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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 02-07-2004, 05:34 PM   #11
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I had the same fitting blow on a LeSabre with the Series I. Cost me $400 plus to get it fixed. Just a heads up...
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I had the same fitting blow on a LeSabre with the Series I. Cost me $400 plus to get it fixed. Just a heads up...
Holy Crap! The labor on that repair was no more than one hour and the parts are less than $100 even with 100% markup. Ouch.
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Well, just did this this weekend. Not a fun job, but not too difficult. The motor mount did not have to be removed although it appears it will need to when I change the belt. There is an engineer at GM who deserves a beating with a rubber chicken for that. Now it appears that the tensioner pulley is about shot (belt not tracking straight on it and it is squeaking) and there is some roughness in the bearings for the alternator. Nickel, dime, nickel, dime. I will handle the pulley tonight. On the plus side I didn't have to flush the radiator like I had planned because the antifreeze was in perfect shape. Just drained it and refilled it. I was going to replace the t-stat (original at 160k miles) while I was working but it was getting late and I was tired and the bolts wouldn't move, so I figured I'd fight that battle another day.

On a brighter note, my Regal is in the shop today getting the exhaust modified, so at least one car will be fun to drive tonight. Thanks again for everyone'* help! I suspect I will need more before I am done refurbishing this Bonneville.
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You should try it with a 95 ssei. That water pump took a whole day of my life.
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Well, I tried to change my water pump tonight, I foolishly thought it couldn't be any harder than on my '88... well as I said.. foolish... My dad and I got through removing the motor mount and numerous other things all around it and had to stop after nearly 3 1/2 hrs. of screwing w/ it... I was thoroughly frustrated and had to drive my moms bonne back home. what kind of idiot engineers but brackets and parts over bolts that need to be pulled to change a simple pump? Anyway, I'll just rant and rave about it so I'm gonna shut up now...
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