Question about Buick LeSabre
Suddenly noticed steering difficult, red battery light appeared,heat indicator went all the way to hot(red side),and check charging system came on. I'm a 70 yr. old woman who knows nothing. HELP
You didn't indicate the year of the vehicle, but It sounds like the main drive belt or serpentine belt is broken. If you have a garage very close by to where you live, take the car there to have them replace the belt. Otherwise, i suggest you not drive the car until it is fixed. The fix is not a terribly difficult job to do. Possibly you know someone who can replace the belt for you. Good Luck.....
Posted on May 06, 2014
Well your engine belt is either very lose or has broken completely. If you were to look on the front of the engine were your fan is you should find your alternator and power steering pump belt.
Posted on May 06, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the alternator has a circuit in it that illuminates the battery light on the dash.that circuit is most likely at fault but because the battery went dead once i would think your alternator is just about at the end of it's useful life.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
SOURCE: Instrument panel went dead
Checked Every fuse in the fuse box (no small task).This includes #4 - Power point Instrument Panel, #14 - Day time running lamps (auto lamps doesn't work nor does auto lock), #27 - ignition switch run feed, #35 - Instrument Cluster, #41 - Instrument Cluster, #42 - Delayed Accessory, #45 - Ignition switch run/start feed, #102 - Door locks body security module, #103 - Ignition switch, #110 - Ignition switch, & #116 - Ignition switch. But I also check all other ones as well, they all register OK. AC panel & radio work. Turn signals work. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. So, basically, everything works except auto head-lights, auto locks, and the dash cluster (no MPH, RPM, mileage display, Fuel, Temp, Tran Temp, and Oil Pressure).
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
It sounds like you lost the belt that runs the power steering pump and the water pump and the alternator. Look under the hood at that belt.
Posted on May 20, 2010
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