Last post on Oct 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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Buick Lucerne, Tires, Wheels, Steering, Sedan
#217 of 226 Re: Lucerne vibration [mpk5]
Aug 28, 2010 (9:08 am)
Do you have the address of Buick in Detroit and name of the person with whom you spoke? Was your car a V6 or V8. I have a V8.
Does anyone know the TSB for bad engine mounts? I have seen a few posts regarding mis-designed engine mounts, but I cannot find a TSB about this. Dealer
said they cannot find it either.
#218 of 226 Re: vibration 06 cxl [lucerneowner]
Aug 28, 2010 (9:10 am)
Do you know the TSB for the bad engine mounts? I know you have a V6, but I wonder if it will apply to a V8 as well.
#219 of 226 Re: Lucerne CXL vibration [edub708]
Aug 28, 2010 (9:20 am)
well the dealer did find that I had 2 bad wheel bearing hub assemblies and 2 bad axles. This did help my vibration tremendously. However, I still have vibration on
acceleration. The dealer did find that my engine mount "strap" was wrong and they adjusted that, but I still feel the vibration, maybe even more so now. I am not even
sure why there is a "strap" on this car. Seems the mounts should auto-align the engine/xmission without some adjustable part. Well that's another top in itelf.....
Can bad engine/xmission mounts cause the axles and bearings to go bad? I would think so since the flex would stress the axles and thus the bearings, but just trying to get another opinion. It seems very strange that 2 hub bearings and axles all go bad within 40K miles. I really think the mounts are bad. I assume this "strap" was incorrect since day 1 since I never had any work done on it until it was recently adjusted which leads to my next question.........if the "strap" was incorrect and my engine/xmission was flexing to much, can this wear out the dampening of the engine mount rubber? I would think so, but again I want another opinion. I think the dealer is checking the mounts and if they don't see a tear or leak, they assume the mount is good? Besides a visual tear or leak, how else can an engine/xmission mount be tested? I think maybe the dampening of the mounts is shot especially since the "strap" was not correct.
#220 of 226 Re: vibration 06 cxl [edub708]
Aug 31, 2010 (7:39 am)
Not sure about the V8. I don't know the TSB for the bad engine mount (only 1 allegedly bad, the other good). My dealer finally came up with the REAL solution (limiting engine block rotation under acceleration), as described previously. That fix apparently kept the exhaust system from hitting the frame as I accelerated, otherwise passing engine vibration to the chassis and largely by-passing the vibration isolation feature of the engine mounts (i.e., rendering any engine mount problem moot). Still, I appreciated their replacing the defective engine mount, as it might have become the NEXT problem after the primary fix (tightening the engine block motion-limiting strap one notch).
#221 of 226 Brake calipers rattle
Sep 25, 2010 (12:31 pm)
My brake calipers on rear wheels rattle on road surfaces that have narrow joints, I figured this out by littley stepping on brake then rattle stops, anyone else have this problem
#222 of 226 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL vibration
Oct 13, 2012 (12:10 pm)
#223 of 226 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL vibration
Oct 12, 2012 (2:52 pm)
i am at wits end....first of august purchased a 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL..vehicle had vibration and shake in steering, driver side floor board and driver seat...driving on freeway vibration and shake get worse (can then feel it on passenger side)....the faster the car is driven the more apparent vibration and shake get...car has been back to GM dealer at least 6 times now...tire balance and rotation has not helped....last straw was yesterday...dealership finally said that GM Rep told them "common problem, customer has to learn to live with it, NO FIX"....WTH??? so am I stuck with a car I can not drive on the freeway? ummm.....I don't think so...even tho my car has 38000
#224 of 226 Re: 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL vibration [hatingmybuick]
Oct 12, 2012 (9:59 pm)
i should add...the dealership agreed to fix the problem if we purchased the car...they have changed two of the tires and wanted us to buy 2 more...BS...the dealership has not delivered what they promised, thus broke the contract.....so we have decided to turn this whole matter over to a Lemon Law attorney....will know more sometime Monday...
#225 of 226 Re: 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL vibration [hatingmybuick]
Oct 13, 2012 (10:52 am)
been in an accident???
#226 of 226 Re: 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL vibration [onefunkar]
Oct 13, 2012 (12:10 pm)
not to our knowledge...carfax report does not show an accident...only show car was a rental return...