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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
111,847 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. scrap the car! (1 reports)
1997 Buick LeSabre engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 042010

LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,847 miles


i went to my car tonight to go to mc donalds for a big mac, got in my car, turned the key and it turned once and it was like it jammed! if i turn the motor back a little my the fan felt it will turn untill it hits like a spot that stops it from turning.. i have no idea what the problem is but i know its definstaly the motor not the battery or starter.. i tryed things to eliminate those options..

Update from Jul 13, 2011: THE ENGINE IS FINISHED! connecting rod broke. motor needed to be changed so i sold the car for scrap, couldn't be bothered changing it.

- , Hopetown, QC, Canada

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