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  1. Fan won’t turn off - killed battery

    I was out of town today and my wife's 2014 is also in the shop because of this. Ran her battery (less than 6 months old) down and she couldn't start. AAA jumped it and noticed it. She took it to the dealer close by since I'm out of town. Might know more tomorrow but paying shop labor and full...
  2. Oil Feed Tube - O-ring failure

    My wife has a 14 Encore with about 80,000 miles. I do the oil changes, etc. A couple weeks back I noted some oil on the front of the motor towards the front. I was thinking maybe I spilled some at the last oil change. So I cleaned it up and moved on. Last Friday I get home from work and...
  3. Deals on new TourX

    In my area, they are offering employee pricing but yes, there is alot of fine print...
  4. Deals on new TourX

    I saw that. I like the looks. I'm trying to convince the wife that this is more economical than "upsizing" her encore to this than to an envision.
  5. 225/60-16 Michelin X-Ice snow tires on American Racing Wheels

    These were on my 2009 Buick Lacrosse. The wheels are American Racing with a 5x115 lug pattern. The standard size would be 5x4.53. The offset is 40. One tire has only half day of a season on it. The rest have 3 or 4 seasons on them. Easy can go one more season. I sold the car and they don't fit...
  6. Leaving the Lacrosse ranks

    Well it's time for me to leave the ranks of the LaCrosse brethern. I picked up an SUV and the Lacrosse must go . We still have our baby Buick Encore. This car has been good to me and I'm sure it will continue for someone new. So if anyone in SE Michigan is looking for an 09 CXL will moderate...
  7. 2009 LAX - Front end noise

    2009 LAX CXL with 105,000 miles. I don't know what suspension, FE1 or FE2. I get a noise from the driver's side front when going over potholes even at slow speeds. Last night I replaced the sway bar end links with new MOOG ones. This morning I still have the sound. All struts were replaced...
  8. 2009 LaCrosse Battery Voltage Reading Dropping

    The battery on my 09 LaCrosse CXL gave up the ghost Wednesday. I did a jump and got it to the parts store and replaced the battery with a new AGM style. On the way to the parts store my battery in the DIC was reading 14.4V. Which I thought was right. Then today just for satisfaction, I look...
  9. 09 LaCrosse CXL - More sudden issues - P0327, Low Oil Level & A/C not working

    I don't know what the heck happened this week but my car has a gremlin in it somewhere. First in another thread I'm chasing down ABS/TC issues/lights. After I started that thread I went out to go and I get a Low Oil Level warning in addition to the TC/ABS/Stability warnings and a CEL on plus...
  10. 2009 LaCrosse - Front Passenger ABS wiring harness replacement help

    Has anyone done the abs wiring harness repair? I've had the intermittent abs/trac/stability light issue and now it's on full time. The code is for the front passenger side. I'm picking up a new harness and wheel bearing. I'll check if it's just the bearing/sensor first but knowing my luck...
  11. Rear passenger side seatbelt jammed

    My wife somehow twisted the rear passenger side seat belt and it is jammed in the swivel piece back behind the plastic. I really don't want to tear into the plastics on a 6 month old car since it's her car. If it were mine it would be different. She doesn't want to take it to the dealer. I was...
  12. Not a good day for the Encore...

    After spending at morning and most of the afternoon in jury duty I get to my car to find my on be ringing. It's my wife. I figure she's calling to see if I'm done. Unfortunately she was in an accident. Here's the carnage.
  13. Powerstop front kit on 2009 CXL

    I know the mileage on my 2009 Lacrosse CXL is pretty low for pad replacement at 27,000 but I had a rotor that had a warp to it. So i picked up the pad and rotor kit from power stop. It was cheaper than buying oem and oem standard rotors. I don't know if it was because for the first 5 years of...
  14. Several Questions Regarding Encore

    Here's our setup for me driving. I'm not tall at 5'-9". I have plenty of room. The seat/controls memory is great for this as my wife is under 5'. There's probably two inches of travel that I don't use. I could probably get a little further back if I needed. The car seat is a Chico key fit system.
  15. 09 Lax Winter Wheels

    I finally got the right winter wheels for my snow tires for my 09 LaCrosse CXL. The body color is the dark grey/silver. Still never found the color code. I had originally asked for American Racing 895's that were a grey/silver with anthracite interior. Well when they put the on they looked...
  16. 15" wheels on an 09?

    I have the old winter wheels from my previous 2 cars. I know the bolt pattern will work but will 15" wheels fit over the brakes/rotors on a 2009 Lacrosse? I know I need to upgrade tire sizes so I get a closer match on the speedo. I still have the Goodyear affinity stock tires on it and in the...
  17. Picked up today

    My wife picked up her 2013 Encore today. I'm out of town so I haven't even seen it yet as the dealer had it shipped in yesterday. I know she is super excited. Have to figure a work around for the garage door remote.
  18. Looks like I am joining the Buick owner ranks

    It looks like next weekend I'll be joining the ranks of the Buick owners finally. I've been waiting for my family in-laws to decide what they wanted for the grandparents' car. Its an 09 LaCrosse CXL with like 9000 miles. Literally the little old lady's car. It hasn't been run much on the last 6...
  19. Looking at a 2009 CXL

    I'm seriously kicking around the idea of a 2009 LaCrosse CXL from my wife's grandparents. Yes I am looking at buying a car from old people. The car has less than 9,000 miles on it in the 3-ish years they have owned it. I am looking for something with a nicer, smoother ride, quieter interior...
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