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Forum: Vue General 06-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Cavell
Re: What are These Rods?

Those are for a henway.
Forum: Vue General 05-24-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 VUE Reliability

Pops has owned it for 17 years? Based on time itís due for a timing belt. The intake is lifted to reach the plugs. The rear plugs are not harder to reach vs front plugs. Unless you think bending over...
Forum: Vue General 05-17-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

Took off driver wheel to consider changing rear control arm bushing. And found out the lower caliper guide pin bolt was missing. That would cause a rattle? Never had one fall out before. M8x1.0 bolt....
Forum: Vue General 05-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2002 Saturn Vue, not starting

Yep. Iíve seen that view on my 3.0 before. Why is the valve cover in the picture? Is your work bench full? Normally I put cardboard down in the rear hatch area and store all the parts there. Jumped...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-02-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Cavell
Re: 03' Vue AWD 2.2L Buy it or forget about it?! Please help me decide

I think you should buy it. Have fun. Itís only money. How much is he asking?
Forum: Vue General 05-02-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Cavell
Re: 03' Vue AWD Automatic 2.2L 4cylinder Plz Help Me

79,000/17yrs is 4600 miles each yr.
There is usually a reason a car is driven rarely.
Mechanical issues.
Storing this classic collector car? No
Buy a 1 yr never vue with the 3.5 motor.
Much...
Forum: Vue General 05-01-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Cavell
Re: 03' Vue AWD Automatic 2.2L 4cylinder Plz Help Me

Cvt trans and Tcm code? No no no no
He drove it 4K miles each yr since it had issues
Forum: Vue General 04-29-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

Put new strut on one side. Zero difference in noise. New control arm, new strut assy. Good sway bar links. Good sway bar bushings. Maybe my subframe is loose?
Forum: Vue General 04-25-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

Ironic. I ordered driver side strut assy even though pass side is noisier. So I took strut out of box and it IS the pass side. Has the sway bar bracket on the backside. So, I put it on the pass side....
Forum: Vue General 04-24-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

Itís ironic. I have 2 identical vues. The higher mile one is quiet and has original struts. If I go over a rough washboard type road it rattles a lot. Hi mile rig just purrs. No squeaks at all. I got...
Forum: Vue General 04-18-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Cavell
Re: Brake hose?

I have heard the theory that the steel hose clamp rusts and actually clamps down on the rubber hose and squeezes it slightly and that is where the restriction comes from. Maybe true. I found out the...
Forum: Vue General 04-12-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Cavell
Re: transmission fluid and coolant mixing?

Sure you want a $20 radiator?
Forum: Vue General 04-11-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Cavell
Re: transmission fluid and coolant mixing?

ATF is going down. Coolant seems to be going down? Both cannot go down if you Have no leaks. Do you have a mixing issue or a leaking issue? Cooling system is pressurized and I would expect the trans...
Forum: Vue General 04-06-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

Yeah, caliper slide pin bushings. Know all about that. Not my issue.
Forum: Vue General 04-05-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Cavell
Re: Mechanic recommendation for '03 Vue in Orange County CA

Bought a v6 3.0 vue that had been mistimed. I pulled heads to repair bent valves and noticed 2 of the 3 timing belt rollers were new. So, I put in a new 3rd one. After I got done I looked in box of...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-04-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Cavell
Re: ABS&TC lights on my dash...pplease help

Oriellys by me does has nicer code readers to use. One was Bosch. I went to garage last year and tech used expensive scanner and gave me code. Then I forgot which wheel it was. Duh.
Forum: Vue General 04-04-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

My memory is shot. The quiet vue has the sloppy bushings. And quiet ride.
The noisey vue has a newer control arm on pass side. And the pass side is the noisey side???
Sway bar bushings are fine....
Forum: Vue General 03-23-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

I changed the steering intermediate shaft on previous vue. And then it turned out to be the strut mounts. That vue is gone. I still have old shaft on the shelf. Maybe this vue really has a bad shaft?...
Forum: Vue General 03-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

Bushings are in great shape. I jacked and pried on everything I could see. Nothing is loose. I changed the driver wheel bearing a few weeks ago and I do see a little play in the pass side. Could a...
Forum: Vue General 03-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Re: Control arm bushings

It has 170k miles. I have a 2nd one with 220k miles that has original struts that is quiet. No rattles. Iím going to sell 1 and I think the lower mile rig is going first. I swapped some wheels and...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-21-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 Vue 2.2L AWD Automatic

New owner. 4cyl auto. Bummer, you got snookered
03-04 4cyl autos were only CVT. You have one. Sorry.
Forum: Vue General 03-21-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Cavell
Control arm bushings

I had a nasty rattle/clunk on bumps. Ended up being top front strut mounts. Got different vue. It has a similar front end noise. It has newer strut assys that include mounts. It has good sway bar...
Forum: Vue General 03-21-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Cavell
Re: Mechanic recommendation for '03 Vue in Orange County CA

Plastic valve covers may have something to do with oil leaks? I know the front exhaust manifold is a perfect flat surface where the oil drips onto and causes smoke burning issues. I worry more about...
Forum: Vue General 03-21-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Cavell
Re: I just bought my first Saturn ever !

The 4cyl motor had timing chain issues. I have a 3.0 in our family and it is an unloved motor. I have had a few 3.5 Honda vues a nd they are well liked. Any reason why you went with a 4cyl? Thank god...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-21-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 3.0 V6 - oil inside the intake manifold

I have always removed entire plenum. Never took off top plate. Have you progressed past this point yet? Plugs are done? Itís just an ďoilĒ issue now?
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