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What type radiator fluid, the orange or the green, does the lucerne use?

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It doesnt need to be a certain color,just look for antifreeze that says it compatible with all other antifreezes..which is the standard nowadays,hope this helps

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On my 1999 isuzu npr gas where is the coolant expansion tank and the windshield wash fluid tank?

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Can I put green antifreeze back in my radiator after flushing it even though I have the orange antifreeze in my engine block

it wont hurt anything but the pink or orange fluid has a longer service life than the typical green. you should change the green every 2 years and 4 years for the others.

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Check radiator fluid? Type of fluid,and filling instruction.

There are 3 popular types of antifreeze on the market right now. Green, Orange, and Yellow or universal. If you are unable to tell what color your currently have I would go with the Yellow, or universal, just to be safe. You will want to wait until your vehicles engine has cooled before opening the radiator cap. Fill radiator and coolant reservoir with proper coolant and mixture. If using full strength coolant mix 50/50 with distilled water. If you buy pre-mixed coolant just add straight out of the bottle until full.

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I need to change the temperature sensor on my buick lucern

You do not need to drain the system. Make sure engine is cool enough to work on, have new sensor ready, remove old sensor and quickly install new one. Just top up radiator fluid. No bleeding required.

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I replaced my water pump for my 2006 buick lucerne and now theres no heat

Hope you didn't break a nail.

There is a air pocket in the heater core, you just didn't burp it right.

Try this

  1. Open the hood of your car. Secure the hood with the safety handle. If you have a newer car, you should have a bleeder valve on the front of your radiator. Check in your owner's manual for the location of this valve. If you do start your car, open the valve with wrench and let your car heat up. The excess air will bleed out of your cooling system. Keep your car on long enough to give the (trapped air) time to bleed out of your system.
  2. Let your car cool down. Once the car is cool, take off the radiator cap. Did the level of the radiator fluid go down? If it did, it means you bled the air out of your cooling system. Replace the radiator fluid, turn on the car, and let it run. Replace radiator fluid as needed.
  3. Step 3 (above) is the way you will remove air from your cooling system if you do not have a bleeder valve on your radiator. You will leave the cap off the radiator. You will run your car until it heats up. As the air dissipates, the radiator fluid level will go down. You will fill up your radiator fluid to the correct level. Be careful because the heated radiator fluid will be hot. Always wear leather gloves and safety goggles when working on your radiator.
  4. Once the air dissipates and you fill the fluid, shut off the car. Let the car cool down. Once the car is cool, put the radiator cap back on the radiator. You may have to put more radiator fluid in the radiator. The level may fall as the car cools down. Now it is safe to drive your car. You have removed the trapped air from your cooling system.
Always wear gloves and safety goggles when working on your radiator.
Radiator fluid gets very hot when heated.
Check radiator fluid periodically.

Apr 14, 2013 | 2006 Buick Lucerne

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My coolant is brown in the radiator and coolant tank

time to change the radiator fluid also flush out the system good the brown stuff is surface rust no big deal just have it flushed or do it yourself. make sure you have the proper coolent these days there are 2 main typs of coolent, to put it simply the green stuff and the orange stuff. my chevy truck takes the orange stuff. now you could be seeing old orange stuff and it may look brown to you so make sure you replace it with the correct fluid because they dont mix and you will do damage to your car. also if you find out you have orange coolent in your car you CANNOT MIX THIS WITH WATER.. it will also damage your car..if you have orange and decide to flush out the radiator it might be a good idea to have it done at a shop.. they will know how to do it correctly. if it takes green fluid its simple to flush and repalce it yourself because you CAN MIX WITH WATER. i hope this helps...

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I have a 2006 Buick Lucerne CXS and I'm wondering

There are 2 different engines that came in the Lucerne in 2006 and I am not sure which one the CXS had. In any case below are pictures of both engines as well as locations. If you have the 3.8 liter (6 cylinder) engine you can add coolant directly to the radiator in the spot marked "A". But on your regular fluid checks you want to make sure that where the "B" is marked that the overflow tank there has fluid up to the line that says "full". If you have the 4.6 liter (8 cylinder) engine the overflow tank and where you fill up the radiator are the same (location "A") so that is the location you would fill the radiator as well as check to make sure there is coolant to the "full" line on the tank on your regular fluid checks, When you look at the pictures below you will understand easier. I hope this helps and good luck.



Jun 15, 2011 | 2006 Buick Lucerne

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What type of coolant should I use in my 2006 lucerne

In engine compartment, find the coolant resevoir, usually on the passenger side, looks like a squarish plastic jug. The cap will be labeled. Sometimes the cap will tell you what type of coolant. If not, open resevoir and look at coolant color. It will either be green or orange. Get proper color of 50/50 coolant at parts store, the clerk there can give you the proper type you ask for.

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My 1996 Maxima leaks water from what looks like a hose going into the front of the engine block

ok check the hose if its very soft feeling you may need to replace sounds like a coolent hose. also make sure the hose is tight on the block fitting maby the band has worked loose may just need to be tightned, then refill your radiatior with new fluid. you should be fine. remember to do this after the car is completly cool you dont need a coolent burn and it will stay hot awhile so its best to get the hose you need [if you need one] the day before with the coolent, that way you can do it first thing in the morning when its cool. also if green coolent comes out green coolent goes back if orange coolent comes out orange coolent goes back in. never mix those typs of coolents they are not compatible.. you will probily loose all you coolent so drain it at the bottom of radiator before you start. unless you like laying in it to work on the hose. then refill all is well.. i hope this helped you.. also youtube has alot of good videos on radiator type stuff just type in radiator hose replace and you should get alot of videos on how to do it. who knows they may even have one with the same model as your car.. again i hope this helps good luck

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usualy the drain pluggs are located ON or neer the bottom [1-2 inches] of the radiator it should be a butterfly looking plug you can usualy turn by hand maby a small pair of plyers will be needed. some cars its facing the engen or on the engen side some are on the outside or bumper side of radiator. you may need to lay on your back and shimmy under face up so you can clearly see. sometime they are more difficult to find some cars have a pan looking cover on the bottom of radiator you shouldent need to remove this just feel around over the top of pan for a butterfly or wingnut lookin plug. it may be in a ressesed hole. i would start looking on the side the lower hose is on and go from there. also you dont need to remove this plugg once you find it just loosen it and the fluid starts flowing out. have something ready to catch the fluid in and NEVER do this after the car has been driven. this fluid remains very hott a very long time the last thing you need is to have hot fluid falling on you and you cant move because your under the car. remember if green fluid come out green fluid goes back in. if orange fluid comes out orange fluid goes back in. REMEMBER [ RIGHT TO TIGHT ]- [LEFT TO LOOSEN.].

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