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Is it safe to drive a buick rendezvous with a worn rear suspension knuckle?

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"safe" is when everything is in good condition...Temporary use on short trips at low speed with slight wear is relatively safe, but it's a judgment call that needs to be made, based upon amount of wear. Best option always is to get it repaired.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009


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1996 buick regal custom has no coil springs on rear how do i change the shocks

26083109-sgzmnh3u5bmrsfnwqwi1so0h-1-0.gif Removal:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Scribe the strut-to-knuckle for proper installation.
  5. If equipped, remove the auxiliary spring, as outlined in this section.
  6. Remove the jack pad.
  7. Install rear leaf spring compressor tool J-35778, or equivalent. Refer to the Transverse Spring Assembly procedures in this section for installation details.
  8. Fully compress the spring, but do NOT remove the retention plates or the spring.
  9. Unfasten the two strut-to-body bolts.
  10. Remove the brake hose bracket from the strut.
  11. Remove the strut and auxiliary spring upper bracket from the knuckle.
To install:
  1. Position the strut to the body and knuckle bracket.
  2. Install the strut-to-body bolts and tighten to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
  3. Install the strut to the knuckle, aligning the scribe marks and tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm) for 1988-94 vehicles. For 1995-96 vehicles, tighten the bolts to 122 ft. lbs. (165 Nm).
  4. Install the brake hose bracket.
  5. Remove the spring compressing tool.
  6. Install the jack pad and tighten the retaining bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  7. If equipped, install the auxiliary spring.
  8. Install the wheel and tire assembly and install the lug nuts finger-tighten
  9. Carefully lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.

Feb 05, 2016 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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2002 Buick rendezvous air pump fuse good relay switched with known working one no power to air pump could a bad ignition switch cause the problem ? The key never gets removed.

If you are referring to the suspension air pump, it is automatic and will only operate if necessary to re-level the vehicle. If the vehicle is not leveling properly, check the level sensor at the rear axle for proper operation.

May 11, 2015 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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Gear stuck in neutral Buick rendezvous

This problem is due to, either, worn shifter linkage, or, bad fluid. First, try changing the fluid. If that doesn't fix it, check linkage for worn parts,

Mar 16, 2015 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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Rear Tires: Balding

if it has independent rear suspension then have the suspension rubbers checked and replace if necessary. Next for all wheel alignments it is essential that the rear end is aligned first to stop this tyre wear before the front wheels are aligned . IF you have leaf springs at the rear check for axle alignment and broken centre bolts or worn rubbers at the centre bolt mounts.

Mar 24, 2014 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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When changing gears, aloud clunking noise from underneath???not all the time just after it has been stopping and starting a lot.??


Jul 01, 2011 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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Considering buying a 2002 Rendezvous. Heard noises from rear end when going up/down driveway approach. Thought it may be the shocks. Told by mechanic that it is the rear 'knuckle'?

Not exactly great vehicles. The resale value doesn't hold up for trade in purposes. The engines still had issues with their intake gaskets. Yes it could still need shocks being more than 3 years old and would be a good idea if purchased. Let me know if you need any other information.

Mar 01, 2010 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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Rendezvous rear knucle bushing

look at it this way, put your fist in your palm. It should be a perfect fit. When it gets loose its because it lost its grease and had worn away medal. It will cause friction which in turn will create heat which could lead to a dagerous conditon not to mention its not holding the tire strait which can destroy a tire. It may last for awhile but I have seen the outcome when it decides to break. Gets expensive

Jul 28, 2009 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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Rear Suspension Knucle bushing

i found them at didn't have to buy the whole knuckle

Apr 28, 2009 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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1993 Grand Caravan rear suspension

I've seen a lot of spring shackle bushings worn out causing this.

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2004 Buick Rendezvous AWD Light Stays On

Our 2002 did the same thing. Easy cheap fix! Pull the wheel off and check the wiring that goes to the wheel sensor. You will find after removing a few inches of wrap, a broken wire or two. This could be on either wheel, so check both. Fix the wires back up and you are good to go. Hope this helps!

Jul 29, 2008 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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