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Buick Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Buick Regal
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick Enclave
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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...
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P0011 code....just missed factory warranty....should o get service @ dealership or local mechanic shop to save $.
P0011 means that the intake camshaft is more advanced than what the ECM has commanded. Typically, the mechanic would resolve this by checking the electrical connectors, wiring, or valve issues for the camshaft oil control valve for the engine's bank...
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after replacing oil pan gasket,low oil level light stays on, but oil level and pressure are normal?
Bob: Thanks for your inquiry. Oil level and oil pressure are measured using separate sensing systems. If the level sensing feature stopped working at the time the pan gasket was replaced, either the level sensor was damaged, not reconnected, or...
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Coast Replacing a fuel filter and a fan a fuel pump in 2002 Buick Regal
Hi...both of these services are available. To obtain an exact quote for the fuel pump replacement, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's fuel pump replacement service page. Similarly, to get an exact quote for the replacement of your...
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My battery saver active message came up on my car does this mean I need a battery or no?
Hi there. On a Hybrid vehicle, The Battery Saver Active message can appear on your driver information center (DIC) from time to time. In most cases, when the DIC displays this alert, that means that your battery has a low...
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I have a 2007 buick lacrosse my blower motor seized up and i replaced it but some thing else is wrong hvac fuse is good idk where
Was the blower motor resistor replaced ? It may be the problem. The function of the resistor is to regulate the amount of voltage to the blower motor in order to regulate the speed. If straight voltage was applied to...
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I have a 84 regal limited with a SBC 350. I just bought a brand new battery, but I do have a bad alternator that I'm about to repl
Hello. There are a few things I would check out first before you replace your alternator. The first thing I would inspect is any ground wire connections within the ignition system. Sometimes an ignition relay will have a faulty connection,...
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My transmission is shifting gears extremely hard.
Hi There, Generally, when a transmission shifts harshly as you describe, this indicates that it may be low on transmission fluid or potentially have a clogged transmission fluid filter prohibiting the flow of transmission fluid properly. This impacts the transmissions...
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Loud bang from front wheel and the wheel locks up in reverse. It didn't show signs of a bad cv shaft. binding or hub bearing?
Hitting a pothole can damage wheel bearings. Basically, the force of the impact causes the ball bearings to get driven into the bearing race and cause indentations in the race. Then the bearing eventually becomes noisy. You could have damaged...
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Engine shut off while driving
Electrical resistance increases with heat. Somewhere in an electrical circuit (ignition coil, fuel supply, etc.) the temperature reaches a point where the resistance creates a large enough voltage drop that the engine (controls) shut down. I would check the coil...
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Can Over torqued tie rods damaged rack
Hi there. This is a tricky question to answer. Is it possible - certainly. Can it be proved - unfortunately not. Anytime suspension or steering work is completed, it is recommended to torque all bolts and nuts to the correct...
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Water leak on the leff rear floor, 2000 buick lesabre it has 26000 miles
If there is no perforation in the sheet metal, due to rust for example, leaks like that you are describing are due to failed seals. Water can travel, so it takes a bit of tracking (back tracking) to find the...
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All my gears work but drive and 3rd gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing issues with the transmission. The first step to take is having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, and use them to help point you in the right direction. If...
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I have a 2004 Buick Century with 3.1 v6. The ac compressor will occasionally build high pressures and blow freon out. Also, the f
If the condenser fans are not working, that will cause the abnormally high pressure you are seeing. So, I would first check that possibility and if indeed there is a fault, resolve that first. Once the condensers fans are confirmed...
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Overheating vehicle
Hi there. Unfortunately, turning on the AC tends to accelerate an existing overheating problem on most vehicles. When the AC system is activated, it creates additional drag on the engine, making it work harder to produce the same amount of...
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Is it the trunk latch assembly or something else if you know the trunk has been closed , but the trunk open light in the instrumen
Hi Frank. This is a weird glitch that I've seen on some newer GM's. In most cases it's a faulty connection to the trunk lid sensor that will trigger the trunk warning light on the dash. However, I've also seen...
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I need to replace the harmonic balancer on my 94 buick. Is it ok to drive to go pick up the parts?
If the harmonic balancer is known to be defective, the only prudent course is to not operate the engine until the balancer is replaced. There are at least two risks: 1) the balancer could completely separate causing further damage; and...
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Shaking when braking.
What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads...
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what tools do i need to take off a 1999 buick lasbre starter
Hi there. Here are two bits of advice. First, if you are going to be completing more repairs than just replacing the starter on this Buick, purchase a service and repair manual for the vehicle as it will list all...
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Hello when i pump gas there is a strong gas smell and my car also shakes when i crank it upmy car smokes from the bottom when I t
If you are detecting a fuel odor, there is either a vapor leak (EVAP system), or a liquid fuel leak in your fuel system. To resolve that, the recommended service is a fuel leak diagnostic/repair. The smoke is from hot...
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I had my motor put in a different Buick rendezvous now it has a high idle?
Unless the vehicle you placed it in was an exact interchange for the specific engine, the vehicle's PCM might not be compatible which will cause all sorts of anomalies. PCM's vary from year to year and are matched to the...

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