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Old 08-13-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Steering Wheel Noise 2008 and up Vue

This post is to provide information about this problem for 2008 and up Saturn Vue,so please use the information if it helps(no opinions,stories,ect.)
I took our 2008 XE in today for warranty work.
I was noticing a whirring or whoosing noise coming from the steering wheel when turning the wheel all the way left or right,and also a slight grinding sound.
What they did was put in a new steering gear part#19180762,flushed and filled the power steering pump and finally a front end alignment.
This took care of the problem.It is apparently a common problem,and they knew exactly what it was.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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We had the same issue and they did the same repair about 6 months ago. We took it back because it was making noise again. They said the had to grease the boot going through the firewall. Wife drives it home and now there is air noise coming into the cab. I look at the boot and it appears ripped. Can I get someone to take a pic of theirs and post?

I found this notice 09-08
Vue -- Squeak while turning steering wheel
Modify boot, install new I-shaft bolts
Don't lubricate or replace I-shaft
09-02-35-00
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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This post is to provide information about this problem for 2008 and up Saturn Vue,so please use the information if it helps(no opinions,stories,ect.)
My 2008 XE is electric power steering. Since the OP does not specify his model, I need to ask if this advisory only applies to the hydraulic PS system.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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This post is to provide information about this problem for 2008 and up Saturn Vue,so please use the information if it helps(no opinions,stories,ect.)
I took our 2008 XE in today for warranty work.
I was noticing a whirring or whoosing noise coming from the steering wheel when turning the wheel all the way left or right,and also a slight grinding sound.
What they did was put in a new steering gear part#19180762,flushed and filled the power steering pump and finally a front end alignment.
This took care of the problem.It is apparently a common problem,and they knew exactly what it was.
Wow! What a coincidence. I'm bringing in the VUE tomorrow for that exact problem. Thought I'd get on this site to see if any info. I really haven't been here for quite awhile, especially after I sold my 'hotrod' ION and bought an AURA for me. The ION was beating up my back, and had become a cop magnet. I live in an older community and my car just did not fit. Anyway, thanks for info. Taking it to our local approved Chevy dealer for us "orphaned" Saturn owners.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Wow! What a coincidence. I'm bringing in the VUE tomorrow for that exact problem. Thought I'd get on this site to see if any info. I really haven't been here for quite awhile, especially after I sold my 'hotrod' ION and bought an AURA for me. The ION was beating up my back, and had become a cop magnet. I live in an older community and my car just did not fit. Anyway, thanks for info. Taking it to our local approved Chevy dealer for us "orphaned" Saturn owners.
Apparently the above mentioned gear replacement pertains to the 3.5 engine only.
Do let us know what your diagnossis is.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:34 PM   #7
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the steering rack replacement due to rubbing noise is for the hydraulic steering only. 3.5 and 3.6 engines
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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Periodically and just after start up my steering (I suspect the pump) will make a groaning sound after start up. You can also feel a slight shudder through the steering wheel if you move it left to right. It goes away after a minutes or two. I wonder if the pump is cavitating.
It is very intermittent so I haven't taken it in yet for diagnosis. My bumper to bumper warranty expired lat month.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #9
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We had the same issue and they did the same repair about 6 months ago. We took it back because it was making noise again. They said the had to grease the boot going through the firewall. Wife drives it home and now there is air noise coming into the cab. I look at the boot and it appears ripped. Can I get someone to take a pic of theirs and post?

I found this notice 09-08
Vue -- Squeak while turning steering wheel
Modify boot, install new I-shaft bolts
Don't lubricate or replace I-shaft
09-02-35-00


Anyone have any thoughts on what the I-shaft bolts are? Fiance's 08 has started squealing when turning and its out of warranty. I will take a look at it, but curious what that is.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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My wife's Saturn is now on its 3rd steering gear. The car only has 24000 miles on it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:18 PM   #11
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This post is to provide information about this problem for 2008 and up Saturn Vue,so please use the information if it helps(no opinions,stories,ect.)
I took our 2008 XE in today for warranty work.
I was noticing a whirring or whoosing noise coming from the steering wheel when turning the wheel all the way left or right,and also a slight grinding sound.
What they did was put in a new steering gear part#19180762,flushed and filled the power steering pump and finally a front end alignment.
This took care of the problem.It is apparently a common problem,and they knew exactly what it was.
Your information was right on thanks.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #12
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This post is to provide information about this problem for 2008 and up Saturn Vue,so please use the information if it helps(no opinions,stories,ect.)
I took our 2008 XE in today for warranty work.
I was noticing a whirring or whoosing noise coming from the steering wheel when turning the wheel all the way left or right,and also a slight grinding sound.
What they did was put in a new steering gear part#19180762,flushed and filled the power steering pump and finally a front end alignment.
This took care of the problem.It is apparently a common problem,and they knew exactly what it was.
Your information was right on. My used 2008 vue redline started to do the samething at about 40,000 and I still had time on my certified warranty. I of course had to take it to a chevy dealer and I used your words plus the description of "rubbing" as well, at first they acted unsure of what the problem was but then ended up replacing the steering gear and it took care of the problem.

Thanks for your post.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #13
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Which warranty is this repaired covered under?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #14
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I have a 2006 Vue with the same steering column rattle. I was told by A Chevrolete dealer repair center that I needed a new steering column for $1500.00. I t seems to me that something should be abl to be repaired or replaced before we get to the steeing column! Any thoughts?
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Found several posts here regarding a steering squeak. Seems like a common issue for the Saturns - all models.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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Found several posts here regarding a steering squeak. Seems like a common issue for the Saturns - all models.
Not true - only applies to hydraulic steering racks. I believe all 4-cyl VUEs are electric, and exempt. No apparent problems with my steering.
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Good to know, thanks!
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Not true - only applies to hydraulic steering racks. I believe all 4-cyl VUEs are electric, and exempt. No apparent problems with my steering.
How do you like the electric assist, by the way?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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As I said, I've had no issues in my first 5 years & 76k miles. I really can't detect much difference in performance, but I've never driven a v6 VUE with a traditional steering rack.
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Having same problem. With the number of posts, is there a service bulletin or recall on part? Got raked for a power steering pump that didn't correct the problem. Live in Delaware. Anyone know someone who is familiar with the problem and can fix it correctly?
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