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#1861 of 2541 please help this 2002 Rendezvous is so bad
Sep 23, 2007 (11:17 am)
first the service engine was one and off again so was the check oil after i changed oil . then all of a sudden the engine started to sounded like it just wanted to take off like it was taken speed then if i am at a red light then take off it pushes force with alot of tourque. the brake fluid light is on and its killin my gas like crazy a mechanic said it could be the computer or the sensor it driven me crazy couse i dont know how much it gonna be but if any body can help and give me advice i would need it this buick is so nice but the make of it is horrible it is not reliable at all
#1862 of 2541 2003 RDV FWD - First front wheel bearing is gone...
Sep 25, 2007 (6:13 pm)
My wife has a 2003 RDV FWD model and this morning, I took her in for its usual QTRLY engine oil change, max 3 year Rad flush / DexCool anti-freeze replacement and also asked them to investigate a "louder then usual" howling in her front end. Some vibration on the steering wheel at high speeds but the louder then usual howling was becoming a concern. They discoved front left wheel bearing on our 2003 RDV (with only 80K kms / 50K miles) is too worn out. They plan to replace its front left wheel bearing. However, they said the front right wheel bearing is still ok.
Should I ask them to replace the front right wheel bearing as well (while she's still on the hoist) or see how long its right side wheel bearing lasts? When replacing a front wheel bearing, "should" both be replaced at the same time (for tension balance across entire front end) or does it really matter if one replace now and the other side replace 1+ years later?
#1863 of 2541 Re: 2003 RDV FWD - First front wheel bearing is gone... [spike99]
Sep 26, 2007 (5:03 am)
I don't think I would replace it (right one I mean). From what I have seen here and other places, they just seem to go whenever they want to, meaning just because one is bad it doesn't mean the other is going to go bad soon. Plus the cost of the bearing hub assembly would cause me to not replace until (or if) needed at some time down the road.
#1864 of 2541 Engine stall
Sep 26, 2007 (11:22 am)
Just for additional info for those who experienced engine stall. I have '05 RDV, and experienced engine stall several times when I drove slowly (5-10mph) in parking space. Since it is under warranty I always go to GMgoodwrench for checking every time the engine stall. They cannot duplicate the problem and said there is no error codes registered in its own computer. Same problem same result for more than a year until one mechanic from GMgoodwrench did change the key ignition, he said he will just try but no guarantee with result to fix the problem. Its been 7mons now and didn't experienced engine stall even once.
#1865 of 2541 Re: 2003 RDV FWD - First front wheel bearing is gone... [ray80]
Sep 26, 2007 (6:17 pm)
Thanks for your reply.
My mechanic replaced one front wheel bearing last night and took for a test drive this morning. He didn't like what he still felt and heard. He did some more checking and discovered the other wheel bearing was within spec but starting to go as well. He recommned it would need to be replaced before this Christmas. With this in mind, we told him to replace the other wheel bearing as well. Thus, done and over with...
If wondering, this same mechanic worked on our previous vehicle. He inspected its muffler system and stated the muffler system will make it to Christmas and that's it. We told him to leave until then. On Dec 26th afternoon, its muffler let go. Thus, proving he was right. The within spec part would only last until Christmas and that's it.
When he told us about the other front wheel bearing on our 2003 RDV only lasting until this Christmas, I knew he wasn't BSing me. It was starting to go as well... Thus, both got replaced.
Thanks for your reply.
#1866 of 2541 Re: 2003 RDV FWD - First front wheel bearing is gone... [spike99]
Sep 27, 2007 (12:47 pm)
I hope you did not have to pay for the bearings. GM is doing a good will program on bearings 100,000 km or 5 year on front bearings. Received a letter in the mail from GM. So if you did pay you can get reimbursed through GM. Look into it.
#1867 of 2541 2002 Rendevouz Control panel flickering??
Sep 29, 2007 (8:02 pm)
I'm hoping someone can help me.......My control panel where spedomotor and gages are keep turning off and on like a short circuit or something. This happens after about 15 minutes of driving, no necessarily when the car is hot. All the lights/symbols on the panel will flicker off and on and I hear a clicking noise on the passenger side in a little box area. Does that make sense?? When I took my car in it wasn't doing this and they said nothing was wrong with my car???
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas please let me know.
#1868 of 2541 2005 Rendezvous Camshaft
Oct 03, 2007 (4:38 am)
Has anyone had problems with their 2005 Rendezvous? At 50,000 miles my camshaft and lifters have to be replaced. I have already had the A/C worked on at 38,000 miles.
#1869 of 2541 Re: Fuel Gauge problems [onebritelady]
Oct 03, 2007 (5:11 am)
FINALLY... GM was forced to buy back my car and I turned it in at the dealer. I am officially DONE with the Buick Rendezvous. Thanks everyone here for support and advice.... Now I get to delete this tracking and move on! WooHoo!!