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Old 04-24-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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No, unfortunately not a Bonneville but still an H-Body.. Picked up a 1992 Buick LeSabre Custom for my 16 year old cousin for $500 and 143,000 from a family friend. It has the usual H-Body issues - passenger rear wheel well rot, broken sway bar links, and minor electrical gremlins. So far, the electric driver seat and power door locks aren't working and the "brake" light is on even though there are no leaks in the brake lines. Any suggestions?

In my absence, not much has changed - I still drive my olds alero with almost 200K on it now, and it runs like a charm. I still am searching for my old bonneville because I thoroughly believe it was not totaled even though thats what the guy I sold it to said. if i find anything, I will be sure to let you all know!
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Welcome back. As to your brake light, have you checked the brake fluid level? Also look at the parking brake.
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What motor in the Alero
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@danthurs - checked the brake fluid and it is clean and full. it'* my understanding that a rear brake line was replaced recently but the brakes don't feel mushy or like they need to be bled.

@jonpro - my alero has the 3400 LA1. I know its not as awesome as a 3800 but with regular oil changes, it'* serving me well.
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