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Average Mileage:
40,389 miles
Total Complaints:
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1997 Buick LeSabre transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112009

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,389 miles


Running late Wednesday morning,back out of parking stall no problem. Pull onto street, car seems a bit sluggish. Get to the corner where I have to cross a busy street, during rush hour of course, and the beast just does not want to go beyond a crawl! Drop the shifter by one, no real difference, drop one more, little better, drop to the lowest gear and I finally get a bit of go out of it. No, the parking brake was NOT on! Yes it was -28C with a -39C wind chill, but it was plugged in all night, and running for about 40 min before we left. Any ideas out there?

- , Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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