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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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