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Cannot locate oil drain plug on 2004 Saturn Vue

I can not discern exactly where the drain plug is on my Saturn Vue. The crankcase under the engine is not as immediately recognizable as what I am used to seeing. I think I finally located the oil filter on the lower left side of the engine accessible from under the hood.

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  • buddy_1776 Dec 30, 2008

    It is a 2004 Vue with a 4 cyl engine. Would the drain plug be in the same approximate area?

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It is probably a bit different on the 4-cyl engines than the V6 engines. I'll assume you have the V6 for the moment since those seemed to be more popular.

On the 3.5L V6, the drain plug is behind the passenger side wheel well and I believe takes a 17mm socket/wrench to remove.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    Scotty Dec 30, 2008

    Okay, got to make another assumption and assume its the 2.2L Ecotec engine. I'll also have to assume (not having seen many 4cyl Saturn Vues) that the engine is oriented in a way that the pulleys and belts are located on the passenger side of the engine bay.

    If all that holds true, then the drain plug is going to on the passenger side of the engine on the very bottom edge of the oil pan. Its the only bolt in that area. Im not sure of the size but it could be a 15 or even a 17mm bolt.

    Hope this helps, if not, let me know.

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    Scotty Dec 30, 2008

    Thought this may help out as I was digging around for an image that might get you going in the right direction:



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