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#58 of 68 2003 Buick Rendezvous
Oct 01, 2012 (6:49 pm)
I have just recently started having problems with my Rendezvous not turning over. A friend told my husband and I to tap on the fuel pump, and the vehicle will start. The first time we tried this it worked. No problem until now. We are having the same problem, and the tapping did not work this time. My spark plugs have been changed. The wiring harness has been replaced, even-though; the idiot who replaced it knew he was cheating us. I am going to try getting the fuel filter replaced to see if this is the problem. Until then, anyone who has a solution, please let me know. The Rendezvous acts if it is going to start when the key is turned over but never catches to start. Is this problem related to any recall?
#59 of 68 Re: 2003 Buick Rendezvous [jxnfamily]
Oct 02, 2012 (5:12 am)
Hhmm, Does it not turn over (nothing when key is out in start position) or does it turn over but fail to 'fire up' and run?
If it does turn over does the problem happen at any time (when engine is cold or warm) or does it happen only after engine has been warmed up?
#60 of 68 Buick stops on hills!
Jun 11, 2013 (6:04 am)
My Buick 2004 has done this twice? Going up a steep hill battery light comes on and car stops! Then it will start running again after it sits for a while! Not the battery -- all lights work! So I had it towed they said it was the alternator $600 later.... Now just the other day it stops again. Friend said to check the fuel cap! It was not in tight? Would a lose cap make this problem? Someone else said no because it is fuel injected??? Some one else said dirt --- fuel filter? Help, going on a 1700 mile trip and do not want to break down! Any ideas?
#61 of 68 Re: Buick stops on hills! [havasubetty]
Jun 11, 2013 (9:23 am)
That could be a tough one to figure out. I don't think fuel cap would cause problem. I suppose fuel filter could have issue. One other possibility is the c-305 connector, it can cause stalling problem (you can google 'gm c305 connector' for more info)
#62 of 68 Re: Buick stops on hills! [havasubetty]
Jun 12, 2013 (3:48 am)
First of all did u have a full tank of gas ? A loose cap causes the pressure to drop in the fuel system, fuel injection requires pressure, lose cap or defective cap will cause light to go on. so the advise u were given was wrong. maybe U need a new gas cap.
If your alt light did not come on, then it was not the alt, Auto part stores cann do the complete test in 15 minutes, alt, starter battery for free.
The other issue is electrical.
Another cause is the fuel pump is going bad - was the fuel pump tested?
MY 2004 fuel pump died long ago. Have u been driving and it has felt the car has lose power and then just appears to be fine, its like a stall and then the car picks up again - that fuel pump going.
#63 of 68 not starting at times
Oct 13, 2013 (5:43 am)
I know these vehicles hate short trips but anyone know why sometimes you turn the key and have to turn it again ?Dealer doesn't have problems.Any suggestions? I did run it on the highway yesterday but
after that my husband had to turn the key 3 times before it caught.It did sound like it was trying.
#64 of 68 Re: not starting at times [tiny450]
Oct 14, 2013 (1:43 am)
I have this same problem and have to use my remote starter sometimes to start it then i put in the key. I was told to keep my keys away from any magnets, as magnets mess with the clip in the key, which is an anti theft devise. This devise reads the key clip and it can be going bad. If you have another key, try it when u are having this issue. WE used to hang our keys near a magnet, that how we found out. BUt we have had this issue since we purchased the car, good luck. One mechanic said he would replace the key reader also.
#65 of 68 not starting at times
Oct 16, 2013 (9:58 am)
had the starting relay switch replaced..mechanic said that should do it..for a whole $25.The dealer wanted to charge me close to $1000 for diagnostic work and replacing the fuel pump....lordy I remember when Dad replaced those things himself...of course nothing was computerized...hopefully that is the end of that
#66 of 68 Cuts off driving down the road
Oct 30, 2013 (7:45 am)
I have a 2007 Buick Rendezvous, i am just now starting to have troubles. When I crank it first time of the day, no problem, yet after I drive about 15 miles, it just cuts off. No lights, no warning, just shuts off. Some of the time it starts right back up, Most times it will have to sit like 30 min before it will. Someone told ,me it could be the fuel pump, someone else says the ignition, I dont know! But its very aggravating! PLEASE HELP!!!
#67 of 68 Re: 07 Rendezvous Starts/stalls [1wildpete]
Nov 28, 2013 (5:27 pm)
Could this be an Idle Air Control valve problem?