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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Bravada, Envoy, Rainer & TrailBlazer -> Radiator, Replace -> 4.2L Engine -> 5.3L Engine
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS

4.2L Engine

  • Drain engine coolant into suitable container.
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined in .
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove mounting nuts and bolts, then the radiator support shield.
  • Disconnect clamp and remove outlet radiator hose from radiator.
  • On models equipped with automatic transmission, disconnect quick connector and remove transmission cooler lines from radiator.
  • On all models, lower vehicle.
  • Remove mounting bolts and radiator support diagonal brace.
  • Disconnect Secondary Air Injection (AIR) reaction pump inlet ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Delco Dual Piston Sliding Caliper -> Brake System Bleed -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Manual Bleed -> Master Cylinder Bleed -> Pressure Bleed
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS

Manual Bleed

  • If vehicle is equipped with power brakes, remove vacuum reserve by applying brakes several times with engine off.
  • Fill master cylinder reservoirs with suitable brake fluid. Ensure to always keep master cylinder reservoirs at least half full during entire bleeding procedure.
  • If master cylinder is suspected to have air in bore, it must be bled first. To bleed master cylinder, proceed as follows:
    • Disconnect forward brake pipe connection at master cylinder.
    • Allow brake fluid to fill master cylinder bore until it begins to flow from forward pipe connector port.
    • Connect and ...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Relay, Terraza, Uplander & 2004-06 Envoy, Rainier & TrailBlazer
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS

Never clamp propeller shaft tubing in a vise. Clamping could dent or deform the tube causing an imbalance or unsafe condition. Always clamp on one of the yokes and support the shaft horizontally. Avoid damaging the slip yoke sealing surface. Nicks may damage the bushing or cut the lip seal.

Disassemble

  • Support propeller shaft in a line horizontal with table of a press.
  • Mark propeller shaft in order to show which end connects to transmission and which end goes to rear axle.
  • On models equipped with external snap ring retainers, proceed as follows:
    • Disassemble snap rings by ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS

Upon removal of starter, note if any shims are used. If shims are used, they should be installed in their original locations. After installation, if starter is noisy during cranking, remove one .015 inch double shim or add one .015 inch single shim to the outer bolt. If starter makes a high pitched whine after firing, add .015 inch double shims until noise ceases.

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove front steering gear crossmember rear mounting bolts.
  • Remove rear steering gear crossmember mounting bolts, then rear steering gear crossmember from vehicle.
  • Remove wire harness from harne...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Service Throttle Soon Indicator Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS

A "Service Throttle Soon" indicator lamp is mounted in the lower righthand instrument cluster corner on these models. It lights when the ignition is turned On, but should go out approximately 1-5 seconds after the engine starts.

Traditional throttle cables are no longer used on these models. The PCM receives signals from an electron...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at engine.
  • Remove hose from engine.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Drain coolin...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS

  • Rotate tensioner clockwise to release belt tension using suitable wrench, then remove belt.
  • Route belt over pulleys excep...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Ignition Switch Locations Diagram for 2004 Buick Rainier  4.2 L6 GASIgnition Switch Locations Diagram for 2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Passlock Sensor
  • Ignition Switch
  • Steering Column
  • Ignition Key Alarm Switch
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
  • Fuel Tank Component Locations Diagram for 2004 Buick Rainier  5.3 V8 GASFuel Tank Component Locations Diagram for 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Pump Assembly
  • Fuel Sender Assembly
  • Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor
  • Evaporative Emission Canister Vent Solenoid
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 Buick Rainier  5.3 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Injector 5
  • Fuel Injector 1
  • Fuel Injector 3
  • Fuel Injector 7
  • Idle Air Control Motor
  • 2004 Buick Rainier  4.2 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Audio Amplifier
  • HVAC Control Module Auxiliary
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier 4.2 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 Buick Rainier AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2004 Buick Rainier cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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