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#1336 of 1520 1995 Buick LeSabre Stalling...hard to start
Aug 31, 2006 (11:28 am)
I am working on 1995 Buick LeSabre. It will run ok for awhile, but then it stalls and is hard to start. Recent work on it was a normal tune up, Spark plugs, wires, gas filter, and air filter. I even dropped the gas tank and cleaned it out. Also, when I rev the engine, I can not get it to go over 4000 rpms. It seems like it gets too much gass or air and starts to choke out until it gets back down to 3500 rpms. I have also cleaned out the port injectors. The check engine light comes on, but Autozone states that there computer reader only does 1996 and newer vehicles. Any ideas on the problem?? Any help is appreciated!!
#1340 of 1520 Re: 1995 Buick LeSabre Stalling...hard to start [sizzman]
Sep 08, 2006 (3:22 pm)
I would check the fuel pressure regulator
#1341 of 1520 93' lesabre wont start after going through big puddle
Sep 14, 2006 (6:05 pm)
I have been looking for a place to get some help for a 'do it yourselfer' who doesnt want to pour a lot of cash into a 13 year old car. We had a really rainy day last week and one road that I go through to get home from work had a substantial amount of water over it, after going through it (i was probably going 20 or so) I went about 200 feet and the sucker stalled out. After that it would not start, i sat there for 10 minutes or so and then it would start and run fora bout 3 seconds and then stall out. It did that several times. Since the last time it did that it has not started since and will only crank.
A buddy of mine and I looked at it today, we found that the plugs are not sparking. Took one out and cranked it and nothing. The wires and all are fine. Suspected the coil packs, took them off and took them to auto zone and they tested out fine. The guy at autozone said we might want to check the camshaft sensor which is one the side of the engine down by one of the pulley wheels, said if that gets water in it it will not work and will not spark.
To "test" that would be 36 bucks for a new one and have never replaced that before so am not even sure I can do it myself so I would like to have some semblance of it being a good idea before I do that. Obviously it wont start so if i need to take it someplace I will have to have it towed. (I was 3 miles away from home so a friend pulled it back to my house with his truck)
Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
#1343 of 1520 Got Replacements free for rusted 2004 chrome wheels
Oct 17, 2006 (4:53 pm)
A few months ago I posted a concern that the chrome wheels had rusted on my 2004 celebration edition lesabre limited.
Buick has replaced them, free of charge, so I am very happy. Now I can put those final 150 miles on the car and pass 36000. And wax my wheels.
Have I said the engineering of the Lesabre (and Century) powertrain is exceptional? It is. I greatly appreciate the low RPM torque and overdrive highway fuel economy. I just wish Buick made a 2500lb car with this same philosophy. Such a car could surely get 45 or 50 mpg on the highway!
#1344 of 1520 EVAP emmision control leak
Oct 11, 2006 (8:15 am)
Hi. I have a 200 custom with 121000 miles on it. My check engine light came on, and the trouble code is reading an EVAP emmission control leak. I still need to look the car over, but has anyone experienced this problem before, and maybe know of a particular section of the system that is known for leaking? The car runs great, I recently replaced the plugs and wires. Perhaps I knocked something loose while doing so...any ideas woould be greatly appreciated.