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A Division of General Motors. Includes models such as Grand National, Riviera, Gran Sport, Regal, Enclave, LaCrosse, and others.

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ECM replacement - starter runs during reprogramming?

(mid-90's Buick) Someone I know had an ECM injector drive output go bad. He got a replacement ECM online, but had to take it to a shop (not a dealer) to get it 'initialized' (If that's the right word....
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2000 Buick Regal Heater/Air Malfunctioning

Background I have a 2000 Buick Regal. The Heater/Air Conditioner runs erratically. Sometimes when set for air conditioning it will blow hot air out on both passenger and driver sides, sometimes ...
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My car want go into D but will go into 1st &2nd grear it's also been leaking transmission fluid what could be the problem 07 Buick lacrosse

2007 Buick GMC lacrosse CXL V6 Transmission fluid been leaking now it doesn't want to go into drive(D) but will go/work in 1st and 2nd
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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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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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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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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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2002 Buick Century - Sporadic front turn signals

Symptom: The both front turn signals are not working. At times one of them will work when I first start the car (I think in colder weather) but shortly after will stop working again. Headlights/hi-...
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My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century

My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century for the first time every day. It will stall out especially at a stop, but starts right back up and it stutters. Plus, the service ...
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Buick verano transmisión

I had the transmission recently replaced on my Buick verano 2016 they said if I had any problems with it it has guaranteed no they say I need to replace the speed sensor doesn't the speed sensor part ...
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Car either fires right up or makes no sound at all

@007 Buick Rendezvous, when i turn the key the car either starts right up or makes no sound, by the 3rd try it has been starting but sometimes just fires right up. No issue with lights, radio, or ...
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What USB speed in 2019 Buick Regal?

What data speed does the 2019 Buick Regal TourX have on its USB-A data ports? For example, USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, or 3.2? There's no mention of a speed or USB spec in the Getting to Know guide, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2002 Buick Century

2002 Buick Century will every so often not start. I get in it and turn the key to start. Nothing. Lights all come on. Lights do not dim. Starter does not make any noise. Battery is new as well as the ...
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Cylinders misfiring

I have a 1999 Buick Lesabre Custom that I've had for about a year now and about a month or two ago the check engine light came on and it's been flashing. I got it diagnosed and it said spark plugs and ...
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2000 Buick Regal GS Key fob Half Paired

I drive a 2000 Buick Regal, and all of a sudden both key fobs I had paired stopped working. I have tried going through the pairing procedure again, but it never works. While pairing, after holding ...
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Help! Too much pressure in cooling system

So I have a 1980 Buick regal with a Pontiac 265 v8 mated to a th200.. I am having issues with the cooling system. I have replaced a dozen thermostats and 3 radiators. and 3 aftermarket coolant temp ...
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Frequent vibration at highway speed

I have a light vibration that happens at highway speeds, but doesn't always happen. It seems like 3/4ths of the time I'm on the highway I get vibrations if I'm over 65/70 mph. It seems to happen ...
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2001 buick century security system preventing car from starting

purchased a new key security light stays on then turns off car still does not turn on on line video suggest to bypass security system by soldering a resistor of equal value to the key to the wires ...
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09 Buick Enclave 3.6 No Start

Looking at this for a friend, the car originally had some cam or crank code (no one remembers what the original code was and it wasn't documented) so they did the timing chains. Apparently they made ...
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Chaning turn signal flasher in a 1996 Buick Century

I need to know how many flashers a 1996 Buick Century has and how to change a flasher?
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1995 Buick LeSabre Start Up Issues

I have a 1995 Buick LeSabre that is having some issues starting. For brief background, I live in MN so its gets quite cold. So cold that when it was -8 a week ago my battery was killed and needed to ...
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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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Replace water pump on 99 Buick Park Ave. 3800 series 2 supercharger

Do I have to remove the motor mount? If so, how? I can't seem to get it.
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Oil pressure dropped wont start

95 Buick Lesabre- 70’s miles. Hasnt been driving as clean for last couple weeks and few days ago it was overheating and pulled over and added water. Cooled down then about 15 minutes later I noticed ...
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Why is my car wont start

My mechanic changed my ecm and programmed it to my 2001 buick regal he programmed both sets of keys i have now all of a sudden car will crank but wont start also battery keep draining. Before he ...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L - Cannot identify two wire connector near alternator

What is the two wire connector located in the upper left side of the picture below (near alternator with blue band) for a 2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 3800 Series II? It is about three inches long. The ...
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How can I fix the gap at the top of my new struts?

There is a gap between the body of the car and the bottom of the plate that attached to the top of the struts. I see it on both sides, but here are pictures from the driver's side: When the front end ...
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Coolant leak which just won't quit

Car is 2003 Buick century.one owner now 89. Very Well maintained. I have had all hoses changed. Plus water pump, head gasket and lastly radiator. Still leaks with me getting about a mile from home and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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1991 Buick Skylark shakes when applying brakes

I took my car to a mechanic and he replaced rotors and pads and my car still shakes when I apply my brakes.
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