Buick Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Thanks for your question. Sorry you're having car problems. If I go off line, just leave a message and I'll be right back. DO NOT leave feedback yet.
Due to the oddity of this problem, brings up this TSB from Buick regarding water intrusion in a connector. I attached the TSB for you to view. Keep me posted please. Thanks, Ron
Please note; your Deposit doesn't constitute a payment. Please be sure to rate OK, GOOD, or EXCELLENT SERVICE
3-5 STARS /SMILEY FACES to complete transaction or ask for more help by clicking REPLY TO EXPERT. I strive for EXCELLENT ratings.
Please note the 1 to 2 faces equal (POOR AND BAD SERVICE) and are NEGATIVE ratings on me personally. Before choosing one of these, please reply first so that I can further help you. Positive feedback is my goal.
Thank you, Ron
Please note: not every answer I give you is something you were hoping to hear, even though it is true, such as; (it's more expensive than you wanted to spend, or you will need to have a professional repair shop do the diagnostics and /or repairs due to complexity reasons).
read the bulletin, going to check that out now. will let you know what happens
OK, see if the security light is on or flashing when this happens, if it is on, then the security system needs to be accessed with the factory scan tool to be either reset or diagnosed where that problem is at. Thanks, Ron
Please remember to rate me as high as you see fit. I strive for the "EXCELLENT" rating and I can still assist you afterward too if you need me to.
Thanks again, Ron
OK, if the battery cables are good and free from corrosion too, then take out the power distribution box from under the hood next to the battery and look for corrosion there at the terminals. The reason for these checks, is that your problem has to be a connection problem somewhere. Finding it is always the fun part.
Havent removed power distrib box yet, heres what i don't understand... There is power everywhere! Everything is getting what it needs, it just wont start. Won't even turn over. Just clicks.
That's basically a re-learn procedure but you didn't go far enough with it. Try this;
Disconnect both battery cables for 20 minutes and touch the 2 cable ends together for 10 seconds. After the 20 minutes has expired, re-connect the cables and start and drive vehicle for about 15 minutes under a variety of conditions such as idle, cruise and wide open throttle, to do a complete re-learn of the rest of the computer system.
No, you don't need to do anything but what I said to do.
I do have a final thought, and that would be to call your local dealer and just ask them if there is a computer flash update to correct this problem, and let me know. Thanks, Ron
well, we still aren't running yet, took to garage today. Just wanted to throw this strange thing at you... When the front drivers side is jacked up, it will start, when we put it down it won't! Figure that one out!