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Forum: Vue Tech 06-28-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2007 VUE AC Weirdness

If you have multimeter you can test resistor card (and socket) using steps listed in GM service letter posted Step 13 of this thread:
Forum: Vue Tech 06-24-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Looking at buying a 2004-2005 V6 Vue, what should I look for...?

The resistor card can cause many strange problems ... the attached SB applies to 02-07 Vue's.

BTW ... the SB explanation is prepared for dealer techs but if you have problems with compressor not...
Forum: Vue General 05-05-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Water in floorboards

John ... did you see this thread? Might not be useful and lets hope someone with practical experience can direct you to HVAC plenum drain hose location.
Forum: Vue Tech 05-01-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,864
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Strange no crank issue 2004 Vue 2.2 MT

I would replace battery cables - battery ground terminal splits with one black cable to chassis and one to engine block (now broken?).

Positive battery terminal splits with one red cable to...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,958
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: sudden misfiring,loss of power and fan on

I don't have any practical experience with 2.2 but can offer following thoughts / suggestions:

02-07 Vue's on-board diagnostics use KW2000 (ISO 14230) protocol. This scheme is primarily used for...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-25-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Hot front brakes

Termite ... I'm with you regarding corrosion build-up between clamp and hose eventually reducing/blocking brake fluid flow to and from caliper.

The clamps are made from really tough stuff and...
Forum: Vue Red Line 04-24-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2007 Saturn VUE Redline Tail Light Problem

Does Vue have auto headlights (llight switch will have auto position)?

Do front PARK and SIDE MARKER lights work?

Does radio have backlight when PARK lights are on?

I can email wiring...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Help changing the ATF

I will email service manual extracts ... PM email address if interested ... no charge of course.
Forum: Vue Tech 04-21-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Signal and tail lamp ground

Each bulb socket has a black wire which is routed to a ground point. G401 is ground point for left rear park/turn and park/stop light sockets. G401 is buried inside jack compartment but problem is...
Forum: Vue Red Line 04-05-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: ABS problem?

Probably not a big deal. Each wheel has a wheel speed sensor (WSS) to report rotating speed to the Electronic Brake Control Module.

If any of four sensors cease operating - usually happens at low...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-03-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,864
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Strange no crank issue 2004 Vue 2.2 MT

I've seen power cables pass continuity test but open under load - problem is usually at battery post or end-load connection.

I've also ran across a few problems in underhood fuse block (UHFB) -...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-02-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,864
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Strange no crank issue 2004 Vue 2.2 MT

Ignition switch has four segments / wafers - turning to START removes power to lots of accessories including odometer (IPC) and radio by design.

Cruise malfunction and flickering airbag light...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-21-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,924
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L AWD Automatic Transmission Issues

See attached FSM extract ... 3.0 / P0963 ... repost or send PM if you need others.
Forum: Vue Tech 09-24-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2004 Vue Passenger Side doors won't unlock when car is warm

I'm responding to your recent private message.

BCM controls all lock and unlock functions by routing 12 volts to three different relays located in I/P fuse block.

BCM provides voltage in...
Forum: Vue General 07-25-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Saturn Vue 2006 Fuel Pump Problem

Daniel - good advice in 2nd and 3rd post and see thumbnail for diagram with mark-ups.
Forum: Vue General 07-19-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Transmission Light to Awful Oily AC Smell???

RPM bumping (or stuttering) - especially if traveling on flat terrain - is probably torque converter (TC) slipping - and in my experience is most likely caused by worn ATF (I agree with Bismarck318...
Forum: Vue General 07-18-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Overfilled refrigerant on A/C system?? Vue 3.5L

Thumbnail is FSM extract of A/C performance test.

The numbers apply under these test conditions:

Vehicle in shade
Drivers window down 6 inches - other windows up
Engine at idle
A/C control...
Forum: Vue General 07-16-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Hi Beams Not Working

Come on down ... I've sorted thru a couple of wiring issues in IP fuse block on a family 2005 so pretty much know my way around in there.

The general failure mode is the socket contacts expand in...
Forum: Vue Red Line 07-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2004 Redline AC not working, needs computer

I didn't receive request but will post a few thoughts and items in event OP still has a problem.

I assume A/C shop pulled the clutch relay and installed jumper between pins 30 and 87 to verify...
Forum: Vue Mods 07-15-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2004 Saturn VUE AWD P2647 code

I've attached FSM extract for P2647 ... there are several procedural steps that may help ID problem.

Repost or send PM if you'd like any of the documents listed in extract.
Forum: Vue General 07-15-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Hi Beams Not Working

Here are a few suggestions ... to cut to the chase - check continuity between headlamp switch 7 (pink wire) to either/both pink wires at high-beam bulb sockets. This test will most likely fail so you...
Forum: Vue General 06-16-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Radiator fan operation speed. 2004 Saturn Vue 3.5

2004 - 2007 Vues with 3.5 have two cooling fans controlled by three relays.

Low speed operation is when both fans run in series which means each fan uses 6 volts of the 12 volts applied by...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-30-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2006 6cyl AWD Steering Screaming

The steering shaft goes through a rubber bushing at cabin floor ... its possible the bushing and shaft are making noise.

I'd squirt a dab of spray silicone or white lithium lube on shaft where it...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-29-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Replaced both front wheel bearings, now the abs and tc lights are on

If ABS operated normally before hubs were replaced - and does not work now - I would complete resistance check for new sensors - if value is within 800 to 1700 ohms - and you are certain no wires...
Forum: Vue Green Line 04-29-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Turn signal cancel problem?

Turn signal cancellation functions are part of switch except cancel slots which are part of steering column ... bad slots would cause cancel problems for right or left turns.

Many Vue model years...
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