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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#2455 of 2539 Re: Update to my dealing with Buick [tflanster]
May 30, 2012 (3:46 am)
That stuff really works with the new technology we have today. The mechanic do not make any money by pouring a bottle of this stuff in your engine, they make the big bucks replacing parts. So if i had to add that stuff each week it would be cheaper than repairs. Also they make stuff for tranamissions, head gaskets, Radiators & etc. I like LUcus injector clener that helps keep the throttle valve and sensors in good shape. Buy a quart bottle and add every once in a while, will improve your power. Its a lot cheaper by the quart. Seafoam is another good product for adding to the gas.
#2456 of 2539 Re: Update to my dealing with Buick [bxd]
May 30, 2012 (9:11 am)
I did crawl under the car a few times, mostly after oil changes, when I noticed some oil drips. Over time the bottom of the oil pan and trans pan became dirty with oil and other gunk. There were wet areas around the filter and drain plug. At the last oil change I told the guy to be sure to tighten the filters and plug. That's when all this "crank seal leak" stuff started. The guy told me the crank seal and oil pan seal leaked. The price to repair both was in the $1000 - $1500 range. So I called Buick. That story is outlined earlier.
The entire bottom of the engine was power washed to squeaky clean about 3 - 4 weeks ago. So far its still clean. Fingers crossed. What really bugs me is that not one mechanic even suggested the possibility of a loose filter or plug. I understand there's no money in adding a solvent, but there's also no money in losing a customer.
#2457 of 2539 Re: Update to my dealing with Buick [tflanster]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 30, 2012 (10:03 am)
stop leak won't work on a crank seal, or any seal around a rotating shaft.
#2458 of 2539 Re: Update to my dealing with Buick [Mr_Shiftright]
May 30, 2012 (2:46 pm)
No doubt, but my concern is/was - it the crank seal really leaking? Or is/was the problem simply the loose filter and drain plug? Have to wait and see.
#2459 of 2539 Re: Update to my dealing with Buick [tflanster]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 30, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Well that's why I posted about the crank seal--if the stop leak stops the leaks, then it wasn't the crank seal in the first place.
#2460 of 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [rendezvousnot]
Jul 19, 2012 (5:02 am)
My 2005 with 80K just burned up all the wiring in the dash. Di buick help you our with the costs. I am in contact with Buick customer service right now. The dealer in Illinois is charging me $2500 and that is a lot of repair for a 7 year old car. Please let me know
#2461 of 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [cdyoung1]
Jul 19, 2012 (9:14 am)
I got zero help from GM - none. I also have a LeSabre. The windows (3) dropped into the door well. Dealer for #1 wanted over $900 to repair. I complained to GM. They fixed it. Next time, no help. I took the car to a local body shop. $240 including parts and labor. Total time while I waited? 35 minutes.
Take your RDV to a local, trusted mechanic. Tell GM to take a hike.
And remember my $1500+ oil leaks? I poured a can of gasket seal in the engine over a month ago. No more leaks. I checked yesterday. Undercarriage dry as the day I got the RDV. Anything suspect there?
#2462 of 2539 Battery light always on.
Jul 25, 2012 (12:22 pm)
I bought a used 2006 Buick Rendezvous. Battery light would remain always on when I test drove this vehicle. I was told by the seller that the car was shown to several mechanics and the battery was replaced twice. But still the light was always on. I bought the vehicle assuming it will be a minor problem. I got the alternator checked, which was fine. Worked on C305 connector with no luck. Got it diagnosed through a dealer and was told that the pcm is faulty and needs to be changed. So changed the pcm (computer) through my mechanic and not the dealer again with no luck. Car works fine but since the battery light which is always on, makes me uncomfortable to go on long trip. Plus I have spent lot of money and time. Can anyone help me solve the problem?
#2463 of 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [tflanster]
Jul 25, 2012 (12:28 pm)
If your undercarriage went from being a huge mess, to "dry as the day I got the RDV", then I don't think the gasket seal was your fix. Sounds like whoever did your last oil change had not properly tightened the filter and/our drain plug. Was that the dealer's oil change?
#2464 of 2539 Re: Battery light always on. [andykay]
Jul 25, 2012 (12:32 pm)
What is the voltage with ignition on, engine not running? What is the voltage with the engine running?