My mechanic examined our vue with the computer and could find no errors. We have experienced a fairly substancial loss of power and decreased excelleration. My mechanic thinks the next step is to examine fuel supply. He suggested that the fuel filter is in the tank. How hard is it to pull the tank, can I do it?
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Re: loss of power
You and some friends could probably do it but in my opinion it's better to leave it to the guy that has a car lift because that makes it killer easy. and you have to have special fuel line disconnect tools which can be a pain to find sometimes.
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Restriction in the exhaust can cause this. Test with a vacuum gauge normal 60 mph readings around 14-18 hg. in depending on throttle position once power loss starts if reading goes to zero restriction is present. then use of a infra-red thermal heat gun you can locate the restriction. hot to cold at plugged stop.
A worn turbo or broken would create smoke. Blue or Gray smoke is either worn rings or a clogged PCV. White smoke is from foreign fluid entering the engine. Typically indicative of a head gasket leak. Black smoke is Leaking injectors or an ignition problem or an issue with the turbo. If you are experiencing a loss in power then you most likely have a worn turbo bearing.
Are you looking for book time or actual time. Book time is what you are billed for and i would guess it would be in the neighborhood of an hour per side up to 2 hours per side.
O good experienced tech can hang a drive axle on most vehicles in about 30-40 minutes. This would include pulling the tire, removing the axle nut, seperating the lower ball joint, separating the axle from the hub, Separating the axle from the transmission, and then reinstalling.
UO 100-109 typically loss (or near loss) of communications with Onstar. Problem may be loose harness connection or defective onstar backup battery. I'm working on this issue with my 2008 Vue as we speak. I had a very similar code before, last year, and the dealer replaced the battery and the issue was resolved. There does exsist a service dept advisory informing dealers of this Onstar battery issue. Good luck.
I have an 03' vue with same problem. I took it to my garage, and found out it was indeed the strut. My mechanic told me that vues have issues with struts, and wheel bearings. You may want to have your struts checked.
Have a mechanic do a fuel system pressure check. You are probably having a problem with your primary and secondary fuel pumps. This should show up as a problem with a code scan, but sometimes it doesn't show at all.