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Old 03-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #8
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: new to me, 2006 saturn vue 102k miles horrible grinding in rear when AWD is engag

Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
Umm, you didn't put it in AWD during the test drive?
I never drove an AWD Vue, but I thought it was just an "on demand" system... meaning that it "kicks on" ,automatically, when it senses front wheels slipping- . I believe the clutches in the RDU lock up electronically when the computer senses the slip, and rear wheels, then, take up some slack- but only while things are slippery between the front and rear.

NO more slip, no more AWD( and back to FWD).
'05 ,2.2L, FWD,5-speed stick with transaxle death rattle is history,,,
'17 Suby Forester

245216 mi. VUe is off to the dealer auction
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