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#1272 of 2541 2005 rendezvous stalling : HELP !!
Oct 21, 2005 (4:42 pm)
My 2005 buick rendezvous started stalling out a few months ago and I
have not been able to get it fixed. I have the 3400 V-6 and I know the rendezvous
has had its share of problems. It will stall when I have the A/C off ( I have the
auto A/C) and I come down a long hill or lately go up a little hill. I can make
it stall in any gear by upping the idle to 900 rpm and letting off the gas - 1 time
out of 10 it will just drop and quit. I can do this while going down the raod as
well. My dealer tried a scan tool and looked everything over and basically has
said that they don't know what it is - they think it may be the pcm. They looked
at all the tsb's and checked the software version on the comuter and it is the
same. They said I have to wait until it quits completely or it shows a check
engine light (it never has). Is this true or is there something else that can be
done ?? I have 2.5 ++ years on a lease and I am NOT going to live with a
stalling vehicle for that long. I took it off the lot with 5 miles on it. It is a 2005
CXL front wheel drive with basically everything. Please either post a response
here or e-mail: amseidloperamail.com . Please help if anyone can ......
#1273 of 2541 03 RDV tight steering
Oct 22, 2005 (2:00 pm)
The steering on my RDV has become quite STIFF. Just had (1 week ago) the left rear axle removed and the inner/outer C/V boots replaced to to leak. Have had wheels balanced recently, but within the last month have noticed a tightening of the steering - it used to be like steering with a 'slinky'- very loose but now it is like steering with a tightly wound spring! I thought it was a power steering problem, took it into dealer (100K warrenty-thank goodness because we had to replace transmissionin Feb!) service writer drove it, said nothing wrong, no need to look at it -GOOD BY. This was thurs and ever since it is really buggin me. Any ideas? Bottom line- it does not steer/ handle / feel right.
#1274 of 2541 Anti-lock Brakes
Nov 08, 2005 (9:58 am)
I have a 2002 Rendezvous. I have replaced the wheel bearings for a cost of $800.00 each time within one year. Because the ABS is not working. Now they inform me I will have to replace the wiring harness for the wheels computer. Do you know if anyone else has experienced this and will Buick pick up the cost? Is there a recall? Help, I can't afford this RDV much longer.
#1275 of 2541 RDV problems
Nov 09, 2005 (9:32 am)
I am in the "research" phase of my next vehicle purchase & am very interested in the 2006 RDV. From what I've read there seems to be many problems with the 1999-2003 RDVs. Does anyone know if these problems have been addressed/corrected for the newer (05-06) versions? Have you heard ANYTHING good/bad the 2006s?
#1276 of 2541 Re: Anti-lock Brakes [black02]
Nov 10, 2005 (8:57 am)
Did you replace the wheel bearing because of the ABS was acting up? Sometime they would wrongly diagnose that the wheel bearing need replacement as the ABS sensor is in the wheel bearing case itself. If this is the case, the harness replacement should be on them.
#1277 of 2541 Re: Anti-lock Brakes [black02]
Nov 15, 2005 (2:35 pm)
I'm not sure if this helps but the wheel bearing assembly has the abs(speed)sensor on it.
Replace one and you have to replace the whole thing. If they do not properly install the sensor wiring and clip it up out of the way it can become damaged and disable your abs (abs disable light on instrument panel). I suggest that you have another mechanic look at it and see if this is the case since too many dealers fail to admit their own errors. This has already happened to me.
#1278 of 2541 Re: Gas Mileage, Help! [claude3] - A Mileage Primer [nosuvyet] [socalsandy] [imidazol97] [socalsandy] [uaw239gm] [cherebrite]
Nov 15, 2005 (3:07 pm)
Number 1...the dealer told me that even if the service engine light comes on and then goes out that it will still trigger a code that remains in the computer until cleared. My check engine light for my transmission problem didn't come on until the vehicle was basicly DOA. I had complained for a long time that there was a problem but they just don't want to let you know until it's DOA or out of warrantee. Are you having any problems with hard shifts, down shifting when it shouldn't not down shifting when it should or jumping forward when you're in stop and go traffic. If there is a trans problem (including problems with the torque converter) it can cause really poor gas mileage. This problem can show up at any time regardless of mileage. If the thing is doing any or all of the above ask them to drop the trans pan and check the contents for metal shavings or burnt fluid. Good luck
#1279 of 2541 Accessory Inflator HELP
Nov 15, 2005 (3:25 pm)
The compressor on the accessory inflator is incredibly annoying and since the dam* thing doesn't work I'd like to disable it. I looked in the owners manual for the fuse location but there are so many compressors listed and none refer to the inflator. I also don't know if this is tied into some other components. Does anyone have a clue on this? Once again....thanks for everyones help on other issues and I hope that I have been of some help.
#1280 of 2541 current and future
Nov 15, 2005 (3:42 pm)
wife and i are thinking about a RDV FWD. how well do they handle in a cross wind? are the 06 models really quieter than the previous versions? is the 3.5 engine a better match for this size of vehicle than the 3.4 was? i noticed the epa est for the NOX FWD is 19/25 and weighs 3660#. the RDV FWD is epa est at 19/26 and weighs 4096. the rdv is 436 pds heavier and gets the same or slightly better mileage. how can that be?
is the RDV for 07 going to be a new design? has anyone heard what it will be like?
i like the rdv over the nox. we are going from a 98 olds intrigue(we love this car) to a suv/crossover. we want a comfortable,quiet,reliable ride. wish the rdv had side curtain airbags. any comments?
#1281 of 2541 Re: BCM problems! [jdks]
Nov 15, 2005 (7:52 pm)
I too am fighting with GM. I have had mine in 4 times. What did you end up doing ?