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Posts Tagged: LaCrosse

Sunroof making noise

Fix noisy Sunroof If you have a sunroof making noise on one of the following vehicle, this may be your fix. Owners of 2005 Buick Allure and LaCrosse models and 2004-05 Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo models may experience a creaking noise coming from the sunroof. The noise is caused by metal-to-metal contact in the left rear corner of the sunroof opening. To repair, remove the sunroof module assembly. Next, turn the module over and clean the back side of the 12 rivet heads using an alcohol-based … Read More

Gauges on dashboard don’t work

Fix dash Gauges that don’t work Owners of 2005 Buick Allure and LaCrosse models and 2004-05 Pontiac Grand Prix models with the 3.8L engine may find their gauges on dashboard don’t work. In addition they may experience engine stall accompanied by instrument gauges dropping to zero. The speedometer and tachometer may continue to operate normally at this time. In addition, the low fuel indicator light may come on. The condition is caused by intermittent high resistance between the negative battery cable and the right side frame rail. To repair, remove … Read More

Clunk noise in steering

Fix clunk noise in steering on GM vehicles If you have a Clunk noise in steering in a 1997-2005 GM it’s caused by a “stick/slip” condition in the intermediate steering shaft. This is the portion of the shaft that goes from the steering column down to the rack. Because it has a flexible joint in it, the shaft is made to expand and contract. You guessed it, the grease they used causes it to bind. The new grease is part of a kit #26098237. You remove the intermediate shaft and inject … Read More


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