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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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why Buick Park Avenue blowing hot air on drivers side?

Just had new battery installed, now a/c on drivers side warm while passenger side nice and cool. Why?
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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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Why is my cars acceleration not working properly? [closed]

I drive a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. It has been driving well until just recently. I drove it around for several hours the other day and it started to have slow and rough acceleration. I was only going 60-...
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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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2006 Buick rendezvous rpm jump

when I drive over 70 my car seems to jump about a quarter of an rpm does not affect speed it's while i travel at a steady speed with cruise on and off plugged in no codes came up checked transmission ...
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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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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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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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Stripped out head for rocker arm bolt

I have a rocker arm in my '03 Century Custom that has stripped out the head. I tried to tap it and helicoil it but unfortunately the tap went sideways. I am thinking that I may be able to drill and ...
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Car won't start, humming noise at the back of car

I have a 1995 Buick Regal Custom. When I start the car, it spins but doesn't turn over. Electronics work fine and I got the battery tested and both the battery and alternator are completely fine. ...
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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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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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Has my motor seized?

I've recently acquired a 1998 Buick Regal ( 3800 v6 L36 ) from a friend who had said that he overheated and upon trying to start the car again it wouldn't crank. I have read that there is a problem ...
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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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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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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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Does a 2001 Buick Century have a timing belt or chain?

I am trying to find out if a Buick Century 2001 has a timing belt or timing chain?
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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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I had a gas leak and put a new hose on it. It was fine until we put clamps on and now it's leaking again [closed]

I have a 1996 Buick Regal and I had to replace the hose. I had a gas leak and now that I put clamps around it the gas has started leaking again.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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air bag light stuck on [closed]

when I turn my car on the air bag light blinks about 7 times and it stays on. Not sure how to handle this or determine the problem. I hear it can be 400 -1000 to get this fixed and handled I'd like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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98 Park Avenue Windows won't work

1998 Buick Park Avenue: none of the windows work, except the front driver side. None of the driver controls work to control them either. Checked all fuses which are OK.
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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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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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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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Proper power steering fluid for Buick Enclave?

Can I put Prestone power steering fluid into a Buick Enclave? Or does it require OEM fluid?
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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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Car will not start

My car idle up at the light, then cut off. It will not start at all now when I turn the key. There is no sound. I had the battery checked and it's good. I have a new alternator and I checked all fuses....
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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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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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over loading, missfiring [closed]

My car is missing particularly whenever ur going up hill or in any case where u have to give it more gas. I've replaced plugs, caps, Cool Pak's. Ignition module, tps sensor, mass air flow sensor and ...
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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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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 ...