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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 LaCrosse
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick Enclave
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Starts and dies
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the car to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...
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Rough idle, no power in low gears , hesitation and very poor gas mileage with p0300, p0420 and p0455 codes
Hi There, These codes are more than likely related to each other and causing the misfiring that is a result of code P0300. Code P0420 relates to the catalyst system being inefficient, which is usually the cause of a catalytic...
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Costs
The "costs" that you are referring to depend on what is, in fact, wrong with your car. While it is true that in a few repair scenarios, mere visual exam of, say, brake pads is enough to advise a customer...
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Changed battery now won't start
If prior to changing the battery you had no problems, obviously the immobilizer system is a suspect. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on,...
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P1682 code with remote start from factory
If the noise only occurs when you use remote start, that means that whatever is in "that" (factory added) circuit would surely be looked at. As you probably know, problems of this type are diagnosed using electrical test equipment, along...
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2008 Buick Enclave engine light on with code p1682 and car stays running with key off for while then dies, ECM is humming,
Code P1682 sets if the ECM detects a difference in the voltage levels of the two main power inputs to the ECM. Basically, the code will be stored when one voltage input has a significantly different value than the other...
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Can I turn off the SES Light ?
The purpose of the SES light is to alert you that there is a malfunction in the engine or powertrain. When the SES light turns on, you can attach a code scanner to the vehicle's OBD-II port under the steering...
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Quick my mechanic told me I need to change my motor mounts he listed front rear
You have a total of 4 mounts. There is one front engine mount and two transaxle mounts then there is a torque mount on top front.
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A mechanic came and look at my motor mounts and realize they was cracked he listed front rear side. How many exactly need changing
Hi there. Usually when one motor mount is damaged, other will follow sooner than you'd expect. This is why it is recommended to replace all motor mounts at the same time. Without being there to inspect your Buick personally, it's...
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Car is smoking, knocking and idling by itself.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is overheating, and the other symptoms are related to it. If it has overheated passed a certain point, there may have been major damage done to the engine. At this point, the...
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Coolant reservoir
Hi There, Rain-X washer fluid is methanol based with water and an orange dye. It will likely not mix well with most coolants and will certainly not help with corrosion inside the radiator. A simple drain and full coolant system...
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Blower motor
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a pinched wire or something causing the AC blower motor to quit working as you turn the wheel. This may also be related to an intermittently working or faulty blower motor relay....
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Help! About a week ago I noticed my 2006 Buick Rendevous was not braking when coasting into my driveway or into a parking spot
If a problem existed in the transmission, that would not prevent the brakes from applying properly. If the brakes were serviced at a shop, there is normally a warranty on such service and if you are within the warranty the...
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One of my engine mounts crack and my mechanic suggests I replace all of them front rear and side. I look up the parts is the side
I suggest you verify with the mechanic since they may be referencing the motor mounts front and rear but they are also called transaxle mounts when parts are looked up. The engine has one main mount in front of motor...
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Just put on new brakes and replaced driver side tire. Now there's a knocking sound when I accelerate or turn right (which intensif
Hi there. If you replaced only one tire, this could be an interior wheel weight hitting against the brake caliper. It could also be an issue with a steering stabilizer bar bushing, CV joint or other suspension component. It might...
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What's wrong when the starts and runs than starts sputtering and the car smells like burnt oil
You need to check the oil and coolant to see if the coolant is low and oil is contaminated with coolant. This engine is known to have intake manifold coolant leaks into the engine and the head gaskets leak coolant....
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My 02 lesabre has a sulfur egg smell what is it it's making me sick
The engine should be checked first to make sure it is not running too rich. If not running rich then the exhaust catalyst (catalytic converters) are bad and need to be replaced.
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Car Starts fine, but shakes violently and loudly when shifted into any gear and wont move
Hi there. This type of issue is sometimes caused by motor mounts that are worn out or in some cases an exhaust leak. It's also possible that transmission mounts or CV joints are misaligned. The best way to correctly diagnose...
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05 Buick LeSabre..sometimes car jerks when driving. Some say solenoid valves trans..others say motor/trans mounts..46K mi
Hi there. Sometimes components like motor mounts or internal transmission parts can wear out over time, as opposed to mileage on the vehicle. This is especially true for vehicles that have sat for a long time without starting or having...

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