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1997 Buick Lesabre CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Buick REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

Body Control Module (BCM)
Alero & Grand Am

This procedure must be performed if the BCM, Passlock sensor or PCM is replaced. If BCM is not properly programmed, it will not control all the features properly.

  • Ensure battery is fully charged and ignition switch is in the ON position.
  • Connect a suitably programmed Tech II, or equivalent, scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC).
  • Access scan tool "Special Functions" menu and follow scan tool instructions to program BCM.
  • If BCM fails to accept the pr...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

Anti-Lock Brakes -> Bosch Type 5 -> SYSTEM SERVICE -> 1997-98 Corvette -> 1997-98 DeVille, Eldorado, 1997 Seville, 1997-98 Bonneville, Eighty Eight, LeSabre, LSS, Park Avenue & 1997-98 Regency -> Auto Bleed -> Brake Pressure Modulator Valve -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> Electronic Brake Traction Control Module -> Front -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Manual Bleed -> Pressure Bleed -> Rear -> Wheel Speed Sensor
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

Brake System Bleed

Auto Bleed

Perform manual or pressure bleeding as outlined under " Manual Bleed" or "Pressure Bleed" before auto bleeding system

  • Turn ignition switch to Off position.
  • Raise and support vehicle. remove all tire and wheel assemblies.
  • Inspect brake system for leaks and damage. Repair as necessary.
  • Connect suitable programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC) located on lefthand side of instrument panel below steering column.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position. Do not start engine.
  • Establish scan tool communications by selecting ABS/TCS, Special Functions and Automate Bl...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> Electra (1985-90), Park Avenue (1991-98), LeSabre (1999-86), DeVille (1985-05), CTS, DTS, Fleetwood (1985-92), 88 (1999-86), 98 (1985-96), LSS, Regency, Bonneville (1987-05) & STS (2005-06)
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Install a brass drift or a screwdriver to prevent rotor from turning.
  • Remove axle nut and washer.
  • Remove ball joint pinch bolt, then using a suitable pry bar, separate ball joint from knuckle.
  • Remove drive axle from hub and bearing assembly using front hub spindle...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS

When removing starter, note if any shims are used between starter and mounting surface. If shims are found, reinstall in original locations.

If starter is noisy during cranking, remove one .015 inch double shim or add one .015 inch single shim to outer bolt. If starter makes a high pitched whine after engine...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the on position as a bulb check. If...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump housing using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump housing and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to i...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

  • On models equipped with airbag, disable airbag system.
  • On all models, disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise using suitable tool to remove drive belt.
  • Remove tensioner pulley attaching bolt, then remove pulley.
  • Remove power steering pump from bracket and position aside.
  • Loosen, but do not remove, alternator attaching bolts, then remove alter...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

LH Front Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GASLH Front Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Evaporative Emissions Canister Vent Solenoid
  • Evaporative Emissions Canister
  • Front Doors Diagram for 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GASFront Doors Diagram for 1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Traction Control Switch
  • LH Front Door Jamb Switch
  • LH Front Door Lock Actuator
  • LH Front Window Motor
  • Express Down Window Module
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Electronic Brake And Traction Control Module
  • Magna Steer Actuator
  • 1997 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Powertrain Control Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 1997 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Buick Lesabre AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Buick Lesabre cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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