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#36 of 91 Re: 2005 Buick Rendezvous transmission prob?
Sep 26, 2011 (6:01 am)
I did hand the car off to our daughter! It hasn't done this for awhile now. Strange thing, the speedometer issue seems to happen when my husband is driving. He uses the cruise control. I'm wondering if that is what is going on. When we turn off the engine and let the car sit for a bit, the speedometer then works. I am driving the other kiddie car, the Saturn Ion. (No control panel issues there!) Let me know if you get this worked out. ☺
#37 of 91 Re: 2005 Buick Rendezvous transmission prob? [rdecat]
Sep 26, 2011 (7:52 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Have you been in contact with your local GM dealership? Please keep me posted when the issue has been taken care of.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#38 of 91 Re: 2005 Buick Rendezvous transmission prob? [rdecat]
Oct 22, 2011 (9:48 am)
I did get the speedometer issue resolved. My mechanic replaced a part in the control panel. The "transmission" issue is still unresolved. Has clunked 2x this week, and will probably not be happening when the mechanic looks at it again! ☺
#39 of 91 Grinding when using low throttle
Nov 10, 2011 (4:24 pm)
I've been getting a grinding/moaning when driving ~20-25 mph in instances where I am taking off from a stop light and the noise occurs I believe right after shifting into 2nd(?).
This grinding only happens when I am barely applying gas. The noise stops when I release the gas pedal or push it down more.
This grinding does not occur when I corner, only when going straight.
I feel like the noise is originating just to the right of my feet, perhaps directly below the radio/console.
Any tips to begin solving this problem would be appreciated.
#40 of 91 Re: Grinding when using low throttle [vouz1234]
Nov 10, 2011 (5:39 pm)
Is your Rendezvous AWD? I had a similar problem with mine, it was at low and higher speeds, but the other symptoms were the same. The bearings in the rear half of the two piece drive shaft were siezing up making the noize.
Parts are around $1200 from the dealer. Though I found the drive shaft at a salvage yard for $100. You'll also need to change the rear differential Versa-Trac fluid when the drive shaft is replaced. That stuff was around $30 a pint.
Not bad except the fluid cost.
#41 of 91 Grinding when using low throttle
Nov 10, 2011 (7:21 pm)
EDIT: ^^ Yes, I have the 2002 CXL AWD
Ok, I went out driving today and was able to replicate my issue EVERY TIME.
Car from 0-27 mph, up shifting fine
at 27 mph, shifts until 3rd gear
IF I let the gas pedal back and allow the engine rpms to reach 1200-1400 RPM, and then apply gas, I get a VERY harsh grind beneath the radio/console.
The grind does not happen if I apply significant gas up the slight hill
The grind does not happen when applying the same method and going DOWNHILL
#42 of 91 Re: Grinding when using low throttle [rupe74]
Nov 10, 2011 (7:24 pm)
Thank you for sharing this input and any more would be helpful.
I've added some info above this message
#43 of 91 Re: Grinding when using low throttle [vouz1234]
Nov 11, 2011 (7:05 am)
Thank you for posting your concerns – if we can be of any assistance (looking into warranty or recall information on your vehicle, assisting in working with a dealership towards resolving this concern), please email us with your name/username, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and your involved dealership.
GM Customer Service
#44 of 91 Re: Grinding when using low throttle [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 11, 2011 (8:25 am)
Thank you Sarah for the gesture.
I have addressed this issue twice with my local dealership and will be returning once more now than I can reproduce my issue.
If nothing is resolved, I will be contacting you in ~2 weeks.
#45 of 91 transfer case?????? help!
Dec 19, 2011 (8:22 am)
My wife heard a serious grinding sound under her 2004 Rendezvous with about 78,000 miles on it. I had it towed to the nearest dealer. They said the transfer case was shot and would cost $3,250 to replace. OUCH!!!!! Should a transfer case go out with that low mileage? I'm not sure the car is worth repairing at that price!! I just had the rack and pinion system replaced at over $1000!.
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?
Thanks in advance,