2001 Buick LeSabre Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Buick LeSabre
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2001 Buick LeSabre ProblemsHydro-Lock Due to Internal Coolant Leak From Intake Manifold
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.
2001 Buick LeSabre QuestionsWhy would car not fire with no warning, tried Crank Sensor? (1 answer)
Car was driving fine noticed one morning it act like it didnt want to start but it did after two trys, later that day go out to leave and it just wouldn't fire, it acts like it wants too, tried crank sensor already.
Already installed new radiator and water pump
The hoses on both sides of the engine are hot but radiator is still cold