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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan

1997 Buick LeSabre
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Dr Sdn Custom, Large Car
19 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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November 1, 2012, 3:16 am

Quinshai L
 

Question: car is overheating

HI i have a 2004 buick lesabre. My oil light came on about a wrek ago....i put oil in but it never went off..ever two days it needs to be refilled with coolent..it smells of burnimg oil and shakes when i come to a stop.Yesterday while driving it started smoking and turned off.
When i turn the car off i can hear what sounds like water moving.could it be the waterpump?


November 6, 2012, 7:49 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like you'll probably need to replace the engine. The oil lamp indicates low oil pressure. You should never operated a vehicle with low oil pressure or quantity.

The coolant issue is probably a leak.... the shaking is probably a misfire.


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