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#3670 of 4400 TSB Models
Sep 10, 2003 (5:37 pm)
TSB 00-03-10-007E covers the following models:
1998-2003 Buick Park Avenue, Park Avenue Ultra
2000-2003 Buick LeSabre
1998-2003 Cadillac Seville (SLS, STS)
2000-2003 Cadillac DeVille (DTS only)
2001-2003 Oldsmobile Aurora
2000-2003 Pontiac Bonneville (17" Tires only)
Curiously, LeSabre is not among the vehicles listed for the lower control arm replacement. This replacement is the last step in the TSB, if all else fails (balancing, wheel runout, radial force variation and then screened tires). There is no exception noted, so perhaps this was an oversight? I don't see why LeSabre would not be included. On the other hand, the fact that they enumerated all the vehicles but LeSabre makes me think they excluded it on purpose. The text reads:
"THE CONTROL ARMS SHOULD ONLY BE INSTALLED ON VEHICLES IF, AFTER THE TIRE AND WHEEL DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIRS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, THE VIBRATION CONDITION STILL EXISTS.
8. Replace both lower control arms (P/N 25746324-Left and P/N 25746325-Right) on Aurora, Bonneville, DeVille, Park Avenue, Park Avenue Ultra and Seville models."
Sep 15, 2003 (7:33 pm)
This board is so dead I traded my SSEi in for a Denali. Guess I'll haunt the Yukon board. A little more action there. This seems to have run its course. Yes, my pulley puller is for sale.
Best to all. Rod...Ice, I've seen you on the GTO board...I'll be watching you.
Sep 17, 2003 (7:11 am)
I guess I have maybe just been lucky. I have a 2003 SSEI with 10k miles on it. Just ran 1,500 miles through Kansas and Colorado over the Rockies, and it was smooth as glass all the way--no vibrations at any speed up to 85. I put aftermarket wheels on right after I got it, kept the original Goodyear RSA's, and had them balanced by the Hunter road force system.
#3673 of 4400 Quiet time
Sep 17, 2003 (12:16 pm)
Greetings to all
It's been a long time since my last visit here and thought I'd pop in to say Hello and see what's the discussion topic these days.
I still have my 00 SE model - with 84K on it now. It's still a great car and has been extremely reliable. Time for a tune-up soon and before winter hits I'll need tires again. I see some paint blistering aong the leading edge of my hood and with all the stone chips from highway driving the front end is looking a bit battered these days. She's still smooth and responsive so no telling how long she'll be around. I expect to pass her down to my kids in a couple years when they start to drive. Before that happens I may pick up an Aurora 4.0 for myself as a replacement ride. 2001s and 2002s with low miles are a steal.
Best wishes to all.
Sep 17, 2003 (12:58 pm)
Hi Ken, nice to see you again.
#3675 of 4400 Ditto- good to hear from you again
Sep 17, 2003 (4:55 pm)
Nice to hear your still hanging around this board.
I was just thinking that its been over 3 years since we had that little mini-meet at the Rockaway Mall (NJ).with our BRAND NEW 2000 BONNEVILLE'S. It is true, time really flys by!!
Even though I traded in my 2000 for the 03 Grand-Prix- there have been times that I wish I still had the 2000 Bonneville. I know i've said it a few times on this board and the Grand-Prix board also that i still prefer my 98 SSE to the 03 Grand-Prix- (trading in the 2000- the price I paid to have lower car payments and still have a NEW VEHICLE.)
#3676 of 4400 PCV Valve location
Sep 20, 2003 (6:38 pm)
Ok, I give up. Now tell me where the PCV valve is on my 93 SSE. Pleaseeeee.
Sep 21, 2003 (4:35 pm)
My 3800 93 had the PCV on the belt side of the engine right up against in the intake
manifold... if I remember right. I was a vertical pipe area against the intake manifold with a cap on top. It does not look like they used to look. It had a 1 1/2 inch
plastic top that had to be twisted hard to turn it to take off the cover. I think I had to push
down to get it to turn as I twisted. The new GM PCV seemed just like the old one.
Hope someone else can be clearer. I'm doing this from memory since I did that years ago
at 90K. Traded the car at 155 K 'cause my wife wanted the new 03 in Crimson Pearl (LeSabre)
and the old car wasn't good. Ran Fine.
Sep 21, 2003 (5:14 pm)
Thanks for your reply,
I have seen that tube and cap but didn't want to break it when I tried to remove it. I'll work on it tomorrow, Thanks again.
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Sep 29, 2003 (5:12 am)
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