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Forum: Vue Tech 04-04-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
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: 5
Views: 200
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: 5
Views: 200
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: 5
Views: 200
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: 5
Views: 200
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: 157
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: 5
Views: 200
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: 8
Views: 691
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: 428
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: 5
Views: 817
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?
Forum: Vue General 02-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Cavell
Re: Brake hose?

Thought our equinox #2 had good hard brakes. Felt odd last few weeks though. I changed 1 front flex hose and it was dated 01/05. Ordered some more and did 2nd today. It was dated 12/04. Luckily, the...
Forum: Vue General 02-22-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Cavell
Re: Subframe Rust

Ha ha, local? MN uses LOTS of salt.
Forum: Vue General 02-22-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Cavell
Re: Mechanic recommendation for '03 Vue in Orange County CA

Motor is made by opel of Germany. Any foreign shop could change the valve cover gaskets. Though I bet only 2% of mechanics have ever worked on one. Remove intake plenum, change gaskets. Use good...
Forum: Vue General 02-16-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Cavell
Re: Subframe Rust

I hit the junkyards monthly in mn. After looking at 100ís of MN vues I canít explain why some look great with almost no rust and many look like yours. They have rust prone suspension bits. Thatís life
Forum: Vue General 02-16-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By Cavell
Re: Heated oxygen sensor..oil leaking out...

V6 vue? Needs new vc gaskets. They ALL leak. Any import garage that knows what an opel motor is can fix it. Avg mechanic is not famialar with foreign motors. I donít think even a Honda shop would...
Forum: Vue General 02-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Cavell
Forum: Vue General 02-16-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Cavell
Brake hose?

How often do they fail? I have had 3 vues and 3 equinoxes in last 3 yrs. I am a hobby flipper. I got a non running vue 2yrs ago and it had a seized right wheel. Ended up changing flex hose. #1. My...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-08-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Cavell
Re: Final wheel bearing

Autozone has a warranty on parts. Napa too.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-12-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Cavell
Re: Final wheel bearing

Itís $70 for bearing in your hand. That is not installed. You missed that? None installs a bearing for 70.
Forum: Vue Tech 12-30-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Cavell
strut mount noise?

front end is making noise on washboard type ruts. i had previous vue where i changed struts but not top mounts and noise remained. changed mounts and noise was gone. got different vue and it has new...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-25-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 vue awd

Remove driveshaft? Easy. Remove half shafts. Not so easy. Leave diff in place? That is easy.
Forum: Vue Tech 12-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Cavell
Final wheel bearing

Keep vue long enough and you get to change all 4 wheel bearings. Did the last yesterday. AZ wants $140. Grr. Independent shop has them for 70 with 3 yr warranty. Says he does not get many complaints....
Forum: Vue Tech 12-21-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Cavell
Re: Auto fluid level?

Dipstick would not come out. I removed mount and delicately tried to wiggle the yellow Assy out. Used several small screwdrivers to slowly pry the dipstick out. And the part that goes into trans...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-15-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Cavell
Re: Auto fluid level?

Drove it everyday this week. Seems a bit smoother. Iíll probably have it till spring. Might do a 2nd drain in a few months. Or maybe not
Forum: Vue General 12-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2007 Vue Struts and Shocks

Several ways to read this?
You did not like handling from day 1?
New struts are crap? Handling is worse than before?
Are you blaming poor handling on cheap struts?
Have you driven a suv where you...
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