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#2318 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [standerson10]
Dec 22, 2010 (1:40 pm)
I just replaced my 2nd one. It was the 2003 leSabre. The tire store rotating and rebalancing my tires told me it was getting looser. I knew it was loose last summer but well within GM's specification.
I would have bought the bearing on rockauto.com and saved $45 or more. But I bought at local Autozone because I was in a hurry to replace it before going to Nashville last weekend to visit friends. Autozone loads the tools needed. They loan a hub nut socket (mine was 34 mm), a 24 inch breaker bar for the nut if tight (mine wasn't), and the hub puller which is a unit that fits over three studs on the hub and has a center stud that you screw inward against the center of the driveshaft to pull the bearing hub off the driveshaft.
On my cars (1998 and 2003) I had to take off the brake bracket on the 2003 which had two bolts that were on good with red locktite. I had to take off three 13 mm nuts on the backside that hold the hub in; they also had locktite and required a 3/8 inch extension to reach from behind. They were torque to 70 lb/ft. On the 1998, those three bolts were #50 or #55 torx head studs facing out that were reached through a hold in the brake hub. Nut on axle has to be torqued to the right amount. Too tight can ruin a bearing.
If you can do a brake job and replace rotor and caliper you can do this. I suggest searching the web for youtube on replacing bearing hub. There are probably some guidelines already there.
Here is one for a Rendezvous.
You might be able to use AllData at your local library. Ours has access to the database from the computers at the library branches. I can print out there or put pictures and text onto a UBS drive to use at home.
I also recommend purchasing a helminc.com manual for the cars I have. Carefully look for used ones of Ebay.
#2319 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [standerson10]
Dec 22, 2010 (1:58 pm)
This is the discount code they sent me. They can also be found searching on the web. It goes in the box on the order page that says, "how did you find us" or something to that effect. Just the number.
Good luck with the job. Be sure to brace the car with a jackstand. Support the brake rotor with a wire. Use a little red loctite on the threads because it resists heat. Old locktite can be removed by heating to 500 degrees or getting alcohol into the threads.
I recommend pretreating the nuts and things with JB Blaster after putting alcohol on threads where you can. If yours uses bolt heads on the backside, use a 6-sided strong socket. I had to buy one at Autozone. I bought the higher line because it was a little thicker. I broken my cheap set socket on my 3/8 inch extensions. Mine was 13 mm.
#2320 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [imidazol97]
Dec 22, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the information.
#2321 of 2506 2003 Buick Rendezvous stalling & dying
Jan 08, 2011 (7:21 pm)
Hi, My 2003 Buick Rendezvous has been stalling & dying for months now. We replaced the fuel filter, the fuel pump and then some burnt wires going to the fuel pump. I just got it back and now it's doing the same thing it was before we replaced the fuel filter & pump. If it sits and idles for long when I take off it sputter and sometime quit. Other times I am able to keep it going by pressing the gas pedal hard. Most all of this occurs during a left hand turn. I could really use some help here. Thank You
#2322 of 2506 Re: 2003 Buick Rendezvous stalling & dying [millermom68]
Jan 08, 2011 (7:41 pm)
Ours had been doing this and we found a pass through harness under the drivers rear door under the car. It looked as though it had gotten wet and in turn melted a couple of the terminals. We found it because the car finally quit all together and I was tracing the power for the fuel pump and found this. Hope this helps you out.
#2323 of 2506 Re: Fan Settings [steveo33]
Jan 11, 2011 (12:55 pm)
Hi, did you find out what caused your fan setting problem? Mine is the exact same~
#2324 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [standerson10]
Jan 22, 2011 (10:43 am)
I found a great deal on cluster repair. He only charges $125. He has a lot of experience and is very professional. All you do it take it off and mail it to him. If you or a buddy has basic tool knowledge, he has a step by step walk through of how to remove it from your dash. It saved me a TON of money. Click the link. His name is Carl. http://gm-cluster-repair.weebly.com/
#2325 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [carson_smith]
Jan 22, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Wow...this is great info to have just in case. I've bookmarked his site. Thanks for posting this, Carson!
#2326 of 2506 2006 Rendezvous Fuel Filter
Mar 15, 2011 (1:26 pm)
I bought a filter for this car. I have jacked up the front and back and looked all underneath the vehicle and inside the engine compartment and cannot find a fuel filter. Why would the auto parts store sell me one if this car does not have one? Do I need to drop the tank. Now that is a job I do NOT want to do.
It is a 2006 rendezvous FWD with 3.5 OHV engine. Car has been with me since new (88k miles ago) and other than a wheel bearing has been great. No problems.
#2327 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous Fuel Filter [lllabrat]
Mar 15, 2011 (2:13 pm)
Hi - all I can say is I have had my fuel filter replaced recently, so I know it does exist. That, coupled with an oil change in which I switched to synthetic oil, has increased my MPG about 1 and half miles per gallon.
I have a 2003 CXL and other than the routine stuff (and the Versatrack fluid change) its been great. Got about 70,000 miles on it so far.