Question about 1997 Buick LeSabre
My wife said the engine light in our 97 Buick LeSabre came on, she pulled over. It had no water in it. She added water and turned it on, white smoke came out of the tailpipes. She shut it off, now it will not turn over
I had the same problem with my '87 Buick LeSabre 2 years ago. But it didn't seem to fit right, the car was running fine up until it just didn't. I had 3 professional mechanics swear it was a blown head gasket. I researched thoroughly and found out this particular engine make has a DEFECTIVE upper intake manifold which can break down and cause coolant to leak into oil, simulating a blown head gasket. The NHTSA had issued a recal on SEVERAL GM cars with this engine, EXCEPT for the '97. I filed a complaint with the ODI and as of today it is now COVERED as a "Defect & Recall". NHTSA ID number 96V116000. This MAY be your problem if it is NOT the "usual" blown head gasket. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
I know this is an older problem, but this just might help someone out there. Just because your car is smoking white and then will not turn over does not necessarily mean that the engine is in need of replacing. The intake is prone to cracking around the water passages around the EGR ports in the intake. When this happens the intake sucks water into the cylinders and smokes/ or steams like a leaky head gasket. when you turn the car off, if the cam ends up in the right position and the intake valve on the cylinder close to the leak stop in the open position that cylinder will fill with coolant and hydro-lock when you try to turn the car over. pull all of your plugs and see if the engine will turn over before calling it done.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
White smoke is an indication of a head gasket problem which caused antifreeze into the engine....the fact that your motor will now not turn over now means a seized motor.....the only help I can give you with this one is to replace the motor.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
Muffler is smoking white smoke but my car does run and it smokes alot
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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