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  • Darren
    Darren - 2004 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 11/17/2014
    When i apply the breaks air leaks form somewhere above the break pedel what is causing this and who do i fix it
    Also the breaks are slow to engage
     
    • CVO
      11/17/2014 CVO
      Check the power brake booster, the air could leak from a broken air vacuum.
  • Jerry
    Jerry - 2002 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 11/6/2014
    What causes a clunking sound when I release the brake?
    While driving, after braking to a stop, when I release the brake I get a loud clunking sound and a slight movement of the vehicle from the release. This response is consistent; it happens every time. The mileage on the vehicle is over 238 thousand miles. It ...
     
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  • rkw1955
    rkw1955 - 2004 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 10/29/2014
    2004 Buick Lesabre I have taillights but no brake lights. Have tried replacing the stoplight switch already. Could it
    tried replacing bulb, fuse and stoplight switch
     
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  • rkw1955
    rkw1955 - 2004 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 10/29/2014
    2004 Buick Lesabre I have taillights but no brake lights. Have tried replacing the stoplight switch already. Could it
    Tried replacing bulb, fuse,and stoplight switch
     
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  • Sonny
    Sonny - 2003 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 10/21/2014
    Problem bleeding brakes.
    I'm sick of trying so I've come for your directions.
     
    • GT500Knights
      10/21/2014 GT500Knights
      Method 1: you will need a helper for this. Key off engine off. Ensure brake fluid reservoir is topped off, cap on tight. Grab appropriate size wrench and a container to catch fluid. Beeding procedures are typically done in the following wheel order: rear right, rear left, front right, front left. Get under the car and prepare to open bleeder valve. Tell your helper to depress brake pedal (not too hard). Open bleeder valve, close bleeder valve, tell helper to release brake. Repeat this until clean fluid comes out. Between each wheel check fluid level.

      Method 2: gravity bleed. Open all bleeder valves and allow fluid to slowly drain, do not depress brake pedal, ensure fluid level remains topped off
      Method 3: vacuum pump. Using a clear piece of tube, connect to top of bleeder valve. Other end connects to nipple of catch container, and then another tube connects from catch container to vacuum pump. Open valve and pump vacuum until air is no longer visible and fluid is clean.
  • superbabe742
    superbabe742 - 2003 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 10/19/2014
    ABS light/Brake light/Traction light all on
    The ABS light, Brake light, and Traction light all came on a few months ago one day when I started my 2003 LeSabre. The car has only 73,000 miles on it. The same day the lights came off, they went back off. A few months later, they all came on again and went off a ...
     
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  • superbabe742
    superbabe742 - 2003 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 10/19/2014
    ABS light/Brake light/Traction light all on
    The ABS light, Brake light, and Traction light all came on a few months ago one day when I started my 2003 LeSabre. The car has only 73,000 miles on it. The same day the lights came off, they went back off. A few months later, they all came on again and went off a ...
     
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  • Barbara Spears
    Barbara Spears - 2013 Buick Regal - Brakes - 9/19/2014
    Is it common to have to change the front brakes and rotors after 18,000 miles?
    Purchased 5/2013 also purchased service maintenance package. On 3rd visit had to have an alignment. on 4th visit 21,000 miles had to have brake pads replaced and rotors turned. Now on 7th visit 39,000 miles and the pads need to be replaced again & rotors have to be ...
     
    • jdl
      9/19/2014 jdl
      That sounds like a lot to me. Just my opinion. You need to do some of your own maintenance. That way, you can inspect your own brake pads and rotors, other issues as well. Were the old rotors cracked or deeply grooved? There is usually a minimum thickness spec for the rotors, I don't have that spec in front of me. When the rotors get close to minimum thickness, replace. The person that did the work may have been trying to just keep you safe.

      If the brake pad material thickness starts getting close to the thickness of the pad backing plate, I replace. A little sooner wouldn't hurt anything. Just my opinion.
  • Jeremy *auto tech*
    Jeremy *auto tech* - 1996 Buick Century - Brakes - 8/14/2014
    ABS/ traction control light and performance
    So at times when driving my Buick *whether in the winter, or on dry/wet roads*the ABS will act up. you will hear a grinding noise, accompanied with loss of pressure in the brakes. I have checked my brake lines, and the whole system, flushed the brake fluid, and all ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      8/14/2014 Chevy doctor
      Its caused by abs sensor malfunction or the wiring going to abs sensor.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 8/2/2014
    Anti lock lite come on
    Anti lock and traction control lite come on
     
    • Chevy doctor
      8/2/2014 Chevy doctor
      The abs light is on usually from a wheel speed sensor issue in one of your hubs or the one of the harnesses that plug in your front sensors. The harnesses run along your front lower control arms.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 8/1/2014
    Anti lock and traction control lite come on
    Show service engine light also
     
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  • bob
    bob - 2003 Buick Park Avenue - Brakes - 7/26/2014
    2003 buick park ave problem. when in put in gear all gauges start fluctuating up and down. When car goes into park it qu
    2003 buick park ave problem. when in put in gear all gauges start fluctuating up and down. When car goes into park it quits. 2x when I turned to the right abs light went on and gauges were ok. only happened twice though. when abs light comes on the gauges start ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      7/26/2014 Chevy doctor
      More than likely there is a short in the IPC or known as the cluster. If you are not experiencing any voltage fluctuations such as lights flickering. Then your alternator should be charging. The park avenues have had cluster issues but its usually one gauge or 2 gauges that the needle flipped around. Make sure your battery doesn't have a bad cell or loose connections.
      Chevy doctor
      7/26/2014 bob
      I do side work repairing clusters. The problem is usually bad solder joints on the 150 ohm resistor. There so small they look like diodes. I go to radio shack and buy a 5 pack for $1.29. The resistors from RS are much larger so soldering is hard. You can take you finger and just lightly touch the resistors and they will fall off. Thanks for the answer any other suggestions are welcome.
  • bob
    bob - 2003 Buick Park Avenue - Brakes - 7/26/2014
    2003 buick park ave problem. when in put in gear all gauges start fluctuating up and down. When car goes into park it qu
    2003 buick park ave problem. when in put in gear all gauges start fluctuating up and down. When car goes into park it quits. 2x when I turned to the right abs light went on and gauges were ok. only happened twice though. when abs light comes on the gauges start ...
     
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  • darrell
    darrell - 2002 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 7/1/2014
    Break light, ABS light, and Tire pressure lights are on at the same time. what does that mean?
    the car drives fine with no signs of breaks not working. no sounds or grinding. can I fix this myself?
     
    • AutoMD Member
      7/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I'm just gonna throw a guess out there, but it's probably an ABS sensor on one of your wheels. That could explain the brake light and ABS light. Not quite sure why the tire pressure light is on though.

      For a while, my ABS light was on, and it was because of a bad sensor and a bad wheel bearing. So it's probably one of those two. The only part that sucks, is there are four sensors on any given car with ABS brakes... So it'll be a pain to figure out which sensor it is, if the sensor is even the problem.

      If I were you, I'd use a code scanner to pinpoint what exactly the problem is.
      Good luck!!!
      AutoMD Member
      7/2/2014 darrell
      thank you.
  • darrell
    darrell - 2002 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 6/30/2014
    Break light, ABS Light, and Tire pressure lights are on at same time. What does this mean?
    The car drives great with no sign that anything is wrong. Can I fix this myself?
     
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