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Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Buick Regal RH Rear Power Window, bolts and nuts, buick regal
bolts and nuts, buick regal, fusible link: Hello Johnathan, Assuming the motor is the problem, it is a repair that can be done in the driveway. You may wonder why you got yourself into it, but keep thinking $400.00, and it isn t all that bad. A few hours of work, and drill out some rivets. Replace...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Buick Regal starting problems, buick regal, windows radio
buick regal, windows radio, electrical issues: Hello Peter, I actually don t think the starter is the problem. Passkey possibly, or more likely the ignition switch or loose wire. I have never heard of one of those cruise controls sticking in the accelerate position. I can t even immagine the brake...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Buick Regal Turn Signals, buick regal, compartment lid
buick regal, compartment lid, turn signals: Hi Here is the EXACT procedure from GM Open the rear compartment lid. Remove the rear compartment convenience net, if equipped, from the plastic wingnut retainers. Remove the visible plastic wingnut retaining the taillamp. Pull back the corner of...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 buick regal, buick regal, lightning storm
buick regal, lightning storm, fuel guage: Hi I would check the pink circuit off the switch for battery voltage in run position. If not you are correct, the switch. Also from experience, if it is an intermintant problem, I also would suspect the switch. If more help is needed please follow post...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Dodge Durango - Problems with start up, dodge durango, serpentine belt
dodge durango, serpentine belt, car diagnostics: Hello Janice, By turns over, I assume you mean it starts and runs, then dies. Sounds like a Dakota problem I have had occasionally with some of my fleet. If the battery went dead, and I recharged it, without unhooking the battery, it would never idle, until...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Dodge Durango, dodge durango, miles from my home
dodge durango, miles from my home, single mother: Hello Tracy Your dodge as a bad 02 senser . This is why u are haveing this problem. You know dodge is known for bad 02 sensers . Bring it to a good shop so they can install a new one with part and labor should be no more than a 100 dollors. Good luck to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Ford F-150 4.2L XLTsupercab- electrical, ford f 150, amp fuse
ford f 150, amp fuse, alternator output: Hello Aaron, It might make a difference as to where the fuse link is, and the amp fuse in relationship to it. I am familiar with fusible links, but having one in the starter cable may be a little light, as compared with a good battery cable. And if the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Aurora, rodent infestation, olds aurora
rodent infestation, olds aurora, diagnosis procedure: Hi I would think if it was a P0327 It MAY be a severed wire. That is the low voltage code. It MAY also be a faulty sensor. They should be able to check sensor and under manifold harness by using proper GM diagnostics. Should take 15 mins at the most. It...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Aurora - bad flasher unit?, turn signal switch, olds aurora
turn signal switch, olds aurora, unit thanks: Hi It really sounds like you have a faulty Turn signal switch (aka Multi function switch). This sounds like the classic symptons of one failing. I do not know the cost. It should still be availble. I would suggest, though, taking it to a good shop your...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Aurora will not start, oil pressure switch, fuel pump relay
oil pressure switch, fuel pump relay, olds aurora: OK, Here is how the fuel pump circuit works. 1. When you first turn ON the ignition to start the vehicle the computer sends a 2 second signal to the fuel pump relay of which enables the fuel pump to run for ONLY 2 seconds and then STOP. This primes the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Intrigue Oil Usage, smoke oil, intrigues
smoke oil, intrigues, olds intrigue: hi john. well yes the early 3.5 eng was prone to burning some oil.if there is no sign of this,now would be a great time to trade it in.now a quart every 1000 but soon smoke oil knock ,etc major engine repairs ahead.if you want to keep it around for awhile...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero Disk Brake Change, oldsmobile alero, 1999 oldsmobile alero
oldsmobile alero, 1999 oldsmobile alero, alero: I never touched an Alero, except one time to look in through a window. But...we are not talking rocket science. Rotors are usually nothing especially hard to change, nor calipers. Just get started. If you would like to see some pictures and step-by-step,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada, oldsmobile bravada, air cond
oldsmobile bravada, air cond, heater coil: hi david,yes definately is a heater core,well i don,t know how much detail you are willing to go into.or what you are comfortable with doing as far as repairs.but it is conciddered to be pretty in depth .the heater core is in the heater box.big black thing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue, fuel pressure regulator, oldsmobile intrigue
fuel pressure regulator, oldsmobile intrigue, drive axles: It COULD be a fuel pump problem or any number of electrical problems. There is just NO way to tell until it happens when a service technician has the vehicle when the fault occurs. As to the front axle clicking it is highly probable that one of the CV-joints...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, advanced auto parts, oldsmobile silhouette
advanced auto parts, oldsmobile silhouette, bench test: Hi You May want to make sure they are giving you the correct Alt. Yours is PCM pulse width controlled. If they give you an alternator with the improper Voltage regulator in it, it will act similar to this. If it is the correct one, I would suspect a faulty...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette no spark, oldsmobile silhouette, crankshaft sensor
oldsmobile silhouette, crankshaft sensor, vin code: Hi Same problem is causing your condition. The wire missing is for the 7X crankshaft sensor. It is a purple wire and yellow wire. It is located in center of engine, on the firewall side of engine. 2 wire connector. It runs up the back of engine (drivers...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, oldsmobile silhouette, vacuum booster
oldsmobile silhouette, vacuum booster, vacuum leak: Hello Jim, There is a filter in the transmission, but if the fluid looks clean, I would doubt it is plugged up. There is also a tube from the filter to the housing, and a seal where that tube pushes into the housing usually. On an older vehicle, I would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 olds 88 3.8l v6 blown upper intake manifold, upper intake manifold, intake runners
upper intake manifold, intake runners, plug holes: Hello David, Sounds like it is hydro locking, from coolant still in the cylinders. Remove all the plugs, and crank the engine over a bunch.Stop, and spray some carb cleaner in the plug holes, then crank it some more. if possible, blow some air into each...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 olds cutlass, turn signal switch, fender bender
turn signal switch, fender bender, olds cutlass: Hi In the RIGHT side (passenger side) fuse box, remove the INST LAMPS fuse. See if your PARK LMPS fuse blows. IF NOT (DOES NOT BLOW) there is a HUGE list of lamps and circuits that it COULD be. IF IT DOES BLOW with the INST lamps fuse removed, It is a shorter...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 olds cutlass a/c problem, powertrain control module, olds cutlass
powertrain control module, olds cutlass, c button: Hi I believe the mechanic is correct. It is a VERY common problem on the N platform (Cutlass/Malibu) in this year range. You do not relly want to bypass the switch as it is a ClassII data request that is used by both the PCM (powertrain Control Module)...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 oldsmobile intrigue quits running when it gets to tempture, fuel pressure gage, oldsmobile intrigue
fuel pressure gage, oldsmobile intrigue, certian: Hi You ll need to determine what your loosing in order for the stall to occur. Fuel or Fire. If your CERTIAN your loosing fuel, I would attach a fuel pressure gage to the fuel system and see what the pressure is doing at time of stall. You MAY need a fuel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 regal- manifold problems, upper intake manifold, head gasket
upper intake manifold, head gasket, manifold problems: Hi Rosie, I don t get from what you said weather you replaced the gaskets where the manifold bolts to the head, but that is where the gasket is that leaks coolant into the cylinders. Sounds like that is what is locking it up. The head gasket is the other...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1st real problem, emissions test, delta 88
emissions test, delta 88, emission tests: Hello Will, It s possible that the catalytic converter is bad, especially if someone ran some regular leaded fuel thru it at some time. If the insides get coated with lead, it can t do its job. You might try running some injector cleaner thru a couple...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2.3L SOHC engine code 3 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, cataletic converter, auto mechanic
cataletic converter, auto mechanic, t chain: hi frank.yes on the schrader valve take the stem out adapt a rubber fuel line.you can test there.and frank i would also since you still have a vacum prob somewhere take the iac mtr off check for carbon deposits under pintle.although the mtr may be adjusting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 200 buick century blinker, left blinker, side marker
left blinker, side marker, buick century: Only one flasher for the blinkers. There is another for the emergency flashers. I am curious how they are working. I think you have a shorted bulb on that side, and it could be a front side marker bulb if you have those on that car. That would make the good...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 4X4 Silverado 6.0, differential action, locking differential
differential action, locking differential, rock climbers: Hi Timothy, There is no logical reason why it should do that, as you are aware. The front axle shafts turn all the time, unless you have some kind of locking hubs. If you do have locking hubs, I would say the right side is not locking. There is an actuator...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Alero Heating Issue, olds alero, rear defroster
olds alero, rear defroster, blower motor: hi andrea,sounds like a resistor problem this is the part close to the heater motor the motor wires actually go to this part and temps can effect this part and no it probably will not work in warmer temps either.simple part to change and fairly cheap.ty please...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Alero, hydro carbons, fuel leaks
hydro carbons, fuel leaks, fan blower: HI DALLAS,WELL TYPICALLY IF GAS ODOR IS PRESENT AND NO VISIBLE FUEL LEAKS.THE CAUSE IS NORMALLY HIGH HYDRO CARBONS.AS IN UNBURNED FUEL IN CONVERTER.THIS IS CAUSED BY A CYLINDER NOT BURNING ALL THE FUEL DISTRIBUTED TO IT.POSSIBLY A FOULED SPARK PLUG OR A RESTRICTED...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 alero will not start, crank sensor, blown fuse
crank sensor, blown fuse, foot to the floor: hi keith.well you have spark and fuel and can hear the pump run.so essentially appears like all systems are go.but probably what you don,t have is injector pulse.or a pulse reference that actually tells the injectors to fire the fuel you have avail.this signal...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: I HAVE A 2000 BICK CENTRY..., spot welds, rare occassions
spot welds, rare occassions, mesh screen: usually there is a steel mesh screen surrounding the catalytic converter and over time this screen tends to break at the spot welds and causes a severe vibration. you can either have it reattached via by welding or you can use some wire to wire it tightly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buibk Lesabre power widow, 2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre
2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre, side switch: Hi Mike, Hard to say what might cause a click. Proper operation, but a bad motor. Proper operation but a bad connection. Improper operation. Bad switch shorting out the system and tripping the circuit breaker. Circuit breaker worn, and unable to carry...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick century Stalling problem, mass airflow sensor, air control valve
mass airflow sensor, air control valve, vacuum leak: Hello J, Here are just a couple possibilities. The mass airflow sensor measures the air going into the engine, and the ECM uses that signal to decide what to do with the fuel, timing, etc. If that sensor is coated with dust, which they tend to do, the signal...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick electrical., turn signals, light socket
turn signals, light socket, signal light: hi herman,no they go through this relay however are controlled bye the head light switch,recheck the fuses read manual and find out exactly which fuse runs the tail lights.if the lights don,t come on when the car is running i would think relay but with eng...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick LeSabre, fuel level sensor, air conditioner compressor
fuel level sensor, air conditioner compressor, gas gauge: Hi The fuel level sensor is now avalible by itself. I am guessing around $100.00 part. On your vehicle it is accessible through the trunk, so I would think no more than 1.5hrs labor. That is JUST A GUESS. It is probabally this sensor. Also get a can of...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick LeSabre AC vent problem, auto body shop, vacuum tank
auto body shop, vacuum tank, ac condenser: Did they have to replace any vacuum lines near the radiator or ANYWHERE. There is a vacuum tank located up under the vehicle in back of the bumper just infront of the wheel well. It is very hard to see as you have to literally lie on your back and look up...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick LeSabre fuel pump problem, 2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre
2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre, fuel pump: Hi I have heard some Lesabre pumps make noise. That being said it is not really common on these vehicles. Because of this my advice would be to take it to a good mechanic your familiar with and have them listen to it, just to make sure it s the pump. If...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick LeSabre window problem, 2000 buick lasabre, chevy caprice
2000 buick lasabre, chevy caprice, 2000 buick lesabre: Hi Tom, Sounds like the drive strip is broken. I believe that one is like the Chevy Caprice. Uses a plastic strip with holes on a drive wheel to run the window. Looks like a roll of caps after the caps were shot, or ticker tape. I found it pretty easy to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick Lesabre door repair (4Dr sedan), interior door panel, 2000 buick lesabre
interior door panel, 2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre: Hi There were 2 different designed door trim panels for the 2000 year model Lesabre. To check, get the last 8 digits of your VIN. If they are BEFORE either (YU314737 or Y4272437) there is one procedure. If after , there is another. Please let me know...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick Lesabre Transmission, torque converter clutch, worst case scenario
torque converter clutch, worst case scenario, 2000 buick lesabre: Hi I would advice first for you to drive it with the gear selector in 3 (aka manual third). This will keep the car from going into 4th gear or overdrive, which in turn will keep it from TCC (Torque Converter Clutch Lock up). If problem goes away, I would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 buick lesaber, buick lesaber, circuit breakers
buick lesaber, circuit breakers, security light: Hi Sounds like the starter to me. If there is power on the solonoid wire when the key is turned to start, it is the starter for sure. If not I would check the ignition switch. BTW, whats the security light on the dash doing? I Hope this helps. Follow...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 buick tranny, buick lesabre, upshift
buick lesabre, upshift, transaxle: Hi,Jim Sounds like the transaxle pressure control solenoid is failing,also the valvebody inside trans may have sediment and is restricting valve movement,there is a GM bulliten for your complaint the number of the bulliten is 901351,and lists your exact...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 CHEV CAVALIER, electric fuel pump, crank sensor
electric fuel pump, crank sensor, blown fuse: hi lael, yes definately sounds like fuel prob ,maybe not a pump but the kind a spark from changeing a batt could cause lol.i would first check all fuses in car second sit in car doors closed turn key on you should hear fuel pump run at rear of car for 3 seconds.if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Chevy Lumina 3.1L, fuel pressure gauge, chevy lumina
fuel pressure gauge, chevy lumina, power steering pump: Hi To check for DTC s you ll need to take it to a local repair shop/or auto parts staor and have the computer scanned for codes. To check fuel pressure, you ll need to attach a fuel pressure gauge to the pressure port, located on the passenger side (front...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 century, head gaskets, ford garage
head gaskets, ford garage, block test: Hi Jeremy... If the intakes have NOT been done, I would HIGHLY suspect those as your MAIN problem. You could/can check the heads/gaskets with block tester. At 162k, on an 2000 model, thats 20k a year... man. I would say if he is strapped for $$$, as we...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 GMC JImmy Shudder/vibration at 60 MPH, cv boots, ball joints
cv boots, ball joints, gmc jimmy: I assume they checked for a bent wheel? I would put it up on jack stands or a hoist, and look under there as someone ran it at about 70. Another thought is to see if a friend has wheels that will fit, and completely swap tires and wheels for a test ride....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond - Vibration at high speeds, gmc jimmy, o clock
gmc jimmy, o clock, wine glass: Hello Dan, First...the frequency vibration stuff is a bunch of hogwash, used to describe a problem they just don t know how to find. If it were normal, every Jimmy would do it, and people would not buy them. Has anyone raised the vehicle and operated...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Jimmy Diamond - Vibration followup, chevy lovers, rear axel
chevy lovers, rear axel, chevytalk: Hello Dan, If you forwarded my reply, I am curious if they agreed about the hogwash theory. I have a suggestion for you. I frequent a forum site, and I will give you the address. Go there, and sign up. It is absolutely free, and a wealth of information....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 LeSabre recurrent engine stalls/sluggish acceleration, fuel injection system, 2000 buick lesabre
fuel injection system, 2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre: hi phyllis.sorry about the confusion,no all cars don,t have this problem.lol what i was saying is that it is possible for all cars to have this prob at some time in there life time.and mostlikely just about any car you get probably won,t have this problem.and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 LeSabre voltage light comes on with driving, 2000 buick lesabre, reputable facility
2000 buick lesabre, reputable facility, intermittent fault: I see NO RELATION of the fuel pump has to do with the CHARGE light on the dash. I suspect that you have an intermittent fault in the alternator and possibly an intermittent fault in the CRANBK SHAFT SENSOR. With today s electronics in these complex vehicles...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 lesabre speedometer, vehicle speed sensor, hall effect switch
vehicle speed sensor, hall effect switch, scan tool: Hi The BEST way or advice is to take it to a good shop your familiar with and have them hook it to a scan tool. The vehicle speed sensor will be a live data, and they will be able to see any flucuations in the data. Other that that it is a Hall effect switch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 OLDS Silhouette has warning light and start problems, dashboard lights, diagnostic specialist
dashboard lights, diagnostic specialist, fuel gauge: Hi Here is a bulletin from GM that I think is your problem. I personally have run into this twice, and your condition(s) sound EXACTLY like the one I dealt with. Here is the bulletin ; Condition Some customers may comment on one or more of the following...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds Alero 3.4L O2 sensor problem?, 2000 olds alero, vacuum leaks
2000 olds alero, vacuum leaks, olds alero: Hello David, In a word...no. it doesn t rule it out. The O2 sensor may be reading a rich or lean condition. Either could be caused by several things, the TPS among them. The TPS can be tested,before just replacing it. A stuck EGR valve could also cause...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds Alero, olds alero, alero
olds alero, alero, dimmer switch: Hi It is probabally either the BCM, or the bulbs. I would advice you to take it to a good repair shop your familiar with and have the codes retrieved from the BCM. That will aid in diagnosis. I have seen the bulbs fail and cause this. I have seen the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds Alero Electrical problem, olds alero, intermittent problem
olds alero, intermittent problem, intermittent problems: Hi,Chris The flasher problem could be caused by the flasher module,there is a campaign for this,check and make sure the campaign has been done,if not,i suggest that the hazard falsher module be replaced,this is replaced under warranty and no charge to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds Intrigue starting problem, fuel pressure regulator, oldsmobile intrigue
fuel pressure regulator, oldsmobile intrigue, estamate: hi arnold.sorry so long to reply puter probs.well arnold the fuel pressure leak is very important.the starter may be able to wait.and as you said you are at a dealership so i assume you are being charged a pretty high rate and pricey parts also what i would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds intrique AC, ac compressor, air temp
ac compressor, air temp, freon: You stated: I check the fluid with a gauge I purchase to charge the system and it indicated the system is fully charged. Answer: You cannot determine how much freon is in the A/C system unless the A/C compressor is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds Silhouette Oxygen Sensor, oxygen system, oxygen sensor
oxygen system, oxygen sensor, prom chip: Are you POSITIVE that you are replacing the CORRECT o2 sensor ?. Some vehicles have more then ONE o2 sensor. There is a strong possibility that there is a wiring problem from the o2 sensor back to the computer and or a fault within the computer. If the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Olds transfer case fluid, lower drain, transfercase
lower drain, transfercase, autotrac: Hi Shawn, Yes it sounds like you have what is known as crows hop from the transfercase,common with the bravada. You will need to replace the transfercase fluid,to do this drain the old out,on the back of the transfercase is 2 plugs,one on top near center...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Oldsmobile Alero,, oldsmobile alero, cv joint
oldsmobile alero, cv joint, dollors: hello kathleen this is a cv joint the cliking you here the repair would be at least 150 on the joint . and the idile controll senser needs to be replaced . for the up and down on idile this is 30 dollors installed about 200 for everything . good luck to you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 olds intrigue starting prob, fuel regulator, fuel pump
fuel regulator, fuel pump, cranks: Hello Ej, I would just guess that it is the fuel pump pressurizing the system for that first start. Try something when you think about it. Insert the key and just turn it to run for about three seconds, then off, then back on for a second and then on to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 silhoutte traction system, ford tech, ford dealership
ford tech, ford dealership, abs light: hi cheryl,well the sensor was probably bad.but from being a ford tech for a lot of years i will bet there is not a gm scanner on the place.lol so what is most likely going on here is the part was diag bye gm and replaced bye ford both mostlikely right on the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000Buick Regal Acceleration problem, coolant temperature sensor, throttle position sensor
coolant temperature sensor, throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor: Hello Ron, One thing I always like to do is check the fuel pressure. It must be within specs. Then, there are many sensors feeding the ecm, which crunches the numbers, and then decides how mych air/fuel to send, as well as where to time the engine. It also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Alero Cruise Control, brake light switch, exact vehicle
brake light switch, exact vehicle, repair history: Hello Todd, I really think the problem will be in the module under the hood, but I would check all the fuses first. There is also the possibility the brake light switch is causing the problem, so a trip to the public library would be worth while. In the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 alero, trac, abs, & service light, olds alero, wheel bearing
olds alero, wheel bearing, abs light: Hi The TRAC and MAYBE the ABS lights are on, IN PART due the the Service ENGINE soon light being on. This vehicle TRACTION system uses engine data for low traction situations. If there is ANY codes stored in the PCM (Engine computer) then the TRAC light...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Buick LeSabe- no overdrive, automatic transmission fluid, transmission repair shop
automatic transmission fluid, transmission repair shop, clutch assembly: Hi There are MANY things that can cause no fourth gear. I ll laist them last. My best advice would be to FIRST take it to a GOOD repair shop OR a GOOD transmission repair shop and have the computer scanned for codes. There RAE some codes that WILL not turn...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 buick Lasabre, cv joints, front end alignment
cv joints, front end alignment, klunk: Hello Barbara, I am curious as to weather it actually pulls to one side after a turn, or is the steering wheel turned to one side. It has rack and pinion steering, and I have seen the mounts for the steering assembly wear out, allowing the rack and pinion...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Intrigue transmission, torque converter clutch, worst case scenario
torque converter clutch, worst case scenario, automatic overdrive: Hi As I state in my Bio I am not the greatest Tranny guy. I can tell you first I would get the computer scanned for codes. Some transmission codes WILL set as Type c or d codes so they WILL NOT turn on the Service Engine Soon Light. There are a few things...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Olds Aurora anti theft, gm passlock, 2001 olds aurora
gm passlock, 2001 olds aurora, neutral safety switch: Hi Brad, You are thinking about a system GM had called Delco-Lock, which actually would disable a radio, and make it not work if someone tried to steal the radio. But the security system for the car is probably the GM Passlock system. I have a link for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Olds Aurora Heater Fan, 2001 olds aurora, olds aurora
2001 olds aurora, olds aurora, heater fan: hi lynne, well yes this is very common and since the mtr is not working the problem prob a mouse is in the motor area.it is pretty simple to remove this mtr. the motor will be in one of two places .# 1 under the hood near the firewall on the passenger side...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Olds Bravada, smart trak, trak system
smart trak, trak system, speed sensors: hi tony and ty.well there has been some problems with the smart trac systems,it turns out they are not nearly as smart as gm had hoped.lol they have incorporated the speed sensors for the abs system with the transfer case.so if you have a prob with your abs...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Olds Intrigue, left turn signal, flashers
left turn signal, flashers, fuses: Hi I would do 2 things FIRST 1) Replace the bulb AGAIN. It IS possible you got either a faulty bulb, or it was weak and burned at installation. (Double check the numbers on the bulb make sure they are the EXACT same bulb for application) 2) WHILE bulb...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, 2.4 4cyl. FWD 77,000 miles, oldsmobile alero, 2001 oldsmobile alero
oldsmobile alero, 2001 oldsmobile alero, dash engine: Hello Andy, I think Trac Off means traction control system, which is probably like an anti spin. As for the engine, you could have developed a major vacuum leak. One way that can happen is the egr valve sticking open. But that is just a guess. I would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette, oldsmobile silhouette, fan clutch
oldsmobile silhouette, fan clutch, driven fan: Hi Rob, Silhouettes are not in my experience, so I don t know what type of cooling fan systems they have, but both of your problems could easily be caused by lack of air flow through the radiator. Obviously, dirt, paper, or other debris plugging the fins...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Oldsmoblie Aurora Trouble, oldsmoblie, filter replacement
oldsmoblie, filter replacement, thet: hi joshua..hmmm this is unusual what we don,t know is are the problems related to the services that were done.i would have to believe that they are related.remove the air cleaner an check for any hoses thet may have fallen off or even cracked.or even sensors...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 oldsmobile alero, oldsmobile alero, olds alero
oldsmobile alero, olds alero, key cylinder: Hi The BEST advice I can give is to replace the PAsslock Sensor and key cylinder. They come as one part number when purchased from GM. It is not the most diffucult thing to replace, but I would not recommend doing it if in doubt. Also make sure if you do...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Shilouette thermostat problem, obd ii, shilouette
obd ii, shilouette, fan operation: Hi I have a vehicle with the IDENTICAL problem in my stall right now. Is your cooling fans on all the time? If so, it is either the PCM )Computer) or the BCM Body computer. Both control the fan operation Mine ended up being the PCM, it had the fans commanded...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Silhouette Heated Seats, blown fuse, heated seats
blown fuse, heated seats, circuit breaker: hi ron,well it is unusual for the switch light to come on with a blown fuse.however the fuse will be in the fuse center with all the others.but it may be a circuit breaker instead ,it will look like a fuse but instead of plastic it will be metal .it may be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 Bravada/Oldsmobile, crank shaft, bravada oldsmobile
crank shaft, bravada oldsmobile, vacuum line: intermittents are the hardest problems to resolve. 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...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 buicki century, intake air temp, coolant temp
intake air temp, coolant temp, head gasket: Hi Is the service engine soon light on? I would consider going and having the PCM scanned for codes EVEN if it is not on. I would check the actual coolant temp with a scan tool also, to make sure it is in sync with the gauge. I would also check the IAT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 Olds won't start, gas tank, fuel pressure
gas tank, fuel pressure, fuel pump: Hi Dennis, Listen very carefully when you first put the key in and turn it to run. Don t crank it, just turn the key to run, and listen. You should hear the fuel pump inside the gas tank buzz for about two seconds. If it doesn t, check the fuel pump fuse....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 Rendezvous, buick rendezvous, upper intake manifold
buick rendezvous, upper intake manifold, radiator hose: Hi Thats where it is, top radiator hose. The upper intake manifold MUST be removed to replace the thermostat. I cannot post pics here. Follow post back, if needed. Send a private post with email address, nd I ll send along drawings from service. Good...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 Saturn L Sporatic Brake Loss, brake master cylinder, saturn l series
brake master cylinder, saturn l series, sporatic: Hi I wish I could help in this but my BEST advice would be to take it to a repair shop YOUR familiar with. See if the mechanic could go with you and drive car until it acts up, so they can feel what it is doing. I have had cars here and driven them for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 silhouette dome light, side slide, dome lamp
side slide, dome lamp, dome light: Hi,Val No question is silly,the second row dome lamp has 2 options,ill give you removal for each one. The first one is,will have a lens covering the entire lamp,you ll need to use a small bladed tool to release the retainers on each side,slide the bladed...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2003 Alero Engine will not turn over, correct position, alero
correct position, alero, fuses: Hi You MAY have a bad Park nuetral position (PNP) switch. It is located as PART of the shifter assembly. Does the shifter indicate the correct position (park, reverse, drive, etc...) See if you can start it in Nuetral, or another gear. If the Security...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2003 Alero, blown fuse, fuse panel
blown fuse, fuse panel, electrical device: Check to see if you have ANYTHING on the vehicle that does NOT work that is electrical and that may have blown a fuse in the fuse panel(s) as this problem can be caused by what is called a BCAK FEED of electrical current due to a blown fuse or inoperative...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2003 Buick LeSabre blower intermittent problem, blower motor resistor, buick lesabre
blower motor resistor, buick lesabre, intermittent problem: Hi From what you say, it sounds like you MAY have a Blower Motor Control Processor (aka Blower motor resistor) acting up. To properly diagnose system a scan tool is recommended to make it ALOT easier. It may also be the blower motor itself. I wish I could...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2004 Buick Century will not turn on., dashboard lights, exact diagnosis
dashboard lights, exact diagnosis, buick century: See if it will start in NEUTRAL instead of PARK. Could be a starter problem, Ignition switch problem or a wiring problem from the ignition switch to the starter or a battery cable problem to the starter. Without actually having access to the vehicle...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2004 oldsmobile alero, oldsmobile alero, 2004 oldsmobile alero
oldsmobile alero, 2004 oldsmobile alero, abs system: hi linda ,this is the abs system it makes sure that all 4 wheels have equal brakeing as to avoid locking and possibly causeing a skid.this is a warranty prob and should be taken to the dealer asap.and you need a manual with it the dealer can order that.but...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2005 Buick LaCrosse/w center console, 2005 buick lacrosse, buick lacrosse
2005 buick lacrosse, buick lacrosse, fuse block: Hi I looked at the schematic and It looks like if the PASSENGER side window was down, the rain MAY have gotten in the fuse block on that passenger side and that is where all the speaker wires go and then go output to their respective speakers. I would open...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1998 buick skylark surging at start up, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi My BEST advice would to go have the check engine light diagnosed. You can get this done for free or at a reduced rate at National chain repair shops (Meineke, Midas, Pepboys, firestone, etc...) OR at NAtional parts stores (Autozone, Advanced, NAPA, etc...)...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Buick Regal starting problem, buick regal, buick
buick regal, buick: Hi I have no control over emails sent. I just answer questions and click send. If it is something I did, I apologize, I am ONLY trying to help. I am taking up MY valuable time to try a assist people, not screw them up. If you do not like my answers or...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, silhouette minivan, fuel pressure regulator
silhouette minivan, fuel pressure regulator, air flow meter: Hi A rich condition should not be THAT hard to locate. rich = too much fuel or not enough air. I would look at the fuel pressure regulator for having failed. I would look at the fuel pressure. I would look for a bad air filter. A faulty air flow meter....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Alero 2.4L, steering locks, many other items
steering locks, many other items, 2000 alero: Hi I would HIGHLY recommend taking to a good repair shop and having it diagnosed. It COULD be any of the items you listed or many other items. You could spend thousands replacing parts, when you can spens (probabally) less than 100 to have it PROPERLY diagnosed....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3100 GM V6, head gasket failure, losing coolant
head gasket failure, losing coolant, oil seeps: Hi Chip I would HIGHLY suspect the intake gaskets. I have seen them go with as few as 25,000 miles and every mileage above that. I would plan on an intake job in future, sooner the better. You COULD try some coolant tablets that GM sells to slow it down,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Cooling Fan 1999 Buick Century, fuse box, buick century
fuse box, buick century, engine cold: Hi I would HIGHLY suspect one of the three relays that controls fan operation. they are all located in the underhood fuse box, on the passenger side close to the battery. which one? I cannot say. If it happens every night, you could pull one a night, until...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car randomly stops, fuel pressure gage, olds alero
fuel pressure gage, olds alero, gas cap: Hi I would have your mechanic check it until it stalls. Have them drive it with a fuel pressure gage attached until it stalls. It REALLY sounds to me more like fuel pump than any other item. USUALLY, bad gas will also make the vehicle run VERY poorly, missing,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electrical Issues, electrical issues, control radio
electrical issues, control radio, master switch: Hi First the lights, each item (steering control, radio, etc... has internal LED s that light with power. If the lights are out, the component will need to be replaced. The window I would HIGHLY suspect the drivers side door master switch. All functions...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: electric windows, auto paint and body, dri lube
auto paint and body, dri lube, rubber surfaces: Hi I would first rule out the rubber window channels by purchasing Dri Slide or Dri Lube , which is a silicone based lubricant made specially for rubber surfaces (run channels, weatherstrips, etc....) Make sure you get the one for rubber...they make some...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: evap system code0403, oldsmobile silhoutte, egr solenoid
oldsmobile silhoutte, egr solenoid, failure records: Hi Seeing as how it returns so quickly, I would think you have either faulty wiring going to or from the valve, or you have got a bad valve. I would REALLY suspect the wiring issue first. Here is the GM diagnostic tree, if needed. I hope it helps Pawl...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: fuel gauge, fuel level sensor, fuel gauge
fuel level sensor, fuel gauge, tank unit: Hi I REALLY doubt the problems are related, although your dealing with a man made machine...anything is possible. That being said, the Fuel gauge is PROBABALLY the fuel level sensor, located inside the fuel tank. This can be accessed from the trunk, but...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: fuel milage lower, intake manifold gasket, oldsmobile silouette
intake manifold gasket, oldsmobile silouette, wind at my back: Hi This is the BIGGEST problem I run into. There are ALOT of varibles, as you know....wear and tear on the engine, engine loads while driving, weather, tire pressure, etc..... Have you had any aftermarket DVD player or such installed? Is the tires properly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: fuel pump change, buick lasabre, injector pulse
buick lasabre, injector pulse, security light: Hi You need to figure out if you have 1)Fuel, proper pressure and injector pulse 2) fire AT the plugs 3) proper compression This is ALL an engine needs to start. You also will need to see the status of the security light on the dash. is it on steady?...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: no fuel pump power, fuel pump relay, circuit description
fuel pump relay, circuit description, electrical experience: Hi Here is a brief circuit description for the fuel system... The PCM controls the fuel pump relay by supplying switched ignition voltage to the fuel pump relay coil. When the ignition switch is first turned On, the PCM energizes the fuel pump relay. The...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: gas gauge, fuel tank level, oldsmobile silhouette
fuel tank level, oldsmobile silhouette, gas gauge: Hi It could be the fuel tank level sensor. It could be the instrument cluster (gauge) It could be the PCM (computer) or ANY wiring to and from any of these items. I would suggest having it properly diagnosed so needless replacement of good parts is not...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: heat loss in Alero, coolant loss, coolant level
coolant loss, coolant level, coolant system: Hi 1) I would frst check coolant level in the radiator/overflow surge tank. Make sure it s full and topped off. Low coolant, I find, is the most common cause of lost heat. If the coolant is low, then I would HIGHLY recommend taking it to a repair shop...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Old Alero Repair Help, olds alero, dash area
olds alero, dash area, fan switch: Hi The blower switch is MOST LIKRLY the blower resistor. It is located directly next to the blower motor, under the right (passenger side) dash area. (under the glove box) As far as the horn is concerned, there is MANY items it may be, from the horn itself,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: overheating, blown head gasket, coolant level
blown head gasket, coolant level, exhaust gasses: Hi First I cannot tell you what the light is as my information just lists lights not where they at on the cluster. As for the overheating, there are many things that can cause overheating. I would check for coolant level being properly filled. Check for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: passlock II, oldsmobile auroa, vtd
oldsmobile auroa, vtd, passlock ii: Hi BEST advice at this time would be to take it to a good shop and have the VTD checked for codes. Any VTD codes should be diagnosed. I have seen the ignition key switch faulty, VTD module fault and or ANY related wiring. Thats why I would HIGHLY recommend...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: passlock, security light, remote start
security light, remote start, bcm: Hi Remote start was aftermarket? If you removed the factory passlock system, the car will never start again, as the PCM will never enable fuel b/c it will never recieve a fuel enable signal from the BCM b/c it will not recieve a valid code from the passlock...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: still stalling after tune up, fuel injector cleaner, muffler shops
fuel injector cleaner, muffler shops, gas filter: Hi Fuel pressure SHOULD be 60-66 psi. I would recheck fuel pressure. I would also having the Catalytic converter checked. Most muffler shops will check cats for free, or for a reduced rate. That would be my first 2 checks. Hope this helps Paw...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: tail lights and lights behind speedometer, rear lamps, fuse blows
rear lamps, fuse blows, buick century: Hi You have a short circuit to ground. finding shorts can take minuets up to HOURS even days (occasionally). If you have no automobile electrical experience, it really is not something I could post to teach you to do. in a short, unplugging the IP cluster...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 olds alero v6 gls, olds alero, speed sensors
olds alero, speed sensors, auto parts stores: Hi For 25.00 a piece I d at LEAST but the one. You could buy 2 and have a spare, just in case. Chances are it s not corrosion. but they are open (open circuit) or high resistance. Keep in mind also on these vehicles, the speed sensor harnesses have been...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '99 Olds Silhouette, fuel level sensor, fuel guage
fuel level sensor, fuel guage, gas gauge: Hi As much as I d LOVE to tell you just one thing to repair your van, I am afraid you have a bunch of little problems FROM WHAT I CAN TELL. I looked over all the schematics for all the items you ve described, and from experienceThis is what I think.... ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ck engine light, oldsmobile 98, cam gear
oldsmobile 98, cam gear, oldsmobile: Hi I am sorry but I have NO way to look up ANYTHING for vehicles from 1998 and earlier. You MAY want to try another expert. I THINK the code 42 was ignition related, from memory, it s been a LONG time. I would HIGHLY suspect the Cam button and magnet,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Drive Train/ Power Train, drive shaft, olds bravada
drive shaft, olds bravada, service concerns: Hi It seems to me they could EASILY determine if the vehicle is in AWD. they could unhook the front drive shaft and see if your concern is duplicated. I personally have not had any problems with the AWD units in these vehicles. I also see no service concerns....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: flasher module, buick park avenue, lamp control
buick park avenue, lamp control, buick: Hi The manual is not very clear, but it APPEARS to be located behind the LEFT (drivers side) HVAC duct for the drivers door window. It will be a small duct, maybe about a 2 duct diameter. I would imagine you d access it from the bottom, but they do not...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: gas guage on a Buick, fuel level sensor, 2000 buick lesabre
fuel level sensor, 2000 buick lesabre, gas gauge: Hi The most LIKELY cause of this problem is the fuel level sensor, located inside the tank. Cost.... I would guess parts to be in the $100-$150 USD range (Thats a GM or Delco part, not sure if avalible aftermarket). Labor SHOULD be in the 2 hour range (depending...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: heater problem need an opinion, dual control system, vacuum problem
dual control system, vacuum problem, heater hoses: Hi If its a dual control system (Driver and passenger can control temp) Then I would HIGHLY suspect either the HVAC control module OR a vacuum problem, OR a faulty temp. actuator on the non responsive side. If it is NOT a dual control system, I would believe...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2004 temp sender, coolant temp, coolant level
coolant temp, coolant level, resistance values: Hi I would HIGHLY suspect the IP Cluster over the temp sender. The temp sender is s thermistor, so the resistance will vary with coolant temp.You COULD also try to unhook BOTH battery terminals. Then touch them both together for about 1 min. After that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Reset check engine Button for Oldsmobile, oxygen sensor, engine button
oxygen sensor, engine button, scan tool: Go to Autozone, have them read the codes for you, and reset it. A scan tool is needed, and they will do it for free. Keep the codes, so you have an idea what to work on, but keep in mind that a rich or lean oxygen sensor code, does NOT necessarily mean you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1988 Olds 98 Regency won't start after rain, water displacement, wd 40
water displacement, wd 40, connector wires: Hi John, I would remove the distributor cap, and see if there is condensation inside it. Spray inside it liberally with WD-40. WD-40, actually stands for water displacement-formula #40. You can even spray the outside of the cap, but I would sure look inside...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1993 Buick LeSabre, Brakes, bleeding
Brakes, bleeding, master cyl: Hi Cortlin, The pumping sounds like the rear brakes are not adjusted, but the front pads shoule be working, even if the rears are not. A new master cylinder is what it sounds like to me, but that s with a small amount of information. I assume you followed...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick heater blower motor, buick lesabre, purple wire
buick lesabre, purple wire, heater blower: Hi Tom, I would lean toward the switch, although the module is definately a possibility. I have seen that in trucks, and often it can be corrected by unplugging it and then reconnecting it, which indicates dirty contacts. But start at the switch, and see...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1988 Olds 98 Regency won't start after rain, mist spray, water mist
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1988 Olds 98 Regency won't start after rain, mist spray, water mist, spray bottle

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1993 Buick LeSabre, master cylinders, master cylinder
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1993 Buick LeSabre, master cylinders, master cylinder, brake fluid

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick heater blower motor, buick park avenue, goodness
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick heater blower motor, buick park avenue, goodness, buick

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1998 Buick Lesabre Limited, climate control unit, electrical actuators
climate control unit, electrical actuators, automatic climate control: Hi This system uses 1/2 vacuum and 1/2 electrical actuators for air flow. I would suspect a vacuum leak between the engine (the port for vacuum is on REAR of engine, upper intake, where the brake booster vacuum line is. the Vacuum line is piggy backed ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 olds intrique, auto zone, long trip
auto zone, long trip, rpms: Hi Sounds like a misfire to me. My advice would be to take it to either a good nationwide parts store (Auto Zone, Advanced, etc..) and MOST have free scanning of codes. Some of the national chain repair facilities (Meineke, Midas, Pepboys etc..) do the same...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Buick Century front power windows don't work., motor connectors, failure point
motor connectors, failure point, buick century: Hi The motors are grounded by the left front window switch (master switch) The grounding is done internal the switch. All the switch does is send voltage through one of the 2 circuits (wires) going to the motor for direction ONLY. If there is no grounding,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick lasaber, blown head gasket, exhaust gasses
blown head gasket, exhaust gasses, buick lasaber: You ll have either coolant in oil, oil in coolant, exhaust gasses in coolant or an obvious leak. Best advice, take it to a good shop in your area and have them check it with a block tester, which is a liquid they put in a special tool, and suck gas from...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Door module, buick park avenue, scan tool
buick park avenue, scan tool, fuses: Hi I have seen this module go faulty, ALTHOUGH before I damn a module, I ALWAYS check and make sure I have good powers and grounds. If a scan tool is avalible I would also check and see if data is able to be displayed and or any codes stored. I hope this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Service Engine Light, coolant leak, chevy venture
coolant leak, chevy venture, hp v6: Hi I would take it to a national auto parts store (auto zone, some NAPA s, Advanced, etc..) and have the codes retreived from the computer. ALOT of places offer this service for free. You may also check some national repair facilities (Meineke, Midas, Pepboys,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Transmission problem, buick park ave, transmission problem
buick park ave, transmission problem, downshift: I would suspect the PCS, UNLESS there is another code(s) stored. I have seen the IAT and or ECT cause harsh 3/4 shifts. Also a P0128 can cause funny acting trannys. Have them checked. If no diagnosis is avalible, please feel free to follow post back with...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Valve Cover Gaskets, upper intake manifold, buick lesabre
upper intake manifold, buick lesabre, valve cover: Hi 5 qts in 4200 mile is VERY excessive. You will have pretty large oil pudles under car. Do you? IF so then I have seen valve cover gaskets leak, but not that badly. I would suspect possibly multiple leaks, IF you have oil leaking/dripping on ground. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1996 buick roadmaster climate control
it sounds as if you are having a problem with either the door or the actuator that controls the door I attached a pic of the heater box so you can see where the door and the actuator is.The first thing to do would be to remove the actuator and manually move...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Olds Aurora half shaft, 2001 olds aurora, olds aurora
2001 olds aurora, olds aurora, gm dealership: the steering shaft can be lubed gm sells a lube kit for these it comes with instructions it is a dealer item only it must be purchased at a gm dealership I think they are about 30 dollars.As for the danger (if it is steering shaft noise) there is little danger...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 olds alero
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove the radio. Remove the instrument panel cluster. Remove the bolts from ignition switch Reposition the ignition switch from the instrument panel for ease of removal. Remove the bolts from the ignition switch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 olds alero, security system
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 olds alero, security system

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1988 oldsmobile 98 heater vents, camshaft sensor, oldsmobile 98
camshaft sensor, oldsmobile 98, missing teeth: HI GREG,YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE TIMING CASE COVER TO REPLACE THIS..THERE WAS A TSB ON THIS PROBLEM..IT IS VERY STRANGE THAT THIS WILL START COLD BUT NOT HOT..WHEN THE CAR IS COLD IT IS IN OPEN LOOP [SO THINGS DO NOT HAVE TO BE SO PRECISE] ONCE IT IS HEATED...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1998 buick regal supercharger, spark plug wire, screw driver
spark plug wire, screw driver, buick regal: HI TRACY,OK THEN THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO,GET THIS STARTED UP WHEN THIS DIES I WANT YOU TO REMOVE A SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PUT A SCREW DRIVER IN THE PLUG WIRE AND PUT THE SCREW DRIVER 1/4 INCH AWAY FROM ANY METAL SURFACE AND HAVE SOMEONE CRANK THE ENG OVER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 OLDS silhouette rear lighting, oldsmobile silhouette, screw drive
oldsmobile silhouette, screw drive, flat blade: GOOD MORN ANGELA,THIS TO ME SOUNDS LIKE THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CONNECTIONS FOR THE LOIGHT BULBS ARE NOT MAKING GOOD CONNECTION WITH THE BULBS..TRY TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF AND REMOVE THE BULB FROM THE CIRCUIT BOARD AND USE A SMALL FLAT BLADE SCREW DRIVE TO PUSH...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 79 cutlass cruiser, wheel cylinders, wheel cylinder
wheel cylinders, wheel cylinder, rubber button: HI GREGG, SO YOU HAVE BLED THE SYSTEM AS I SAID AND STILL NO PRESSURE TO THE REAR ??? AS A RULE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PUSH THIS BOTTON IN TO BLEED THE SYSTEM IN THE REAR..OPNCE THE PRESSURE BUILD UP IN THER P VALVE IT ALLOWS THE FLUID TO FLOW THREW IT.SETTING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 77 corvette, 77 corvette, wheel cylinders
77 corvette, wheel cylinders, proportional valve: HI GREGG, THE CLUTCH INHIBITOR SWITCH IS ON THE CLUTCH PEDAL,LOOK AT THE PEDAL PIVOT AND YOU SHOULD SEE A SWITCH BY THE ANCHOR. REMOVE THIS PLUG HARNESS AND JUMP IT TOGETHER THIS WAY YOU ARE BY-PASSING THE SWITCH..SEE IF IT WILL CRANK OVER LIKE THIS,IF SO...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94' Park Avenue brake drums, rear drum brakes, grit sandpaper
rear drum brakes, grit sandpaper, drum brakes: HI RENNIE,AS LONG AS THE GROOVES ARE NOT REAL DEEP LIKE MORE THEN 0.10 OF A INCH I WOULD JUST USE SAND PAPER AS WELL..I WOULD USE REAL COURSE PAPER.SLIGHT GROOVES WILL CAUSE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKES....IF THE GROOVES ARE DEEPER THEN ABOVE I WOULD HAVE THEM...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 buick lesaber, coolant leak, vacuum leak
coolant leak, vacuum leak, vacuum lines: HI MELANIE, FIRST QUESTION ABOUT THE THICK WHITE SMOKE. THIS IS MORE THEN LIKELY CAUSED BY A INTERNAL COOLANT LEAK GETTING INTO THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER..SUCH AS HEADGASKET PROBLEMS OR CRACKED HEAD OR WORSE YET CRACKED ENG BLOCK..AS FAR AS THE HIGH ENGINE IDLE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 buick century, buick century, sensor module
buick century, sensor module, light sensor: MORNING BERNIE,DO YOU MEAN THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SENSOR,,IF SO, IT IS ON THE TOP CENTER OF YOUR DASH...THIS SHOULD BE THE ONLY HEADLIGHT SENSOR THAT I KNOW OF..IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE HEADLIGHT SENSOR MODULE THIS IS UNDER THE LEFT SIDE OF DASH...TO...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: car won't start, olds alero, spark plug wire
olds alero, spark plug wire, residual pressure: GM JEFF,OKI DOES THE ENGINE CRANK OVER AS DOES THE STARTER TURN THE ENGINE OVER..IF NO THEN IT IS POSSIBLE YOU HAVE A BAD STARTER,NEUTRAL SAFTY SWITCH OR IGNITION SWITCH..BUT IS IT DOES CRANK OVER THEN YOU HAVE EITHER NO FUEL,NO SPARK OR ENG MECHANICAL PROBLEM..WHEN...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: power windows, locks, side view mirrors not working, gm software, olds aurora
gm software, olds aurora, start ups: HI TOM, BODY CONTROL MODULE !!! TAKE YOUR CAR TO A SHOP THAT HAS A SCAN TOOL WITH GM SOFTWARE AND HAVE THEM RUN SOME LIVE DATA ON THE INTERIOR COMPUTER [BCM] OF YOUR CAR,THIS WILL SHOW UP RIGHT AWAY IF NOTHING IS RESPONDING..AS FAR AS YOUR ALARM SYSTEM, THIS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1987 Olds Toronado hard start in cold weather
HI DONALD,,WELL AS LONG AS YOU WERE GOOD ABOUT CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL EVERY 3 TO 4K I WOULD NOT REPLACE THE TIMING CHAIN..THEY LAST A WHILE..IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN GOOD ABOUT KEEPING YOUR OIL CHANGED THEN IT IS A 50 50 THING..AS LONG AS THE ENG IS RUNNING GOOD...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 pontiac quad 4 injectors
HI SCOTT, REMOVE THE HOLD DOWNS BOLTS THAT HOLD THE RAIL TO THE BLOCK AND USE A PRY BAR OR LARGE SCREW DRIVER AND GENTLY PRY UP AND ROCK IT ON EACH SIDE OF THE RAIL TILL IT POPS UP AND OUT..I WOULD REPLACE THE INJECTOR SEALS AROUND EACH INJECTOR AND USE A...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: p1133
HI MIKE, WHEN THE MASS AIR FLOW FAILS THIS WILL 99% OF THE TIME SET BOTH O2 SENSORS INTO OUTER LIMITS, SETTING BOTH BANK SENSORS CODES. AS FAR AS THE SIGNAL TO THE O2 SENSOR ONE WIRE IS BATTERY VOLTAGE,THE OTHER IS SIGNAL FROM THE COMPUTER 5 VOLT REFERENCE,GROUND...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: rear frame camber
HI MIKE, YOU ARE CORRECT THIS IS NOT A BIG DEAL. YOUR ALIGNMENT SHOP SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEMS PERFORMING THIS ALIGNMENT...I CAN NOT SAY IF THE ALIGNMENT SHOP THAT YOU TAKE YOUR CAR WILL HAVE NEW ECCENTRICS OR NOT IN STOCK... WE DO HAVE THEM IN STOCK..BUT IF...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: rear window defroster not working
HI LAURIE,,,,GO RED SOXS !!!! AND I AM FROM NY, GO FIGURE.. YOU DO WANT BOSTON CORRECT ??? OK NOW TO YOUR QUESTION, I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THE REAR WINDOW GRID MAKE SURE ALL THE LINES ON THE WINDOW ARE OK AND NOT SPLIT AND LOOSING CONNECTION...ALSO MAKE SURE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1988 Buick century custom
GOOD MORN MATT, YES TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE ING MODULE. HAVE YOU CHECKED FOR SPARK ??? REMOVE A PLUG WIRE, PUT A SCREW DRIVER IN THE END OF THE WIRE AND LAY IT 1/4 AWAY FROM ANY METAL PART OF THE ENG,HAVE SOMEBODY CRANK THE ENG OVER AND YOU CK FOR A SPARK...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick LaSabre
HI PAUL,WELL IF THE FLUID LEVEL IS FULL AND THE GEAR SELECTOR IS WORKING PROPERLY NOT BROKEN OR WHAT EVER..THE ONLY 2 THINGS THAT IT COULD BE IS THE REAR CLUTCHES OR LEAKY SEAL TO THE DRUM..LAST WOULD BE IF THE FLUID IS THICK OR FILTER IS DIRTY...I KNOW YOU...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 99 buick park ave
HI MIKE,WELL I CAN TELL YOU THAT USUALLY WHEN A FUEL PUMP IN THE TANK STARTS TO GO BAD IT DOES JUST THAT.IT FAILS....A WEAK FUEL PUMP WOULD HAVE VERY LITTLE POWER ON THE OPEN ROAD IN THE CITY YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBLEMS..SO MY QUESTION IS HOW IS THIS CAR ON...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Re: Buick park ave
HI MIKE,,WELL LETS START OUT WITH WHY THE PO1133 SET FROM DAY ONE..YOU DID SAY THAT YOU HAD VACUUM LEAKS..THIS WOULD CAUSE THIS FOR SURE..BUT YOU THOUGHT THAT IT WAS THE SENSORS FAULT SO YOU REPLACED IT..ALL ALONG IT WAS A VACUUM LEAK CAUSING THIS CODE...THIS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: wheel bearings
HI LEE,,,WELL FIRST OFF BY NOT DRIVING A CAR WILL NOT MAKE THE WHEEL BEARINGS GOING BAD,, NO WAY...IF THE BEARINGS HAD PLAY IN THEM AS YOU SAY [WHEEL MOVEMENT] THEN YES I AGREE,CLEANING AND REPACKING THEM IS THE WAY TO GO, THIS IS OF COURSE AFTER CLEANING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1989 Oldsmobile 98
HI ANNETTE,IF ALL THE INSIDE COURTESY LIGHTS ARE OUT I DONT THINK IT IS A BULB PROBLEM. HAVE YOU CHECKED THE DOME FUSE IN THE INSIDE FUSE BOX??? BUT IF IT IS JUST A FEW BULBS THAT ARE OUT THEN USUALLY YOU CAN TAKE A SMALL SCREW DRIVER AND PRY ONE EDGE OF THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1992 Century Transmission
HI STEPHEN, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AS WELL..IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE SHIFT VALVE IN THE VALVE BODY OR SHIFT SOLENOID IS HANGING UP..I THINK IT IS STAYING IN SECOND GEAR AT A LIGHT AND NOT GOING TO FIRST.[DOWNSHIFTING..] THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHY YOU HAVE TO RAISE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Buick Park Ave
HI MIKE,,JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT,REMOVE THE AIR INTAKE AND GET YOURSELF SOME CARBURETOR CLEANER, WITH THE ENG OFF,OPEN THE THROTTLE PLATE ALL THE WAY AND SPRAY THE CARB CLEANER ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE THROTTLE PLATE TO CLEAN IT REAL GOOD..USE A SOFT CLOTH...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2005 Chevy Cavalier
HI MIKE, WELL AS I SAID I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON UNTIL YOU GIVE ME A CODE AND THEN I WILL KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH IT..THIS MAY OR MAY NOT BE ANYTHING TO BE CONCERNED OF..IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THIS TO A PART STORE OR REPAIR SHOP TO HAVE IT SCANNED...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick century custom
HI BERNARD, THE AXLE SHAFT ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS MORE THEN LIKELY BROPKEN..NOT THE ACTUAL SHAFT BUT THE CV JOINT ON THE SHAFT..LIFT THE CAR AND LOOK AT THE AXLE IF IT MOVES BUT NOT THE WHEEL, THE CV JOINT IS BAD..A NEW AXLE WITH BOTH INNER AND OUTER CV JOINTS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair
GOOD EVE ELIEZER,I DO NOT FEEL THE LIGHTS ARE THE PROBLEM UNLESS YOU JAMMED IT INTO THE SOCKET SHORTING IT OUT.. DID YOU TRY TO REMOVE THE BULB THAT STARTED ALL OF THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE ??? IF NOT DO SO, BECAUSE IF THAT BULB IS SHORTING OUT THIS MAY CAUSE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair
GOOD MORN ELIEZER, WELL THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO ANSWER OVER THE COMPUTER..THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT IS GOING TO NEED HANDS ON TO DIAGNOSE. BUT IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A SHOT AT THIS YOU COULD GET YOURSELF A NEW LIGHT SWITCH AND PUT THAT IT. SEE IF IT WORKS....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair
GOOD MORN ELIEZER, YES BUT DONT FORGET THERE IS A LIGHT MODULE THAT CONTROLS THIS..THERE IS ALSO THAT BCM THAT I TOLD YOU ABOUT..THE BCM IS TO THE LEFT OF YOUR STEERING COLUMN UNDER THE DASH..THE LIGHT SENSOR IS USUALLY ON TOP OF THE DASH BOARD..THE LIGHT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair
HI ELIEZER,OK TRY THIS, REMOVE THE LIGHT BULB OR WIRING TO THE SOCKET THAT YOU FIXED EARLY IN THE DAY...NOW CK TO SEE IF THE LIGHTS ARE WORKING...YOU MAY HAVE OVER HEATED THE CIRCUIT TO SHUT OFF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER...BUT IF YOU HAVE A TEST LIGHT I WOULD LIKE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair
Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: buick regal repair

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: fuel pressure
HI PHIL,,AFTER YOU SHUT THE ENG OFF THERE SHOULD BE PRESSURE TO THE INJS OR FUEL RAIL CK PORT FOR A LONG TIME [HOURS]...THIS KEEPS PRESSURE THERE TO GIVE YOU A FAST START UP AFTER SITTING FOR SAY OVERNIGHT. IF THERE IS A LONG CRANK AFTER SITTING MORE THEN...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Rear Turn Signals Question and Front End
HI MITCH, THE GREASE IN THE SOCKET TRICK WORKED FOR A WHILE BECAUSE THE CONNECTION INSIDE THE LIGHT SOCKET IS CORRODING..WE SEE THIS ALL THE TIME..LETS START OUT LIKE THIS..TURN YOUR 4 WAY FLASHERS ON NOW GO OUT AND LOOK AT ALL THE LIGHTS FRONT AND REAR AND...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: starting
HI JOHN, A CLICKING SOUND FROM THE STARTER 99 % OF TIMES IS FROM WEAK BATTERY OR POOR CONNECTIONS. GET YOURSELF A VOLT METER AND CK TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 12 VOLTS OR SLIGHTLY LESS LIKE 11.8 DOWN AT THE STARTER BIG CABLE WHILE SOMEONE TRYS TO CRANK THE ENGINE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1995 Olds Silhouette Turning Lever, gm store, stalk
gm store, stalk, silhouette: HI CARL, WELL IT MORE THEN LIKELY BROKE OFF AND DID NOT JUST FALL OFF. BUT IF YOU THINK IT JUST FELL OUT. GET A FLASHLIGHT AND LOOK REAL CLOSE AT THE SWITCH HOUSING TO MAKE SURE NOTHING IS BROKEN OR SPLIT IF ALL OK PUSH IT BACK INTO THE HOLDER AND TURN IT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Silhouette overhead display/air shock compressor, air shocks, air shock
air shocks, air shock, rear shocks: HI GLEN, WELL BAD NEWS ABOUT THE OVERHEAD DISPLAY. THIS IS A PRINTED CIRCUIT. MOST OFTEN THE CIRCUIT GOES BAD CAUSING ONE OR ALL FUNCTIONS TO NOT DISPLAY OR COULD ALSO GO DARK..TRY GETTING A USED DISPALY IF YOU CAN FIND ONE IN YOUR LOCAL BONEYARD... YOUR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Blower motor, speed fuses, screw driver
speed fuses, screw driver, speed blower: HI KERRY, WELL MORE THEN LIKELY THIS WILL NEED A NEW BLOWER MOTOR..IF YOU HAVE A TEST LIGHT CK FOR POWER ON THE ORANGE WIRE GOING TO THE BLOWER MOTOR WITH THE KEY ON AND BLOWER MOTOR SPEED ON HIGH,IF THE TEST LIGHT TURNS ON YOU KNOW THERE IS POWER TO THE MOTOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: no brake lights, 88 cutlass ciera int, turn signal switch, cutlass ciera
turn signal switch, cutlass ciera, brake light switch: HI KEN,THIS IS FAIRLY COMMON..YOUR CAR MORE THEN LIKELY NEEDS A NEW TURN SIGNAL SWITCH..THIS IS UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL ITSELF.. WHEEL NEEDS TO BE REMOVED AND UNDER THERE IS THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH. YOU SEE THE BRAKE LIGHTS AND 4 WAY FLASHERS GETS ITS POWER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: brake porpotion, cutlass gls, oldsmobile cutlass
cutlass gls, oldsmobile cutlass, oldsmobile alero: HI FERNAN,,THIS IS A QUESTION FOR GENERAL MOTORS..I WOULD CALL A DEALER IN YOUR AREA AND JUST ASK THEM IF THE PART # FOR THE YEARS YOUR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ARE THE SAME..THERE IS NO WAY I COULD KNOW THIS BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE INSIDE THE VALVES. I COULD GUESS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: question about my car, tire valve cap, mass air flow sensor
tire valve cap, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow: GOOD MORNING DEBBIE, WELL DEB THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT CAN CAUSE THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM..BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION A FUEL PUMP CAN DO THIS, BUT 90% OF THE TIME WHEN A GM PUMP FAILS IT IS DONE FOR...THIS MAY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR..THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: replacing blower motor on 2001 olds aurora, 2001 oldsmobile aurora, 2001 olds aurora
2001 oldsmobile aurora, 2001 olds aurora, oldsmobile aurora: GOOD MORNING BETH,,,WELL,,,IF YOU GOT THE OLD MOTOR OUT THE NEW ONE SHOULD GO BACK THE SAME WAY..DID YOU HAVE TO FORCE IT OUT OF THE OPENING BECAUSE IT WAS HITTING ON THE FAN CAGE ??? SOMETIMES THE RUG AND RUG INSULATION HAS TO BE REMOVED FROM THIS AREA TO...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: steering wheel bearing, turn signal switch, brake light switch
turn signal switch, brake light switch, wheel bearing: HI KEN,HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FUSE FOR THE BRAKE LIGHTS ?? IF NOT PLEASE DO SO..NEXT MOVE IS CK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE POWER ON ONE SIDE OF THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH HARNESS..YOU SHOULD. SO IF YOU DO HAVE POWER THERE JUMP THE HARNESS AND CK THE HARNESS PLUG INTO THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1994 OLDS 88 Royale LS, scan tool, obd2
scan tool, obd2, speed sensor: HI JAMES,THIS SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE SPEED SENSOR IS GOING BAD ON THE TRANSAXLE..THIS SENSORS KNOWS HOW FAST THE CAR IS GOING AND SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE ODOMETER..DO YOU FEEL THE SPEED IS CORRECT ??? YOU COULD GET THIS CAR SCANNED AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY TROUBLE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 19998 oldsmobile intrique, coolant recovery, coolant level
coolant recovery, coolant level, recovery tank: HI LINDA,THIS CAR MAY HAVE 2 SENSORS IN IT. ONE IS IN THE COOLANT RECOVERY TANK AND THE OTHER MAYBE IN THE PASS SIDE OF THE RADIATOR 1/4 WAY DOWN FROM THE RADIATOR..TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION YES THESE SENSORS DO GO BAD..BUT BEFORE WE ASSUME THIS MAKE SURE YOU...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2001 Olds Aurora 3.5 V6, 30 amp fuse, 2001 olds aurora
30 amp fuse, 2001 olds aurora, olds aurora: MORN DAVE,,THE BLOWER MOTOR FOR YOUR CAR IS UNDER THE DASH ON THE PASS SIDE OF FLOOR,BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX..YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE GLOVE BOX TO REMOVE THIS IF THAT IS THE PROBLEM. PULL THE RUG BACK IF NEEDED. THERE WILL BE 6 SCREWS THAT HOLD THE MOTOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2002 olds alero, olds alero, oil leaks
olds alero, oil leaks, smoking oil: HI KATIE,WELL HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY OIL LEAKS UNDER THE CAR ? IF SO THIS COULD EXPLAIN YOUR SMELL AND THE LOSS OF POWER,, BEAUSE IF THE TRANSMISSION OIL IS LEAKING ON A HOT EXHAUST PIPE THIS WOULD CAUSE THE SMELL AND LACK OF POWER DUE TO THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Climate control system, buick roadmaster, 1996 buick roadmaster
buick roadmaster, 1996 buick roadmaster, climate control system: HI BOYD, WELL THIS CAR HAS A SELF DIAGNOSES CONTROL .IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I HAVE PLAYED WITH ONE OF THESE HOWEVER. I THINK YOU PUSH THE POWER SWITCH FOR THE FAN UP AND TURN THE SYSTEM ON AT THE SAME TIME AND THIS WILL GET IT IN THE DIAGNOSTIC MODE THEN...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 01 Alero, gm dealer, transmission pan
gm dealer, transmission pan, transmission shop: GOOD MORNING EDWARD,WELL, THE IAC AND TSS WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON YOUR PROBLEM..THIS SOUNDS TO ME LIKE A SHIFT VALVE IN THE TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY IS BAD OR STICKING.HAVE YOU TRIED TO PULL ANY CODES FROM THE PCM. IF NOT I WOULD DO SO OR TAKE IT TO A SHOP...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1994 Buick Park Avenue, buick park avenue, gasket maker
buick park avenue, gasket maker, bolt holes: HI RENNIE,NO,THREAD SEALER IS JUST FOR THE BOLT THREADS ALONG THE INTAKE MANIFOLD..NOTHING ELSE. THIS SEALS THE BOLT HOLES SO NOT COOLANT GOES UP THE BOLT..THE PERMATEX GASKET MAKER[RTV] IS TO SEAL THE GASKETS IF AND WHERE NEEDED. I WOULD SAY JUST AROUND...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1998 buick century custom, custom question, buick century
custom question, buick century, socket assembly: HI JOHN,ONE OF TWO THINGS ARE HAPPENING. THE POWER SIDE OF THIS WIRE IS OPEN AND TOUCHING ANOTHER WIRE,LOOSING CURRENT, [BUT NOT GROUNDING OUT OR IT WILL BLOW THE FUSE]..THE NEXT THING IS A FAULTY GROUND..WHAT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO IS GET ON THE GROUND SIDE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Alero, olds alero, proportional valve
olds alero, proportional valve, cylinder line: HI FRANK,,YOU STILL HAVE AIR IN THE LINES,KEEP BLEEDING IT AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL FIND A BUNCH OF AIR COME OUT AFTER AWHILE..IF HOWEVER YOU CONTINUE BLEEDING ALL THE WHEELS SAY LIKE 8 TIMES PER WHEEL AND ALL FLUID IS GOOD AND NO AIR FOUND..THIS SOUNDS LIKE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94' Park Avenue, valve cover gasket, smooth as silk
valve cover gasket, smooth as silk, body control module: HI RENNIE,THIS IS SIMPLE,THE CAR IS POSSESSED.SEE HOW EASY THAT WAS !!!!! ALL KIDDING ASIDE THIS SOUNDS LIKE A LOOSE WIRING HARNESS OR WIRE GOING UP THROUGH THE COLUMN. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU DROP THE LOWER COVER UNDER THE STEERING COLUMN AND START THE CAR,NOW...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Dash lights, dash lights, bone yard
dash lights, bone yard, control buttons: GOOD MORNING DAVE,,,YOU SAY THIS IS JUST THE HEATER CONTROL ALL THE OTHER BULBS ARE OK,, CORRECT ??? IF SO, THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE HEATER CONTROL HEAD IS BAD...THERE IS NO WAY TO REPLACE THE BULBS IN THE CONTROL ITSELF.[IT IS A PRINTED DIODE CIRCUIT] TIME FOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Water on left side of floor board, water coolant, engine coolant
water coolant, engine coolant, buick century: HI STEPHEN, WELL I DO NOT FEEL THE HEATER CORE IS THE PROBLEM. IF IT WERE THE PASS SIDE OF THE FLOOR WOULD BE WET OF COOLANT NOT WATER. TOUCH THIS AND SEE IF IT FEELS LIKE COOLANT OR WATER. COOLANT WILL FEEL VERY SLIPPERY. BEING THAT IT IS ON THE DRIVERS SIDE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1983 buick riviera 4 wheel disc brakes, wheel disc brakes, brake proportioning valve
wheel disc brakes, brake proportioning valve, buick riviera: HI KEVIN, I DO NOT THINK YOUR PROBLEM IS IN THE PROPORTIONING VALVE..MORE THEN LIKELY THERE IS STILL AIR IN THE SYSTEM..DID YOU BENCH BLEED THE MASTER CYLINDER?? IF YOU DID NOT,REMOVE IT FROM THE CAR AND BENCH BLEED IT ON A LEVEL SURFACE..THESE THINGS WILL...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1989 olds delta 88, fuel pump relay, fuse box
fuel pump relay, fuse box, delta 88: Hi Jimbo I m so sorry about that I miss read your question I thought it read: 98 but yours isn t 89 Delta your fuse box in relay should be on the passenger side of thoe firewall when you open up the door.I think you are going to find it is not the relay ,more...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1997 c3500 7.4L, trailler, trouble code
trailler, trouble code, differance: HI FRANK,,OK IAM GOING TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON THIS ONE CODE. I PROMISE I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ON THIS ONE AS SOON AS I HAVE SOME SOUND ADVISE.PO102 IS THE MASS AIR FLOW SIGNAL.ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT ALL THE WIRING TO THIS SENSOR IS ALL GOOD ??? [[[PERFORM...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1997 chevy dually 454 vortec, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: HI FRANK, THIS CODE IS FOR MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR OUT OF RANGE...I HAVE FOUND CODES FOR THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR AND FURTHER DIAGNOSES FOUND THAT THE OXYGEN SENSOR OR SENSORS WERE BAD OR BROKEN WIRING TO THE O2 SENSORS CAUSING THIS CODE..REASON WAS THE MASS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2004 Olds Alero ignition key wont turn, olds alero, gm store
olds alero, gm store, lock cylinder: HI JD, WELL WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO IS GO TO YOUR GM STORE AND BUY YOURSELF A NEW IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. THIS CAR ALSO HAS A ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM IN IT AS WELL. SO AFTER YOU PUT THE NEW IGN LOCK CYLINDER IN THE CAR YOU WILL NEED TO PROGRAM THE NEW LOCK CYLINDER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ABS and stabalizer warning light, buick le sabre, wheel bearing
buick le sabre, wheel bearing, fuse box: HI RON.OK GOOD,, ONE PROBLEM FIXED...AS FAR AS THE STAB LIGHT COMING ON I AM ONLY GUESSING AT THIS POINT. SOME DO AND SOME DO NOT.ALL DEPENDS HOW IT IS WIRED.. I WOULD NEED TO SEE A WIRING DIAGRAM TO SAY FOR SURE. IF THE LIGHT BOTHERS YOU TAKE SOME ELECTRICAL...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: air-conditioning in 08 Buick enclave, ford warranty, gm software
ford warranty, gm software, body control module: GOOD DAY MAGGIE, THIS IS HARD TO SAY WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE CAR. BUT I THINK TO ME IT SOUNDS LIKE WHEN THE A/C SYSTEM IS ON FOR A LONG TIME IT IS FREEZING UP..THE EVAPORATOR CORE WILL ACTUALLY FREEZE UP AND THE SENSING SWITCH CAN NOT ADJUST FOR THIS. THIS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: How to drain gas tank on 1990 olds cutlass calais, olds cutlass, fuel pump relay
olds cutlass, fuel pump relay, shrader valve: GOOD DAY STEVE,WELL THIS IS ONE THING GM NEVER MADE EASY..THERE ARE A FEW WAYS OF DOING THIS. ONE REMOVE THE FUEL LINE BEFORE THE FUEL FILTER UNDER THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR CAR,JACK-UP THE BACK OF CAR AND LET IT RUN OUT THE LINE, THIS WILL TAKE SOME TIME...[REMOVE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: install window motor for 1987 cutless, gm cars, cutless
gm cars, cutless, window switch: HI RICK,,OPEN THE DOOR REMOVE THE INNER DOOR PANEL,LOOK OUT FOR ANY HIDDEN SCREWS, ONCE ALL THE SCREWS ARE REMOVED AND DOOR HANDLE PULL THE PANEL AWAY FROM THE DOOR ITSELF AND UP TO RELEASE.. IT WILL BE HELD IN WITH PLASTIC CLIPS..ONCE OFF,LOOK INSIDE FOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2003 LeSabre won't start, daytime running light, air control valve
daytime running light, air control valve, light fuse: HI JOHN, WOW,LETS TALK ABOUT THE TESTING FUSES BOTH WAYS,I AM NOT FOLLOWING RED AND BLACK,POWER AND GROUND [YES.IF THIS IS THE CASE, SELF POWERED TEST LIGHT ??YOU FED POWER BACK THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND YOU SAY NOW THE LIGHT WORKS AND RUNNING LIGHTS NOW SHUT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 Buick Roadmaster, buick roadmaster, corevette
buick roadmaster, corevette, waterpump: GHI JARRET, THIS SOUNDS LIKE A IGNTION PROBLEM. THIS CAR USES A DURA SPARK SYSTEM..THEY ARE VERY PRONE TO PBOBLEMS..IT IS LOCATED UNDER THE WATERPUMP IN THE FRONT OF YOUR ENGINE..BUT BEFORE YOU REPLACE ANYTHING,TAKE THIS CAR TO A SHOP AND HAVE THE PCM [COMPUTER]SCANNED...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Park Ave, negative battery cable, servo cruise control
negative battery cable, servo cruise control, vacuum leak: HI CAROLYN, YES THIS MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD..THIS EXPLAINS THE BAD SHIFT POINTS AND NO CRUISE CONTROL...DON T BE TO HARSH ON THE REPAIR SHOP. LOL] SOMETIMES THESE THINGS JUST DON T SHOW UP UN TILL LATER ON DOWN THE ROAD. ALSO THIS WILL HAVE NO BEARING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: interior lights, delta 88, bone yard
delta 88, bone yard, exterior door: GOOD MORN GEORGE,THE UNIT THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS CALLED A [ILLUMINATED ENTRY TIMER] IT IS LOCATED BEHIND THE RIGHT SIDE OF DASH [PASS SIDE]TO THE LEFT OF THE FUSE/RELAY BOX..BEFORE YOU REPLACE THIS MAKE SURE YOU CK ALL OF THE FUSES THAT CONTROL THIS...THESE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Lesabre won't start part 2, noid light, crank sensor
noid light, crank sensor, wirin: HI JOHN,,OH NO..OK SO IF WE HAD A SCAN TOOL THAT COULD TALK TO BCM AND PCM WE WOULD KNOW IF ONE THING OR THE OTHER IS NOT RECEIVING THE SIGNAL TO DO SO. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP GOING ON THEN YOUR NEXT MOVE IS TO GET A HOLD OF THE INJ HARNESS AT THE ENGINE AND...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: motor swap 94 century 3.1l into 96 le sabre 3.8, motor swap, bone yard
motor swap, bone yard, wiring harness: HI BRUCE, ANYTHING CAN BE DONE IF YOU HAVE THE TIME AND MONEY TO DO SO.. BUT YOU ARE GETTING YOURSELF INTO ALOT OF WORK.. WIRING HARNESS, COMPUTER [PCM] CHANGE OVER,MOUNTS, ALL SENSORS AND POSSIBLE FUEL PUMP SWAP AS WELL..THIS IS JUST NOT THE ENGINE...THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Oldsmobile silhouette charging problem, oldsmobile silhouette, cylinder misfire
oldsmobile silhouette, cylinder misfire, volt meter: HI JEFF,THEY DRIVE ME NUTS ALL DAY LONG !!! OK LETS START OUT WITH HE MISSING PROBLEM..BEING THAT THIS HAPPENS WHEN IT IS RAINING OR JUST AFTER RAIN,I WOULD THINK THE COILS ARE TO BLAME. HOWEVER TO TEST, WAIT TILL THIS ENG RUNS SMOOTH,THEN TAKE A WATER SPRAY...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Pulse problem with fuel injection, noid light, google
noid light, google, light test: HI JOHN,I AM 98 % SURE THAT ON THIS PASS LOCK SYSTEM IT SHUTS THE INJ PULSE DOWN AFTER 3 SECONDS OF RUNNING. WE ARE BACK AT THE PASS LOCK SYSTEM.I AM NOT AT WORK TODAY SO I CAN NOT LOOK THIS UP ON MY REPAIR COMPUTER. [NO DIAGRAMS] PROBLEM IS WITH THESE PASS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1991 Buick, buick century, fuel rail
buick century, fuel rail, duct work: HI RODIE, WELL WITH OUT BEING THERE TO FEEL THIS..IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS STARVING FROM EITHER FUEL OR AIR..HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR AIR FILTER AND DUCT WORK LEADING TO THE AIR FILTER. MAKE SURE BOTH ARE CLEAN AND FREE OFF ANY MICE NEST,LEAVES OR WHAT EVER. THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass steering column fit a 1991 Buick Regal?, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass, 1995 oldsmobile cutlass supreme: HI JIM,,I AM SORRY, BUT I AM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR YOU..BUT I CAN TELL YOU WHO WOULD KNOW THIS INFO...CALL YOUR LOCAL BONE-YARD [JUNKYARD]THEY HAVE ALL OF THIS INFO AT THERE FINGER TIPS BY COMPUTER....THERE IS SPECIAL SOFTWARE FOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1999 Olds Silhouette Rear speakers not working, stock speakers, rear speakers
stock speakers, rear speakers, stock stereo: HI LUKE, THIS SOUNDS LIKE A IMPEDENCE PROBLEM. THE OHMS FOR THE STOCK SPEAKERS ARE NOT THE SAME OHMS FOR THE NEW SYSTEM. AS FAR AS FINDING THE WIRING DIAGRAM HAVE YOU CHECKED THE NEW SYSTEM. THERE IS USUALLY A DIAGRAM ON IT. AS FOR THE REAR SPEAKERS NOT WORKING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: AC system 1987 3.8 cutlass, vacuum line, gm part number
vacuum line, gm part number, vacuum lines: HI ALEX, YES THIS IS THE VACUUM CANISTER THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT..THIS IS A GM # AND THE PART IS CALLED JUST WHAT I SAID. YOU COULD CALL UP YOUR GM DEALER AND HAVE THEM RUN THIS #,BUT I HAVE ALWAYS HEARD THIS [CALLED AS ABOVE..]YOUR UNCLE IS CORRECT, WHAT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Electronic Level Control, air shocks, haynes manual
air shocks, haynes manual, electronic level: HI ALAN, WHEN YOU DROPPED THE REAR CONTROL ARMS WHEN YOU REPLACED THE SHOCKS DID YOU BEND THE LEVEL SENSOR ARM OR DID THE ARM FALL OFF THE OFF THE PEG ??? CK IT TO BE SURE,THIS IT WHAT TURNS THIS ON AND OFF. IF THE AIR SYSTEM WAS WORKING BEFORE,, THIS IS THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Head bolt torqueing, head bolt, head gaskets
head bolt, head gaskets, buick century: HI STEPHEN,APPLY THREAD SEALER TO THE HEAD BOLT THREADS..GET THIS AT A PART STORE..STEP ONE TORQUE ALL THE BOLTS TO 35 FT LBS. STEP 2 TIGHTEN ALL BOLTS AN ADDITIONAL 130 DEGREES. STEP 3 TIGHTEN THE 4 CENTER BOLTS IN SEQUENCE AN ADDITIONAL 30 DEGREES... ALWAYS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Head Gasket Repair, head gasket repair, blown head gasket
head gasket repair, blown head gasket, head bolts: HI STEPHEN, OK FIRST JUST REMOVE THE LOWER RADIATOR HOSE AND THAT SHOULD REMOVE THE WATER DOWN UNDER THE HEADS IN THE BLOCK. WILL STILL HAVE SOME COOLANT IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE BLOCK BUT WILL NOT CAUSE A PROBLEM. YOU WILL NEED TO BUY A HEAD GASKET SET,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Rear K-frame crossmember, buick park ave, rear sway bar
buick park ave, rear sway bar, camber adjustment: HI AGAIN MIKE, THIS SHOULD BE VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2 I WOULD THINK IS ONE IS HEAVY DUTY AND THE OTHER IS NOT..JUST MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WILL MATCH UP OK..THAT IS WHY I WOULD GET THE ONE THAT HAS THE SAME MEASUREMENTS. WHAT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Remove front turn signal bulb, small screws, buick regal
small screws, buick regal, socket assembly: HI JOHN, YOU WILL NEED TO GET UNDER THE FRONT BUMPER AREA,LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE. REMOVE THE PLASTIC COVER SHIELD THAT IS UNDER THERE,HELD ON WITH EITHER SMALL SCREWS OR PUSH PINS ONCE REMOVED, REACH YOUR HAND UP TO FEEL THE BULB SOCKET.. ONCE YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: serpentine belt, crank pulley, crank shaft
crank pulley, crank shaft, eye line: HI LORENZO,,IF THE BELT IS STILL OFF I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SPIN ALL THE PULLEYS BY HAND,THEY SHOULD SPIN FREELY, THE POWER STEERING WILL HAVE A LITTLE RESISTANCE THIS IS NORMAL...IF ALL OF THIS IS OK,PUT THE BELT ON MAKING SURE THE BELT IS THE CORRECT SIZE,THE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1985 buick riviera, radiator hoses, heater hoses
radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator leak: HI RONALD, YES THE SOLENOID CAN GO BAD,,BUT I DO NOT FEEL YOUR PROBLEM IS THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE. IF IT WERE THIS VALVE THE HEATER HOSES AFTER THIS VALVE WOULD NOT BE HOT..YOU SAY THEY ARE HOT.. THIS TELLS ME YOU HAVE GOOD CIRCULATION TO THE HEATER CORE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1985 buickj riviera, heater control valve, gm store
heater control valve, gm store, valve actuators: HI RONALD, WE CALLED THEM HEATER CONTROL VALVE ACTUATORS,IF THEY WERE CONTROLLED BY VACUUM.. SOLENOIDS IF THEY WERE CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC...GOOD QUESTION IS TO WHERE TO FIND ONE OF THESE BABIES, BECAUSE OF THE YEAR...DO YOU HAVE A GM STORE AROUND YOU ?? IF...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 chevy 1500 2WD, 2000 chevy 1500, this is worth a thousand words
2000 chevy 1500, this is worth a thousand words, google: HI LONNIE, WELL THIS IS KINDA HARD TO EXPLAIN OVER EMAIL...I CAN TELL YOU HOW TO DO THIS BUT IT WOULD CONFUSE YOU MORE THEN HELP YOU... HAVE YOU TRIED TO GOOGLE THIS FIRST WHERE THEY MAY BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU PICTURES. I WOULD SUGGEST LOOKING AT YOU TUBE AND...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: carb issues, throttle return spring, brief hesitation
throttle return spring, brief hesitation, cutlass supreme: HI FRED,, THE THROTTLE RETURN SPRING LOOKS TO BE TO FAT TO ME..GET A SMALLER IN DIAMETER SPRING WITH THE SAME TENSION ON IT OR MORE IF NEED BE..PART STORES HAVE THESE IN STOCK..AS FAR AS THE KICK DOWN LINKAGE GOES JUST GET A SMALL WASHER TO PUT OVER THIS AND...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Fuel Pump, fuel pump relay, gasoline tank
fuel pump relay, gasoline tank, ac delco: HI STEPHEN,HAPPY LABOR DAY TO YOU SIR.. ANYTIME YOU CAN HIT THE GAS TANK AND THE ENGINE FIRES AFTER THAT THE FUEL PUMP IS BAD. IT BOUNCES THE PUMP MOTOR ARMATURE ENOUGH TO GET IT IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND THEN THE PUMP IS OVER THE DEAD SPOT.THE PUMP IS JUST...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: k frames, cutlass ciera, oldsmobile ciera
cutlass ciera, oldsmobile ciera, 96 oldsmobile ciera: HI MICHAEL, I WILL ASSUME YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FRONT ENGINE CRADLE ??? NOT K FRAME. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT BRACE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT EITHER. JOIN THE CLUB...IS THERE A REASON WHY HE CAN NOT GET THE SAME YEAR OR CLOSE TO THE SAME YEAR CRADLE YOU ARE TALKING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: plug gap, buick park ave, plug gap
buick park ave, plug gap, dodge neon: HI MIKE, THE GAP ON THE SPARK PLUGS IN THE NEON IS NOT MUCH TO WORRY ABOUT. ANY MORE THEN WHAT THE GAP IS .040 I WOULD WORRY, BECAUSE IN COLD WEATHER THIS MAY GIVE YOU TROUBLE STARTING.. AS FAR AS YOUR PROBLEM GOES I DO NOT FEEL THAT THE LINE BEING LONGER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: tracker, crank shaft, chevy tracker
crank shaft, chevy tracker, fuel pump: HI RAY,,SO THIS WILL NOT START BACK UP RIGHT AWAY..IT NEEDS TO COOL DOWN !!! OK,, DO WHAT I SAID IN MY FIRST QUESTION,BUT THIS SOUNDS LIKE A BAD CRANK SHAFT SENSOR, IGNITION MODULE OR COIL.. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU NEED TO CK FOR SPARK [IGNITION]I AM SURE THERE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: volt light, coolant leaks, pcv valve
coolant leaks, pcv valve, ac delco: HI MIKE,,WELL LETS START WITH QUEST# 1 I WILL ASSUME THIS IS A V6 YES...YOU HAVE CHECKED ALL THE IMPORTANT THINGS FOR AS A LEAN CODE..THIS IS GOOD.. DID YOU TRY AND SPRAY ANY CARB CLEANER AROUND THE BASE OF THE THROTTLE BODY AND INTAKE AREA TO MAKE SURE THERE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Water pump, oldsmobile delta 88, belt pulley
oldsmobile delta 88, belt pulley, waterpump: HI DANA,DRAIN THE COOLANT AND REMOVE THE BOLTS THAT HOLD THE PUMP TO THE BLOCK. REVERSE THE ORDER AND REFILL IT WITH FRESH COOLANT. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT KIND OF ENG IS IN THIS SO,,, IF THIS IS THE ENGINE WITH THE MOTER MOUNT IN FRONT OF THE WATERPUMP BELT PULLEY,SUPPORT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 06' Chevy Malibu 3500 V6
HI BEN,,YES IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THE NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH MAYBE FAULTY...TRY STARTING THIS IN NEUTRAL AND SEE IF THIS STOPS THE PROBLEM. IF IT DOES MORE THEN LIKELY THE SWITCH WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED.I HAVE TOLD MANY PEOPLE TO DO THIS AND IT WORKED FOR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 06' Chevy Malibu again
HI BEN,,YES THIS DOES SOUND LIKE A FAULTY NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH [RANGE SELECTOR SWITCH]..IT SOUNDS LIKE IT HAS SHORTED OUT...YOU COULD START THE ENG AND REMOVE THE HARNESS TO THE SWITCH TO STOP THE STARTER FROM ENGAGING..THIS WAY YOU COULD GET IT TO A SHOP...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1990 Buick Park Avenue Electra 3.8L engine
HI FRED,YOUR OIL PRESSURE SWITCH IS LOCATED BY EITHER BY OIL FILTER OR IN THE REAR SIDE OF ENGEINE BELOW THE POWER STEERING PUMP... THEY DO Make A SPECIAL SOCKET TO REMOVE THE SWITCH.. BUT A THIN WALL DEEP SOCKET WILL WORK...HOPE THE IS HELPS YOU,,TOM.....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1995 olds. silhouette start up problem
HI HACHIKO,,OK IF YOU EGR VALVE IS STUCK OPEN THE ENGINE WILL NOT IDLE..I WILL STALL AS SOON AS IT TRIES TO IDLE. BUT IT WILL START WITH A BAD EGR VALVE...THE FACT THAT WHEN YOU TURN THE IGN TO CRANK AND THE ENGINE CRANKS OVER WE KNOW THE BATTERY IS OK..IF...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
HI TIM,, THIS CAR HAS A BLOWER MOTOR MODULE CONTROLLER..IF YOU SAY THE FUNCTIONS ON THE DASH ARE RESPONDING AS THEY SHOULD BUT THE MOTOR SPEED STAYS THE SAME,I GOING WITH THE MODULE..I THINK ON THIS CAR IT IS NEXT TO THE BLOWER MOTOR ITSELF,UNDER THE PASS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 2000 Buick Regal
HI CECIL,LET ME THINK I THIS A WHILE I WILL GET BACK TO YOU LATER IN THE DAY...HANG TIGHT,,TOM.. OK I HAD SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS. THIS TO ME SOUNDS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Buick regal
MORN NORMAN, THIS ENGINE SHOULD FIT WITH NO PROBLEM YOU WILL NEED TO SWITCH OVER ALL THE SENSORS ETC HOWEVER...BUT MY BEST ADVISE TO YOU WOULD BE TO CALL YOUR LOCAL BONE YARD AND ASK THEM THE SAME QUESTION..THEY HAVE ALL OF OF THIS INFO ON THERE COMPUTER SYSTEM....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 olds cutlass stationwagon electric window failure
HI DAVE,,WELL BEFORE WE RIP THE DOOR PANELS OFF TO CK FOR POWER AT THE MOTOR..2 THINGS COME TO MIND..CAN YOU GET AT THE MAIN SWITCH ON THE DRIVERS DOOR ?? OF COURSE YOU CAN..CK FOR POWER ON ANY OF THE BIG RED WIRES GOING TO IT WITH THE KEY ON. I SUSPECT EITHER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: What does this mean
HI TREECE,THE SHIFTER PROBLEM SOUNDS TO ME IF THE SHIFT LINKAGE AT THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR IS LOOSE,OR THE CABLE THAT SHIFTS THIS INTO GEAR IS STRETCHED..I WOULD GET THIS LOOKED AT BECAUSE IT MAY BREAK ON YOU AND THEN YOU WOULD NOT BE-ABLE TO SHIFT THIS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: How to program a new ignition switch
HI EDGAR,,THAT IS BECAUSE THE THEFT SYSTEM IS NOT READING THIS KEY..VERY SOON THIS CAR WILL NOT START FOR YOU AGAIN...I GUESS MY NEXT QUESTION IS WHY DIDN T YOU GET THE CORRECT KEY AND ING LOCK CYLINDER FOR THIS YEAR CAR ??? I WOULD SUGGEST GETTING THE CORRECT...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: wiper problems
GOOD MORN WILLIAM, WELL ONE OF THE REASONS I DO THIS ALL EXPERTS IS TO KEEP MY SKILLS UPDATED WHEN I RUN INTO NEW PROBLEMS..I HAVE TO SAY I HAVE NEVER RUN INTO THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM BEFORE !! BUT I CAN TELL YOU I WOULD GRAB A TEST LIGHT AND CK WHEN THE WIPER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3.3 oil pan, batterry, buick century
batterry, buick century, hard job: hi pete first raise and support the car.diconect the batterry....remove the starter........remove the oilpan bolts......... remove the pan ......clean the block very therally.buy the best gasket you can or may use rtv blavk sealer.if you use sealer put a 14...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3.8 / 3800 engine swap, buick v6, rod bearings
buick v6, rod bearings, balance shaft: Hi,Dave The interchange can be done,problem is the 95 3800 uses a balance shaft were the 88 3.8l does not,this could complicate the swap because the engine will have a vibration issue,what about putting a set of rod bearings and a new oil pump,as long...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3.8 la Sabre cuts out during exceleration, vacuum leak, vacuum lines
vacuum leak, vacuum lines, pitch changes: Hello Gary, That is the typical sound of a vacuum leak, and is not normal. The hoses are probably cracked, and you are exagerating the leak when doing that. Great find. That could be your sole problem. I would recommend replacing all the hoses. I have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3.8 with a rough idle, vacuum leak, cam sensor
vacuum leak, cam sensor, soap and water: hi john,well the way we test for vac leaks is very effective but very dangerous.and a lot of caution must be used,as in this can cause a fire or explosion.but try this,take a spray bottle with soap and water and spray along intake and base gaskets all places...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 350 and 400 gm trans., shaft extension, tail shaft
shaft extension, tail shaft, drive shaft: hi john, well the only diff is the 400 has a longer tail shaft extension because it has a longer mainshaft .since it is a much heavier trans.yes the yoke is exactly the same you can have your shaft cut down to fit.it will be worth your trouble ..please take...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3800 ENGINE, 1995 buick riviera, buick riviera
1995 buick riviera, buick riviera, nician: Without performing all of the previous said test procedures you could replace parts forever before you ever found your problem. i can t think of one thing that sticks out as being the most likely faulty component. If this vehicle has a MASS AIR FLOW...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 3800 with Supercharger, electrical wiring harnesses, cutlas
electrical wiring harnesses, cutlas, engine compartment: Your looking at replacing EVERY electrical wiring harnesses in the engine compartment as well as in and under the dash for the computer. What are you going to do about emissions inspections as it will NEVER PASS. I STRONGLY discourgae this complex never...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 4 x 4 GMC Sonoma - 2002, gmc sonoma, torque load
gmc sonoma, torque load, foreward: Are the tires worn about equally, front and rear, or are the rear tires considerably different wear-wise than the front? If they are worn unequally, there could be a torque load building in the transfer case, causing the hard shift out of 4X4. Try coasting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 75 Hurst Olds t-tops, 1975 hurst olds, olds cutlass
1975 hurst olds, olds cutlass, rv place: hi karen, cool car, yes the best thing to do is this go to a rv store and look at all the weatherstripping they have.i am sure you will find the seal you need .you will have to cut to fit.another option but more pricey is a place that installs sunroofs and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 82 LeSabre, proper illumination, twilight sentinel
proper illumination, twilight sentinel, sentinel system: Hi Mark, I would guess that car has the twilight sentinel system, and I don t know much about it, but I believe it needs the module replaced. Don t just get one, though. See if you can find someone with some experience on the system to be sure. Va...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 84 Buick overheating, upper radiator hose, buick century
upper radiator hose, buick century, fan motor: Hi,Debbie The thermostat is located at the engine near the intake,if you follow the upper radiator hose to the engine the hose ends at the tstat housing,remove the 2 bolts to the tstat housing and the tstat is located under that,if the tstat is stuck it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 85 Olds - Fuel problem (?), olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, typical cause: hi frank.well typical prob.not sure today there is one lol.but let,s give it a shot .your car ran fine before the alt prob after you have a f i problem.probably when you had a alt prob.you also had a low voltage prob ,which means something electrical that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 86 Buick Century computer?/Ignition?/Fuel System problem?, fuel pressure gauge, suction strainer
fuel pressure gauge, suction strainer, crank sensor: Hi Dan, I think your description was just dandy. I would like a fuel pressure gauge connected to the car, and then go for a ride, and see if the pressure stays up where it belongs. I am thinking of a vacuum forming in the fuel tank and keeping it from allowing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '86 Olds Calais V6, vacuum line, spherical object
vacuum line, spherical object, vehicle computer: Hi Coby, See if you can turn the engine over with the fan belt, like at the alternator, or the crankshaft. I don t know that the vacuum and cranking problems are related. Your engine may be seizing up, or the starter could be worn out. Why it would crank...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 86 Oldsmobile Ciera- Starting Trouble, oil pressure switch, oldsmobile ciera
oil pressure switch, oldsmobile ciera, dielectric grease: I would say it is due to the choke needing adjusted. The petroleum jelly may be a dielectric grease. I assume they all have it? There is a choke heater circuit that is operated by an oil pressure switch, but grounds under one of the rivets on the carb I...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 86 olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass ciera, electric fuel pump
olds cutlass ciera, electric fuel pump, fuel pump relay: Yes, the electric fuel pump is in the fuel tank. Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at the gas cap opening. 4. have the other person turn the ignition switch to the ON...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 86 olds ninety-eight, e mail address, clutch assembly
e mail address, clutch assembly, albuquerque new mexico: OK, We have been rebuilding transmissions for well over 25 + years and really need to know WHAT transmission you have in the vehicle. Is the vehicle a FRONT or REAR wheel drive ?. We also need to know what MODEL transmission is in it. WHEN was the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 0ods cutlas ciera trans fluid out top of tras dip stick, pan gasket, strawberry milk
pan gasket, strawberry milk, air bubbles: I guess you have checked to see if it is overfilled? Here is what I think. This is nice clean looking fluid, but just with a lot of air bubbles? If so, did whoever replaced the pan gasket, replace the filter also, and use a NEW seal? I am thinking the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87' 3.8 olds (buick) 34# fuel pressure, throttle position sensor, digital volt meter
throttle position sensor, digital volt meter, vacuum leaks: Hi Dave, That system uses a pump and regulator to maintain 28-36PSI. I would say your 34 PSI is just fine, so pump and regulator are not the problem, nor the filter. With good spark and good fuel pressure, I would next check for vacuum leaks. The EGR valve...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 Buick Riv intermittent starting problem, buick riviera, little squirt
buick riviera, little squirt, car fires: hello luanne this is weried it should bring up the gas fromm the this is in the fuel geting up to the throltle body that vould be the problem or it could be carb. and i would take off the gas line and turn the key to see what kind of flow of gas you are geting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 buick electra 3.8l eng, exhaust gasses, buick electra
exhaust gasses, buick electra, solenoid valve: Hi Keith, The IAC screws into the front, or side of the throttle body. There is a plug with two or three wires connected to it. It is near the top of the throttle body, and can usually be cleaned from the intake, after the air cleaner hose is removed, but...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 buick lesabre will not start, fuel pressure gauge, mass airflow sensor
fuel pressure gauge, mass airflow sensor, buick lesabre: Hi Jason, I would check the fuel injector fuse, and check at the injectors to make sure they have power. Then make sure the ecm is pulsing the power. You may want to pick up some Noid lights to check for injector power and pulses. Is the pressure around...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 buick lesabre will not start, fuel pressure gauge, mass airflow sensor
fuel pressure gauge, mass airflow sensor, buick lesabre: Jason I dont think its the crank sensor,reason being is that you are getting spark and injector pulse,if a crank sensor failed you would not get either,what has me curious is spark rate,you tested the spark and had good spark,now when you saw the coils...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 buick lesabre wont start, neutral safety switch, blown fuses
neutral safety switch, blown fuses, buick lesabre: There is a neutral safety switch on the steering column, above the brake pedal. The ignition switch is another possibility, as well as loose wire connections, and the starter itself. I d check for blown fuses first, then start checking for voltage getting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 chevy truck, air control valve, vacuum leak
air control valve, vacuum leak, chevy truck: Hello Perry, I would want to check the fuel pressure and make sure it is maintaining about 13 PSI, especially during those episodes. And check for a vacuum leak, especially in the brake booster. You are sitting there holding the brakes applied. Try shifting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 ciera engine trouble 2.5L, valve cover gasket, vacuum hoses
valve cover gasket, vacuum hoses, gm tech: Hi Andy, I would check the fuel pressure, and probably change the filter. Check the vacuum hoses for leaks also. Any chance there is water in the gas tank? When you change the filter, catch about a pint of gas in a real clean glass jar, and let it sit....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 cutlass cruiser, fuel flow, o ring
fuel flow, o ring, cutlass: Hello Dominick, 87 is just when things were shifting from carburetors to fuel injection, and you didn t mention what yours has. If it has a carb, then the float is apparently stuck, or there is some trash in the needle and seat, not allowing the fuel flow...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 electra died after resuming cruise, crank sensor, blown fuse
crank sensor, blown fuse, loose wire: Hi James, Sounds like the area I would try. I m sure there is a way to test it, probably with an ohm meter, but I m really unfamiliar with the proceedure. See if you can find a Motors manual, and look the proceedure up. There are other things that would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 jimmy, jumper wire, gmc jimmy
jumper wire, gmc jimmy, pickup coil: I really don t think it would be the ECM. I would check the ignition wire supplying power to the coil, and make sure it has 12 volts. I assume you already checked the plug wires, and are probably checking that spark with a jumper wire to ground? Other...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 oldsmobile ninety eight (fuel injecter relay)?, camshaft position sensor, oldsmobile ninety eight
camshaft position sensor, oldsmobile ninety eight, fuel pressure regulator: Hi Aaron, The only relay associated with the injection system is the fuel pump relay, but you can skip that since the fuel pump is running. The ground side of the injectors is operated by the ECM. It uses the crank sensor signal to know when to inject, so...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 87 Park Avenue rough idle when cold, compression test results, hesitation problem
compression test results, hesitation problem, bosch platinum: The BEST way to tell which valve is sticking is to remove the spark plugs, and install an adapter, like a compression tester, with an air hose connector in it, and connecting air to it. The firing order is needed, because you need to get whichever cylinder...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '87 R10 with 305, vacuum leak, chevy pickup
vacuum leak, chevy pickup, egr valve: 87 is in the time when carburetors were used. Do you happen to have one? If you have fuel injection, I would still check the pressure to make sure it is up to spec. Especially if you can have it connected when it dies. A gas cap not letting air into the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Buick Regal 2.8L V6 auto..., mass air flow, low oil pressure
mass air flow, low oil pressure, pressure coolant: Mike Though a MAF can cause idle problems,usually high idle speeds is caused by either an intake leak or and IAC motor,the Idle Air Control motor on the throttlebody gets carbon on the pintle,thus it is unable to move to the proper position and control...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Buick Regal 2.8L V6..., electric cooling fan, wheel bearing
electric cooling fan, wheel bearing, compressor clutch: Hi Mike, Sure, the noise could have been from the right side. Are you sure it isn t the fuel pump? As for the compressor, not enough info for me to say from here. What you suggest is possible, or it could be inside the compressor. If that car has an electric...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Buick Regal Stalling Problem, electronic engine control, alternator belt
electronic engine control, alternator belt, auto wrecker: Hello Jim, The hot alternator may just be because it is working, which places a heavy load on the engine. The load could cause an engine that would run without a load, to be working harder than the fuel supply will handle. I would check the fuel pressure...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Buick regal 2.8L V6, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, cutlass supreme: Hi Mike, The sputtering sounds fuel related to me, like a dirty filter or injectors. I would test the pressure, but just replacing the filter and adding some injector cleaner to the fuel tank might fix it. A vacuum leak could also cause it. Clean the EGR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 buick scylark 6cyl., temperature gage, coolant level
temperature gage, coolant level, coolant: Hello Jerry, The temperature gage is supplied voltage from a fuse, and a temp sender completes the circuit to ground, depending on the temp of the coolant. Several things will make it work intermittently. One is a loose fuse, wire connection at the gage,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 century 2.5 4 cyl, main bearings, throttlebody
main bearings, throttlebody, leak check: hi john..hmmm the prob really sounds like a vacum leak check all of gaskets that can leak vacum,(intake to head gasket) base gasket) under throttlebody)after you check for a vacum leak at these points and are positive they are sealed and the right gaskets...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 cutlass ciera, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, knock sensor: WHY don t you give me this information when you FIRST ask for help ????. it has already been unplugged, i also had a matco tools scantool hooked up and it shows a problem with the knock sensor when it stalls, but shows everything is fine while it is running....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 cutlass supreme 2.8L won't stay running, vacuum leaks, egr valve
vacuum leaks, egr valve, crank sensor: Cool, multiport in an 88. Try one more thing. You mentioned a MAP code. MAP is manifold absolute pressure, which is vacuum. That code could be because it is actually measuring low vacuum. The EGR valve, if sticking open, could cause that. But there...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 cutlass, scan tool, hi lee
scan tool, hi lee, autozone: Hi Lee, Is the check engine light on? The missing cap could have set a fault code, and put the ecm in Limp-In mode. That is a code that should clear itself, but go to Autozone, and have them read the codes with a scan tool,(Free), and then clear them for...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 delta not starting, throttle body injection, exhaust stroke
throttle body injection, exhaust stroke, compression stroke: Hello Jesse, Throttle body injection? or does it still have a carburetor? If injected, can you hear the fuel pump running in the tank? Have you tried dumping a little gas down the intake throat? Are you positive the camshaft and crank were correctly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Lesabre after extended idle will barely run, rush hour traffic, radiator cap
rush hour traffic, radiator cap, coil pack: Hello Buddy, WOW!! Great description of symptoms, and for sure, a wierd problem. Your mention of the fuel gauge associated with the engine problem makes me think you might possibly have a wire connection problem. My thoughts were first the ground connection...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Olds Ciera Won't Start, crankshaft damper pulley, crankshaft position sensor
crankshaft damper pulley, crankshaft position sensor, oldsmobile ciera: Hi John, First, I would like to know if the engine cranks over, that is, turns with the starter. If so, and you think the rattling was from near the front of the engine, I would look near the crankshaft damper pulley, and see if there is a crankshaft position...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 olds cutlass cierra engine noise, crankshaft damper pulley, cutlass cierra
crankshaft damper pulley, cutlass cierra, 1988 olds cutlass: Hello Dion, 88 may still have a heat riser valve in the exhaust manifold, and they would rattle now and then. Other exhaust pipe rattles from touching the frame are a possibility. Rattles inside the catalytic converter. I have heard rattles due to a loose...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 olds delta 88, canister purge valve, vacuum leak
canister purge valve, vacuum leak, vacuum control: Hi Ken, Normally, I would say a whistle like that would be a vacuum leak, but I would expect it to whistle more at idle. Could it be the alternator? There may be some vacuum control solenoid, like for the EGR valve, or the vapor canister purge valve that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 88 Skyhawk tough to start when cold, fuel pressure regulator, buick skyhawk
fuel pressure regulator, buick skyhawk, gm dealer: hi paul,the ignition timeing on this car is adjusted by the cranksensor and when warm timeing is also adjusted bye a knock sensor.but i think this car has a dist ,so the initial timeing would be adjusted the same manner as the older ones bye turning the dist,however...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 88 olds royal wont fire, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pumps
fuel pressure regulator, fuel pumps, fuel filter: hi todd, well the cold is hard on all parts but mostly fuel pumps and sensors.so the next time you try and start it cold .try this turn key on key off for 3 second intervals.three times.if car starts easier then you have a weak pump or a bad fuel pressure...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 BUICK LESABRE RUSTED FUEL LINE, buick lesabre, gm dealership
buick lesabre, gm dealership, start car: hi ad.yes there is a cheaper solution,and the dealer would never tell you this.because they know the right way is the only way you can warranty anything..but here is what you do go find the bad spot on the line cut it out use a tubeing cutter a cheap one will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '89 Buick LeSabre 3.8L V6 won't crank, buick lesabre, screw driver
buick lesabre, screw driver, coil pack: Could possibly end up needing a new module, but I would get hold of a manual...even a Motors, or Mitchell, and do some troubleshooting, and testing. Make sure the coil pack is getting power. Check the fuses, also. You can read manuals in the public library...refference...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 Buick Park Ave. Brake Motor, buick park ave, justine
buick park ave, justine, cousins: hello justine no. 1 i have never heard of a brake motor but here is a number you can call for any part u need it is 585 637 5000 they will ship to you tell them petes rebuld shop told you to call for a better price . good luck to u hun you have a pretty...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 buick century fueling promblem, oil pressure switch, crank sensor
oil pressure switch, crank sensor, buick century: Hello Andrew, If the pressure stays up till after it dies, then fuel pump is ok. Possibly lack of injector operation. Crank sensor signal to the ecm is needed for injection. The ECM is usually behind the right kick panel, or under the seat, but they are...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 buick lesabre just quits, fuel pump relay, buick lesabre
fuel pump relay, buick lesabre, dash lights: You have to determine if it is getting any spark to the spark plugs first. Then check your fuel pressure with a gage. Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at the gas cap...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 buick lesabre, mass airflow sensors, fuel injection cleaner
mass airflow sensors, fuel injection cleaner, buick lesabre: Actually, it didn t show as a link, but copy and paste it and it will take you to a temp sensor discussion. http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=1366279 Here is another site for a different item, but one that you may find interesting....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 buick lesbre, electric fuel pump, fuel pump relay
electric fuel pump, fuel pump relay, starter fluid: Most probable cause is the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank has expired and requires replacement. Very common fault. autohelp Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 buick regal 2.8 liter v6, outflow side, fuel pump relay
outflow side, fuel pump relay, buick regal: HI CAROL,AND TY FOR CLEARING THINGS UP.WHAT IS HAPPENING IS A FUEL PRESS REGULATOR PROB.AND YES IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO USE THE METHOD WHERE FUEL SPRAYS.THE FUEL PRESS REG HAS A SPRING IN IT ,UNTIL THE PRESSURE REACHES 45 PSI.THE SPRING WILL NOT OPEN THEREFORE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 Cutlass Ciera - Trouble starting/very rough, 89 cutlass ciera, vacuum seal
89 cutlass ciera, vacuum seal, relavence: hi melissa,hmmmm well ,i hate to say it but the guys at the office have misinformed you,but don,t be too hard on them they were trying to help.the transmission and the fuel system are not connected at all so repairs to one or the other would have no relavence...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 Cutlass Cierra - windows & battery, cutlass cierra, jumper cables
cutlass cierra, jumper cables, repair history: Hi Tina, Something, possibly a glove compartment light, or under hood light, probably stayed on, and drained the new battery. Use some jumper cables, and see what happens. This link might help. http://electric.articles.mbz.org/battery/drain/ Va...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 cierra 3.3, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi Ted, That is a toughie. I would start by checking to see if there is spark when it won t run or start. Then I would check the fuel pressure, even though it has a new pump. Crank sensor could sure be the problem. Without a crank signal, the fuel pump...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '89 cutlass ciera, 89 cutlass ciera, crank sensor
89 cutlass ciera, crank sensor, coil pack: Hi John, Yes, it could be the ignition module, but it could also be a loose wire connection, the crank sensor, a bad ground, or a bad ignition switch. Make sure power is getting to the coil pack with the switch in run. www.autozone.com has access to some...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 Olds 98 Regency Brougham AC/HTR FAN MOTOR Blows Continuously, climate control, fan motor
climate control, fan motor, brougham: The A/C POWER MODULE has shorted out and this puts the fan on full speed. You will need to contact me at: onlineautohelp@msn.com In order for me to provide you with pictures and and electrical schematic to find and fix your problem since this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '89 Olds.cutlass ciera, olds cutlass ciera, coil windings
olds cutlass ciera, coil windings, olds cutlass: Hello John, Find the connector to the control module under the coils, and find the pink/black wire. It should be hot with the ignition switch in run, and supplies power to each of the coils. The control module then completes the circuit to ground. I...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 olds brakes, flex hoses, wheel speed
flex hoses, wheel speed, disc brakes: Hello Ernie, To me it sounds like there is a lot more travel in one wheel cylinder, or a restriction in a brake line. The travel could be in the left rear wheel, causing the right rear to grab earlier. Could also be in the front, but since the front disc...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 olds ciera ecm fuse blows, olds ciera, ciera
olds ciera, ciera, ecm: Hi Earl, In the 89/90 period, there is a little difference in the wire diagrams, that depending on which part you follow, that fuse could be feeding a cooling fan delay relay. See if you have a relay marked fan delay, and remove the relay. It might have just...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 olds cutlass won't start, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, crank sensor: Since you seem to be pretty well versed in automotive diagnostics and test procedures, I can provide you with a diagnostic chart and all the electrical schematics for your problem. However, You will need to contact me at: onlineautohelp@msn.com ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 olds, crankshaft sensor, scan tool
crankshaft sensor, scan tool, crankshaft: What fires the injector is the ECM completing the ground. I would trace that wire from that injector back to the ECM, and check continuity of the wire, and condition of the connections. Then, if the wires are good, a scan tool connected would be able to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 oldsmobile cuttless ciera, fuel pump relay, dash lights
fuel pump relay, dash lights, gas tank: Do this test when you think the fault is going to occur. Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at the gas cap opening. 4. have the other person turn the ignition switch to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 Rivi not warming up and blows cold air only, buick riviera, guages
buick riviera, guages, rivi: hey brian,wow this is strange,at 133 degrees the t stat should not even open at all.possibly cooling fans are stuck on.do you hear them running all the time.try turning heat completely off does temp rise.possibly a bad tekmp sensor.as the riviera has a thermostat...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89 Riviera Ignition, body control module, moment of your time
body control module, moment of your time, steering wheel: hi nicole.the switch is actually located on top of the steering coloumn.there will be 4 bolts on bottom of coloumn.remove these steering coloumn will drop down to seat.you will see the switch there ..as far as the screen i have owned a few of these cars and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 89cherokee, auto shut down, computer hope
auto shut down, computer hope, time god: hi james,well this is going to be a tough one.i see you have been very theral in your troubleshooting.you are loseing power to the coil from the ignition.possible auto shut down relay.find this in your relay center.if not the relay possibly the wire under...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 90 3.8 olds stalling, coolant temperature sensor, egr valves
coolant temperature sensor, egr valves, throttle body injection: Hello Billy, If that has throttle body injection, the pressure needs to be 13 PSI...running or not. If it has a different type of injectio, the pressure will be more, like around 35PSI, but I would look it up to be sure. There are a few more things that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 90 buick century 3.3 V6: 2nd question, buick century, excessive fuel
buick century, excessive fuel, spark plugs: hi crystal sorry but busy work schedule has kept me away ,sorry so long in reply.ok here is what you have to do first take spark plugs out are they soaked with gas? if yes replaceall spark plugs or put them on a flame and burn all gas off them and reinstall..if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 90 buick lesabre, coolant temp, head gaskets
coolant temp, head gaskets, buick lesabre: hi john.well if you got this prob after you overheated the eng.could be a cpl things.first of all coolant temp sensor.they take a beating with eng overheat.and do control a lot of things like idle .change this first.if this don,t fix the prob john.i could...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 90' Olds Cutlas fuel pump, dash flashes, digital dash
dash flashes, digital dash, bettery: Hi Chuck, It sounds like a loose connection to me, and could be any one of several places. I would of course start with the bettery, then the fusible links. The connector through the firewall, and the ignition switch are close behind. The ignition switch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 90 olds 98 regency not starting, car wont start, test light
car wont start, test light, radio work: Once you have a test light, I can DRAW you pictures of where your starter is located and where to attach the test light to and how to test for battery voltage at the S terminal on the starter. However, BEFORE you purchase the test light, see if it will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 90 olds 98 regency not starting, starter solenoid, car wont start
starter solenoid, car wont start, positive cable: Hi Steven, With what seems to be your limited experience, you need to either take it to a mechanic, or have a mechanically inclined friend help you. Believe me, unless someone removed it, there is a starter there. Tapping on the starter has for years been...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Buick Park Ave., buick park ave, screw driver
buick park ave, screw driver, starter relay: Hello Josh, If we were talking about a non-passkey system, I would think ignition switch. Still could be, but I have no experience with the pass-key, so I don t know how it would affect cranking. It could also be a loose connection, like at the switch, or...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Buick Regal 3.1L Belt Tensioner, coolant levels, coolant recovery
coolant levels, coolant recovery, radiator cap: Hello Cassie, The only way to know if the coolant is really low, is to remove the radiator cap, and look inside the system. This should only be done when the car is cool. Then fill the radiator as full as possible. Add some to the coolant recovery tank if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 buick skylark, 3.3L, intake manifold gasket, skylark 3
intake manifold gasket, skylark 3, vacuum leaks: Hi,Jesse Overfilled trans fluid wouldnt cause a vibration at idle,i have seen a torque converter do this due to balooning,the converter was failing internaly,though i would look into other engine performance issues,such as vacuum leaks,intake manifold gasket...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 OLDS CUTLASS CIERRA S/6 CYL. FUEL INJECTED, cutlass cierra, olds cutlass
cutlass cierra, olds cutlass, dash lights: Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at the gas cap opening. 4. have the other person turn the ignition switch to the ON position ONLY so as the dash lights come on. Do NOT attempt...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Olds 88 climate control, blown fuses, fuse box
blown fuses, fuse box, circuit breakers: hi george, ironic that we spend all summer makeing them blow cold air and all winter trying to get them warm again lol.well george yes there is a relay for the heater.but first check the fuse box there will be a cpl of metal circuit breakers just switch them...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Olds Ciera trouble light, olds cutlass ciera, throttle position sensor
olds cutlass ciera, throttle position sensor, tps system: Hi Mike, The mode you are talking about is called the limp-in mode. When in that mode, sensor values are not used to calculate and change the fuel/air mixture. Like you said, default values are used. I would assume it is already in the limp-in mode when...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Olds Climate Control, blown fuses, circuit breakers
blown fuses, circuit breakers, fuse box: hi again george .well more then likely you have a problem with the bcm body control module or even with the acc controller.and possibly even the fan switch or switch panel.this is a complicated system and diagnoseing wil be hard ,but let,s give it a shot.remove...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91' Olds Cutlass Supreme 3.1L, olds cutlass supreme, egr systems
olds cutlass supreme, egr systems, egr system: If the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT is NOT illuminated on the dash then the CODE 12 you are getting is NOT a FAULT code caused by the EGR system. The code 12 has 2 DIFFERENT meanings. If the CHECK ENGINE light is NOT ON then the code 12 will be displayed ONLY 3 times...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 olds Cutlass Ciera V/6, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, heater cores: hi mc. no i would have to advise against the stop leak this time of year.the prob with stop leak is it don,t know the diff from a leak or normal flow .so it has been known to plug heaTER cores radiators and oil gallerry.s cheaper to replace h gasket lol.good...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 Park Avenue goes bump bump bump, front wheel bearings, cv joints
front wheel bearings, cv joints, rear tires: Hi Diana, Have you checked the condition of the tires for flat spots, and checked for bent wheels. You could rotate the rear tires to the front just to check that. If the problem remains in the front, wheel bearings are a possibility. Another remote possibility...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 91 regal poor air circulation, buick regals, poor air circulation
buick regals, poor air circulation, fan levels: Something is blocking the air. The air conditioner evaporator gets wet during normal operation, and if the car is used on dirt roads, dust will stick to that moisture, and cover it with dried mud, lint, leaves, pet hair, etc. All of the air, weather heating...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '91 Skylark cutting off, buick skylark, vacum
buick skylark, vacum, accelerator: hi danielle..well this could be a tough problem to find because it is intermittent.and i am not sure which engine your car has .but normally this is caused by a broken vacum line or iac motor idle air control mtr.i would try and check these first.ty billyma...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 achievafuel gauge bobbing, gas tank, plastic pan
gas tank, plastic pan, fuel light: Either the fuel sender n the fuel tank is faulty or in the gas tank there is what is called a BAFFLE which is no more than a plastic pan 12 square that is attached to the inside of the gas tank and occassionally this baffle comes loose and causes this problem....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick LeSabre, buick lesabre, selenoid
buick lesabre, selenoid, pressure tester: Hello Laura, First of all, the solenoid would not cause it to die, and if the starter cranks, the solenoid is good anyway. I would connect a fuel pressure tester where I could see it while driving, and see if the pressure stays up when it dies. Yes,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick Park Ave, buick park ave, fuse panel
buick park ave, fuse panel, emergencys: As I said earlier there is ONE flasher for the TURN SIGNALS and ANOTHER flasher for the emergency flashers. The emergency flasher is usually located in the fuse panel while the TURN SIGNAL FLASHER is usually located attached to or near the steering column...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick Park Avenue Won't Restart, buick park avenue, auto parts store
buick park avenue, auto parts store, hi ed: HI ED ,MOST LIKELY IGNITION MODULE FIRST SUSPECT OR SECOND FUEL PUMP OR CRANKSENSOR THESE ARE THE THREE MOSTLIKELY TO BE THE PROB.WHICH ONE WILL TAKE SOME DIAG .BUY A MANUAL FROM YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE ABOUT 12.00 OR SO AND IT WILL GIVE YOU DETAILED...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick Security System, fuse panel, correct signal
fuse panel, correct signal, exorbitant fee: Hello Deb, I just got my answer. A service manager suggested I contact a member who had posted an answer a while back for the same problem, but it was deleted so unscrupulous people wouldn t use it to steal cars. Here is the letter I got from member notcamero...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick Skylark - Head Gasket?, buick skylark, skylark 3
buick skylark, skylark 3, head gasket: Hi Tom, Sounds like you are doing everything right so far. I would leave the plugs out, and fill cooling system with water. Not antifreeze, but just water. If it leaks, you should find out pretty quickly. I wouldn t mess with the fuel system yet. If there...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick Skylark Stalls, buick skylark, coil pack
buick skylark, coil pack, coils: Hi Jeff, A coil pack usually consists of three coils on top of a control module. Each coil supplies the spark for two plugs. The coils themselves, at least on many models, are removable, and replaceable. If you had a single coil, and there is occasionally...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Buick skylark,3.3L, automatic, skylark 3, buick skylark
skylark 3, buick skylark, fuse box: Hi,Bob, Usually when the brakes are applied there is a noticable draw or dimming,this is caused by when all the lights on and maybe the heater or ac on,the load put on the alternator can be high,an example is ive seen draws with everything well above 50-80...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 buick century 3300 dies, throttle body injection, crank sensor
throttle body injection, crank sensor, buick century: Hello kenneth, The running out of gas thing would have me checking the fuel pressure, first thing. Depending on what type of injection system the engine has. Throttle body injection only needs about 13 PSI while running, but some of the other systems require...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 buick century fan, upper radiator hose, coolant recovery
upper radiator hose, coolant recovery, jumper wires: Hello Misty, The fan is operated by a relay, with power from a fusible link, probably located at the starter. The relay is energized by the ECM, according to engine temperature signals from a temp sensor. Any of those could be bad. One way to test the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 buick lesabre Blower control, fuse block, convenience center
fuse block, convenience center, buick lesabre: I think the relay will be in the convenience center, or fuse block. Probably be about an inch square, and there should be several of them. You can swap a couple to see if the relay is the problem, before buying one. Does absolutely nothing happen with...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 buick lesabre, neutral safety switch, buick lesabre
neutral safety switch, buick lesabre, measure voltage: Probably not the key, since all it does is turn the lock cylinder, which is connected to the ignition switch by a rod, about ten inches long, running down the side of the steering column. The actual ignition switch is down there, above the brake pedal. The...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 buick park avenue ultra..., buick park avenue, sentinel system
buick park avenue, sentinel system, battery car: Hello Luke, I don t know anything about the sentinal system, but I would think if it were turning the headlights on, the tail lights would come on also. I am wondering if your flash-to-pass switch, which is the headlight dimmer switch, might be bad. I know...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 buick regal odometer, digital speedometer, speedometer cable
digital speedometer, speedometer cable, magnet sensor: Hi Aaron, The speed signal comes from a magnet sensor on the trans for both. It goes to a buffer in the dash, which splits it out. In trucks, the mechanical odometer is operated by a little motor, and dirt seems to be the culprit that binds it up. I don...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Cutlass 3.1 V6 FWD Fuel Problem, vehicle stalls, pressure tester
vehicle stalls, pressure tester, drastic action: The high leak is for sure a possibility. Wouldn t pump air, but it would allow fuel to spray out inside the tank, rather than pressurize the injectors properly. I d connect a fuel pressure tester, and make sure the pressure is up to specs. It is also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '92 LaSabre transmission problem, buick lasabre, speed overdrive
buick lasabre, speed overdrive, many cars: hi kevin, sounds like either the cable from the trans to the eng neeted on the front of trans near the radiator.there is a square plug there unplug this drive car if does not do this then leave unplugged .and this is the most common probs .if these do not...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Lesabre barely running, scary noises, oil level
scary noises, oil level, mile trip: hi jeff,well you didn,t say anything about recent repairs so we will have to assume none have been.sounds like a real good tune up is in order here plugs wires fuel filter.it sounds like a pretty bad miss and a wire or plug would cause this.and the eng could...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 OLDS ROYAL 88, ELECTRICAL, fuse block, fusible link
fuse block, fusible link, jood: Hi Wes, Sounds like a fusible link under the jood may have blown. Acts just like a fuse, but looks like a splice in a wire. I don t know if that has an accessory relay, but it would be in the fuse block probably. You can swap the relays that are just alike...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Olds 88 Royale occasional no-start & dying, independent mechanics, jumper cables
independent mechanics, jumper cables, fuel pump relay: Hello Lee, A couple ideas. First, though, your mechanic did exactly what needs to be done. Intermittent electronic problems are probably the absolute hardest to work on, because when they are not happening, they just DO NOT exist. It is great that they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '92 Olds Achieva stalls/won't start, fuel pressure regulator, olds achieva
fuel pressure regulator, olds achieva, air control valve: Hello John, One would think fuel filter, but then, why wouldn t it cause the problem before shutting it off. No, I am not convinced fuel, although that is one thing I would check, is the fuel pressure. I am thinking dirty injectors leaking fuel, and in...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Olds Cutlass, olds cutlass, airbag safety
olds cutlass, airbag safety, steering wheel: Yes. This should help. http://www.fieros.de/en/articles/steering.html It s for a Fiero, but just about exactly the same. Yours will probably have an air bag. Go to www.autozone.com, and enter your vehicle information, and look up the airbag safety precautions....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Olds Regency Elite, windsheild wipers, air conditioner blower
windsheild wipers, air conditioner blower, drain tubes: The drain tube is out of the bottom of the heater/air conditioner blower housing. It is to allow condensation from the evaporator to drain outside the car. It may be against the firewall, under the hood, where the plastic housing bolts to the firewall, or...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Olds Toronado Trofeo Electricle problem, olds toronado, battery down
olds toronado, battery down, exact problem: Hello Chuck, The alternator may be fine on the bench, but the wire from the alternator to the battery, which probably connects to the starter stud actually, may have some resistance in one of the connections. If it goes through the firewall, and through...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Olds won't turn over, neutral safety switch, engine cranks
neutral safety switch, engine cranks, starter solenoid: I provide information on THREE different websites and the information pertaining to the fee is incorrect for this particular website, contact me at; onlineautihelp@msn.com. autohelp I have to put in alot of time and effort to provide more...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '92 Oldsmobile electrical problem?, dodge dakotas, air control valve
dodge dakotas, air control valve, chevytalk: Hello Michael, Sounds like either the idle air control valve, or low fuel pressure. I would unhook the battery for several seconds, just to see if that helps. I have seen Dodge Dakotas that if the battery went dead, and was recharged without disconnecting...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight, oldsmobile ninety eight, brake fluid
oldsmobile ninety eight, brake fluid, power steering: Hello Jenifer, Sure it is brake fluid leaking? If so, your luck could be bad, but during the work on the power steering cooler, a brake line may have been damaged accidentally, and just not noticed. I would ask the person who did the work to see if maybe...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 Oldsmobile Stalls, cutlass ciera, vacuum leak
cutlass ciera, vacuum leak, vacuum hose: Hello Ken, Two things I can think of right off. First, a vacuum leak. Any chance a rodent chewed a vacuum hose. Another possibility is the egr valve, if it is sitting on a piece of carbon, that will act like a vacuum leak. It can, and should occasionally...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 olds 88 dies # of times, vacuum leaks, liter v6 engine
vacuum leaks, liter v6 engine, air control valve: Hi Melissa, I would run some injector cleaner through the fuel tank. Also, clean the idle air control valve, and the EGR valve, and make sure there are no vacuum leaks. Check the brake booster for vacuum leak also, since you have the brakes on when it is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 olds CS starting problem, cutlass supreme, negative cable
cutlass supreme, negative cable, 1l: Hi Melissa! first things first, i would make absolutely sure that my cables were clean and tight. make sure that the negative cable is clean and tightly secured to the engine block. also, there is a jumpstart post, very important to be clean and tight. if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 olds CS not starting, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, starter solenoid: Hello Melissa, If it is really draining the battery every night, a parasitic drain test has got to be able to find it. Have you tried disconnecting the battery at night, and seeing if it would start in the morning then? Trunk light, glove compartment...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 olds ciera fuel pump?, tank fuel, gas tank
tank fuel, gas tank, dash lights: Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at the gas cap opening. 4. have the other person turn the ignition switch to the ON position ONLY so as the dash lights come on. Do NOT attempt...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 oldsmobile cierra, pressure gauge, fuel pressure
pressure gauge, fuel pressure, oldsmobile: Hello Christina, Isolate weather it is spark related, or fuel related. If there is no spark, an intermittent heat related open in the coil or ignition module would be where I would look. If there is spark, I would test the fuel pressure. I would actually...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 oldsmobile won't start, coolant temp, oldsmobile 98
coolant temp, oldsmobile 98, front wheel drive: Hello Benjamin, I would test the coolant temp sensor. See this: http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1685353&an=0&page=0#Post1685353 A temperature induced intermittent open is a possibility, but I would expect it to be dying, rather...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 92 regal power window, circuit breaker, rivets
circuit breaker, rivets, moron: Hello Asim, The motor has a built in circuit breaker that trips when it reaches the end of travel. When they get worn, replacing the motor is what is usually required. That usually requires drilling some rivets, and replacing them with bolts. Pretty hard...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 Bravada stalls out, coolant level, local bridge
coolant level, local bridge, bravda: HI BILL.LOL YES FIND THAT BRIDGE.I WILL TELL YOU BILL GREAT JOB WITH YOUR EXPLANATION AND YOUR DIAGNOSTICS.AND THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED PROBLEM.CHECK FOR VAC LEAK ...FUEL PRESSURE SHOULD MAINTAIN 60 PSI.SURGING NOT NORMAL FOR THIS PRESSURE FLUXATION THOUGH..REALLY...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 Buick LeSabre, buick le sabre, buick lesabre
buick le sabre, buick lesabre, transmission fluid: Hello have him check where the line goes in to the the tranny this is a common place and he should have replaced the lines when he did the job if he did not that is why it is leaking . good luck to u hun and u have a pretty name and please rate my serivice...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 Buick Lesabre hesitation, buick lesabre, caskets
buick lesabre, caskets, gasket: hello nelson if you have a 3.8 this is a common problem it is the intake gasket it is a high price he wants . my shop i do it for 500 . so i would shop around. for a better price. and what parts have to be changed? Good luck to u and if u need more...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 Buick Lesabre Limited Edition /3.8 /6 cyl/140K, leaky hose, buick lesabre
leaky hose, buick lesabre, wheel cylinder: HI COULD BE A LEAKY WHEEL CYLINDER, MASTERCYLINDER, THE ABS PUMP COULD BE BLEEDING THROUGH, A LEAKY HOSE, CALIPER ....YOU SHOULD TAKE IT TO A LOCAL SHOP AND HAVE IT CHECKED. BRAKES ARE NOT SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH. MOST SHOPS (MEINEKE, MIDAS, PEPBOYS, FIRESTONE,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 Buick Regal 3.8 electrical, buick regal, auto parts store
buick regal, auto parts store, electrical test: Older version alternatore required excitation from the light in the instrument cluster to turn the alternator on, then the regulator took over. if the bulb was burned out, it wouldn t charge. See if the light comes on when the ignition switch is turned on,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '93 Buick Roadmaster fan won't shut off, buick roadmaster, frame rail
buick roadmaster, frame rail, roadmaster: Hello Nichole This is a bad fan relay . It is under the hood on the front frame rail. they just on plug when you here the fan shut off once you pull the relay then you know you have the bad one. Good luck to you hun and u have a pretty name please...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 buick misfires in overdrive, chevy lovers, spark plugs
chevy lovers, spark plugs, air filter: Hello Billy, I had the same symptoms on a 95 Olds. I am sending two links for a forum that I spend time on. The links are for this exact discussion. I am Fixitfox33 on that forum, so if you go to those two threads and read them, everything I say there is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 buick park ave, buick park ave, 1993 buick park ave
buick park ave, 1993 buick park ave, ecm: Hello Tammy, You happened to catch me while I was at the screen. I don t just sit here all day. My profile has a limit to how many questions it will accept a day, but if you need more info and I have reached the limit, you can just write me here. richard_vannatta@sbcglobal.net...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 buick stalls, degree thermostat, engine temperature
degree thermostat, engine temperature, carburator: You NEVER EVER install a LOWER degree thermostat in a computerized vehicle. What happens is that the engine temperature sensor is seeing a colder engine temperature and is emitting to much fuel into the engine thru the injectors thus causing the engine to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '93 Cutlass Ciera S, cutlass ciera, throttle position sensor
cutlass ciera, throttle position sensor, boat mechanic: Well, the injector isn t in the gas tank, but the fuel pump is. I assume that is what he changed. No bleeding necessary. I also assume he replaced it with the correct one. I would test the fuel pressure, and make sure the pressure regulator isn t bad. The...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '93 century water pump replacement, water pump replacement, radiator hose
water pump replacement, radiator hose, centurey: Hi,Josh Usually the water pump pulley is held on by 4 small bolts to the water pump drive,on the 3.3liters ive never seen the pulley pressed on,the only pulley that is a press on design is the power steering pulley,if in fact it is the water pump that...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 cutlass ciera cranks but won't start, cutlass ciera, tcc solenoid
cutlass ciera, tcc solenoid, torque sensor: If you can SMELL gas look for a leak under the vehicle within the fuel lines. Fuel pump test: 1. Get yourself a helper. 2. remove the gas cap. 3. have one person listen in the gas tank at the gas cap opening. 4. have the other person turn...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 lesabre with hesitation in the acceleration, excellent cars, tune ups
excellent cars, tune ups, buick lesabre: hi jeff.lesabres are excellent cars ,and when i see one most of the time i only do tune ups.you have never had problems with this car.if you want this pattern to remain follow these simple instructions.put good wires on car not cheapies.new plus a/c delco.....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 lesabre knocking at idle, engine torque, knock sensor
engine torque, knock sensor, cross member: Check under the car, to see if anything has been bent, like a cross member, causing part of the exhaust sustem to touch the body. It is also possible for the engine torque strut to be worn, and allow the same thing. Set the parking brake real well, and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '93 Olds 98 coolant leak, head gasket leak, coolant hoses
head gasket leak, coolant hoses, coolant leak: HI DOUG, YES THIS ENG IS EQUIPPED WITH WATER COOLED TB. THESE HOSES CAN LEAK AND THE TB CAN CRACK .REMOVE TB YOU WILL SEE WHERE HOSE COMES IN ONE SIDE OUT THE OTHER .PRETTY SIMPLE AFTER YOU REMOVE.ANOTHER POSSIBLE CAUSE IS A INTAKE GASKET LEAK.A HEAD GAsket...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 Oldsmobile 88 fuel leak, oldsmobile 88, gas tank
oldsmobile 88, gas tank, steel line: Hello Ricky, That would be hard for me to say, not being able to see it. On fuel injected engines, with the pump in the tank, that pressure, if on the supply line, can be a little higher than you might want to trust to just a hose clamped on a steel line....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: i have a 93 olds 88 with 3800 moter, egr valve, scan tool
egr valve, scan tool, fifteen seconds: Hello Cindy, For one thing, the codes stored in the ecm need to be cleared after repairing the problem, weather the egr valve was the problem or not. Then if it returns, you go from there. In many models, you can unhook the battery for about fifteen seconds,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 olds 88 starting probs, pressure gage, watt converter
pressure gage, watt converter, car wont start: If the fuel pump pressure is to LOW it will not have enough pressure to open the fuel injectors or provide enough fuel VOLUME to make the engine run. You need to put a pressure gage on the fuekl system and check the pressure and check the fuel volume. You...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 olds achieva, oil pressure switch, olds achieva
oil pressure switch, olds achieva, fuel pump relay: the fuel pump fuse remains without battery power until you turn ON the ignition switch at which point the fuse will receive battery power for 2 seconds and the go back to reading no power. once the engine starts the fuse will have battery voltage at all...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 olds cutlass supreeme, spark plug wires, olds cutlass
spark plug wires, olds cutlass, spark plug: You can check for spark at any of the spark plug wires, just like an older model. If there is no spark, the module can be checked at about any parts store, but would need to be removed. Make sure there is power to the distributor before removing anything,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 93 roadmaster, light fuse, light dims
light fuse, light dims, dash light: Check your owners manual, and see what else is protected by that same fuse. Then connect a test light across the fuse terminals, rather than a new fuse. The light will glow brightly. Then start unhooking all that it controls, including the connector in...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Century electrical fire 3.1 v6, radiator support, buick century
radiator support, buick century, positive cable: Hi Bill, The battery ground cable should connect directly to the engine block. Clean and tight. Those smaller wires to the fenders or radiator support are not heavy enough. I would check the positive cable real well. It may have rubbed through the insulation...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Century Stalls upon stopping on full tank., purge valve, vacuum leak
purge valve, vacuum leak, vacuum hose: It is possible the vapor recovery canister is getting saturated with raw gas, and when the purge valve opens, it is flooding the engine. A vacuum leak is another possibility, but the full-tank symptom sounds more like the other. See if there is liquid fuel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Lasabre, fuel pressure regulator, bbl carb
fuel pressure regulator, bbl carb, fuel injection systems: You can handle it. Go to the public library, in the refference section, and read thru the service manuals for that car, as well as some of the generic manuals, like Mitchell, and Haynes. Make copies of the pages that will help you the most. This isn...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '94 Buick LeSabre 133K, torque sensor, vacuum line
torque sensor, vacuum line, buick lesabre: hi rich,well sounds like lockout torque sensor may be failing.try this there is a 4 wire plug on side of transclosest to radiator.this is the torque sensor unplug this see if still does this if not torque sensor is bad but if shifts ok and you don,t want to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Regal, 3.8 starts but dies, oil pressure switch, engine oil pressure
oil pressure switch, engine oil pressure, fuel pressure regulator: Hello Rick, I would like to know for sure if the fuel pressure remains at 40 to 45 till AFTER it dies, or just at the same time that it dies. There is an oil pressure switch that runs the fuel pump after engine oil pressure reaches 4 PSI. I honestly am...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Regal brake lights trouble, power door locks, amp fuses
power door locks, amp fuses, inline fuse: Hello Karen, That wire is probably one of the fusible links, and should be replaced with a fusible link, or an inline fuse of the correct size, probably 30 Amp, but I m not sure. Then I would remove the rear turn signal bulbs, and make sure they are not...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Regal Rear Disk Brakes, caliper piston, disk brakes
caliper piston, disk brakes, buick regal: hi roy. no do nothing with abs.here is the trick.use a c clamp.keep pressure hold the clamp and turn the caliper .you must keep pressure on the piston as you turn.very tricky.if this don,t work remove bleeders while useing this method.if neither works calipers...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '94 Buick Skylark 4 cylinder, torque converter clutch, buick skylark
torque converter clutch, buick skylark, tank van: Hi Sam, A couple ideas. First, if it seems to be locked in gear, and wanting you to keep going in stead of stopping, I would suspect the torque converter clutch is staying locked. If it just seems to be running out of fuel, try removing the gas cap to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Buick Skylark Turn Signal Flasher, buick skylark, turn signal flasher
buick skylark, turn signal flasher, olds cutlass: Hello Cliff, I would look for a round aluminum flasher, but it could be plastic. I have seen blue and black ones. I think it will have only two terminals, positioned in the shape of an L , but it could have three. Remotely possible it could be square,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 buick century, exact diagnosis, buick century
exact diagnosis, buick century, change oil: You ONLY change the oil TWO times a YEAR ?. The oil and filter need to be changed every 3 to 4 thousand miles or every 3 months. You are not keeping up with your normal maintenance and are neglecting the vehicle s needs. You need to have a FULL COMPLETE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 buick le sabre- 300 code?, buick le sabre, crank sensor
buick le sabre, crank sensor, coil pack: hi rick.i saved your question for last because this is a tough one sounds like to me spark plug wires are misfireing.they need replaced.you said you had ecm checked.the bad thing about a bad computer is it is hard to believe it .sometimes the part that registers...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 buick regal not starting, coolant temperature sensor, oil pressure switch
coolant temperature sensor, oil pressure switch, fuel pump relay: Hi Greg, By Turn Over ...do you mean it won t even rotate the crankshaft, or do you mean it cranks over, but won t hit a lick? If you mean the second scenario, you may need a coolant temperature sensor. See http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=1366279...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Century 3.1 ignition/starter???, air flow sensor, backyard mechanic
air flow sensor, backyard mechanic, second cup of coffee: Hello Mary-Ellen, If there is no cranking, just a mild click, then the air flow sensor is not the problem. It only measures the air after the engine is running, and actually warmed up. its signal has nothing to do with cranking or starting. I would check...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Cutlass Ciera S Trunk, cutlass ciera, coat hanger
cutlass ciera, coat hanger, autohelp: Behind the back seat rest is a cardboard panel that can be removed and using a coat hanger and a flashlight you can see the RELEASE ROD at the trunk lock to open the trunk. You must have a real incompetent locksmaith in your town as if I had access to the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Cutlass Supreme will not start, cutlass supreme, cables and wiring
cutlass supreme, cables and wiring, battery cables: Yesterday I said that light should come on, but I believe I was mistaken. I was thinking you were talking about the check engine light, and then I got knocked off line, and couldn t return. If you have a chip in the key, try a different ignition key. This...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 caprice&76 chevy malibu, chevy malabu, camaro z28
chevy malabu, camaro z28, chevy malibu: Hi,Sam. On your caprice mirror question,there is no differance in the replacement and repair of the mirror,use the same repair method as what the manual states,the only differance between the 2 is the heated mirror has 2 wires plugged into the glass portion,just...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 cutlass won't start, security light, cutlass
security light, cutlass, fuses: hello first try to reset the compuiter by takeing off the pos cable . it could be the seruity causeing this most time it is . and this is in the compuiter give it a try and let me know what happens leave pos cable off for atleast 3 min please rate my serivice...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '94 LeSabre 3800, knee panel, autozone
knee panel, autozone, eric jones: hi eric,wow i am impressed with your knowledge. and if your car is not a very late 94 as in past 6 of 94 then you can access the codes however 95 and up all have obd which you will need the help of a scanner.under the dash you will have a diagnostic connection...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Lesabre Issues, crank sensor, lesabre custom
crank sensor, lesabre custom, control switch: hi robert, well let,s see the heat is controlled bye vacum motors under the dash each time you make a change in your hvac a seperate vacum motor will open or close a different heater door.since the defroster and the floor work this tells us there is vacum...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Olds Cutlass Ciera 6 cyl 301L, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, goose neck: HI CAROLYN AND TY FOR WRITEING.YES MOSTLIKELY YOUR T STAT IS BAD.MOST CARS ARE SIMPLE THIS ENGINE IS A LITTLE MORE COMPLEX .IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR UPPER RADIATOR FROM THE RADIATOR TO THE ENGINE.YOU WILL SE A PART ON THE END ,THIS IS COMMONLY CALLED A GOOSE NECK...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme Doors stuck shut, olds cutlass supreme, child safety locks
olds cutlass supreme, child safety locks, olds cutlass: hello suzanne what you want to do is get in the back seat and remove the door panel from the inside then slide the latch back then the door will open . and you can make your repair . good luck to u hun and if u need more help just let me know and u have a...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Olds Silhouette control arm bushings, control arm bushings, haynes manual
control arm bushings, haynes manual, rocker arm: Hi Rick, Sometimes the upper bushings can be driven out with a muffler gun,(air impact chisel), while on the car. But the special tool is a press. If you remove the A arm, you can probably drive them out with hand tools. Get a new bushing and look at it....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Olds sillhoute 3.8 engine, clutch assembly, compressor clutch
clutch assembly, compressor clutch, air conditioning compressor: Hello Suree, In the literature I could find, which covered several types of compressors, they all had ranges like 13 to 22 thousandths, or 18 to 25 thousandths. I didn t have specific lit for your vehicle, but I would immagine that if you get it pretty close...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 olds 88 headlight switch and instr cluster, haynes manuals, salvage yards
haynes manuals, salvage yards, dash lights: hi bob.good judgement most of the powered options in your dash are 5 volt ckts.12 volts would certainly damage things.as far as a schematic bob haynes manuals readilly avail at any parts store.will have what you need..i am not sure if you have a digital dash...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '94 olds running rough when decelerating, throttle position sensor, air control valve
throttle position sensor, air control valve, vacuum leak: Hello Ralph, Idle air control valve would be the first thing I would check, and just clean it with spray carb cleaner. Don t even need to remove it. Then the EGR valve. it should be cleaned occasionally anyway. it can close on some carbon, and then act...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 park ave troubleshooting, buicks, fuel filter
buicks, fuel filter, park ave: hi dave ,well this could be so many things,i guess we should start with the easy stuff.sounds like fuel to me .first fuel filter.is the check eng light on when the key is on eng off?? yes you can have a bad ecm and no codes.but usually no check eng light...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 Regency Electric Windows, rear windows, electric windows
rear windows, electric windows, fire wall: HI CLIFF, IF YOU ARE SAYING NO POWER TO THE MOTOR MEANING YOU HAVE REMOVED THE PANEL AND CHECKED AT THE MOTOR.THEN YOU HAVE A HARNESS PROB.BUT IF YOU HAVEN,T AND YOU HEAR A CLICK OR BUMP WHEN YOU PRESS THE SWITCH.TRY AND PRESS THE SWITCH AT THE SAME TIME POUNDING...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 94 roadmaster cooling fans not working, coolant temperature sensor, coolant temp
coolant temperature sensor, coolant temp, fuel mix: Hello Metrik, Roadmasters are out of my league, but the fans are controlled by relays. I would say the one that comes on when the a/c comes on, is probably working correctly. It will come on whenever the compressor is on. I really don t know if there is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Achieva transmission problem, gasket seal, sensor plate
gasket seal, sensor plate, torque converter: If the fluid is NOT the normal color that it is supposed to be and is actually BROWNISH in color this is the first sign of an impending transmaiision failure. Possibilities are: 1. Faulty pressure sensor plate in the transmission. 2. Faulty shift solenoid(s)....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Aurora died wont start, 1995 olds aurora, google search
1995 olds aurora, google search, olds aurora: Hi Greg, By plenty of gas....did you actually test the pressure? Assuming the fuel pressure is staying up where it needs to be, I would check the EGR valve to see if it is sticking open on some carbon. That will act like a large vacuum leak...which is exactly...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick Century, buick century, abs light
buick century, abs light, warning lights: hi jay. this stuff is fairly simple your abs light.to fix the abs would most likely be expensive and would have to incorporate a computer somewhere down the line.but to get the light off no prob remove the panel.pull the bulb or simply put black tape over...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick LaSabre clicking sound, buick lasabre, idler pulleys
buick lasabre, idler pulleys, ac compressor: Hi,Jackie Though i cant hear the noise i can only guess as to what your describing,if its a bearing noise in the engine compartment and its close to were the belt is,it could be an alt bearing noise,also ive seen the ac compressor make a noise simular to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick LeSabre - Horn Problems., wheel hub, buick lesabre
wheel hub, buick lesabre, pad area: I have seen this numerous times. What is happening is that the contacts at the horn buttons on the steering column are to close together and when the horn pad heats up during the day the contacts touch thus setting off the horns. What I do to test it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick PA (57000 miles) engine dies, heater fan, fan motor
heater fan, fan motor, twenty times: Hello Bob this sounds like you have to much curent goimg threw the heater switch or fan motor . i would get a diagnostiac test on the wireing and heater fan and switch so you can be sure where the problem is this way u wont br replaceing every thing and costing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick Park Ave. won't start when hot, buick park ave, selonoid
buick park ave, selonoid, control computer: hello pete glad to here it worked out for you. the starter is complete when u buy it it is some what tight i know this but you work from the fron . it is not as bad as it looks . the only thing is what u want to watch when you drop the starter . the wires...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick Regal Dies while driving on freeway?, gm cars, buick regal
gm cars, buick regal, knowhere: Hello cindy This is common problem in Gm cars . it is the crank senser it is on the honmanic ballancer will not show up in a diagnostiac test . You spent a lot of money neax time ask me . The price of the crank senser is 35 dollors 100 to install . please...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick Regal Starting Problems, oil pressure switch, engine oil pressure
oil pressure switch, engine oil pressure, fuel pump relay: Great info David, The fuel pump has two circuits to supply power. The relay, and also a backup circuit, which is an oil pressure switch. As long as there is engine oil pressure, that switch supplies battery voltage directly to the pump. Sounds like your...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick Riviera ABS/Traction, 1995 buick riviera, electrical schematics
1995 buick riviera, electrical schematics, buick riviera: I can probably provide you with electrical schematics but you will need to contactme at: meperganfortis@msn.com In order for me to send you some electrical schematics and pictures related to your problem. This website is NOT mine and I am only a VOLUNTEER...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Buick Riviera ABS/Traction Light On, 1995 buick riviera, buick riviera
1995 buick riviera, buick riviera, abs brake: hi susan.this is a very common prob in the winter.when you lose traction due to snow or ice.if you have that stuff where you live.the same sensor that runs the abs also runs the traction control.if a sensor is bad the abs won,t work and the brakes will work...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 buick 3.3, buick regal, autorepair
buick regal, autorepair, fuel filter: Hello Dave, Here is a link to a page I Googled. http://autorepair.about.com/cs/fuelinjection/a/aa030301a.htm It is a good description of sensors, and how they work. The TPS is on page 2. Read his article, and then click on some of the links he has....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 buick century, crankshaft position sensor, damper pulley
crankshaft position sensor, damper pulley, aldl connector: Hi Tim, I don t know exactly where the change took place, but I have a 95 Olds, and it has the OBDII, which is what I think you have. Prior to OBDII, they had the ALDL connector under the edge of the dash, where you could jump from A to B, and count the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 buick lesabre ECM problems?, buick lesabre, weird problems
buick lesabre, weird problems, pressure tester: Hi Brandon, Before replacing any expensive parts, get a new fuel filter, and borrow a fuel pressure tester from Autozone, and make sure the fuel pressure is where it should be. I believe about 45PSI on that, but literature with the tester should say. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Century V6 - Stalls at 1,500 RPMs, throttle positioning sensor, loose wires
throttle positioning sensor, loose wires, oil service: hey paul ,well we have eliminated a fuel delivery prob fuel pressure is normal.so now we are back to a definate elec prob.well paul normally when you have a kinda weird or unusual prob like this it ends up being the ecm or computer.or cranksensor you will...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '95 century cruise control, light bulbs, abs light
light bulbs, abs light, hi bob: Hi Bob, Cyclops....cool name. Thanks for the update. Let me tell you....it is not in any book I have been able to find, and very few people have ever heard of it. Dealerships want to replace the ABS unit, cause it causes the ABS light to come on in...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 LeSabre check-engine light, dirty fuel, pressure tester
dirty fuel, pressure tester, absolute pressure: Not much to go on there Chris, but both of those conditions drop the vacuum a lot, so I won t be surprised if your code indicates MAP sensor problem. Doesn t mean the MAP sensor is bad. It could be just fine. MAP=manifold absolute pressure, which is vacuum....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Olds 88 oil leaks, oil pressure sending unit, pan gasket
oil pressure sending unit, pan gasket, oil leaks: Where exactly is the oil pressure sending unit? The oil pressure SENDING UNIT is usually located right next to the oil filter. Go to any auto parts store and purchase a new one and this will show you what you are looking for. How hard is it to replace...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brake Lights, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, cutlass supreme: Hello Andrea, Replace the turn signal flasher. Check the connections at the steering column, where the wires from the turn signal lever connect. Make sure the emergency flasher button isn t partially depressed. Apply it, and release it a few times. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '95 Olds Cutlass shift problem, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, decrease tension: HI MARY TY FOR WRITEING.WELL THERE IS A CPL THINGS HE CAN CHECK.THE FLUID IS CERTAINLY IMPORTANT BUT NOT USUALLY THE PROB.THERE IS A CABLE THAT COMES FROM THE TRANSMISSION AND GOES TO THE THROTTLE BODY SAME PLACE THE CABLE FROM THE GAS PEDAL GOES.THIS CABLE...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Olds Windows won't work, circuit breakers, fuse box
circuit breakers, fuse box, fusible links: hi allen,well you must make sure you have power at the circuit breakers.this will confirm no prob behind the fuse box.next check all fusible links under the hood near the batt or on the starter. another thing to make sure is that you have a good ground going...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Oldsmobile Achieva - cooling, coolant temperature sensor, head gasket leak
coolant temperature sensor, head gasket leak, oldsmobile achieva: HI JR, That burning antifreeze reeks of a intake manifold gasket leak, or a head gasket leak. That coolant has got to be going somewhere. And the fan is controlled by a relay, operated by the ecm, from signals from a coolant temperature sensor. Normally...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 olds cutlass, 2.2L 4cyl, olds cutlass, slip hook
olds cutlass, slip hook, guide tube: hi bob .and yes too all your questions.this repair only takes a half hour so you can expect one hr labor the part will prob high of 4o.oo.yes you can drive it to a mech there is no pressure there.and as far as replaceing it it is simple.unhook the cable from...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass supreme, neutral safety switch
olds cutlass supreme, neutral safety switch, olds cutlass: Hello Gerald, By The car won t turn over ....do you mean the starter will not rotate the engine, or do you mean it turns the engine, but the engine won t START? My definition of turn over, or crank over, is the starter thing. So, if yours is cranking...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 Park Ave water in no 3 cylinder, buick park ave, head gaskets
buick park ave, head gaskets, head gasket: Hi Andrew, Head gaskets and intake gaskets both could be the problem. A compression test might help isolate it, or compressed air connected to the spark plug hole. If bubbles come through the radiator, a head gasket is leaking. If not, I would suspect...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 park ave starting problems, buick park ave, batt cables
buick park ave, batt cables, starter relay: HI TROY,SOUNDS MORE LIKE A BAD CABLE OR CABLE END ON EITHER POS OR NEG CABLE.THERE IS NO RELAY OTHER THEN THE IGNITION SWITCH,BUT SINCE THE LIGHTS ARE DIMMING THE SWITCH IS SENDING POWER TO THE STARTER.SO IF YOU ARE SURE THE STARTER IS GOOD THEN BAT AND CABLES...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 95 regal dies for no reason, buick regal, service engine soon light
buick regal, service engine soon light, loose wire: Hello Cindy, You could have a temperature induced intermittent open in an electronic device, You could also have a loose wire connection. Here is another possibility that would be extremely cheap to check out. If the gas tank is having a vacuum form inside...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '96 Buick Century, bump in the road, fusible links
bump in the road, fusible links, buick century: There are some fusible links, which ar like fuses built into the wire. Usually they are on the battery cable terminal of the starter. make sure the cable is bolted on tight, and check those links. They just look like a piece of wire spliced in. Sometimes...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '96 Buick Skylark GranSport engine/Cooling, buick skylark, coolant temp
buick skylark, coolant temp, head gasket: Hello Adam this sounds like a bad head gasket it is triping the senser and u might get to reset for a day or to but i have sean it before it is time as you say to ditch it it is a nice car thoe but it will be a money factory to put up with hope i have explained...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 buick century anti lock brake light, dashboard lights, speed sensors
dashboard lights, speed sensors, wheel speed: Hello Justin, It could be just a loose connection somewhere. Wheel speed sensors, etc. I have also seen it happen when the stop light bulbs in the rear window were burned out. There is a switch on the brake pedal that needs to be checked too. Va...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 buick century window motor, olds cutlass, plastic ribbon
olds cutlass, plastic ribbon, buick century: Hello Kathy, I have a 95 Olds Cutlass, and remember that warning about drilling a hole and locking the spring....but the motor and gearbox didn t contain any spring, and I doubt yours does either. Take a trip to the public library, and go to the refference...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 buick no heat, radiator hoses, buick lesabre
radiator hoses, buick lesabre, box move: HI BILL,DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL WHAT A CONCEPT LOL.THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED DESIGN.WHICH INCORPORATES NOT ONLY A ECM BUT ALSO A BCM BODY CONTROL MODULE.WE CANNOT DIAGNOSE WITH OUT THE HELP OF ASCANNER TO TELL EXACTLY WHICH PART OF THE DCC.BUT I CAN YELL YOU...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 buick lasber, brake warning light, brake master cylinder
brake warning light, brake master cylinder, master cyl: Hi If the RBWL (Red Brake Warning Light) ONLY is on, then there is either a low fluid in brake master cyl., emergancy brake warning (could be wiring issue) or a pressure problem detected by the proportioning valve. If it is on IN CONJUNCTION with the ABS...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 buick regal ignition switch, air bag deployment, torx screw
air bag deployment, torx screw, wheel nut: hey john, pretty easy first disconnect neg batt cable.don,t forget this or possible air bag deployment.remove airbag screws behind steering wheel.unplug the plug for bag and horn.remove steering wheel nut.pull wheel. usually you can grab both sides of wheel...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 dodge Intrepid, dodge intrepid, bad water
dodge intrepid, bad water, pluged: hello hun this could be a bad water pump or pluged rad. or a badhead gasket . I would have it checked out in a shop they will not charge to to check it and then you can make the repair . if the fan is runing then it is good . the fan relay is bad it is by...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 GMC Jimmy, v6 vortec, timer module
v6 vortec, timer module, vin code: Hi Ted, First make sure they are not turned on by the light switch. If not, then one of the wires to a door switch may be rubbed through or pinched, and touching ground. It wouldn t blow a fuse, because that is the way the system works, they complete the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 grand am shifting problem, google search, grand am
google search, grand am, google: I don t know the answer, cause I don t know what an ETS light is for, but it is puting the ecm in a limp in mode, and that is probably why it doesn t shift right. I am going to do a Google search for pontiac ETS light in a minute....you should do the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 Lesabre cuts off, port fuel injection, oil pressure switch
port fuel injection, oil pressure switch, pressure surges: Hello Cherie, I would get a fuel pressure tester, and connect it so I could watch the gauge while driving. The pressure needs to stay up within specs. I believe you probably have Multi Port Fuel injection,(MPFI), so the pressure should stay between 28 and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 lesabre cutts off, intermittent faults, buick lesabre
intermittent faults, buick lesabre, water in the fuel: Intermittent faults are very diffcult to diagnose. Try a can or 2 or DRY GAS or similar product in the fuel tank just in case their is some water in the fuel tank. Next I would suspect that the throttle plate is dirty and needs to be cleaned out. this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 Olds 88 parking brake, debby, mechanic
debby, mechanic, parking lot: Hello Debbie, If you are good with your hands, there is no reason you can t fix it yourself. It is possible one of the rear cables broke, or the front cable, or just an anchor. Depending on what it is, but you can replace anything a mechanic can replace....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 Oldsmobile Aurora Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light, oldsmobile aurora, dry pavement
oldsmobile aurora, dry pavement, abs light: HI GLENN,WINTER AND ABS ,WHAT A CONCEPT LOL.WELL WE KNOW ABS MEANS ANTI LOCK BRAKES BUT WHAT THE MANUFACTURERS DON,T TELL YOU IS THEY ARE ONLY ABS ON RAIN OR DRY PAVEMENT BUT ICE THEY COULD NOT MAKE THEM WORK PERFECT FOR THESE DRIVEING CONDITIONS BUT HEY TWO...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 olds ciera,3.1L rough idle, crank sensor, head mechanic
crank sensor, head mechanic, diagnostic computer: Hello David the dealer teling you this is wroang i would go a good shop and i know they can put ot on thire diagnostiac test .if you have troulble finding a place in your area u let me know and i will find you a place. please rate my serivice pet...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 olds ciera sl skipping?, olds cutlass, ac delco
olds cutlass, ac delco, harry mason: hello harry if they are ac delco plugs this is your problem i have had a lot of troulble with them in the past they have ben junk if not try changeing them if still same problem u could get a diagnostiac test . to check tps . please rate my serivice pet...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 olds ciera, fuel pressure regulator, accell
fuel pressure regulator, accell, olds ciera: hi jeff, and ty for the compliments we try hard. well this is a difficult problem but sure sounds like this dude is loseing fuel pressure on accell.if so fuel pressure regulator will fix it.but may be a weak pump .i would try the regulator.good luck billyma...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 olds pass. window, jumper wires, circuit breaker
jumper wires, circuit breaker, casey: Hello Casey, That is pretty much the symptoms of a motor that needs replacing. There is a self resetting circuit breaker inside each motor, that trips at the end of travel. It is not repairable, and just does what yours is doing when they wear out. You...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 96 Riviera, cooling fans do..., sensor water, temperature switch
sensor water, temperature switch, ac compressor: Your most likely fault is the TEMPERATURE SWITCH which monitors engine temperature an turns on the fan at approx 220-240 degrees. Autozone has one listed as a WELLS # TU178 for $17.00. This is a singlw GREEN wire connector on the sender. This is also known...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Achieva ignition, intake air temp, fuel mileage
intake air temp, fuel mileage, p0300: Hi,Scott. Yes a P0300 is a cyl missfire,the code is what as known as a generic fault for a cyl missfire,the PCM{powertrain computer}knows the engine has a missfire but is unable to determain which cyl has the missfire,later years have the capability to see...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '97 Achieva instrument indicator lites, indicator lites, chiltons manuals
indicator lites, chiltons manuals, battery cables: Hi,Scott :) im glad we got one problem handled,but now we got another,now you know what i go through on a daily basis :) Ok,on the IPC problem{instr panel cluster} try disconnecting both the pos and neg battery cables,with the cables disconnected touch...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Achieva instrument indicators, sorry ed, achieva
sorry ed, achieva, better days: Hi,Scott It sounds like,if all the ckts are good,voltage and ground are good,we did the battery/IPC reset,and its still having a problem,sounds like the IPC{inst panel cluster} has seen better days,at lease we tried without having to replace it,but thats...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Aurora A/C, service req, shaft seal
service req, shaft seal, battery connections: Hi,Peter Usually service req and date not avail,is caused by the BCM not the PCM,also faulty battery connections will cause this also. On the ac problem,either you have a refrig leak or a failing compressor,ive seen many compressors both fail and also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Aurora Climate Control Possessed, body control module, climate control
body control module, climate control, flickers: HI PETER, YES POSSIBLY A BCM. {BODY CONTROL MODULE} THIS MODULE CONTROLS ALL THE EQUIPTMENT THAT IS NOT CONTROLLED OR NEEDED BY THE ENGINE.A FAILURE OF THIS MODULE WILL CAUSE SOME UNUSUAL ELEC PROBS SUCH AS YOU HAVE DESCRIBED.AS FAR AS THE SEAT THE SWITCH...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Buick LeSabre brake warning light, brake warning light, buick lesabre
brake warning light, buick lesabre, abs light: hi dave ,yes we get that a lot here in michigan also.the abs light will come on when the wheels slide.the sensors are supposed to stop the wheels from locking up and possibly skidding.but unfortuneately they cannot do this on ice .even if you don,t feel your...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '97 Buick Regal - Turn signal kills the engine, battery cables, buick regal
battery cables, buick regal, fuel gauge: That has just about got to be a loose connection, that is barely carying enough power for some systems, and as others are added, it is overloading. I would check where the wires come thru the firewall. The fusable links should also be checked. The ignition...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 buick lesabre, intake manifold gasket, head gasket
intake manifold gasket, head gasket, plug holes: Hello Damon, Quite often the click click is from a weak battery, or bad battery connections. But due to the loss of your coolant, I would probably remove all the spark plugs, and then with them out, crank the engine over. If coolant squirts out from one...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: my 97 buick lesabre, port fuel injection, throttle position sensor
port fuel injection, throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor: Hello Dwight, Here are some links that might help. There are a few things that could cause it. Low fuel pressure due to a dirty fuel filter, a bad fuel pump, or a ruptured hose inside the fuel tank, from the pump, could cause it. I would test the pressure,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 buick riveria, buick riveria, harmonic balancer puller
buick riveria, harmonic balancer puller, bolt holes: Hi You ll need a harmonic balancer puller and 3 (1/4 x28x4 ) (Quarter inch by 28threads per inch by 4inches long) bolts to screw into the harmonic balancer. The bolt holes are VERY SMALL and are USUALLY NOT centered in the access holes on the balancer. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Le Sabre Speedometer, speedometer needle, vacuum line
speedometer needle, vacuum line, rare possibility: IF you had a problem with the speed sensor, you would have received an illumination of the CHECK ENGINE light on the dash and the cruise control would most likely have NOT worked. Your problem is in most cases within the speedometer cluster wire connections...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Olds LSS door, plastic retainers, power mirror
plastic retainers, power mirror, rocket science: Hi Dan, I immagine the hole in the little aluminum inside handle is broken. I have done some grinding and drilling on them to make them work. As for the mirror, just dig in there, and you will find it is not any kind of rocket science. Removing the pannels...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Olds Regency Problem, load test, batteries
load test, batteries: I would be checking the battery to see if it is the problem, followed by checking all the connections. Be sure to have the battery load test performed on the side posts, if you are using a battery with both side and top posts. Or in other words, test the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 Oldsmobile Aurora, oldsmobile aurora, weekend car
oldsmobile aurora, weekend car, fuel pump: Hi Robin, Sure, it is possible. It amazes me they didn t suggest replacement of the pump while it was out. As a matter of fact, they normally replace the sender and pump as a unit. Ask them if they didn t. It is also possible the ground wire didn...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 olds 88 power loss, positive cable, baking soda
positive cable, baking soda, rubber coating: Hello Chris, You say the battery is fine. The alternator has nothing to do with it starting. It is only there to replace voltage used from the battery, after the engine is running. Sounds like you have had several instances of loose connection at the battery....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 olds 88, pressure test, fuel pressure
pressure test, fuel pressure, fuel filter: Gee Dranna, Could be any of a big bunch of things. Fuel filter comes to mind, but really, you need to isolate weather it is electrical or fuel, so a fuel pressure test would be recommended. I would want it connected before the problem, and left connected...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97 olds achieva oxygen sensor, olds achieva, oxygen sensor
olds achieva, oxygen sensor, lean condition: No worries an O2 sensor on your car won t cause you alot of fuss, as far as driveability, but it sounds like you have a rich condition or a lean condition causing it to remain in a fixed area rather than to fluctuate voltage, causing your insufficient activity....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '97 Pontiac Grand Prix GT ABS / Seat belt light malfunctioning, seatbelt light, pontiac grand prix
seatbelt light, pontiac grand prix, pontiac grand prix gt: Hi Faye, I have seen the ABS light stay on due to the stoplight in the rear window being out. Of course, there could also be an ABS problem, like a wheel sensor or wire loose. If the light stays on, then someone with a code scan tool should be able to recover...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: '97 Skylark check engne and ETS light on at same time, egr valve, vacuum leak
egr valve, vacuum leak, miss fire: The EGR valve is intended to be removed and cleaned. A dirty EGR valve, closed on some carbon, will act like, and in reality actually be, a vacuum leak. It could cause the codes, and cause it to run rough, or have low power and bad fuel economy. Va...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 97Olds88LS Heater Control, fuse box, rear defogger
fuse box, rear defogger, snowy morning: hi tony,well first let,s go back to pulling fuse and putting back in .this tells me there is mostlikely a bad connection behind the fuse box.possibly a wire not all the way connected orburned or broken .if this is all fine then suspect a problem at the heater...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 3.8l, crank shaft, electrical schematics
crank shaft, electrical schematics, fuel pump relay: Let s talk about the fuel pump system operation FIRST. When you first turn ON the ignition the computer energizes the fuel pump relay to run the fuel pump in the gas tank for 2 seconds. this pressurizes the fuel system prior to starting the engine. Once...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Buick Century fan heater only HIGH works, resistor pack, buick century
resistor pack, buick century, heater blower: Hello Darrin, The resistor pack is usually mounted on the heater/blower housing, with the actual resistors suspended inside the housing, so the air flow can keep them cool. Under the dash, behind the glove compartment is where they usually are. The...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Buick Lesabre heating problem, full size chevy, gm forum
full size chevy, gm forum, chevy cars: Hi Kevin, That is in an area that I don t have any experience, but if I were to guess, I would say a temp sensor in the dash would be where it might be. If you go to the public library, to the refference section, they have all types of manuals, including...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Buick Park Ave HVAC, buick park ave, dash vents
buick park ave, dash vents, dual zone: Hi Looking at the schematics and descriptions, the BEST advice I could give you would be to find a repair shop that will observe the HVAC data. The passenger side requested and actual data for the passenger side Temp door actuator. If it the requested moves...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Buick Park.Ave. trunk won't stay closed, buick park ave, screw driver
buick park ave, screw driver, metal face: hi kathie,and good job,you make the men who write me look really bad.lol. yes you will have to order from the dealer and yes they will have no prob aquireing it.when you replace it the trunk probably won,t close all the way down if not the bolts that hold...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 buick regal gasket, intake manifold gasket, head gaskets
intake manifold gasket, head gaskets, head gasket: If a head gasket is blown, the engine will usually overheat, or puke coolant out of the radiator. Should also miss. A compression test will show low in one, or two adjoining cylinders. If an intake maniflod gasket is leaking, it will normally just loose...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 buick regal gs no headlights, buick regal, thire
buick regal, thire, high beam: hello robert on tranny this could be a bad or going bad tourk converter i would have it checked with a tranny shop . on steraling coluim thire is a special tool it is best to bring it to a shop it is a head ace . and if you call most parts stores they...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Dodge 1500 ext cab 4x4 5-speed..., vacuum leaks, throwout bearing
vacuum leaks, throwout bearing, wheel bearing: Wheel bearing is a possibility, but there may be a weight in the fins of the rotor that moves around. Take the wheel off and look down in the cooling fins as you rotate it. Very possibly the throwout bearing, but changing it is the only way to stop it. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Intrigue Theft System/Ignition Relay, ignition coils, intrigue
ignition coils, intrigue, good luck: Hi The BCM will need to be configured for your vehicle. Be warned... If you purchased a new BCM and did the relearn without configuring, there is a risk that the new BCM MAY have been damaged and MAY not be able to be relearned, in which you ll need another...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 LeSabre Stalling, egr valve, driveability concerns
egr valve, driveability concerns, buick lesabre: hi jason.and thanks for such a theral explanation of of the driveability concerns on your vehicle.two things come to mind #1 egr valve will cause a stall or stumble and the drive time can be exactly the same .due to the heat of the eng temp will usually be...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Lesabre Custom, crank sensor, driveing
crank sensor, driveing, cobbs: hi jessica,well it is possible that this car is loaded up with carbon due to city driveing or a slow driver.and maybe a good run on the expressway wouldn,t hurt it.but really sounds like a fuel prob possibly fuel filter .when you start again when eng is cold...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 OLDs INTRIGUE/ Heat/Radiator, blown head gasket, transmission oil cooler
blown head gasket, transmission oil cooler, intake manifold gasket: Hi Jay, Possible that the heater core is leaking, but also possible the water pump, or some other part is leaking. You must be loosing coolant somewhere. If there is no external leak, and look real good, then it is going someplace else. Two places it can...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds 88 Blower/Keyless entry, heater blower, work lol
heater blower, work lol, keyless entry: HI KELLY.AND YES HERE IN MICH HEAT IS GOOD ALSO LOL. WELL YOU HAVE TWO DIFF THINGS GOING ON THE HEATER NEEDS A RESISTOR THIS WILL BE LOCATED NEAR THE HEATER MOTOR,MOUNTED ON THE HEATER BOX WITH 2 8 MM BOLTS.REPLACE THIS PART..AS FOR THE FOB.WELL MOSTLIKELY...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds Achieva No Power, olds achieva, electrical portion
olds achieva, electrical portion, achieva: If the key is PHYSICALLY STUCK in the ignition switch and you can t turn it to remove it this would be a clue as to a most probable fault with the electrical portion of the ignition switch located under the dash mounted on the steering colimn whereas it would...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds Bravada fuel pump troubles, olds bravada, gas tank
olds bravada, gas tank, major trouble: HI AUTHUR AND MARGARET,WELL THE FUEL PUMP ON ALL BRAVADA,S AND BLAZERS IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE GAS TANK.NOT THE OUTSIDE.BUT IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE IT IS POSSIBLE.REMOVE THE GAS TANK AND DISCONNECT THE FUEL LINES AND ELEC CONNECTION.REMOVE LOCKRING AND PULL...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: 98 Olds Intrigue/ Low Trac, cv joints, senser
cv joints, senser, tie rod: Hello Hun this is a senser it is on the axile front or the half shaft which is the front axile . bring back to the shop who changed the front axiles they can and will have to make it right for u. Good luck to u hun and if you need any more help just...

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...