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Forum: Vue Tech 01-12-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
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: 161
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: 197
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: 4
Views: 227
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: 245
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: 245
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: 111
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...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-07-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Cavell
Auto fluid level?

Did a drain fill on my 3.0 vue. Aisin trans. 4.5 was came out. Did it on my equinox which has same trans. About 4 qts came out. I added 4.5 and had slight drips from fill port? Sold it. So today I...
Forum: Vue General 12-06-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Cavell
Re: Vue 4 cyl & Equinox 6 cyl strut interchange

i put in new struts but not mounts. had noise. took struts apart again and replaced mounts. noise is gone. sold rig. got new equinox. and bought some vue mounts as they were cheaper than the nox...
Forum: Vue General 12-05-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Cavell
Re: Vue 4 cyl & Equinox 6 cyl strut interchange

3 yr follow up? you get a star.
i ordered a pair of strut mounts for a vue and they will not fit on my equinox. the attachment point for strut rod is different. they might fit but i dont feel like...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 Vue AWD V6 Timing belt

well, you could take off intake and pull heads as it would make removing the shortblock a bit easier. and than replace the bent valves. if you can pull the motor you can do the heads. valves are...
Forum: Vue Tech 12-02-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 Vue AWD V6 Timing belt

at least is it home. no towing. i talked to one seller who had leaky waterpump he said it will not start now. so, not good. coolant on belt usually means slip. and seller 2 had same issue but his was...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-29-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Cavell
Re: Poping noise in front end.

Top mount is steel plate. With a rubber molded inner donut and a steel core. Itís bonded steel/rubber. And has a sandwiched bearing Assy. I have a pair on my shelf. I assumed they were identical to...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-28-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cavell
Re: 2003 Vue AWD V6 Timing belt

Belt is broke? Or it slipped? You can take off oil fill tube and see cams. Turn over crank (not easy) and see if cams move.
I would ask why you think belt is broke? Does motor crank oddly? Cranking...
Forum: Vue General 11-23-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Cavell
Re: Car Rattling Sound - Cold Engine - In Park (Saturn Vue 2007 3.5L V6 AWD)

Guy selling 04 on CL says his vue has been making noises for several yrs. says it seems to get louder when you drive. Maybe it needs mounts? He wants 700 for it.
I paid 400 for a similar one last yr...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-21-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Cavell
Re: Poping noise in front end.

look at the struts. maybe the top mounts. i think my noise could be due to that. as the struts are newish but i do not know about the mounts. cant go by appearance.
Forum: Vue Tech 11-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Cavell
Re: Stupid clunk

you had a new subframe put in?
i pulled a trans on a fwd gm and could barely move the subframe when i had it laying on the garage floor.
i seem to recall the control arms were atached but still. a...
Forum: Vue General 11-12-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Cavell
Re: Oil Choices for the Honda V6 - & Filters

i heard it online. thats my excuse. i used mobil 1 in some of my prior cars. not all, just the ones i liked. i use dino non-blend oil now as i dont have syn spec'd cars now.
Forum: Vue General 11-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Cavell
Re: Oil Choices for the Honda V6 - & Filters

Pennzoil blend is 40-50 % mix. I donít believe any brand is 90syn/10 Dino. Unless it costs 90% of full syn.
Forum: Vue General 11-10-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Cavell
Re: Swapping passenger bottom seat cushion onto driver's side

I tried it on several cars from the mid 2000 era. Always ran into odd issues like the seat belt anchors or some dang bracket. Really bites to tear down 2 seats and have to put them back together due...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-08-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Cavell
Re: honda trans

4cyl vues never had Honda trans
Forum: Vue General 11-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Cavell
Re: Oil Choices for the Honda V6 - & Filters

old car used 5-20. than the next one used 0-20 but it was honda and they said they have 0-20 synth blend but it costs same as 0-20 syn. i looked at a few junkyard 3.5 vues and several had the timing...
Forum: Vue General 11-07-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Cavell
Re: Oil Choices for the Honda V6 - & Filters

odd that a shop would not have 5-20. been around for ever. i think they sold you what they have in bulk. i am pretty sure your motor is spec'd for dino oil. a synth blend is 90%dino/10%syn. aint...
Forum: Vue General 11-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Cavell
Re: Vehicle speed sensor question

you bought it so it must not be junk?
you can resell it?
Forum: Vue General 11-03-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Cavell
Re: Wheel bearings

Once drum was off, I bet it took me 15 min to get bearing out. It was real easy. Is yours awd? Drive shaft requires 1-3/16 axle nut socket.
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