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Forum: Vue General 06-22-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By underthehood
Re: Need technical assistance identifying a problem

You all missed that his sway bar link was toast
Forum: Vue Tech 06-20-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By underthehood
Re: Looking at buying a 2004-2005 V6 Vue, what should I look for...?

If it was a resistor it would only work on high.
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By underthehood
Re: transmission fluid change on 2002 SL2 automatic

I honestly think the OP has bigger issues if that much fluid needed to be added. Also on one of the tans fluid changes I did on my own I had I accidentally followed a recommendation on here to use...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-09-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By underthehood
Re: Opinions on white smoke

Have the head magnafluxed to look for cracks. Also have it checked for warping. If none a new gasket properly torqued and you should be golden
Forum: S-Series General 06-06-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By underthehood
Re: Fuel Pump Failure Rate/Average Lifespan?

The ones in my cars (all Saturn S series listed) never had a failure. Most recent 99 SL2 car totaled at approx 230k miles, 01 SL2 car sold at 212k, 96 SL2 car sold at 180k. I knew complete history of...
Forum: Vue General 06-01-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By underthehood
Re: Buying Advice-2002 GM VUE vs. 2004 Honda VUE Redline

I would not touch that 2002 at ANY price. Yeah the Honda V6 is THAT good
Forum: Vue General 05-23-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By underthehood
Re: Thinking of buying an 03 Vue-things to look for

Honestly unless the price is "give away" as in only 2 zeroes at the end I'd steer clear. Hold out for one with the Honda drivetrain.
Forum: S-Series General 05-13-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By underthehood
Re: Why are the L-Series so bad?

So you're the one?! Honestly you're lucky. I saw so many of these with blown engines it's not even worth joking about most with not even 100k on them. All due to timing chain issues thanks to that...
Forum: S-Series General 05-11-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By underthehood
Re: Why are the L-Series so bad?

The 4 cyl eco tec used in those is the same one in early Vue's. GM did a dumb design idea on it. They made what SHOULD have been a timing belt engine into a timing chain engine. However they used the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-06-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By underthehood
Re: Aftermarket radios?

I actually had that same radio now it's in my Highlander
Forum: S-Series General 05-05-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By underthehood
Re: Aftermarket radios?

That should be top notch. I had a double DIN in an S series looks and fits great. Moved it to my Camry, when I sold my Camry I moved it to my Highlander. Funny thing the opening on the Highlander is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-04-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By underthehood
Re: Coolant coming out of resivour Cap

Wrong. That will only be true IF there is pressure in the system. If the cap is off NO PRESSURE in the system and yes the coolant can bubble out. However the OPs issue may be a bad head gasket,...
Forum: S-Series General 05-04-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,972
Posted By underthehood
Re: Just How Fast is a Saturn SL2?

If you saw what you saw there is no way an SL2 will smoke an SHO (given both in good shape). I have owned 3 SL2s (a 96, a 99 and 2001) and while all 3 had a nice amount of "scoot" there is no way...
Forum: S-Series General 05-04-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,972
Posted By underthehood
Re: Just How Fast is a Saturn SL2?

OP unless you looked under the hood of that Taurus how would you know it had the Yamaha twin cam V6 and a 5 speed?
While the little Saturn has respectable "scoot" I seriously doubt it would outrun...
Forum: Vue General 05-01-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By underthehood
Re: ABS - stupid question

Follow the brake lines out of the master cylinder. If they go into a large metal box (about 6"x6"x5") with a large wire harness than you have ABS if they go to a simple equalizer and distribution box...
Forum: Vue General 04-30-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By underthehood
Re: Muffler Deleter or Something To Make My Vue Loud

Noise does not = performance. But than hard to tell this to every dip wad with a fart can. Number of years ago I used to drove a Suburban with a Vortec 5.7 and 4wd. This was a 3 ton rig. Was pulling...
Forum: S-Series General 04-26-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By underthehood
Re: Looking at 2000 SW Wagon w/101k miles for $2000

Like others warned you. Check for rust. I am not sure what Oregon is like for rust. But look for extensive rust in the door sills, the front sub frame particularly the driver side, and the rear sub...
Forum: Vue General 04-19-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By underthehood
Re: Muffler Deleter or Something To Make My Vue Loud

Of course they tell you different they have a vested interest to. I have seen just as many on a dyno do exactly what is the opposite too, besides the OP wants to cut his off completely. Performance...
Forum: Vue General 04-18-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By underthehood
Re: Muffler Deleter or Something To Make My Vue Loud

Actually NOT a myth (at least for a street engine). Everything in the "tune" of a modern street engine is designed around everything else. Unless you know how to program the ECM to compensate...
Forum: Vue Tech 04-12-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By underthehood
Re: idle adjust ?

The Vue I had showed about 600 rpm at idle on the tach. It was VERY smooth and quiet. Doing all that ***** you did was dumb. There is something else wrong with that engine
Forum: Vue General 04-12-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By underthehood
Re: 06 AWD v6 vue price worth

Honestly over $3500 and you should take a walk. There just isn't just that much intrinsic value there. It's an orphaned brand with a dubious reliability record. Heck I bought my 2006 Toyota...
Forum: S-Series General 04-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By underthehood
Re: Where to get the clips for the Transmission Cooler lines?

The problem is Fetchit is he's already got these clips damaged and there is no way to get the lines to not leak (homemade or not) to not leak without the clip to hold the fitting in place.
Here is...
Forum: S-Series General 04-07-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By underthehood
Re: Where to get the clips for the Transmission Cooler lines?

I bought mine through Amazon but I forgot what they are and no longer own a Saturn. I think if you look up new cooler lines on Amazon (where I bought my radiator and new cooler lines) they pop up as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-04-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By underthehood
Re: Could bad transmission temp sensor cause weird shifting?

While it's not the only cause of the issue you seem to have it's the simplest. Fix that, drive the car and let it relearn then see if things clear up. If not you move on to other things most likely...
Forum: S-Series General 03-23-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By underthehood
Re: Saturn wont idle

Have you bothered to do a true cleaning of the throttle body and IAC valve and ports? If not do it. Odds are that is your issue.
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