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Overheating
Hi There, This can be caused by a number of things in addition to your thermostat which has been replaced. You may have a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch...
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My engine was overheating and then it started making noise and not running right. 2005 Buick Rendevous
Hi there. If the engine was overheating to the point that it was making noise then you may have some serious internal engine issues. Since it is running poorly now the engine needs to be checked for any internal damage....
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Engine revs when I turn it on and doesn't go back down.
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speed, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes an excessive imbalance in the air/fuel...
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Steering failure after driving through deep puddle
This may not be a problem with the vehicle at all but a problem of running in deep water. The belt started to slip when the water got on the bottom pulley. The engine and belt is not designed to...
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I put Lucas fuel injector in the wrong place. Will it be ok if I don't drive and get the oil changed first thing in the morning
You did not mention where you put the injector fluid but I will guess you put the cleaner into the engine oil. As long as you get the oil and filter changed right away it should not do anything except...
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Hey I have a 2000 Buck Lesabre and I'm having some fuel issues I think
Fuel is a possibility but so is air induction particularly the idle air control (IAC) valve. The IAC valve may be sticking which would explain the first symptom you report which is everything was great until you simply put it...
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Transmission not shifting
Hi There, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you’re going down the road, the car’s computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle speed sensors and engine speed sensors. Based on...
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Transmission will not sift up from low
What you are describing may be 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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Battery dies overnight
You state the battery does not have a parasitic drain on it but battery is dead in a few hours tells me the battery cannot hold a charge. Have the battery load tested to see if it is able to...
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TPS failure
In order to find out the cause of the many failures you will need to verify the voltage to the sensor is no more than 5 volts reference. If the sensor return wire is getting shorted between the tps connector...
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Car will not start
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1996 Buick Park Avenue to not start. You have done great in replacing the battery and starter as these are the usual suspects when the vehicle won't start. There are a few...
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Will not start 1970 Buick
Hi there - the good news with classic cars like yours, is that the electrical systems are pretty simple for diagnostic purposes. I note that you didn't list a new ignition switch as one of the replaced components. A failing...
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I need some idea of why my car won't start?
A no start diagnostic performed by a certified mechanic will give you a definitive diagnostic based on your specific circumstance but broadly what you should look for is the following. First, make sure the gas is fresh. If old, it...
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Heater blows cool air instead of heat
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a heater core that is not functioning properly. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses...
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engine overcooling; engine fan always on!
Hi Alex....yes, that sensor could be a possibility but there are other components in the circuit as well such as relays (that can stick on) and, although not as likely, there are possible wiring faults that can cause continuous power...
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New battery, car still wont start even with jumper cables.
If the battery is new and fully charged, and you turn the key to the "start" position and you hear nothing that means that either the starter circuit supplying the starter motor (ignition switch, wiring, relay, fuse, etc.) has a...
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Tail lights are all not working. Car doesn't have a relay switch. All fuses are working.
Hi there. Without being there to physically inspect your Buick, it's hard to give you an accurate diagnosis of why the tail lights are not working. There is an electrical relay within the headlight switch that sends a signal to...
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08 Buick lacrosse leaning on the right side
Hi there. In most cases, when your vehicle leans to one side, it's caused by a bad or worn out body mount or a shock or strut that needs to be replaced. The best way to determine the source is...
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The car while driving just dies on me and now can't get it to start again, and the OBll code is p0452 ( evaporative emission contr
Hi there. Is there fuel in the tank? Is the fuel gauge accurate? It sounds like you're either out of gas or the fuel pump may have failed. The stored code that you have will not generally cause the vehicle...
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Car will not start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. Things like ignition coils,...

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