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Forum: Vue Tech 08-01-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Starting and possible bad ECU

I would check fuel pressure. See thumbnail to locate test port. Check for healthy spray if you don't have a gauge.

Its normal for CEL to remain on until engine starts.

Does your OBD device have...
Forum: Vue General 07-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Making sure I do it right the first time.

I received your private message but you didn't include email address.

Matters not at this point since I determined the referenced files do not exceed forum limits.

Three coolant system files...
Forum: Vue General 07-14-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Making sure I do it right the first time.

RPO number for Honda 3.5 V6 is L66.

L61 is RPO for 2.2 4 cyl.

L81 is RPO for 3.0 V6 engine.

Thumbnail lists basic steps needed to flush 3.5 (L66) system and I can email all the listed...
Forum: Vue General 07-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: diagnostic help

Low coolant sensor is on end of electrical connector.

Sensor can get really "gunked" but can be cleaned 99% of time with strong stream of water.
Forum: Vue Tech 07-11-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: BCM timing after key is turned off

This is old post but could come up in future searches.

There's some good parasitic draw info in this thread (see document listed in post #5):
...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-10-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 06 Redline will not run/idle while cold

As if water is not muddy enough - I'll stir the pot.

What if you have loose or broken wire at CKP? I've attached diagram if you have meter and time to run wires back to PCM.

I've attached...
Forum: Vue General 07-10-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2006 Vue L4 Starting Issue

I don't recall seeing that security feature anywhere, ever.

I briefly studied ignition and turn signal wiring and don't see any plausible relationship but don't doubt your claim you need to place...
Forum: Vue General 07-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: A/C - Mildy Cold/Luke Warm at idle - OK at Speed

You have classic symptoms of bad displacement control valve (aka scroll).

Amazon has replacements for $10.

You'll need to evacuate system to replace the valve.

I can email service manual...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-07-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Brake lights/cruise control not working

You may not still need advice but sunroof water usually soaks connector C200 which is behind the kick panel next to drivers left foot.

The panel is one piece with several friction fasteners and...
Forum: Vue General 07-07-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Rough idle Then stalls out

Here are a few things I recall about Vue fuel system.

According to FSM you'd expect 60 psi when pump builds full fuel pressure.

Turning key to ON/RUN will give 2 seconds of fuel pump run and...
Forum: Vue General 07-07-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Transmision fluid temperature sensor

ATF temp is available at OBD2 port.

I have ScanGaugeII connected to three family Vue's to monitor temps.

You'll need to create a new gauge to read but directions are available and easy to...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-07-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,738
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Lo Idle AC mystery solved.

I've changed valves on three of four family 3.5 Vue's.

Not a big deal to change but you definitely need means to remove and store refrigerant.

New valve kits are available on Amazon for $10 and...
Forum: 2008 Vue 04-15-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Both Low and High Beam Headlights (left and right) not working

DRL are powered by different source but since they light it verifies headlamp ground paths are okay.

I suggest you connect voltmeter to socket 30 for relay 7 (HDLP LO) and 8 (HDLP HI) to test for...
Forum: Vue General 04-10-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2007 Saturn Vue Doors will not open

Locks consistently working only with engine running sounds like a power supply problem.

Door lock/unlock actuators can become "lazy" as years pile up.

Internal wiring resistance should not...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-03-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Battery light

That thumbnail appears to be from 05 Vue owners manual but isn't correct.

I've posted extract from 2007 owners manual which applies to 05, 06 or 07 Vue's and I don't have earlier year to compare...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-03-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2004 VUE transfer case or RDM noise?

Here's listing for several Honda transfer cases - fits 04-07 Vue with AWD:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=2007+saturn+vue+transfer+case&_sacat=0
Forum: Vue Tech 04-02-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Completed valve adjustment on my 3.5

Bank 1 - nearest cabin - cylinders are 1, 2 and 3 counting from front of engine (accessory belt end) to rear (toward transmission).

Bank 2 - nearest radiator cylinders are 4, 5 and 6 front to rear.
Forum: Vue General 03-30-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 05 vue v6

Having locksmith nearby is a good thing. ;)

I agree with key being non-chip, typical for 02-07 Vue's.

Theft deterrent is a replaceable PASSLOCK sensor circuit embedded in lock cylinder housing....
Forum: Vue General 03-30-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 07 vue AWD driver side power door actuator help pleasw

I suspect door parts are common for 2002 - 2007 Vues.

Ebay lists several latch lock - here's listing for one:
...
Forum: Vue General 03-30-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 05 vue v6

"Hotwire" probably means owner bypassed resistor in ignition cylinder with external resistor - or perhaps installed a commonly available universal learning bypass module such as JBS Model 791.
...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-26-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: High Beams Stay On

One side of headlamps are "hard-wired" to battery (thru fuses).

Possible causes of high beams staying on:

1. Ground side wire of lighting circuit intermittently shorted to ground or one of...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-24-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 07 Saturn Vue Not Starting

These steps check wiring connected to ECM - not internal ECM.

You want to make sure voltages are getting to ECM - the procedures ask you to check for shorts and opens.

However, if you have test...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-21-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 07 Saturn Vue Not Starting

I've attached a few extracts.

P1682 could be a factor for crank but no run.

P0116 is listed for 2.4 and 3.5 but not for 2.2 engine - I attached anyway

Po118 attached in case you also wanted...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-19-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 06 Redline will not run/idle while cold

Possibilities are a marginal PCM contact, You disconnected IAT to remove air box. CKP or CMP view of sprocket might be obscured.

Idle learn isn't always required after TB change but FSM...
Forum: Vue General 03-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2005 saturn vue front end shaking

04-07 Vue's with 3.5 have four engine-transmission mounts - repost if you need to locate all of them.

I've attached some service manual extracts which could help isolate cause.

Thumbnail is...
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