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

Sounds to me like the plug is still in the head as normal, just with the porcelain and electrode snapped on the top end (where the ignition line attaches). If that's the case, it should be really easy ...
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Do I change all four coils when I change one spark plug that is faulty

You shouldn't need to change the spark plug coils unless they are faulty, so the answer to your question is no, you don't need to replace the coils again. There probably wasn't a need to replace all ...
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Will it harm an engine to use 10W oil when it calls for 5W?

Especially given that you live in Florida, 10W-30 vs 5W-30 is not an issue at all. Sometimes thicker oil is even recommended in higher mileage engines, although I believe the jury is still out on it. ...
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Window Regulator Price Disparity

There are reasons you'll find the price disparity between what you'll find online or at the parts store versus what a shop will charge you for the same part. (I'll give you an anecdote after I answer ...
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How to flush engine coolant system after oil intrusion

Use a coolant flush kit You can add a 'T' to one of your radiator hoses that allow you attach a garden hose to your cooling system. Once you have added the 'T' to your system you can run your car ...
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Do I really have to pull the engine to remove broken spark plugs?

If the electrode pulled out of the plug you may be able to use an epoxy to pull out the rest of the porcelain. If not you'd have to smash it and get it out of the ground strap. Then you may be able to ...
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air bag light stuck on

To handle this I would advise you to take it to have the airbag system scanned to see if a trouble code exists. For us to simply just tell you what the issue is we are going to need more information, ...
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How to flush engine coolant system after oil intrusion

Flush it out with a hose (ordinary garden hose will do fine), backwards - so that the water flows though in the opposite direction to which it would do in normal operation. Generally they flow from ...
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Need to find replacement light bulb for '60s Delco radio

I appears you need a G3.5 or G3 1/2 bulb with a bayonet base. It is also referred to as a mini indicator bulb. Looking on amazon, there are still some companies that make them. If you want to go to ...
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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?

According to this Delaware DMV page, the parking brake must stop a vehicle in 54 feet from 20 mph. For reference, the foot brake has to stop the car in 20' from the same speed. It doesn't sound like ...
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Will it harm an engine to use 10W oil when it calls for 5W?

With temperatures going down to 20F a 10W oil will not be an issue. Should you be faced with that kind of "extreme" cold you can just let your car warm up for 30 to 60 seconds before you start rolling....
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Can anyone help me identify this car? I think it's a 1941 __________ 2 door coupe (Buick? Chevy?)

It's a Nash; compare the lettering on the car's trunk logo with this better example from the Wikipedia page on Nash:
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Metal L shaped coolant line leaking

Is the leak coming from where a metal (yes, most likely aluminum) and rubber part are joined? If so, you can remove the crimped ring which is there and treat the interface like any other by using a ...
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Need to repair connector for the Temp Sending connector on my Buick Nailhead engine

I'm not finding the part you're looking for, so I bet it'd be a tough replacement. Looking at it, there are a couple of options for you. First, you can buy two single sided connectors, like this: ...
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Window Regulator Price Disparity

Actually maybe I will attempt to answer this. This is my theory, note I am a consumer, not a seller / mechanic. I've just seen a similar pattern with my own vehicle (2001, Honda). I think a few ...
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Door panel removal

The shiny plastic part of the lock lever is attached by a clip onto a metal rod that continues into the door panel and connects to the locking mechanism. The shiny plastic knob must be removed in ...
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replacing wheel studs on a 92 Buick century

I have the service manual for the 93 Buick and you have to grind the old studs out and put a small stud in for replacement or remove the hub. You can not install the regular size stud without removing ...
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What is this PCV hose connector near the throttle body?

That is a PVC valve hose assembly. They are inexpensive (less than $10 in my area) and fairly straight forward to replace. This connects the PCV valve to the manifold (the connector you pointed out) ...
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How do I locate a vacuum hose in 1993 Buick Regal for heating system

If i remember right there is a vacuum solenoid box under the dash on the passenger side, they are notorious for the hoses and connectors inside the box to disintegrate, you can open the box and re ...
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What size is my oil drain plug?

According to rockauto.com, your drain plug should be an M12x1.75 with a 15mm head. If a 15mm wrench is not fitting onto it, get a new drain plug, then get the old one off using whatever method which ...
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Checking the oil

You check engine oil with the engine OFF. Preferably at least about a minute or so after running. Hot or cold engine doesn't matter. Pull the stick out, wipe it, put it back, pull again and read.
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05 Buick lacrosse

It's of little significance especially in the short-term. Besides, you diluted the SAE30 with the existing 5W30. The difference is that SAE30 is "straight" weight oil. The 5W in 5W-30 ...
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how to find part number for slide-out tray cover that has cigarette lighter

That is the part number for the tray cover. They sell an assembly 10264371 that is the whole assembly. The cover does not seem to be for sale except maybe an used one on Ebay.
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How do the power locks work in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

The power door lock circuit includes the Body Control Module, Door Lock Switches, and Door Lock Actuators. The upper plug has no relevance in the circuit and is used partly as the door ajar circuit. ...
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Sudden electrical problems in 2001 Buick Century

When the alternator fails, the copper windings melt and become shorted. This will cause an electrical fire smell and will cause several indicators to come on. As others have stated, burnt fuses and ...
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2004 buick century ft pass / rear driver side pwr window goes up not down

The body control module may regulate current flow. On older systems it was just a straight wire, no computer function. If the BCM is malfunctioning this would explain your issue. A bad ground can ...
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2003 Buick Century dies when left turn signal is used in the dark/ right blinker stuck

You can try to look for a battery drain as shown in this video by Scotty Kilmer. If you find any drain in the battery you can fix it and this may solve to whole problem. EDIT: In the video Scotty ...
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Full-Size Buick shudders when braking after tire change

Vibration after new tires are installed is not an uncommon problem, and can usually be traced back to improperly weighted wheels or poor alignment. Improperly placed wheel weights would cause a ...
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why Buick Park Avenue blowing hot air on drivers side?

Could have freaked out the HVAC actuators . You could try to have the actuators re-homed at a dealership or any shop that has a Tech 2 scanner on hand . If this dose not fix the issue look for codes ...
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What to do with aftermarket radiator as far as installing engine coolant sensor

You may have multiple options available. Check with whoever sold you the part before assuming any of the following are possible. Take it back and get a refund. Take the new and old radiator back and ...
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