1996 Buick LeSabre Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Buick LeSabre
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1996 Buick LeSabre ProblemsCar Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key
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.
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.
1996 Buick LeSabre QuestionsWhere do I install air conditioning Freon into my Buick LaSabre? (1 answer)
the staryer does not engage and my battery is good and holding a full chatgr, whay could be the issue on why my car will not turn over?
Car started nocking out of no where let it cool down and started it back up. Car does not nock now but afraid it will happen again. There is poor flow in radiator but no over heating oil pressure fluctuates up and down no smoking oils full what could the problem be? Sounds like a rod nock worse w...