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  • Shyenne
    Shyenne - 1987 Buick Century - Engine - 8/28/2014
    Why is my car revving up and down and dying when I turn the headlights on and push the brakes?
    The mileage is 91,615. We thought it was the brake switch so we got a new one and it is still acting the way it was before. When we take the brake switch out though, the car runs better. It does it during the day and night. Sometimes the car will die while we are ...
     
    • jdl
      8/28/2014 jdl
      I'd have to make sure the battery and charging system are working ok. Check battery wiring,cables, also. I believe some of the national brand auto stores will check those systems for free.

      Check for applicable trouble codes, your obd1 so you should be able to check codes, yourself. To check codes, use a jumper wire between the A & B terminals at the data link connector, lower edge of dash. Turn key just till the dash light come on, no further. The mil on the dash starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes. Your looking for two digit codes.

      Check your map sensor. How long since a tune-up?
  • rbsutherland
    rbsutherland - 2005 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 8/24/2014
    Engine will not start
    2 crankshaft position sensors have been replaced 1st one lasted 2 months the second replaced 1 month later. The coils were also replaced at the that time. Now 1 month later the engine will not start. 74000 miles. Engines always died while running. AAA roadside ...
     
    • jdl
      8/24/2014 jdl
      Did you find a crank sensor trouble code? What was the code number? Are you using quality parts? Did you check wiring connector and wiring circuits? Also check the trigger for the crank sensor. Check the camshaft position sensor and circuitry,

      At the crank sensor connector, you can check ref voltage--ground and signal.
  • Buick 2003
    Buick 2003 - 2003 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 8/20/2014
    Changed water pump, belt, radiator and thermostat and car keeps overheating, seems something is blocking engine radiato
    Radiator keeps backflowing even though its brand new, what could cause water not to flow from engine through radiator if parts are new? Could an engine flush work? Car has 120,000 miles
     
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  • 10money
    10money - 1993 Buick LeSabre - Engine - 8/16/2014
    Why is my car doing this??
    Ok i have a 1993 Buick Lesabre & when i crank it....it sounds horrible. you can smell gas & there is a very loud squeal by the EGR valve on the driver side. When i drive it the brakes get hard and it feels like a go kart chugging when its driving....Please Help
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Buick LaCrosse - Engine - 8/11/2014
    You start the car and start driving it just stops if you get out and move the wires with a plug on it that go,s in coil
    pack then it starts and you can drive it
     
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  • Draven
    Draven - 1981 Buick Electra - Engine - 8/5/2014
    What are the following vacuum ports on or around my engine?
    My car has an Electronic Rochester Quadrajet carburetor on it. 1.) A little, shiny black thing that says "control" on top (http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac334/sonicfast01/IMG_0069_zps810f722f.jpg). One vacuum tube leads to the bottom of my carburetor, another ...
     
  • bobby tart
    bobby tart - 2000 Buick Regal - Engine - 8/1/2014
    Can not get it to crank or start
    have installed new lock and resister key still nothing has appro 140 thousand miles.
     
    • AutoMD Member
      8/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      this sounds like the issue I had. I found this site it has a module that you can even install yourself
      hope it helps
      The security, antitheft or lock picture/icon is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.

      http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Buick Rendezvous - Engine - 7/30/2014
    Can AC be disconnected??
    I just bought my car from a private party. I was told the ac had been "disconnected" by the tow company she bought it from. When the car is running there is no power in the climate control and no fans blowing. Not even the ac light comes on. This is the same for the ...
     
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  • bobby tart
    bobby tart - 2000 Buick Regal - Engine - 7/30/2014
    Will not crank or start
    have replaced the lock@key whith new resister c ohm the same as the old key it still will not crank or start
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Buick Riviera - Engine - 7/29/2014
    My buick wants to start but doesnt it seems like the engines not circulating fuel
    it has been parked for 6 months. i tried to start it and it was completely out of gas. i put gas in and it still wont start. can it be fuel pump, filter or even fuses? please help.. where are the fuel filters located???
     
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  • rob1macho
    rob1macho - 2002 Buick Century - Engine - 7/28/2014
    Radiator leaked from bottom . Dont see anything?
    Leaked once 3 wks ago & just stopped . Just had waterpmp a yr ago.Concerned on what it cud be . Hoses ok, no leaks since
     
    • CVO
      7/28/2014 CVO
      Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.
      CVO
      8/5/2014 rob1macho
      Will+do+and+get+back+to+you
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Buick Regal - Engine - 7/22/2014
    When I turn off my car it will not let me have my key from the ignition switch. After leaving it for awhile sometimes
    After leaving it in the ignition for awhile it will usually release my key.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Buick Century - Engine - 7/21/2014
    What do I -do next??? Please read *Additional Details to get the full understanding.
    I recently bought a 1988 Buick Century 3.8l v6 4 door. It ran fine for a few weeks, then it started dying while driving. I could put it in neutral and it would crank back up. It began doing it more often. I took it to my mechanic, he did a diagnostic test, said it ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Buick Century - Engine - 7/21/2014
    What do I -do next??? Please read *Additional Details to get the full understanding.
    I recently bought a 1988 Buick Century 3.8l v6 4 door. It ran fine for a few weeks, then it started dying while driving. I could put it in neutral and it would crank back up. It began doing it more often. I took it to my mechanic, he did a diagnostic test, said it ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Buick Rendezvous - Engine - 7/19/2014
    Gas gauge says empty, my mileage able to drive before gas runs out displays - - - , idle speed has doubled,
    there is gas in tank, all symptoms sudden onset
     
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