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2005 Buick Rendezvous: wont start..Park, you

Resolved Question:

2005 Buick Rendezvous wont start in Park, you have to pull


I have the same model, year, problem! How involved is the repair?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 5 years ago.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Sorry, what do you have to pull?

Customer:

2005 Buick Rendezvous, V6

GM Tech (Cam) :

When this happens, do you hear even a click from the starter?

GM Tech (Cam) :

DOes the shifter show neutral?

Customer:

The car sometimes will not crank in Park. Moving the shiftlever to neutral sometimes works, not always. Sometimes you need to put the shift lever in neutral and turn the steering wheels a bit to get it to crank. Wifes car, not with me right now.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Ok, one moment.

Customer:

How involved ($$) is the repair at a garage?

GM Tech (Cam) :

This could be a mode switch, wiring or something like that. WE will need to see what the computer sees. Since the ECM controls the start relay based on the transmission position, we need to see if the ecm is seeing park and neutral properly.

GM Tech (Cam) :

This could be 200 if wiring or so, or 1500 worst case if the switch inside the transmission is bad.

Customer:

If the switch inside the transmission were bad would hte car start at all?

GM Tech (Cam) :

It would depend on which contacts are working. I am thinking the chances if it being inside are lower than the chances of it being wiring.

Customer:

Is this a common problem with this year BUick Rendezvous?

GM Tech (Cam) :

no, it is not.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Atleast not that I have heard or see.

GM Tech (Cam) :

seen.

Customer:

Well, I guess it needs to go to a garage. Neighborhood or doe sthis absolutely require a Buick garage?

GM Tech (Cam) :

ANy skilled tech should have no issues finding this.

GM Tech (Cam) :

so if you have a local guy you trust then see him first.

Customer:

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX this fixed and I want some peace! Appreciate the help.

GM Tech (Cam) :

I understand!! YOu are most welcome.

GM Tech (Cam) :

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