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2004 Buick Rainier Transmission Problems

29 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Buick Rainier. 3 of these members (10.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 7 transmission repairs to 2004 Buick Rainiers--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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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   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 US $85 Leak from driver's side seal where CV axle enters differential 
87000   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   Transmission cooling lines rotted, repaired & refill fluid. 
83000   Front differential failed. Replaced with used unit. 

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