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I have a 2002 Buick rendezvous my radiator has a leak when I open hood there was water spitting out from under the water pump is t
If your radiator and water pump are both leaking, my best recommendation would be to enlist the assistance of a qualfied professional to have them replaced. Allowing these parts to leak for an extended period of time can cause the...
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is this cheap to maintain and is it reliable
Any vehicle at that mileage could begin to be a risk. The reliability at that age shortens greatly, and you are likely to have numerous small problems. I would say 1500 is a little high for a vehicle of that...
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Car won't crank
It appears as if you might have a few non-related problems. If the engine won't crank, this will be due to a battery that is drained or the starter that is damaged. If it cranks but won't start, this could...
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Recently had rack and pinion replaced by backyard mechanic, now having problems shifting out of park? Coincidence or no?
Hi there. Unfortunately, if these concerns weren't there before the repair then they are most likely the result of the repair. Although her intentions were well, there are many mechanics such as this that have similar results. Replacing the steering...
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"Panic" stop - brakes went to the floor and pulsated. Now my anti-lock and trac off light is on. 2003 Buick Rendezvous
Hi there - I believe you have a problem with your braking system, possibly from the repair work just done on the vehicle. If you have safe braking function, I would take the vehicle back to the repair shop that...
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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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Car started losing oil and wouldn't accelerate
Hi there. From the description you have provided your vehicle's loss of oil needs to be repaired, before you continue driving, or this could result in catastrophic failure. The severe oil leak needs to be diagnosed and repaired, as soon...
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When I turn my car on the idle is high and it doesn't come down. When I drive, it basically drives itself.
Hi and thanks for your question. Check the gas pedal to see if it is coming all the way up. Check the throttle body to ensure that the throttle plate is not sticking. If everything is working correctly, check the...
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Cluster is acting up but car is still driveable is my bcm the trouble
Hello - no, this is not a body control module issue. Two things to check initially - the instrument panel fuse, which is behind an access cover on the face of the instrument panel, and ground wire connections to the...
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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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I need to replace plugs and wires and need to know how far forward I can roll the engine with an awd driveshaft and pto?
I would consult your Owners Manual for specifics, but most manufacturers provision the vehicle to be towed short distances at slow speeds safely. The important factor here would be that all 4 wheels are rolling the same speed (i.e. now...
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I have a problem with the temperature gauge - 2002 Buick Rendezvous
Hello. The temperature gauge is going to elevate based on the resistance of the sensor. The first thing to check is the temperature sending unit. The wires or the sensor itself may be corroded or damaged. This would cause extra...
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The AWD disable light is on in my 2006 Buick Rendezvous
Some systems require more than a code reader to find a fault. The AWD disable light means that there is a fault with that system. The AWD system controls torque (rotational force) to the four wheels. This is to improve...
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What could be wrong with my car?
If your gears are not shifting properly, there is a fault in the transmission that would have to be diagnosed. It would be a good idea to start by checking your transmission fluid level. If the level is too low,...
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Gas gauge is not working correctly
If the gauge pointer on the fuel gauge is registering incorrectly, or fluctuating excessively (it can move a little depending on vehicle angle and motion), there could be a problem with the sending unit in the gas tank, the dash...
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Car won't stay running unless MAF is unplugged.
Short of a vacuum leak, this seems to indicate to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. As you know, the idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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The back of my car makes a noise when turning somewhat hard - it's not the noise when you do turn too hard
Does the noise sound like it might be a grinding or maybe a clicking noise? A grinding noise might come from a loose or broken component moving around during turns. Clicking noises might come from a worn axle where the...
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Intermittent "no start" or dies while running fine on highway - what's wrong? 2003 Buick Rendezvous
Hi there: Once the vehicle starts, the job of the battery is pretty much done; which means if you're having issues with the vehicle shutting off, it's most likely caused by ignition system components; such as a the distributor or...
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Hello. My service traction, trac off, and anti lock lights come on a few times while driving. What could this mean?
Hello. When the vehicle is first started the computer very quickly runs a series of test on various systems of the car. If one of these systems sends back a bad reading the warning lights will come on. As the...
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Car still overheats after new thermostat & waterpump, heater blows cold
Hi there. The first thing that comes to mind is the cooling system was not properly diagnosed and/or the cooling system was not properly bled, after repairs were performed. A cooling system flush could resolve the air trapped issue. I...

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