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Old 01-04-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Has anybody had a thump rattle noise on the drivers side from under the hood up high it sounds like.All hybrid,battery brackets are tight,underneath looks brand new.Cant find anything ....Any ideas?

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Strut mount?

Can you try duplicating by vigorously bouncing front left corner of Vue?

You could also creep along at idle RPM and apply rapid brake to dip Vue nose.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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well i did bounce up and down.Sway bar links where replaced.It does it slow and moderate bumps like out the driveway.Doesnt do it every time.It sounded like the battery wasnt tied down.It did it the very first time i test drove it but never did again until the other day.

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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Well i pulled the left wheel.crawled all over the suspension,tranny mounts,
etc.The only thing i found was the hybrid plastic cover was loose not holding
the fuse box down tight.So i repaired that and still hear something of a rattling noise like over the rr tracks slow.Strut mounts are tight.But thats the only quirk in this suv and not a big problem and still love it after a 1k miles.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Does the 07 gl have tha same caliper pin bushing problems as the 06 and
back?I think thats the noise i hear.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Does the 07 gl have tha same caliper pin bushing problems as the 06 and
back?I think thats the noise i hear.
Yep, the GL uses the same calipers as all of the regular Vues, so it is just as prone to the caliper pin issues as the regular Vues. Get some new bushings and some fresh grease and should quiet them right down.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Is gm the only place to get them?

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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Is gm the only place to get them?
GM dealers are the only place to get the bushings by themselves. A lot of after market pin/bolt kits come with the bushings now though. This kit from Advance Auto Parts includes all new pins, bolts, and bushings. Wouldn't really hurt to replace the pins and hardware while you're at it if your local Advance stocks the kit (2 of my local stores have them in stock).

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...RPBRHWAMS_____

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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I dont have advance anywhere close.Napa,autozone,oreillys.Maybe theses guys have it.

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #10
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Odds are one of them has a similar kit. A bunch of the kits I have seen listed online at rockauto.com and similar sites all have the same hardware. They are definitely around, you just have to make sure that whatever hardware kit you end up with includes the bushings.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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I orderd the kit from advanced and ac delco pads.When i get the time
hopefully this weekend i will so how it goes.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #12
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Ok i replaced bushings,pins,bolts,pads and still have a thump rattle noise
around the rack i was thinking.The engine mount under the rack i tighten
the three bolts at least 3/4 of a turn and thought that was it.I went
over suspension bolts underneath the cross member to make sure and it
is still there.I can turn the steering wheel not running and it makes
similar noise.But going slow over low bumps you here it really sound on both
sides.I thought the wiper motor was loose kinda rattle on the firewall.
It is driving me crazy!!!Has no effect of the driveability.Any other ideas?

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #13
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well after 9k miles the noise has gotten worse so we took into a saturn service center again.They call and say it was the sway bar bushings.I told them that was going to repair the problem the strut mount needed to be checked.After a call back the tech said oh its just the bushings.Ok after
89.00 and dont even make it out of the parking lot the noise is still there.
Turn around and take it back and the service advisor goes home at 4:00!
so we left it there again...

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #14
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so now the advisor,front end tech,manager test drive the car.
They all agree it is the steering column needs replacing with 63k miles on
it at the tune of 1200.00.We just picked it up and brought it home..
Oh and no guarantee if it all goes away..

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Old 04-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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ok i bought new sway bar links from oreiily from moog.
They where twice the diameter at the ball joint and greasable.
Installed them in 30 minutes and it corrected the noise 95%!!!!!!!!
It cost a total of 73.00.....Cant trust a dealer

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