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Old 03-13-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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2005 VUE 3.5L
2007 VUE 3.5L
Default Re: P0128, clunking noise on cold start, whistle noise from front right

I've attached a few files.

Rear end clunk is part of EVAP system self-test and not related to a thermostat problem.

I found one whistle (not AC related) but its tied to the 2.2 engine - don't dismiss until you check the air inductions system. Could be clogged filter or perhaps something screwed in the PCV plumbing.

I've attached a P0128 service bulletin with a bit of info and part numbers. I understand swapping a 3.0 thermostat is a painful process but I'll be glad to provide service manual extract for how GM suggests it be done.
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File Type: pdf 02-07 Vue - Clunk Noise.pdf (42.3 KB, 32 views)
File Type: pdf Vue Whistle.pdf (113.5 KB, 18 views)
File Type: pdf 3.0 Vue - Thermostat.pdf (42.5 KB, 8 views)

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