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Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 558
Posted By Claybury
Re: Driving on Ice

Have to disagree on this. Try it, you will like it. :)
The added weight serves the same purpose as a down force spoiler by providing greater tread contact or higher contact pressure depending on how...
Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 558
Posted By Claybury
Re: Driving on Ice

When I first started driving my dad took me out on a smooth frozen lake and had me get the car into every possible form of skid. He didn't let drive on the roads until I could get out of every type....
Forum: L-Series General 01-16-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Claybury
Re: Any 3.0 parts worth saving?

Pull and save the throttle body. Anyone with a bad TPS or a worn throttle shaft will have to buy the entire TB.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-15-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Claybury
Re: Timing belt tensioner help

If you are running conventional motor oil it is going to tick for a bit at startup in those temperatures. It takes a while for thick oil to get to the lifters and valve train. Also check out the...
Forum: S-Series General 01-13-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Claybury
Re: dis/reconnected battery, now car running smoother?

Reconnecting the battery will have forced a EGR position relearn.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Claybury
Re: Is the dealership double dipping on labor?

Yes. They are possibly taking the standard hours for the two repairs and adding them. You should only have to pay x1.5 at most, not x2. I'd question them on it.
Water pump replacement doesn't have...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By Claybury
Re: Best Muffler that lasts the longest 2000 SL2

3 years on a Walker is about right.
The problem with stainless steel is there are many grades. A muffler made from a 300 series would last a long time if installed properly. OEM 409 stainless is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Claybury
Re: 2001 Sc2 - Odometer all Zeros - Won't start

A dead battery and a jump box is a recipe for killing electronics.
Some jump boxes and battery chargers with "boost" over voltage the cars electrical system. They expect the battery to absorb the...
Forum: Vue General 01-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Claybury
Re: Limp mode

Check the throttle position sensor (TPS) and the manifold airflow sensor (MAF).
The transmission computer uses data from these two sensors to determine engine torque and shift points. If faulty,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-10-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Claybury
Re: minimum cranking amps?

For the OP. Have you had the alternator checked out? Over or under charging is a killer of batteries.

For Sky Pilot. Personally, I avoid the batteries with the highest CCA in the same group size....
Forum: Vue General 01-10-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Claybury
Re: 2003 V6 3.0L oil pump

It is mounted on the accessory drive end of the block (passenger side). You have to remove the drive belt, AC compressor, pulleys, timing covers, timing belt, oil pan and pickup tube. Not a minor...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By Claybury
Re: WTK: 2002 Sat Vue 3.0 , L81 outer timing chain cover

Your local pick and pull junkyard.
I think the cover is the same on 2002-3 Vues, L300's, and Cadillac Catera's. Some SAAB models.
The intake plenum's are different. The rest should be the same.
Forum: Vue General 01-08-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Claybury
Re: The Flashing 3.5l Vue Fix.

Go with the denso. The TYC brand most likely has the cheap replacement regulator. 5 extra amps won’t matter.
Forum: Vue Tech 01-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Claybury
Re: 2004 Saturn Vue 6 cyl 3.6L - misfires

Valve adjustment is always a good idea.

Check the crankshaft position sensor and then the cam position sensor. Both can go bad and act up when hot. May or may not set any codes.
Crank sensor...
Forum: Vue General 01-08-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Claybury
Re: The Flashing 3.5l Vue Fix.

Glad to help. Remove the drive belt tensioner (two bolts) and the upper front timing belt cover (5 bolts IIRC) and it is much easier to get the alternator out. A good chance to check the timing belt...
Forum: Vue Tech 01-08-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Claybury
Re: Infrequent Electrical Failure

Two thoughts:
Check your buss voltage to make sure it isn't too high. Rebuilt alternator can be a problem.

With the car idling in park, wiggle the ignition switch and wiggle wires going to the...
Forum: Vue General 01-05-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Claybury
Re: Need help finding snap ring (circlip)

If you can't find the part measure the snap ring groove ID and width.
Go to
and find a ring that fits those groove dimensions. It is probably metric.
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By Claybury
Re: Transmission or other?

I would suspect ignition before the tranny. What plugs are you running? How are the wires? Have you checked the coil packs for corrosion?
Regarding the temp reading. I can say from experience at sub...
Forum: Vue General 01-03-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Claybury
Re: New 07 vue 2.2

The L61 Ecotec is a solid engine. Any engine of Any make have there issues.

Regarding the noise, three things come to mind:
1) Ticking lifter. Leaks down when sitting and takes a bit to oil up...
Forum: Vue General 01-02-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Claybury
Re: Check engine misfire all 6 cylinder

Has the valve adjustment been done? Often these cars will set P0300 and P0301 -0306 if the valve to rocker clearance is out of spec.
Forum: S-Series General 12-30-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 283,946
Posted By Claybury
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

This seems like a good deal
Forum: Vue Tech 12-29-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Claybury
Re: ECU not connected. Scanner error.

Scanners for Honda powered Vues need to support the ISO KWP2000 protocol.
Forum: S-Series General 12-29-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 692
Posted By Claybury
Re: Thermostat & Warm-Up Time

Did you have the cabin heater running full blast? It is an effective aux radiator.
Once you get toasty and turn the heat down the engine temp should rise more normally.
Forum: Vue General 12-29-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Claybury
Re: Turn signal being funny

In cold weather the grease in the ignition switch can prevent the switch from returning all the way to the run position after you start the car. Turn signal and radio can act weird. Turn the key...
Forum: Vue General 12-24-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Claybury
Re: Driveshaft - good advice for those who want a Vue AWD

I'd be surprised to find the drive shaft is out of balance. More likely the ujoints were installed poorly. It could be either worn tailstock or RDM input bearings. You would see oil weeping from the...
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