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#106 of 305 my 1993 buick lesabre wont start and stalls
Jan 27, 2009 (12:55 am)
recently i just bought a 93 buick lesabre and it has94,000 miles. I am having problems with it starting. and the check engine light comes on, and sometimes by putting it in nuetral will get it to start, but that doesnt always work. also by pushing it, then turning the ignition on it will start but not always. Also it will stop while i am driving it usually it will start right back up but not always. weve already had the fuel tank censor changed, and the fuel lines changed and theres still a problem.
ive read online about alot of cars with the same problem but i cant find a solution.
My husbands mom used to own another 93 lesabre also and has the same problems. any help would be appreciated
#107 of 305 Re: my 1993 buick lesabre wont start and stalls [mistynd123]
Jan 27, 2009 (1:55 pm)
Have your mechanic test the computer. That's what was our ultimate problem, and because it was so intermittent, it mimicked other stuff. But make sure that they can return it if that isn't the problem. It's around 300 to replace. There was another part (see my post for what they looked at) that was bad, so it was the combination of the two.
Best of luck, Clifford has gone to live with a new family, so I don't have him anymore.
#108 of 305 Re: 1995 Le Sabre staled and wont start wont even turn over [tmlfan6000]
Feb 13, 2009 (10:18 am)
My Buick 1994, 179,000I was having the same problems it would start and you might get out some where the wont start I have tried the ignition switch 50 time then would start. Ma by start good for a few day then same problem. I was told to have new key made so at $21.45 it took care of the starting problem.
I have heater problems. always have it will blow cold air then after while warm hot air then go right back to cold. I in stiled new thermostat cleaned out heater core and same problems. The fan works fine. I am about fed up with it see or trade.
#109 of 305 1997 Buick LeSabre Engine Light Suddenly Won't Go Out
Mar 07, 2009 (6:14 am)
I have a 97 Buick LeSabre Custom that I bought a couple of months ago. It needed a new engine, and I had one installed shortly afterwards, new oil put in, the whole nine yards. It's been running fine up until a couple of days ago. Suddenly it started knocking and cutting off, the engine light won't go out, I bought new plugs and had them installed but the engine light still won't go out! What else could be wrong with my car? I checked the oil, and it has oil, it has water, so those are not the problem. Please help!
#110 of 305 Re: 1995 Le Sabre staled and wont start wont even turn over [Michael8087]
Mar 07, 2009 (11:26 am)
Do you have the automatic digital readout temperature control? It might be an actuator that's got a cracked gear on the heater box; the actuators are electric motors with gears that move the vanes inside the heater. They crack. Often it occurs when someone replaces a battery and disconnects the power for a while without turn the heater OFF while the key is ON so it "parks."
How is your coolant level inside the radiator? My first guess would be an air bubble in the heater core. If the radiator is staying completely full... when the car is completely hot after driving a long time, run the motor up to 2500 for 10 seconds in neutral, repeat 4 more times. That is supposed to push air out of the heater.
Also, sometimes people get an air bubble into the radiator so to fill completely, have someone run the motor at above idle while the cap is off and you'll see the level drop. When that happens fill the radiator full and put the cap back on. Then they can slow the motor back down.
#111 of 305 Re: 1997 Buick LeSabre Engine Light Suddenly Won't Go Out [nikkiro74]
Mar 07, 2009 (11:30 am)
>It needed a new engine,
Go back to where you bought it. It must have had a warranty since it was new.
My thought would be a sensor or something major has happened because of the knocking. If it's a spark knock that might be sensor; otherwise, it's a problem. It needs to be diagnosed and just putting parts on hoping is going to be expensive.
#112 of 305 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom will not start
Mar 07, 2009 (5:52 pm)
Help….I have a 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom with a 3.8 engine. After you have driven the car for a while and you stop and then try and start the car again it will not start. The lights come on but it will not turn over. If you let the car sit for about two hours the car will start. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
#113 of 305 Re: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom will not start [rginsc]
Mar 07, 2009 (6:16 pm)
My first guess is a faulty starter relay or starter solenoid.
#114 of 305 Re: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom will not start [rginsc]
Mar 08, 2009 (10:08 am)
Check connections from battery to starter. I always tighten them to move them to make sure the corrosion is broken between contacts. Tighten the little contacts on the solenoid on the starter. Check the ground on the floor pan under the rear seat and tighten it.
Another check is to use something like a light hammer or heavy screwdriver to tap the starter housing when it doesn't start. Sometimes this causes the solenoid contact to make connection through the damage or sticking. It verifies the starter is the problem. I got a rebuilt from a local AC/Delco rebuilder. I felt much better with that than getting a rebuilt from the competitive box stores where cheapest cost is best for them.
The neighbor helping me with my older Buick even used a battery charger/jumper unit and directly connected to the post on the starter to verify that it wouldn't turn.
#115 of 305 1991 lesabre
Mar 09, 2009 (1:55 pm)
I have a 1991 lesabre 6cyl. Car will start but when you drop it into gear it dies and won't start for awhile. Any idea what it could be? It will turn over but not catch.