Question about 2004 Buick Rendezvous
on the bottom of your engine there is the bottom of the oil pan. there will be a bolt on it usually in the corner. you will need to pull the bolt and the oil will drain out of the car. you will also need to replace the filter. if you stand in front of your car with the hood up and look straight down you should see a canister on the side of the engine. it will have finger grips on the end of it. it may be white/orange/black ect depending on what brand the filter is. you will need to pull that and replace it as well. it turn counter clockwise to come out . when you install the new filter it is highly recemmended that you take a little bit of oil and run it on the gasket of the new filter. after it is installed and the drain plug is re-installed you can now put new oil in the car. you can do this by looking on the top of your engine and there will be a cap with yellow letters on it. you will need to turn it counter clock wise as well to take the cap off. than fill the engine back up with oil. on your model it should take between 5 to 6 quarts of oil. you can ask you auto store retailer to be sure how much you need to get. and what type. EX: 10w-30,10w40,ect.....
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Posted on Dec 13, 2008
No, it is better to change the oil every 3 month's or 3,000 miles, which ever comes first. Over a period of time the oil breaks down and becomes thick and sludgy, and won't circulate to the valve train the way it should, then you end up with serious engine problems.Trust me, Ive worked on cars for 40 years.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
SOURCE: I need to reset my oil change.
Turn on the key and within 5 seconds press the gas pedall 3 times to the floor and then watch the change oil soon light blink a few times and it is reset for another term of driving.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
if its been two years and you love your car a trans service would'nt hurt. Number one reason transmissins fail is due to failure to service fluid. Other than that recommend a cabin air filter if it has'nt been changed in a year.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
my sister had the same problem. There are 2 sensors that can cause this when they go bad. One is the oil pressure switch, which is located near the oil filter. When the PCM reads this switch, and gets a low reading, it will automatically kill the engine. The switch costs around $4.00 and is a 5 minute replacement job. The other possibility is that the crank position sensor has gone bad. When this sensor goes bad, the PCM can't read the appropriate speeds of the crankshaft, and will adjust the fuel and air mixture to compensate, often times the engine will die because it is getting insufficient fuel and air. The Crank position sensor is located on the engine block near the water pump. It is around $40.00 and at the most a 30 minute replacement job if you are unfamiliar with the process. I hope this helps. I'm a vehicle mechanic in the Air Force, with roughly 7 years of experience on the floor.
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
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