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Buick Rendezvous CXL: My AWD disable light is always on. Does

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My AWD disable light is always on. Does this mean that I am only driving with front wheel drive? With winter weather coming, how do I fix the problem?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

correct, as long as the AWD disable light is on, you dont have AWD.

Have you had the computer read for stored fault codes? if so, what are they?

If not, this is the starting point. The fault codes stored in the control module tell us the area of concern. without these, it is just guessing in the dark as there are over 40 AWD fault codes and impossible to know which one is set.

once you get the fault codes, you can post them here and I can go from there in diagnosing
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I will get you the fault code later today.
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
hi,

ok, sounds good and I am here all day and into the evening
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I called the repair shop that I took the car into a week ago and they said the code indicated that the rear valves to the AWD system needed to be replaced. Estimated cost $450. Have you heard of this before? He did not provide me with a code, should I go back in and get a code?

 

Thank you for your help.

Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
hi,

what year rendezvous?
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.


what year rendezvous?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
2002
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

I am going to need the code for this one
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Ok...thank you. I will see if I can get the code.

 

It may take a few days to get it vback in the shop and the code to you.

Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
Ok great let me know.

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