Question about 1997 Buick LeSabre
The car is missing or chugging at lower speeds and between 70 and 85 km as it seems to be changing levels in gears. Third gear to drive, it does not do this all the time. It is a consistant chugging as it does at the same rate whenever it happens. If you let off the accellerator or give it more gas it will go away. This also does not do this all the time.
If it's throwing a code, have it scanned. Sounds like the Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) or the Throttle positioning sensor, (TPS) Could aslo be a dirty O2 sensor. Scanning will tell.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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