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#2321 of 2539 2003 Buick Rendezvous stalling & dying
Jan 08, 2011 (6:21 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 2539 Re: 2003 Buick Rendezvous stalling & dying [millermom68]
Jan 08, 2011 (6:41 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 2539 Re: Fan Settings [steveo33]
Jan 11, 2011 (11:55 am)
Hi, did you find out what caused your fan setting problem? Mine is the exact same~
#2324 of 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [standerson10]
Jan 22, 2011 (9:43 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 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous front wheel bearings [carson_smith]
Jan 22, 2011 (11:05 am)
Wow...this is great info to have just in case. I've bookmarked his site. Thanks for posting this, Carson!
#2326 of 2539 2006 Rendezvous Fuel Filter
Mar 15, 2011 (12:26 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 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous Fuel Filter [lllabrat]
Mar 15, 2011 (1:13 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.
#2328 of 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous Fuel Filter [lllabrat]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 15, 2011 (4:58 pm)
The fuel filter is contained in the fuel sender assembly inside the fuel tank. The paper filter element traps particles in the fuel that may damage the fuel injection system. The filter housing is made to withstand maximum fuel system pressure, exposure to fuel additives, and changes in temperature. There is no service interval for fuel filter replacement.
#2329 of 2539 Farewell Rendezvous, Hello Enclave!
Apr 02, 2011 (9:53 pm)
Well, it's been a pretty good run with my 2002 Rendezvous. Over the past 9 years of ownership (110,000 miles), my RDV has had a few problems. Thankfully, most were fixed under warranty. All in all, I've really enjoyed owning my Buick. It's been a great cargo-hauler, a safe vehicle, and very comfortable. Today, we signed the paperwork for a 2010 Buick Enclave, with about 11,000 miles on it, and we pick it up in a few days.
Good luck, fellow Rendezvous owners! See you on the Enclave forums!
#2330 of 2539 Re: Farewell Rendezvous, Hello Enclave! [jk27]
Apr 02, 2011 (11:17 pm)
Congrats on the new car!! My 2003 Rondy with 70,000 miles has been good to me and its got a while to go as I have 2 kids in college right now so a new car will have to wait for a bit...but when the time comes, I'll be giving the Buicks a test drive that's for sure.
The Enclave is a beauty - good choice and congrats again!