unknown thin metal next to a valve spring!? Help I.D

When I did my chain, guides and sprockets, I also had some of those metal flakes. I think that might be somewhat normal with worn timing components.

Based on your description of the condition of...
Forum: Ion General 04-12-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By hoosierrun
Re: rear main seal replacement. who can help

They are separate pieces and generally purchased separately. The sleeves are rarely stocked, and usually have to be ordered. The seal is almost always available at your parts stores.

By same...
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