2004 Saturn Vue Q&A
2004 Saturn Vue Question: Timing Belt or Chain Replacement
My repair shop indicated their records show the Vue's timing belt (or chain) needs to be replaced every 50K miles. My Vue has 78K+ miles and runs well. This is an expensive service procedure. I've seen various schools of thought. What is really the recommended mileage? - SDSmith
my books say 80000. it will run good till it breaks. by then your expensive service goes another 1500 to 1800 for bent valves. Roy - mastertech6371
Factory specs call for replacement at 100,000 mile intervals. This engine is an "interference" engine. Meaning that if the belt breaks the valves will collide with one or more pistons and ruin your engine. I just had mine done by a reliable shop and it cost $348.00. It's cheaper than a new or rebuilt engine. - Visitor
don't get taken it needs to be done at around 100,000 miles under normal driving conditions and 50,000 under severe conditions like pulling trailers, driving in hilly roads or when the outside temp are very very hot where you live or super cold most of the year where you live ( Alaska ) - Archie71
does the 3.5L have a timing chain ? and if so when should it be replaced ?
my son had this car that we recently got back when he decided to buy a newer car. When he was driving it would go into low power mode and die. Then after it sat for awhile it would restart and dr...