Question about 1989 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

My '89 Buick Lesabre's "service engine soon" light has been on for a few months. I've had backfiring, sputtering, and now, on many occasions, it has just CRAPPED OUT, and I had to let it sit for hours before I could start the engine up again! I've changed sensors, ignition module and it still happens! I've spent over $1100 in repairs and fast becoming extremely frustrated! Today it crapped out after driving it back to my home (6 miles) and wouldn't start for nearly 2 1/2 hours, then it started up immediately. HELP~ thanks for any advice! all the best, Terence Sutherland 347-820-8867 sanspeur15@yahoo.com

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 662 Answers

What I am going to ask you might sound like a simple question, but I do not mean to offend, but are you aware what code it is throwing up, as you did not state in this emotional post ???

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Reset service engine soon light on 2005 Buick LeSabre


disconect battery wait 5 minutes reconect after 3rd time driveing light will reset itself

Jan 19, 2013 | 2005 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

1995 buick lesabre vehicle has no power when going up hill and burns alot of gas


Hi RJ,

If the shop that performed the tune up didn't put the car on diagnostic test equipment - they may not have noticed a problem; as normal engine speeds needed for a tune up are seldom greater than idle.

Sounds to me like you've got a problem with the emissions system - or one of the sensors that provide information to the on board computer. This could be anything from clogged catalytic converter to a failed oxygen sensor.

Generally, you'd see a "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" indication on the dashboard. Check to see if the bulbs work by shutting the car off, then turn the key from off to the start position - slowly. One position should give a "bulb check" - meaning power is applied to the indicator lamps in the dashboard to show you that the bulbs work. Note any that do not come on (you might need to consult your owner manual to learn what & where these lamps are). You should see the Oil, Temperature, Brake , etc. lights come on - along with the "Check Engine" / "Service Engine Soon" light (among others). The "Check Engine" / "Service Engine Soon" lights are usually yellow - while the others are red. If the light does not come on, you may be unaware of a problem because the light doesn't work as expected.

I'd return to the shop that performed the tune up and explain the symptoms and see if they can help. It may very well be something that a tune up can not fix.

Lastly, when you have a problem with the car - you might be better explaining to the service provider what the problem is - and let them figure out the cause; rather than doing the diagnosing yourself and assuming a tune up will fix the problem. When you do that, the provider simply does what you've asked. They know nothing of the problems you're experiencing.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Aug 23, 2012 | 1995 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

My 95 Buick Lesabre Custom is sputtering loudly when I'm driving and now its starting to shut off while I'm driving. Add to that the fact that I'm on my second catalytic converter, I'm


If the check engine light is not on, I would check fuel pressure with a gauge. And if you have not replaced the fuel filter this year, that would be a good idea too.

Aug 22, 2012 | 1995 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

Is the yellow "service engine soon' light on my


Yes it is you need to take that to GM fast!

Dec 06, 2010 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

I have a 2000 buick lesabre. The fix engine soon


It NEVER was the camshaft sensor! Unless, you've removed the engine lately, which I doubt.
RUN to Advance Auto Parts and buy a can of "SeaFoam" and add to your gas tank per instructions...drive at least 100 miles and the problem should go away...IF it doesn't you'll have to replace the O2 sensors in the exhaust system...Any good mechanic should be able to do this for much less $$ than the dealership DO NOT go to the dealer for repairs!
Good Luck

Jun 22, 2009 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Light on dash states service engine soon


replace the 02 sensor and the light will go off.

May 29, 2009 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

93 buick lesaber car ran fine engine locked up so


have you checked firing order on plug wi92717856res? could be problem.

May 05, 2009 | 1993 Buick LeSabre

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75051 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7726 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...