Question about 2008 Buick Lacrosse
Never had a transverse engine. How do I get to the oil filter and drain plug of the 2008 Buick Lacrosse 3.8 L V6 engine?
Also: Is there a way to jack up the whole front end (or back end, for that matter) with an ordinary hydraulic jack without doing damage to the car?
Would appreciate some direction,
the best place for floor jacks is either under the rear axle or on the spot where you would place your OEM jack that came with the car your owners manual should have a diagram that shows you where these spots are.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
i would say that it should be alright most of the time if you put synthetic in a engine after it has had reg oil in it that is when you would get your leaks because the synthetic is thiner than reg motor oil
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: changing spark plugs
First remove the big plastic cover that covers the motor by taking off the oil fill spout.Then the plastic cover should just lift right off..No you should be able to see all of the front ones and the rear ones are a little tricky..You'll need a 3 to 6in. extension with a swivel next to the 5/8 deep well socket.Taking them out is usually the easy part to which reinstalling is a little more trickier.Make sure the plug socket you are using has the rubber piece inside of it because you don't want to break the plugs..And when putting rear ones in to use an old plug wire end or just the socket and three inch extension to start the threads because you dont want to cross thread them.After you have atleast threaded them in as far as you can get them and they went atleast 3 to 4 revolutions tighten them up and finish the rest in process you be great..Good luck to you and am always here to help you and anymore questions will be glad to help......
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
The error that I'm showing for error code P1133 is
P1133 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) insufficient switching bank 1 sensor 1(Rear Bank). I would suggest having both of your Oxygen Sensors replaced if you haven't already had that done. Hope this helps. Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa.
Posted on May 19, 2009
Does the compressor run steady, cycle on and off continually or even come on at all? If cycles on-off then attach charge manifold/gauge set and bring freon up to proper level. If does not come on at all, then start engine, turn a/c on, remove two-wire plug from low pressure cut-out switch mounted on accumulator. Jumper the wires at plug and see if compressor comes on. If so, bring freon up to proper level.
If charge level was low then check for system leak after system charge with an electronic leak detector if available.
If compressor runs but doesn't cool vehicle then with engine running and a/c on feel (carefully) the lines. High side line should be hot (be careful) and low side line should be cold. If these are both true then it's possible non-cooling condition is due to air temp diverter door not operating or heater valve not shutting off (if so equipped). If low side not cold it could be a plugged orifice tube. If high side not hot it could be bad rings on compressor. Both conditions can be diagnosed with a/c manifold gauge set by noting the pressures.
For safety... if not familiar with differences between hi and low side components or with charge equipment then please take vehicle to qualified person for service.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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