2002 Buick Rendezvous 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 101000 miles
Hi, I was reading your response to a 2004 buick rendezvous thermostat issue and I need help with my 2002. From what I have read, there are enough differences between the two 3.4L engines that do not make me comfortable enough to follow the 2004 directions.
My 2002 thermostat seems to be stuck open. The temperature doesn’t pass the 1st hash mark on the gauge and because of that, the heater doesn’t blow warm air. I see where the housing is, but am not sure exactly what I need to unbolt. I have changed thermostats in other vehicles without any issues, but I am intimidated. I don’t want to unbolt stuff without knowing what the torque for tightening is and/if there are is any need to purchase gaskets, etc.
Can you walk me through the ’02 process. I would rather spend the time and do it myself rather than have to take it to a mechanic and pay for the labor for a $15 part.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 8:52 AM