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  • Birthday 12/15/1939

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    2003 Sable LS 2003 Sable LS Wagon, '11BuickLucerne
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    Duratecs Both Sables

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  1. Age takes a toll same as miles. Sometimes age is worse. -chart-
  2. Might want to remove the cable from the lever on the tranny, and shift the lever by hand out of park pos. -chart-
  3. Sounds like a temperature sensor. Fans on when not needed and the apparent rich condition may be because it thinks it is very cold. -chart-
  4. I removed the front hose from the filter, pushed a hose on it and other end in a gas can. Hot wired to the pump side of the inertia switch. Used a jumper battery. No pressure there so no clamping needed. Was a wagon so the switch was in the back behind the door. -chart-
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    Charts fire

    Restore crew removed a truck load, all clothes, and only thing loss to the trash bin, so far, kitchen chairs and food. -chart-
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    Charts fire

    Source location clear, front porch where there "was" a light. 60 year old construction and wires so could be water leakage, animals, or just whatever happens. Attic fires in old wood go fast. No new work there in since we were here, 38 years. -chart-
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    Charts fire

    House fire last wednesday.Likely totaled. Living in motels, today will be the 5th place in 7 days but likely can stay there for several days. Motel computer and Not Nice to old coot. Removal of saved contens waiting on asbestos inspection report. 6K of water sprayed in attic killed the fire, now that water is in the walls and basement. Good ins cover but takes time. Living in tourust area so motels full. Lots of family and friend support. We will be fine. Sable wagon is our carrier of stuff, daughter is using the Buick. Dog is with a friend. -chart-
  8. Local JY ~5 miles. Went for the splash shield for the Alt on DOHC '03. Number of plastic stuff missing on used car, Pepboys seemed to have tossed any plastic when they worked on this for previous owner. Anyway while going down the row, I spotted these. Lugs were not over tight and 7/32 tread. Alloys very good. Balance weights 0.5 on each side. No dry rot. $30 per, tax included. With 2 '03's all will now have the 5 spoke and the 7 spoke will be gone. And this: pressure check at home, #55 on the first one and pegged my 0-60 gage on the other. Less accurate 0-100 shows #70. Just a peak at how the rest of owner live. -chart-
  9. Mine all had drains in the bottom of the doors. Must bee they are plugged up. -chart-
  10. OBD-II Monitor Exercised Drive Cycle Procedure Drive Cycle Preparation. overnight cold. 1. Idle vehicle for 15 seconds. 2 Drive at (40 MPH) until ECT is at least (170 F). . 3. Is Inlet Air Temp within (40 to 100 F)? If not stop here. HEGO 4. Cruise at (40 MPH) for Up To 4 minutes. Executes the HEGO monitor. EVAP 5 Cruise at (45 to 65 MPH) for 10 minutes (avoid sharp turns and hills) Gas tank ¼ to ¾ full. Catalyst 6. Drive in stop and go traffic conditions. Include five different constant cruise speeds, ranging from (25 to 45 MPH) over a 10 minute period. Executes the Catalyst Monitor. EGR 7. From a stop, accelerate to (45 MPH) at ½ to ¾ throttle. Repeat 3 times. Executes the EGR Monitor. SEC AIR/CCM (Engine) 8. Bring the vehicle to a stop. Idle with transmission in drive for 2 minutes. Executes the ISC portion of the CCM. CCM (Trans Auto) 9. From a stop and in overdrive, moderately accelerate to (50 MPH) and cruise for at least 15 seconds. Stop vehicle and repeat without overdrive to (40 MPH) cruising for at least 30 seconds. While at (40 MPH), activate overdrive and accelerate to (50 MPH) and cruise for at least 15 seconds. Stop for at least 20 seconds and repeat step 9 five times. Executes the transmission portion of the CCM. Misfire&Fuel Monitors 10. From a stop, accelerate to (65 MPH). Decelerate at closed throttle until (40 MPH) (no brakes). Repeat this 3 times. Allows learning for the misfire monitor. Follow directions for quick make ready for inspection. Most will do fine with normal driving, except EVAP. This one must be done by the book. Trick is the outside air temp in cold weather. You can clear the light with a code reader or pull the negative battery cable for a few minutes. Bat cable will also reset your tranny shifts to default. Code reader reset will only put out the light. -chart-
  11. That fuse must feed something else beside what is on that diag. No need for 15A and it only feeds a relay coil. Likely something on the same fuse. -chart-
  12. I have hauled 4x8 sheets plywood and drywall. It only fits between the widest part of the opening so only a few sheets will go in. The hatch will not close. I use rope from the rack to the hitch and back to keep the hatch partly closed. But: there is a hardboard product that looks like 4' wide but it is a inch or so over. it will not go in. Best of luck with that.
  13. As with any car I get, I want to know any use of oil or coolant. Been 1,200 miles since my oil/filter change. In my garage, cold, I check and note about 1/16" above the top dimple. I check along the way and see no change but at this miles I took the pic. Maybe down 1/16" so no future worries unless I see a drip under and since in the garage with cardboard under I should see that. Coolant was not to the full line when I bought the car last Jan, I topped it off. But failed to note if it was hot or cold. It is recovery tank and not pressure tank so I can add hot or cold. Now note, hot right on Full, cold down about 1/8th inch. Recovery tank can evaporate since no seal cap. And for this old coot, I fail to see the need for a pressure tank anyway. I have had several, never had a leak, but 2 caps fail, one full on dump of the tank. Buick uses the pressure cap right on a riser on the engine. Different concept for coolant pressure. When I got this from the Buick garage service, and home, the oil was way overfilled, maybe 5/8" over and a bit dark. I tried to drain out a Quart in a container but messed up and lost too much so I just changed it, and put in the spec 4.0 Q with filter. Oil change range decided by the car computer. History looks like ~4500 miles. My trips are short, average 13 miles per day, average speed ~25 mph. And as a side note: the wife decided she would not drive it any more. She is now out in the '03 Wagon for the first time. Buick as most newer sedans have poor visibility all around. When I switch to the wagon, easy to see the huge difference in visibility.
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