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#1815886 - 03/13/10 01:58 PM What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine
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As stated, what year did Saturn use the Honda V6 Engine, and what transmission did they use?
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#1815900 - 03/13/10 02:17 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: Bluestream]
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As long as it has the 3.5 liter engine and the old body style it will be the honda engine. They also used what ever 5 speed Honda used in there mini vans or cross overs. If I remember right.

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#1815902 - 03/13/10 02:18 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: Bluestream]
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#1815903 - 03/13/10 02:20 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: wapacz]
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Originally Posted By: wapacz
As long as it has the 3.5 liter engine and the old body style it will be the honda engine. They also used what ever 5 speed Honda used in there mini vans or cross overs. If I remember right.


"The L81 V6 from the L-Series and 5-speed Aisin AF33 automatic transmission were initially offered, but starting in 2004, all 6-cylinder Vues were equipped with Honda's 250 hp (186 kW) J35A3 engine and a Honda transmission."
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#1815919 - 03/13/10 02:37 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: 5150ds]
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I'd like one if I can get a hold of one...
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#1815968 - 03/13/10 03:28 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: daves87rs]
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The Honda 3.5 liter V6 was used in the 2004 through 2007 model year VUEs.

The 10th digit of the VIN is the model year. 4 = 2004, 5 = 2005, 6 = 2006, and 7 = 2007.

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#1816316 - 03/13/10 07:41 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: David S.]
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They are a pretty decent vehicle IMO. The 3.5 really scoots and gets similar MPG highway as my 2.2/M5 VUE.

The torque converters do occasionally have shudder problems though. I've heard before that more frquent than reccomended ATF changes and changing the 3rd and 4th speed pressure switches preventatively may help avoid a converter problem though.

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#1816382 - 03/13/10 08:30 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: moklock]
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Does the 3.5L honda motor use a timing belt or chain?

If a belt what is the service interval?
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#1816963 - 03/14/10 01:11 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: JustinH]
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The Honda 3.5L uses a timing belt. Much of the erratic behavior in the trans can be reduced by dumping the Z1 ATF and going with an aftermarket ATF like Valvoline Maxlife or the likes. Even lugging around a 4500lb minivan, these engines have a ridiculous amount of power IMO.

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#1817045 - 03/14/10 02:33 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: JTK]
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Honda engines were used in the 'Red Line' level Vue IIRC.
2004-2007.
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#1817049 - 03/14/10 02:35 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: JTK]
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Originally Posted By: JTK
The Honda 3.5L uses a timing belt. Much of the erratic behavior in the trans can be reduced by dumping the Z1 ATF and going with an aftermarket ATF like Valvoline Maxlife or the likes. Even lugging around a 4500lb minivan, these engines have a ridiculous amount of power IMO.

Joel

Timing belt, and a proper 105,000 mile timing belt service will cost you about $1200.

You'll need to adjust the valves, replace the timing belt, replace the timing belt hydraulic tensioner, water pump, drive belt, coolant and spark plugs. It's about 5 hours labor for the timing belt and almost three hours to adjust the valves.
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#1817217 - 03/14/10 05:12 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: The Critic]
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: JTK
The Honda 3.5L uses a timing belt. Much of the erratic behavior in the trans can be reduced by dumping the Z1 ATF and going with an aftermarket ATF like Valvoline Maxlife or the likes. Even lugging around a 4500lb minivan, these engines have a ridiculous amount of power IMO.

Joel

Timing belt, and a proper 105,000 mile timing belt service will cost you about $1200.

You'll need to adjust the valves, replace the timing belt, replace the timing belt hydraulic tensioner, water pump, drive belt, coolant and spark plugs. It's about 5 hours labor for the timing belt and almost three hours to adjust the valves.


HOLY S....1200 dollars for that? I have never spent that much for any repair except for the 383 Stroker I put in my Corvette. Get a dang 3.4 Equinox, same dang thing. GM 3.4 with updated intake and Asini 5 speed. No belt. I have 65,000 on mine and have had to do brakes and oil changes.
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#1817308 - 03/14/10 06:28 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: ls1mike]
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Originally Posted By: ls1mike

HOLY S....1200 dollars for that?


The bill will run up that high if you let the dealer totally have their way with you. Critic would insist on a full muffler bearing lubrication procedure and halogen fluid flush left to his own devices. hornets

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#1817313 - 03/14/10 06:34 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: dwendt44]
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Originally Posted By: dwendt44
Honda engines were used in the 'Red Line' level Vue IIRC.
2004-2007.


Not entirely correct. The Honda V-6 was used in all vehicles that had a V-6 engine in the Vue during that time period. I had a 2004 with a 3.5L and it was one of the smoothest riding engine/transmission combos I ever driven. But the rest of the car....is the reason why we got rid of it.


Edited by ryansride2017 (03/14/10 06:35 PM)

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#1817314 - 03/14/10 06:35 PM Re: What year Saturn Vue used the Honda V6 engine [Re: JTK]
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Originally Posted By: JTK
Originally Posted By: ls1mike

HOLY S....1200 dollars for that?


The bill will run up that high if you let the dealer totally have their way with you. Critic would insist on a full muffler bearing lubrication procedure and halogen fluid flush left to his own devices. hornets

Joel

That is pretty funny! getdown
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