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Drum brakes not working
Hi. On older vehicles such as yours brakes are crucial due to the mass of the car. Drum brakes are known to last longer than disc brakes but do not hold the same stopping power and cooling ability. Wheel cycling...
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Left side opera lights do not work - 1985 Buick Electra Park Avenue
Hello. The trim would need to be removed in order to access the lights. If all of them are not working then it may just be a connection issue. Most of the time the connector fails and causing the wires...
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Excessive oil burning - 1986 Buick Electra Station Wagon
Hello. If the PCV system is not hooked up correctly, this will cause excessive oil burning. This needs to be checked and repaired first. If the PCV system is working then the issue is more than likely the piston rings...
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Interior and parking lights stay on after car has been turned off - 1978 Buick Electra
Hello. If these lights will not turn off then it is usually in the light switch. This switch can fail internally and cause this. It can also be the ignition switch, but most of the time you will also have...
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Leak under the back door on passenger side - 1986 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8 L V6
Hello. The fuel and the fluids need to be changed first before you can start the engine. Once it can be started, you would be able to see if there are any other issues with the car. Being that it...
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No 3x signal from ICM connector
You may have replaced the wrong sensor. Try replacing the camshaft sensor. The sensor is below the water pump behind the water pump pulley. You have to remove the serpentine belt and water pump pulley for access to the sensor....
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It is difficult to shift gears
Unlike newer vehicles that use a cable to connect the shift lever in the car to the transmission, vehicles from your cars era use actual mechanical linkages for this. If the grommets that keep the linkages together and tight get...
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Car shuts off when driving it and power steering locks up what is the problem?
These vehicles have several common problems that may be causing your car to stall. However, in your case, it sounds like your ignition module may be losing spark when the vehicle gets warm while driving. After sitting for a while,...
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Will not start, all it does is click once. I believe it may be a bad starter. How much would a repair cost?
Hello. This is a common issue related to the starter relay. This is a small switch on the starter that directs power from the battery to the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly, it...
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My car backfires at 50 mph.
Hi there. There is a timing problem with your engine. Check the vacuum advance to see if its advancing when the engine is at a higher rpm. Also check the spark plugs and wires for if they are burned but...

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