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Forum: Vue General 04-19-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Tires

I concur. I am on my third set of Michelins in my 03 VUE.
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By VTchemist
Re: 31 MPG in a V6?

My VUE's personal best was 27.5 mpg. It is a 2003 V6 AWD.
Forum: Vue Tech 04-19-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By VTchemist
Re: 2003 Vue tranny Problem

I had this problem with my 03V6 AWD VUE (174K miles), It was the Transmission Control Unit (TCU). It is the computer assembly beside the power brake assembly under the hood. Cost me $800 for the...
Forum: Vue General 12-28-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,476
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Your average MPGs?

2003 VUE V6 AWD, 176900 miles
26 mpg on Interstate @ 70mph with cruise
20 mpg local (driving to work and back, not exceeding 45 mph...)
Forum: Vue General 12-27-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By VTchemist
Transmission Control Unit failed

2003 Saturn VUE, V6 AWD, 176,000 miles (Aisin Transmission)

My transmission control unit (TCU) failed this month. Symptoms were no forward movement in Drive, Reverse was fine, Normal first gear in...
Forum: Vue General 08-05-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,109
Posted By VTchemist
Sunroof drain hose and headliner removal for VUE

Here is a video I found on fixing a leaking sunroof drain in the VUEs (02-07).

My sunroof was leaking on the passenger's side.

The removal and fix are...
Forum: Vue General 07-23-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Tranny Temp Gauge

IMO, I would not try and tow a trailer this large. You may cook your transmission. I would recommend you rent a truck and a car trailer/dolly for the move.

Beside the problem of the...
Forum: Vue General 07-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Help! I need help with door locks

I had a similar problem with my 03 VUE. Turns out, the drains from the sunroof had become disconnected and water was running down the front pillar by the passengers' foot. Plugs behind the panel got...
Forum: Vue General 07-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Realistic towing capacity

I agree with the above posters... you will frag/toast your transmission.

I pull a 1200lbs sailboat/trailer with my 2003 V6 view. I can see that the 1500 lbs rating (of the 4 cylinder) is probably...
Forum: Vue General 06-24-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By VTchemist
Replacing factory speakers in my 2003 VUE

I replaced the speakers in my 03 VUE. The foam (holding the paper cone to the speaker chassis) had disintegrated. See the attached image.

Most sites list 6.5" speakers for the rear doors. But the...
Forum: Vue General 05-18-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By VTchemist
Re: It's dead, help!

What year is your VUE?
Forum: Vue General 11-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By VTchemist
Re: ECO TECH 2.2L Saturn Vue

Sorry to hear you have a VTi transmission. There is no real workaround. You will find plenty of postings about th VTi on this site.
Forum: Vue General 08-01-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Trailer Hitch Recommendations - 2004 Vue

Rock Auto has a hitch for about $120
CURT MFG Part # 13591
Forum: Vue General 07-13-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Bought this last week

You have the "Active Expression Package" that was part of the 2003 run for the AWD V6 VUEs. I have one. Has 167,000 miles on it.

When you have the 100,000 mile service, I suggest you have the...
Forum: Vue General 04-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Picked up a nice low miles minty 2003 Vue with one minor problem any help?

Glad you have the 3.0L engine. The engine is the L81 from the GM-Opel division and the transmission is from Aisin.

Saturn changed the service period on the transmission. Recommended change at...
Forum: Vue General 03-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By VTchemist
Re: OK crazy but I just bought 2 vues

Is the "groaning" coming from under the dash? The column goes through a "rubber" boot. Had to use Li grease to make mine quiet...
Forum: Vue General 02-27-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Towing a boat - whatcha got and how did it go?

I pull a 16' sailboat. Total weight of boat and trailer is about 1300 lbs. Have a Class III hitch. I do fine on the interstate, but climbing hills usually involves the tranny going down a notch.
Forum: Vue Tech 02-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,091
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Rear Differential

Replacing the fluid cleared up the noise in my 03 AWD VUE. No damage done. And that was 50,000 miles ago.
Forum: Vue General 01-05-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By VTchemist
Re: cruise control

If your fuse and wiring checks out OK, take a look at the control buttons on the steering wheel.

I had to clean the contacts of my buttons (on the wheel) to get them to work properly. Over 10...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By VTchemist
Re: awd ?

I've experienced the problem with navigating slick/icy driveways with a large incline (20%). The rear wheels do kick on on my 03 AWD VUE when the front starts to slip. I can get up the driveway, but...
Forum: Vue General 12-24-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By VTchemist
Re: heated seats dont heat up

The elements in the seat break over time. A poster, a couple of years ago, described how he was able to fix the seat. He had to resolder the broken lines (near the back of the rear seat cushion). It...
Forum: Vue General 12-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Should I buy?

Sounds about right. I get 25mpg on the Interstate with my 03 V6AWD. Drops to about 20 in city/county traffic.

Points to keep in mind with the 03 (beside the 100K service) are the front end...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By VTchemist
Re: Oil/Coolant Leak 03 3.0L

Contact far2grumpy. He has access to info.
Forum: Vue General 10-25-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By VTchemist
Forum: Vue General 10-22-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,768
Posted By VTchemist
Re: 03 Vue 3.0 v6 reliability

I have a 03 VUE V6 AWD with 157,000 miles on it. It has been a reliable vehicle, more so than my previous GM and Volvo vehicles.

Issue with the 03 are:

cv/bearing drive shaft (have replaced...
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