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Vehicle failed compliance check.
Hello you have two concerns going on here. Lets start wit the P0410 for the secondary air injection. Start by checking the fuses. You should hear the pump come on within the first few minutes of start up. If the...
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Water pump problem
The water pumps leaking coolant is a common failure; the pump would need to be replaced to fix the problem. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and do a water pump...
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Whisting noise when increasing or decreasing speed
There is a tensioner pulley that keeps the correct amount of tension on your serpentine belt. When these bearings wear out, they can cause this type of a whistling sound that you describe. This is a quick fix and should...
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Electrical system problems on 2007 Buick Rainier
This was a common issue in many GM vehicles that is typically caused by a short in the system that controls these features. Tracing the short can be very time consuming and difficult to track down. If you would like...
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Car makes thudding noise and shudders at low speed
Your car seems to have what is called a "limited slip" rear end which controls the amount of power coming from the drive train to ensure that the power is evenly distributed to both wheels. The limited slip clutch packs...
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Vibration in the steering wheel when turning into a parking spot or driveway.
Hi there. This sounds like there could be a potential problem in the power steering system. A shuddering/sticking valve in the steering rack, a weak power steering pump, or low fluid level may be the cause. For an issue like...
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Where can i find my cabin air filter on my 2006 Buick Rainier?
If the vehicle is equipped with one, you can find it by lowering the glove box and looking behind it for the filter cover. Remove the cover and filter will be inside. If you find that the cover is not...
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Air vent problems - 2006 Buick Rainer
Hello, thanks for writing in. Either your blower motor is bad or the blower resistor is bad. You should also check the cabin air filter to make sure it is not clogged. If you would like to have this done,...
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brake and abs light won't go off after replaceing brake pads and ft. rotors.
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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How will I know if it's my valve timing control? Will this mess with my vehicle wanting to start also?
Hi there. The valve timing controls are pressurized and operated electronically and engine oil pressure. First perform an oil change with a new filter to ensure a good clean engine. If the timing is still not right and the engine...
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Replaced rt.& Left Rotors and brake pads. Also Rt. hub. the problem is ABS & brake light still come on. Does this have be reset ? 2004 Buick Ranier
Hello - the short answer is "Yes", the ABS problem code needs to be cleared with an appropriate Scan/Reset tool. This also begs the question "Was the ABS specific code read when the ABS light first came on, so that...
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Will low differential fluid in my buick rainier cause jerking when turning vehicle?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The rear differential will make the vehicle skip or turn roughly when backing up or in a forward gear. It will feel as if the 4 wheel drive is active, and cause issues with...
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Hello, I drive a 2004 Buick Rainier V8 and it's currently misfiring on cylinder 2 and 6 so what I did was I replace the coil packs
A bad oxygen sensor can definitely contribute to the cause of a misfire. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of...
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When I press on the gas, it feels like it's pulling and making a grinding noise..i drive a 2006 Buick Ranier, what could be causin
Hi there. In most cases, when the car pulls to one side and you hear a grinding noise as the car accelerates, it is caused by a wheel bearing that is beginning to fail. Wheel bearings enable wheels on a...
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Key stuck in the acc position. Car will not start
It sounds like you have an ignition switch that has failed. Inside the switch is a set of tumblers that the key is designed to fit into. When these tumblers wear out over time due to the key being inserted...

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