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Forum: Vue General 09-11-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue 4-cyl Manual Transmission 204k miles

With this many miles, I suspect you may have timing chain issue on the horizon. One item you might consider is an upgrade to the timing chain tensioner.
Forum: Vue General 09-11-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue 4-cyl Manual Transmission 204k miles

Check codes. What codes are set.

Flashing SES usually indicates some type of fuel burn issue that will destroy the cat converter.
Forum: Vue Mods 09-11-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By waiter21
Re: Trouble starting

Try this:

1) turn the key to ignition for about 5 seconds, (do not try to start).

2) Turn the key OFF for about three seconds.

Repeat this sequence three times, then try to start. Report...
Forum: Vue General 08-14-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By waiter21
Re: Crank, no start to locked up?

Find a used motor, put a timing chain kit in it, maybe new water pump, and drive it for another 150-200k
Forum: Vue General 08-13-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By waiter21
Re: Crank, no start to locked up?

Timing chain isn't that difficult. Plenty of info available.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218942
Forum: Vue General 08-13-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By waiter21
Re: Crank, no start to locked up?

One way to tell if you have bent valves. Remove the timing chain and cams, all valves should now be closed. then do a compression test. if you have good compression, then you lucked out.

If I...
Forum: Vue General 08-13-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By waiter21
Re: Crank, no start to locked up?

The four banger is an interference engine, if the chain is broke, piston hit valves and bent them and possibly punched a hole through the piston, etc. Sometimes, if the chain only jumped by one...
Forum: Vue General 08-13-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By waiter21
Re: Crank, no start to locked up?

You say, "Tried to turn the crank manually and would not budge".. I assume you put a wrench or socket on the crank and a tried to turn it. Remove all four plugs and the crank should easily turn...
Forum: Vue General 08-12-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2004 saturn vue front cradle subframe/frame bushing

I replaced the engine cradle on mine a few years ago. found one in Texas that had zero rust.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234668
Forum: Vue General 08-11-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2004 saturn vue front cradle subframe/frame bushing

I assume this is what you're referring to:

https://www.1999southwind.com/toad-2003-saturn-vue/#ENGINE_CRADLE
Forum: Vue Tech 08-10-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By waiter21
Re: How reliable are the 05 Vues?

Thats where I got my engine cradle from, Texas. Mine was rusted in half.

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Forum: Vue Tech 08-09-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By waiter21
Re: How reliable are the 05 Vues?

This is how I repaired mine:

https://www.1999southwind.com/toad-2003-saturn-vue/#ENGINE_CRADLE
Forum: Vue Tech 08-09-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By waiter21
Re: How reliable are the 05 Vues?

I's say once you get past the 2004s, rust will be the number one killer.

Front engine cradle mounts, rear suspension mounts, fuel lines.
Forum: Vue Tech 08-03-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By waiter21
Re: Infrared Thermometer

Harbor Freight has them for $20. We use it to check tires on the motorhome when we stop. Also used it two years ago to take daily temperatures of myself and the DW.
Forum: Vue General 08-02-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2 engine misfires after clutch replacement.

OK, Hopefully you have it running..

This is a link to some ground issues I had and some of the problems it caused.

I ran a couple extra ground wires just to make sure. Never had any more...
Forum: Vue General 07-31-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2 engine misfires after clutch replacement.

Verify that you replaced all the ground connections back on the engine. T

Squealling or metal grinding?? When I replaced my clutch several years ago, I seem to recall there was something about...
Forum: Vue Red Line 07-16-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,544
Posted By waiter21
Re: Wheel Bearing Replacement

How many miles on the bearings??.. I put new ones on mine three years ago, about 60k miles ago
Forum: Vue Tech 07-16-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By waiter21
Re: eval canister reset? 07 Vue v6

The evap purge test has to go through a certain sequence before the test is conducted. Your main criteria will be the fuel tank level needs to be between 15 and 85% Throttle position between 10 -...
Forum: Vue General 07-09-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2005 Vue Brake Issue

Change brake hoses on both side.
Forum: Vue Tech 07-07-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,774
Posted By waiter21
Re: 2005 Vue V6 subframe to frame mount broken

I repaired mine.

https://www.1999southwind.com/toad-2003-saturn-vue/#ENGINE_CRADLE
Forum: Vue Red Line 05-08-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,487
Posted By waiter21
Re: New Guy, 2004 Vue Red Line in the works

Look at front engine cradle to frame attach points. These rust out.

https://www.1999southwind.com/toad-2003-saturn-vue/#ENGINE_CRADLE

Look at fuel lines where they run from the rear to the...
Forum: Vue General 04-24-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By waiter21
Re: 04 Vue BCM

GM should be able to reprogram the compatible BOM with your VIN. Will they do it ??? ask..

You may lucks out and find a BOM that came out of a Red Line with your engine and transmission. This...
Forum: Vue General 04-21-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By waiter21
Re: 04 Vue BCM

Junk yard - ebay...
Forum: Vue General 04-11-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By waiter21
Re: Passenger rear trailing arm mount rusted through

I repaired my front engine mounts. My rear trailing arm mounts are OK, so far...

https://www.1999southwind.com/toad-2003-saturn-vue/#ENGINE_CRADLE
Forum: Vue General 04-04-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,902
Posted By waiter21
Re: who has the highest mileage on your VUE?

170,000 miles and its in excellent shape.


Auto tranny to Manual tranny conversion
Repaired rusted out front engine frame mount brackets
replaced rusted out engine k frame
Added tow bar...
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