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#27 of 51 Re: 2005 Buick Lesabre [wjohns02]
Sep 30, 2009 (9:05 am)
I have the 2005 Buick lesabre that had the vibration at 65-70 MPH. I tried every thing that I could think of to stop the problem. The dealership said they could not find any thing wrong. We changed the tires to the Michelin Harmony had the force tested and nothing help. Them a mechanic suggested to change the front struts and rear shocks’. This took care of the variation. I have over a 100k on the car. I did not try this until it had 90k. I would have gladly paid the money for the ride it now has.
#28 of 51 Re: 2005 Buick Lesabre [searcher9]
Sep 30, 2009 (3:49 pm)
What shocks and struts did you put on? Brand and model? How do you like the ride compared to the original? My car has 90K and I'm beginning to think about replacements in 20-30K
#29 of 51 Re: Aligning Camber of rear wheel [twohundred]
Dec 13, 2009 (4:48 pm)
you may have a bad tie rod or just be out of specs.you have to get a 4wheel, wheel alignment .
#30 of 51 Re: 2005 Buick Lesabre [imidazol97]
Jan 17, 2010 (2:02 pm)
I sorry I have not got back with you sooner. I replace Front and Rear shocks and struts with Monroe. I have not had the vibration since. The car has over 120K .
I tried have Mich. Harmony tires new rotor, Every kind of wheel balance possible. I drove this car for 3 years no one could find the problem. I spoke with a BIG old tire store they suggested the shocks and struts. Now it drive like a buck lesarbre.
#31 of 51 Re: 2005 Buick Lesabre [searcher9]
Feb 02, 2010 (6:42 pm)
I have a 97 Buick LeSabre and the vibration issue has returned again but under the same certain scenario. The previous time 2007 it began shaking after driving down out of the Colorado mountains after many miles of braking...result was new rotors and brakes. Now after driving out of the mountains of north arizona the vibration has returned.
Do you think the strut replacement is the better move this time? It almost feels like the car is too heavy...strut sympton?
#32 of 51 2005 Buick LeSabre Limited
Mar 29, 2010 (8:34 am)
My Service Engine Soon Light is on. I had my nephew (mechanic) check for the code and it is EBP P0496, he tells me that the gas tank is going to have to be dropped (he can not do this job). He told me to take the car to the dealership and get the job done. How much is this going to cost me? Does anyone know?
#33 of 51 Re: 2005 Buick LeSabre Limited [dottie007]
Mar 29, 2010 (9:08 am)
>he tells me that the gas tank is going to have to be dropped (he can not do this job).
You need to diagnose first. An engine code is just the symptom. What is causing a problem. I don't know what P0496 is indicating that is a gas tank problem. It means "flow during nonpurge." I take that to mean a leak in a hose, a gas cap that's not on tight or is not sealing, or a purge valve that's not working right.
First I'd get a better opinion than your nephew if he thinks the gas tank has to be dropped on an 05 Buick leSabre to service the pump and sender unit. The access cover is in the trunk; remove the carpet and you'll see it.
Second, the charcoal cannister is underneath the rear of the car. I don't recall just where. I'd start with that. I'd do a visual check of hoses. Then I'd see if the purge valve is operating properly which may require a computer or Tech II to operate to see if it's working. I recall some people needing a replacement purge valve on some cars.
I suspect you'd save money by taking it to someone who can check what's happening with their computer. Do not throw parts at it.
#34 of 51 Tire rotation = bad alignment?
Nov 12, 2010 (7:02 am)
Just got the tires rotated on my 95 LeSabre. now the car has a noticible pull to the left. Driving around 25mph, i need to keep the wheel about 3 degrees off axis to the right to keep going straight.
I haven't hit any potholes recently, alignement was fine at the last checkup (August). Tie-rods, rack, etc less than 1 year old....
Could this be caused by uneven wear on my treads? If so what is the soultion? Will the wear pattern even out eventually, or do I need new tires?
#35 of 51 Re: Tire rotation = bad alignment? [bigbluebuick]
Nov 12, 2010 (7:50 am)
Try an alignment. Could be a bad tire with a belt problem.
If you actually want to chase the problem, switch the two fronts left and right and see if the pull moves. That tire should have been on the the opposite rear tire if the rotation was done right. A bad belt wouldn't be noticed until it was on the front again.
#36 of 51 1995 LeSabre Vibration
Jul 19, 2012 (5:19 pm)
Long term problem with the forward suspension. At highway speeds 65-75mph, the front end vibrates as if its out of alignment. So far I have had the following work done:
- Tires new & balanced
- Suspension aligned
- Transaxle & CV joints - new
- Front shocks - new
- Motor mounts - new
My mechanic (AAA Service center) informed that because the car is so old, it will take a while (10k) miles for the new parts to sync up with the old frame. The vibration will therefore continue until the parts sync up.
Any advice/comments would be appreciated.