Last post on Jul 09, 2013 at 3:32 AM
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Buick Rendezvous, Brakes
#17 of 26 Re: brakes pulse [alikessler23]
Jul 02, 2008 (5:44 am)
The dealership could not find anything wrong with the brakes -- someone suggested it could be the anti-lock brake system, which would require replacing a very expensive "box." I traded the car earlier this week.
#18 of 26 Re: brakes pulse [alikessler23]
Sep 17, 2008 (5:34 am)
mine made the sound i found it was the spacer between the wheel bearing and the spindle was bent and would rub. it's just a little tab. i cut mine off.
#19 of 26 Cost of brakes and turning rotors on RDV
Oct 08, 2008 (1:22 pm)
I need to get my front and rear brake pads replaced and the rotors (on all 4 wheels) turned.
I received 2 quotes - 1 for $599 and the other for $630. That seems really high to me.
I have a 2003 Buick Rendevous.
Anyone know if i am getting ripped off?
#20 of 26 Re: Cost of brakes and turning rotors on RDV [newmdx1]
Oct 08, 2008 (1:36 pm)
I have a 2002 Rendezvous i had the front pad and rotors and it was about 300 - and the year previous i had to the back and it was about the same. So I dont think it's outrageous...but since you are doing both front and back together you'd think they'd cut you a little break - no pun intended lol but I think this would also be dependant on what area you live in - as far as labor rates go. I'm in NJ...
#21 of 26 Re: 2003 Rendezvous Brake Warning Light Stays On [wanham]
Jan 28, 2010 (4:43 pm)
what 2 wire harness did they replace you know
#23 of 26 Brakes feel like they're "slipping" on my 2003
Oct 31, 2012 (8:52 am)
After having my Rendezvous for a week my mechanic claimed that the rear hub bearings were bad and causing the ABS to "malfunction". Needless-to-say when we got it home the problem was clearly not fixed. Now he said something about the pump might be bad? Honestly what I've read about the bearings going bad doesn't seem to be anything like what we're experiencing...I'm supposed to drop it off tonight but I don't want to spend more money and have the problem not fixed.
Any suggestions I can hand him as far as things to look at would be appreciated. I'm going to ask for all the broken parts too...
Thanks in advance for your help.
#25 of 26 Crunchy Brakes at low speeds
Jul 08, 2013 (12:24 pm)
I own a 2003 RDV with 125K. Recently replaced drums, rotors and brake pads. Bolts on something in the brakes broke off a week later - got that fixed. None of this fixed the problem of feeling like the brakes are not seating properly at low speeds, usually when I'm turning, especially right turns but sometimes at straight stops. Feels like something is in the way and the car may not stop. Releasing the brake pedal and reengaging usually works. Any ideas on what may be causing the problem - usually the AWD light and another light on the dashboard comes on after these incidents.
The car also started to feel sluggish on steep hills. 2 days ago when I started the car it pulsated like something was blocking the exhaust system. had to pull over and restart and seemed fine. Occassional still get some of this same problem upon first starting the car in the morning. Any ideas?
I bought it used a few years ago and it's been a great car until this. The last guy who fixed the bolts recommended trading it in ASAP but no real info as to why. Negative equity in the car will make this hard to do but if it's going to be major $$ to fix, I may need to consider it.
All help much appreciated.
#26 of 26 Re: Crunchy Brakes at low speeds [kcarlson317]
Jul 09, 2013 (3:32 am)
For the AWD light (I would guess the other is ABS light as they tend to go hand in hand), seeing as how you just got brakes done I would think its a wheel speed sensor issue (connection loose perhaps).