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Buick LeSabre, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#16 of 51 LeSabre maintenance guide
Dec 16, 2006 (7:18 pm)
I am driving Lesabre 2001. It made 36K with no problems and no other maintenance than oil and air filter change. While oil change service the shop recommended fuel injection cleaning, and transmission power flush. User manual does not mention this at all. Should I go ahead with this recommendation?.
#17 of 51 Re: LeSabre maintenance guide [tres99]
Dec 17, 2006 (6:53 am)
Only if you don't mind donating to the shop owner's summer vacation home fund or for the college fees for his kids.
The injectors are kept clean by the detergents in quality gasolines, which is most brands. Use a few tankfuls of only a top tier http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.htmllink title
The transmission probably benefits from a drain and filter change between 36 and 50K. But the shop manual doesn't recommend that early a change; I think it's 100K unless you use it in hillclimbing, taxicab service, etc.
The flush concept is another money maker in my opinion. They don't take the pan off and drain the fluid in the pan and change the filter. That's the preferable method even though it drains about 60% of the fluid that way. I doubt that the flush method which means easily connecting a nice machine that pushes fluid through is better at getting all the old fluid out.
I drain and change my own fluid and do it about 36 K just for preventative maintenance. Find a local, reputable established local shop from friends or family. Pay them to drop the pan, change the filter, and refill with Dextron III. Cost of filter at PepBoys $18; fluid, $15+; the old gasket is reused because it's rubber and contains metal to conduct heat to the bottom of the pan to help cool the transmission.
#18 of 51 Front End Vibration/Steering issues?
Mar 12, 2007 (5:44 am)
Hello. I have a 2001 LeSabre with roughly 37000 miles on it. I bought it used 6 months ago and hadn't had any problems until fairly recently. In late January I started noticing a front end vibration in the car. It's intermittent and doesn't appear to be specific to any particular speed (it happens at most speeds) but sometimes I'll go for days without it happening at all.
Now I am noticing that the steering wheel is tighter than normal. I can still make turns with no problems but something doesn't feel right (in addition to the vibration).
I've had the tires balanced and aligned so now I'm thinking it might have something to do with the steering/suspension but I'm not sure as I don't know much about cars.
Any help would be appreciated.
#19 of 51 93 Lesabre power steering cooler tubing
Mar 31, 2007 (4:57 am)
Hello! I have a 93 Buick Lesabre that has been leaking power steering fluid for some time now. About every other day i need to put more power steering fluid in. My husband looked under the car and seen that it was leaking from a thing called a cooler tubing. Does anyone know anything about that, he said the box thing that is there is real rusty, hes hoping he could by pass the tubing some how, if anyone understands what i'm talking about and can help please let me know thank you audra
#20 of 51 stability sensor system light
Oct 05, 2007 (5:06 am)
My LeSabre has been in the dealer's shop several times and they can't seem to find what the issue is. The Stability Sensor light comes on and off periodically and the front end while making turns, in either direction, makes a stretching sound. Almost like a rubber band being stretched too far.
I had another mechanic look at the front ens suspension and he said it was NOT the struts and the front end looks good. I am wondering since it is when turning, if it's something with the steering or could it be the idle arms, u joints, stability bar or something else they may be related to the steering housing.
Help!!!I can't continue to let my child drive this car like this worrying that they will break down somewhere.
#21 of 51 Aligning Camber of rear wheel
May 20, 2008 (2:55 pm)
I recently changed my rear struts on my 1995 Buick Lesabre. I replaced my springs also. On one side of my car the bottom of the tire is tilted out and the top is tilted in. How do I go about fixing this. I have to do most of everything myself because I am financially strapped at this time.