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  • Lyle
    Lyle - 2006 Buick LaCrosse - Brakes - 2/9/2012
    The ABS and Traction control lights come on once in awhile. What should I look for to repair?
    70,000 miles Happens when vehicle cold or wet; most often after backing up
     
    • James Vaughn
      2/9/2012 James Vaughn
      Have your vehicle put on an obd2 scanner that has the cabability to test abs as well. You'll probably find that a wheel sensor is your problem. If it shows a wheel sensor it will require a hub assembly replacement as the wheel speed sensor is integrated in the hub assembly.
  • Cleanup
    Cleanup - 2006 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 1/26/2012
    Why does antilock & traction light come on?
     
    • yboy82
      1/26/2012 yboy82
      You have to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool/code reader capable of reading ABS troublecode to determine what the stored troublecode is. The extracted troublecode will help you identify the fault of your warning lights.
  • mike
    mike - 1995 Buick Regal - Brakes - 1/25/2012
    No brake fluid flow to rear brakes.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/25/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Bad master cylinder or you are not bleeding it correctly or there is a crushed steel line going to the rear brakes or both rear wheel bleeder screws are clogged.
  • aaron9991
    aaron9991 - 1993 Buick Century - Brakes - 12/23/2011
    Not all of my brake lights work
    For some reason only the passengers side brake lights work on my car, not the left side or the cyclops in the middle. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in adavnce for any information.
     
    • yboy82
      12/23/2011 yboy82
      Try this, press the brake pedal and check for battery voltage and ground at the brake light bulb socket. And if present, replace the bulb. If either battery voltage or ground is not present.
  • dee
    dee - 2000 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 12/19/2011
    Having trouble getting front brake caliper piston back into place. Have loosed the bleeder valve screw.
    Have applied prying force with screwdriver and pressure force with c-clamp type. Doesn't seem to be moving at all.
     
    • CVO
      12/18/2011 CVO
      Using a large C-clamp, bottom the piston in the caliper bore by positioning the C-clamp on the outboard pad and on the round portion of the brake caliper where the piston is housed.
      For further information, visit this link.

      http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp
    • ARMY OF 4 TIRES
      12/18/2011 ARMY OF 4 TIRES
      sounds like you need a new brake caliper to me unless its a screw type piston but I've only ran into those on the rear of a car once
    • jlofwash
      12/19/2011 jlofwash
      did you loosen the top of the master cylinder to allow the fluid to run back into the reservoir?
  • georgeb414
    georgeb414 - 2001 Buick Century - Brakes - 12/14/2011
    Why my anti-lock brake light comes on
    it occurs once in a while
     
    • yboy82
      12/14/2011 yboy82
      A dirty or faulty ABS sensor can cause it. But you have to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool/code reader capable of reading ABS troublecode to determine what the stored troublecode is.
  • georgeb414
    georgeb414 - 2001 Buick Century - Brakes - 12/14/2011
    Why my anti-lock brake light comes on
    it occurs once in a while
     
    • yboy82
      12/14/2011 yboy82
      A dirty or faulty ABS sensor can cause it. But you have to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool/code reader capable of reading ABS troublecode to determine what the stored troublecode is.
  • pyostsr
    pyostsr - 1992 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 12/4/2011
    My brake light stays on is that normal. I just bought it.
     
    • CVO
      12/4/2011 CVO
      The brake light switch could been stuck and cause the brake light to stay on. Replace the brake light switch.
  • myron
    myron - 1999 Buick Century - Brakes - 11/26/2011
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    Abs light turns on during driving after I hit a bump in the road.
     
    • Jimm
      11/26/2011 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty / worn ABS sensor, faulty ABS sensor wiring or connection.
  • Gerry
    Gerry - 1994 Buick Regal - Brakes - 11/10/2011
    Rear brakes dragging
    I have replaced both calipers, rotors and pads. The rear pads wear out in about three months and get very hot. I have lubed and backed off the emergency brake cable and have bled the lines.
     
    • Jimm
      11/10/2011 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty / clogged rear brake hose to caliper, sticking caliper piston, dirty brake fluid, corroded brake lines to rear brakes.
  • Cindy
    Cindy - 2006 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 11/9/2011
    Probably needs front rotors. What's a reasonable price to turn vs. replacing? Dealer wanted $45 to just look!
    Pulsating brakes on front wheel drive 2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL.
     
  • loretta
    loretta - 2001 Buick Century - Brakes - 11/6/2011
    The car only starts in neutral it started last nite, is it safe to drive
     
    • CVO
      11/6/2011 CVO
      The linkage cable connected from the shifter to the transmission is probably out of adjustment and it caused the vehicle to move only in neutral. I do not know exactly the status and the condition of the cable links to the transmission, i wouldn't recommended.

      Note: have another person to look and re-adjust the trans. linkage cable prior to drive.
  • HmMech
    HmMech - 2004 Buick Regal - Brakes - 11/2/2011
    Should I use ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads when replacing brakes on Buick Regal
    I now have the the orignal dealer brake pads that is worn and need replacing
     
    • CVO
      11/2/2011 CVO
      Use the ceramic brake pads.
  • jake92
    jake92 - 1991 Buick Century - Brakes - 10/21/2011
    Why does my brakes "tug" when i come to a stop when i'm going faster than 35mph?
    when I first start my car when its cold outside and I first apply my brakes I feel like I drop my rear end of my car its like a sudden stop like I was hit or something but it only happens the first time I hit my brakes and also when I'm coming to a stop my car like ...
     
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  • Peter
    Peter - 2003 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 10/19/2011
    How do I install the drivers side brake light assembly?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/19/2011 Spoon Sports

      Open the trunk of the Buick LeSabre.

      Locate 7 nuts underneath the trunk lid (3 on each end of the trunk lid and 1 in the middle). Remove each one using a nut driver.

      Manipulate the trunk lid at chest level and gently pull the rear taillight assembly slightly away from the trunk lid.

      Locate the burned out bulb sockets and then remove the bulbs. Insert the new bulbs into the socket and test by turning on the lights before reassembling.

      Replace the tail light assembly by aligning the studs inside the predrilled holes in the trunk lid. Refasten the 7 nuts.

      Remove the cargo net if applicable to replace the brake and/or turn signal light.

      Unscrew the plastic wingnut that the cargo net is attached to. Pull back the trunk liner.

      Remove the 2 plastic wingnuts under the trunk liner.

      Pull the brake light assembly outward from the back of the LeSabre.

      Locate the socket of the burned out bulb and then turn counter clockwise 1/4-inch to release it from the assembly.

      Remove the old bulb from the socket and replace with a new one. Test the light before reassembling.