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Forum: Vue General 07-12-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By waiter21
Re: Thinking about buying a VUE

Not sure about 6 banger..

First couple years of 4 cyl had issues with timing chain. These were generally traced to the oiler issue, timing chain stretched, tensioner couldn't keep up with it, ...
Forum: Vue General 07-12-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By waiter21
Re: Thinking about buying a VUE

Steer clear of any Variable speed transmissions unless your specifically looking to do a manual swapout
Inspect front cradle mounts for rust. Its important to note that a visual inspection can be...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-12-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

My welding may not be pretty, but it should hold. The key points in the welding.

The front plate that curves upward was good clean welds. The box welded to that plate is also clean. The inside...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-11-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

FINISHED. went for short test drive. Everything looks good.
Forum: Vue Tech 07-11-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

Got the DC welder, WOW, big difference. My welds still look like an amateur, but they are a lot better.

Consider this: The front part of the cradle was held on by a couple strips of rusted...
Forum: Vue General 07-07-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By waiter21
Re: Subframe Rust

Did you fix it? I'm fixing mine right now.
Forum: Vue General 07-06-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By waiter21
Re: Wheel Alignment

Before you take it in, look under the rear suspension and inspect for broken camber / caster bolts, common problem. Also look at the control arms for rusted out fittings, common.

I had a broken...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-04-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

I got the drivers side tacked together. I need to get my DC welder and finish welding it into place

The passenger side isn't as bad. I got the old mount cut off and the sheet metal frame cleaned...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-01-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

I cut a new tube to 12 inches. I'm holding it near the bottom of the frame to see how it will line up,

Note the round hole on the right, this lines up with the location of the cradle bolt. In the...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

As I put this plan together, I realize its kind of a hack job, ugly, poor quality design, poor quality welding, etc, etc, etc.. THEN, to make myself fell better, I figure that the front of the...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-01-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

Here's a sketch of what the plan is:

The "mount tube" is a rectangular steel tube, 2x3x12 inches, 3/16 wall thickness.

The sheet metal frame curves up toward the back. I'll custom cut and...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-30-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

Did a little cleanup and a rough test fit. This is going to work. :-)

I put the rectangular piece against the bottom of the sheet metal frame and then jacked the cradle up against it to see how...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-30-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front frame rusted away

The other alternative that I looked into was to find a donor car in the SW part of the country that has blown engine or tranny and no rust, then transfer my good cradle, engine, and tranny into...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-29-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By waiter21
Front frame rusted away

Well, I knew this day was coming, so its time to deal with it.

The rust is the front mounts where the engine cradle bolts to the frame. This is a common problem. The mount pads are the lowest...
Forum: Vue General 06-17-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By waiter21
Re: Manual shifting issue

Does it shift OK when its stopped with the engine shut off?

Clutch bleeding is a real pain, it takes time and patience. Hers how I did mine:
...
Forum: Vue General 06-17-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By waiter21
Re: Front brakes sticking on my '06

replace the hoses. do all four wheels.
Forum: Vue Tech 06-14-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By waiter21
Re: F Wheel bearing replacement

getting the old ones out What a Pain.
Forum: Vue Tech 06-14-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By waiter21
Re: front wheel bearing

easy.

when mine went bad, I could hear a growling / rumbling sound it seemed like it came on suddenly.

When I took the wheel off and tuned the hub by hand, I could fell roughness.
Forum: Vue General 05-11-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2002 Saturn Vue, not starting

V6 - OPS, never mind.. My post was targeted at the 4 banger.
Forum: Vue General 05-10-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2002 Saturn Vue, not starting

Verify the timing chain hasn't slipped or broke. You can visually inspect it for obvious damage, if everything looks OK, then a compression test is in order.

with the valve cover off, see if there...
Forum: Vue Mods 05-09-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By waiter21
Re: Buy it or forget about it?! Please help me decide

3 issues with the 2003 CVT:

1: Original timing chain, guides, oiler and tensioner will fail at 100k miles and destroy engine. To mitigate, replace the items, make sure to have a version 3 of the...
Forum: Vue Tech 05-02-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By waiter21
Re: 03' Vue AWD 2.2L Buy it or forget about it?! Please help me decide

03 Vue: Mine is a CVT to manual conversion. I've owned it for four years. If you want a reliable Vue, consider this:

replace all four brake hoses, posibly calipers and pads,
consider replacing...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-13-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2002 Vue P0440 error

My 2003 has been doing this for several months. I put new gas cap on, cleaned the valve under the hood. I plan on replacing the valve on the canister when I get home next month..
Forum: Vue Tech 02-16-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,047
Posted By waiter21
2003 Vue water pump replacement

It took about 4 hours. I took my time. most of the time was cleaning and prep for installing the new parts. Upon inspecting the old pump, the leak I had was probably around the o-ring, it was...
Forum: Vue General 12-10-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By waiter21
Re: CVT Swapped, not turning over

Sounds like you may be missing the Neutral / Park safety switch .

Do you have any diagrams?
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