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  1. Which engine/transmission mounts need replaced?

    I have a wobble feeling when I accelerate with the steering wheel turned making a right corner. There is no wobble when coasting or making a lesser short corner, unless I accelerate. Turning to the left it is much less noticeable. I have new Monroe Sensatrac struts. New tie rod ends. The car...
  2. Replaced shocks and struts--several problems to avoid for others.

    I just replaced my 4.5 year old/60K mi Monroe Sensatrac struts with Monroe QuickStruts. 1) The bolt on the top of the strut toward the outside of car had to be ground off on both struts. The circular piece on the underside of the top of the strut that the bolt screws into just spun. It...
  3. How to repair air line to rear shock

    I broke the nylon line coming out of the old shock trying to pry the end out of the old rusted shock. How can I repair this? I know that Monroe sells a kit of lines for cars that don't have the air lines already so I can get the end from that. Somehow I should be able to connect that stub end...
  4. Transmission mount, front left

    I'm due for a transmission mount on my 2003 lesabre. Does anyone have experience with the original equipment type. I understand it's hydraulic and there are two on rockauto.com that are hydraulic, a DEA and Westar. I don't find ACDelco and Delphi parts... What can you tell me from your...
  5. How to remove college sticker from glass

    How can I remove a 4 x 5" plastic college sticker from the inside of the rear window without damaging the defogger line? I've tried WD-40 and it's not doing much to release the adhesive.
  6. Replacement belt size

    One of the auto parts stores lists two sizes for the replacement Dayco belt for my 03 leSabre. One belt is 92.3 inch long and the other is 92.5 in. Other stores list the 92.5 length. The part numbers are 5060923 and 5060925. Is there any reason to go with one or the other? 0.2 inch is not...
  7. Fuel filter flare nut size

    What size is the nut on the end of the metal fuel line that the filter screws into? I am having trouble determining what size flare nut wrench I need to buy for it. I tried to get a 16 mm to fit on but it won't. I don't know if it is because of the rust or because I need a larger size wrench.
  8. Replacing ignition switch

    Has anyone gone in to check and replace the ignition switch on the steering column? This is not the key lock cylinder--I need to check the ignition switch on the 98 leSabre... I had a no start today. No crank. No noise. I need to check for output from the crank voltage wire on the ignition...
  9. What caused this erosion

    Friend has 99 and found this when he took the LIM off. It's a dead end against the coolant passage in the head between #2 and #4 as seen in the 2nd photo with some erosion into the iron head. Is this due to the exhaust gasses getting to the coolant from the openings in the head?
  10. Brake pad damage

    I got around to taking off the 70K mile ceramic pads from AC Delco on my 03. I thought the outside pad was making an occasional squawk because of the prong rubbing the rotor. Instead I found the inner pad was bent and the ceramic pad was cracked. I had no problem with equal braking other...
  11. Semimetallic or ceramic

    Which pads are best for my 03 leSabre. I had put on Raybestos High Technology rotors and replaced with ACDelco ceramic pads. The Buick parts counter man said that OEM on those was semimetallic, but I put on the ceramic anyhow. Were the originals semimetallic pads? The ceramics have made a...
  12. 2003 Seat belt removal

    The bolt on the rear seat belt buckle side is very tight. Underneath seems to be plastic plug over an area where I think the bolt goes.. Does the plastic plug come out so I can oil the threads from underneath? The bolt is probably taking 150 lb-ft to twist from the top. My buckle quit...
  13. Oil pressure reads 130

    Clicking through the DIC readout on my 2003 today I saw the oil pressure said 130 but the word next to it said Normal. With the engine off the pressure reads 0. One restart it said 129 instead of 130. Engine sounds fine. Is this likely a pressure sensor or sender? I'll check the...
  14. Wipers stop in wrong places-rain sense wipers

    2003 with rain-sensing wipers. My windshield wipers started stopping and restarting in the middle of a swipe--they were in rain-sensing mode at the time. They had done this before one time and it seems like a quick stop and restart, so it's a jerk in the motion. Then they started pausing...
  15. How to replace the rubber insulator on engine cover

    The engine cover on my 2003 has a prong that sticks through a large hole in a metal bracket at the back. The prong used to have a rubber cover that kept it from rattling against the metal bracket. How can I replace that rubber insulator? I haven't checked with Buick parts counter but rockauto...
  16. Coolant pressure testing question

    Coolant system pressure testing question I did a pressure test on my radiator for my 03 leSabre. It held pressure but slowly dropped. In 8-10 minutes it had lost slightly more than a pound. Is this normal? Should it hold without any loss? I found one place on the web that said a slow loss...
  17. How to remove power seat knobs

    2003 leSabre How do I remove the power seat control knobs on the left side of the driver seat? I was told they pull off. I pulled, but they don't move. How hard do I have to pull or how do I remove them so I can pull up the seat cover to get to the heater wire?
  18. Synthetic oil--when to change

    I have 6 months and 7500 miles on Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil in my 2003 with a Pure One filter. It looks clear with just a tinge of color like fresh oil. Change oil indicator is at 35%. When do I decide to change this oil? At 100,000 this was the first synthetic after years of regular...
  19. Brake rotor warped on rear disk 2003

    2003 leSabre 100,000 miles I replaced rear brake rotors about 10,000 miles ago. Then one of the originals had warped and the dealer had turned them under warranty. The unevenness when braking is back and it's the rear. At moderate braking I feel it. I tried the emergency brake to test and...
  20. 98 leSabre wouldn't start

    My 98 with 170,000 miles has had no symptoms of problems starting. Then it wouldn't crank after getting coffee in the morning. I could hear a relay on the passenger side every time I turned the key to crank. I loosened and retightened the positive cables on the battery and the negative at the...
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