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Old cars in accidents. I found some old time pictures that I want to share. Where was the IIHS when they were needed?
Gonna need an alignment.
You've done a great job of describing the sound.
I would suspect a shock or strut making the noise OR there may be a covering over the rod that moves in and out. The covering is a plastic with ribs.
But another source may be a sway bar called stabilizer bar. They run through rubber bushings that hold them so that the rod has to twist when one wheel goes up or down relative to the other wheel. I have had a car where that rubber against the rod made a scrunching sound sometimes. If I was driving in rain, that didn't happen because the water lubed the surface. Dealer spray a molybdenum spray on the rubber bushing where it met the rod of the stabilizer bar.
There may be a stabilizer bar on the rear of your vehicle as well as the front.
Can you go over a speed bump at an angle so that only one wheel goes up over it while the other front wheel stays flat. That would help eliminate some parts.
There also might be a noise coming from rubber bushings where the A-arm meets the frame.
Orange that looks nice. I could taste an orange when near the car.
@andre1969 said: Imidazol, you nailed it...just plugged in the code reader. P0446! I tried looking it up online, looks like it could be the evaporative canister, or a fuel pressure sensor.
Remove and test the purge valve FIRST. I got fooled by the codes thinking I had a vent valve problem. And the book doesn't say the sensor or canister as first choices in troubleshooting.
See IM I sent you for more info and pictures.
@bgrossenbacher said: is a picture of the dash of my 03 Rendezvous. I have been looking for a replacement HVAC control module that looks like what is displayed with no luck. Does anyone know of a used replacement? Is there a compatible replacement that looks different?
Rockauto offers it for $252 new. It's used only from 2002-2007 Rendezvous.
Search on car-part.com for option CJ3 for the heat control. That's manual with auxiliary control for passenger side.
Verify that RPO label "CJ3" on the trunk tag that shows all the options on your vehicle. It's probably on the top of spare tire cover.
Note the one column shows grade of part for quality in appearance. Another column sorts based on distance from Zip Code you entered so you can find yards closer to call. Note the column that shows the year Rendezvous the part is on.
Also ask about pick and pull parts to do yourself in your area.
But some of these are showing $100-85 from car-part.