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My car keep bouncing like crazy do I possibly need struts and how do I determine that?
Suspension parts wear out over time. A tell of struts failing is the bounce effect you said, if the vehicle bounces more in the front than the rear those struts are worn. This can be very unsafe condition. Struts do...
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Engine overheating - 2009 Buick Lucerne
Hello. The thermostat is located inside the housing opposite the engine water pump. The radiator hose and housing must be removed to gain access and new coolant should be added when the work is done. I recommend having an expert...
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Car alarm goes off for no good reason. At times I have seen the hood ajar error.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your car is equipped with an anti-theft system which functions based upon the use of sensors that detect the car's points of entry (i.e. doors, trunk, hood, etc). When the anti-theft system is set (usually...
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Alarm goes off for no good reason. I have gotten the error hood is ajar.
Hello there, a few different faults will cause your 2007 Buick Lucerne's alarm to go off. If you are getting an error for a hood ajar than this is the cause of the alarm going off. The best method would...
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Check engine light
Without additional detail as to the symptoms of the car and how it is running, this may be difficult to diagnose. The coolant temperature sensor is generally something that when not working properly, will cause the car to run hot....
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How do I know what to do regarding my transmission and should I not be driving it?
Hello, the concern you have I strongly advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical failure...
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Engine won't crank to start.
Even if the shift interlock solenoid is faulty, as long as the gearshift is in the Park position, you should still be able to start the car. Once the engine is running, you just won't be able to shift into...
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Steering failure after driving through deep puddle
This may not be a problem with the vehicle at all but a problem of running in deep water. The belt started to slip when the water got on the bottom pulley. The engine and belt is not designed to...
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My car turns on then shakes then it won't turn on can you please help me out.
The good news is your problem is not "intermittent". That is, the problem will be readily apparent once the mechanic checks for fuel and spark. Problems that "come and go" are the ones that you don't want to have. As...
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Anti-theft system issues after leaving key in overnight. Car won't start.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your security system may be activated and needs to be reset. This likely happened as a result of leaving the keys in the vehicle overnight. The procedure for resetting the security...
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Car wont shift into Drive.
Does the transmission slip in the other ranges or when you select drive, does the engine speed increase without moving the vehicle? In this case you may have an internal transmission failure as a broken forward band is common for...
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Driverside headlight does not work. Put in a new bulb still not working.
If the vehicle is equipped with halogen headlights, check the wiring. There may be a ground issue to the left headlight. Check the connector for loose wiring or the tab in the headlight connector for looseness. If the vehicle is...
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Brake pedal hit the floor. Very hard to stop car.
First thing is you do not have any brakes and should not attempt to drive the vehicle until the brakes are repaired. The brake pedal is going to the floor due to a major brake fluid leak from the left...
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Receiving a service stabilitrak/brake system/ traction control simultaneously....started about 2 weeks ago.
Hi there: You would be correct to assume that these warning lights are related. In fact, in most cases, if the right sensor is bad or the electrical connection to the sensor is faulty, it can trigger all three lights....
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Why does the suspension move around when I stop my vehicle?
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Check the tie rod end and make sure that it is secured tight. Check the surrounding suspension around the tie rod end and see if anything is loose. Check the brakes and see...
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When started and shifted into gear it won't go.
First have the fluids checked for their condition and to make sure all systems are at their full level. If the transmission fluid is full and red, there may be an electronic problem with the transmission or an issue with...
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Would a faulty alternator cause smoking from under the hood on the passenger side?
If your alternator is failing, this can definitely cause it to smoke depending on how badly it has failed. When an alternator fails, the bearings inside usually have failed to a point that causes them to whine severely and, depending...
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Car will not shift.
Hi There, I believe your grandfather is correct in that you may have a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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i am trying to locate the fuel shut off switch. is there an alternate location on my buick lucerne
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several ways you can cut the power to the fuel pump. On most vehicles equipped with a fuel shut-off switch, they can be found in one of two places. Check in the...
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the seats won't heat up and the fuse looks good
The heated seat circuit includes wiring, terminations, the switch and possibly a relay. There is the resistive element (heater) in the seat as well. Basically, all of those components would be evaluated in any electrical diagnostic of the fault. If...

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