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Buick Rainier Worn Valve Seats May Cause Engine Misfire

Buick Rainier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006

Engines Affected: 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 5.3L V8

Average Mileage: 75,333 mi (65,000 mi - 82,000 mi)


The engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacement of the cylinder head may be required to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 5.3L V8, 82,000 mi

    mt engine came on and the car rattles a little at rest.....was told one of the cylinders were misfiring and may need to change cylinder head will have car checked this week...was not told how much this will pressure was low in one cylinder and so is my cash right now...

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 79,000 mi

    the engine was miss firing pretty bad.i brought the rainier to the dealership. they confirmed the valve seats in cylinders 4 and 6 were worn and the head needed to be replaced at a cost of $3,200.00. the cost over run was so great the final cost was $5,800.00. oh, by the way when a mechanic snaps off the 2 rear head bolts trying to remove them you will pay dearly

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  • okayc, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 65,000 mi

    Had to have the head replaced, very expensive. GM did cover the parts however, it still cost me 1700.00.

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