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#94 of 139 Re: 2007 Saturn Vue AWD V6 [07vueowner]
Nov 25, 2010 (5:37 am)
Thanks for replying but I don't think it is a wheel bearing. Vehicle does not have the slightest vibration, doesn't pull left or right when braking, stops without issue. It just seems the entire undercarriage is loose. Maybe it is the plastic body panels. It is just plain noisey. I did have any issue with the right rear bearing but had it replaired but it was just a dull grinding noise, not a rattling noise. Anybody have any other suggestions. Thanks again.
#95 of 139 Re: Saturn Vue 2007 Noise & Rumbling [442dude]
Nov 29, 2010 (11:16 am)
I have the same noise coming from my passenger front... sounds like a whining dog at times. I've taken it to 3 different shops, and three times they can't figure out what's going on... The high pitch was not from my brakes, I just paid for/insisted on new brakes and the sound is still there - just as strong as ever. Anyone seen the Saturn Bulletin #05-05-23-005A? It is a bit older, but said it was going to be including newer models... I just found this bulletin today - and found this site too, looking for some explanation. I printed it out so I can take it to the shop and see if the problem could be the caliper pin bushings. Will let you know...
#96 of 139 Re: Saturn Vue 2007 Noise & Rumbling [twilliam1]
Nov 29, 2010 (11:46 am)
Sounds like wheel bearing for sure. I believe you have to replace the whole hub unit. I have searched online for the hub and cheapest I found is about $86.00-$120.00 just google the part and year of vehicle and you should be able to find it. If you start to hear a rattling from the front passenger, have your motor mount inspected. Its real easy to access. I have an 07 FRNT WHL Drive and its located under the air filter box, you have to remove the back bolt and the bolt near hose that leads from the filter box to the throttle body. Move the filter components out of the way and you will see the motor mount. There is two bolts on each side and a bolt in the middle. Make sure to loosen the center bolt first from the mount. Then remove the two bolts from the frame and engine. No need to support the engine from underneath. You can if you want use a rubber mat like an old mud flap, fold it and use a floor jack against the transmission and axle area.
I would start with resurfacing your rotors if you haven't already, that is always a cheap and easy fix to noise and rattling
#97 of 139 Re: Saturn Vue 2007 Noise & Rumbling [glock31]
Dec 01, 2010 (1:44 pm)
3 mechanics said that it's not the bearings either... if it were the noise wouldn't be intermittent, it would be all the time and much louder. I'm thinking the bushing makes sense - it sounds like plastic, it's connected to braking (most often after I brake a few times getting them nice and warm). I was thinking someone might have had had the bushings replaced and found that it worked... I'll keep watching for a few more days before I take it back in. Thanks for the response!
#98 of 139 Re: 2007 Saturn Vue AWD V6 [bjp011]
Dec 18, 2010 (6:32 pm)
iv been a mech for 15years ad iv seen and heard of this and iv fixed it aswell .its your brake calipers and brake pads and the best thing to do is buy oem dealer parts brakes pads and rotors
#99 of 139 Re: 2007 Saturn Vue AWD V6 [banner3]
Dec 18, 2010 (7:07 pm)
Wow! I think you hit the nail right on the head. Now that I think about it, it does sound like brake/rotor chatter. Thank you very much. I will change pads and rotors this week and let you know the results. Again thank you.
#100 of 139 Re: Thumps in the wind [uga91]
Jan 03, 2011 (7:09 pm)
Most car make that very same noise.
#101 of 139 Re: The right front suspension rattle [cpinkerton]
Mar 17, 2011 (5:46 pm)
Did you replace the strut assembly? Took care of my noise in the front end.
#102 of 139 Saturn Vue noises
Mar 31, 2011 (9:49 am)
I had posted a note in the maintenance and repair section of the Vue blog that we were experiencing some kind of noise coming from underneath the '05 Vue AWD we just bought earlier this month. It is a well kept vehicle that just turned 49K yesterday. I've been hearing this noise almost from the first day we got it and it definitely is NOT a wheel bearing or brake issue. The noise seems to happen when we are coasting or decelerating to a stop, and makes a sound that I just cannot describe. I said to my wife it sounded like a pigeon cooing!(No, I looked underneath and there's NO pigeon!) I took it to a well respected repair shop yesterday and the head mechanic went for a drive with me and although I heard this noise, not all the time, but intermittently, he had a hard time hearing it. Then, when he took the wheel and headed back to the shop, he THOUGHT he heard the same thing I was talking about. But after looking high and low, checking motor mounts, suspension parts, brakes and bearings, UV and center bearing parts, he couldn't find anything! When I went to pick it up, one of the co-owners said that there is a double walled pipe coming down from the manifold into the flex pipe and it's possible that something in there is loose causing this sound from time to time, but NOT ALL the time. He told me to wait until it gets louder or just turn up the radio!! I sort of figured they weren't going to find anything as I had been under there 3 times in the last 4 weeks and I didn't see anything either. So that's what were going to do for now, just live with it. But it is a very nice small SUV that has plenty of power and handles quite well and gets fairly decent gas mileage. Have a great day, folks!
#103 of 139 Re: Saturn Vue noises [shopdog97]
Apr 06, 2011 (12:01 pm)
I would recommend taking it to a GM dealer.
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