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#1108 of 1520 Re: 2004 Buick Lesabre Vibration at Freeway Speeds [rjh4]
May 05, 2005 (3:25 pm)
You are under warranty I assume. TAke it back to your dealer for them to Road Force Balance the wheels and tires on a Hunter 9700 balancer. This will eliminate variations in the sponginess in the tire at different points on the tire.
I could be a defective tire. It could be a bent wheel. I could be just a plain out of balance tire. It could be alignment is off slightly and has worn tires. If you have less than 12K on it, they should be happy to fix alignment and balance.
After that be the squeaky wheel.
#1109 of 1520 02 buick lesabre custom reset oil life index
May 08, 2005 (11:11 am)
I recently purchased a used 2002 lesabre custom. The car came without an owners manual.
I just had the oil changed, but the oil life index percent did not change. How do i reset the index??
Thanks in advance for the help.
#1110 of 1520 Re: 02 buick lesabre custom reset oil life index [readyeddie]
May 08, 2005 (3:24 pm)
go to the DIC to the oil life index reading and press the reset button. If it doesnt change hold it longer. Should reset it.
#1111 of 1520 fan buttons - 94 Custom...
May 10, 2005 (3:02 pm)
sometimes the dash buttons labeled vent, heat, defog etc. will work, thus actutating the blower fan, but most times they "stick" and refuse to switch.
#1112 of 1520 Re: Buick LeSabre (;97) Serpentine Belt [imidazol97]
May 12, 2005 (6:59 pm)
I have a 95 Olds 88 And had the belt break on a highway, it wrapped around the axle but no damage. The lower mount has an extension that is more for additional suport but must be removed to get the belt off. The bolt that is removed doesn't support the engine weight. I am an ex mechanic with a bad back and the total job too 1/2 hour. Remember to d/c the crank sensor and reconnect or you will not start. not an awefully hard job
#1113 of 1520 speedometer/rpm gauges
May 14, 2005 (9:48 am)
Have a 97 LeSabre and the above gauges are definately not accurate. I was told that since they are digital there is a chip of sorts that pops in behind the speedometer. Now how does one get to it if this is so. Do I have to remove the dash face- I would guess it pops off with a little prying similar to a door panel. Thanks in advance for any input.
#1114 of 1520 Re: LeSabre trunk leaks [jscaller]
May 15, 2005 (6:27 pm)
My 2000 LeSabre leaks too. I found one of the leaks, but there may be another. If you remove the spare tire and fuzzy lining from the trunk, you might be able to see residue from flood waters. On my car, the spare tire well would fill with water, and some water would flow underneath the rear seat.
The sheetmetal in the trunk that shrouds the gas filler tube had a sloppy, incomplete seal. I could see the residue where dirty water had flowed. Spraying water with a hose into the drivers side wheel well duplicated the problem. This leak was easy to find. I cleaned the area with brake cleaner and sealed it with silicone.
Unfortunately, since sealing one leak, I have come to discover that there is another leak. I hope the slob that smeared sealant on the first year assembly line (touching your car and mine) finally got trained, retired, quit, or died.
All you need to find leaks is the ability to strip out the fuzzy liner, a water hose, and spare time to rectify sloppy manufacturing with silicone caulk.
By the way, my 2000 Grand Touring LeSabre has been a pretty good car.
Loves : Engine, performance, gas milage, sunroof, CD changer, heated seats, stabilitrak, heads-up display
Hates : Leaky trunk, almost stalls accelerating while coming out of corners, bouncy ride, 16 inch wheels almost impossible to clean (brake dust), unreliable airconditioning.
#1115 of 1520 Re: LeSabre trunk leaks [mcarpenter]
May 16, 2005 (4:04 am)
lThanks for the tips on leaks in the trunk. I'm going to check my 03 and see if there are any leaks.
About the wheels. I have the chromed version and I waxed them with a Mothers Chrome Polish. It seems to help the little bit of brake dust (gray) that does come from the low dust linings they now use on the brakes.
You probably have the roughened aluminum wheel? Isn't there a spray on cleaner for brake dust meant for wheel covers that have spokes? Or I would try Dawn, one of the best emulsifiers I've found, and a bristle round brush for dishes like my wife bought somewhere. It looks a little like the old barber brushes they use for lathering up a face from a cup of lather soap. It fits in the palm of your hand, it has a reservoir inside for detergent (could put cleaner in there?) and you press a little and the lather is released through a tiny tube down into the bristles.
There's an oil residue that seems to be on th e wheels, from the roads or the brake dust. If you can cut that it may make your wheels easier to clean.
#1116 of 1520 1995 Buick Lesabre Dashboard
May 17, 2005 (8:33 am)
I am attempting to replace my radio and heater control panel in my '95 Lesabre. I am having difficulty removing the plastic plate in front of the dashboard, which covers the bolts which fasten the radio and heater control panel, because I cannot find the the clips or bolts which keep this plastic plate attached. I don't need to remove the entire dashboard and I don't want to break this part. This part of the dashboard stretches across the entire width of the dashboard and also cover the periphery of the speedometer and gauges.
Any suggestions? Thanks
#1117 of 1520 Re: 2004 Buick Lesabre Vibration at Freeway Speeds [imidazol97]
May 17, 2005 (3:31 pm)
I did take it back to Michael Hohl Motors in Carson City, Nevada TWICE and they have balanced 2 times, rotated 1 time the tires with no success. The factory rep came out and said nothing was wrong with the vehicle so there is nothingto fix. She said it is the characteristics of the vehicle. I also filed a complaint with BBB.AUTOLINE with no success as I mentioned it could be a design problem which is not covered under thier program. The bottom line is the Vibration is still there. Any ideas on what I can do. Thanks rjh4