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Forum: Vue General 01-23-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Can you tow an AWD with just the front wheels off the ground?

Its OK to dingy tow (4 wheels on ground) 2004-2007 3.5 AWD if certain transaxle rules are followed. Here's owners manual extract:

To tow your vehicle from the front with all four wheels on the...
Forum: Vue General 01-22-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Can you tow an AWD with just the front wheels off the ground?

Not recommended ... see chart extracted from GM service manual.
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Mechanic needed

Check this out while waiting on more advice:

https://www.cartalk.com/mechanics-files
Forum: Vue General 01-21-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2008 Saturn Vue XR No Crank

Bypassing OnStar CIM is good troubleshooting step but other possibilities are corroded contacts at ABS connector X408 or perhaps rear drive clutch module (120 ohm resistor if no AWD).
Forum: Vue General 01-20-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2008 Saturn Vue XR No Crank

The back up battery (BUB) is inside ONSTAR communications interface module (CIM) located under right rear passenger seat.

I've attached three thumbnails - two for CIM BUB replace and one is data...
Forum: Vue General 01-20-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2007 Vue seat swap! Sick of my park bench factories...

Seats look fantastic ... job well done ... I'm certain others will try this and I'll be thinking about it.
Forum: Vue General 01-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2008 Saturn Vue XR No Crank

Lack of communications code assures no crank condition.

Data bus is serial circuit - sort of like Christmas light string where one bad bulb kills complete circuit.

My newest Vue is 2007 but I...
Forum: Vue General 01-20-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: fuel filter for saturn vue 2005 4cyl

FSM depicts filter mounted to left side of fuel tank.

PM email address if you'd like to have extracts.
Forum: Vue General 01-20-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,013
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Help!!!! 03 Saturn Vue no crank no start

How many volts with meter connected between battery pos and neg terminals?

Do you hear any clicks when key turned to start?

All other electrical stuff appear to be working (lights, fan, radio,...
Forum: Vue General 01-19-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Replacement key won't unlock door, but ignition OK!

Your Vue has Passlock anti-theft and key does not have a chip.

Any key that smoothly rotates ignition cylinder should start the car.

FYI ... if Passlock is working correctly - the small IPC...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-17-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: All 3 wheels but rear driver spin.

With 245k ... do you recall when rear brakes were serviced?

Noisy parking brake and binding wheel(s) are signs rear drums and shoes are probably shot.

I wouldn't use parking brake until you...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-17-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: All 3 wheels but rear driver spin.

Are you saying with Vue motionless you can tromp on gas pedal and cause front and rear tires (minus left rear) to spin?

To be blunt - if you are sitting still - there is NO way rear tires will...
Forum: Vue General 01-16-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2005 Vue V6 3.5L coolant hose connection help

You may not notice any differences as long as radiator fins are clean, water pump is working to specification, cooling fans move sufficient air through radiator (fans typically operate until speed...
Forum: Vue General 01-16-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: fuel filter for saturn vue 2005 4cyl

Well, I was wrong as so often happens. :p

I dug old fuel pump out of storage to take closer look and found what I thought was pump (due to robust size) was actually the "strainer/filter".

The...
Forum: Vue General 01-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: fuel filter for saturn vue 2005 4cyl

To clarify for future searches ... 2002 and 2003 Vue's have external fuel filter which was deleted for 2004 - 2007.

Also, although documentation claims there's a filter in tank I didn't find one...
Forum: Vue General 01-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Interior Handgrip Driver's Door

No need to remove outside door panel.

The 2006 - 2007 Vue inside door handle is held in place by two 10 mm hex bolts removed from inside.

You access bolts/screws by removing the wood-grain...
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-16-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,003
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: Instrument Panel Problem

Adam ... welcome aboard and thank you for posting your results ... updates such as yours make forums worthwhile. ;)
Forum: Vue General 01-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: No oil in the cam shafts? HELP

According to owners manual - 5 quarts of 5W30 preferred.
Forum: 2008 Vue 01-14-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: warning lights come on when turning

I've attached ABS/TCS/SCS explanation extracted from service manual (apologies if you understand system).

Similar problems have been caused by loose or damaged wheel speed sensor connector (WSS)...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-11-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: '06 Vue AWD V6 O2 sensor locations

Checking codes is one step and clearing codes requires further effort using compatible code reader.

Codes will self clear after a few drive cycles if fault goes away.

I've attached a couple of...
Forum: Vue General 01-11-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: No oil in the cam shafts? HELP

I'm not familiar with 2.2 engine but posted 2.2 service manual extract describing lubrication flow.

Hopefully one or more helpful 2.2 members will assist with other questions.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-09-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: 2007 Saturn Vue Door locks keep "locking"

BCM controls lock and unlock by responding to commands from door switches, keyless entry fob and transmission gear selector.

If lock / unlock function are normal with fob or shifting from PARK IMO...
Forum: Vue General 01-09-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,554
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: P0300 Misfire and Exhaust Manifold Question

[QUOTE=seansaturn;2290048] It was a steep learning curve as I'm not mechanically inclined, but I'm glad that it finally got sorted out. QUOTE]

Holy cats ... I can guarantee you very few would do...
Forum: Vue General 01-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,554
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: P0300 Misfire and Exhaust Manifold Question

Both fuel rails are connected together to the fuel input hose with flexible tubing so you could do a pattern test if you thought it was important.

Service manual calls for replacing following...
Forum: Vue General 01-08-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,554
Posted By far2grumpy
Re: P0300 Misfire and Exhaust Manifold Question

I mentioned vacuum testing, EGR and PCV earlier when I thought you were dealing with consistent multi cylinder misfire.

A vacuum leak will generally cause a fast idle condition and probably...
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