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…..

Jan 112010
 

my park avenue dies on me while driving on sidestreets and highway. Has new coils and bat. and plugs wires, and alternator. It is probably one on the sensors. which one would be the most possible one to start with in replacing to keep engine from dying while driving.

Jan 052010
 

Hi! I have a 1995 buick century special, and was wondering if there was any possible way to jump the vechicle without lifting the hood, for the simple fact that I recently got into an accident with it and cannot pop the hood because of it. If you aren’t sure, do you know where I could attain an electronic schematics diagram for the vehicle?

Nov 042009
 

my car is dying when I turn left. It has died twice while I was driving down the highway. I am in need of a solution to this problem as this has become a dangerous situation. Please let me know if you know what this could be and how I can fix it. It seems to stop exactly when I turn the wheel back to the right. It also seems to not do it after I fill up the gas tank but that doesnt last long. Thank you for your time.

Oct 262009
 

The car has 3800 Series 2 motor runs rough at idle, smooths out at higher exceleration (when still in park).

while running the engine sounds suffeceint but when moved into drive, it stalls.

we have replaced; sensors and spark plugs, ecm unit (but nothing has changed after all replacements)

does anyone know what is going on?

Oct 182009
 

My Riviera died about a week ago…had no acceleration, and then just quit…was told it was bad fuel pump, so we had it replaced.  We drove for about 3 days, and symptoms were happening again.  It bogs, then won’t go.  It will start right up, then die or run with barely any acceleration.  (It sort of like when you run out of gas). We found out after a week, that guy who did fuel pump never changed the fuel filter.  So, we did this.  Now it’s doing the same thing again

Any suggestions?  Could it be that we drove on old filter for a week that the new pump is now bad?  HELP!!