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Do I really have to pull the engine to remove broken spark plugs?

I broke 2 spark plugs in my Buick lesabre 3800. The plug is broken at the top of the nut. The porcelain is all broken off in the socket. Took it to a mechanic and was told he would have to take the ...
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Brake pedal has "dead zone" in the middle of travel

I have been working on a 1999 Buick Century Custom that had rusted brake lines. I get strange pedal feel that I will attempt to describe: From 0% to about 15% depression, there is resistance and most ...
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How to flush engine coolant system after oil intrusion

My 02 Buick LeSabre has oil coming from the radiator into the coolant reservoir. Just recently I had a new motor put in to fix the issue. What would be the best/proper way to flush the radiator? It ...
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What is this lever?

Recently I parked next to a (beautiful) 1957 Buick "Special" and took a bunch of photos. But I also noticed a lever to the left of the steering wheel, between the dash and the driver's side door, that ...
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Window Regulator Price Disparity

I need a new front drivers side window regulator in a 2000 Buick LeSabre. At a repair shop they said the part alone would cost $250, but after some research online it looked like prices ranged from ...
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How important is it to replace engine torque mount? (have pic)

I just bought a 2007 Buick Lucerne. The rubber in the engine torque mount has separated into two pieces. How important is it to replace the mount? If I do decide to replace it, is the job as ...
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Fast idle when engine is hot

I have a 2001 Buick Century. Lately, after driving around long enough for the engine to get hot, the idle speed will sometimes race. The car will want to surge forward even when I'm not giving it ...
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Finding a constant and non constant power wire in a car

The car I have is a 2001 Buick century. I have a after market push to start kit. It came with a main unit and the diagram shows that a brown wire is for a constant power when the engine is on. And a ...
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How can I increase the ride height of my vehicle?

2001 Buick Regal It already has a naturally low ride height, And I feel like I've lost some over the years. The suspension is stock with the exception of new shocks I installed about 6 months ago. ...
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Full-Size Buick shudders when braking after tire change

After replacing the rear brake lines on my 1965 Buick Wildcat (4-wheel drums), I took it in to have all four tires replaced. When I dropped it off at the shop, the brakes were fine, but when I picked ...
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2003 Buick Century Right Turn Signal Stuck when dark out, car dies when left gets used

I have a 2003 Buick Century and whenever it is dark out my car turns my lights on automatically upon turning the car on, the right blinker stays solid. This has been going on for a while but now when ...
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Idle drop in 1991 Buick Park Avenue

I have a 91 Buick park Ave that is experiencing these symptoms. When starting from a cold start the engine will turn over, reach around 1000 rpm, then die. When applying gas and turning the key the ...
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Radiator has a leak and the upper hose is clogged, car does not overheat. White smoke from upper hose

My car is a 2003 Buick Century and it has been leaking for the past few months (puddles of coolant under the car). Now the car begins to have white smoke coming from the engine and it has a sweet ...
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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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replacing wheel studs on a 92 Buick century

Some of my studs are crossthreaded from the last mechanic who replaced my tires and wasn't paying attention to his impact wrench. The problem is, there is no space to get the new studs in, and I had ...
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How often should spark plug wires be replaced?

I last replaced them with the plugs about 4 years/60-70k miles ago. I bought platinum plugs I if I remember correctly, so I still got some life on those. The car (2001 Buick Regal) is still in good ...
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2000 Buick Century not running after spark plug change

I had someone come look at my car (big mistake I should have done I it myself). He said the spark plugs needed to be changed and while he was changing them he was revving the engine. He didn't put the ...
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Remote Starter/Bypass Module Issue - 1999 Buick Regal [Viper 4103XV and XpressKit PLJX Bypass]

I have a 1999 Buick Regal that I installed a Viper 4103XV remote starter [3/4 installed, anyway :)] and XpressKit PLJX bypass module in. I've yet to be able to get it to start consistently is the #1 ...
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How do the power locks work in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

I'm trying to figure out why the power lock is not working in one of the doors of a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, unfortunately I don't really understand how the power lock system works. There are two ...
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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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A/C Reciever Drier for 1962 Skylark [closed]

I need to replace the A/C receiver drier (a.k.a. accumulator) in my 1962 Buick Skylark (V8 convertible), however the aftermarket ones I've been finding online (e.g. http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...
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Will it harm an engine to use 10W oil when it calls for 5W?

I have a 1994 Buick Century with a 3.1L V6. The cap on the oil reservoir calls for 5W-30 oil. I know that the engine is full of 10W-30 oil. I know that the number ahead of the "W" is an indication ...
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What is the cause of a soft brake pedal after bleeding?

I installed new rear calipers on both sides, new pads on all four wheels, and bled brakes with engine off, then with engine on, two times each. The pedal is hard when the engine is off and extremely ...
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The Parking Brake on my 1965 Buick hasn't been used in 20 years, what maintenance should be done before use?

I have a 1965 full-size Buick with front and rear drum brakes which has been in storage for several years. I never used the parking brake even when I used it as a daily driver so it's been engaged ...
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Front Wheel Squeal When Driving After New Brakes

We have a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. We just installed new front brakes. 2yr rotors and lifetime performance ceramic pads. We have used these pads in the past on the car and never experience this issue. We ...
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How do I hook up the remote entry feature of a remote start unit in a 2004 rendezvous?

I've recently acquired a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, which has an aftermarket remote start unit installed (Excalibur RS-450-EDP+). Unfortunately, the previous owner did not hook up the remote entry feature....
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Could a bad purge valve be my problem?

I had my "check gas cap" notice show up on my 2008 lacrosse dash. I checked the cap and cleaned it off, The notice appeared the next day so I removed the cap and covered the opening with a ...
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Door panel removal

I have a 1994 Buick Century and I'm trying to take the rear door panel off and I just cannot figure out how to remove the faux woodgrain plastic piece that sits around the handle and lock lever. The ...
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Need to find replacement light bulb for '60s Delco radio

I need to replace the light bulb for the radio in my '65 Buick Wildcat. The radio is a Delco Sonomatic 7289734 (U7N137), AM only, no wonderbar, and is part of a fairly common family of radios ...
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Sudden electrical problems in 2001 Buick Century

My wife drives a 2001 Buick Century with ~130k miles. A few days ago, she was driving it home when she described that several warning indicators came on suddenly, the windshield wipers stopped ...
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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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Need to repair connector for the Temp Sending connector on my Buick Nailhead engine

I'm starting to work through the things that need doing on my 1965 Buick Wildcat. At one time in the past, one or more rodents chewed through the wires on my Temperature Sending Unit. I've replaced ...
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2003 Buick Century dies when left turn signal is used in the dark/ right blinker stuck

I have a 2003 Buick Century. This car has automatic headlights The Automatic Headlights turn on all lights front and rear and headlamps starting at twilight or on a dark cloudy day and definitely at ...
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2004 buick century ft pass / rear driver side pwr window goes up not down

Removed frt pass side window regulator to check for normal operation works fine/up and down. Checked window motor with pwr probe for normal operation works fine/ up and down. Checked window switch ...
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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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Squealing sound coming from driver side on 99 park ave

I have a 99 Buick Park Avenue. When my car is warmed up (no noise the first 15min of driving or idling) it starts to make a squealing noise, something like a belt noise, but it isn't the belt. The ...
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Buick LeSabre 2002 automatic transmission not working

My Buick went crazy 2 days ago, the car won't move if you transit to overdrive from neutral, though the RPM is moving. If I start from 1st transition or 2nd the car works properly. After 3rd I can go ...
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2004 Buick Rainier Ignition Coil Replacement

I have a 2004 Buick Rainier (6 cyllinder). I just found out the 4th bank ignition coil is bad. Seems easy enough just looking at it (I just replaced a few of the spark plugs a few nights ago with no ...
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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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'96 Buick Century Turn Signal Not Working

Yesterday I noticed that all four of my turn signals were not turning on. About two months I had the flasher replaced because they turned on but just would not blink, now they will not even light up......
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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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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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What is this PCV hose connector near the throttle body?

I have a 1994 Buick Century 3.1L V6 I know that the PCV hoses in my car need some TLC; that fact is readily apparent because someone has liberally applied zip ties to some of them to keep them in ...
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1940 Buick Super brake master cylinder removal

I have a 1940 Buick Super. I need to remove the master cylinder to rebuild it, but the bolts turn in the frame when I try to remove the nuts. There is some kind of metal cover over the end of the ...
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Positive battery terminal is seized (rust or what not), can electrical work be still done with only the negative cable removed

Looks like positive would need to be cut out, it's completely locked shut. Disconnected the negative. Will there be an issue with electrical work conducted, curious
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how to find part number for slide-out tray cover that has cigarette lighter

I have a 2003 Buick Century. The cigarette lighter is located within this tray as part of the dashboard at the bottom (below the radio). This tray pulls out and it has this stiff piece of plastic at ...
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Programming error Buick Enclave 2008

I just installed a brand new PCM on my Buick enclave 2008 gives me the P0602 code, the vehicle does not work, and some tell me it takes flasher PCM? I would like to know how flacher PCM (the stage) ...
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is my car battery bad?

At 6am this morning the car battery was dead. (It snowed all night and temperature was 3 degrees this morning.) 3 hours later I went to check it out and it started right up so I let it run for 20 ...
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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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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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