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How can I tell which is the inlet hose to heater core?
Just bought the car it has very low mileage. I took the scroud off the engine to see if I could tell where noise is coming from - hard to tell - but seems like it is more from the back 3 cylinders or around there somewhere. engine is the 3.8 L - noise always goes away after it warms up.
Battery dies in a few hours 1 time, might last days the next time. Replaced battery, failed load test. Replaced starter, excessive draw while cranking.Replaced radio, had a internal short causing it to stay powered up on occasion. I have isolated it to the rear fuse box under the seat by the battery.
how to replace the dash light Buick Lucerne 2006?
The car has remote start so there is a brake in the wires that come from switch on the hood latch. It gives me hood open all the time therefor I can never put the alarm on. I have replaced the hood latch assy to no avail. I need to know where the 3 wires go so I can replace them. A wirering diagram would be helpful.
2000 Buick Lucerne where is the crank shaft sensor located
I got in the car and hit #1 seat set up button to put my seat in set position. It did not work. I realized I had left an inside light on and turned it off. The car cranked fine, but once on the highway, messages came up on dashboard with engine symbol lit up, service stabilitrak and service traction device. Also noticed at stop sign that it felt like a mild pull back of motor or jerk.
"clunk" when a bump is hit
I set the alarm and an hour or so later the alarm goes off this is intermittent. Has anyone else seen this or an idea why.
the L shaped tube ..is leaking( by water pump ) , having to put engine coolant in fast to stop it from over heating. How is this replaced?
I also checked fuses. The dimmer switch only turns on the front compartment lights.
just started went to 3 diff gas stations.
theres a half a tank.
never had a problem before
car sits too high in rear
when ever we try to start car the steering wheel has to be in the down position be the car will start
recently i had mt transmission replaced, new my dash lights only work in day light
Car is leaking coolant.Parked in a dry spot you will notice the leak is in the center, on the ground. I've recently replaced: Water Pump, Thermostat, Temp sensor and a relay switch for fans. What else could be the reason for my coolant leaking out ?I had to add a brand new bottle of antifreeze in radiator. Also I have been burning A/C more then usual
my car is clicking when trying to start it and it won't start up.
at 60 mph the car vibrates, shimmeys.
I have replaced the fan motor, resistor, and control board on dash. It will work fine for a couple of days and stop for a couple of days. Ruled out fuse panel because it cuts off and on.
Winter time question. Ac works on both sides, but heat on passenger side does not come on until control button is set up to 84-86, while driver side is set at 74.
Dealer tested both sides at 70 & they tracked; said nothing was wrong!
I added 1/4 quart 10W-40 and let car set for 15 minutes. The bleeping stopped and light went off.
What is potential problem. Happened last year; no code showed up on computer at dealer.
It just started doing this while I was driving.
Already replaced the rack n pinion
Symptoms - The car cranks but does not start. I have had the car into the dealer 3 times and purchased spare relays and spare fuse box from them. Car became very unreliable...never knew when it was going to start. I replaced fuel pump relays 8 times until my third (and hope final) visit to dealer (Barnes Wheaton GM in South Surrey BC). Total bill so far about US$1700. 1st visit (Sep 15 2015)- they replaced fuel pump and relay. Car ran until..... 2nd visit (Dec 01 2015) - they replaced fuse box with used fuse box from Detroit because GM did not have any new ones at any warehouse!!! They read bulletin 15-NA-051 that referred to fuel pump relay problems due to rear seat clip and modified seat clip so it no longer protruded into fuse box cover. After this visit whenever the car kept on cranking past the usual quick start, I would stop cranking right away and check the fuel pump relay which was always fried. This happened about ~5 times until..... Jun 22 2016 - Visited dealer (after my phone calls not answered) to discuss repeated problem and possible causes with Barnes Wheaton Service Manager - he reviewed the problem with me for 1+ hours and found a deep mark in fuse box cover that indicated that the used fuse box installed in my car on Dec 01 had been in contact with the seat clip probably before being installed in my car (since the seat clip in my car had already been trimmed back.) 3rd visit ( Jun 23 2016) - they checked wiring between fuse box and fuel pump carefully at my request and replaced the used fuse box with new one I had purchased to keep on hand due to unreliable starts. So far after 10 starts it still works and I am a little bit more confident that we have found the problem (damaged fuse box terminal due to seat clip?), but only time will tell. One independent local mechanic mentioned that he had replaced fuel pumps etc regularly (1/week) because of poor quality gas available near our area. To eliminate this as a possible cause I have changed to super premium (no ethanol) to eliminate this as a possible cause. GM's lack of interest in this problem is disgusting...I have read over 60 complaints for this car from 2006-2011 models and no doubt this is a small sample. It is the most common complaint for the Lucerne on websites like this. Also: --The bulletin re the seat clip is not available publicly online, This is an easy home handyman fix and would save much frustration and dollars. -- Despite the fact that this was a common and serious problem with this car, GM did not stock new replacement fuse boxes. This prolonged my problem.
- Clive R
Car was towed and still at a Buick service to figure out problem. It has been 5 days.
Under the back seat where the battery is, there's water also. The battery is sitting in about an inch of water.