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#1162 of 1520 97 lesabre help help help
Jul 21, 2005 (6:33 pm)
well group hers is my problem i have a 1997 buick lesabre i added a cd player and a single subwoofer and my abs light has been coming on often the abs light comes on the cd player goes off then starts right back up, then tonight on my way home the abs light cut on and i continued driving like normal then the spedometer went nuts then the battery voltage light came on, i drove a lil bit more and all the lights went out and the car was fine anybody know what the hell is going on?
#1163 of 1520 Re: 97 lesabre help help help [ilnole]
Jul 23, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I wish I knew... These LeSabre's seem to have poor wiring designs. And minds of their own...
#1164 of 1520 98 Buick LeSabre - front doors wont unlock
Jul 25, 2005 (5:48 pm)
I got locked out of my car so a friend used a slim jim to try to open the doors. It never worked. Now the key will not unlock the front doors, the lock buttons on the inside will not unlock them either. I cannot lock the car and I have to either crawl through the window or get in from the back seat! Does anyone know what could have happened? Someone suggested that the anti theft system may have something to do with it and that I need to have the car's computer reset.
#1165 of 1520 Re: Dashboard HVAC controls... [tigercat21]
Jul 29, 2005 (7:13 pm)
i think my abs light in my 94 lesabre is burnt out cause it doesn't come on when i turn the key. do i just pull out the speedo to get at it to replace?
Jul 30, 2005 (5:43 am)
i think the abs light on my 94 lesabre is burnt out cause it doesn't come on when i turn the key. what is the fastest way to change the bulb? just pull out speedo?
#1167 of 1520 Re: 98 Buick LeSabre - front doors wont unlock [swimberley]
Jul 30, 2005 (8:09 pm)
Using the slim jim may have bent or jammed the rod that connects the lock to the manual switch on the door panel. Best bet is to pull off the interior door panel and take a look.
#1168 of 1520 Re: 98 Buick LeSabre - front doors wont unlock [mlm4]
Jul 31, 2005 (9:04 am)
How do I get the door panel off with the door shut? I can only find two screws - one of them takes off the panel where the handle is and the other only removes the panel over the arm rest - there is nothing behind it.
Aug 03, 2005 (11:42 pm)
For the past few months, I've noticed an increasingly strong smell of coolant coming from the hood of my '97 LeSabre, and in cold, damp weather an occasional bit of steam coming out of the grille. My reservoir was recently empy; I refilled it a few weeks ago and it's almost all the way down again. There don't appear to be any leaks, nor do I believe that I'm burning any coolant during combustion (as the smell and occasional steam are coming from under the hood. The heater core does not appear to be the issue, as the smell hasn't reached the cabin except on rare occasions. Has anyone experienced similar problems on their Buicks? Are there any frequent failures in the cooling system that I should be aware of? Thanks.
#1170 of 1520 Re: Smell of Coolant [ryanfiala81]
Aug 04, 2005 (3:46 am)
You don't mention the mileage on the car. It could be coming from a leaking hose, leaking radiator, water pump, or the seals around the air intake plastic upper manifold, or around the lower metal manifold seals. You need to open the hood when the car has built up heat and pressure and is showing moisture coming up and do a quick check to see if you can find any color trails or liquid coolant somewhere.
Do you see any drips on the ground when you park the car after it's hot? That might show you it's under the radiator or the water pump area.
#1171 of 1520 Re: Dashboard HVAC controls... [davco]
Aug 05, 2005 (8:29 am)
If you believe the problem is electrical, it may be the ground connection at the left side kick panel beside the parking brake. I never found it, but it gets moisture and age and can cause strange problems with things like air and power door locks etc.
My 1993 had that. I never followed up to clean and tighten the grounds because I traded the car before it started doing it enough. It would go to air conditioning defrost default and the power door locks wouldn't work for a few minutes.
There also is a ground under the carpet between the door sill and the driver's seat. It would be about where your fingers hang straight down while you're sitting in the seat. You can feel the plastic cover above the connects that may also be related to some dash operations.