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Vibration in wheel
If they rotated your tires on the original visit (either intentionally or inadvertently) an already out-of-balance tire/wheel from the rear may have been put on front where it could now be felt causing vibration at the steering wheel. Brake rotors...
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...
My car want go drive but will go in reverse and shift in 1 or2 and drive some, so what could it be.
This is an internal transmission problem with the valve body or the 1-2 sprag unit binding internally in the transmission. Have a qualified transmission diagnose the problem firsthand to pinpoint what is going on. The mechanic may have to do...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
AC works fine durign driving, blows warm when idling
The A/C system pressures would need to be checked to see if it is low on freon. A low system will not cool as good at idle as it would on the highway. The fans need to be working correctly....
Intermittent issue with the brakes slipping
The problem may be due to the ABS engaging and seeming like the brakes are releasing in the front. If you have a defective wheel sensor in the front, then this can cause this. The wheel that has a bad...
Car shaking badly, difficulty accelerating, wheels hot
You will need to have the brakes checked to see why the brake pressure is staying applied to the front calipers. It sounds like the brake master cylinder is not returning. There is a recall for the vehicle brake master...
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...
The engine klunking and tapping, needs engine replacemet
The reason the shops told you to replace the engine is that they do not overhaul engines. They can only replace it for you with a remanufactured or used engine. An overhaul is a third option but would most likely...
Speedometer stop working after part was replaced
The speed sensor that is mounted into the transmission housing on the back side near the firewall. If it was disconnected or damaged during the hose, installation would cause the speedometer and transmission to not work correctly. It may have...
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...
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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