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Newest reported 2001 Buick LeSabre problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Door would not automatically unlock from the remote or when the master lock switch was opened and the window would not work.
Left Rear Door Module (Part #: 25654368) was bad -- Symptom: door would not automatically unlock and the window would not work.
troubleshooting: pried off the plastic cover behind the door handle (start at the hinge side), removed single screw and then starting at the bottom pulled off the door covering (It is held in with plastic snaps), found 12v going into the door module and deduced the module was the problem; found one on ebay motors ...
The upper intake manifold may develop an internal coolant leak causing one or more cylinders to fill with coolant. This can cause the engine to "hydro-lock" and not turn over. Removing the spark plugs will allow the engine to turn over pushing the coolant out of the spark plug holes. Replacing the upper intake plenum and gasket is commonly required to correct this condition.
The engine can be very difficult to start after this problem has been repaired, it can be helpful to clear as much of the coolant from the intake manifold and cylinders as possible before reassembling the intake manifold.
One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.
The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.
RUSTED BRAKE TUBES AT THE ABS UNIT.
REPLACE THE STEEL (Lines) TUBES (4) AND BLEED SYSTEM.
The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.
Problems with the anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.