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How do I turn on the 4 drive of a 2004 Buick Rainier. Where is it located?

How can I turn on or make the 4 wheel drive work. When road condition is bad, I want to turn it on but I do not know how to do it. Also where is the switch or part located.

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The Buick Rainier is AWD and doesn't give you the option. Only the TrailBlazer and Envoy have the option to switch to 2WD or 4WD.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

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SOURCE: Where is the thermostat on a 2004 buick rainier?

It is locater under the housing that connects the large radiator hoe to the engine block. Under that cap that is held on with 2 or 3 bolts you will find it. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate my answer, thanks.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I locazte/replace the air filter in my 2004 Buick Rainier

Hi. the air filter is in a cylindrical looking device that is connected to the intake throttle body, via plastic flex hose. it runs horizontal. you will have to un clip the plastic housing and extract the filter. i will post a picture below.


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SOURCE: 2004 Buick Rainier Steering Wheel Key Stuck in ignition

make sure the shifter is in park.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the thermostat located at on a 2004 Buick

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Fig. Thermostat mounting-4.2L engine

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 buick rainier with a sagging rear

The suspension levelors are vaucumn controlled, look for a leak in the vacumn lines and the levelors, sometimes to ease up your search you may use a spray solution of soapy water while the system is engaged to try to pin point the source of the leak.
Kinked, twisted, pinched or broken vacumn hoses are a straight forward sure sign of the problem repair/replace the defect and recheck your work to be sure it is repaired properly after the fix.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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These are side products of the all wheel drive system, incombo with the locking rear dfferentials.

You'll find the auto-lockers will tend to do that following a tight turn, particularly when you're doing it quickly.

The thud is similar in nature; it's just the All wheel system trying to figure out where to put the power.

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