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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a Saturn Vue

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I ended up buying a 2004 Vue 3.5 AWD last week. Still waiting on insurance for my Cobalt that was totalled (still in driveway . . :[ )

Does anyone know of a good Saturn Vue forum, like this one? I checked one out but I don't think the moderator does anything with it lol.

Also, could a loose engine mount cause trouble with the automatic transmission shifting in a car, specifically an AWD? I was having trouble with the shifting, like a shudder at 45mph or so, as well as some moise at low speeds, had the engine mounts fixed/replaced, now it drives MUCH better, I cant really feel the shudder or noise anymore . . . it has 77,000 miles, I know the carrier bearing needs replaced and the ATF is overdue for a change, which ill fix in the next week or so.

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Check the rear trailing arm bushings, they're notorious for failing and allowing the rear end to move a bit

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3.5L... It actually runs a lot better since they replaced the mount(s). I still have to change fluid and replace carrier bearing. I was just surprised how much of a difference it made when they replaced the loose motor mount.
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ah, see you found your answer before I could get to it. Yeah, my sister has an awd vue, and they are alright. wish they were DOHC rather than SOHC.

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I just noticed a few replied to this thread. I have since changed the ATF, I did a 3 times *flush and fill* It shifts great now. A little rough when its cold from 1-2 and 2-3 .. . when it warms up its fine though. I changed the serpentine belt tensioner and pulley as well. I guess next thing is rear tires and check motor mounts ha . . . otherwise I like it
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