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#1059 of 1520 Re: Welcome [L8_Apex]
Mar 24, 2005 (4:00 am)
I bought a new 2000 Silver Lesabre with Grand Touring Package and fully optioned in 2000.I now have 95,000 trouble miles on it.I always changed my own oil and filter and use Mobile 1 Synthetic oil.I have averaged 24-25 miles per gallon in the rural area where I live and up to 32mpg on trips.I have owned every make of Gm Car and a few Fords.I might buy a 2005 Lesabre if I can get a deal,but I will not trade my 2000 in.I just hope that GM does not mess the body style up on it when they change it like they have the Bonneville and that ugly G-6.The front wheel drive and traction control have got us through five winters here in Cincinnati without ever once getting stuck.I will buy nothing but a Lesabre from now on if GM doesn't mess up the styling.Make sure to get the Grand Touring pkg if you buy one,it is well worth the Money.I also have a 95 Roadmaster Limited loaded and a 94 Regal 4 Dr GS loaded.Bought my first Buick in 91 and they have been the best cars I have ever owned.And i have owned over 25.
#1060 of 1520 Re: Welcome [tytirey]
Mar 24, 2005 (7:50 am)
Thanks for the reply. My interest in 2003 stems from an article I read on the Celebration Edition.I was looking for a full size used car for my wife.This particular vehicle seems to have many toy's and is a good value.I will be responding tomorrow to a message I received from a dealer in Ohio who will be getting one in tonight.I am willing to travel for the right car at the right price. Have you heard the latest from GM? either the Buick or Pontiac may have to go.Once again thanks for your response.
#1061 of 1520 Re: Buick LeSabre (;97) Serpentine Belt [ryanfiala81]
Mar 25, 2005 (7:16 am)
i just change the belt the other day on 97 lesabre
there is a nut i think 15 mm on top of it there torx i`m not sure of the size now 5T, take off the nut first, then loose the torx its a rod, the remove the spacer behind the mount, you may need a pry bar to push out the mount just enough to loose the spacer,
take your old belt off, make a draw of how the belt is layed out around all the bullys extra.
#1062 of 1520 Re: Buick LeSabre (;97) Serpentine Belt [s426]
Mar 25, 2005 (9:12 am)
Did you use any kind of support under the engine to keep the holes lined up for when you reassembled the engine mount?
Did you remove the front wheel and the splash guard?
#1063 of 1520 Re: Buick LeSabre (;97) Serpentine Belt [imidazol97]
Mar 25, 2005 (9:55 am)
i removed splash guard not the tire.no support needed for engin cause you not removing the mount itself it just the spacer,only thing you need to do is grab out the lower tip of the mount to insert the rod through spacer, you may not need that . it just was my in case.
you may remove the tire if you want , just support the car with stand.
#1064 of 1520 Showing diag codes on Information Center?
Mar 26, 2005 (9:56 am)
Hello, all..newbie here to this forum, but its nice to know there are other happy LeSabre owners out there. I have Celebration edition I bought last June 1 after retiring my previous Lesabre of ten years and 160,000+ miles.
I have a question...I suspect that when/if the Service Vehicle/Engine Soon light comes on, that it's possible to display computer information through the driver information center (the two-line character display on the left side of the dash). I suspect there's some secret combination of buttons on the left side you can press to get to the computer info; my question is if anyone happens to know if this is true, and if so, what combination of buttons do you have to hit (eg "press and hold the ENG/METRIC button for 3 seconds")?
Thanks in advance
#1065 of 1520 Re: Power Door Lock (cha41i) [cha41i]
Apr 01, 2005 (11:05 am)
There is a little rubber shoe on the end of the solenoid where it fits into the unlocking mechanism- most likely that is worn out or broken. If you can hear the solenoid work, but it doesn't unlock or lock, that that is probably the problem. You will have to take the door apart, but the parts are cheap from the dealer.
#1066 of 1520 Buying 1997 LeSabre
Apr 02, 2005 (10:02 am)
thinking of buying 1997 Lesabre with 180000 klms on it. It comes certified and e-tested and seems to be in quite reasonable condition. Is there any major problems I should be aware of? I see the 95-99's seems to have a tranie problem, but one would think that after 180000 klms that problem would have surfaced and been rectified, Hopefully!
Thanks in advance
#1067 of 1520 93 Buick LeSabre Key Ignition Problem
Apr 02, 2005 (8:49 pm)
I have a 93 Buick LeSabre with what I assume is a key ignition problem.
Here is the problem.....
When I put the key in the ignition and try to turn it on, the motor wont turn over. I do know that the ignition recognizes the key being in there because when the door is open, you hear the key chime. When you turn the key over, there is no resistance in turning the key. Also on the left hand side of the steering column, a small metal plug that fits next to the blinker handle pop out. I tried to put it back in, but there is something misaligned to where i cannot put it back in. (I think this might be related to the problem somehow). I dont know what else I should post, if anyone can help me please do I need all the help I can get!
#1068 of 1520 Hello from Leviathan
Apr 10, 2005 (8:42 am)
Hello fellow members!
I am new to this discussion, although not new to Edmunds.com, which I have used off and on for the last ten years.
I have a 2001 Custom LeSabre, which I bought Certified Pre-Owned in 2003. I was and still am very happy with my purchase - the car has been rock-solid since I've had it. I just took it in for the 60,000 mile Maintenance, and for the most part, it was fine, except for a loose supporting tire rod (replaced under warranty), tire dry-rot (I'm replacing the tires today), and an upper gasket leaking coolant (to be replaced this week under warranty).
I think that the only thing I have to say to those who are considering buying a LeSabre is, if possible, make sure that you purchase a warranty also, whether from Buick or from a third party. It can make all the difference (the upper gasket replacement would have cost me about $300 without the warranty).
I also believe that Buicks have been and continue to be the best American cars, all around. Although other carmakers like Ford and GMC have generally improved, only Buicks (and a friend of mine also adds Oldsmobiles) have been consistently reliable cars and great values (not to mention pretty cool-looking).
Anyway, I am happy to be part of this discussion group. Thanks for reading this posted message. Best Wishes to all the present and future LeSabre owners!