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#8 of 43 Re: New Lacrosse stalling ie going dead... any ideas ? [imidazol97]
Feb 02, 2007 (9:51 am)
They finally found the problem with my 2005 LaCrosse. The nut on stud for the starter was missing and when they tried to replace the nut the stud just kept turning. Apparently it was broken inside the starter housing. They did replace the starter and all seems fine now.We dont know if there ever was a nut on the stud or if it just came off.The cable must just have been making contact enough to crank the starter. Buick quality is not what it used to be.
#9 of 43 Re: New Lacrosse stalling ie going dead... any ideas ? [dell46]
Feb 02, 2007 (11:32 am)
Who made the starter?
#10 of 43 Re: New Lacrosse stalling ie going dead... any ideas ? [imidazol97]
Feb 03, 2007 (12:05 pm)
I don't know who made it. It was oe and possibly made by Delco. The dealer didn't show me the old unit.
#11 of 43 Re: New Lacrosse stalling ie going dead... any ideas ? [dell46]
Feb 03, 2007 (6:30 pm)
When you said Buick quality wasn't what it used to be, I wondered if Buick made the starter. They probably didn't. I was made by Delco or another automotive supplier.
#12 of 43 Very loud cold idle
Dec 24, 2007 (5:21 am)
I have a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. It was fine when I purchased it, but now it is very loud when I start it up. It's ridiculously loud. It stays loud until the car completely warms up (10 minutes or so). I've taken it in for service several times, but the service department claims that the noise is normal and is due to the air intake. Does anyone else have this problem?
#13 of 43 Re: Very loud cold idle [dotty3]
Jan 13, 2008 (10:31 am)
I had the same problem. I recorded the noise so the dealer could hear it. He said it was a piece of plastic that sits between the engine and transmission. Somehow the winter's cold affects that piece and causes it to get hit by some kind of fan or fly wheel. He took that piece of plastic out and cut a notch in it.
#14 of 43 2005 Buick Lacrosse PO411 Code secondary air
Apr 25, 2009 (12:26 pm)
, montior engine light comes on , code PO411 Secondary Air, checked air pump,it comes on and sounds fine, checked fuses and relays they are fine, what next? Any Ideas.
#15 of 43 Re: New Lacrosse stalling ie going dead... any ideas ? [csesa]
Jun 24, 2009 (1:45 pm)
MY GOD..My 2005 Buick LaCrosse does the EXACT same thing. On occasion, I'll turn the key and NOTHING, not even a sound. Wait a minute and VOILA. it works.
My problem not is I have two lights on and I am not sure why. My security light is on. It looks like the front view of a vehicle with a lock image on it
Second light that is on is my service vehicle soon light. Not the check engine light.
My 2005 only has 35K miles on it.
Feb 14, 2010 (12:35 pm)
While driving on I 480 at 55MPH I ran across a piece of rough pavement and my 2008 Lacrosse Super instantly shut off(stalled). Fortunately I was close to the turnpike entrance ramp driving in the curb lane getting ready to exit when this occurred. Also, luckily, traffic was light. After coasting to a stop, I put the car in park and the car started on the first try . I proceeded with no more incidences. Scary. If traffic was heavy, things could have gotten bad. Anybody with a similar incident? I will call the dealer tomorrow to see what can be done. Only 9300 miles on the car.
#17 of 43 Re: stalling [dasher3]
Feb 15, 2010 (4:21 am)
Yes, ours did the same thing. Luckily my husband was driving and didn't panic (like I would have). While "coasting", he put it in neutral then turned off the key and turned it back on and the car started right up again. This is the SECOND time in three years that the car has done this. We have a 2006 LaCrosse. This last time it was very dark out and all the dash lights were off. It was quite scary.