2004 Buick Rainier Buick Rainier 2004

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2004 Buick Rainier repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

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2004 Buick Rainier 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

37000 mi

US $100
AWD would not engage and the front wheels would not function leaving the AWD truck a 2WD vehicle. 
39000 mi MV has intermittently had a problem with the drive train binding up. Additionally, there has been a distinct thump sometimes when stopped and the car is in drive feeling almost like you have been rearended. 
77000 mi

US $85
Leak from driver's side seal where CV axle enters differential 
87000 mi Leak from driver's side seal where CV axle enters differential 

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2004 Buick Rainier 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

61000 mi

US $850
AWD inoperable. Replaced output shaft and carrier bearing 
63700 mi

US $10
Transmission cooling lines rotted, repaired & refill fluid. 
83000 mi

US $2200
Front differential failed. Replaced with used unit. 

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2004 Buick Rainier 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $1200
REPLACED ALL TRANSFERED CASE SEALS. WHERE LEAKING. $75 FOR REPAIR REPLACED REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY. GEARS BROKE. GOT USED ONE FOR $200 
87700 mi

US $400
REPLACED TRANSMISSION LINES REPLACED BOOTS, SEALS, FRONT DRIVE AXLES 

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