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 on: May 23, 2017, 07:51:50 AM 
Started by phaser125 - Last post by phaser125
Also this weekend after the "cleaning of the c305", my air conditioning blows nothing but warm air.  I'm beginning to think I'm cursed, as there should be no way these two things are related... Right?
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 on: May 23, 2017, 07:48:48 AM 
Started by phaser125 - Last post by phaser125
While I have a 2006 Buick Rendeavous 3.6l AWD (not an Aztek, but I know they share most of the guts and this connector in particular), I thought this was the most likely place to find someone with experience...

I've been having issues with the AWD Disable light being on (no ABS light or Service Traction, just the AWD disable).  I know it can be the solenoid valve in the rear but found the details about C305.  Well, that connector was completely full of water and corrosion.  It looked like one of the spring metal bits in the female side of the connector with the 3 wires for the AWD had corroded to the point of falling apart.  As a first attempt, I used a nail file to clean up the connectors as well as some electrical connector cleaning spray and did the best i could.  After cleaning the pins on all three connectors (the 8 way plug going to the fuel tank was badly corroded as well), I had a fuel guage stuck on EMPTY and a check engine light related to the fuel tank pressure.  After further messing around trying to clean up the connectors I gave up and removed them, directly soldering each cable.  I carefully made sure, and then re-checked last night, that all the wires from each harness goes to the correct wire inside the cabin.  Still, no gas guage and the check engine light comes back if I clear it.  After disconnecting the battery for a while to reset things and reconnecting, the fuel guage went briefly to the maximum "Full" position, but then suddenly drops back to EMPTY.  I've been trying to check voltages on the leads, but since I'm not 100% sure how it acts when everything is working normally, it's hard to tell.  If I disconnect the fuel guage sense wire (purple), leave it off, then disconnect the battery and reconnect, the fuel guage goes to full as expected, and stays there.  If I touch it briefly to the wire from the sending unit, the guage does not go down (despite the guage working perfectly before I cleaned the connectors), and if I leave it connected, it will stay on full for a minute or so and eventually "drop" to 0 and never go back up even if I disconnect the wire again, almost like something is getting overloaded.

BTW, the AWD Disable light is still on, so I didn't even fix that while apparently making everything else worse... Luckily the fuel pump wires are still keeping the engine running :-P
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 on: May 22, 2017, 01:18:44 PM 
Started by hardwaregrrl - Last post by hardwaregrrl
Dammit...thx PSU.  So what I've found out is that the frame on our loved  If you look at the bolt on hitch for our cars it has 2 holes to attach to the frame.  The rear hole on our frame is through metal that might be 2mm thick....where as the front hole the frame is at the very end of being 5mm thick.  Our frames are not designed to have any tounge weight other than the hitch itself.  Pretty irritated since I tow a lot and now my frame is cracked because the metal is so thin.  Time to look into welding options for the frame. 
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 on: May 21, 2017, 08:51:02 PM 
Started by Cokeologist - Last post by Majora097
I'm not sure this would be fully possible. They do sell aftermarket HUDs that you could use.
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 on: May 21, 2017, 08:48:12 PM 
Started by PSUAztek717 - Last post by Majora097
I would do that and add on a tranny cooler. Also, do a ChrisFix super flush for the coolant system.
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 on: May 21, 2017, 06:30:25 AM 
Started by mom2niltac - Last post by PSUAztek717
This article is why i joined the fan club....and bought a tek on a whim...hahah.
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 on: May 20, 2017, 05:48:48 PM 
Started by mom2niltac - Last post by Bill Salina
Hi and Welcome!

I have a 2003 aka "The Warthog" (after the vehicle in Halo).  Bought it used in 2005 while still under warranty.  Currently has over 120K miles.  It often has an issue or two (fuel gauge, transmission sometimes slips, lower intake manifold gasket leaks, front wheel bearings, etc), but has never let me down.  

10 years ago we had the Aztek rally and that was a blast.  I'm hoping we can do something like that again some day.

I'm also all the way over here in GA.  

One of my favorite accessories for my Aztek are the internal bike racks.  The racks are made from extruded aircraft aluminum and bolt to the hold downs where the back seats attach (once the seats are removed).  With my factory dark tinted windows in the back it's hard to tell that my bikes are back there.  A lot more secure than carrying them on a rear bike rack.  They were part of the bicycle accessory kit which included honeycomb pattern rubber mats (easy to clean and they look even better than the stock carpet mats).  I usually pull out the right side rear seat and bolt in just one of the racks (only pull out the other seat when I need to carry more than one bike).

I also have the hiking package which included backpacks that attach to the back of the front seats and black Aztek logo seat covers.  The accessory packages are really hard to find these days, so when you come across them, grab them!

These forums are mostly dead these days.  A lot of the original members have moved on to other vehicles, but some still stop in from time to time.  I've seen more new members popping up lately.  Not sure why that is, but it's great to see!

Lots of good info in the message base - very helpful if/when you run into a problem.  Someone has probably already had that problem and shared their solution to it.

Good luck with Baby!

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 on: May 20, 2017, 03:17:12 PM 
Started by Jaws - Last post by Majora097
I would love to tint mine too. It would look so good on the Teks
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 on: May 19, 2017, 03:45:17 PM 
Started by mom2niltac - Last post by Wingnutandme
Oops, forgot to say welcome!
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 on: May 19, 2017, 03:44:16 PM 
Started by mom2niltac - Last post by Wingnutandme
I also own an 05, a black Rally, with low miles (less than 100K). It was purchased last September from a dealer in Florida who deals in buying repos.  It looked like someone tap danced on the hood and a few things were either broken or removed and the back tires were super low profile and silly looking on the Rally rims on the back. With the help of a Pull-a-part location and two new tires, it's a great looking car now. Was even able to find the tent and air mattress still in the GM boxes. It also has the removable tray in back.

Unfortunely, we're all the way across the country in Georgia. Occasionally, I'll see one on the road here.
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