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Grinding..rumbling noise from rear of car when acceleration
Hi there: Assuming you have a front wheel drive LaSabre, this type of noise is typical with worn out wheel bearings on the rear of the vehicle or the emergency brakes are dragging. This issue is common on vehicles more...
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How do I know if my car needs a fuel pump?
Hello. Typically a fuel pump can fail in a number of ways. Most of the time they simply go bad and the vehicle will no longer run. In other cases the pump can fail and not hold fuel pressure in...
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Coolant leaking from intake manifold
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Intake gaskets will seal, however, it is recommended to add some RTV (room temperature vulcanization) silicone to the gasket to seal it on the heads. I recommend using the blue water resistant RTV sealant...
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fuel gage stuck on full,I'm told it might be ground wire or fuse.
Hi there. The fuel gauge being the only gauge inoperative, would lead me away from a fuse issue. Typically, the fuse is identified as the gages fuse. The ground wire is the fuel gauge sending unit rheostat. The sending unit...
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Car stalling
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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Battery is not keeping a charge
Hey. This may suggest you have a battery that has exhausted every bit of power that it has. When you jump the car, it may be possible that the battery has just enough of a charge that is maintained from...
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My Check Engine Light came on and when you push the gas it starts fluttering and shaking
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Does my catalytic converter have a sensor?
Hello, thanks for writing in. You do have a catalyst O2 sensor. The failure of the 15psi test is most likely the catalyst is clogged causing the excessive exhaust back pressure. The catalyst should be replaced if it exceeds the...
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What is causing my warning lights to come on?
Your battery and charging system will need to be tested to see if the alternator is charging correctly. The alternator is most likely the cause of your Charge Light and Battery Light coming on. You should replace the alternator after...
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My car feels like it's having trouble starting. I took it to someone and they ruled out the starter, battery, and alternator.
Hey there. This may be related to many different things. Depending on the symptoms, this may be related to a spark issue or potentially a fuel delivery issue. If the engine starts, we can reasonably assume that there is not...
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Loose tie rod
Hello, when you have shaking or loose feel in steering wheel that is a serious matter. The front suspension should be inspected completely. This involves lifting the vehicle up off the ground and doing a series of tests including load...
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where is the ecm located in my 2001 lesabre and how do I get the part number off of it
Hello - to answer your location question, the ECM is behind the fuse and relay block of electronics under the passenger side of the dash (behind the glove box). The ECM is behind the other electronics, mounted flat against the...
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How do I find and identify the ECM module in a 2001 Buick LeSabre?
Hello. To answer your location question, the ECM is behind the fuse and relay block of electronics under the passenger side of the dash (behind the glove box). The ECM is behind the other electronics, mounted flat against the firewall,...
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Where is the instrument panel to find the trip reset button to press and hold in order to reset the trip mileage?
Hi there. When resetting the trip mileage on your vehicle, look at the steering wheel and just behind it is the instrument panel (the part that has all of the gauges). Look on the instrument panel for a black small...
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Why do I smell gas in the car?
There could be several reason why your car is smelling like gas. Your car's spark plugs could be very worn out and not firing properly, causing the gas not to be burned properly and creating a gas smell in the...
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Overheating now hesitates today start 2001 Buick LeSabre
Hi there - I think your cooling system needs careful attention. If the thermostat was replaced, the system may not have been adequately bled, and there is a large air pocket in the engine. This will cause a rapid overheat....
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Running hot.
Hello, the reason your vehicle is operating hot is the coolant removes the heat from the engine, that heat is than released by the radiator. The leak will cause the coolant level to go down and not able to absorbed...
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Battery will not stay charged.
Hello: On your 2001 Buick LeSabre, there is a series of wires that runs from the battery to the alternator and returns to the battery to allow it to charge. The problem may be with one or several of these...
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Security system on my new to me car has been toggled on.
Hi there. Try taking the key and putting it in the driver door and unlocking and locking the door 3 times. This will make the computer acknowledge the key and finalize the programming. For the dash sound, that could be...
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It will not turn over and it's not the battery.
It sounds like you have two electrical issues, one dealing with the starting circuit(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection) and the other involving stalling once the car is running. The no-start issue, if it is not intermittent, or is at least present when the Mechanic...

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