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#150 of 312 electrical problem maybe?
May 07, 2011 (8:41 am)
I have a 2004 Buick Rainier CXL
Sometimes when I turn my key to start my car it gives a little clicking noise and won't turn over. Sometimes it will start on the 2nd time I turn my key and then other times it may take 10 times before it will start. The battery is new; I'm not sure if there's a loose connection somewhere, if it's the ignition or what it is. Has anyone had this situation before, if so, please help me know what I should do?
#151 of 312 2006 buick rainer jerks
May 22, 2011 (10:56 am)
I have a 2006 awd buick rainer that was jerking at 40 to 45 mph. The car is now jerking at 20 to 30. This leads me to beleave that it might not be the transmission. Could it be a sensor or actuator mortor? Has anyone had this problem? please help i dont have the money for a transmission.
#152 of 312 Re: 2006 buick rainer jerks [doell1982]
May 24, 2011 (6:12 am)
Have you had the chance to take your vehicle in to be diagnosed? Please keep us posted when the issue has been taken care of.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#153 of 312 Re: electrical problem maybe? [worxrite]
Jun 13, 2011 (7:31 pm)
Learned from a former GM Garage that the "high end" GM SUV's may have two spacer washers on the battery cables. Remove battery cable, remove bolts from cable and take the two washers out and soak in coke. Brush with toothbrush under cold water and rinse.Reassemble.
#154 of 312 Stuck in 4Wheel Drive?
Jun 18, 2011 (1:12 am)
I Bought my Rainier from Joseph Pontiac before they moved there last location from MI. Know if i have any problems i have to go all the way to OH for them to do anything, considering im still paying on it.. Well just this past Febuary i hit some slush on the high way and it sent me all the way the ditch. I had snow all the way up to my door and so much damage i paid my deductiblefor full coverage and the dealership i called Suski Chevrolet fixed everything but the one thing i told him about, it feels like if i pull into a tight parking spot the back tires are like grabbing on to the pavement like no other. Well my cousin looking at it and drove it around the corner and said its stuck in 4Wheel Drive. So i called to tell them that, they want 150$ to look at it and to determine whether it was from the accident or not!
Can someone tell me what is going on before i ruin my car Completely?
Please, and Thanks, (:
(PS: Mind you i pay a 400.00 car payment a month for this thing, i can barely keep my head above water as it is!)
Jun 28, 2011 (6:09 am)
We own a '06 rainier, for the past yr. the gas gauge tells us we are empty even after filling it up! It has run out of gas 3 or 4 times and we are more than sick of it! Along with that the front door handles are broken and won't open from outside. Now the right rear passenger door won't open from the inside! Pretty soon we will have to climb in through the hatch.
Come on GM why don't you use quality parts in your products and take more pride in them?!
Our rainier is also eating oil like crazy. Yes, we look under it and no there are no leaks!
#156 of 312 Re: Stuck in 4Wheel Drive? [_jasoon]
Jun 28, 2011 (10:02 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Have you spoken with GM Customer Assistance? Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.
You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#157 of 312 Re: Buick Rainier Repairs [steve_]
Jul 13, 2011 (6:45 pm)
I have a '04 buick rainier....I had my front brakes changed and a friend did it for me. My rotars were worn a little so i had them smoothed down. Now my truck is jerking really bad when I turn. I'm not sure if this is due to a sensor or what it could be, but i"m sure it has something to do with the suspension or something.....any ideas?
#158 of 312 Re: Buick Rainier Repairs [tabatha_peach]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 13, 2011 (6:53 pm)
Not me - any owners with suggestions?
#159 of 312 Re: Buick Rainier Repairs [steve_]
Jul 13, 2011 (6:55 pm)
The only other time it did this is when my tire blew out and I had my spare put on and it wasn't the same size as the others and i did not know it....I had to get all the same size put on and it didn't do it anymore. This is why I think its got something to do with the balance or a sensor or something.....