Saturn Vue Driveshaft Issues?

Asked by Jun 20, 2015 at 01:04 PM about the 2004 Saturn VUE V6 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The other day my car suddenly halted to a stop while driving around 30mph.. I was
unsure what caused it at first and after getting it home around the block I climbed under
it and found that the Driveshaft was very messed up. The front joint's rubber sleeve was
all twisted up and the hanger joint before the rear differential was snapped down and no
longer hanging the shaft whatsoever. So I've found the problem, what I'd like to know is
how much repair do I actually need? What tests can I perform to find out exactly what
parts are bad and which are salvageable? I'm thinking I MAY be able to get away with
just the hanger joint but the front "twist" scares me. Any ideas are appreciated.

2 Answers

Original pic is the rear hanger assembly popped out of place... this picture is the front joint.

655

Probably just try replacing that bad joint andthe twist up front is probably because the joint popped out and rotated, so just pop it out and re-rotate it when you put it back in. Hopefully you don't have a read drive module issue. If it ends up you do, and money is tight, you might just want to de-AWD the car. Your AWD system is all mechanical so you could pretty easily remove all the parts and just be FWD only.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2008 Saturn Vue V-6 with Transmission issues 2 answers

    I have a 2008 Saturn Vue (3.5 V-6) with less than 50 K and its in the transmission shop because of transmission issues, Im afraid that it may have to be rebuilt. I took a chance on american cars and ...

    2008 Saturn VUE XE V6 AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Saturn Vue 2008 - transmission failed 9 answers

    2008 vue - 60,000 miles. Transmission failed today with no warning. It started hesitating a little when I put it in reverse over the weekend, but nothing big. I planned to take if for an check today, ...

    Saturn VUE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Saturn VUE explosion 10 answers

    Being out of town 2 weeks ago I was attempting to back up my 2008 Saturn VUE with 61,200 miles and it would not go into reverse with no previous issues or emergency lights coming on. Several mechanics...

    2008 Saturn VUE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Throttle Body 2 answers

    I just had to replace the throttle body on my 2006 Saturn Vue after 52,000 miles. Has anyone else had this issue?

    2006 Saturn VUE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Saturn Vue passenger side door will not open from inside or out any suggestions? 1 answer

    2006 Saturn Vue

    2006 Saturn VUE Base V6

    -

    General

Search Saturn VUE Questions

Saturn VUE Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 920
#2 Kartboarder22G
Kartboarder22G
Reputation 590
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,792 Great Deals out of 71,462 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda CR-V
1,330 Great Deals out of 73,488 listings starting at $1,068
Used Ford Escape
1,704 Great Deals out of 87,222 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
396 Great Deals out of 14,775 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Murano
510 Great Deals out of 22,575 listings starting at $1,499
Used Kia Sorento
587 Great Deals out of 34,549 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota RAV4
1,149 Great Deals out of 56,634 listings starting at $1,999
Used Kia Sportage
203 Great Deals out of 14,501 listings starting at $2,350
Used Ford Explorer
1,506 Great Deals out of 74,212 listings starting at $985
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,174 Great Deals out of 71,081 listings starting at $495
Used Hyundai Tucson
316 Great Deals out of 21,095 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Saturn VUE V6 AWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $2,995