Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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Buick Rainier, Auto Repair, SUV
#261 of 312 Re: 2004 Rainier Differential issue [jkeyes]
Sep 11, 2013 (5:29 pm)
With all these problems I'm surprised that no one has contacted the NHTSA.
#262 of 312 front Differential problems 2004 buick rainier
Sep 12, 2013 (4:10 am)
found out that U must have the proper size TIRES on this car or u will have clanking, hard turning with clanking, and more. Found this out as I bought a size down cause they where cheaper and started to have problems. Went back to 245-65-R17 and my problems went away. I can even pull my camper better now also. Hard to believe but so true. Hope this helps with some who have not damaged their cars as yet.
#263 of 312 Front differential problems
Sep 12, 2013 (7:45 am)
I did all that and had tccm put in and still the hard clunking noise even while going straight not just on turns.
#264 of 312 Re: front Differential problems 2004 buick rainier [billy2423]
Sep 12, 2013 (2:31 pm)
Also, low tire presssure will cause this.
#265 of 312 Front diff problem
Sep 12, 2013 (3:33 pm)
Already had it checked and it was the ring and pinion gears went bad with 83,000 miles on it, bought it with 72,347 miles on it.
#266 of 312 Front diff problem
Sep 12, 2013 (3:36 pm)
Took it to the dealer and they put transfer case fluid in it and told me to drive 100 miles left and right until plates seperate when that didn't work they changed the tccm which had already destroyed the front diff cause they didn't know what he problem was in the first place.
#267 of 312 Re: Front diff problem [angryinct1]
Sep 12, 2013 (5:16 pm)
I see that you've been to the dealership for a past repair. I hope they were able to correct the problems you were having with your vehicle. If there's anything we can look into for you please don't hesitate to let us know.
GM Customer Care
#268 of 312 Front diff problems
Sep 13, 2013 (3:58 am)
No help yet, can't get car to dealership because the front diff is so busted up from them not fixing it the first time I brought it in.
#269 of 312 Front diff problems
Sep 13, 2013 (5:20 am)
Had problems with this vehicle ever since it was purchased and was always told nothing is wrong with it and now tht the warranty is up no one wants to help, so sad that after financing this vehicle for $19,000 and a year later I would have this much trouble with it.
#270 of 312 Front diff problems
Sep 13, 2013 (5:23 am)
Next time I will know better, thanks for your response. To my txt.