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Forum: Vue Tech 10-21-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,477
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: 257
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: 348
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: 419
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: 1,084
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: 433
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: 373
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: 378
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: 433
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: 474
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: 358
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: 651
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: 632
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...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-29-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2007 radio connector pinout

I'm almost certain someone more radio literate will come along with better advice ... but in meantime ...

I've attached five diagrams ... 1st - steering wheel controls (right side of diagram) ......
Forum: Vue Tech 04-28-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Replaced both front wheel bearings, now the abs and tc lights are on

Most mechanics and diagnosticians realize U-codes should be cleared before working other codes as they indicate possible databus connection or control module issue.

WSS are same for all hubs. Did...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,365
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Power door lock switch failed

Front door side panel removal extracts are too large to post but I've attached thumbnails for removal (reverse for reinstall).

Three other files are within posting limits and are attached.

Good...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-17-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Replaced both front wheel bearings, now the abs and tc lights are on

I'm with you 100% ... there are big numbers of us trying to keep our orphans in good repair so please don't hesitate to throw your ideas in the mix.

I'm the poster child for posting silly ideas....
Forum: Vue Tech 04-16-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Replaced both front wheel bearings, now the abs and tc lights are on

Please advise how you work that ... last time I messed with Vue ABS problem I noted EBCM needs to see speed above 8 mph to clear any faults. ;)

However, if you're thinking of transplanting sensors...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-15-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Replaced both front wheel bearings, now the abs and tc lights are on

I agree with your thoughts of having mech/tech capture trouble codes. :yes:

Don't recall seeing this problem ... you can check resistance of wheel speed sensor (WSS) ... anything in range of 800...
Forum: Vue General 04-15-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Airbag Lamp on

BCM is bothered by airbags ... you can replace SDM at will but unless SDM serial number is programmed in BCM the airbag fail light remains on.

There's more info here:
...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-14-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: More 2002 Vue 3.0 Woes

I don't have any 3.0 experience but can offer a couple of thoughts.

Post assistant to observe throttle body blade while you - with key to ON/RUN and engine off - press and release gas pedal and...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-12-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Random engine misfire & other related codes

A few thoughts ... your 3.5 Vue has two cats.

Ask your mechanic to break out his vacuum gauge to check for obstructed exhaust / cats. Its also good way to check for sticky EGR and PCV system.
...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-30-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Redline V6 Engine failure. Here are the codes...

IMO You weren't very kind to the equipment letting the engine go from a slight clicking to a bad clacking sound over a period of time. :no:

Pop those valve covers and with luck you'll find...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-29-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Lock/Unlock Problem.

Fobs for your Vue require special equipment.

I recently ordered two replacement fobs from eBay seller and local lock and key store programmed for $25 each.

I recall a few dealers programming as...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-29-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Lock/Unlock Problem.

It'd be bad luck for both lock switches to develop problems at nearly same time (but not unheard of).

Do doors lock normally when you shift from Park or when using keyless entry fob?

Its good...
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