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Advice on using oil combinations and changing oil
Yes, I would use a higher-quality filter because if you do use a higher-quality filter with that synthetic oil, you can change your oil every 7,000 or 10,000 miles instead every 5,000 miles or 3,000 miles. I would use a...
Am I safe to drive with squealing coming from the engine?
The squealing noise you've described does sound like the accessory drive belt is slipping. Something is still not correct with the belt or tensioner. It needs to be inspected by an experienced mechanic. Ensure that they check pulley alignment and...
Radiator takes water out in the top radiator hose is bone dry and water is not running through it
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Buick Rendezvous. When the engine is cold, the thermostat will remain closed and keep coolant circulating through the engine to be warmed up faster. Once the coolant inside reaches operating temperature,...
Rear passenger tire has slight inward tilt
Any time there is abnormal wear on the tire, you know something is wrong. The fact that you can see the inward tilt of the wheel is not good. It could be a wheel bearing, but this would accompany a...
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...
Battery plate
Hi there: It depends on where the hold-down strap is located that is rusted. If there are two individual bolts on either side of the battery, you can cut the one closest to you that is easier to access and...
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...
Won't stay running dies
Any number of things can cause this issue, but it sounds related to your charging system. If it starts with a jump, then stalls out after running or being driven for a short time, your alternator may not be charging....
05 Buick rendezvous power steering pump and pulley
No, these are two different styles of power steering pumps. I would recommend purchasing the correct factory power steering pump for your 2005 Buick Rendezvous. If you need assistance with installation, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your...
2002 Buick Rendevous won't start
In addition to having a working battery, you will also need a good ground. Make sure all of the electrical connectors are tight and that the battery was installed properly. There are other systems to make sure are working correctly,...
Car will not crank. Has good batt and good starter. The shift indicated position and all fuses have been checked.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. The codes for lost communication may have a lot to do with your no crank problem. The lost communication may be due to a loose connection or...
When start out driving when accelerate does good to 2000 rpm and then when go to accelerate more it drops off and have to let off
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing some sort of engine performance issues. Problems accelerating under load can be caused by many things. A few common causes are issues with the ignition, engine management,...
Oil leaking after oil change
Hi, thanks for writing in. Check the oil filter to see if it is wet with oil. If it is then the oil filter gasket from the old oil filter was not removed, causing the new oil filter to not...
Thermostat needle going to just past hot side
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is a sign of a faulty or sticking thermostat which is what regulates the coolant flow in and out of your car engine. When this is stuck and closed, it can cause the coolant...
Trying to pass emissions test. Failed once. Code P0449
Hello, thank you for writing in. Code P0449 will set when the system sees that the position of the vent valve, and the voltage for its position, do not match. There could be a wiring problem, a faulty hose, or...
Okay so this is all very stupid I know. So I was doing donuts (yes doing donuts in my fwd suv)
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Buick Rendezvous. From what you've described, you most likely damaged the transmission. You will need to take the vehicle to a transmission mechanic to fix this particular issue. If you'd like a second...
My steering wheel is making a noise as I turn
Hi, thanks for writing in. Depending on the noise the steering wheel makes and where it is coming from, this may be a few things. If it is a whining noise coming from under the hood, it is quite likely...
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...
The car smells of gas, probably has a leak
When an air conditioning refrigerant leak is being detected, a mechanic will often use an electronic leak detector that is specifically designed to 'sniff' for a specific refrigerant. These electronic leak detectors are also made to detect fuel leaks. I...
My car keeps having issues - 2003 Buick Rendevouz
Hello there, you have a few different faults going on with your 2003 Buick Rendezvous. If multiple lights come on and the car lacks power, the most likely cause would be an electrical fault. The most common electrical faults would...

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