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What are the practical considerations of an aftermarket radiator with different sized connections?

I have a 1965 Buick Wildcat (Base) with the 401 Nailhead engine with a leaking factory radiator. Most of the part interchanges suggest this can be replaced with a radiator common to many GM products ...
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What could be causing a P0013 engine code to turn on and off on a 2.4L Ecotec in 2014 Buick Verano?

Recently, my 2014 Buick Verano's (2.4L Ecotec engine) check engine light came on. It would turn on and off seemingly randomly though between engine starts. I took it to a retail auto parts chain to ...
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Do I change all four coils when I change one spark plug that is faulty

My nephew changed my spark plugs and coils. I have a 2011 Buick Regal and one of the spark plugs blew when I started it, so he removed it and replaced it with an old Prius spark plug. I would like to ...
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Metal L shaped coolant line leaking

Hey guys I have an 06 Buick LaCrosse with 145,000 miles. Yesterday after driving my girlfriend to work and sitting in the parking lot for a second my car started overheating like crazy and steam came ...
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2013 Buick Verano Engine jerks only when stopped at stop sign or red light while still in drive

I have a 2013 Buick Verano with about 110,000 miles. A couple years ago my car stalled and I had a code to replace the solenoids in which did and the problem seemed to go away. About a year later ...
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old American car started stalling on idle after long maintenance in a shop. What could be the causes?

Early 90s Buick, car has not stalled in a long time. After extensive maintenance which fixed injection issues, suddenly acquired distinct stalling on idle behavior. Starts ok in traffic, but still ...
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Is this "All Surface" Interior Detailer Spray really good for leather seats?

I have some "Turtle Wax All Surface Interior Detailer Spray". (I could only find it at Wal Mart) It says you can use it on vinyl, leather, and several other surfaces. The seats and dash in ...
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Where is the cabin air recirc intake?

Background: I am trying to remove a slight smoke smell from a 2014 Buick LaCrosse. I am taking several steps to get the smell out. This question is really only focused on one of those steps. Here is ...
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Car stalls when ac compresser is plugged in

I have a 2002 buick century with a 3.1 the car stalls while driving when the ac compressor is plugged in but when I unplug it the car runs fine can anyone tell me why it would do that.
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Anchor 2866 engine torque strut mount is missing in my car does that make my car take off slow?

Anchor 2866 is missing completely and the passenger mount is completely shattered and now my car is failing to launch properly. It takes a bit to get it going but once it's going it goes. Will ...
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I need help with 2009 Buick Lucerne- Engine and Oil

I have a 2009 Buick Lucerne. I have recently realized it has been dripping oil. Thought it was another car and it is not a lot of oil. Anyway, this prompted me to check the oil level. I usually do ...
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2006 Buick LaCrosse misfire - Replaced coil pack, new plugs, new wires, 2x junkyard ICM. Still no luck

I have a 2006 Buick LaCrosse 3.8L that is misfiring. There is a strong smell of gas when running. I have had this issue before and it was solved by replacing the ignition control module. I also ...
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2008 Buick Lucerne Accutrack Error code

My mother's 2008 Buick Lucerne has an error message for the Accutrack system. We've taken it to the dealer, and they want 500$ to replace the throttle body to repair. We don't want to throw more money ...
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Hard Starting only when warm - getting camshaft position sensor codes, but have replaced them

Have a 2012 Buick Regal Ecotec 2.4 with 95K miles. Had engine light with PO340 code to replace camshaft position sensor. Was getting no drive-ability issues at the time, but replaced sensors. After a ...
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1999 Park Avenue makes a high -pitched squealing noise after 25 minutes of driving

Why does my 1999 Park Avenue run fine and quiet for 20 - 25 minutes of driving, but then a pulsing squeal starts? After that, a high pitched squeal. Facing the engine, the noise comes from lower right ...
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05 Buick Rainier engine reduction how to fix?

I'm having a problem getting the engine power reduction to go away. Usually I just have to turn off the vehicle and crank it back up and it's fine. Not this time. We have tried a number of things, ...
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Car universal remote function won't learn our garage door opener

So, we have a new-to-us vehicle since the last time I posted (a 2015 Buick Lacrosse, these days), but that has resurfaced an old issue: our car's "universal remote control" (what other folks here seem ...
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Very Poor Acceleration on 2001 Buick Regal

About three days ago I noticed my car (2001 Buick Regal) was acting a bit sluggish when accelerating on the highway, the engine would rev up a bunch and the CEL flashed, but otherwise the car still ...
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Where is location of AC pressure sensor on 2007 Buick Lacrosse?

I will replace the AC pressure sensor/pressure switch on my 2007 Buick lacrosse. I don't have lots of experience but I am learning. I recently changed the oil, flushed the coolant, replaced the ...
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Do I have to disconnect the battery before I replace AC pressure sensor/pressure switch?

I did some research and with some people's help, I think my AC pressure sensor/pressure switch doesn't work properly. When I try to turn on AC I see the light come on but it doesn't give me cold air. ...
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AC clutch doesn't get engaged

My 2007 Buick lacrosse was giving warm air when I turn on AC and I looked compressor and clutch wasn't turning so I thought I am low on refrigerant and went the shop did recharge and it was working ...
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Buick Regal tail lights inop. And chiming

I have a 2000 Buick Regal with several symptoms. The fuse for the tail lights keeps burning out. The dashboard dimmer doesn’t work, even with the headlights on. The automatic lights don’t work When ...
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Headlamp issue on buick

I have a 2006 Buick lacrosse, I was told that both headlights went out on the drivers side, low beams and high beams I removed the locking straps to headlight, changed the bulbs. Reinstalled the ...
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Check engine light error

My 06 Buick LaCrosse 3.8L has a check engine light that says that the MAP has a low voltage, so I checked the air filter. It was clean, then I changed out the MAP and the check engine light went off ...
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Checking the oil

I have a 2008 Buick lacrosse I'm pretty sure you're suppose to check the engine oil after the car has been sitting for at least 5 minutes with the engine off. But now I'm questioning this because I ...
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Adaptive HID headlights not working after rain intake due to a crack in the housing from an impact. Can anything be salvaged or repaired?

I have a '13 Buick Lacrosse with a touring trim. It comes with adaptive HID headlights with a blue rings (whatever it is, it's very hard to find). There is a rather large crack in the polycarbonate ...
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91 Buick Regal radio/amp replacement

I have a 91 Buick Regal sedan that some part of the car stereo has died on. It turns on but I cannot get any audio out of it. It seems that the radio and amp are contained in one unit under the glove ...
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2005 Buick Rainier: Turn signals don't operate correctly and turn on the high lights instead

When I operate the right directional, it does not work, instead the high lights come on. Occasionally the directional works. The car is a 2005 Buick Rainier
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What size is my oil drain plug?

2002 Buick Century The last time that the oil was changed was in a shop (Sears). That plug is in really tight. The odd part is that I can't seem to get a wrench on it good enough. 5/8" is too big, so ...
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1999 Buick Century has no power (no lights, won't crank, no remote door unlock)

The other day I came out after work to go home, put the key in the ignition and tried to start it up. Nothing, like the car had no power. No lights, nothing. After a few minutes the car suddenly ...
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How do I (permanently) repair this door?

The family vehicle out here is a 2010 Buick Lucerne. About two years ago, the left front inner door handle failed and was replaced. Ever since then, every few months, the left front inner door ...
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I broke this line replacing water heater tubes

I just broke this line replacing my water heater tubes is that bad?
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I have an 2000 buick lesabre and it’s shooting out and leaking water from the side of the engine every time I drive it

I have an 2000 buick lesabre and it’s shooting out and leaking water from the side of the engine every time I drive it it was trying to over heat because of a hole in the transmission line to the ...
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All Parts Good but Car Won't Start

What causes a 2010 Buick Lacrosse not to start if the starter is good and the battery is new but there is no clicking of the starter when the key is turned in the ignition? The grounds are tight and ...
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Buick Rendezvous 3400 SFI no start when warm/hot

The problem is that when the engine is warm/hot it does not want to start. I can crank it all day long but it doesn't even sputter. Things I checked: -Fuel pressure -Spark (It seems weak? Has an ...
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Battery Alternator and Starter Fine but have to jump start car

I have a 2012 Buick Lacrosse A few days ago it wouldn't start and appeared to be the battery or related issue. I just started it, ran it for a while, then turned it off and restarted it just fine. ...
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Spark plugs won't fire! Mechanic for hire?

I have a 1995 Buick LeSabre the car was running perfect. Went to get a tire put on it and the serpentine belt broke. Replaced the belt and tried to crank the car and wasn't getting fire to the spark ...
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2006 Buick Rendezvous 3.5 will not rev over 3500 rpm in park or driving with pedal to the metal. Any ideas?

3.5 will not rev over 3500 rpm. PO 449 is the only code stored. It will not rev over 3500 cold or hot. After driving 10-15 minutes seems like the transmission is searching for a gear, just ...
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Buick Lacrosse CXL transmission fluid

I just had my transmission fluid changed in my Buick Lacrosse CXL, they used an STP brand of fluid and said it was Dexron III. I am reading that GM recommends Dexron VI for this car. Is it ok to use ...
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Random no start issue...95 buick lesabre limited edition (vin type L)

So i drive a 1995 buick lesabre limited edition V6 3.8ltr which is relatively in good shape and only has 197,000km. Recently I: Replaced the water pump Fixed an oil leak coming from the sleeve around ...
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How do I locate a vacuum hose in 1993 Buick Regal for heating system

The heater ducts on a 1993 Buick Regal are not working ~ they are stuck on defrost. I suspect a vacuum leak is causing the issue ~ where is the vacuum hose located so I can verify this?
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2004 Buick century AC problem

My 2004 Buick century is having AC problems while I'm sitting in idle my car AC blows ice cold air but once I start to drive at about 35mph it starts to blow warm air and when I stop at a light or put ...
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Accidentally put transmission fluid in my engine

Accidentally put one quart of transmission fluid in my engine how much damage am I causing driving the car
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Brake rotor grinding when moving after installing new pads /rotors

After changing the brake pads and rotors of my 2006 Buick Lucerne I hear a scraping /grinding noise that corresponds with the rotation of the wheel so the faster I go the faster the noise goes. The ...
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Can anyone help me identify this car? I think it's a 1941 __________ 2 door coupe (Buick? Chevy?)

Can anyone help me identify this car? I think it's a 1941 __________ 2 door coupe (Buick? Chevy?) And what does the small logo say on the left trunk rear? Thanks!!
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Serpentine belt area covered in black gunk/grease

Recently my 2013 buick verano stopped running. It would start but there wasn't enough power going to the battery. First thing I thought was the alternator. I opened the hood to find the serpentine ...
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Did a Century/W-Body/GM Issue Exist Due to Chafing Wires Under the Dash?

I am trying to find out if an issue is a common flaw. Sixth Generation Buick Century's (1997-2005) Maybe all W-Bodies, or even all GM's of the era, I am not sure. But lets focus on Sixth Gen ...
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Missing Vin number Doors replaced

I brought a 1995 Buick Park Ave into California and the DMV will not register it because it only has the VIN on the dashboard. Both doors have been replaced and the CA DMV requires two forms of ...
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2008 Buick LaCrosse sporadic trouble starting

I have a 2008 Buick LaCrosse with 190000 miles. Fairly well maintained. Lately I’ve been having trouble starting it sporadically with seemingly no specific thing causing it. First - the symptoms: ...
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Can a year-old oil-in-coolant situation fix itself?

So a year ago I took my 2003 Buick Century Custom to get an oil change. The mechanic there told me he found oil in my cooling system and that I should start looking for a new car. I moved out of town ...