Question about 2006 Buick Rainier
The vehicle, which is an automatic, makes a low "thud" sound while in the lower gears with a slight lurch. Once it shifts into higher gears, it seems to disappear. If I increase acceleration, there are no lurches, but while slowly accelerating, and the engine is warm, there is a sort of "thud... thud... thud..." timed evenly apart, each with a lurch. It's not as bad as it used to be, but it still occurs from time to time enough to be an annoyance.
The dealership service center claims the vehicle's computer is learning our driving habits and trying to adjust its shift points accordingly. The vehicle does have a sophisticated "driver 1, driver 2" setting, but if this is the case, shouldn't there be an option to override this "learning" feature and assign a default shift pattern?
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sir I would first change my filter. When you do you should be able to acertain if anything is wrong by what yuo find in your pan. I think your clutchs are probably bad, but with out being able to scan it I don't have any other ideas. I have been lucky a couple of time before and changing the filter solved my problem. Your car is in limp mode generally you have reverse and second gear. 1st gear and reverse use the same clutches, so I am wondering if maybe you have second gear only!
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
SOURCE: 2001 buick regal gs 3.8L
Sounds like a plugged catylic convertor. You might check with a GM dealer to make sure if it falls in the Special Policy coverage to get it replaced under warrenty, it has to have less than 120,000 miles on it though.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
On a lot of vehicles there is a transmission speed sensor that receives data that tells it how fast the car is going and shifts accordingly. If this sensor is bad the transmission can't function properly. I would have this checked, they are not that terribly expensive, and not that hard to change on most vehicles. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
You could have any of these problems:
1) vacuum leak- broken air hose or disconnected air hose.
2) water in the gasoline- add a water remover to you gas tank.
3) bad or disconnected spark plug wire(s).
If this were my Forester, I'd take it to a mechanic who has a electronic engine tester..
Posted on May 07, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 02, 2017 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks
Oct 29, 2013 | Ford F-250 Cars & Trucks
Mar 20, 2012 | 1999 Chrysler Sebring
Nov 15, 2010 | 1998 Honda Passport
Sep 16, 2010 | 1993 Plymouth Voyager
Aug 05, 2010 | 1992 Chevrolet K1500
Jan 25, 2010 | 1998 Honda Accord
May 16, 2008 | 1990 Suzuki Sidekick
292 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: