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Understanding the Buick Oil Life System and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Buick Oil Life System indicates when and what service your car needs.
Buick Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you’re in the market for a used Buick vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Buick Dealership Certified
GM/Buick car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and GM.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick Verano
The 2012 Buick Verano is a near luxury sedan that is affordably priced with lots of technology and comfort that comes standard. The interior is covered in leather with a rich variety of...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Buick Lucerne
2011 marked the final year of production for the Buick Lucerne, a venerable full-sized sedan that offers ample room in the interior. The car was noted for the significant amount of interior space...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Buick Regal
The 2012 Buick Regal is definitely not the Regal of yesteryear you may have heard your grandparents fawn over. This mid-size sedan has a lot of modern features that start at the engine...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
Buick has entered the hybrid market in a big way with the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist model. It has all of the same great looks and features that you would expect from...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Over the past several years, Buick has returned to form when it comes to luxury sedans, and the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is a standout even when compared to some of the other big...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick Enclave
The 2012 Buick Enclave was created specifically for younger buyers and those with growing families who have a taste for luxury. The Enclave is available in four levels which include: base, convenience, leather, and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Architect
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The Best Used Cars to Buy for Towing Light Loads
Towing is tricky business and depending on the weight you’re dealing with, it really determines what vehicle is best for you. If it’s light loads you’re looking at towing, we’ve put...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Get Motion Sickness
For people that suffer from motion sickness, even on the shortest car trip, riding in a vehicle can prove to be unbearable. What’s great is that there are a number of cars...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Love Road Trips
If you love to travel, comfort is very important in a vehicle. You want a nice, quiet ride, comfortable seating, and enough room. We have evaluated several used vehicles, and...
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My Buick LaCrosse won’t start, the ignition starts but the engine doesn’t run
If the engine turns over rapidly, as usual, but it won't catch and run, there is usually a problem in the fuel or ignition system. There are some basic tests that you can perform to check for spark and fuel...
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Will the breaks of a 95 mercury marquis fit on a 98 buick park avenue
Hi Brooke. Thanks for contacting us today. I would strongly recommend against this, as although they might fit, they will likely have issues sooner than later. Brake components are those that should always be replaced with the recommended replacement parts...
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2012 Buick Lacrosse with eassist shut of when I come to a stop. I tried driving with gas and break to keep the engine running but
Except when operating your car during very hot, or very cold, weather conditions, with eAssist the engine is supposed to completely shut down at stops. Once the brake pedal is released, or you press the accelerator pedal, the engine starts...
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Just got both o2 sensors on my car changed but when I went to autozone the same code keep popping up. What should I do?
OBD-II trouble codes, including all codes that refer to oxygen sensors, do not constitute a diagnostic or identification of specific failed parts. Consequently, you cannot use the codes as the sole basis to replace vehicle parts. Codes are clues only....
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why does the car jerk when im driving? and also when i shift gears like from park to reverse and reverse to drive
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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I purchased a engine from a 2004 buick park avenue and plan to get installed in my 1997 buick park avenue what priblem may I have
The main problem in such a swap is the engine computers for the two engines you are referring to are not interchangeable. And, you cannot flash re-program your existing computer to work with the new engine because the two use...
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Headup display fading in and out
Hi TeeJay. Thanks for contacting us today. This is typically a computer software glitch with GM cars. It is also possible that an electrical relay is either damaged, has a loose electrical connection or even an electrical glitch behind the...
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P2097, P0420, P0008, P0430, P0420 codes on Buick Enclave. Is this really just the intake manifold gasket?
OBD-II trouble codes do not constitute a diagnostic or identification of failed parts. The print-out that you received should have stated, "the parts referred to in these trouble codes must be actually tested on your vehicle to determine which parts,...
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my rpm x 1000 gage is stuck on 7 and wont go back to 0
That might be a stepper motor failure. The gauge pointer is electronically controlled by a stepper motor. The stepper motors are soldered to the instrument panel circuit board and can be unsoldered and replaced. You can do it yourself, hire...
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My car is reading a code die evaporative emission system leak. But when I accelerate to 70 it will not speed up
The flashing check engine light signifies misfiring and the engine fault(s) causing the misfiring are probably related to the loss of power you are describing. Misfiring is potentially very damaging and so you should drive at a lower speed to...
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How long will it take my air mass flow sensor to wk right i have a 96 buick lesabre
Hi Dorian. Thanks for contacting us today. The mass air flow sensor itself is an on or off type of component, meaning it either works or it won't. It doesn't take time for the sensor to 'break in'. The issue...
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Hello. Just had a cat converter replaced yesterday, car drove fine on the way back home from the shop, drove to work ok, leaving w
Starters require a lot more current than interior lights and so it is possible that the battery is simply faulty. The battery should be load tested. If the battery passes the load test, yet the starter motor does not function,...
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Check engine light code is p0304 can I get a quote on fixing it
The cost to fix your car depends on the exact malfunction that has caused trouble code P0304 to set. P0304 is a misfiring code and that code can set due to multiple potential causes including faulty spark plugs, low compression,...
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Why do my rpms fluctuate when cruising and why do they do it when I start my car sometimes in my 2006 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8 little
This problem of erratic engine speed is often referred to as "surging" or "hunting". The causes include vacuum leaks and EGR system faults, a faulty idle air control (IAC) valve or circuit, faults in the fuel pump control circuit, defective...
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Is it okay to use 5w-20 in my 2004 buick lesabre
You can use 0W-30, 5W-30, and 10W-30. You cannot use 5W-20 oil in ANY operating conditions in this vehicle as the viscosity will be too low once the engine is warmed up. Page 5-15 of the LeSabre Owner's Manual contains...
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What do i need to fix based off the codes placed in details
Trouble Code C0050 refers to the right rear wheel speed sensor circuit. The code likely means that either the sensor is faulty or the interconnecting wiring is open, shorted, or there is a high resistance. Tests are performed on the...
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i have a 2008 buick enclave my car has the bucking and stalling what should be done
If there are air leaks in the air induction system (e.g., the snorkel) that allow unmetered air into the intake, that circumstance could cause the two codes, P0171 and P0174. In all case, prior to performing any diagnostic on an...
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I poured motor oil in my transmission can I drive it 5 miles to the repair shop
The engine should NOT be turned on. If you request transmission fluid/filter drain and replacement service, the responding certified mechanic will take care of this promptly right at your location without you needing to move the car anywhere. If you...
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Give my car gas to get it started then it hesitates to accelerate after stopping the vehicle
Loss of power on acceleration, as well as rough idle, can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing...
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Transmission has been slipping, now i have smoke coming from under hood, when i tried to drive to nearest mechanic it stalled out
The malfunctions that you have described are not "all" connected but there might be a relation between the hard starting and a faulty idle air control valve (if the valve is faulty; that remains to be seen and hard starting...

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