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water pump replacement. 2011 Buick Lacrosse
Hey there. It does sound as though you need a water pump. Water pumps have very different sealing methods than every other component on your car. This is due to the rotating nature of the pump and the pressure in...
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Wheel bearing
If you are not sure you can do it, then I would suggest having a mechanic do the work for you. If you do feel you want to do this job, then you will need to make sure you have...
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Broke down on the highway and had towed to a Buick dealer. They diagnosed and replaced the catalytic converter.
It is possible that the new catalytic converter is bad. Sometimes, when the converter comes apart inside, it can get into the muffler and cause it to be clogged.
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tire pressure
Tire pressures imprinted on the sidewall of tires indicate the MAXIMUM PRESSURE RATING. Meaning, the maximum air pressure that tire is rated for. The tire pressures listed specifically by Buick for your vehicle is their recommendations for ride comfort which...
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Loud chatter at idle only
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the flexplate was changed within the last year, then I would usually start by isolating that area of the noise. This noise can occur if the bolts are coming loose. If they are fine...
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I BELIEVE MY AIR COMPRESSOR WENT OUT ON MY2012 BUICK LACROSSE CAUSE AIR WILL NOT COME ON, IF I CONTINUE TO DRIVE IT LIKE THAT WILL
I am going to assume the air compressor you are speaking of is your air conditioning compressor. If this is correct, the answer is your A/C (air conditioning) has nothing to do with your car overheating. There are components in...
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The vehicle jolts only when I am accelerating to get on the expressway. What may be the cause?
This sounds like you are getting an engine misfire on acceleration. You will need to have the ignition system checked to see if you need plugs and wires or if it is a bad coil. Most likely you have a...
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Fuel injection issue - 2005 Buick LaCrosse
Hi there. Your vehicle has a sequential fuel injection system. When the computer detects a fault, it converts to port fuel injection (bank to bank/limp mode). The most likely cause could be an electrical short in the odd bank of...
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Sway bar broken
If the sway bar is broken I would recommend having the sway bar and/or sway bar links replaced. The sway bar keeps the vehicle level during turns and prevents either side from dipping in while turning. This improves the overall...
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intake manifold gasgit replacement
If oil is leaking into your cooling system, it is very possible that you have an intake gasket leak. It is also possible that you could have a cylinder head gasket leak. If oil can also be seen from the...
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Drove through high water
Hi there. From the description you have given, driving through the high water, your vehicle stall, and no crank situation may be the engine hydrostatically locked. The engine took water in through the intake, into the cylinders, preventing it from...
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My battery's dead and somebody is giving me a jump and it's not working
When jump starting your battery, you need to ensure that you have good metal to metal contact on both ends of the jumper cables. It could also be that your battery is toast. I recommend removing your battery and having...
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Is my alternator bad or my cables?
Hello. If the vehicle is only working when the charger is installed then there is high resistance in the vehicles electrical system. Most of the time it is caused by a bad positive battery cable. I usually do a voltage...
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Transmission problem - 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXL
The Diagnostic Trouble Code P0989 can set due to the following causes: Defective transmission fluid pressure sensor; Malfunctioning electronic pressure control solenoid; Defective electrical components, such as wires, connectors, and fuses; Insufficient transmission fluid levels; Dirty transmission fluid; Blockages within...
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I don't know whether I should keep my car that I'm financing or just get it fixed.
Hello, the vehicle’s condition can fall that way depending on its service history. Because of the many problems you are having, I recommend that a certified mechanic (such as one from YourMechanic) an come to your location and perform an...
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My battery went dead, replaced it with a new one and within 150 miles the Check Engine Warning Light came on.
There are a relatively large number of Technical Service Bulletins that GM has issued covering faults and difficulties with electrical components in your vehicle (ref: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on-line database which we searched for your year, make and...
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i have 2006 buick lacrosse it run hot wont start back up it turns over just wont catch to start
Hi there: If you're Buick LaCrosse is experiencing overheating issues, it's possible that you have suffered severe internal engine damage or damage to ignition system components such as your crankshaft position sensor or the electrical harnesses connected to these components....
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2009 Buick Lacrosse is setting DTC codes P2125 and P2138.
Hi there. Try performing a snap throttle and see if the wave form changes on the Oscilloscope. If the waves do not change when performing a snap throttle, then the throttle position sensor on the pedal needs replaced. If the...
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There is a strong knocking sound coming from the engine. Today my car won't start. Service engine light is on. It keeps turning over
Hi there. When the crankshaft position sensor is damaged or faulty, it will cause intermittent starting issues, misfiring problems, or might cause the vehicle to fail to start entirely. The best way to resolve this issue is to contact a...
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Engine won't run - 2012 Buick Lacrosse
Hi there. Having to use a breaker bar, to free the engine from being locked-up, does not sound promising. Removing the serpentine belt, would eliminate an accessory component (ie; seized alternator) that may be preventing the engine from turning over....

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