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Thermostat not working
Hello. If a thermostat is completely stuck closed, then it does need to be replaced without driving the vehicle. If it is not opening then it will be very easy to overheat the engine. If you need to have this...
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Temp gauge goes up and down
Hi there. The temperature sensor is the device used to determine the estimated engine coolant temperature reading. The sensor itself is not always perfect. This device sends a signal to the computer and in some cases, the instrument cluster as...
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Service engine light came on.
Hello, this code represents a slow acting thermostat getting to engine operating temperature which is about 195 degrees. The computer monitors the time to get to operating temperature, if it takes too long it will set this code. The issue...
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Oil light is on
There are a variety of possibilities that could be at play here. The oil light may have come on due to low oil pressure which may be what has caused the rattling you hear. If this is the case, there...
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My car won't start.
It sounds as if you may have two separate issues related to the fuel system going on here. The fuel gauge may be inaccurate; this is caused by the fuel sending unit, which is a unit inside the fuel tank...
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Car making noise when turning.
Hello, without hearing the noise, lets start with the two most common causes. If it is a moaning or groan type of noise, the first thing to be check is the level of the power steering fluid. If the fluid...
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Car keeps dying
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. To find the cause of your drain a parasitic draw test must be performed. A parasitic draw test is performed by disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery and hooking a multimeter...
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05 Buick rendezvous won't start new battery new starter and alternator is good what could it be
You have not specified whether the starter motor works or not versus a circumstance where the engine does crank (turn over) but won't catch and run. I will cover both scenarios for you. Check to see if there are any...
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I have a 2006 Buick Rendezvous I was just brought it and I work for the railroad so I hook power inverter up to the battery it's o
You did not mention if the fan is blowing out the vent or not? If it is and window is fogging up then you may have a clogged heater core and may need to have the cooling system flushed out...
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My 2004 Buick Rendezvous Service Engine Soon light is on. What does this mean
the check engine light comes on for the computer sensed a problem in the systems that it monitored. There can be many different reasons for it to come on from a loose gas cap to sensor failures. You will need...
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Whenever the gears shift it jerks why
Hi John. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. Quite often a clunking or jerking motion while shifting is typically an indication of a fluid obstruction in the hydraulic lines of the transmission. However, it can also be caused...
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My engine heats up very quickly and steam/heat comes out from under the hood. I think it might be a heater core hose leak.
If you think you have a coolant leak, you need to stop driving the car. Running the car while it is low on coolant can do some pretty serious engine damage in fairly short order. You can have this thing...
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2003 Buick rendezvous won't crank when I turn key just clicking noise in very cold weather.
Hi Rashaun. Thanks for sending your question to us today. If you're able to start the vehicle with a jump-start, then it's likely that your battery has lost cranking amps. This usually happens when an alternator breaks or other charging...
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where is the emergency fuel shut off switch located on a2004 buick rendezvous with a 3.4 liter engine
Most of the time if the vehicle has one of these switched it will be located in the rear near the fuel pump itself. It is also possible that this switch could be located near the fuse box up in...
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2004 Buick Rendezvous - Random metallic grinding sound when accelerating and/or braking
Brakes can make a whole variety of sounds under a whole variety of conditions. So it may just be that it is time for brake pads again. Or it could be that there is an issue with a wheel bearing...
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Why does your service engine soon light come on
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a large number of reasons why the check engine light would come on. To find out what the warning is trying to tell you, you need to have it scanned for diagnostic...
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My 2007 Buick Rendezvous' Transmission Shift Lever is stuck in R for reverse.
Hi Gerry. Quite often, the main reason why the gear shifter will become stuck in reverse is due to one of three things. First, the brake switch might be stuck or damaged. Second, the ignition key cylinder itself might be...
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2007 rendezvous cxl where is fuel filter located at
This vehicle does not have a regular fuel filter but has a fuel strainer on the bottom of the fuel pump assembly inside the fuel tank.
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engine on buick rendezvous is making squealing noise...was told may be a belt....was low on transmission fluid....could the two be
The belt squeals due to a loose or weak tensioner or one of the components that is driven by the belt. You should have the belt tension checked and then inspect the belt for damage and glaze indication of component...

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