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Overheating
Hi There, This can be caused by a number of things in addition to your thermostat which has been replaced. You may have a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch...
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My engine was overheating and then it started making noise and not running right. 2005 Buick Rendevous
Hi there. If the engine was overheating to the point that it was making noise then you may have some serious internal engine issues. Since it is running poorly now the engine needs to be checked for any internal damage....
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About how much is it to fix an alternator on Rendezvous Buick?
Billing question sent to CS for the repair or replacement of the alternator on a 2002 Buick Rendezvous with a V6-3.4L engine.
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Overheating and heat blowing cold
Hi There, This may be a result of a leaking heater core. When there is a leak in the heater core, this can cause the motor to lose coolant via the heater core while also causing a loss in heat...
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Check Engine Light is on and transmission problem
Hello, What you are describing sounds like a transmission that may be low on transmission fluid or potentially have some internal component problems such as a faulty solenoid or bad control module. When the transmission is not functioning properly, this...
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Full system failure and no power to the vehicle
Hi there. Check all of the grounds to the vehicle from the engine to the frame and from the chassis (body) to the frame. A faulty or loose ground will cause multiple issues with the engine and electrical systems. If...
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My buick rendezvous thermostat is not regulating the engine temp right. Will my motor burn up
Servicing the transmission MAY help. I emphasize the MAY because of the mileage on the vehicle and not knowing the service history at all, let alone when the transmission was last serviced or if it has ever been serviced at...
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Car Trouble
Hi there. In most cases, the symptom you are describing is caused by a vacuum leak, or malfunction of fuel system or ignition system component. If your check engine light has illuminated while driving, it's possible that error codes are...
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Headlights do not work.
Hi there. Depending on where the coolant sprayed out when the radiator hose came off will depend on what failed. If the lights had the coolant on them, then the light itself was shorted out. If the coolant went into...
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If I use the radiator flush cleaner,,will that unclog the radiator
Hello, flushing the coolant system involve removing the thermostat of the engine to do a complete job. The contaminants in the system can block the thermostat’s passage way. When you have this type of break down with coolant it...
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All my gears work but drive and 3rd gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing issues with the transmission. The first step to take is having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, and use them to help point you in the right direction. If...
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Car doesnt move
If the car will drive in reverse or it will move if you manually select the 2nd or 1st gear ranges, then you have a broken forward apply band. If there is no movement in ANY range, that could be...
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Check engine light
Hi Shawnice, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle such as the catalytic converters you mentioned. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow...
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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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Low oil pressure light came on when I started the car.
The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things could be happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil, the oil pump could be failing or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly...
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Vehicle is dead - no electrical
Hi there. In general, when this type of problem occurs, it is due to a battery that is completely dead, battery cables that are damaged, or a main electrical relay that has broken. In order to repair this issue, you...
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I have a 2002 buick rendezvous and I'm looking to possibly swap the 3400 for an lx9 3.5
The re-designed gasket (Fel-Pro, for example, in the aftermarket) for the lower intake manifold on this engine, and the revised installation procedure, provide a 100% effective resolution to the notorious leak issue that you are referring to. With regard to...
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I have a 2004 Buick Rendevouz that doesn't want to start. At first, it had a hesitation problem and it died at low rp
The camshaft position sensor will make the engine run but poorly. Check the crankshaft position sensor to see if its damaged or unplugged. A damaged crankshaft position sensor will cause a no spark condition. If you need further assistance with...
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Shaking when braking.
What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads...
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I had my motor put in a different Buick rendezvous now it has a high idle?
Unless the vehicle you placed it in was an exact interchange for the specific engine, the vehicle's PCM might not be compatible which will cause all sorts of anomalies. PCM's vary from year to year and are matched to the...

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