Question about 1996 Buick LeSabre
I have a 1996 Buick Lesabre, the car will start. Then all of a sudden die out. I can restart the car; but it will only run for a few mins. then die again. Oh and while the car is running, none of the electrical components will work. i.e. windows, locks, seat. What could be the issue here, please help..
Mechelle, If your check engine light came on, then the faulty sensor(s) should have given your ECC (engine control computer) a code. If you know how to extract codes from your car, this may provide you with the exact problem(s) your car is having. That would be my first recommendation. Based upon what you described, if the car stalls out in Park, Reverse or while idling at a traffic signal, then my first guess would be to clean or replace the Idle Air control valve. This is usually located close to the throttle body assembly. You can pick up one of these at your local auto parts store, I looked up the part for your make and model @ www.AutoZone.com and found one for $32.99 (PN: AC95150A). However, keep in mind this may not be the solution to your problem and without pulling codes, it’s like shooting an arrow in the dark. You also said that your locks, windows (electrical) will not work when the car is running, do your accessories work when the car is not running? Hope this helps.
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