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Forum: Vue General 02-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By BobbyP
2017 GM SUV sales

Model 2017 U.S. Sales
Chevrolet Equinox 290,458
Chevrolet Traverse 123,506
GMC Acadia 111,276
Buick Encore 88,035
GMC Terrain 85,441
Chevrolet Trax 79,289
Cadillac XT5 68,312
Buick...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,786
Posted By BobbyP
Re: 2007 vue turn signal switch replacement

The left turn reset also stopped working on my VUE. Took all of 2 mins to replace the switch. I appreciate the great job the engineer did making this so easy to replace.

I ordered an original...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-22-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By BobbyP
Re: 2004 Vue Passenger Side doors won't unlock when car is warm

I would suspect a possible issue with the BCM, or the wiring connections. I would disconnect the battery and unplug and plug back in every wiring connection on the BCM.

I would bet the manual...
Forum: Vue General 06-10-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By BobbyP
Saturn maintenance costs $12,400 for 10 years

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/real-cost-used-45-000-173347277.html

https://www.yourmechanic.com says owning a Saturn costs $12,400 a year for maintenance costs.

I am fairly certain my...
Forum: Vue General 05-12-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,040
Posted By BobbyP
Happy Re: Coolant flush

The VUE is now 10 years old with 50k miles. Time to replace the DexCool again. I had zero issues with DexCool so far. Each time after 5 years the coolant bottle looks like it's about 1/2" low. I...
Forum: Vue General 12-18-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By BobbyP
Re: How do you replace the headlight assembly?

Ok.... You might want a second person pull back on the bumper fachia as you pull up on the headlight assy. It's a lot easier with help.
Forum: Vue General 12-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By BobbyP
Re: How do you replace the headlight assembly?

Craftsman has a long flat screwdriver 1/4" x 8" that works well to release the locking tab on the headlight Assy. Be careful the plastic breaks easily.
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-01-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,233
Posted By BobbyP
Re: "Shudder" in my 2008 Vue Redline **HELP**

I have always been a firm believer in replacing the ATF at least every 30k miles. Even if they claim if to last 100k or lifetime.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,036
Posted By BobbyP
Re: New strut mounts for '05 Vue

I couldn't find any complete strut assy's for a VUE, much less in my case a Red Line which has a shorter spring.
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-01-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,142
Posted By BobbyP
Re: A Chevy So Exclusive That You Can Only Borrow, Not Buy

Hecho en Mexico. I had one Captiva rental with RKE issues. The manual switches worked fine, but not with the fobs. Another one the electric parking brake wouldn't release.

I did have one loaded...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,420
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Sway bar end links bad?

The sway bar links from Auto Zone aren't very good. After 9 months they started squeaking. The connecting rod between the fittings is half the thickness my Deeza links. They squeaked for about 2...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,799
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Highest mileage on a VUE

180k on a 3.0L. That's great!

I just changed my oil today between showers and I am at just 41k... I took a sample for a UOA. I want to change the transmission fluid next. I used Valvoline...
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,761
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Saturn Vue doors wont lock

I once had a Buick Lucerne rental with a bad BCM. It would lock and unlock the doors by itself, it wouldn't accelerate, it would tell me that I am exceeding 126 mph. All while not moving. It was a...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-06-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Low freon

A friend on mine, AC mechanic, had a fantastic set of liquid filled manifold gauges. Probably cost $800+, but he needs to rely on them daily.

If you are not in the business where you need to rely...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-05-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Low freon

Since it's been like this for 7 years, I don't believe its causing any damage. The compressor is not cycling, I don't believe any components are being damaged. I really like its performance.
...
Forum: Vue Tech 09-04-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Low freon

Will do Chaz... We're back to normal. It gets phenomenally cold at low fan speed and driving in the morning when it's 82 outside...

You know you need to warm it up or roll down the window when...
Forum: Vue Mods 09-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,437
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Light tint on headlights

Nightshade is more dense and flat appearance. I didn't like the look of Nightshade on my first set of smoked tailights. I ended up sanding it off and repainting them with Testors Transparent smoke.
Forum: Vue Tech 09-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By BobbyP
Low freon

My AC in 3 weeks went from great to barely working. Threw on the gauges and read about 20 on the low and 120 on the high. Definitely low readings... The high and low access ports are very...
Forum: Vue General 09-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Low Annual Mileage

Despite what the OLM indicates, I would not keep the oil in over 12 months.
Forum: Vue Mods 08-30-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,186
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Green LED mod in 04 Vue Redline

There was a lot of green in my 1972 Ford also...

Good job, a lot of work...
Forum: Vue Mods 08-30-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,437
Posted By BobbyP
Light tint on headlights

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f298/bobbyp06/tintedheadlights_zps3a14798d.jpg

I was bored last weekend... Decided to smoke the headlight assy's similar to a CTS or Grand Prix.

I used the...
Forum: Vue General 08-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,175
Posted By BobbyP
Re: If you had to replace your VUE

After my last 2 KIA's I can tell you with NO DOUBT I will NOT be owning a Korean made car anytime in the near future. Their cheap poor build quality is no doubt the average owner dumps them in less...
Forum: Vue General 08-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,265
Posted By BobbyP
Re: 2006 Saturn Vue third brake light

Third... I also would believe a broken wire is the cause...

Another oddity with the CHMSL is unless it draws a proper amount of current that an incandescent lamp draws, the BCM will not allow...
Forum: Vue General 08-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By BobbyP
GM to invest $167M more at Spring Hill

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-invest-167m-more-tennessee-factory-140639444.html

Possible new versions of the Theta chassis will be built... This could be interesting...

Snip...
The Spring...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 290,148
Posted By BobbyP
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

Looks good for $1000...
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