Why might the battery on a 2000 Buick LeSabre go dead overnight a few times a year?
I am having a similar problem with my 99 Regal LS. Sometimes my wife drives my car to work, a couple of times when she was ready to drive home the battery was completely dead! Needless to say she wasn't pleased! I had to come and remove the battery, take it to nearest auto parts store for a quick charge then reinstall the battery. At first I thought this might be caused by the door lights, However, It was odd I never had this problem when I drove the car. I will elaborate more on this point in a minute. I started doing some research and found some helpful info on another automotive forum message board. Key items I searched for on the other message board are "battery rundown protection" and "retained accessory power". I found someone with a 98 Pontiac that was having a dead battery problem. It turns out an amplfier in the stock stereo system was staying on causing a parasitic drain on the battery. This could be relevant to my situation because my wife listens to radio going to work and has a habit of not turning it off. She uses the auto cutoff feature that cuts it off when you open the car door. Let me know if any of this sounds relevant in your situation. It is always difficult to diagnose extremely intermittent problems.
I would call your local Buick dealership. Ask for the service department. Be straightforward and tell them that you need the radio code for a 97 Lesabre have the VIN # on hand and they should give you the code. Some dealerships will only release these over the phone to other dealers so you might want to tell a little white lie that you work for another dealership.
What is wrong with a 95 Buick Lesabre if the battery light is blinks and there is not enough power for the turn signal but the next day the battery can start the car and the alternator has been checke?
Most likely there is something that is draining it. In case it might be the battery itself, disconnect the battery terminals at night. When you reconnect in the morning and the battery is OK, then the problem is in the electrical system somewhere. If the battery is dead then the battery needs to be replaced. Finding the fault in the electrical system can be difficult. Check to make sure all lights go out when the…
When it will not hold a charge nor take a charge it is defective. Of course something might be on pulling power from the battery. Any light or stuck relay. Disconnect the negative battery cable, charge the battery with a battery charger and let it sit overnight. The next day if the battery is still charged it is ok and you have something pulling power from the battery. If it ran down the battery has…
What is wrong with your 1992 buick lesabre it wont turn over and you put a new battery on it do you think the alternator is dead?
If you put in a new battery and the engine would't turn over, I don't think a faulty alternator would prevent the engine from turning. The alternator is the charging unit for the battery - if it's "dead" the battery won't get charged. You might want to look for a loose or broken wire in the starting circuit (starter, solenoid, relay, etc), even a bad ground wire will keep the engine from turning. You might…
Why am i having problems with my heat i have 95 buick lesabre We changed the water pump flushed the system up to the heater core I had heat befor we flushed?
Are there any common known components that typically go bad on the 1998 Oldsmobile LSS in which would cause a drain on the battery overnight?
Why would your '92 Buick LeSabre suddenly stop after driving it for a while but the lights and radio remain on?
Overheating Computer Chip I had a 1991 Buick Regal that did the same thing. The control chip (computer) was overheating and when it became too hot, the car would just stop. More than likely the alternator went. Once an alternator dies, the car has to run off the battery to power everything in the cab, as well as the spark plugs and other things for the engine compartment. When the battery gets too low to…
Why does my 1992 buick lesabre not shift out of first when its cold also the speedometer doesnt work until car shifts the tranny is full of fluid and also is showing no signs of major ware?
Could a serpentine belt from a Buick Skylark without ac be used for a Buick LeSabre in order to bypass the ac compressor?
I would call a dealer's service center first. If it's only the size of the belt you need, there may be one that will fit. Pleas do not re-direct people to where they can find information or the wiki police will scorn you. But the belt will not work. Dorman makes a pulley and bracket to replace compressor. You might just replace compressor with a used one too.
Start here: Check for cracks in the coils, to check, start the car and look at the coils to see if its jumping fire anyplace, If so this is the problem, If not, replace the plug wires. This advice is about 90% accurate. May not fix it though. You might also check for loose bolts on the intake manifold or broken (leaking) vacuum lines.
One possible reason might be the safety link has broken, but still has enough resistance to pull the window down. Eventually it won't even do that. An easy solution is to remove the gear box and fill the safety link area with epoxy glue. Then don't roll the window up while someone has their head out the window.
Disconnect the battery first. First you disconnect the battery. After you disconnect the battery, you can pull it with a pair of needle-nose pliers, but only after you have disconnected the battery. It is quite important to disconnect the battery, or the thing that might be fused to the fusebox might be your hand. So disconnect the battery first.
Hello Friend, I had a Golf not a Buick, nevertheless almost any car if you pull the battery cables off for about 5 - 10 minutes, resets the computer. if that doesn't work, try it again pulling again for a little longer and remove the car's ECU (computer) chip. It might not only reset the brake light but everything else. hope it works
How do you check the alternator on your 1993 BMW 325I and could a bad alternator cause a current draw battery goes dead with the car off battery load tested ok voltage is 12 with car running?
Voltage should be 13 to 14.5 with car running. Sounds like the diode pack. If theres a big plug on the back of the alternator, disconnect it overnight. Reconnect before you try to start the car (a label on the steering wheel might help you remember). If the battery is flat you need to look elsewhere.