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Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds Intrigue will not start, fuel gauge, single mom
fuel gauge, single mom, battery voltage: Hello Edna, By all means, remove the cluster again, and reconnect it. Before unplugging it, look closely at the connector to see if something out of the ordinary can be spotted. A dirty or loose connection could be all it is. I would reconnect it, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds Intrigue start problem, shadetree mechanic, neutral safety switch
shadetree mechanic, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid: Hello Ray, I totally agree with you that the expensive art of conclusion jumping is not the best idea. I love testing till I find the real problem, and then replacing only what is needed to correct it. I will sometimes even reinstall the problem part to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds Siera gas gauge, oil pressure sending unit, toyota technician
oil pressure sending unit, toyota technician, gauge needle: Hello Kristan, If you didn t have the instrument cluster out or opened up, then I sincerely doubt that you had anything to do with the fuel gauge. But replacing it would probably be the easiest fix. Some clusters have a lense that covers the gauges, which...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: I have a 98 Oldsmobile Cutlass...., oldsmobile cutlass, personal mechanic
oldsmobile cutlass, personal mechanic, head gasket: hi cindy.well no sense sugarcoating things .you have major problems you are leaking antifreeze into the oil most likely head gasket if this started after a real cold spell cracked head or block get ready for some major eng repairs .sorry to have to tell you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 olds intrigue no start, theft deterrent system, injector pulse
theft deterrent system, injector pulse, proper key: Hi Your assumptions are correct. The factory Theft deterrent system is shutting off fuel pulse (Fuel Enable is Off). Here is the relearn you can attempt to see if the theft deterrent has lost the correct or valid code. Also if this DOES NOT work, you will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Sunfire, coil pack, carbon deposits
coil pack, carbon deposits, pintle: hi andy ,well you will need a fuel pressure tester to test fuel pressure.and you have to test it while it is doing this.but sounds a lot like either plug wires or egr valve.as for egr valve when it is running bad tap on egr valve and see if it runs better...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: !987 Buick Riviera 3.8 Using coolant!, intake manifold gasket, buick riviera
intake manifold gasket, buick riviera, manifold gaskets: Hello Jack, If there is never any coolant leaking on the ground, then it is somehow going into the engine and out the exhaust. There are only a couple possibilities. The intake manifold gaskets, or a head gasket. Cracked head or cracked block are also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: !989 Olds. Cutlass Supreme won't keep battery charged, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, olds cutlass supreme
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, olds cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass: Hi Tina, This link should help. http://electric.articles.mbz.org/drain/ I wonder if during the engine swap they connected a wire to something wrong. Also, any aftermarket alarm systems or stereos can drain batteries. Have you gone out to the car in...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: !989 Olds Dying, 3800 engine, egr valve
3800 engine, egr valve, diagnostic test: Without actually performing some diagnostic test procedues myself, I would disconnect the EGR CONTROLLER when this clicking starts and see if the vehicle continues to run OK. You may encounter a CHECK ENGINE light due to the disconnected controller but see...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Buick Century AC Rattle, squirrel cage, buick century
squirrel cage, buick century, pine straw: Hi If it stops with fan off, I would think you have something in the fan squirrel cage . A leaf, acorn, pine straw, piece of paper. I have pulled almost everything and anything from these particular blower motors. It has 3 small bolts holding it in (7/32nd...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Buick LeSaber, torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid
torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid, vacuum leak: Hi, Sorry this is so late...I was out of town taking care of some parent plans. Could be that your torque converter clutch solenoid is stuck, locking the converter, but transmissions are not my area. A dirty fuel filter, or low fuel pressure could also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Buick Lesabre throttle sticking, throttlebody, buick lesabre
throttlebody, buick lesabre, gumout: Hi,Mike It sounds like the throttle blade inside the throttlebody may be gummed up with excessive carbon,i would clean the throttlebody blade {butterfly} with a throttlebody cleaner such as gumout or simular solvent,as you spray the solvent move the throttle...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Buick Park Ave 3.8L non supercharged..., buick park ave, wifes car
buick park ave, wifes car, oil pan: Hi As straight forward as it looks, EXCEPT when the pan is being lowered, you ll need to remove the (2) 8mm bolts holding on the oil pump pick up tube inside the pan. You MAY be able to snake it off, but it is easier to remove the tube. It too will require...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Buick temporarilly no drive or reverse, obdii codes, buick century
obdii codes, buick century, service engine soon light: Hi I would say you MAY want to take it to a shop and have it rescanned for codes. IF the motor was running, and the SES light was on, there almost has to be an OBDII code stored. MOST OBDII codes turn off SES light after 3 cycles with out a failure. SOME...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 buick century, rear brakes, buick century
rear brakes, buick century, resivoir: Hi The brake booster is the large round vacuum assisted booster that the brke naster cylinder is bolted to under the hood. It sounds like the internal bladder may be failed. The only fix is to replace the booster. I would also HIGHLY recommend having a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 buick GS reagle 3.8lt supercharged, buick gs, voltage relay
buick gs, voltage relay, first hope: Hi I would say yes the misfires are probabally due to lack of fuel. I would check current draw on the pump, see if it is drawing around 4 amps. Does it go up or down? It MAY be loosing voltage.(relay poor contacts) May have a bad ground circuit. I would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 buick park avenue, buick park avenue, blower motor
buick park avenue, blower motor, electrical connector: Do you have an ANALOG or DIGITAL display ?. If this problem did NOT exist prior to the blower motor replacement is is very likely that a wire(s) were disturbed and possibly partially disconnected from an electrical connector. Go back and look around...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 chevy Suburban vibration, overdrive test, cv axles
overdrive test, cv axles, rear driveshaft: Hello Steven, I assume you have eliminated belt driven accessories by running the engine at about the same RPM, while not moving. Actually, the Overdrive/non overdrive test you did kinda eliminates that, and narrows it to a MPH symptom, rather than Engine....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 cutlas, gm dealership, key cylinder
gm dealership, key cylinder, crisp edges: Hi First try the other key if you have it, see if it works. IF NOT AVALIBLE, and if the 4th digit of your car is an N I would take the title, registration, proof of insurance and your drivers license to your local GM Dealership. Have them cut a NEW...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Intrigue ABS, Traction Control, Service Vehicle Lights, speed sensors, crusie control
speed sensors, crusie control, wheel speed: Hello Betty, I had a 95 Cutlass act the same way, and after checking all the wheel speed sensors, wires, and everything I could find out about, I still hadn t found anything....till I was behind my wife when she was driving it, and I noticed the stoplight...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Intrigue AC Not Working, dual climate, climate control
dual climate, climate control, scan tool: Hi I would recommend taking it to a repair shop and have the A/C system checked for freon charge level. If low, I would ask them to add dye to system, recharge it and use it until it goes out again, or a month or so, let the dye exit the system. The dye...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Intrigue cold stalling, obdii scanner, fuel pressure regulator
obdii scanner, fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp: I need the specific readings being displayed by the scanner. Let s say that the coolant sensor FOR EXAMPLE ONLY reads the temp sensor at 1400 ohms when the engine is COLD when in reality it should read 800 OHMS. This would NOT cause the check engine light...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Olds Bravada - Interior Heat Sensor, luck frank, olds bravada
luck frank, olds bravada, interior heat: HI FRANK,YES IT COULD BE THE INTERIOR SENSOR,AND POSSIBLY CLEANING MAY HELP CERTAINLY WORTH A TRY.BUT IF NOT PROB AROUND 40.00 FOR THE SENSOR LABOR I REALLY DON,T KNOW BUT AN HOUR WOULD BE A GOOD GUESS.DEPENDING ON HOW ACCESSABLE IT IS.GOOD LUCK FRANK BILLYMA...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Olds Cutlass security system won't let start, olds cutlass, diagnostic checks
olds cutlass, diagnostic checks, security system: hi marie,only chance of repairing this without special equipt from dealer ,would be if something has gone wrong with the chip in the ignition key ,in which case you can go to the dealer and have new key made for this vehicle.anything else on this very high...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Olds Intrigue Blinker Light, recepticle, lucky son
recepticle, lucky son, electrical problem: HI KENDRA.WOW KENDRA WHAT A LUCKY SON TO HAVE SUCH A GOOD PARENT.MOST KIDS START OUT IN A LOT WORSE CAR LOL.BUT ANYWAY I DON,T THINK YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ANY BAD ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS THE SAFETY FEATURES SUCH AS SIGNALS ARE PRETTY WELL ISOLATED SO IF YOU...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Olds Silhouette Minivan Rear Wiper, silhouette minivan, chevy lumina
silhouette minivan, chevy lumina, pep boys: hi thomas,yes here is what you do call a aftermarket parts store auto zone pep boys advance auto.ask them for a replacement that is not the same brand you have been buying.but using deicer before you turn wiper on will help.and do you have rear defrost this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Olds silhouette Premiere Van, lousy situation, pepboys
lousy situation, pepboys, extended warranty: Hello Ravi, As for how it can damage the pump, the pump and motor are cooled, and even lubricated by the fuel that is pumped. When you run out of fuel, there is no cooling or lubricating, but then again, very soon after running out of gas, the pump will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 olds silhouette starts but dies, crank pulley, crank sensor
crank pulley, crank sensor, cam sensor: Hi I cannot tell you what to do, but I will say the Crank Sensor behind the pulley DOES cause this problem more so than the cam sensor. The cam sensor controls fuel injector pulses. The vehicle CAN run without the Cam sensor. It MAY not start, but it can...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Park Ave 3.8L non super auto..., crank pulley, crank sensor
crank pulley, crank sensor, screw driver: Hi You ll need a harmonic balancer pulley puller to remove crank BUT the bolts for the balancer have to be 1/4 FINE THREAD bolts to screw into the balancer.(about 4-5 long) As far as the tensioner is concerned, it is the whole heater hose bypass assembly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 Park Ave 3.8L non super..., gm dealerships, sound amplifier
gm dealerships, sound amplifier, parts america: Hi It may be the strut it may be the strut mount. Any of the rear suspension arms/linkages also could make clunking noise. Those struts will be rather pricy. I would take it to a shop that has access to a Chassis Ear which is a tool using clips and a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: !994 Buick LeSabre transmission problems, better mileage, buick lesabre
better mileage, buick lesabre, torque converter: hi gary.well this sounds like a torque lock out switch malfunction.the easy way to tell ,there is a 4 or 5 wire plug in the front of the trans closest to the radiator unplug this and drive the car if this works this sensor is bad .you can have it replaced...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99Alero leak in Front Rack, accordion style, hose line
accordion style, hose line, rack power: Hi I do not know any websites. If the rack itself is leaking it is probabally an internal seal leaking. If the boots (accordion style) are leaking they can be repaired. It may also be a hose/line leaking and spraying onto another component. Good Luck...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS, ford windstar, senser
ford windstar, senser, mech: Hello Enda this is a bad senser the mech. who checked it out should have done a diagnostiac test to check the ABS sensers bring it to a shop and tell them you want a diagnostiac on ABS they will find the bad senser and let u know the cost and if you say yes...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS drains the baterry with car parked, oldsmobile intrigue 1998, oldsmobile intrigue
oldsmobile intrigue 1998, oldsmobile intrigue, fuse box: Hi The ABS relay is located Below LH side of I/P, mounted to multipurpose bracket . That would POSSIBALLY be the bracket with relays you located. It is the bracket that is just above the steering column. I cannot send the schematic. If you need further...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS fuse or relay 93 Olds Achieva, olds achieva, abs diagnostics
olds achieva, abs diagnostics, fuse box: hi chris. well the abs puter is telling you there is no power to the abs pump or controller or both.# 1 FUSE LINKS ARE LOCATED NEAR THE BATTERRY OR BOLTED ON THE STARTER .I MUST REMIND YOU GM HAS A VERY SOPHISTICATED ABS SYSTEM BE VERY CAREFUL WORKING ON...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: HOW DO I GET THE ( (ABS)LIGHT TO GO ON MY 1995 OLD, cutlass ciera, abs light
cutlass ciera, abs light, scan tool: Hello Edward, Usually it takes a scan tool to erase codes. But I own a 95 Cutlass Ciera, and had a problem that iluminated the ABS light, that I never did find anywhere in literature. The stoplight bulbs in the rear window high mount stoplight had burned...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS Light on 95 Olds. Cutlass Supreme 3.1 Eng., olds cutlass supreme, wheel sensors
olds cutlass supreme, wheel sensors, olds cutlass: Does the cruise control work? And you did check the bulbs in the rear window? Best way to check the wheel sensors is with a scan tool, but you can check them with an ohm meter. Use different scales, and compare the readings from all sensors. Check for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS SYSTEMS, abs components, abs systems
abs components, abs systems, abs light: I can t believe you would risk your life and other peoples lives by putting on a USED set of ABS components. Your LIFE is in that brake pedal and is must work each and every time you step on it. Take it back to who installed it as the possible faulty part...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS, abs pump, code 41
abs pump, code 41, emb: hey bart ,the scanner is telling you that your righyt front sensor or wheel sensor is not working normally the sensor is bad but sometimes the abs pump is bad so you can either replace the sensor,and see if that fixes it or have the abs unit tested which if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC Blower controls, ac system, blower fan
ac system, blower fan, palm of your hand: You need a BLOWER FAN RESISTOR and it is usually located near the blower motor on the housing. It is a small unit with about 3 coils of wires and 3 electrical connectors. Will fit in the palm of your hand. Cost approx $50.00. Usually a DEALER item. autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC blows hot air on driverís side and cold air on passengers side., automatic climate control, temperature variation
automatic climate control, temperature variation, air temp: Hi I am assuming you have Automatic Climate control, and you have passenger side adjustment control. If not please follow post back. First and biggest aid will be to have the HVAC system scanned for codes. You can usually get this done at most repiar shops...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC compressor for Aurora, turkey valley, ac compressor
turkey valley, ac compressor, lisa miller: Your LOOKING FOR TROUBLE when buying a USED compressor as you have a 50/50 cahnce of it being 100% operative and lets say you buy one and pay someone to install it and put all the oil and freon in it and start it up and the compressor is noisy. You take...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC/Heater on 1984 Buick Century, resistor pack, buick century
resistor pack, buick century, blower motor: James, I would remove the power wire to the blower motor and try the system. if the fuse blows, replace the blower but just turn the heat on not the A/C at all. If the fuse blows I would remove the connector/wire connected to the A/c compressor and try...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC Problem, amp fuse, compressor clutch
amp fuse, compressor clutch, wire connections: Hello Jay, Could be a short, but could also be just too much load for the fuse. If it is a circuit breaker that trips, it could just be weak and worn out. Ohm testing, or circuit amp draw testing would be the correct next step, to see just how much power...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC RIVIERA, buick riviera, autohelp
buick riviera, autohelp, ac system: Your problem is going tio be with the A/C-Heater PROGRAMMER. I can provide you with pictures of this probgrammer and what to do to test the programmer. However, You will need to contact me at: onlineautohelp@msn.com In order for me to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC, e mail address, blower motor
e mail address, blower motor, c air: What size engine do you have as I just may stock one and if NOT, I can get you one and ship you a blower motor. You are referring to the blower motor that blows the heat and A/C air into the passengers compartment, CORRECT ?. Please contact me at: ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Acceleration Problem, olds achieva, highway speeds
olds achieva, highway speeds, achieva: It is very possible that your tires could be out of balance and or you have a problem with one of the tires as it could have a flaw in the tire when it was made. I would suggest that you have the tires re-balanced and tell the facility of the problem you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Achieva Starting Problems, oil pressure gauge, coolant system flush
oil pressure gauge, coolant system flush, blown head gasket: You stated: Head cracked and repaired @ 100K mi. WHAT all was done to repair this cracked head ?. From your question it would appear that you are getting engine coolant into the engine oil either via a blown head gasket or the REPAIR that was done...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Achieva Wouldn't Start, oil pressure switch, mass airflow sensor
oil pressure switch, mass airflow sensor, fordscorpio: Hi Robert, Just the oil spraying on the side of the engine wouldn t hurt anything, including the starter. But if a bunch was drawn into the air intake, it could have coated the Mass Airflow Sensor, and caused it to not read correctly. Here is a good link...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Air Bubbles in Oil, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, blown head gasket
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, blown head gasket, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera: hi elizabeth,well liz a few air bubbles is nothing to worry about ,now a lot of bubbles indicates over filling.but i wouldn,t worry as long as thelevels are full and the fluids are clean.the trans fluid should red and the oil just shouldn,t be black ,and should...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Air Conditioner, buick lasabre, compressor clutch
buick lasabre, compressor clutch, senerio: Hi Rita, I would just guess that the compressor clutch isn t working, which could be fixed for around a hundred or less. But worst case would be a compressor, and drier. Parts and labor could run as high as 5 hundred or so. But without someone actually looking...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Air Conditioning, joe lawrence, flow control
joe lawrence, flow control, air conditioner: Hi Joe, Not a blower problem, but rather, a flow control door problem. Weather your doors are controlled by vacuum, cables, or little electric motors i don t know. But whatever controls the mode door isn t working. The door may just be stuck. Try bumping...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Air conditioner, car none, batt
car none, batt, dennison: hi ron.normally this prob happens while changeing a batt or giveing someone a jump .try and disconnect the neg cable from the batt.but before you do make sure everything is off doors are closedint lights have turned off.then disconnect neg cable for 30 mins.hopefully...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Air conditioning problem 96 Buick Roadmaster, buick roadmaster, humid area
buick roadmaster, humid area, roadmaster: Hello Conrad, Forming condensation is part of what an a/c does. it takes the humidity out of the air. The alternative would have the evaporator freeze up, and then there is no airflow, and high head pressure. The only thing to fix is making a drain work....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Air flow valve, coolant temp, cutlass supreme
coolant temp, cutlass supreme, engine coolant: Are you referring to the IAC valve or the INTAKE AIR SENSOR, an EGR problem, an Engine coolant temp sensor, or what ?. Plugs can be BLACK due to excessive fuel pressure, MAP sensor, restricted air cleaner and numerous sensors or even the computer itself....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Alero 2002 - no start - ? anti-lock?, air plugs, system failure
air plugs, system failure, sp auto: hi len,well never heard of any prob that would cause a no start that would be connected to abs.i would be looking more into the ignition module or possibly cranksensor possibly fuel pump or relay these are some possibility,s .i would not worry about the abs.unless...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Alero will not run after disconnecting battery for 12 hours, troubleshooting chart, alero
troubleshooting chart, alero, fuel pressure: Hello Randy, My phone line is giving problems, so if you get this answer twice, that is why. First of all, just from reading your question, I would assume the car has been running fine, no repairs performed recently, and the battery for some reason, was...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Alignment, alignment machines, delta 88
alignment machines, delta 88, front end tools: I remember those bars also and they are NOT that accurate compared to today s electronic alignment machines. I still have my old front end tools and would not even consider using them as a FINAL adjustment. Your vehicle, Your choice. autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Alternator, autohelp, auto parts store
autohelp, auto parts store, mechanical experience: If the FAULT is POSITIVELY in the alternator you can purchase a rebuilt alterntor for about $225.00 at any auto parts store and it only takes a minimal amount of mechanical experience to replace it in less than an hour. In my opinion the price you were...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Antenna motor conme on after shutting engine off, olds aurora, radio antenna
olds aurora, radio antenna, antenna wire: Hi Ken, The antenna is supposed to go down after the engine is shut off. If it isn t moving, the drive cable inside must be broken. That could cause the sensor to not be able to tell the antenna is down, and keep trying. The large black radio antenna wire...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Anti-freeze leaking in the motor, intake manifold gasket, upper intake manifold
intake manifold gasket, upper intake manifold, head gasket: Hi Dan, It is possible that it is a manifold gasket. You can connect an air hose to each sparkplug hole in order, while the valves are closed for the tested cylinder, and see if air goes into the cooling system. That might be better than pulling the heads....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Auto dimming feature/winshield rear view mirror, windshield company, rear view mirror
windshield company, rear view mirror, buick regal: HI BEN YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE BAD PART MOSTLIKELY THE MIRROR ASSY.CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE FOR A AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT PART.OR A SPECIALITY SHOP THAT INSTALLS TINTED WINDOWS AND STUFF.ALSO WITH YOUR WINDSHIELD COMPANY,S HOPE THIS HELPS TY...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Auto Trouble, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera, oldsmobile cutlass: hi unhappy.well if it is not the battery and not the starter.then it has to be the cables.now the cables run pos.from the batt to the starter solonoid which is bolted on top of starter.this cable must be clean and tight.now the ground cable or neg cable runs...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Automatic Air System, sorry for the confusion, gymnist
sorry for the confusion, gymnist, blower motor: HI AGAIN JAMIE YES THIS IS THE VAC MOTOR I WAS REFERRING TO THESE FLAPS ARE CONTROLLED BY LITTLE MOTORS THESE ARE CALLED VACUM MOTORS THEY RUN OFF VACUM.IF YOU GET UP UNDER THE DASH YOU ALMOST HAVE TO BE A GYMNIST TO DO THIS,WITH CAR RUNNING CHANGE FROM FLOOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Automatic headlights, buick le sabre, dash board
buick le sabre, dash board, test procedures: Did you just purchase the vehicle ?. If this is NOT the way they used to work then I would say that the sensor and or module for the automatic headlights needs to be tested and most likely replaced. This will require a technician to perform the test procedures...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Axel Shaft, olds alero, differential gear
olds alero, differential gear, slide hammer: Hi Drew, I have never laid a hand on an Alero, but most axle shafts have a little snap ring in a groove in the shaft that just sits against a chamfer inside the differential gear, and needs to be Popped out, with a little pressure, and a little jar, or...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: abs and brake system lights on, wheel sensors, pontiac transport
wheel sensors, pontiac transport, light bulbs: Hi Gary, There is a possibility there is something in the ABS causing a light. You had said system warning light s , so I was thinking possibly oil and gen lights also. If you live in a northern state, there was a service bulliten not too long ago about...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: abs brakes 94 buick regal gs, rear disc brakes, caliper piston
rear disc brakes, caliper piston, piston area: Hello Brian, On many vehicles with rear disc brakes, there is a lever for the parking brake on the back side of the caliper/piston area. if you have that, then the piston needs to be screwed in. There is a little tool at O Reileys, or other parts houses,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: abs break system, oldsmobile regency, abs line
oldsmobile regency, abs line, breakline: Hello Marcus, Can it be fixed? Yes, every car is composed of thousands of small, simple parts, joined together into a complex, living, breathing, assembly of synchronized efficiency. But each part, in and of itself, can be either repaired, or replaced....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: abs light, buick le sabre, sears automotive
buick le sabre, sears automotive, faulty work: Hello hun When thet changed they most likely knocked the senser off for the abs light to come on and that also works the track controll. sears should pay for the diagnostiac test and the repair to your senser they did it faulty work . Good luck to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: accessory belt replacement, dollors, pulley
dollors, pulley, spacer: hello charles at the parts store they sell a special wrench for realesing the teninsher it is 20 dollors for the wrench will adapt for all cars a wise tool to have . you should take the bolt off the motor mount then jack your motor up about 3 inches then...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: actuator, oldsmobile bravada, 2000 oldsmobile bravada
oldsmobile bravada, 2000 oldsmobile bravada, clutch cable: Hi According to my GMSI it is located Remove the battery and battery tray. Refer to Battery Tray Replacement in Engine Electrical. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the vacuum actuator. Disconnect front drive axle clutch cable. Remove the vacuum actuator...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air bag light, denis ribas, autohelp
denis ribas, autohelp, olds bravada: NEVER EVER perform ANY diagnostics or work on an AIR BAG system UNLESS you know the proer procedures for de-activating BOTH the battery and backup battery supply systems. The force of an air bad accidently deployed can KILL YOU DEAD. have this work done...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air compressor (air struts), emission control device, belt pulley
emission control device, belt pulley, air struts: Hello Karen, Stop pulling the hair. First, there is a difference between the air compressor, and the air CONDITIONING compressor. The A/C compressor circulates freon through the A/C system, and has nothing to do with struts. It is belt driven, but to the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air conditioner, pressure gage, olds aurora
pressure gage, olds aurora, freon: the readings of 25-45 are ONLY applicable when the compressor is RUNNING AND THE PRESSURE GAGE IS ATTACHED TO THE low side PRESSURE PORT. WHEN THE AC IS NOT RUNNING OF COURSE THE PRESSUIRE WILL READ HIGH. Once the compressor is OFF the high side and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air conditioner, refrigerent, vacuum pump
refrigerent, vacuum pump, freon: The pressure in the can shouls start to cycle the compressor ON and OFF. However, If you have AIR in the A/C system you will NOT be able to get enough freon in the system to do you any good. You will need to use a vacuum pump to remove the air from the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air conditioning connections, catalitic converter, olds ciera
catalitic converter, olds ciera, ciera: hi lori,and ty for writeing.what they are asking you,is where the airconditioner bolts onto the engine is the bracket held on with 4 bolts or 5 bolts.because if not right aircond pump will not bolt to the new eng.yes the converter will cause a hesitation,but...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air conditioning, vacum pump, vacuum pump
vacum pump, vacuum pump, harborfreight: HI TOM,YES YOUR AC SYSTEM HAS A LOW SIDE AND A HIGH SIDE.AS IN LOW PRESSURE AND HIGH PRESSURE.THE PUMP HAS TO HAVE A HOSE FOR 134-A FREON MOST TODAY DO.FIRST THING YOU WANT TO DO TOM,IS YOUR NEW COMP BUY OIL FOR IT AT THE PARTS STORE.TAKE THE FACTORY PLUGS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air/ fuel mixture, air fuel mixture, hi tim
air fuel mixture, hi tim, gas tank: Hi Tim, If it is a 2000, there is no way for you to adjust that. You can make sure there is a clean air filter, the engine is tuned properly, and any if the engine light is on, read and correct any codes. The ECM,(Computer), uses input from sensors, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: alternator/posative cable, old battery, battery cable
old battery, battery cable, electrical system: Hi Bob, I have heard people say it would hurt it, but I don t think so, and I would expect it to keep running, although I just normally don t do it. I would probably stick an old battery in there if I wanted to drive it a ways to get home, if possible. Good...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: anti-lock brake light, 1990 trofeo, rear wheel speed, wheel sensors
rear wheel speed, wheel sensors, stoplight switch: I have a Cutlass, and my light was on for a while. Cruise also quit working. I heard all kinds of stuff about wheel sensors, but to make a long story short, I found the stoplight in the back window wasn t working. The bulbs were blown. replaced them, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: antifreeze replacement, radiator hose, prefferably
radiator hose, prefferably, heater hose: You aren t going to get much more out of the block than you get out of the lower radiator hose. You could pull a heater hose, return prefferably, and using a garden hose, flush some water back through the system that way. Then even blow on the heater hose...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: antilock brake plug, 1998 oldsmobile aurora, oldsmobile aurora
1998 oldsmobile aurora, oldsmobile aurora, wheel bearings: Hi Damien, I don t work on Auroras, but I might have an idea. Would you be willing to reinstall the orriginal that was on the vehicle before you started? If it locks the brakes also, there may be some reset proceedure needed, like disconnecting the battery,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: antilock light, emery cloth, answer check
emery cloth, answer check, brake fluid: Hi Bill, I honestly don t know. It is just that I have a Cutlass, and searched everywhere for the problems,(cruise also didn t work). Nobody had any ideas other than to say wheel sensor. I accidentally discovered the hi stop light was burned out. After...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: aurora, pressure test, computor
pressure test, computor, fuel pressure: Hello James, I don t know if Aurora has any rubber hose in the return line, but in older vehicles, the way to test the regulator was to pinch the return hose to block off flow. If that increased the pressure, the regulator was allowing too much to return...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: auto heater, automatic climate control, auto heater
automatic climate control, auto heater, pontiac bonneville: HI JOHN, REALLY SOUNDS LIKE A COOLING SYSTEM PROB OR T STAT.NEED TO KNOW IF HOSES ARE BOTH 185 DEGREES AT FIREWALL.OR ATLEAST BOTH EQUALLY HOT IF SO CLIMATE CONTROL PROB IF NOT COOLINGSYSTEM. MAKE SURE IT IS FULL OF ANTIFREEZE AND BOTH LINES ARE HOT.BILLYMA...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: auto repair, buick park avenue, auto parts stores
buick park avenue, auto parts stores, battery cables: Hi,Rob It could be a few things that cause this,start by the basics first,charge the battery up and check the battery making sure its in good condition,check the battery cables making sure they arent corroded with acid,clean them up and make sure they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: auto trouble-shooting, oldsmobile achieva, auto trouble shooting
oldsmobile achieva, auto trouble shooting, tilt steering: Hi Hector, Sorry this answer is so late...I signed out on vacation, but the site doesn t seem to update all the areas I am in, even though it says it will. Now, in case you haven t gotten it fixed yet, I would make sure the engine itself isn t locked up,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: auto, pontiac gran, rocker arms
pontiac gran, rocker arms, shift lever: Hi Don, Sounds like the engine is rocking sideways,(actually foreward)due to the torque, and the exhaust pipe is touching the body or crossmember. See if you can make it do it by placing the shift lever in low, accelerate to fairly high RPM s, then let off....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: automatic transmission, master cyl, retainer
master cyl, retainer, automatic transmission: Derald You ll need to manually shift it at the transmission lever,look below the master cyl and at the transmission you ll see the cable going to a lever,release the retainer from the cable by prying the cable up at the retainer,then you can move the lever...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bad ingnition switch??????, starter solenoid, safety switches
starter solenoid, safety switches, wire connections: Hi Rick, I have a 95 Cutlass, and it does Not use a key with a chip in it, therefore a normal $45. ignition switch on the steering column would work. But there are neutral safety switches, and a starter solenoid, as well as wire connections that could be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Battery charging, newer cars, don hi
newer cars, don hi, short trips: Hi Don, I think there was a light on somewhere. Like maybe a map light on the mirror? After just a few minutes of running, the battery should be recharged. If there isn t a light on...glove compartment, under hood, mirror,...then there is a warranty problem....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Battery et al, amp meter, specific gravity
amp meter, specific gravity, dome light: hi jess ,,.when you completely discharge the batt it is possible to reverse the polarity.batterry,s are measured in specific gravity when you completely discharge the specific gravity goes out of this world .this creates a dead short.the batt is junk jess...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Battery life, ac delco, car batteries
ac delco, car batteries, buick century: Hi Kevin, If you have had no problem starting, I bet it will easily make it to mid April. Some things to look for are slow cranking, possibly the lights dimming down noticably when you let off the gas. The heater blower may even slow down when you let off...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Battery won't get a charge?, buick park ave, exact diagnosis
buick park ave, exact diagnosis, volt amp: You going to have to have a VOLT/AMP METER put on the vehicle to make an exact diagnosis. You could have a faulty alternator and or something is draining the battery such as the inetrior lights are staying ON at night or the trunk light or numerous other...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: BELT TENIOSER REPLACE MENT, o reillys, pully
o reillys, pully, pulley: Hi Cropper, First have the belt off so the tension is released. Then remove the bolt where the tensioner is bolted to the engine block, and remove the complete assembly. If the tensioner is good, but you just need the pulley, it is available separately,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bleeding ABS Brakes, caliper pistons, cutlass supreme
caliper pistons, cutlass supreme, abs brakes: There are ONLY 2 possibilities: 1. Air in the system. as you are not bleeding them correctly. 2. You did not adjust the rear calipers before you re-installed them as some models rewuire that you use a special tool to turn the caliper pistons. What...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bleeding Alero Brakes, lug nuts, 2000 alero
lug nuts, 2000 alero, alero: Hi Dave, I don t know anything about an Alero, so I m not sure if they have anything different. But I would jack it up and remove the wheels, and then put the lug nuts back on to pull the rotors up tight. Use some washers as spacers if the stud threads don...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Blower Motor runs all the time, hi art, blower fan
hi art, blower fan, membrane type: hi art .well unfortuneately your auto climare control actually operates off a module or computer if you will typically the unit is mounted under the dash.and is a cpl hundred bucks.and a lengthy diag cost and installation cost.this type of system has always...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: BRAKE PROPORTIONING VALVE, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, brake proportioning valve
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, brake proportioning valve, oldsmobile cutlass: 90% of the questions that I get come from people with very limited mechanical skills and if they do NOT tell me their level of expertise, I have NO WAY of GUESSING their expertise. It could very well have been a faulty PROPORTIONING VALVE, But I still think...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brake Lights, turn signal switch, oldsmobile cutlass
turn signal switch, oldsmobile cutlass, fuse block: Probably dialectric grease...leave it there. Check the stop light switch above the brake pedal. If the signals work, the wires and bulbs are good, cause they are the same. If you want to measure resistance, take the bulbs out, cause they will look like...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brake light problem on 2001 Alero, olds alero, brake light switch
olds alero, brake light switch, lt blue: Hi If possible check for power on the Light blue wire in rear at the connector that goes into the rear lamp holder (Circuit board) If the lt. blue wire gets hot with pedal apply, the circuit boards are at fault. I would suspect the circuit boards. I hope...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brake lights, 1988 cutlass ciera, car work
1988 cutlass ciera, car work, cruise control: NO the computer has NOTHING to do with the brake lights. OK, IF your vehicle has CRUISE CONTROL there is most likely TWO different switches mounted above the brake pedal. One is for the cruise control and the other is for the brake lights. tell me what...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brake shudder and rough idle, vacuum leaks, pontiac bonneville
vacuum leaks, pontiac bonneville, vacuum leak: 1. No. The rotors warp, not the calipers. I think you have looseness in the tierod ends or ball joints. 2. Sometimes ...see if it is affected by the heater/air conditioner control position. That could cause a vacuum leak in one position, and it it is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brakes, buick skylark, fluid leak
buick skylark, fluid leak, brake fluid: hello chris push hard on the brakes when in the drive way look under the car for brake fluid check the lines you should find a leak the lines on bolt replace the bad line then when you are ready to bleed the system let me know i will walk you threw that pet...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brakes, wheel speed, oil light
wheel speed, oil light, speed sensor: Hello Terry, You didn t say what kind of vehicle you have....year, make, model, engine size, etc. A generic cause for the brake lights you mention to remain on is if the bulbs in the stoplight in the rear window are burnt out, that will cause it. The cruise...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brakes/Master Cylinder, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass, cutlass supreme: Hi Rosa, In the glove compartment of the car is a tag with about 100 little three didgit codes. Each code means something that was on the car when it left the factory. I will send a link about those codes, called a RPO code, or regular production option....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Brakes, buick park avenue, caliper pistons
buick park avenue, caliper pistons, wheel cylinders: Hello Calvin, No, it is not always necessary to overhaul calipers, or wheel cylinders. If they have been working fine, and not leaking, it is fine to just squeeze the caliper pistons back in. I do highly recommend opening the bleeder screw during that process,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Braking systems, olds achieva, contamination problem
olds achieva, contamination problem, rear brakes: hello roland this is a bad abs senser it is on the wheels it self just to see on plug the wires and see if they lock up them now the rear brakes might not have abs depending when the car was made . so then i would check self adj. they could be locking up...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bravada - Key won't turn in ignition, key cylinder, safety interlock
key cylinder, safety interlock, steering wheel: Without personally seeing this problem it could be the ignition switch or the key cylinder or the safety interlock system. There is no way to tell without performing some test procedures of which you will need the service manual in order to perform the tests....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bravada problem, fuel pressure guage, fuel pressure gauge
fuel pressure guage, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pumps: When you replaced the fuel pump was there any excessive debris within the fuel tank ?. Have you tried adding some DRY GAS to absorb any moisture accumulation within the fuel tank ?. When was the fuel filter changed last ?. The ONLY other possibilities...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Break & Anti-Lock Lights On, batt cable, buick century
batt cable, buick century, warning lights: hi ryan. the warning lights will be on both when there is a abs prob.there is a sensor at each wheel one of these sensors are bad.try and unhook the neg batt cable for 5 mins .light will be off then if it stays off no prob if it comes back on bad sensor.please...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bright lights, oldsmobile cutlass, coloumn
oldsmobile cutlass, coloumn, wiper switch: HI KRYSTAL,YOUR BRIGHT LIGHTS SHOULD WORK ON THE WIPER SWITCH.EITHER THE SWITCH IS BAD OR THE ELECTRONIC PART ON THE COLOUMN IS BAD.TRY AND TILT THE WHEEL ALL THE WAY FORWARD IF THEY WORK ROD GOING TO SWITCH IS OUT OF ADJUSTMENT.YES A BAD AIR FILTER CAN CAUSE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Broken key in the ignition, buick park ave, broken key
buick park ave, broken key, tilt column: Hello Terry, A locksmith might be able to use some of his small tools and get the piece out. Or you can try using the broken key and see if it will work. Or you can replace the tumbler/lock mechanism. That isn t the ignition switch. The switch is down on...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Broken Speedometer & Odometer, buick skylark, transmission control module
buick skylark, transmission control module, fuse box: Hi,Allen Sounds like you have a short to ground at the transaxle harness,the fuse that probably went open was the ERLS fuse,this is a pink wire ckt #439,that runs from the fuse box to the transaxle,it supplies battey voltage to the 1-2 shift solenoid and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A BS sensor, front wheel bearings, speed sensors
front wheel bearings, speed sensors, wheel speed: Hi 2 ways to tell - If your van has ABS (the ABS light will come on on key up) then you HAVE ABS, and as such you ll have front ABS Wheel speed sensors. or If there is wires going into the front hub right next to the axle. I Hope this helps. Good Luck...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick 3300 V6 Misfire Shake, buick century, gm parts
buick century, gm parts, coil wire: Hello Harry, Sounds like exactly what mine sounded like. Shakes especially in overdrive, but if you floor it, will temporarily quit? I don t think the spark is the problem. Do a compression check, but watch the needle closely. You may even want to do...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick 4 note horn, small concern, horns
small concern, horns, harnesses: Hi Paul It should be a plug and play situation. I would suspect the mounting as being the only small concern. The new horns MAY come with harnesses and or different connectors for different applications. Good Luck I LOVE the sound of the Buick 4 horns ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick 94 Roadmaster doesn't start?, 94 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster
94 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster, starter solenoid: In most cases such as this, the problem is caused by a fault within the starter solenoid and or the starter itself. You can remove the starter and hand carry it into most any larger auto parts store and they will test it for you for free. autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Air Compressor for Air suspension, radiator cooling fans, repetition rate
radiator cooling fans, repetition rate, diagnostic code: Hi For the ALC compressor please do this for me and respond back private post... All the Automatic Level Control diagnostic trouble codes are displayed with a blink code on the accessory inflator switch LED. The diagnostic codes will flash after the completion...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century-1999, intake manifold gasket, buick century
intake manifold gasket, buick century, brake fluid: Find a mechanic that you can trust. We do exist. Find one that a friend has used for years, and tell him the same thing you told me. There are instances where some of those things need attention, but I wouldn t rush out and have them done. If you are not...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century 96 anti lock alarm, dashboard lights, buick century
dashboard lights, buick century, autozone: Hi. I would advice taking it to a repair shop and having the ABS (Anti Lock Brake system) scanned for codes. There are just too many items that could allow thwe light to come on. MOST shops will preform a scan for free, or at a discounted price. You may...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century acceleration problem, buick century, engine didn
buick century, engine didn, unhooked: hi karin. well it sounds like you have one of a cpl probs either the accell cable is broken or possibly just came unhooked.in which case you or hubby will be able to see where it hooks up bye one of you pushing the pedal the other see what it is doing under...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century fuel pump replacement, fuel pressure regulator, buick century
fuel pressure regulator, buick century, hot weather: Entirely possible the fuel is sitting there and vaporizing in the lines in the hot engine compartment...possibly to the point that the fuel pump can t flush it thru when you try to start it. I assume you checked to see if you can hear the pump run when...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century Hard To Start., fuel pressure regulator, buick century
fuel pressure regulator, buick century, carberator: Hi James, A carburetor won t have a fuel pressure regulator. It does have an automatic choke, which MUST be in proper adjustment. Also, there is an accelerator pump that can cause the stumble, but shouldn t cause the rich mix. A heavy float would though,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century limited 1980, vacuum hose, cylinder problem
vacuum hose, cylinder problem, buick century: Sounds more like fluid is leaking past the seals in the master cylinder. Have it replaced by an experienced brake technician. Usually when a brake booster fails you can hear air escaping at the brake pedal under the dash. You can also test the booster...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century Transmission Failure, buick century, transmission failure
buick century, transmission failure, transmission shop: hello paul i belive you are a good driver with your car . it will have to go in to a shop where they can check the tranny with a diagnostiac . it could be a simpile censer or even a rebuld . should not need rebuld with the low miles u have on this car pete...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick code 34, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor
mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor, mass air flow: You MUST replace the MAF sensor as this was a very common failure on the late 80 s GM vehicles. I have seen brand NEW ones right out of the box that were faulty so be careful as you might get a faulty one of which will give you the same code again. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Driver's Door won't open, sears store, buick riviera
sears store, buick riviera, wd 40: Hi Craig, Take it to a locksmith, or wrecker company. I have seen them use plastic wedges between the window and frame, and spread it so far I thought it was going to break. They can look right down in there and see what they are doing. You can do it yourself....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick dies while driving, crankshaft sensor, buick regal
crankshaft sensor, buick regal, knowhere: hi cindy,well not realy sure what cars are thinking on there way out,prob same things as us lol.i think cindy if you are right about the year,then we will have to call this car a v-6 instead of a v-8.2 cyls but the diff is immense.if it is a v-6 then it needs...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Engine Revving, buick engine, fuel injection system
buick engine, fuel injection system, buick century: hi jeff.well first of all yes it could be related .you see if your car has been running low on antifreeze then it has ran different temps then it is used too.so bye doing that what it may have done is give the wrong signal too the temp sensor.the temp sensor...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick fuel usage, buick century, fuel usage
buick century, fuel usage, scan tool: I don t think so, but what have you got to loose? Just need to reset the clock. If there were a code stored, then there would be a check engine light on. I believe after about 95 you need a scan tool to read and erase codes, but a lot of parts houses will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick gas tank, buick park avenue, gas nozzle
buick park avenue, gas nozzle, charcoal canister: HI BRENDA,HMM 20 STATIONS WITH BAD PUMPS,LOL I DON,T THINK SO..HAVE YOU HAD ANY SERVICE DONE REQUIREING YOUR TANK TO BE REMOVED SUCH AS FUEL PUMP ? IT REALLY SOUNDS LIKE THE VENT IS EITHER PLUGGED OR THE HOSE IS PINCHED.IF THE VENT IS PLUGGED INSTEAD OF FILLING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Heater, buick park ave, digital thermostat
buick park ave, digital thermostat, body control module: HI MIKE.WELL COULD BE A T STAT.BUT REALLY DON,T SOUND LIKE IT.ESPECIALLY IF YOUR OUTSIDE TEMP HAS PROBS AS WELL.I WOULD RECCOMEND A T STAT AND IF NO HELP THEN PURSUE POSSIBLY A BODY CONTROL MODULE OR BCM.T STAT RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE ABOUT 1 HR LABOR AND LESS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Hose Connector Broke Off, buick lasabre, vacuum hose
buick lasabre, vacuum hose, exact part number: Those fittings on that web page look like vacuum hose connections, but I think what you really have broken is the thermostat bypass hose fitting. If it is actually threaded, an easy-out, or ease-out is what you will need. Some of those are just pressed in,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick horn won't work, buick lesabre, close fit
buick lesabre, close fit, cutlass: Hi herschel, If I am not mistaken, the horns are very near the battery, and with the close fit I have seen in some of the vehicles lately, they could very easily have knocked something loose, such as the connector on the horn relay, or left a ground wire...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick intermittent problem starting/running, 94 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster
94 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster, batt cables: hi carla,wow streak of bad luck.there is a bad connection prob at the connection that burned.and why did this part burn ?was the starter what burned it? check all ground wires.all pos wires the batt cables the starter wires..please rate my help ty billyma...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick LeSabre Blower fuse, electronic climate control, buick lesabre
electronic climate control, buick lesabre, lesabre limited: hi cliff, the fuse is in panel with other fuses,however it will say ac instead of heat .but since you have acc auto climate.check every fuse because this system works in parallel with other systems .but you could save time bye checking the fan mtr plug for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick LeSabre A/C and Heater problem, automatic climate control, buick lesabre
automatic climate control, buick lesabre, blower motor: Have the freon level checked in the A/C system, It may need to have freon added to it. I REALLY need to know if the bLOWER FAN is what is NOT operating or NOT as if it is the blower motor operating in this problem your fault would be in the BLOWER MOTOR CONTROL...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick LeSabre Climate Control, vacuum tank, vacuum line
vacuum tank, vacuum line, vacuum lines: Hi jim Sounds like the vacuum to the control is disconnected,in the engine compartment look for any vacuum lines either disconnected or broken,also look for a vacuum line that comes from the right side of the firewall and goes to a vacuum tank,this vacuum...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick LeSabre Drive belt, buick lesabre, brake shoes
buick lesabre, brake shoes, buick: Hello Craig, I have not personally replaced one, but my father-in-law has one, and in looking at it one day, we could see that it would be necessary. The belt actually goes around it. I know of no shortcuts, but the motormounts are replaceable, so it is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Lesabre Fuel System, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump relay
fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump relay, buick lesabre: Test the fuel pump for proper pressure and volume. Although it could be a pressure regulator, I have a suspicion that the check valve in the fuel pump is what is causing the fuel drain back problem and that the pump is also weak. Fuel pumps usually start getting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Lesabre Hard start after sitting Always!, pep boys, 3800 engine
pep boys, 3800 engine, buick lesabre: hi neon girl,i worked for pep boys for three years.there testing methods are inadaquate at the least.here is the problems they have a red light for bad and a green light for good.as in does it fire or not if not red light if so green light.and since your car...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Lesabre starting, spark plug wires, buick lesabre
spark plug wires, buick lesabre, emission inspection: HI MICHEAL,WELL CAN ONLY BE TWO THINGS ONE IS CRANKSENSOR THE OTHER IS IGNITION MODULE.WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE PART THAT YOUR COILS ARE BOLTED ON TOP OF.THE CRANKSENSOR IS BEHIND THE PULLEY ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR ENG THAT DRIVES YOUR BELTS.IT WILL TAKE SOME...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick le sabre abs/security indicator, buick le sabre, body control module
buick le sabre, body control module, abs light: hi josie,,well security light and remote could be connected.most likely a bcm as in body control module problem.or key has been changed .the abs light is on the abs is shut down most likely a abs wheel sensor .which one you will need a computer to find out...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Park Ave is leaking coolant, buick park ave, buick park ave ultra
buick park ave, buick park ave ultra, water pump: hi john .well the passenger side back from the radiator.water pump or timeing chain cover is the only two places it can leak normally it is water pump .good luck please take a min of your time to rate my help it will keep this service free ty billyma...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Park Avenue, buick park avenue, transient voltage surge
buick park avenue, transient voltage surge, dome lamps: Dan To eliminate the feedback ckt i discribed,do as follows: Disconnect Neg battery cable locate connector C260,this is located at the firewall breakout in the engine compartment right side rear behind rh strut tower,its a large bulkhead connector:closest...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Reatta, buick reatta, reatta
buick reatta, reatta, fuel pressure: Hello Lavi, I would just be guessing, and with not much information to make a guess, much less an informed diagnosis. There are many things that can be actually tested before replacing parts, so your mechanics are just conclusion jumping, at your expense....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Regal Electrical, buick regal gs, hello dawn
buick regal gs, hello dawn, 1999 buick regal gs: Hello Dawn, The hazzard lights are on a completely different circuit, with a separate fusible link. They even work with the ignition switch off. I am thinking you have a bad connection, and it could be inside the ignition switch. That thing needs to carry...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Regal Stalling / Acceleration problem, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line, replacement cat: Hi Does it do it just driving down the road? Like going OK at 40 mph, then trying to accelerate, it falls on its face or vise versa (maybe running badly, then when accelerating, it zooms)? IF so I would check the Catalytic converter. There is also a special...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Rendezvous 2003, buick rendezvous, vacuum leak
buick rendezvous, vacuum leak, vacuum line: Does the noise occur when the vehicle is STOPPED or when it is being driven ?. What on the vehicle does NOT work properly ?. What mechanical work or ANY kind of work has been performed on the vehicle recently ?. As most problems that occur after a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Riveria ignition, buick riveria, gnttype org
buick riveria, gnttype org, tilt column: Hi Ann, I would first try a different key. Then, the lock tumbler may be worn out. I have a link from an older vehicle, which was for tilt column repair, but tells about removing and replacing the tumbler. The switch itself is down on the steering column,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Service Vehicle Soon Light, buick regal gs, vehicle speed sensor
buick regal gs, vehicle speed sensor, haynes repair manual: hi floyd.well since you have three problems there and they all three get there info from a vsss.i would have to say there is a strong possibility you are right on.check the connection at the plug.and if is ok replace..good luck and please take a sec to rate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Skylark Repair, buick skylark, heat control
buick skylark, heat control, cool air: hi ted,well it sounds like maybe you have a vacum mtr stuck.when you move the temp selector lever you are transferring vacum.and opening and closeing a little door.blend air door.look under your dash,there is a large plastic box.prob black in color.you will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Stalling, battery gauge, loose ground
battery gauge, loose ground, ground cable: hi x.well first thing comes to mind is bad ground or pos cable.as long as you are sure you have a good alt.and it is functioning properly.a loose ground cable or even hot cable at the starter.also check for a link or hot wire moveing with the eng and possibly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Starting Problem, jumper cables, trickle charger
jumper cables, trickle charger, buick lesabre: Hi Cecily, I believe it is a trickle charger, which is the best for it. But that doesn t address the possible corrosion that might be found under the connections. Also, I have run across the situation several times where if the battery is real low, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Starting...or not!, transmission slippage, neutral safety switch
transmission slippage, neutral safety switch, roosevelt bridge: Hi Charlie, Not long winded at all...great description. I would want to check the neutral safety switch. It is on the steering column, above the brake pedal. Probably need to lower the column to get to it, but it is adjustable. The ignition switch is on...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Suddenly Stopped Working, buik regal, fuse block
buik regal, fuse block, convenience center: Hello Lisa, If you didn t unhook the battery to charge it, then unhook it now, for several seconds, and then reconnect it. And make sure the connections are clean where the contacts are, both pos and negative. Wiggle the shift lever while trying to start...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Supercharger, buick park avenue, gnttype org
buick park avenue, gnttype org, regal owners: Hi Clyde, I haven t worked on a car turbo, but on a truck or piece of heavy equipment, when the bearings of the turbo go out, it will take an oil seal out, and start sucking great amounts of oil into the intake, and smoke like a freight train. You will also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick will not start., buick v6, coloumn
buick v6, coloumn, luck jim: hi jim .well what you didn,t say is when it don,t start do you mean it won,t crank.or cranks ok but will not start.since your mech was able to clean cable ends and start it i would have to assume it don,t crank.if this is the prob and you get it to start by...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Vibrations, accelerator pedal, buick lesabre
accelerator pedal, buick lesabre, serpentine belt: Hello Richard, The accelerator is connected under the hood to the throttle body with a cable and housing I believe. Look at that cable, and see if there is a hose or somethind laying against it that might be transmitting the vibration. Check the a/c compressor...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick wagon, buick century, power seat
buick century, power seat, fuel filter: Just ask for plugs for a: 1993 Buick Century with a 3.3 V-6 engine. Custom, Limited & Special just mean that there is more cosmetic molsings and different types of meteraial on the seats, etc, etc. Has NOTHING to do with the engine, Transmissions or...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick won't start, factory service manuals, haynes manuals
factory service manuals, haynes manuals, lasabre: A CHILTON or HAYNES manuals are totally useless. I have a library of over 100 factory service manuals and yoou will NEVER see one of the above said GENERIC books on my shelves. Put a standard 12 volt test light acroos the terminals of one of the fuel injector...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Bulletin, problem thanks, auto part
problem thanks, auto part, service bulletin: A SERVICE BULLETIN put out by the manufacturer is advising that there is a repetative problem that has been constantly occurring with numerous vehicles and procedures are usually included to correct the problem. What is your problem ?. autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: bars leak for lower intake external leak, bars leak, dependable transportation
bars leak, dependable transportation, rear corners: Hi Steve, Rather than take the chance of plugging up the system for some unsuspecting buyer, why not sell it with the leak. You don t need to advertise that the leak exists...the prospective buyer should be able to see for themselves what they are getting....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: battery charging, buick park avenue, 12 volt
buick park avenue, 12 volt, alternator: Hi Ken, That probably is what that motor is. But it shouldn t pull the battery down that far. I think a loose or corroded connection somewhere. I have also seen some side post batteries not making good contact internally, but that is very seldom. I would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: battery goes dead overnight, buick lesabre, altenator
buick lesabre, altenator, cooling fan: hi sal,ok sounds like you have done all the proper testing, but what i believe is going on here is a relay is stuck.either the fan relay cooling fan relay or possibly air susp relay.start unplugging relays until you get the draw down to 1 amp or so .good luck...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: battery keeps draining when car is off, oldsmobile delta 88 royale brougham, oldsmobile delta 88
oldsmobile delta 88 royale brougham, oldsmobile delta 88, negative battery cable: Hi First you should make sure the Alternator is charging while it is running. Should put out between 13.5v-14.5v. (you should purchase an inexpensive digital voltmeter)If not, make sure the alternator small wire is getting hot, and make sure the large wire...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blinker bulb replacement, buick lesabre, hand signals
buick lesabre, hand signals, assy: hi sue,well in the rear of the tail lights under the carpet.there are three plastic t nuts that hold the light to the body of the car you need to take them out and remove the light assy.and unscrew the light bulb.sorry i can,t be more precise but there is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: no blinkers, turn signal switch, cutlass supreme
turn signal switch, cutlass supreme, auto place: hi derrick .not a puter prob.the prob is your car has 2 flashers one you can see the other hid on top of the steering wheel.the two wires you are prob better off without they go to that annoying ding ding bell you here when you leave your keys in the ignition.find...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blowby ,carbon build up, dip stick, dipstick
dip stick, dipstick, oil changes: Hello joyce This could be a bad cattlaic converter it will blow black smoke and also oush the oil threw the dipstick because the oil gets very hot . this sure does sound lie the converter to me . a exsaust shop can check this for you and it is free to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blower fan won't shut off, relay switch, blower fan
relay switch, blower fan, fan blower: Hello Larry, Yes, it sounds like a relay sticking. The cover where the relays are should be marked, but even if it isn t, you can feel them to see if one seems hotter than the others. You can remove them, and even swap the one with the same part number,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blower motor, air circulation, blower fan
air circulation, blower fan, blower motor: Your problem is VERY COMMON and requires replacement of the BLOWER FAN CONTROL MODULE of which is located right next to the blower motor that provides the air circulation for the inside of the vehicle for your heat and A/C. IF you have NO USE for the old...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blower motor, resistor pack, buick lesabre
resistor pack, buick lesabre, blower motor: Hi Jeff, Sounds to me like a switch, like maybe the selector switch. There is a resistor pack, but it is bypassed in Hi, so if the blower doesn t work, it could be the switch, the blower relay, a fusable link, or wire connections. See if any power is getting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blower relay switch, oldsmobile delta, relay switch
oldsmobile delta, relay switch, oldsmobile: Hi Wayne, There should be a drawing, possibly on the inside of the cover, but it is probably the HOT relay. It will feel hot. But with the car shut off, if it is still running, pull each relay till it quits, Won t hurt anything. You can even swap one of the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blower, resistor pack, fusible link
resistor pack, fusible link, speed switch: Hi Tim, The fuse for the power to tell the blower to work is the heater/air cond 20Amp. From there the power goes to the blower switch, in the heater control assembly, and then to the blower relay, and the resistor pack. That power should operate the blower...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blown fuses, pontiac sunbird, blown fuses
pontiac sunbird, blown fuses, gauge needle: Hello Brian, First, make sure you are replacing it with the correct size fuse. For the most part, the wires going to the sendine units of most of those items, gauges especially, complete the circuit to ground, so grounding the wire, which a rubbed or pinched...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: blown head gasket, blown head gasket, intake manifold gasket
blown head gasket, intake manifold gasket, freeze plug: Hi Mark, Not a chance in my opinion. You need to find exactly where it is leaking out from, and repair it. It could be an intake manifold gasket, head gasket, freeze plug, heater hose, or something else, but I don t think any sealer will fix it if it pours...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: bolts on wheel cylinder, wheel cylinder, vice grips
wheel cylinder, vice grips, bolt head: Hi Ron, You caught me on that bolt. I can t think of a special tool, unless it is a Torx. Can you take the one you got out to a parts store, and see if they have a special socket for it? Also, an angle drill might let you get in there and drill out the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Front brake caliper disassembly, front brake caliper, caliper piston
front brake caliper, caliper piston, haynes book: HI SCOTT..WELL SCOTT YOU ANSWERED YOUR OWN QUESTION YES HOOK UP THE LINE AND BLOCK AND PUMP IT UP IT WILL COME OUT .BUT IF YOU ARE HAVEING THIS KIND OF TROUBLE .THE CALIPER IS NOT ANY GOOD ANYWAY.AND 5 PSI OF PRESSURE SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT.SO BE REAL CAREFUL..YOU...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brake light & turn signal, turn signal switch, 1988 cutlass ciera
turn signal switch, 1988 cutlass ciera, steering wheel: Your problem is within the steering column as the TURN SIGNAL SWITCH is broken and needs to be replaced. This requires special tools to remove the steering wheel and the lock plate when you get the steering wheel off. These special parts can be purchased...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brake lights won't shut off, steering wheel lock, brake light switch
steering wheel lock, brake light switch, brake car: Hello Rene, There is a fuse marked gauges...check it. The brake light switch may just be out of adjustment. The steering wheel lock is mechanical, but considering the other symptoms about the radio buttons, I would check to see if the steering wheel has...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brake problem, side wheels, rear brakes
side wheels, rear brakes, rear drums: Hi,Ron Pull the rear drums and check the wheel cyl s for leaking,they usually leak and saturate the brake linings causing this problem,if they are leaking or one is leaking replace them both as a pair,if the shoes are saturated with brake fluid you ll...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: front brake rotor removal, buick riveria, early monday morning
buick riveria, early monday morning, wheel studs: I would have to see what setup you have before I can answer your questions. As to your question # 1: WHAT recessed hold down nut ? As to question # 2: NO you do not need a puller. As to question # 3: I would need to see a picture of the setup as...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brake, thud, rotor
thud, rotor, slope: Without actually hearing and driving this vehickle it could be anything such as a wheel bearing an out of round tire or damaged wheel or a possible out of round rotor problem. $700 to replace a rotor is WAY to much money. Take it somewhere else for a diagnosis...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brakes, rear disc brakes, car coast
rear disc brakes, car coast, disc brakes: hi raymond.yes yes yes.you can .don,t ride the brakes .and when you stop instead of running up to stop sign and pressing hard slow down let the car coast and gradually increase brake pressure.if you are a city driver then not much you can do.but just let gravity...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brakes, chevy garage, model chevy
chevy garage, model chevy, dump valve: It s possible to get a bad master cyl, but three would seem like it should be something else. First of all, did you bench bleed the master, and get ALL the air out of it by tilting it in different directions as you bled it? As for testing the booster,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: front brakes lock, buick roadmaster, 1994 buick roadmaster
buick roadmaster, 1994 buick roadmaster, rear brakes: hi betty.wow what a streak of bad luck.i guess the bulk of your prob is you have no fluid going to rear brakes.brakes today are much more complicated then they used to be.there is a valve located under your car normally located under the drivers side where...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brakes locking, oldsmobile cutlass, rear brakes
oldsmobile cutlass, rear brakes, skids: Hello lena this is a brake adjusment on the rear brakes . the one sid is to high and the other side to low bring to a good brake shop and tell them to adjust the rear brakes this will solve the problem you are haveing . good luck to you hun and you have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brakes, buick roadmaster wagon, 1994 buick roadmaster
buick roadmaster wagon, 1994 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster: hello bettie you are so wright this a stuiped mech. to leave a crow on a master cyl. if you have any troulble with thoes brakes u make sure you do not spend a dime and he must make it wright . good luck to u hun and if u need any more help u let me know...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: bright lights come on, car lights, bright lights
car lights, bright lights, email: Hello Sandy, Go to that link I sent. I went ahead and posted that question there, so they can get thinking about it. You can still sign up. If you are a member, you can have an email sent to you whenever someone posts a comment or answer about your...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: bucking, buick century, egr valve
buick century, egr valve, new spark: -hi quinton.i would say most definately egr vale.let car cool.not running tap on egr valve.then start eng and tap on valve again..now drive car if any change better or worse egr is prob.but put new spark plkug wires on first to be sure good luck please rate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick, buick lesabre, pawl
buick lesabre, pawl, fuel pressure: Hi What is the fuel pressure? Needs to be 35-40 psi. Are the injectors pulsing? Is the Service engine soon Light On? Is it turning over strong and fast? Was there ANY other happenings that you noticed (Rough running, stalling, etc....) Before this happened....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick century 93, car wont start, buick century
car wont start, buick century, fuel pump: Hi Michael, First you need to see if it is because of lack of spark, or lack of fuel. When you turn the key to run, you should be able to hear the fuel pump in the tank running for about three seconds. You can check for spark with a spare spark plug, grounded,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick electrical short, ground cables, fuse block
ground cables, fuse block, buick lesabre: Hello Joe, If you are sure it is a ground wire, to the negative battery terminal, it is not going to be the cause of the battery going dead. It might complete a circuit from an accessory that is on, and that accessory might be draining the battery, but a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick engine overheats, buick park avenue, low gears
buick park avenue, low gears, buick engine: WHY in the world did you NOT find out WHAT caused the first engine to blow ?. Most likely it overheated due to a faulty radiator. The bottom and half way up the radiator is most likely plugged up as all you can physically see if what s flowing thru the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick horn button repair in the steering wheel, buick lesabre, horn button
buick lesabre, horn button, steering wheel: Hi David, It could be the spring, or the wire. Since the contact in the wheel completes the ground circuit, anything that would cause the wire to complete a circuit to ground in the column would blow the horn. A bad horn relay could also do it, but if tapping...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick idle solenoid motor, power steering hose, air cond
power steering hose, air cond, buick century: hi paul.well here is the story on the iac true when you turn the key on it is activated.as in 5 volts are applied to it but it also is controlled by the computer there is a sensor in the high pressure line of your power steering hose.but the computer determines...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick lesabre 82 fuel filter V8 5.L, buick lesabre, fuel filter
buick lesabre, fuel filter, fuel line: Hi Ray, As an 82, I think it will have a carburetor, rather than fuel injection.If I am correct about that, the filter is inside the fitting on the carburetor where the fuel line connects. It takes two wrenches to loosen that connection, but when the line...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick lesabre not starting, electric fuel pump, camshaft sensor
electric fuel pump, camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor: Could be: 1. faulty fuel pump relay as the realy is used to PRIME the fuel system prior to the starting of the engine. 2. Faulty CHECK VALVE in the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank causing the fuel to drain back out of the fuel lines and back into...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick misfiriing, coolant temp, noid light
coolant temp, noid light, buick lesabre: Hi Todd, I would invest the time, and swap that injector with one that never misses a lick, and then see if the problem moves with the injector, or if it stays at cyl 6. If it moves, replace that injector. If it stays at 6, the fuel rail may not be getting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick power windows, buick century, bright idea
buick century, bright idea, power windows: hi jen. yes the easiest way is to take door panel off .when you get in there you will prob find a broken cable this whole part could be as much as 200 00.when you get in there you will be able too raise the window againyou will be able to take a block of wood...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick reatta - egr valve, buick reatta, egr valve
buick reatta, egr valve, combustion temperatures: The EGR valve allows a small amount of exhaust gas to be drawn into the intake manifold during cruising speeds, to cool down the peak combustion temperatures, and help emissions. But a stuck, or dirty valve will allow the exhaust to be drawn in when it isn...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick reatta, buick reatta, vacuum leaks
buick reatta, vacuum leaks, reatta: Hi BK, I have replaced very, very few ignition modules. They are quite dependable. I would check the EGR valve. If it is dirty, and not seating properly that could happen. Vacuum leaks also possible, but they wouldn t fix themselves, but the egr could....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick skylark 1997, buick skylark, warning lights
buick skylark, warning lights, fuel filter: HI ROBYN.WELL LOSS OF POWER ESPECIALLY INTERMITTANT CAN BE A HARD PROB TO LOCATE.TRY BYE HAVEING A FUEL FILTER PUT ON IT THIS IS THE USUAL PROB IF NO HELP WRITE BACK AND PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHEN WHERE HOW LONG IS THERE ANY WARNING LIGHTS .TY BILLYMA...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick skylark - engine service and brakes, buick skylark, antilock brakes
buick skylark, antilock brakes, oxygen sensor: Hello David, If that light just comes on when you start it, and then goes off in a couple of seconds, it is just a bulb self test, and should do that. If the light comes on while you are driving it, there are a number of things that can do it, but it means...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick not starting., mass airflow sensor, shade tree mechanic
mass airflow sensor, shade tree mechanic, egr valve: hey darrell,wow i am impressed you have done your homework lol.the part ou described is indeed the egr valve and should have a 5 volt and a 12 volt wire there.here is why.turn on the key.first powers the ecm .now the ecm powers everything that needs to be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick suspension, grease fittings, buick lesabre
grease fittings, buick lesabre, steering wheel: Hi John, You say squeel...is that like belt squeel on the pump? You listed as suspension. If something under the car in the suspension is squeeling, I would think it was a ball joint. I don t know if they had grease fittings on that one or not, but would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick tranny, buick regal, odd time
buick regal, odd time, buick: Hi Jason, I honestly don t know for sure, but I do have a link that may interest you, and will also be a place to get any Regal answers. http://www.gnttype.org/numbers/rpo.html http://www.autotap.com/codes.asp Second one for future use. Good luck,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick turning lights, turn signal flasher, turn signal switch
turn signal flasher, turn signal switch, hazard flashers: Hi I would guess either the turn signal Flasher OR the turn signal switch. Since you do state your Hazard flashers work, I would REALLY suspect the Turn Signal Flasher. It is located on the drivers side, USUALLY mounted on the left side of the steering...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick wont start, buick park ave, troubleshooting chart
buick park ave, troubleshooting chart, loose wire: Hi Mike, First thing to check is power to the module, so check the ign fuse. If you work on stuff, find where the power wire goes to the coils, and make sure there is power getting to them, both in run, and in start. I am thinking ignition switch if there...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick, fuse block, buick lesabre
fuse block, buick lesabre, steering wheel: Hello Richard, Check the fuse, and then check the relay. May even swap it with a known working one from the fuse block. Then I would make sure the horn itself is good, although since there are two of them, I doubt they would both be bad. If the fuse...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: on button to the rear window heater, rear window, fuse
rear window, fuse: If you are sure it has that option, the button should be right in the middle of the dash, below the heater controls. Check the owners manual. If you are not the original owner of the car, and think it has that option just because there is a grid on the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A/C BLOWER, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, plastic blower: Your original problem with the fan speeds is caused by a failure of the BLOWER RESISTOR of which mounts in the plastic blower fan housing right near the blower fan motor for your heat and ac. There are about 3 or 4 wires that plug into this resistor and it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A/C will not blow through vents, vacuum tank, vacuum line
vacuum tank, vacuum line, vacuum leak: Hi Yes it sounds like it MAY be your problem at this point. Yes It is a pretty straight forward job. You can make sure you re getting vacuum inside the car on one of the lines, probabally purple colored line. One should have vacuum at all times while the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A/C Compressor, delta 88, electrical tester
delta 88, electrical tester, electrical issues: You can replace the wires, BUT, There is a DIODE located across the wires taped to the plastic connector under the tape that MUST be re-installed in the EXACT direction from which you see it installed across the wires. If you break or damage this DIODE this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A/C is cold but not powerful, windshield defroster, vacuum problem
windshield defroster, vacuum problem, oldsmobile 88: Most likely one of the vent doors is not operating correctly and you will need to test each door for proper operation. I have pictures and test procedures for a 1991 Olds 88 Royale of which should be identical to your system. However, You will need to contact...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A/C heater air flow, manifold vacuum, vacuum lines
manifold vacuum, vacuum lines, floor vents: Hi Check ALL vacuum lines from the intake manifold all the way to the HVAC controller inside car. If you are getting good manifold vacuum at the controller, then It is MOST PROBABALLY the fault. I hope this helps. Follow post back, if needed. Good Luck...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: I C M 90 BUICK SKYLARK, silicone lubricant, buick skylark
silicone lubricant, buick skylark, system checks: Hi Ed, Is yours the distributor type with the module inside the distributor? http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/0e/f2/34/0900823d800ef234/repairInfoPages.htm Fig. 13: Electronic distributor modules used by General Motors To install: ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: A/C noise, buick lesabre, c comp
buick lesabre, c comp, mindy: hi mindy.hmmm well the fan that runs the aircondioner is the same fan that runs the heat and vent.so knowing this .the only thing that changes when you put it on a/c is the comp kicks on the comp and the fan mtr are both close to each other so the compressor...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: CAR TROUBLE, black ash, foot on the gas
black ash, foot on the gas, car trouble: hello diane this is a bad catlaic converter bring it to a excaust and let let the excaust pelople check it . It sounds like it is pluged . and this will cause power loss and black smoke out the tail pipe .and cause this system you are haveing good luck...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: CATALYTIC CONVERTORS, catalytic convertors, faulty computer
catalytic convertors, faulty computer, catalytic converter: In MOST cases when the converters get RED this is a sign of a faulty computer. Replace the computer and the programming chip in the computer. HOWEVER, Has there been ANY work done on the vehicle lately ?. DO NOT drive this vehicle as it can catch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cam Sensor replacement, smog inspection, buick lesabre
smog inspection, buick lesabre, cam sensor: Fred, The sensor is outside the on the timing cover just below the water pump pulley. The magnet which triggers the sensor is on the timing gear it self and you do have to remove the cover.If a new sensor doesn t repair the it likely your magnet has fallen...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car chatters/shudders upon acceleration, transmission shop, factory warranty
transmission shop, factory warranty, internal air pressure: A transmission shop actually told you: I took it to a transmission shop today, they are saying that it is the internal air pressure problem within the transmission. That is one of the lousiest diagnostics that I have EVER heard of. If this is what they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car Dieing after accelerating at a stop.., throttle position sensor, oldsmobile 88
throttle position sensor, oldsmobile 88, pressure filter: Hi again Reggie, OK...if you took a throttle position sensor to get it tested, it is fuel injected. That means it requires the proper pressure. Fuel pressure testing is probably the step that needs to be done, although it is sounding like a restricted filter,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car horn, olds achieva, side airbag
olds achieva, side airbag, car horn: HI CURTIS ,FUNNY HOW THE EXACT PART THEY REMOVED FAILED AND THEY DENY ANY RESPONSIBILITY.WELL EITHER WAY WHEEL HAS TO COME BACK OFF AND THERE IS A CONTACT PLATE UNDER THAT AND A SPRING THE SPRING MAY HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT .GOOD LUCK PLEASE RATE MY SERVICE TY...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car Radio, oldsmobile 88, salvage yard
oldsmobile 88, salvage yard, factory radio: Hello Viktor, I would bet you do have it, and if they had just a code that someone could give to people who had radios that wouldn t work, it would defeat the whole purpose of the system, since the thieves would just call and ask for the code also. You really...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car Shaking, aftermarket custom wheels, olds alero
aftermarket custom wheels, olds alero, stock wheels: Hi,Amy. A few things could be causing this,ive seen many on the Alero,and ill try to summerize the main causes and fixes,though its hard for me to fully diagnose without driving the car and doing my checks ill try the best i can in what ive found. What...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car Shuts Off, olds cutlass, remote starter
olds cutlass, remote starter, loose wire: I am not familiar with the remote starter system. The valet system I know about allows a parking attendant to drive the car, but he can t open the trunk, or glove compartment. As for your question, I believe that system could be your problem, but a loose...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car Stalls after driving around a while, olds cutlass, car stalls
olds cutlass, car stalls, piece at a time: hi john.this sounds like one of 2 things.coil or module.not really a normal prob for a carb.problems with carb are usually a delivery prob as fuel not going where it needs too .and if something is plugged it is plugged all the time.coil and module are problems...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car Swerving after being towed out, tow rope, pontiac grand am
tow rope, pontiac grand am, foot of snow: hi shauna,yes there is a couple things that could have happened.todays cars are aligned bye all 4 wheels and there is adjustments at front and rear.there is tie rods that could have been damaged.take the car to a front end tell them what happened and hopefully...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car shutting down, oldsmobile ninety eight, fuel pressure regulator
oldsmobile ninety eight, fuel pressure regulator, coolant level: Hi With the Hot light on I would check any condition that can cause overheating (low coolant level, faulty thermostat, fans not coming on, etc...)This COULD also be causing the stall. I would advice you to take it to a shop in your area and have the computer...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car stalling at sudden brakes, oldsmobile achieva, 1992 oldsmobile achieva
oldsmobile achieva, 1992 oldsmobile achieva, reputable facility: The most likely cause is a BLACKISH RESIDUE that builds up around the throttle plate area and causes the throttle valve to stick partially open, Thus stalling the vehicle. most any knowledgeable reputable facility can clean this residue from the throttle plate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car not starting, olds cutlass ciera, neutral safety switch
olds cutlass ciera, neutral safety switch, olds cutlass: Hello Shirley, The humming may be the fuel pump, which you should be able to hear. You may just have a loose wire to the starter, or the neutral safety switch may be out of adjustment, just for a couple ideas. If the humming seems to be coming from the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car won't start, buick lasabre, neutral safety switch
buick lasabre, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid: Hello James, The starter solenoid is either not working, or it isn t getting power from the ignition switch. Some causes of not getting power are a blown fusible link, a bad connection, a bad ignition switch, a bad neutral safety switch, the ignition switch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Car won't start, olds alero, alero
olds alero, alero, curiousity: HI DIANA,AND TY FOR WRITEING BACK TO THANK ME .THIS DOESN,T HAPPEN OFTEN BUT I REALLY APPRICIATE IT..WELL I AM SURE YOU KNOW THAT PARTS ARE SOMETIMES BAD EVEN IF THEY ARE NEW.HOWEVER THIS IS WHY THEY ALL HAVE ATLEAST A ONE YEAR WARRANTY.A LOT OF THINGS COULD...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Carb problem on my Olds, quadrajet carbs, olds cutlass supreme
quadrajet carbs, olds cutlass supreme, holley carbs: HI MARCUS.HOLLEY CARBS ELDERBROCK AND QUADRAJET CARBS ARE ALL VERY COMPLICATED TO REPAIR AND ALL ACT DIFFERENT FROM ONE ENG TEMP TO ANOTHER .YOU HAVE SPENT 300.00 A NEW ONE WOULD BE LESS.NORMALLY I INSTALL A MANUAL CHOKE,THE CHOKE IS CAUSEING ALL THESE PROBS.PUT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Catalytic converter damage, oldsmobile acheiva, exaust system
oldsmobile acheiva, exaust system, blow torch: HI BRIAN..NO BRIAN IT WOULD NOT HAVE MATTERED ,YOU SEE WHEN THE MISS STARTED THE DAMAGE HAD ALREADY BEEN DONE.CONVERTERS HAVE PLATNUM IN THEM AND UNBURNED FUEL MIXED WITH PLATNUM AND SULFER CREATE A BLOW TORCH EFFECT .WHICH IS WAY TOO HOT FOR THE CONVERTER..PLEASE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Century cuts out and stalls when I put it in gear, torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid
torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid, vacuum leak: Hi Donna, I would have for sure had you test the fuel pressure before replacing that pump. I would be looking for a vacuum leak, such as the EGR valve sticking, the power booster on the brakes leaking, or any other vacuum accessories. There is also the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Changing Brake pads, changing brake pads, haynes manual
changing brake pads, haynes manual, buick regal: Hi again, Eliezer, I really recommend that you have something to look at, like a Motors, or Chilton manual, or even a Haynes manual. You can look at them at the public library. I am sure there are sites on line with some pictures also, but I have manuals,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Check engine light., oxegen sensor, ford f150
oxegen sensor, ford f150, prob: hi john,well not sure if you have obd system or not but if you do the plug will be under the dash on driver side.if not then under the hood driver side you will find on the fender a gray plug and a red plug both say diagnostic.as for what to change the code...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Check engine light, 5 more minutes, computer system
5 more minutes, computer system, scanner: There are up to 50 fault codes that will illuminate the CHECK ENGINE light in preventing your vehicle from starting. You need to have a SCANNER installed on the computer system in order to find out what code(s) are being displayed and causing your problem....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Check engine light is on, throttle position sensor, oxygen sensor
throttle position sensor, oxygen sensor, dirty fuel: Hello Walter, You need to go to this link, which tells how to access diagnostic trouble codes, and some info about what they mean. Keep in mind though, that if you get a code like O2 sensor rich , it doesn t mean to go get an oxygen sensor. The sensor could...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: How To Check Leaking Injectors, fuel pressure, good car
fuel pressure, good car, pressure regulator: hi todd,no if the regulator is good car not running pressure should remain for awhile it will eventually leak down but should hold for half hour or so.if it is leaking down and you are sure the guage is not bad.then the injectors is certainly a possibility.remove...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Chevrolet electric window, chev malibu, test light
chev malibu, test light, down position: Hello Patsy, If I were guessing, I d think switch first. There is also a module for one touch open, which only effects the drivers window I believe. If you take the door panel off the inside, you can check for power to the motor. You may need to pierce...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Chevy Celebrity parts for Buick Skylark, buick skylark, chevy celebrity
buick skylark, chevy celebrity, salvage yard: Hi David, Actually, you could call parts houses, and ask for the cost and part numbers for a specific part for the Celeb, and then ask for the same part for the Skylark, and see if they are the same. A salvage yard often has a interchange book, and they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Chugging at even RPM, 1995 saturn sc2, saturn sc2
1995 saturn sc2, saturn sc2, m cars: hi bill.lol you are right not cert in saturns but ase which is all vehicles.and have spent some quality time with your type of car. well bill it sounds like one of two probs.one is timeing and timeing is everything you have to have the timeing checked to be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Climate control blower 1995 Riviera, 1995 buick riviera, buick riviera
1995 buick riviera, buick riviera, fuse box: hi rilla.well there is a relay cntr in this vehicle it should be under the hood but could be where the fuse box is read your owners manual to locate this relay.once you find these relays also look in pass front under dash for a relay cntr..after you locate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: CODES, buick park ave, cam sensor
buick park ave, cam sensor, code 41: Hello Richard, A code 41 on some cars indicates a Cam sensor signal was not received by PCM for the last 2 seconds while engine was running. A bad cam sensor is possible, but a loose or corroded connection could be the problem. Wiggle or clean the connections,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: NO COLD AIR, compressor clutch, safety measure
compressor clutch, safety measure, freon: Hi Ken, If there is enough freon in the system, then when you first turn the A/C on, the compressor clutch should engage, and the shaft should turn. If that is happening, then it should cool for a while, till the evaporator freezes up, if that is what is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: COMPUTER CHIP UPGRADE, buick roadmaster, gm dealer
buick roadmaster, gm dealer, performance chips: I Do NOT recommend these performance chips in ANY vehicle. About the only UPGRADE your going to get is the increased expense of putting gas in the vehicle. It is totally up to you, But I have seen more problems develop when these chips are used and in most...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Coil Pack Issues, coil pack, buick lesabre
coil pack, buick lesabre, cam sensor: hi jason..hmm something is wrong.sounds like a short possibly bad cranksensor.shorted wire to module.or at coil plug.cam sensor.a coil pack is hard to burn up a coil pack.either two wires hot and ground is touching or,possibly something going on with the ignition...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cold Start, battery terminal, scan tool
battery terminal, scan tool, electrical switch: Hi It very could be the ignition electrical switch. My personal advice, would be to get it to a good repair shop and explain to them what it s doing. Let them then have a scan tool hooked to car in the cold AM, and see if they can see what or where the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Coolant Leak, coolant leak, slow leak
coolant leak, slow leak, garage floor: Hello Karen thire is a lose cont in one of the hoses u should bring it back to them and demand they kkep your car over night so they can see the drip you are seeing and then they can fix the problem. Also they can run some die threw the system to see what...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Coolant leak - 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora, 1995 oldsmobile aurora, path of least resistance
1995 oldsmobile aurora, path of least resistance, oldsmobile aurora: hi dan the 4.0 is a rough one i feel for ya lol..well my first suspect dan would be the intake gasket this is a fairly common prob with the arora.there is no hoses in the paticular you are referring to.however antifreeze will take as electricity the path of...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Coolant loss and accelration, coolant loss, fan blade
coolant loss, fan blade, buick century: Hello Matt, If the rattling is water pump related, you should be able to tell by wiggling the fan blade front to rear. The coolant could also be leaking from a block freeze plug. The flywheel flex plate, on an automatic transmission, can crack and rattle....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cooling Fans, buick roadmaster, temp sensor
buick roadmaster, temp sensor, roadmaster: hi micah.well bye unplugging the sensor and the fans operateing,you are essencially checking the fan circuit so a prob with the fan harness would not be a concidderation.but most likely the temp sensor is the wrong one or the dash guage is not accurate.or...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cooling fans, intake manifold gasket replacement, intake manifold gasket
intake manifold gasket replacement, intake manifold gasket, temperature gage: Hi I have noticed this and ran across it MANY times before. The fans on a GM vehicle TYPICALLY come on in the 215-225* area and go off in the 230* area depending on some factors. As far as before and after, I cannot explain it FOR SURE , other than I...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cooling system, head gasket, water pump
head gasket, water pump, cooling system: hi tim, well not a t stat.but possibly a water pump or some type of leak hoses head gasket radiator. you should prob go and have a cooling system check ,this will tell you exactly where it is going..please don,t forget to rate my service ty billyma...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cost for a heater core repair, heater core repair, dollors
heater core repair, dollors, thanks for your time: hello angela this is a costly it is the labor my shop charges 175 and two hunred dollors . it should be replaced asap because you are going to smell collint in the car not good to breath and the car can start over heating . good luck to u hun and if u need...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: CPI Unit, oldsmobile bravada, auto zone
oldsmobile bravada, auto zone, advance auto: You can get a lot cheaper than a shop at a shop they have over head and the part is less than they are telling you if you gave a auto zone around you or a advance auto i would give them a call it would be half the price . as far as me i dont sell parts i am...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cranks long to start hot., fuel pressure regulator, auto zone
fuel pressure regulator, auto zone, filter air: Hi I ALWAYS say, a good, major tune up NEVER hurts (plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter). I would say to have the fuel pressure checked. Should be 48-54 psi. I would also check the fuel pressure regulator. When they leak down it COULD cause this problem....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Crankshaft repair costs, crankshaft repair, step in the right direction
crankshaft repair, step in the right direction, torque converter: Hello Jerry, That is going to be a hard one to answer. I would recommend getting a few different opinions from mechanice actually seeing the car. it is possible you have a rod knocking, in which case, a replacement engine might be the way to go. However,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cruise Control, vacuum lines, cruise control
vacuum lines, cruise control, loose connection: Hello Richard, That doesn t sound to me like it is going to be in the vacuum part of the system or it would resume. I think it is a loose connection or a bad switch. The fuse might be loose, but somewhere it is loosing power. The switch on the signal lever...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cruise Controls, 1990 chevy lumina, chevy lumina
1990 chevy lumina, chevy lumina, loose hose: hi robert.well open your hood you will see the throttlebody there at one end or the other of the engine there should be two or three cables there.make sure they are hooked up.next if they are you will find a cruise servo.one cable from the throttle body will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cruise control did not work, great shape, cruise control
great shape, cruise control, instrument cluster: Hi Sy, First, you might check the fuses, but if you also have a light in the instrument cluster on saying Brake, then I can narrow down both problems. Check the stop light located in the back window area, and see if it operates when the other stop lights...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cruisr control, olds cutlass cierra, cutlass cierra, cutlass ciera
cutlass cierra, cutlass ciera, olds cutlass: Hi Adam, Check the stop lights in the rear window, and I ll bet a dollar one, or probably both bulbs are burned out. I had the same problem with my 95 Cutlass Ciera, and that is what it was. Absolutely nobody knows about this problem. Replace the bulbs,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cutlass Running Rough, vacuum hoses, coolant temp
vacuum hoses, coolant temp, cutlass supreme: Also have your mechanic OHM out the coolant sensor located just in front of the carb and has a BLACK and YELLOW wire attached to it. It should ohm out at: Coolant temp @ 210 degrees approx 185 Ohms. 160 450 ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cutlass Swap, cutlass supreme, donor car
cutlass supreme, donor car, raw power: Hi I would say, IF you could find a donor car (eg.. a wrecked complete Grand Prix GTP, etc...) you COULD swap all related parts over. In 94 you could also attampt to find a donor with the 3.4DOHC (VIN= X) motor. THAT was a bad a-- motor, just keep the timing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: a/c pressure switch, schrader valve, steel line
schrader valve, steel line, pressure switch: There is a small high pressure switch in some models that in on the steel line . What kind of vehicle do you have. I get 50 to 60 questions DAILY and can t remember what car goes with each question. ALWAYS use the FOLLOW-UP portion when making asecond question....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: a/c, olds cutlass, schrader valve
olds cutlass, schrader valve, charge thanks: I don t believe so. Most of the newer vehicles have a SCHRADER valve just like your valve stem on your tire so when you remove the small black platic cap the air does not come out of the tire. Look up inside the underside of the new swicth that you have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: camsensor failure, port fuel injection, crankshaft sensor
port fuel injection, crankshaft sensor, circuit failure: hi scott,ok the cam sensor,is just that it is mounted in the top of the timeing cover case.there is a mag on the top and bottom of the cam gear,,or timeing gear.the cam sensor tells the computer when the engine is at top dead center.the computer uses this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: camshaft thrust plate, thrust plate, camshaft
thrust plate, camshaft, oil pump: Hello Terry, You don t say what you are working on, but usually you can do it in place. Do NOT pound it on, though, and you run the chance of pushing the expansion plug out of the back end of the block, as well as damaging the oil pump/distributor drive...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car, estamate, bad tire
estamate, bad tire, bad weather: hi rosa,ok now i got it,what you have is one of two things.either a bad tire on the car.look for knots on your tires this is a sign of a broken belt .if all 4 tires are good.then you have a inner or outer tie rod bad you must get this checked SOON ,rosa this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car, metric bolts, good luck
metric bolts, good luck: hello kim it goes on the top of the motor houseing just follow the top raditior hose to the motor your thermstiac id wright ther should be 2 13 metric bolts good luck to u hun and if u need more help just let me know and u have a pretty name pete please rate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: my car, buick skylark, car work
buick skylark, car work, electrical connector: If you look where the transmission bolts to the engine near the radiator near the drivers headlights, LOOK for a 4 wire electrical connector that plugs into the transmission in this area and unplug it. Once unplugged start the car and see if it still stalls...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: why is my car cutting off, egr vavle, egr valve
egr vavle, egr valve, vacuum leak: Hello antwaine, As long as the heater core doesn t leak enough that the engine runs low of coolant, it shouldn t cause it to cut off. The EGR valve now, if it is open at the wrong time, it is just a huge vacuum leak, and will defanitely cause it to die....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car dies, schrader valve, fuel pressure
schrader valve, fuel pressure, electrical connection: hi garet.well yes may be fuel pump.there is a schrader valve on the intake check the fuel pressure here.if you have low{below 40 psi} then pump problem.if 0 fuel pressure possibly fuse or electrical connection.good luck hope this helps please vote for me ty...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car not getting any electrical arc, crankshaft sensor, electrical arc
crankshaft sensor, electrical arc, cuttlas: Did you CLEAR the code 42 from the computer and then try and restart the vehicle ?. Did the code 42 come back alone or are there more codes ?. One thing you must keep in mind. Just because a part is NEW does NOT mean that it is working properly. let...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: My car is not getting fuel to start engine., dalta, suction side
dalta, suction side, fuel pump: Hello Joseph, There is a filter inside the fitting where the fuel line connects to the carb. Check that. Then make sure the choke is closing. Next, see if the accelerator pump is squirting fuel into the throats. I assume you made sure the fuel pump was...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car will not idle at stop light-trans remains engaged, cutlass ciera, cruise speeds
cutlass ciera, cruise speeds, fuel mileage: hi mark,well this was one of gm,s not so great idea,s.they deceided with an automatic trans ,even the best they could build ,there is a certain amount of slippage going on at cruiseing spped,causeing lower fuel mileage.so the engineers then deceided that if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: My car keeps dying., gm cars, diagnostic test
gm cars, diagnostic test, crank: Hello chris this should have a diagnostic test to see what is going on . In my shop i would also tell we should have one done . But i will say this it could be a crank senser it is very common in GM cars . If you want you can try this i hope it will do the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car looses coolant, 85 buick lasabre, intake manifold gasket
85 buick lasabre, intake manifold gasket, head gasket: Hi Saint, If it isn t ending up on the ground, it is going through the engine. Intake manifold gasket leak would let it get sucked in without necessarily overheating the engine. A leaking head gasket is the other likely cause, but that usually causes overheating,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car problem, buick skylark, crank sensor
buick skylark, crank sensor, fuel filter: hi m, well if you are getting fuel and spark the only thing that could be missing is the fuel injectors are not spraying the fuel into the intake.this could be caused bye a faulty crank sensor.i would give you more info on this part but i have no idea if your...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car problem, buick century, dirty fuel
buick century, dirty fuel, dirty air: Hi Princess, I don t know how you know it works in overdrive, cause it won t even shift into overdrive till you are going about 40. Now, is it an engine power problem you have, caused by a dirty fuel filter, dirty air filter, plugged exhaust system, low...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car problems, car problems, steering column
car problems, steering column, tumbler: Hello carolyn, The key tumbler operates a lever in the steering column, that pushes a rod on the side of the column, and the rod operates the ignition switch, which is mounted down on the side, or top of the column, about above the drivers knees. The switch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car question, buick park avenue, car question
buick park avenue, car question, gaskets: Hello diane yes you should be conercernd i would be . It is bad intake gaskets . They should have checked this car first before they sold it to you . You tell them to refund your money or you are going to take them to court . And they might just offer...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: my car runs out of power ,and does other unusual things., buick electra park avenue, blown head gasket
buick electra park avenue, blown head gasket, buick electra: Hello Adrian, First thought is a plugged fuel filter. I would connect a pressure tester if possible, and see what it shows. The other thought is a blown head gasket, considering that terrible smell, but don t jump to that conclusion yet. Is it loosing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: My car" Service engine soon" light is on, car experts, inbedded
car experts, inbedded, service engine soon light: Hello Ming, You didn t say what engine you had, so I checked several vin number possibilities, and each one that had a code 58 mentioned the fuel enable security system, or the pass-key system, which is an antitheft system that uses a little chip, or resistor...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car shaking and making noise, prix auto, ac compressor
prix auto, ac compressor, belt tensioner: I almost bet you have a misfire, the light is a po300 code (multiple misfire). At first the a/c put on a load making it worse, but now it s gotten worse. If you are mechanically inclined Try tuning it up, plugs,wires,filters. It also wouldn t hurt to see,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car shaking, sophisticated computer system, delta 88
sophisticated computer system, delta 88, convenience store: hi mis. well i am assuming you need an answer and not the lawnmower lol.but yes you are most likely right you must have gotten some bad fuel.and yes you probably have used up all the bad gas and if not should be diluted bye now.but unlike the lawn mower your...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car shuts off, throttle position sensor, sparkplugs
throttle position sensor, sparkplugs, fuel pressure: Hi Richard, I would probably check the fuel pressure, but with a new pump, I can t immagine that being the problem now. Then I would be looking at the throttle position sensor. Some injector cleaner thru the tank would also be high on the list of things...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car has been sitting for 6 months, buick le sabre, basicly
buick le sabre, basicly, great car: hi tom my 16 yr old has the same car lol.here is some good news you can,t go wrong with the 3800 eng they put in these cars.yes have the brakes checked .charge the batt make sure the fluids are full.and let her go i guarantee it will drive as good as it did...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car stalling whenever, throttle position sensor, spark plug wires
throttle position sensor, spark plug wires, crank sensor: CLEAR the codes from the computer and see if ANY of the codes re-appear and let me know IF they do and what CODE(S) appear. NOTE: Do NOT step on the accelerator pedal when trying to start the vehicle as you are accomplishing NOTHING what-so-ever except...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car stalls; 1993 olds, oil pressure switch, fuel pump relay
oil pressure switch, fuel pump relay, fuel gauge: Hello Lewis, It sounds like the fuel pump is quitting for some reason. Now, the pump could be wearing out, or it could be just fine, so don t run out and buy a pump. The fact that the fuel gauge seems to also be affected makes me think it might be the fuel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car not starting, oldsmobile alero, intermittent fault
oldsmobile alero, intermittent fault, alero: You need to have your anti-theft system tested as this is the most likely suspect as there is an intermittent fault due to the light illuminating on the dash. There are numerous sensors and relays in the anti-theft system that will need to be tested via...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car starts and dies immedietly, oil pressure switch, crankshaft position sensor
oil pressure switch, crankshaft position sensor, fuel pump relay: Hello Robert, I would search the fuel system to see if the pump continues to run. I personally would connect a fuel pressure tester, and watch it. The pressure should be present till AFTER the engine dies. Normally, when the key is turned to run, the pump...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car trouble blues, oldsmobile alero, 2002 oldsmobile alero
oldsmobile alero, 2002 oldsmobile alero, gas quality: Hi It may be the fuel I would take it to a DIFFERENT shop and have a better mechanic look at it. I am suprised they didnt know what it could be . You need another mechanic..... It COULD be a fuel injector clogged or dirty. This could be diagnosed by preforming...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: On-going car trouble, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera, oldsmobile cutlass: hello this is a bad starter what happens is what the starter gets hot and swells and a hour latter it cools down and will start. when they check the starter it is cool sure it is going to check out good. change the starter and start that job you really want...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car troubles, spark plug wire, buick lesabre
spark plug wire, buick lesabre, sudden shutdown: Gee Chris, There are dozens of things that might cause that. The cheapest and first thing to check is the ign fuse. After that, check for loose connections in the wires. Things get more expensive after that if you don t have some test equipment, and parts...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car won't start/service engine soon, car down, olds intrigue
car down, olds intrigue, cables: HI JAIME,WELL THE CLICKING SOUND I AM GOING TO HAVE TO ASSUME THAT YOU ARE SAYING THAT THE ENGINE IS NOT SPINNING OVER.IF THIS IS THE CASE ,THEN YOU NEED TO TAKE THE BATTERRY CABLES LOOSE AND CLEAN THEM AND TIGHTEN THEM ,YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: the car won't start, battery problem, test light
battery problem, test light, shiny metal: Hello Alex, It would help if you list more symptoms and conditions, and vehicle and engine information, but I will try here with what you gave. You talk like you have two separate problems, but if your battery is being drained, that could be why it also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: my car won't start, jumper cables, buick regal
jumper cables, buick regal, service engine soon light: Amanda, Would not start, does this mean the engine starter would make a cranking noise and the engine would spin over and not fire up or does it mean when you turned the key to start nothing happen/no noise? If someone used jumper cables I would lean...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car won't stay running, oldsmobile delta 88, amp fuse
oldsmobile delta 88, amp fuse, 1988 oldsmobile delta 88: Hello Barbara, Great that it started working somewhat. Although it is possible the coil may be drawing too many amps, I doubt that it is your problem. I feel that if it will run, the ignition primary circuit is probably just fine. What the problem may be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car wont start, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1990 oldsmobile cutlass ciera
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1990 oldsmobile cutlass ciera, oldsmobile cutlass: HI PAULA. well paula here iis how this fuel system works.you turn your key on it turns the power to the fuel pump on and the pump will run for 3 secs.this pressurizes the fuel system .so at this point you have pressurized fuel waiting at the injector.waiting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: my car, fuse box, alternater
fuse box, alternater, connie: hello connie It sounds like the alt to me. I also belive theire might be a fuse in the fuse box alt check that first . Some years did have them not all. Also you can start the car up and take off the pos. cable and if the car dies then it is the alt . Good...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: carhood stuck, salvage yard, internal cable
salvage yard, internal cable, release cable: Hi Mica, Try tapping down above the latch, after the lever is pulled. The latch tends to wear a notch in it, causing it to stay latched. If you have broken the release cable, you might go to a salvage yard and look at the routing of a similar vehicle, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: how to change spark plug wires, cutlas, plug wires
cutlas, plug wires, ciera: I think the OE wires are numbered, but if you get a set from a parts house, find the longest one on the car, and replace it with the longest in the set. Then find the shortest one on the car, and replace it with the shortest one in the set. And so on. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: How to change spark plugs on a 1988 88 delta royal, swivel adapter, porcelin
swivel adapter, porcelin, spark plugs: Hi Jessica, Buy the replacement plugs, get a spark plug socket that fits them, a ratchet and a couple extensions, and a flex swivel adapter if you can, so you don t put side pressure on the porcelin. You might consider changing the wires and cap/rotor...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: changed battery-horn won't stop?, fuse block, convenience center
fuse block, convenience center, horn button: Hello Warren, That is strange indeed. There is a horn relay, probably in the convenience center, which is like a fuse block under the hood. You could check the relay by swaping it with one of the other relays that are beside it, and see if the different...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: changed injector o-ring, now car won't start, fuel filler cap, vacuum hose
fuel filler cap, vacuum hose, buick lesabre: Hi,Johnathon I think you may be out of gas,parked on the hill the little gas you have left has now moved to the front of the tank away from the fuel pump,add a couple of gallons of gas,or attempt to move the car to a level part and restart. E...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: changing drive belt an 95 olds acheiva s V6, nafter, motor mounts
nafter, motor mounts, oil pan: hi allen.you need to take mnt loose put a jack under the eng be very care ful not to put jack under oil pan or anything that may break.take the bolts out only nafter supporting eng with a suitable jack.remove mount remove belt install new one put mount back...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: changing fuel injector, spark plug wires, coolant hoses
spark plug wires, coolant hoses, upper intake manifold: Hi Here is procedure...... PLEASE READ AT BOTTOM FOR EXPLANATION Remove the fuel rail.((( Relieve fuel system pressure. Refer to Fuel Pressure Relief . Remove the upper intake manifold. Refer to Upper Intake Manifold Replacement . [[[[[[[ Disconnect...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: changing lightbulb, carpert, buick lesabre
carpert, buick lesabre, wing nuts: hello sue this is in the trunk move the carpert back in the rear of the trunk you will see plastic black wing nuts on screw them the lens will come right out good luck to u hun and if you need more help let me know you have a pretty name also pete hello...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: changing spark plugs, changing spark plugs, inner fender
changing spark plugs, inner fender, car care center: Hi No special tools. You can access the plugs through the inner fender well (removing the tires) and accessing it through the small plastic flap...you ll see. The center plug on the drivers side is located DIRECTLY behind the steering shaft. You can just...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Ford escort horn and fuel gauge, mud dobbers, gas gauge
mud dobbers, gas gauge, fuel gauge: Hi Jay, Sorry about the Escort horn. I have seen where mud dobbers will find a place like that and build a nest. That is a South West problem...don t know where you live. I don t know what to tell you on that, other than track it down. The fuel pump/sender...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: check engine light on 1991 LeSabre, buick lesaber, oil leaks
buick lesaber, oil leaks, cam sensor: Hello debi Your frend mech is right . with the lght on you will be alble to make it home. But you should go back to this shop and have them make it right . They did not diagnost the problem tect proulbly did not know how to read the codes. Good luck...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: check engine light 94 buick lesabre, oxygen sensor, buick lesabre
oxygen sensor, buick lesabre, 3800 v6: Hello Dave, The only way I would think replacing the cat would cause an oxygen sensor light, is if they damaged the O2 sensor wires, or just didn t connect it. The sensor is in the exhaust pipe, in front of the cat. I would go to a parts house where they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: check engine light, buick lasabre, operation periods
buick lasabre, operation periods, scan tool: Hi Danny, First look in the owners manual, and see if that happens to be one of the scenarios where the light will reset itself after a certain number of run cycles, such as three operation periods with the oil at the correct level. If it isn t one that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: check, light hook, theary
light hook, theary, test light: hi asif.well we normally use a 12 volt test light for just about everything simpler and just as effective.if you have 12 volts and ground the elec part will work or it is defective.but we also use a fluke meter or any elec tester to see just how much voltage...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: code po440, olds alero, purge valve
olds alero, purge valve, tank pressure: Hi Watch the data while smoke testing. Make sure the FTP (Fuel Tank Pressure sensor) mirrors the H2O or the Vacuum on your machine. If it does not, does it list the fuel level accuratly (closely accurate) compared to gauge? If not suspect the FTP sensor....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: coil pack, buick lesabre, prob
buick lesabre, prob, buick: If the 4-5 happen to be connected to the same coil, that is probably the problem. each are replaceable separately. You can swap two of them, and see if the problem travels with the coil, or stays in the same location, which could indicate a problem with...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: computer, cutlass, mechanic
cutlass, mechanic, ty: hi lawerance..well tough one there is quad drivers which are internal ..and then there is quad module if it said quad module then that is ignition module and is a normal symptom for that.i would have to say ignition module .hope this helps ty billymac please...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: coolant leak, rubber elbow, coolant leak
rubber elbow, coolant leak, copper tube: That rubber elbow is probably the condensation drain, but if coolant is draining, the heater core is probably leaking, and will need replaced. Before tearing into it, though, make sure it isn t one of the heater hoses leaking by the firewall, and just following...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: coolant, heater hoses, belt pulley
heater hoses, belt pulley, hole in the water: Hi Ricky, Get under the car, and with a good light, see where the coolant is coming from. There is a little weep hole in the water pump housing, behind the belt pulley. Be sure to locate that hole, and see if coolant is coming from it. If so, a new water...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cooling fan, coolant temperature sensor, radiator cooling fan
coolant temperature sensor, radiator cooling fan, sensor switch: In most cases your problem is most likely either the : 1. Coolant temperature sensor/switch. 2. the coolant fan relay. Contact me at: meperganfortis@msn.com and I can e-mail you pictures of what your looking for and where they are located....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cooling fan in engine compartment, coolant temperature, speed system
coolant temperature, speed system, speed fan: I can t be sure because I don t know if you have a 2 speed system or not, however the way General Motors dose this is really quite standard throughout with systems like yours. Generally the two speed system turns on the low speed fan at 210 degrees and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cooling fan, buick skylark, fuse block
buick skylark, fuse block, cooling fan: Hello Holly, First find the fuse and check it. If it is ak, check the connectors, and find the relay, which may be on the left fender area, or the fuse block. Probably the fuse block under the hood. You can test the relay by swaping it with one of the other...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cooling system, olds cutlass, core radiator
olds cutlass, core radiator, water leaks: hi micheal,well yes it does have a water pump i will have to asume you have a quad 4 eng ,judgeing bye the symptoms it has.stop leak will plug holes cracks and and water leaks.however it doesen,t know the diff in leaks and flow passages so it tends to stop...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cost of repair, rear wheel bearings, bad wheel bearing
rear wheel bearings, bad wheel bearing, honest mechanic: Hello Katie to have the car checked should be no charge if they find a bad wheel bearing . And that is what it sounds like to me the cost installed at my shop is 100 dollors and if the linkage is the problem then around 50 dollors . good luck to u again hun...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: courtesy lights, 3800 engine, buick lesabre
3800 engine, buick lesabre, courtesy lights: hi jerry.well first check all door switches maybe one is damaged or stuck open.second.be sure switch to turn dome on and off is actually working properly.replace the relay you keep removeing .are all door handles working properly.if all is ok you most likely...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cramshaft problem or head problem? 176000 + miles, olds cutlass, vacuum line
olds cutlass, vacuum line, vacuum hose: WHAT vacuum line BROKE ?. Run a compression test on each cylinder as I doubt that your problem is internal engine damage but more likely an exhaust restriction which most likely has clogged the catalytic converter with massive amounts of fuel thus plugging...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cranks with fuel and spark but no start, neutral safety switch, voltage readings
neutral safety switch, voltage readings, loose wire: A starter or neutral switch won t even let it crank over if that is what you are saying....but a loose wire, bad ign switch, or several other things will act the same way. Making sure it is in neutral, I would start at the starter, jumping the solenoid, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt, crankshaft position sensor, olds cutlass ciera
crankshaft position sensor, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass: Hello Jesse, I don t know from experience, and every manual I have near that age model just says to remove the bolt, with no mention of direction. Usually if something is left hand threads, there are warnings and notes. I don t happen to have a 91 Cutlass...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: crankshaft position sensor replacement on '92 buick riviera, crankshaft damper pulley, crank shaft position sensor
crankshaft damper pulley, crank shaft position sensor, crankshaft position sensor: Hi Michael, Pete sounds right. As for the crankshaft damper pulley you said someone mentioned, I don t believe that is necessary on that engine. It is pretty much where pete said. Jack the car up, and block it up safely. Then slide under there where you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: crankshaft retainer bolt; and some electrical, crankshaft position sensor, crankshaft pulley
crankshaft position sensor, crankshaft pulley, crankshaft sensor: Hi I would replace the whole balancer assy. they are VERY common for breaking. Check ALL the wiring for the CKP Sensor (crank sensor) make sure all the individual wires are good, and the insulation is still good and not cracked or missing. As far as taking...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: crankshaft sensor, crankshaft pulley, crankshaft sensor
crankshaft pulley, crankshaft sensor, buick skylark: Hi I have NO access to any info for anything older than a 1998. I will tell you it is either behind the crankshaft pulley (Harmonic Balancer) OR it is mounted in the block, low. It will have to mount so it can read the notches in the crankshaft. I really...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cruise control gone fishing., custom cruise, inner fender
custom cruise, inner fender, brake switch: hi john .ok you have a cruise switch on coloumn a cruise servo on the inner fender .there is a caBLE from servo to carb a little chain hooked between that and carb.make sure it is hooked up make sure the brake switch is adjusted properly make sure there is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cruise control/ gas guage, fuel level sensor, cruise data
fuel level sensor, cruise data, 3800 v6: Hi The cruise is PROBABALLY the switch located in the steering wheel. The Fuel level is PROBABALLY the fuel level sensor, located inside the fuel tank. The Cruise can be easily diagnosed with access to a Scan tool, and just watch the cruise data, and see...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cruise control, buick park ave, vacuum hoses
buick park ave, vacuum hoses, vacuum lines: ANYTIME the check engine light is illuminated on the dash the cruise control will NOT work until the problem is fixed that made the check engine light illuminate and the light MUST be OUT for the cruise to resume working. Since work was done look for loose...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cv joint rpair 99 alero, oldsmobile alero, 1999 oldsmobile alero
oldsmobile alero, 1999 oldsmobile alero, cv joint: I can provide you with the complete replacement procedure process via e-mail. However, You will need to contact me at: onlineautohelp@msn.com In order for us to send you procedures and pictures related to your repair, as this website is NOT mine...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: cv joint, cv joint, axle shaft
cv joint, axle shaft, ball joint: hi pierre,hmmm let,s see.i guess since only part of your question arrived.i will just start feom the top.remove the wheel.support the car safely.remove the big nut in the middle of therotor.directly underneith on backside of rotor you will see a bolt going...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: DASH LIGHTS '87 Buick Regal, buick regal, digital dashboard
buick regal, digital dashboard, digital dash: hi tony. tony take the cluster out ,remove all plugs make sure they are all makeing good contact.take the bulbs out one at a time make sure the contact surface is clean and tight..you are loseing connection behind the cluster once you get there you will see...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dash Lights out, dash lights, headlight switch
dash lights, headlight switch, dome light: hi bob.. well sounds like typical headlight switch this is how they go out.but first bob remove cluster un plug and plug in cluster sometimes it is just a bad connection.make sure the pins on the plug are all makeing contact.if so do the same to the head light...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dead Car, olds cutlass ciera, 1987 olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, 1987 olds cutlass, jumper cables: hello robbin check the baterys make sure they are tight . and if they are remove the batery and try anoter it could be a busted post in your battery . if does not start then it is a fusbiale link they run from the battery in to wire harness you will have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Defogger won't defog, oldsmobile achieva, pep boys
oldsmobile achieva, pep boys, rear defogger: Hi, Yes, I can help you with your problem. You will need to contact me at: onlineautohelp@msn.com In order for me to provide you with pictures and an electrical schematic to find and fix your problem since this board does not allow sending pictures....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Defogger won't defog, oldsmobile achieva, pep boys
oldsmobile achieva, pep boys, rear defogger: Hi,Bret, Ive seen this before and your symptoms are right in line with what ive found,i believe either the connection or wire has pulled out of the rear defoger/antenna module,this module is located under the rear package shelf middle part,you can access...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Diagnosing ABS, wheel abs, drive shaft
wheel abs, drive shaft, voltage tester: hi bill well it really depends on if you have 4 wheel abs or rabs.which is just rear wheel.if you only have rear wheel abs the sensor in your car will actually be in the rear axle near the drive shaft.it will be bolted into the houseing.if you have sensors...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Diagnostics, circuit failure, cam sensor
circuit failure, cam sensor, diagnostic check: Yes, you can use Autozone parts. 41=cam sensor circuit failure. 26= quad driver module. 63= small EGR fault. I have no idea what COILS they are referring to. The FIRST thing I would do is to have someone erase the codes and then see if any...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Diesel Fuel Injection, diesel fuel injection, test jig
diesel fuel injection, test jig, chevy suburban: Hello Art, There is a pretty easy way to see at least what cylinder it is. Where the injector line connects to the injector, while the engine is running, just crack that nut holding the line loose. A little fuel will squirt out, and that cylinder should...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dimmer switch, cutlass supreme, bolts
cutlass supreme, bolts, knees: Hello Joey, The switch is actually on the column and operated by a rod. It may just need adjusted. It is movable. The column doesn t need to be removed, but it might be easier to work on if you loosen the bolts by the drivers knees, and allow it to drop...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dirty steering wheel fluid and noisy when turning, steering wheel, plastic food
steering wheel, plastic food, ball joint: Hello Sy, Get one of those plastic food basting squeeze bulbs, and suck as much fluid out as you can, then replace it with new. Then run the engine for a few minutes, and repeat. Do it several times, and with just a couple quarts of fluid you will greatly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Disconnect electrically a fuel injector, loose patience, cutlass supreme
loose patience, cutlass supreme, electrical wire: Hi Steve, It is one of those retainer clips. I have all types of manuals here, GM and other, but none of them actually describes the release of the clip. A littly screwdriver may help, but just don t loose patience and break it. Some squeezing, pressing,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Distributor prob, intermittent problem, loose connection
intermittent problem, loose connection, bolts: Hi Dana, Sorry this answer is so late...I signed out on vacation, but the site doesn t seem to update all the areas I am in, even though it says it will. I am curious weather the distributor is actually going out, or the act of replacing it corrects an intermittent...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS?, gas vapors, cutlas
gas vapors, cutlas, system flow: The fuel vapor canister PURGE CONTROL SOLENOID is either defective and or there is a wiring problem to it from the vehicles computer. What it means is that the gas vapors from the fuel tank were being purged into the engine when it should NOT have been...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dodge Neon '98, dodge neon, coolant leak
dodge neon, coolant leak, head gasket: hello jessica it could be the timeing belt . what u have to do is take off the timeing cover and then u can see the crank if it turns then the crank is good . you could have broke the teeth off the timeing belt . and you are hereing the belt trying to turn....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dodge neon 98, dodge neon, intrenet
dodge neon, intrenet, voom: hi jessica.no voom huh lol.well it really sounds like your fuel pump has went out.it could be other things but really the way you explained it sounds like fuel to me and i replace a lot of them.so if you deceide to change it get back with me and i will help...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Door Repair, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, cutlass supreme: hi davis, yes these are called door pin bushings,they are located right where the pins go through the hinge ,to replace support door remove pin the bushing that the pin goes in will tap right out reinstall pins.top and bottom hinge.some doors are not serviceable,but...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Driver information center not working, battery voltage, voltmeter
battery voltage, voltmeter, fuses: Hi If it is NOT working at all, remove the DIC and check for power WITH A VOLTMETER on Terminal 14 to ground (should be battery voltage [B+]). Terminal 7 to ground should be B+. * ON OHMS * Terminal 8 to ground UNPLUGGED on ohms shuld be 0-3 ohms. If all...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dual Crank Sensor, crank sensor, air gap
crank sensor, air gap, new sensor: hi tom.clearence should be equal all around.so as to clear all of the fireing rings very important.if you get this wrong you will destroy the new sensor and prob the bal wheel.be sure to turn the eng bye hand if you come to any resistance stop and adjust.the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dumpin gas, coolant temperature sensor, oldsmobile firenza
coolant temperature sensor, oldsmobile firenza, fuel injector: What makes you think that your engine is flooding ?. When you turn ON the ignition switch without the engine running, Can you feel any fuel dripping from the fuel injector(s).?. If you can feel a wetness or dripping of the injector(s) replace it/them....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: dash lights, fuse panel, buick regal
fuse panel, buick regal, dash lights: OK, Is the display the old style ANALOG or is it a DIGITAL display ?. Look in the fuse panel for a fuse that says I/P and using a test light you should have battery voltage on BOTH side of the fuse. As you rotate the dimmer control one side of the fuse...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: dash lights, traction control system, problem cars
traction control system, problem cars, abs light: hi sonya, and no i don,t think you are a dumb broad.since you are concerned about a safety prob.the traction control system and the abs light are the same problem.cars with abs ,anti lock brake systems,have a built in device that turns the abs off if a malfuntion...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: died, quick reply, new question
quick reply, new question, fuel pump: You should have used the FOLLOW-UP section for this question. When you use the follow-up I get the ORIGINAL question with all of the vehicle information. By asking your second question as a NEW question I do NOT get the original information so I have no clue...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: disappearing oil, valve stem seals, olds alero
valve stem seals, olds alero, combustion chamber: You really only have 4 choices: Your: 1. losing it externally. 2. Using it internally. 3. Burning it in the combustion chamber(s). 4. A combination of all 3. You could run a cylinder leak down test on all the cylinders to see if any are losing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: distributor cable sequence on spark plugs, cutlass cierra, 123456
cutlass cierra, 123456, bank 1: hi ben..well i don,t know if you have a 6 or 4 cyl eng so i will give you both sequences.cylinder numbering is 1 2 3 4from front of eng to back.fireing order i 3 4 2.the coil wires are--1-4 2 -3top is 1....ok if it is a six cyl--cyl #left to right as viewed...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: distriutor cap, firing order, american vehicles
firing order, american vehicles, distributor cap: Hello Born,You may know what is sitting in your driveway, but from the information you sent, I have no way of knowing if you are working on a car or truck, American or foreign, what year, make, or model. Four cylinder, six cylinder, V or straight, 8 cylinder,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: door locks, delta 88, sorry man
delta 88, sorry man, circuit breaker: Hi All my manual says is the Fuse #15 (20a). It is not named in my book. It feeds the power door locks. The circuit DOES break off and feed other items, so You may need to put fuse back in. There is a Circuit breaker #24 a 30a breaker. There is also a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: drive line..clunks and whines, cv shaft, wheel vibration
cv shaft, wheel vibration, cv joints: Hi,Dax As long as the cv boots are not leaking,and the cv joints dont make noise on hard turns or accelerating then they should be ok. On the hub/axle nut,i wouldnt use heat as it will melt the grease in the cv joint and damage the joint,i soak the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: driveability, damper pulley, vacuum line
damper pulley, vacuum line, vac line: hi chuck.yes let,s forget about it being simple ,hardly ever is lol.a 3800 eng running bad is a prob as they rarely run bad.great engines.i guess we need to determine if it is missing or just not getting proper fuel.you will need a fuel pressure guage to determine...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: driver infro. center, olds aurora, vacuum line
olds aurora, vacuum line, repair history: What mechanical work or ANY kind of work has been performed on the vehicle recently ?. As most problems that occur after a recent repair was made can be traced back to the area of where the repair was made as a vacuum line may have been knocked loose or a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: drivetrain growl, trannie, drivetrain
trannie, drivetrain, dax: hi dax.well if rhe noise is comeing from one side or the other.then wheel bearing if comeing from trans then bearing internal.if you have to remove the trans then no eng does not have to come out ,check those wheel brngs real good.please take a min to rate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: after driving will not start, oldsmobile ninety eight, crank sensor
oldsmobile ninety eight, crank sensor, pep boys: HI RICHARD.WELL SPENT SOME TIME AT PEP BOYS .THIS IS A COMPLICATED PROBLEM.ESPECIALLY SINCE I DON,T KNOW ANY OF THE SPECS ON THE CAR BUT SOUNDS LIKE A CRANKSENSOR PROB TO ME JUST BY THE WAY YOU EXPLAIN .THERE IS NO WAY OF CHECKING IT WHY THE CAR IS RUNNING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ECC ( computer ) location, camshaft sensor, crank sensor
camshaft sensor, crank sensor, oxygen sensors: Hello Tommy, You can go to autozone.com and enter your car information. Then look at the component location to find where things are. But before replacing the computer, you might want to have autozone read the stored codes. They do it free. I would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ECM-ignition problem, haynes manual, fuse block
haynes manual, fuse block, fusible links: hi robert.here is what you do,hook your test light to the power wire on the ecm.go back to the relay and power the wires one at a time being careful not to power the black wire.as you power each wire check and see which one turns the test light on .this wire...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ECM problem, fusible links, bare wire
fusible links, bare wire, test plug: Hello Robert, I answered a similar question the other day, but didn t get the bare wire info. If a couple of them touched each other, there is no telling what could have been damaged in the ECM. I assume you have checked the ECM fuse also? You apparently...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ECM, oldsmobile regency 98, oldsmobile regency
oldsmobile regency 98, oldsmobile regency, access panel: hi matt, well this part is behind the glove box a silver metal box.you will need to remove the prom out of this one {don,t touch with bare hands} once you get ecm out you will see an access panel you can remove the prom is in here.remove it and install it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Elec, buick park avenue, autohelp
buick park avenue, autohelp, good park: If you look up under the dash near the steering column on a bracing bracket you will see a small usually round flasher unit clipped in a metal bracket all by itself. Use a flashlight and look HARD as it is up there. If it is NOT there then it is over...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electric cooling fan, electric cooling fan, relay switch
electric cooling fan, relay switch, engine compartment: The fan is usually controlled via the vehicles computer then to the FAN RELAY of which is mounted in the engine compartment on the realy bracket with other relays. I do NOT have a 94 Olds book to tell me exactly which relay it is, but there are usually marked...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electric cooling fans 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass, electric cooling fans: Without a book to perform the diagnostic procedures your pretty well stuck to taking it into the shop. Most likely the FAN CONTROL MODULE has failed BUT you had better TEST IT using the manufacturers testing procedure before replacing it. autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electric window, chev malibu, chevrolet malibu
chev malibu, chevrolet malibu, toll booths: hi patsy.wow i am impressed very good ,i also use the logical approach.if the motor runs down it should run up.so the prob is here.when you push the button for down power goes one way and when you push up power flows the other way so here is what it is not...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical, small screws, buick lesabre
small screws, buick lesabre, electrical plug: When you say it REFUSES TO START, are you saying that you can hear the engine turning over but the engine just won t START UP ?. Are you SURE that your vehicle is equipped with an automatic trunk release ?. If it IS, You will have to remove the glove box...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical, power door locks, fusible links
power door locks, fusible links, vacuum line: The fusible links are rubber coated wires about 4 inches long that are attached to the normal plastic covered wires. They extend from the starter post up into the plastic ribbed conduit covering for all the wires so you may have to peel back the ribbed...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical on '97 Old Cutlass Supreme, cutlass supreme, different gear
cutlass supreme, different gear, steering column: On top of the steering column, above the brake pedal, there is a switch, which is also the neutral start switch. It is adjustable, but yours may be bad. But I would try adjusting it first. Especially if the reverse lights go out if you put the car in a different...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical/electronic 1998 Buick Park Ave., buick park ave, no screws
buick park ave, no screws, salvage yard: Hi Controls themselves cannot be repaired (at least I never tried!) The controls plug directly into wire harness when removed from steering wheel. No bolts no screws they held in via a tight fit. They just pop out by inserting a small pocket screwdriver...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical Problem, fuse box, electrical problem
fuse box, electrical problem, fusible link: hi larry.well it sounds like you may have burned a fusible link .these are located near the starter.but the question is what burned it .check the eng harness very good look for burned spots or especially a discolored wire that may be grounded out.there is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical Problem, mount brackets, buick century
mount brackets, buick century, battery connections: hi adam.well to begin with you can splice however you will need to replace a burned link with one of the exact same amperage.so first thing you wanna do is all the obvious things not trying to insult you but most probs with elec systems are minor things that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical power to A/C compressor, automatic climate control, oldsmobile delta88
automatic climate control, oldsmobile delta88, temperature gauge: This ALL EXPERTS website is NOT my website. I am strictly a volunteer who will answer simple basic questions of all subjects. In many cases pictures and diagnostic procedures are needed to be e-mailed to you and this website does NOT allow this material to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical problem, 3800 engine, computer clock
3800 engine, computer clock, battery problem: Hi I have had 3 different vehicles in the last 6 months with VERY similar and or identical problems. First lets eliminate 2 things.... the battery and the fans. The battery will draw AVERAGE about 200-500 milliamps when FIRST connected, this is waking...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical problem, internal faults, fuse box
internal faults, fuse box, dash lights: Hi I see 3 items that are common to these problems. 1) the battery cable from battery to the underhood fuse box. Where it bolts on the box, it is REALLY common to see a fault. 2)The underhood fuse box itself. The TRANS fuse and headlamp fuses go through...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical probs with Grand AM?, electrical diagnosis, batt cable
electrical diagnosis, batt cable, dollar charge: hi shauna.well the abs lights and traction are one in the same ,caused by a wheel skid as in icey road conditions.disconnect the neg batt cable for a few mins that should fix that until your wheels lock up again. the low coolant light and low oil light could...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical-starting problem, haynes book, starter solenoid
haynes book, starter solenoid, fuse block: Hello Robert, I have a Haynes for several GM s that age, although not that exact one. But mine shows some of the fusible links at the starter solenoid, which is where I had you looking, but the one for the ignition switch seems to come from the battery cable...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical, buick riviera, electrical problem
buick riviera, electrical problem, batt: hi dane.well riv has it,s own diag system.and what this system .is normally concerned about .is voltage alt check your alt guage see if it is normal.check all your lights signals .if you find nothing wrong.then this diag system has made an error.i owned one...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electronic spark control unit, olds cutlass, ceirra
olds cutlass, ceirra, educated guess: hi justin, no not the knock sensor.but possibly an ecm problem..the ecm will be behind the glove box it is a silver metal box.this controls a lot of things.but i cannot say for certain that it is bad .my educated guess would be ignition module which is located...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Emergency Brake, buick lesabre, hand lever
buick lesabre, hand lever, rear wheels: HI VIV, A LITTLE CONFUSED HERE DIDN,T KNOW THIS YEAR HAD A HAND LEVER TO APPLLY THE PARK BRAKE.ON MOST YOU APPLY WITH FOOT AND RELEASE WITH HAND LEVER.BUT EITHER WAY THESE BRAKES ARE SELDOM USED,AND THEN WHEN THEY ARE APPLIED THEY STICK AND BREAK .HERE IS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Emissions Control System, emissions control, rateing
emissions control, rateing, gas cap: HI DAVID.YES THIS COULD BE TRUE ,AND LIKE I SAID NORMALLY IT IS THE GAS CAP LEFT LOOSE .BUT NOT ALWAYS .IF IT IS NOT THIS THEN YES THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN I SAID THERE IS OTHER CODES AND TEST TO DETERMINE IF IT IS A SENSOR ON THE TANK OR A BAD...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Emissions tests in Texas (moms car), high speed test, flying colors
high speed test, flying colors, slow speed: Hello charles i was glad to here everything turned out for your mom bless her heart . the only thing i want is a thank you and you both did that and if you need any more help . just let me know any time my email adress is pdodge50@rochester.rr.com...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ENGINE MISSED BAD AFTER WARM UP, pontiac grand prix, fuel injection system
pontiac grand prix, fuel injection system, coil pack: hi robbie. well first we need to isolate the mis to one cylinder.it really sounds like you may have a coil pack going out.you need to pull each wire off the coil pack one at a time each one you remove should create a drop in rpm,s.one of them will have no...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ENGINE STOPS RUNNING, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, cutlass supreme: hi danny yes there is gaskets under the plantum,but they are actually reusable unless one is broken and this could cause a vac leak .i would reccomend changeing the gaskets under the plentum and while you are there replace any broken or bad vac hoses. please...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Front End Viabration, 3800 engine, wheel balancer
3800 engine, wheel balancer, buick lesabre: Hi I would first have the Transmission Front Mount checked. The one that causes problems is located low, and bolts the the cradle close to the radiator. If it checks OK, have the rear one checked. I would also look in your area for a shop that has a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine, broken bolt, oil pan
broken bolt, oil pan, wendy: hi wendy.hmmmm i am confused just a little.lol well if you are saying you have a broken bolt then yes carefully get it out and replace it.however it sounds like you are telling me that you have a broken motor mount.which is not a bolt.if you need to replace...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine 85 Olds 307 ? v-8, pvc valve, valve stems
pvc valve, valve stems, valve guide: Hello LD, The valve guide seals have a tendency to get brittle and crack with age, then oil can be sucked down the intake valve stems and burned in the engine. The seals can be replaced without removing the heads. One other thing that should be checked...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine looses power at 55mph, grand nat, fuel test
grand nat, fuel test, paper filter: Hi Dave, On your fuel test....if there is plenty of gas there, might advance the timing a little. If that carb has the little filter in it where the gas line connects, and it is the paper filter with the rubber check valve, make sure it isn t in backwards....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine noise, bicycle wheel, heat shields
bicycle wheel, heat shields, buick lesabre: The exhaust system can be very close to the body of the car, and when the engine torques over when in gear, can make it actually touch. If it is touching one of those light metal heat shields, it can sound like that. With the brakes heald firmly, apply a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine Overheating, buick skylark, radiator cap
buick skylark, radiator cap, head gasket: hello james the only thing you can do is start the car up when it is cold and then take the rad cap off to you see the collint comeing out of the rad then hit the gas and refill the rad this is called burping the system . it also could be a head gasket...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine overheating, cutlass cierra, 1988 olds cutlass
cutlass cierra, 1988 olds cutlass, olds cutlass: The fan relay is mounted in the engine compartment on the inside of the drivers side fender on a bracket along with 2 or 3 other relays. Some of these relays are IDENTICAL so you can swap them out and see if the fan start to run when you swap them from place...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine Sponginess and Hesitation, oldsmobile silhouette, sequential fuel injection
oldsmobile silhouette, sequential fuel injection, intake leak: OK...still need to test the fuel pressure. You don t say what type of injection system it has. If it has what is called Central Sequential Fuel Injection, there is what is called a spyder inside the intake manifold, connected to poppet valves with plastic...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine Stall, buick skylark, crank sensor
buick skylark, crank sensor, engine stall: hi eva, and yes pete only answers two questions per day lol so he is always maxed.but what he is telling you is true.the sensor is getting wet and grounding out which means the sensor is bad.true if sensor fails car will not start however sensor can have other...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine Stalling, olds cutlass ciera, shaft sensors
olds cutlass ciera, shaft sensors, code faults: Hi Mark, To start narrowing things down, I would connect a fuel pressure tester, where I could see it while driving, then go for a ride. See if the pressure drops, causing the stall, or if it stalls before the pressure drops. If the pressure drops first,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine stuttering, spark plug wires, spark plug wire
spark plug wires, spark plug wire, buick lesabre: Hello Thurman, I have a couple ideas. One is,,,I don t know about the welding, but can think of no good reason to weld around a harmonic balancer. Yes to the guessing, so find a different mechanic. That place may end up costing you a bunch. It is entirely...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine Wont Start, fuse problems, wire connector
fuse problems, wire connector, fuel rail: Hi Joe, There are probably dozens of possible problems. I would first give a good look at the wires, and see if there is any sign of rodent chewing. Not necessarily on your type of car, but I have seen where mice and squirrels have chewed complete sections...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine whine caused by EGR valve?, buick park avenue, engine whine
buick park avenue, engine whine, exhaust gasses: Hello Ethan, Something there would have me checking the exhaust system, to make sure it isn t plugged up. Including the muffler. Any sound of hissing from under the car while under heavy load? Like exhaust gasses trying to escape through the joints? Have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine won't restart after running 30+ minutes, mass airflow sensor, fuel injection cleaner
mass airflow sensor, fuel injection cleaner, low tank: Hi Steve, I am thinking possibly temperature sensor. Go to this link and read it. very interesting. http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=1366279 Then check this link about the mass airflow sensor. it is a Ford link, but they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine won't start without a jump, cutlass, electrical power
cutlass, electrical power, alternator: hello wanda this is a bad starter it as to be replaced and you should be fine . when you do get the car started take off the pos. calble on the bat. and if the car stays runing then the chargeing system is good . then change the starter good luck to u hun...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine won't turn over, car leaking gas, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1989 oldsmobile cutlass ciera
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1989 oldsmobile cutlass ciera, oldsmobile cutlass: Hello Stephanie. With raw gasoline dripping and running everywhere like that, it is a bad fire...waiting to happen. Get a mechanic to look at it, prefferably where it is. Any spark could set that gas on fire, and even if nobody gets burned, the car will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Engine, 1993 oldsmobile achieva, oldsmobile achieva
1993 oldsmobile achieva, oldsmobile achieva, alternater: hi wendy.well windy is your question the car won,t start or about the alt spinning.with the info i have all i can tell you is why the alt turns.it turns because the tensioner which holds tension on the belt is stuck you need to pry it down until belt is tight...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Enginge won't crank, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid
neutral safety switch, starter solenoid, 3800 engine: Hi Mike, It is Not the ignition module. And, it is Not the chip key. Neither of those would keep it from cranking the engine over. Even if Both of those items were bad, the engine would crank over...it just wouldn t start or run. Your problem is probably...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Erratic engine knock in a 95 Buick Park Ave Ultra with a supercharger, buick park ave, window defroster
buick park ave, window defroster, pressure gage: Hi As much as I d like to tell you I can help, it really is hard to diagnose a noise without having the car here. I can tell you, if the noise goes away by removing belt(s) then it IS a belt driven accessory. No question about it. The Oil pump, crank, cam...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: EVAC System, vacuum hoses, charcoal canister
vacuum hoses, charcoal canister, evaporative emissions: Hi Carl, Basically, all of the vacuum hoses should be checked, but the EVAC is probably EVAP, or the vapor recovery system.(Evaporative emissions recovery system.) That is the charcoal canister. Find it, and check all the hoses to it for cracks. Va...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: easiest van to fix, ford areostar, chrysler products
ford areostar, chrysler products, mini vans: hi michael.well you didn,t say if you wanted a mini van or full size.but i will give it a shot anyway.as far as mini vans.both ford areostar and the windstar are fairly easy to do most things on as far as routine maint.chrysler products are good vans but the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ecm, engine control module, sensors
engine control module, sensors, signals: hi pete,causes a lot of trouble ,,lol..no the ecm is the engine control module.this processor is just that it processes all the info that all the sensors on the engine send to it,then it uses these signals to adjust fuel fi re and compression,and make the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: egnine surges, dash lights flash, speedometer goes crazy, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, cutlass supreme: hi bryan.really sounds like a ground prob .most likely a dirty or corroded batt terminal.but could be a eng ground check all grounds and especially the ones to the firewall and eng.yes check your codes you may have a speed sensor going bad at the same time...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: egr valve replacement, buick riviera, egr valves
buick riviera, egr valves, valve replacement: I have never changed one on an engine that has a supercharger but usually there are just 2 bolts to remove it from the engine. WHY do you suspect the EGR valve is faulty. In over 25 years I have only seen a handful of faulty EGR valves. autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: elec windows, silicone spray, rubber gaskets
silicone spray, rubber gaskets, rubber seals: These are usually DEALER parts department items. But being OVER 10 years old, I doubt the dealer would have them or would order them for you. When these guide rubbers wear out it causes the window to move and bind in the channels. Try JC Whitney s...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrial, fan motor, temperature sensor
fan motor, temperature sensor, jumper: Probably on the left front fender area, under the hood. I would swap it with another to see if the relay was the problem. Then, I would jumper wire directly to the fan motor to see if it was ok. Then I would be checking the temperature sensor, and wires....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electric door locks, olds cutlass, dead battery
olds cutlass, dead battery, headlight switch: hi gene,well first you want to check all the door switches.one may be stuck.next make sure the switch that turns tour dome light on is working properly.if all is ok then the headlight switch is most likely failed.the simple solution would be to pull the fuse.it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electric problem with ac compresor, buick lesabre, pressure switch
buick lesabre, pressure switch, refrigerant: The compressor is protected by a low pressure switch, usually on the acumulator, that keeps the compressor from operating if the system is low on refrigerant, or if there is a restriction in the system that causes the low side to go too low. Connecting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electric problem, sudden discharge, ground cable
sudden discharge, ground cable, oil temp: hi wendall.wow bad news,if you unhooked the cables with the key on .this caused a sudden discharge of capacitors that control these components...or if you unhooked the pos side of the batt first even with key off.the spark from the memory.could damage the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electric windows on a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S station wagon, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1994 oldsmobile cutlass ciera
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1994 oldsmobile cutlass ciera, oldsmobile cutlass: Buy yourself an aerosol can of SILICONE SPRAY at any auto parts store and start spraying all the window channels on the sides of the windows and with the window UP. Use the red plstic straw and spray down inside the door below the window and this will lubricate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical, neg bat, speed sensor
neg bat, speed sensor, traction control: hi arron .probably not related to tires as long as they are the right size for your vehicle.what is most likely going on is a speed sensor is going out.you can disconnect the neg bat post for 20 mins or so.this may clear the code if it is a false code.but...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical, cutlass supreme, battery cables
cutlass supreme, battery cables, electrical car: Hello Eddie, That sounds like a loose connection. Since the solenoid has been recently changed, if it wasn t doing that before the change, that is where I would look first. Then the battery cables, then all the other connectors you can wiggle. Va...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical, fuse panels, circuit breakers
fuse panels, circuit breakers, loose connections: The power windows are on CIRCUIT BREAKERS in the fuse panels NOT fuses. The power seats are also controlled by circuit breakers in the fuse panels. The is a common ground for the seats and windows and anothe for the mirrors. If you can read an electrical...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical, heater blower, battery test
heater blower, battery test, voltage drop: Hi Tom, I think you have a bad connection in the wire from the alternator to the battery. I personally would load test the alternator at the output stud to see what it is capable of putting out, just to make sure it is up to par. But if the charge can t...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical, light timer, battery cables
light timer, battery cables, buick lesabre: The clock/radio draws some power all the time, but shouldn t be enough to do that. Have you checked the glove compartment light? Is there an alarm system on it, or aftermarket stereo? A bad alternator diode could drain it. Disconnect one of the battery...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical 92 buick regal, amp meter, buick regal
amp meter, buick regal, slow drain: None that I am aware of. Normal battery drain with everythin off sitting overnight is 0.50 amps (1/2 amp). Naturally if your constantly having to recharge the battery excessively using the alternator you will cause the alternator to forsake an early...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical charging issue, cutlas supreme, chilton manual
cutlas supreme, chilton manual, instrument cluster: Hi Stew, If that car has an alt light in the instrument cluster, make sure the bulb isn t burnt out? The bulb indicates low charge, but it also sends initial exciter voltage to the alternator. With the engine off, and the ignition on, the light should illuminate....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical & front end, hi tc, buick century
hi tc, buick century, light thanks: Hi TC, The light requires a scan tool to erase any codes, and they should be read and addressed first. Any chance the shimmy is engine related? To find out, you can get it up to the speed where it shimmys, and shift to neutral, and let off the gas. Bent...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical mystery, buick century, loose wire
buick century, loose wire, brittany: Hi Brittany, I don t know anything about them, but it sounds like it might be associated with the theft system, but that is just a guess. It could also be a loose wire connection. Afraid if I were you, I might have it towed in, unless someone close will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electrical, buick park avenue, dashboard lights
buick park avenue, dashboard lights, voltage battery: hello hun call this number they will help u and they will have your dash it is 585 637 3392 . any problems let me know i will find it for u . i know what you are talking about it is entire dash with all controlls and dom . good luck to u hun and you have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electronic door locks, olds cutlass supreme, electronic door locks
olds cutlass supreme, electronic door locks, check fuse: hi dusty.if locks don,t work first check fuse panel there is a circuit breaker there prob two of them one for power seat the other for locks.this will be with the fuses they are silver metal not glass like the fuses you have two of these switch them around...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electronic leveling device, oldsmobile silhouette, air shock
oldsmobile silhouette, air shock, load levelers: HI LINDA VERY SORRY I DID NOT GET BACK TO YOU IN TIME,JUST TOO MANY QUESTIONS.YES THERE IS A SWITCH ON ALL AIR SUSPENSION VEHICLES.THAT MUST BE TURNED OFF BEFORE RAISEING THEY MOST LIKELY DID NOT DO THIS THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO DEPRESSUREIZE THE SYSTEM THIS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: emmision controll on my olds., oldsmobile acheiva, time melissa
oldsmobile acheiva, time melissa, melissa moore: hello melissa the egr valve should be no more that 50 dollors and the tranny service 75 dollors it should be done every 60.000 miles and you can do it now it is going to help it . good luck to you hun and if you need more help just let me know and you have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Left front end noise, wheel bearings, regencey
wheel bearings, regencey, brake rotor: Hi Karen, Obviously, you have removed the wheels and checked the brakes to see if the lining slipped off one of the pads. While having it up, check the wheel bearings. Then, there is another thing that will do it...especially if you are occasionally on...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: front end problems, oldsmobile aurora, 1996 oldsmobile aurora
oldsmobile aurora, 1996 oldsmobile aurora, rear brakes: If the tires are worn unevenly, or the road is wet, the antilock brakes activating could make a noise like that, especially if the brake application is trying to slide the tires. Did you ride with them when they checked it? If not, next test ride, you drive,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: eng. idles ruff, won't start, pvc valve, noid light
pvc valve, noid light, oil heater: That could very well be your problem. However in most cases such as yours the problem when an engine is replaced is usually PINCHED WIRES so you need to check EVERY wiring harness and every wire for being pinched or shorted. If NOT shorted the next likely...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine
Hello John, You may ask another question, but I need to know exactly what you mean by turn over. Do you mean make the starter operate, or if it is operating, but not cranking the engine over, or if it is cranking the engine over, not starting and running...etc....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine ?????, hot van, couple seconds
hot van, couple seconds, liquid fuel: Hello George, I assume you have checked for spark when it is hot. I also assume, since so much work was done, that there IS spark when it is hot, so I won t even talk about electronic items concerning spark. I am thinking fuel. Has anyone checked the fuel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine coolant, coolant level, engine coolant
coolant level, engine coolant, drain cock: Hi The coolant level sensor is located in the bottom of the surge tank (overflow tank). The entire tank MAY need to be repalced. The drain cock is located on the drivers side below the radiator hose. Should you change coolant.... I guess that would be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine coolant fan, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, coolant level: Hi Phil, I believe that sensor in the radiator is a coolant level sensor. The one near the thermostat should be the one that sends the signal to the ECM, which operates the relay. Here is a link that tells how the sensor should read. http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1685353&an=0&page=0#Post1685353...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine cooling fan assy. R?R, lincoln continental, fan assy
lincoln continental, fan assy, comeing: hi warren ,as i am not sure about which eng you have i will assume it is the big one 32 valve.remove the cover at the front of eng with the eng specs on it.look very careful see what the fan is hitting on ,you will have to remove anything that is stopping...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine full of gas, fuel pressure regulator, throttle body injection
fuel pressure regulator, throttle body injection, oldsmobile 98: Hi Brian, Being an 87, I would expect it is throttle body injection, which looks a lot like a modified carb, and you can look right down in at the injectors. If one is stuck open, you should be able to see it when someone turns the key to run. If an injector...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine heating, head gasket problem, radiator cap
head gasket problem, radiator cap, fan clutch: You can have a test performed whereas they remove the spark plugs and put 80 to 90 lbs of continous air pressure into one cylinder at a time and look for air bubbles coming out of the top of the radiator with the radiator cap off. If you see bubbles you most...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine idle, torx screws, buick dealer
torx screws, buick dealer, ornot: hi bill.this eng has a iac mtr idle air control it is located onthe top of the engine mounted to the throttlebody or carb if you will.it will be a round part with a plug on it.it will more then likely be screwed into the throttle body or there will be two...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine knocking, connecting rod bearings, oil pressure
connecting rod bearings, oil pressure, lifters: Hello Monica, I would say it is something else. The lifters are probably bleeding down and rattling, due to lack of oil pressure, but the knocking is probably from the excessive clearance beat into the connecting rod bearings on the crankshaft, from lack...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: My engine leaks coolant..., intake manifold gasket, engine leaks
intake manifold gasket, engine leaks, coolant system: NEVER EVER put any of that MIRACLE CRAP or as I call it LIQUID MECHANIC into ANY engine. IF it works it is only a SHORT TIME BAND-AID repair that will cause more problems later on down the road. Have the coolant system PRESSURE TESTED and this will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine misfire, engine misfire, 6 cylinders
engine misfire, 6 cylinders, spark plug: hi gerry, i would have to assume the eng is running bad like it has a miss.because if it was running good and you pulled these two off there would be a very small drop in rpm.but if the eng is running bad.you can hear the injectors clicking .and you have spark...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine miss, buick lesabre, dry weather
buick lesabre, dry weather, coil pack: hi ron.tried to get back with you thur but this site had technical probs.well first thing you have to determine exactly which cyl is missing.you can do this very easy let eng idle take a pair of insolated pliers be sure they are insulated.pull one plug wire...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine not running on a regular basis, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, electronic ignition control
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, electronic ignition control, oldsmobile cutlass: HI MIKE.WELL IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A BAD TEMP SENSOR.IN THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM.THIS SENSOR TELLS THE PUTER WHAT THE AMBIENT TEMP IS AND THEN ADJUST THE FUEL SPRAY FROM THE INJECTORS.IF IT TELLS THE PUTER THAT IT IS COLDER IT SPRAYS MORE FUEL.IF IT TELLS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine stalling, buick century, speed 3
buick century, speed 3, left foot: Do you know how to feel if the over drive is engaging when you start driving from a stop as it has a slight bump feeling to it around 40 to 50 mph s. Do this : 1. Start driving the car until it gets warm. 2. get up to about 50 mph and with your right...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine stalls at any time, cam sensor, buick century
cam sensor, buick century, engine stalls: hi jay, no i don,t think you are loseing your mind,,lol atleast not from the car.this is a common prob with all vehicles.normally it is either cranksensor cam sensor or computer.i would suspect the cranksensor .since i regularly replace about 5 per week in...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine stalls, olds cutlass ciera, 1987 olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, 1987 olds cutlass, olds cutlass: FIRST you have to determine if it is a loss of SPARK to the spark plugs or a loss of FUEL to the engine when the fault occurs BEFORE we can do ANY diagnostics. When the fault occurs perform this test: Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine won't start, cables, possibilities
cables, possibilities, tap: hi d. well if eng will not crank there is only a cpl possibilities.let,s start by makeing sure cables to batt are clean and tight.next be sure they are tight at starter and at eng ground .the next time it does this tap on starter while an assistant tries to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: engine, intake manifold gasket, head gasket
intake manifold gasket, head gasket, intake manifold: It could be one of several things. Blown head gasket. Leaking intake manifold gasket. Broken intake manifold. Cracked head. Leaking thermostat housing gasket or hose,(Depends on the engine, and where some of that stuff is located on it). There must...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: erratic idle sputtering, vacuum hoses, bad carbs
vacuum hoses, bad carbs, double whammy: Could be 2 bad carbs. Could be vacuum leak or vacuum hoses in wrong places. Take some pictures of the carb 5 or more all around the carb and 2 or 3 of the area just in front of the carb and e-mail them to me at: meperganfortis@msn.com autohel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: evap code po440, malfunction, charcoal canister, inner fender
charcoal canister, inner fender, rubber hoses: It is located up under the fenderwell of the vehicle. You will have to get under the car and look up just in front of the inner fender liner near the bumper. Look for 2 or 3 rubber hoses going thru the inner fender well in the engine compartment and follow...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: exhaust manifold, header?, exhaust manafold, salvage yard
exhaust manafold, salvage yard, auto zone: hi chelsea,sure i can help.although i don,t know what kind of car you have.here is what you do,call a local parts place auto zone or advanced auto or even a salvage yard.tell them what kind of car you have and the year and engine size.and that you are looking...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: exhaust, olds alero, alero
olds alero, alero, coupler: hi eric.well you can put a coupler on your pipe or weld but coupler actually goes over both pieces of pipe and clamps on you can find these at your local parts store.not a big problem .then put your new muffler and tail back on it happens all the time no big...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fan is working - heat blower is not, haynes manual, autozone
haynes manual, autozone, heat exchanger: hi brandee,well sounds like you have a heat exchanger prob .as in the valve that switches from floor to vent or def.usually this is a vacum motor maybe you have heard vacum leaking under the dash possible that a vacum is unplugged.or some kind of restriction...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Faulty Switch on Heating Unit, flat switch, blower motor
flat switch, blower motor, resistor: hi tim,. well tim this really sounds like a resistor prob.if resistor goes bad the low speeds will not work.the resistor will be located on the heater box near the heater mtr usually the mtr wires will run right too it.but it will be a flat switch with about...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Flasher Delta 88, fuse block, delta 88
fuse block, delta 88, hazard lights: Yes, there are two flashers. One for the hazzard flashers, which is usually on the fuse block. And one for the signals, which is usually in a clip under the edge of the dash, near, or on the steering column. But it sounds to me like the bulbs are burned out,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fluctuating RPM and overdrive hesitation, throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor
throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, vacuum lines: I would connect a fuel pressure tester, to make sure the pressure maintains while running. If it does, a check of all vacuum lines, as well as the EGR valve,(don t replace it...clean it), and then check the throttle position sensor.(check it....don t replace...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fluid leaks and Brakes, fluid leaks, cylinder replacement
fluid leaks, cylinder replacement, shift pattern: hi jan your fluid is comeing from the left if this car is in the us.there is a brass crush sleeve that goes between the line and caliper if this was not put on line will leak. # 2 trans shift hard adjust cable from eng to trans this controls shift pattern.as...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: FORD TAURUS WAGON VS. VW PASSAT WAGON, passat wagon, ford taurus
passat wagon, ford taurus, taurus wagon: Hi John, I have had two Taurus wagons in my fleet, still have one. First one needed motor mounts and a fuel pump in 100,000. Second only has about 65,000 now. Had a transmission replaced, and a front drive hub. Both ran pretty well. I have no experience...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: French manual, hi chris, service manuals
hi chris, service manuals, ebay: Hi Chris, Go to Google.com, and enter vehicle service manuals . Then select the printed or online manual you want. Ebay is another place where I have found manuals fo as little as .50.....the shipping was $4.00 so total of less than $5.00 for an orriginal...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Frozen Fuel Lines, drygas, car wont start
drygas, car wont start, body fuel: Hello Tori, Your problem is, you need to run the heet before it freezes. Now, you either need to wait till the temp gets above freezing, or unfreeze the lines, which is probably where some water is frozen and plugging the system. Drop lights and heating...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Frustrating car trouble!, oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera
oldsmobile cutlass ciera, 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera, oldsmobile cutlass: hi elizabeth..well i would certainly have to agree you have a vac leak.but it may not be on the intake .because an intake leak rarely goes away.this is an intermittant prob.which normally a intermittant prob is something mechanical that moves and seals and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: FUEL PUMP FUSE, buick skylark, type fuses
buick skylark, type fuses, fuse holder: Hello Dale, I would say on first thought that the fuel pump is probably about worn out, and is drawing too much amperage, but there are a couple other things to check first. First, I would get a test meter that can measure current draw, and connect it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel / Air Mixture Ratio on 90 Buick LeSabre, fuel air mixture, mixture ratio
fuel air mixture, mixture ratio, vacuum leak: Hello Keith, The ECM does all that adjusting. There is no way for you to do it. Keeping the plugs, wires, air filter, and EGR valve in good shape should be all that is needed. Actually, a vacuum leak could cause a lean misfire, which could cause the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel / Brake Lines, pressure fuel, compression fittings
pressure fuel, compression fittings, gas tank: Hello Dan, On that car, there is no high pressure fuel pump in the tank, so if you get a good seal, a splice in the fuel line is just fine. That pump is on the engine, and sucks gas from the tank, so if there is a small leak, it will cause running problems,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Filter and Fuel pump ?, buick skylark, fuel pump relay
buick skylark, fuel pump relay, dash lights: IF it IS the fuel pump it is located in the fuel tank and the tank has to be removed to install it. Here is the test for checking the fuel pump. Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Filter vs. Major Transmission Problem, fuel filter replacement, mechanic shops
fuel filter replacement, mechanic shops, cutlass supreme: Hello hun this is a bad gas filter i have ben in my shop for a long time and no gm cars verry well . you just tell them at the shop to change the fuel pump and do not pay any more than 50 installed . good luck to u hun and you have a pretty name please rate...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Gage, 3800 engine, fuel tank
3800 engine, fuel tank, condenser: I have heard this problem several times under numerous different circumstances and the fault in this case also was not caused by the ac shop. The fault was usually traced back as to a faulty sending unit in the fuel tank. NOTICE: However, do NOT go and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Gauge '99 Park Avenue, gauge wires, fuel gauge
gauge wires, fuel gauge, good luck chuck: Dale, try unplugging the sending unit connector(near the tank) see where the gauge goes, if it doesn t move, try jumping the 2 gauge wires together, see if this changes, if it does, then it s your sending unit, if not, then it s your cluster panel. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Guage, fuel level sender, gm dealership
fuel level sender, gm dealership, pump tank: Hi It is a faulty In tank fuel level sender unit (PROBABALLY). The symptoms you describe sound like it. The part is avalible from your local GM dealership and this particular vehicle, the part can be changed by accessing the fuel pump/tank unit through...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel gage accuracy, oldsmobile silhouette, fuel sending unit
oldsmobile silhouette, fuel sending unit, fuel tank: hi wade.well you are most likely right sender is bad the headliner replacement would probably not be related as this is just a plug .so not very likely part of this prob.try and beat on the fuel tank when you are sure it should read less if this changes the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel guage and check engine light pattern?, fuel guage, delta 88
fuel guage, delta 88, fuel level: Hi I would advice FIRST to take the car into a repair shop, and have the computer scanned for codes (check engine codes). We could then see if there is any relationship between the check Engine light and the fuel level. Some system diagnostics are ran only...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Leak, autohelp, fuel rail
autohelp, fuel rail, fuel leak: You can, but it is highly UNRECOMMENDED. Why don t you order the correct part and put it on yourself ?. Make some calls around to Aurora dealers, I am sure somebody has one. You could also take the vehicle to a repair facility that makes hoses for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel leak, gm models, buick lesabre
gm models, buick lesabre, fuel rail: Without actually seeing this problem, Your mechanic is in a better situation to make this type of diagnosis. However, I do recall that some GM models had some fuel rail problems and it was necessary to replace the fuel rail. I would go along with what...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Pump 1997 Olds. Bravada, fuel gauge, olds bravada
fuel gauge, olds bravada, horrible gas: hello coleen I would find another shop . Thire is a seal on the top of the fuel pump if it is not sealed the right way . you will get a miss reading on gage . and the tank will leak from the top travel to the botton. please rate my serive pete...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel pump 1999 Buick La Sabre, drop tank, gas tank
drop tank, gas tank, fuel pressure: Hi It may be the pump. Fluid in the fuel MAY also be causing your problem, as transmission fluid is hard to burn when the plugs get saturated. I would have the fuel pressure checked. If it is within specs (48-55 psi) then it may just be the fluid saturation...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel pump problems, oil pressure switch, engine oil pressure
oil pressure switch, engine oil pressure, matter weather: Hi again Laurie, A few seconds of the pump running could easily be attributed to the oil pressure switch operating it while the oil pressure drains off, and I can t see that short period drawing the battery down any more than operating the cigarette lighter...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel pump relay, fuel pump relay, fuel pump
fuel pump relay, fuel pump, relays: hi bill. well let,s see.neither of these relays was the pump relay.the car would have died when the fuel pump was interupted.you have to locate this relay.here is what you do call your local dealer or better to stop bye.and ask them to look in there specifications...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel pump does not come on., buick skylark, blown fuses
buick skylark, blown fuses, broken wires: If you have battery voltage to the FUEL PUMP WIRE at the fuel tank connector and the GROUND is ALSO OK then the pump has to be faulty or you accidentally forgot to attach one of the wires to the pump. You have no choice but to remove the tank and check...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: FWD Transmission, buick park ave, drive axles
buick park ave, drive axles, time and patience: hi steve,well they are pretty difficult,however not impossible as long as you have plenty of time and patience once you remove the drive axles.the rest is just unbolt .so if you have changed one you can change them all.again be sure to allow plenty of time...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1985 olds 98 will not run, vacuum advance, storage
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1985 olds 98 will not run, vacuum advance, storage

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1985 Pontiac Bonneville not running properly, vaccum
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1985 Pontiac Bonneville not running properly, vaccum

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Buick LeSabre..., bolt, breaker bar
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Buick LeSabre..., bolt, breaker bar, impact socket

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Buick Park Avenue - 3.8L V-6 SFI, soleniod, torque converter
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Buick Park Avenue - 3.8L V-6 SFI, soleniod, torque converter, 7 months

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Buick Park Avenue won't start, fuel pump, jon van
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Buick Park Avenue won't start, fuel pump, jon van

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Olds Cutless Cierra Fuse Box, power door locks, gm product
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Olds Cutless Cierra Fuse Box, power door locks, gm product, light radio