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Old 05-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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Dizzy 2005 Saturn Vue Redline engine removal

Hello everyone.

I need some help. It looks like I might have an engine block crack. 3.5L If so it is broken behind the front motor mount or torque mount. It just started to flow like a garden hose after I parked it one day. I mean like the kitchen faucet set in a low smooth flow.

Anyway. The dealer said it was cracked. I can't actually see the crack. Because it appears to flow from behind the mount. I'm going to assume that's a correct diagnosis. Although I really need to see it since the dealers have been wrong before in my experience.

Yes I used a mirror and lights. I can't actually see a crack. So can anyone tell me if this might be something simple or common.

If I need to pull the motor is it best to drop the whole thing out of the bottom.

Any reference or YouTube vids would be great. I couldn't find them.

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Old 05-17-2017, 12:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Redline engine removal

Even thou I had not have had to pull this 3.5L. I known the engine and trans is in there tight. With the opening on the top being smaller you'll likely need to remove at least 1 catalytic convertor. I think you'll better off dropping it out the bottom.
Do you have access to shop with hoist?

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Redline engine removal

First thing to do is find the leak. Maybe stick a garden hose into the coolant bottle and crawl underneath. Do these engines have casting plugs that may have gotten loose? If you find a crack, can you use an epoxy patch? There are chemical block sealers you add to your radiator as well.

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