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Hot idle light keep come on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The vehicle should not be driven when the transmission hot idle warning light is illuminated. Serious and irreversible damage can occur. At the very least, the transmission needs to be serviced. This means they...
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Bad starter or bad battery?
Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the...
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What does charging system failure mean?
It sounds like your alternator or voltage regulator may be failing causing the battery to not be charged properly. When this happens the drop in voltage will cause the charging system failure light to come on. As you know, the...
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torque hub assembly for 2011 buick lacrosse cxl
Hi there. The bolt torque to the backing plate on the front hubs are 45 foot pounds of torque. If you need further assistance with the backing plate installation, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...
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hi my passager front door wont open and the outside wont open to how can i open it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The determining factor in opening the door will depend on what is obstructing it. If the handle is rendered unusable, then you will have to access the inside of the door panel while the...
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lights on for power steering and stabilitrack on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The electronic power steering system can absolutely be replaced. Due to the fact the light is on the system is obviously detecting an issue, and a diagnostic scan of the vehicle can be done...
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A/c Heater
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. 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 this...
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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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I have a no start situation.
Hi There, There are a few different possibilities that may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are all components that...
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I have a power steering fluid leak, stop leak didn't work. How long car I drive with that problem.
If the leak is not large and you are able to keep the power steering reservoir full by adding back the missing fluid, you can probably drive the car for quite some time. However, such is impractical and thus professional...
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Check engine light
Hi There, This light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle. It is important to have this diagnosed as soon as possible as it could range from something minor to something more...
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Headlights
The headlight bulbs on the 2014 LaCrosse are either halogen capsule (standard) or HID (optional). If you have halogen bulbs, it is easily possible for both halogen bulbs to have failed. If you request a headlight diagnostic/bulb replacement, the responding...
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dtc P1682,no crank no start.
Hi there. The code you are getting P1682 is due to the ECM seeing a difference in the voltage levels of the two main power inputs to the ECM and will store the code when one voltage is different than...
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Driving downhill my Traction Light and ABS light came on. 2009 Buick LaCrosse.
Hello. The traction light and ABS light are like a check engine light for your braking system. If an issue is detected the light will illuminate and code will be stored inside of the ABS module. I suggest that a...
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Able to get my trunk open, by crawling through the back, but the trunk release button (hold unlock button on door) still won't ope
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to determine is if there an issue with the latch, the switch, the key fob, or possibly the wiring. The best way to determine this is to test...
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Transmission problem?
Hi There, It sounds like your car may going into "safe mode" as a result of the low transmission fluid resulting from a leak of some kind. The car's computer will intentionally shut the car down to avoid any damage...
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What should I have done at 100.000miled
Hi there. Typically when you have any mechanical issues like you've described above, the first step is to have a professional mechanic complete a check engine light inspection. In today's modern cars, trucks and SUV's, a mechanical, or electrical malfunction...
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Car wont accelarate
Hi There, If the catalytic converter was not replaced it may be possible that in the event that it is clogged bad enough, it may still be continuing to force the car into a "safe mode" which is what happens...
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How costly is a rocker arm replacement on a 2008 Buick Lacrosse?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of replacing one or more rocker arm assemblies on a 2008 Buick LaCrosse - engine is unknown.
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whooshing sound after hitting curb driver side front
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the tires, suspension, wheel hub, or the brakes. The noise is likely coming from something that has been damaged, and is now making contact with other components...

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