Question about 2001 Buick LeSabre
Parking brake cable limits ability to manipulate the caliper and switch out the pads.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited
I had the same problem.
I figured out the solution to the problem.
If you look at the disassembled switch very carefully, you will notice wear marks on the sides of one or both switches.
You will also find, that when trying to slide the outer switch over the inner switch, that either one or both may stick. (even when unassembled. )
I first used a razor knife to trim off excess material on the inner switch to prevent sticking. Apparently - with age and heat, the inner switch post becomes slightly deformed - not round - and causes the outer switch to stick.
I then used compressed air to completly clean everything up.
Then, I sprayed a light coating of silicon over everything.
I also checked the fit of the switch into the outer bezel. I had to slightly enlarge the bezal to prevent sticking as well.
Again, I used compressed air, to blow away any silicon residue.
I reinstalled the switch and it works like new.
I expect that with the enlarged clearances, the switch will remain operational for a very long time.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
I don't know if this works on a Buick but I have had two cars that the auto adjusters worked when you used the parking brake, I rarely use the parking brake so I got in the habit of working the parking brake 20 times or so at oil change time.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
The heater core is located under the dash, in the center. The container holding the core looks like a black plastic box. Remove the ash tray for easier access. You may have to also remove some other covers under the dash. You must first drain the radiator then you have to disconnect the hoses. There are two hoses connected to nipples of the heater core that go thru the center of the firewall. Remove the screws that hold on the cover to the heater core. Then you should be able to get the old one out. There might be a couple of other minor steps but I'm sure you can figure them out. For re-installation just go in reverse order to put it all back together.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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