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Forum: Vue Tech 02-21-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By sl_don
Re: ABS Engages @ Low Speed Following Caliper Replacement

Well several solutions where presented that come from experience revolving around cleaning the sensor. it is very likely that in replacing the caliper debris was disturbed and has since become lodged...
Forum: Vue General 02-19-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,668
Posted By sl_don
Re: Grinding AWD Rear End Noise - 2005 V6

mine only seems to make noise in mixed traction like one rear tire getting more grip than the other. in pure packed snow its nothing but smooth 4 wheel drifting fun.

i have come to learn that the...
Forum: Vue Tech 02-19-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By sl_don
Re: ABS Engages @ Low Speed Following Caliper Replacement

That only applies if the Master cylinder or ABS module has been opened. this not the case with a Caliper or rear brake cylinder replacement. Please do a little research in the future.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 03-03-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By sl_don
Re: Woman ticketed for Saturn Dealer tag frame... only in New York

here in Quebec Canada the law is pretty simple. Nothing can be placed on top of the license plate. so frames covers of any sort or stickers are illegal but the people usually fined are those that...
Forum: Vue Mods 02-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By sl_don
Re: Anybody see something wrong with this?

that was probably the point at which the mods had the largest improvement over stock and not the peak power produced.

in the 70's the EPA changed the HP rating to be mesured at the outpiut shaft...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-03-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By sl_don
Re: Question on oil monitoring system

On my 02 SL the oil life monitor would come on between 6000 and 7000Km and when i switched to Mobil 1 it would go to 12000 KM. if you remeber to reset it properly when you do your oil changes it is...
Forum: Vue General 02-01-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By sl_don
Re: Vue Rim - fell apart - possible causes?

Very true Aluminum dose not spark. so I would guess you and the other driver where simultaneous winners of the bouncing debris lottery. or it was the other drivers car that had a breakage that sent...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,931
Posted By sl_don
Re: Car alarm goes off randomly/Interior domelight stays on

Check the front door switches (on the ends of the dash where it meets the doors when closed) on might be being pushed aside as oppose to being pressed.
Forum: Vue General 01-09-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By sl_don
Re: What have I done?

the electric power steering is not that different than conventional PS.
the difference is that instead of a belt driven pump the pump has an electric motor. As such the pump sits entirely idle...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-06-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,504
Posted By sl_don
Re: How can you detect wheel bearing failure?

generally a whirring or dronning sound that gets lowder with speed but is unaffected by how hard you press the gas. sometimezs they get louder in corners but it can be dificult to pin point the bad...
Forum: Vue Mods 12-31-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By sl_don
Re: Can I tow a 21' boat?

its also not a very good idea to tow a tandem axle trailer with a uni-body vehicle.
Tandem axle Trailers put a lot of stress on the tow vehicle.
Forum: Vue Tech 12-27-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 135,546
Posted By sl_don
Re: For those that have experienced torque converter failures (3.5L)

you are right it dose stink this is not news. it really seems that the transmission wants to be in to high of a gear. 35-40 mph dose not need to be done in 5th gear with full tourque converter lock...
Forum: Astra General 12-24-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,438
Posted By sl_don
Re: At least we are not driving Ions.

When compared to similar models (rabbit, mazda 3 sport) the astra 5 was a great deal (in canada the XR went for 20k but the base 3 sport was 22k and the rabbit was 21k) only the Astra had AC. as for...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 12-24-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By sl_don
Re: Pick Any Saturn You Wanted, Which One?

I'd take 2

a 2002 SC2 burnt orange full load manual and an 05 VUE AWD V6 in Blue again fully loaded.
Forum: Vue Tech 12-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By sl_don
Re: Tire width?

the stock tire is 235/60/17 if you check down at the bottom of the drivers door oppening there will be a sticker that tells you the same.

but 225/65/17 is an acceptable size though it is narower...
Forum: Vue Mods 12-06-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By sl_don
Re: Ecotec major performance gains?

that was the 2.4L not the 2.2. to get any real performance you will need to swap in a complete 2.4 (ecu and all) the 2.2 is setup all for economy
Forum: Vue Mods 12-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By sl_don
Re: Where I can look at air intake compressor for bolton install for 3L VUE 2003 ?

from 2002 to 2003 the vue was available with the same 3.0l v6 as the L series.
from 2004 to 2007 the honda motor was used.

the 3.0 is a euro v6 from opel
Forum: Vue Tech 11-30-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,297
Posted By sl_don
Re: I think I need my torque converter changed

I have found the same prob and shifting it to "I" wile under 50 MPH dose the trick.

i feel it is absurd for the Trans to be in 5th with the TC locked under 50 MPH. the poor motor is lugging every...
Forum: Vue General 11-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,264
Posted By sl_don
Re: Cargo Mod to Carry over 8 feet Lumber

Most places make it illegal to drive a pick up with the tailgate down because on some pickups it obscures the license plate. and mot places allow you to carry over sized items if they are adequately...
Forum: Vue Mods 11-08-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By sl_don
Re: New Customized Brakes - V1.0

has anyone tried the rear disks off of a 2006/2007 equinox/torrent? I am really curious if they would fit.
Forum: Vue Mods 09-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By sl_don
Re: hp gain ideas

basically once the engine has reached operating temperature. the computer switches from using sensor inputs to running off of predetermined fuel ans timing parameters. and only periodically checking...
Forum: Vue Mods 09-14-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By sl_don
Re: hp gain ideas

do you have dyno runs proving the results. or atleast before and after time slips from the drag strip.

there is alot more to making power than just tricking the ECM sensor inputs. a mod like this...
Forum: Vue Mods 09-12-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By sl_don
Re: hp gain ideas

the cam shafts from an Acura TL type S is what XRL meant. the IAT mod only works for about 5mins or until the engine is warm. after that the computer ignores the sensor.
Forum: Vue Tech 08-23-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By sl_don
Re: AWD behavior, coming from several full time AWD vehicles.

AWD is not a requirement in snow or rain in fact the reality the only thing it dose is allow you to get more momentum as you go flying into a ditch. I have driven in and around Montreal Canada all my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By sl_don
Re: needs ideas for sl2 problem..plz!

well the 340/341 code is for a cam sensor that our engines don't have. basically it checks the spark event on cyl 4 if all is good no code but if the slightest of missfire is detected you have a...
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