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Old 12-14-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

The 2000 SC2 bit the dust. No compression in cylinder #2. Served us well for 5 years and 70K miles but it's not worth a rebuild. Vehicle needs have changed too and we need to ahul dogs, etc around. That said, I'm looking at a 2008 2.4L VUE tomorrow. Anything in particular I need to look for in this model?

I did see the sticky for the 2008 reliability reporting. That was interesting to review.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 12-18-2017, 09:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

Surprised there were no suggestions here. Bought it anyway.

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Old 12-18-2017, 11:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

The only major thing I knew of on the 2008 Vue was the 6T70 transmission wave plate issue on the 3.6L engine. Other than that, it is pretty much a rock solid, typical Saturn. Enjoy your Vue.

BTW, I had to dump my 08 due to the tranny issue, but my wife still drives her 06.

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Old 12-18-2017, 05:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

I just bought a 2008 Vue 2.4L last week. Great condition and only one thing I wished I LOOKED FOR: Washer fluid shoots out the rear window when I turn on Defrost... Anyone fix this before?

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Old 12-18-2017, 06:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

i think if i remember correctly they had heated rear washer fluid. maybe something to do with that

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Old 12-18-2017, 06:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

The washer fluid stays on the whole time I have the rear window defroster on. Ran it until all of the fluid was gone and I saw it may be a bad ground in the rear hatch area?

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Buying a 2008 VUE. What to look for?

I'd check the switch. Sounds like the switch to the washer and the switch to the wiper have integrated into one. Melted maybe?

Alternatively, how badly do you need the rear washer? Just unplug the rear washer motor on the reservoir and carry on.

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Old 01-12-2018, 01:13 PM   #8
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Where is the switch to look for? Yes, disconnecting the washer motor for the back would solve the problem LOL! I didn't even think of that. For some odd reason, it's working fine so maybe I hit the right bump in the road at the right time.

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