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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#2031 of 2505 Re: Surge or Spike in engine? [brianw2]
Jul 08, 2008 (8:56 am)
I found your message searching for information about my 2006 Rendezvous with 41,000 miles on it. I have the same problem, I mentioned the torque converter, but the dealer said that it is not the problem and do not know what is wrong with it. I am so disappointed in the CUV. When my wife and I bought it we thought we were getting a great car. The Rendezvous makes the 3rd Buick we own, as of right now we have a 2002 Park Avenue and a 1998 Century, never had any problems with the other 2 Buicks like we have with the Rendezvous.
#2032 of 2505 Beeping noise coming from inside on drivers side
Jul 08, 2008 (8:57 am)
was curious i have a 2002 Rendevous and have had alot of same problems fixed as others but this one has me stumped and dealer wants 80.00 to just look at it.. the noise is 2 diff tones and beeps fast and slow and is coming from inside on driver side up by the speaker..was thinkin it might be ant theft breaking maybe but its a diff sound of beep then the alarm and the dinging the car makes when keys are in and door is open .. Any help will be great.. thanks
#2034 of 2505 Re: Surge or Spike in engine? [buickparkave] UPDATE!
Jul 11, 2008 (8:11 am)
My 2006 Rendezvous has been in the shop for 3 days, the dealer finally decided that the TCC Solenoid needed to be replaced along with the harness and gaskets. Everything seems to be ok, the car shifts better than it did before, I guess the real test will be when we go out of town on Saturday. Everything was replaced under warranty. I think it pays to have the extended warranty in my opinion!
#2035 of 2505 Re: Wheel Bearings Replaced [jk27]
Jul 17, 2008 (1:59 pm)
Was your moaning sound in the front or rear? Mine is sound like it is in the front. My mechanic has said it is the rack-n-pinion (sp?), but it hasn't fixed the problem. So, $1300 later I stil have it. This will be 4th time I've taken it back for them to look at. (Fortunately, they are not charging me any more.)
#2036 of 2505 Re: Wheel Bearings Replaced [ajmthomas]
Jul 18, 2008 (4:35 am)
Hello, When my left wheel barring was going out it was not moaning it sounded like something breaking once in a while and had a little bit of a dragging effect on the vehicle even brought down the gas mileage slightly. However, I recently had my powersteering fluid spring a leak from the pump. When this pump was replaced I had a moaning in it for a while. The mechanic told me that sometimes the new pumps they put in the car get a bubble of air in them and there is almost no way to get it out other than to replace the pump again. I wish you luck!
#2037 of 2505 Recalls on Buick Rendzvous
Jul 20, 2008 (8:40 pm)
Can anyone tell me about the rear hatch recall on the Buick Rendezvous?
My friend has a problem with theirs in that it will not open - it is stuck shut.
#2038 of 2505 Re: Recalls on Buick Rendzvous [eschoenleber]
Jul 21, 2008 (1:06 pm)
The recall was I believe about there being an issue with the latch gate if the car was in a accident. It had nothing to do with it not opening or shutting on an everyday basis. I know this because my trunk also broke and would not open (while trying to unload bags at an airport!). Sometimes if you give it a day or to, not hitting the release key it will open again, if not, it was about 175$ to have the lock replaced on it.
#2039 of 2505 motor blown: repair or replace?
Jul 22, 2008 (11:55 am)
2003 CXL, made two long trips from VA to NY and back. Both times the service engine light came on, but only after a couple hundred miles. The owners manual says this light has to do with emmissions though!
Two days after this last trip, with no eng lights on, I took a hard u-turn through a dip, then heard a loud banging. A couple buddies took the oil pan loose (can't find info on how to get it off ) and discovered the #5 and #6 piston bearings are shot.
So I need a lower end rebuild; or drop in either a long or short block motor.
Anyone else had this problem? I couldn't find it through a search of the board.
Any advice as to which would be the best route, and why you think so?
#2040 of 2505 Re: motor blown: repair or replace? [hydrochief]
Jul 22, 2008 (5:53 pm)
If I remember correctly, the 2003 RDV came with the 3.4L engine. In a FWD model, the 3.4L engine does very well. Very well for the overall body weight and wind drag of the RDV design. My wife (and I) are very pleased with the available power of our 2003 FWD RDV. For our needs, more then enough power under its hood. Unfortunately, the 3.4L engine in the 2002 and many 2003 years had inexpensive intake gaskets. Thus, Intake gasket leaks. If you decide to pull its engine, rebuild its bottom end, do remember to replace its Intake Gasket and Head Gaskets as well. When repacing gaskets, do "plane the heads" to remove any unwanted warps. Thus, creating a much better gasket seal. If doing this repair yuorself, do ensure you use the much better 3.4L Intake gaskets.
If you have an AWD verson of the 2003, the factory 3.4L engine may feel "gutless" to you. In the newer years, Buik started using the 3.5 and 3.6L engines - due to large number of AWD folks complaining about "lack of power" under the hood.
Bottom line is.... Only you can decide to rebuild its existing 2003 RDV engine or replace with an engine that has more power. Or, trade your 2003 model in for a newer 3.6L AWD model.
Hope this helps - some how...