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1997 Buick LeSabredmariud k, Flint, MI, March 28, 2013 23:09hi this is dmarius knott i with to buy a buick for 100Rookie
1997 Buick LeSabresidrow, Antioch, TN, November 05, 2012 22:13My 97 Lesabre custom has 284000 miles on it. I'm not sure if that is original miles for it was a salvage car when I bought it. The body is tight with no rattles, steering is tight with no slack in the linkage, all controls and lights working properly, interior is like a new car, blue with white exterior, a very pretty car. I've done the normal maintenance, Brakes and recently the plastic intake (plentum) with a new water pump and radiator. I plan on getting a half million miles on my good ole Buick. I change the oil every 3 months regardless of miles and use Mobile 1 High Mileage synthetic. These cars are as good as any Asian car out there and much less expensive to repair. The 3800 V6 Series II is bullett proof and fun to drive. Like my Buick!!Rookie
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, Toledo, OH, October 09, 2012 08:30I bought a used 1997 Lesabre at 55,000 miles. GM put a PLASTIC intake manifold on it which eventually cracks. I found this out the hard way. I was driving one day & my car began to (putt) loose power. I turned the car off right away. Thank god! The plastic intake manifold cracked leaking radiator fluid into my engine causing it to LOCK UP!! Thankfully my instincts told me to turn my car off right away or it would of ruined the engine! It took the shop a while to clean all the radiator fluid out of the engine & then replaced the manifold. The serpentine belt had to be replaced more than once. Also, the gas gage quit working. Other than that it was a GREAT CAR! Only other repairs were just regular maintenance such as fuel pump, water pump, alternator, brakes and so forth.
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, Cartersville, GA, June 08, 2012 12:30I have a 1997 Buick LaSabre, with over 200,000 miles on. My step-son is a know it all and says that Dex-Coolant is not good for the car but is is recommended for the car. I looked it up and it DOES SAY to use what is recommended for the car. Is Dex-Coolant good?
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, Niagara Falls, NY, May 23, 2012 12:061997 buick lesabre 90,000 miles drove great when i first got it but then started only letting me put 5 dollars worth of gas in at a time and would act like it was full. Also had a misfire check engine light came on replaced coil light went off but then came back on ugghhhhh...but over all love a buick i have had 4 altogther if i was rich i wlould buy a new one every year
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, Eleva, WI, September 28, 2011 20:28We have two 1997 Buick LeSabres, a Custom with 118,000 miles and a Limited with 126,000 miles. The Custom had the Intake Manifold/ Leaking antifreeze problem at 90,000 miles and leaking corroded brakelines at 115,000 miles. Both problems were corrected with replacement of affected parts. The Limited's brakelines were replaced after the Custom's brakelines failed. Both cars have considerable corrosion of exposed unprotected metal on the underside. The panel below the left side doors is corroded all of the way through on the Limited. A few days ago, the Limited's subframe rear mounting bolts let go because of subframe corrosion. Both sides let go with a bang and release of the large metal spacers, rolling around on the ground afterward. The subframe is separated about six to eight inches from normal, also allowing the engine to drop down. The rear end of the subframe is only two inches from the ground now. Luckily, this all happened as I was accelerating after stopping for a red light and not while traveling at higher speed. I was able to limp the car home afterward by driving at slow speed. After checking blogs concerning subframe separation, it is apparent this is not an isolated event. It does appear to be a problem in northern "rustbelt" states. It also appears that GM has not officially recognized the problem. At the relatively low mileage on both cars, the engine and drivetrain should go many more years, if the body and frame can keep up.
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, North Fort Myers, FL, September 10, 2011 15:38I think I need an oil sensor where do I locate it on the engine? The oil gauge goes almost to the red scared to drive it any idea if that may be the problem, also when I stop the car at lights it has been jerking when I go forward then it settles down.
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, Capitol Heights, MD, August 05, 2011 11:43after awhile of sitting my car runs an then cuts off after sitting.... it will start up only if i pull gas in the intake manifold.. can someone tell me what is the problem
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor, Chicago, IL, February 18, 2011 15:33I HAVE HAD NO MAJOR PROBLEMS. I BOUGHT IT USED NEARLY 3 YEARS AGO WITH JUST OVER 30,000 MILES. I JUST REPLACED THE TIRES FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT IS ROOMY, COMFORTABLE AND FEELS SAFE. IT IS ATTRACTIVE (WHO CARES IF THEY SAY IT IS AN OLD PEOPLE'S CAR!)... AND IF I CAN FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE IT I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN NEXT TIME. I LIVE IN CHICAGO AND PARK OUT OUT IN THE COLD AND IT ALWAYS STARTS. THE ONLY PROBLEM I EVER HAVE IS SOMETIMES THE INTERIOR LIGHTS NOT GOING OUT WHEN I TURN OFF THE ENGINE. I SOMETIMES HAVE TO PLAY WITH THE CONTROLS TO GET THE LIGHTS TO TURN OFF.
1997 Buick LeSabreBestHomes, Niles, IL, September 15, 2008 20:10Great car!Enthusiast