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  • bob
    bob - 2001 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 9/27/2010
    Took a 2001 buick lesabre for a test drive ran out great but I was checking out the buttons on the left of the speedomet
    speedometer and pressed the Eng/Met I then noticed the speed was showing 20 miles faster than we were going. What is the problem. I would really like to buy this car The car was not racing when this happened
     
    • AutoServiceTech@TCTC
      You could have just set the miles per hour into kilometers per hour. It should say in the manuel how to put it back into mph.
  • deirramd
    deirramd - 1993 Buick Roadmaster - Engine - 9/26/2010
    What is causing my engine to misfire?
    A 1993 Buick Roadmaster Limited with 130034 miles.Just had a tuneup.replaced spark plugs,rotor,distributor cap.spark plug wires.Engine runs good when cold, but runs rough when warm. Acceleration is poor.The check engine light is off while engine is running.All vac. ...
     
    • deirramd
      9/26/2010 deirramd
      checked the above and all were good. the problem was, one spark plug wire was touching a metal piece on the engine which caused my misfire....thanks bobby for ur help.
    • Bobby
      9/9/2010 Bobby
      check the fuel pressure, this could be a fuel problem, also this could be a sensor problem, check the map and egr
  • Donna
     
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  • jeanice
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/24/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Never heard of it. Need more detail obviously, sorry. Funny slang name for a car part.
  • erich64
    erich64 - 1995 Buick Park Avenue - Engine - 9/24/2010
    I need to replace the A/C compressor clutch
    The A/C compressor is grinding badly. I want to replace it but the local shop wants 500 dollars. Can I perform this myself and are there step by step instructions online?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/24/2010 HouseCallAuto
      There are step by step procedures and pictures in a repair manual that you can buy almost anywhere online. Personally I would buy a remanufactured compressor that comes with the clutch attached. Trying to change just the clutch will require pullers and other tools you will not have.
  • Rachel
    Rachel - 2002 Buick Regal - Engine - 9/24/2010
    Why did my car lose power while on the road?
    it stoped and all the dash light fluttered then completely died. started up again 2 hours latter.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/24/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Could definitely be caused by a bad ignition switch. That would be my first suspicion with those details. Hard to diagnose this if the problem is not present when the mechanic is looking at it. Sometimes a diagnosis is made in the absence of hard facts because somebody has to do something or you will just break down again.
  • Rachel
    Rachel - 2002 Buick Regal - Engine - 9/24/2010
    What kind of problen can an ignition switch cause
    first they told me it was the battery that cause my car to stop now after they put in a new battery they say it is the ignition switch
     
    • Bill
      9/24/2010 Bill
      Who are they?
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/24/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Ignition switches do fail sometimes. I have no idea if this is a correct diagnosis or not. Just because a battery was suggested as a cause and that did not solve the problem does not make me think that you are being taken advantage of. This is not an exact science as much as we try. If your battery was 4 years old or more it was correct to replace it. I would need you to supply many details about what is happening with your car including fault codes if any are there to read.
  • anthony stevenson
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Hi Anthony, sure you had checked your battery if charged right? Also the terminals are properly attached and free of corrosion? On top of this fuel must be available? Check and clean air filter. If still persists post again with additional inputs from your observation.
  • 1997 buick Lesabre
    1997 buick Lesabre - 1997 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 9/21/2010
    Hard Start/Won't Start when warm/hot. Doesn't start smoothly when cold,, fumbles for a few seconds upon start-up.
    Replaced fuel pressure regulator. No check engine light. I suspect the board below the coil packs or maybe even one of the coil packs. What is the name of the part/board right below the three coils, and is their one for each coil, or a board that controls all ...
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Hi 1997, check if battery is discharged, and if its terminals are loose or corroded, also the air filter if clogged. Check also the spark plug cables if worn. Worst could be a low compression fault.
      Nissan Technical Advisor
      9/22/2010 1997 buick Lesabre
      Thank You. Load Tested battery, checked connections, air filter is almost new and spark plug cables only have about 40,000 on them. The car is still having the same symptons.
  • tahoeowner
    tahoeowner - 1998 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 9/20/2010
    How do i know if i have a faulty vacuum hose
     
    • Gran Turismo 5
      9/20/2010 Gran Turismo 5
      We have fixed this problem by replacing the ISC (idle speed control)

      Listen around the engine compartment for a sucking or hissing noise that will indicate the leak. I'd suggest starting at the intake manifold and working your way back to the throttle body. A sure indicator that it's an intake leak is if you spray a little carb cleaner into the air cleaner and the engine suddenly and temporally smooths out.
  • tahoeowner
    tahoeowner - 1998 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 9/20/2010
    Could a bad vacuum hose cause car to stall at low speed
     
    • Gran Turismo 5
      9/20/2010 Gran Turismo 5
      We have fixed this problem by replacing the ISC (idle speed control)

      Listen around the engine compartment for a sucking or hissing noise that will indicate the leak. I'd suggest starting at the intake manifold and working your way back to the throttle body. A sure indicator that it's an intake leak is if you spray a little carb cleaner into the air cleaner and the engine suddenly and temporally smooths out.
  • amy
    amy - 1995 Buick Regal - Engine - 9/20/2010
    A/c compresser going out, makes noise but runs fine
     
    • Lesley
      9/20/2010 Lesley
      I have a 1993 Buick Regal GS, and I just had the same problem. When it first started making noise two weeks ago I took it to a GM dealership in Houston, and they informed me the compressor was failing and I needed it replaced. I went ahead and ordered me a new compressor and was planning on installing it myself, but four days ago (9/16/2010), I turned my car on, and it made a horrible grinding noise. Back to the dealership it went, and they told me the air compressor had died, the ball bearings in the compressor actually snapped one of the cars belts that run around the compressor, and the total repair cost they quoted to me was $2500. Long story short: yes, your compressor is going out, but thanks to the Buick's AC system design, if you don't get it fixed as soon as possible, it could lead to greater damage. Keep it turned off until your repair can be done...DO NOT RUN IT. Besides, Bobby's right....cooler weather will soon arrive.
    • Bobby
      9/17/2010 Bobby
      if it is making noise then it is probably on its way out you can either be proactive and take care of it before it dies or, just wait for it to fail it could last forever it might stop next week, good news is colder weather is coming so you may not need your a/c for a while if it does go.
  • b.white
     
    • rick
      9/20/2010 rick
      what is car doing. are all of the lights working.is there power everywere else
  • tw
    tw - 1994 Buick Park Avenue - Engine - 9/19/2010
    What does it mean when my battery voltage meter is reading above 18
    i was driving and the car hesitated and when i step on the accelerator my car wont go very fast and my vehicles inflation restraint light is constantly on
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/19/2010 HouseCallAuto
      The alternator is overcharging and needs replacement. If ignored for too long the battery can explode.
 
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