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Need to replace head gasket in my 2002 Buick Rendezvous 3.4l.

I am looking for the most thorough repair guide. I have an online subscription to Chilton's DIY but I am not impressed. The most pressing issue is how to gain access to the right head. Do I drop the engine or tilt it forward in its mounts?

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  • donkellett May 26, 2009

    OK, thanks I will check them out.

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