Mar 092011
 

Recently my car was dead so I replaced the battery.  It worked fine for 3 days.  Then it was dead again.  This time I replaced the alternator.  It worked fine for 3 more days.   Now it is dead again.  What possible reasons could be that my car will not hold a charge besides the battery or alternator?  The car is a 99 Buick Park Avenue V6 Supercharged.  Thanks!

Sep 242010
 

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Jul 102010
 

The harmonic balancer in my Oldsmobile went bad. I bought a new Balancer and removed the old balancer. The bad balancer was extremely tough to remove. I rented a Pully Puller from my local Autozone. The Pully Puller wasnt big enough to remove the balancer completely. Therefore,  I used a socket as a spacer. I put the socket in the crank shaft (where the bolt goes that holds the balancer in place). I got the bad balancer off but got the socket stuck in the shaft. I tried drilling the socket to  smaller width and then hitting it with a pick and hammer. Those stainless steel sockets are tougher than i thought. Then I took it to my mechanic who tried heating it then removng it, no success. There is brass behind it so it cant get too hot. He told me to talk to a machinist and see what they could do. This car isnt worth much and im not looking to spend much to fix it. Does anyone have any advice and/or help with my problem?

May 272010
 

yesterday I drove my buick just fine.  I turned on the air conditioner and drove 7 miles.  I stoped at a place bought some gas and food at the store, got in the truck to head home . i drove 2 miles and it died. I tried to start it but it wouldn’t start. Today my mechaninc fixed it and charged me $150 dollars I drove it home,  then to my daughters ball game and did fine. We left the ball game and again went 2 miles and it died. Iit was all I could do to turn it in to someones driveway but within 15min it started up so I drove fast to get home but again within 3miles it totally died. What is wrong with it?

May 102010
 

I was told by my long-time mechanic that our supercharger was going out.  There is a noise when the engine is idling.  Decided to take it to a Buick dealership and was told it isn’t the supercharger it is the a/c compressor.  When we said the compressor had been replaced 9 months ago, they said they would check it again.  They kept it over the weekend and checked everything.  When they detach the a/c belt the noise goes away.  When they re-attach and run the a/c the noise comes back.  They removed the belt pulley that runs the supercharger and said the supercharger was fine.  Ever since I replaced the ORIGINAL  a/c compressor the a/c has been loud.  This is the second a/c compressor since the original.  The car has 92,000 miles on it.

My question is could the supercharger being blowing out the a/c compressor or could the a/c affect the supercharger?

Mar 012010
 

2000 BUICK LESABRE FULLY LOADED- V6 – WHEN IN VENT AND AC POSITION (COOL AIR), NOTHING BUT HOT AIR COMES OUT. THIS IS IN IDLEING POSITION AND WHEN RUNNING ON HIGHWAY. ALSO CLEAR DROPPLETS OF WATER WITH MINIMAL WHITE SMOKE WHEN IDLEING WITH HEAT RUNNING. NO SMOKE ONCE WARMED UP AND MOVING, BUT STILL NO COOL AIR WHEN MOVING. OVERALL CAR RUNS GREAT…..