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#231 of 312 Should I take this to dealer now?
May 14, 2012 (11:39 am)
The control panel lights have dimmed again today. But gauges are fine so far. Should I take this to dealer now or wait? Does anybody else have the same issue?
Just spent over two thousands on rear differential and air bag. Hate it!
#232 of 312 Re: Should I take this to dealer now? [elsaz]
May 14, 2012 (1:29 pm)
I still believe this is resulting fron a short in the line from the battery. If someone could research this or find out it would help us all!
#233 of 312 Question about repair on Rainier air suspension
Jul 09, 2012 (5:47 pm)
I purchased a 2004 Buick Rainier CXL on June 14, 2012. Less than two weeks later, the air ride suspension failed. The rear of the Rainier is sitting so low to the ground I won't even drive it for fear of damaging something underneath the vehicle.
I have done some research online and called various mechanics in the local area in search of a fix for this problem. From what I can find, there are a couple of options available to me. The one that looks the best to me would be to remove the air ride suspension components and replace this with regular coil springs.
Since I have very little knowledge about this and this is a new problem for my chosen mechanic-- can someone advise me as to what parts I need to purchase in order to have the needed parts for repair?
Thanks in advance!
Jul 11, 2012 (8:51 am)
I purchased a used 2004 Buick Rainier in 2010 with 84k+ miles on it. I didn't ask for a Car Fax! What a huge mistake! After the problems started, I looked online for the car fax for my vehicle, and found that there were a lot of "hits". We have only put 10k+ miles on this car and it has had all it's required maintenances. The "check engine" light was on constantly, and every time we have had something fixed, it comes back on. In May, 2012, we had problems with the turning corners. After about $400 we found that the transfer motor needed replacing. Now, almost 2 months later, at the end of June, 2012, while on vacation, this problem has come back. There is no "warning light" that is lit up for this now. After looking at the reviews of this vehicle, it seems that there is a problem with the AWD Transfer somewhere. Today, this is going back into the garage because of the same problem. I hope it's fixed this time correctly! The car seems to have a mind of it's own. If you turn the heater or air conditioner off, it comes on again when it wants to.
Jul 26, 2012 (6:51 am)
05 Buick Rainier is making a clicking noise. The sound comes and goes. Sounds like a valve clicking. It gets louder when you rev the motor. It randomly starts and quits when you turn off the car and let it sit. The sound starts back at random times. Car has 83,000 Miles
#236 of 312 Re: Buick Rainier [mclouser1]
Jul 31, 2012 (3:06 pm)
Have you been able to find the source of the mysterious ticking sound since your last post? If we can look into anything (warranty/recall info, help get you connected to a dealership), please don't hesitate to email at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and last 8 of your VIN).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#237 of 312 Re: Buick Ranier Transfer Case [hmiller2]
Aug 09, 2012 (3:40 pm)
What was the relay you replaced? i have been trying everything.
#238 of 312 Re: Question about repair on Rainier air suspension [tlc8268]
Aug 23, 2012 (10:52 am)
I had the same issue. Went online and purchased the coil springs from a Florida based company (cant remember name) and had a mechanic install them along with air shocks.
They are working really good. I did use a mechanic who I know and the rate was really inexpensive.
Get the parts and look around your area, and compare prices you can probably find someone fair.
#239 of 312 Gas gauge problems and dash light problems
Sep 18, 2012 (11:23 am)
I recently purchased a 05 buick rainier in July 2012 after our other vehicle was totaled in a hail storm. Last month the gas gauge started coming crazy and going from full to empty knowing I just filled the gas tank up.. It has 130,000 miles so I contacted GM and they said well you have to go get a diagnostic test done on it and see whats wrong with it knowing that it is the problem that everyone else is having.. I know they are not going to help me but they say they will do whatever they can do.. I never had this problem with my ford minivan and Im ready to send this piece of junk back to them and they can deal with it!!! I will never buy buick again!!!!
#240 of 312 Re: Rough Idling, Stalling Out. Please Help [iceman]
Nov 27, 2012 (1:10 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 04 Rainier. I just had it checked out, and they claim that it is my A.C compressor stalling. I don't know much about cars, but I do know this part is expensive! In addition, I am not having any problem with getting A.C and heat in my car. It is just idling horribly! I have also had it diagnosed as a the fuel pump. The Buick technition said it would be a reason for it to die. It says that the oil pressure is low, and it dies! It does this especially at slow speeds, while I am parking, or sitting at a stop light. Did you find out what was wrong with yours? I would appreciate any information you would have. I don't want to replace this compressor unless I know for sure it will fix it. Thank you!