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#1 of 35 Help me understand these repairs!
Jun 10, 2008 (2:45 pm)
We just bought an '05 Rendezvous and have the service records, but I have no idea what the parts are that were repaired.
This is the list:
hoses, power steering hydraulic-return
harness, wiring-engine complete-replace
wiring and/or connector-fuel system
throttle body assembly and harness
throttle position sensor
wiring and/or connector-emissions system,
powertrain control module replacement
cover and or gasket, camshift housing right
If anyone has had any of these done, or if they know what they are and why they would need replacement, I would appreciate a reply.
Thanks for any info you can provide.
#2 of 35 2002 Rendezvous
Jun 10, 2008 (7:19 pm)
I am so upset with our Buick dealer. I purchased a 2002 with 50,000 in Nov. 2004 with an extended warranty which expired a year ago. I currently have 76,000 miles on my vehicle. While driving I stopped at a stop sign and went to accelerate and nothing just like the car was idling. No reverse no nothing. I had the vehicle towed and was told it was the transmission . Per the receipt they found code p1811 stored. all other electrical systems operated properly. removed and disassembled tran and found faulty pcs solenoid caused severe internal damage. sublet repair. reinstalled reconditioned trans, flushed cooler lines and aligned and test drove. The bill was $1997.73. On the bill they also state by the way, your lower intake and possible head gasket leaking.
The dealer said the head gasket they are not sure of and would only be able to tell once they get into it. I also have a groan when making tight turns such as in a parking lot or sharp corner. Also now my fuel tank doesn't register how much fuel I have. I use the trip gauge. I am so upset. I still owe money on this vehicle. I called the general manager at the dealer regarding this, but he returned my call and I wasn't home, he did give me his personal number. However, I have returned his call 3 times on 3 differant days and no response. I then called the buick 800 and they gave me a case number and I should hear back within 24-48 hours. I was so mad that I called the bank and put a stop payment on my check, maybe now he will call me back. I will pay them for the repair, I won't stiff them, but they could at least call me back and tell me no or whatever. Am I off base on this. From what I'm reading I don't think so. Any advice, would be appreciated. I can't sell this car so I need options?
#3 of 35 Re: 2002 Rendezvous [rose50]
Jun 11, 2008 (4:02 am)
On your 02 vous, intake manifold gasket failure is common problem and is resolved with updated part. I think what can happen sometimes if the coolant leak associated with this isn't noticed, coolant level can can low enough to cause overheating and subsequent head gasket failure.
For the groan you hear, if you have the AWD version it is likely the versatrak fluid either needs changing or there is a leak causing low fluid level.
#4 of 35 Re: Help me understand these repairs! [cloverboy]
Sep 23, 2008 (7:48 pm)
i would say get a mechanic that would sit down with you and talk to you in laymans terms and if the repair shop you went to wont get rid of him
#5 of 35 Re: Help me understand these repairs! [jayfinn3]
Sep 24, 2008 (5:59 am)
I just want to tell everyone "thanks for all your help". I am a fifty year old woman, a bit fiesty when I feel I get a bad deal and disrespect. I did my homework and investigated everything that was wrong with my 02. Bottomline, I have a new transmission, the manifold leak is fixed and the awd is fixed. The original problem with the transmission was with the pcs value which after stopping my check, made the dealership take notice of my complaint. GM reviewed the issue and went 1/2 with me due to the age of the vehicle, they also fixed the manifold for the $100 deductible and did the awd for free, the mechanic told me there was moisture in it. I guess it does pay to do your homework so you know what your dealing with. I have made new friends at the dealership which is a good thing, I just want to say thank you again everyone for al your help. For the women out there, don't be afraid to challenge repairs and the reasons for them. If you feel its something that should be covered do you homework. I saved myself almost $2000.00.
#6 of 35 Re: Help me understand these repairs! [rose50]
Oct 28, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Well at least you had a good dealer. I am still paying on the Head Gaskets $2700, plus the new motor repair on the driver window of my 2002 RDV CXL.
This car is a nightmare, has cost more than all my prior four cars combined since I bought it used in 2004.
No extended warrenty, and dealer said nothing they could do to help, althought they knew I had excessive repairs on this, the Buick rep also said tough.
Apr 08, 2009 (6:02 pm)
My 03 Rondevous has very poor performance at highway speeds. No power. Losses speed going up minor hills. I've had the fuel pump, fuel filter and air filter replaced. Improved fuel economy but still sluggish. Any help would be appreciated.
#8 of 35 Re: Jim Felix [jamesfelix]
Apr 09, 2009 (5:12 am)
Something happened to me it was the transmission. It had to be replaced.=
GM paid half and I paid half due to it being an internal problem.A0 The dealer will probally try to get out of it but due to the mileage at the time of my car problem like 75000 they would only do half.It was better
then paying it all.Also there was a problem with the antifreeze leaking
they repaired that for free it was a 500 dollar repair...Both were factory
defects....I do have a contact at GM that helped me with the dealership if
you need it I had to stop payment with the dealer before they finally had the owner call me to explain my situation.Mine runs great since.
Good luck.If I can make them do it anyone can..Menopausal Rose
#9 of 35 Re: 2002 Rendezvous [rose50]
Jun 21, 2009 (6:14 am)
I had the problem with the fuel tank, it was the fuel pump...( I had to do the same thing..I filled up and used mileage). It cost 800.00 to fix.
#10 of 35 Re: Jim Felix [jamesfelix]
Jul 03, 2009 (3:31 am)
I would definatlty try the fuel regulator. My car would stall and not start no power. I replaced it at a cost of 50$for part and 125$ labor. Now i get better gas milage. more power. I also changed the air filter. Last year I did a compete tune up. I had 100,000 miles. It should have been done at 60,000. If I had to do it over at 60,000 I would have changed the plugs only.
Bewary of garages many are rip offs and their only concern is taking your money. Do your homework!