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#243 of 331 Power Steering Issue-Can A Dead Battery Cause This?
Sep 08, 2011 (10:07 am)
I have a 2008 Saturn Vue Redline with 50k miles, yesterday I left work and entering the on ramp of the freeway, with the turning of the wheel it felt like the steering column broke free from the connection to the axles to continue to turn the car. The steering became really loose and I ended up pulling over. Once the car was towed, the service shop informed me that the battery was completely dead! I didn't have any warning lights or anything come on in the car informing me of a dead battery. So my question is, because the ENTIRE car is electric under the hood, would the dead battery issue, have caused the power steering to become non responsive while driving? Needless to say...I replaced the battery and it seems to drive good but I was wondering if I should take it to the dealer to run a diagnostic just to be on the safe side? And if thats the case, what do I have them check?
#244 of 331 Re: Power Steering Issue-Can A Dead Battery Cause This? [lovemyvue]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 08, 2011 (3:38 pm)
When the engine dies, you no longer have power steering.... It's pretty disconcerting.. You can still steer, but the effort goes way, way up.. many people have never driven a car without power steering and mistake the lack of power assist for having no steering at all...
Sound like what might have happened to you..
(old enough to have owned cars without power steering.. )
#245 of 331 Re: Power Steering Issue-Can A Dead Battery Cause This? [lovemyvue]
Sep 09, 2011 (8:53 am)
I apologize for the issues you are experiencing with your vehicle. If you would like to visit the dealership, I would be happy to locate the nearest dealership for you if you would like.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#246 of 331 Oil Filter Location 2010 Vue 4Cyl
Sep 14, 2011 (10:50 am)
My son has 2010 Saturn Vue with the 2.4 4cyl and wants to change his own oil. Where is the filter located? Does he need a special filter wrench to get it off? He bought the new one and it is cartridge instead of the old style can.
#247 of 331 Re: Oil Filter Location 2010 Vue 4Cyl [dirtbikedad]
Sep 14, 2011 (6:41 pm)
The oil filter is on top underneath a black plastic cover. Use a 32mm or 1-1/4" socket to get it open. Make sure that the cartridge "clicks" when he puts it in the cap before putting it back on.
Sep 28, 2011 (12:05 pm)
In the last 2 months or so, my 2004 vue 3.5 V6's idle drops down to 200-300 when the engine is cold when shifted into rev or drive, almost to the point of stalling. After the engine warms, it's not as bad.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#249 of 331 Re: Low idle [desertvue]
Sep 28, 2011 (2:15 pm)
I would suggest that you 1st try cleaning the throttle body. They tend to collect a bunch of carbon over time. Post back if you need more info.
#250 of 331 Re: 2005 Redline Transmission/Shift Issues [kanej]
Sep 28, 2011 (5:47 pm)
I know it's been a couple of years since you posted the problem with your redline transmission... I have an 04 with the v6. I am having the same issue with my transmission that you did. Did you ever get an answer to the problem?
#251 of 331 Re: Low idle [442dude]
Sep 28, 2011 (6:39 pm)
FANTASTIC!!! I just happened to have a can of throttle body cleaner...
Sep 28, 2011 (8:11 pm)
My 2004 v6 has been shifting into overdrive prematurely. At speeds as low as 35-40 mph it will go into overdrive and the engine sounds like it's lugging. I can step on the throttle and it will downshift but, then goes right back into overdrive. Really damn annoying. I have 140,000 miles and have kept up on all of the maintenance.