Would be most appreciative if you could check out the VIN for my '97 Buick
LeSabre and let me know if it is one of those that are affected by the loss
of coolant problem
(intake manifords being plastic) problem.
I "seem" to have the problem, but am not sure.
BTW: Should the dealer fix it for free via a recall, etc.?
Thanks you very much.
Check my 246kb post on 12/02. The cutoff VIN #'s are there on page 6. The
serial numbers for the 1997 LeSabre stop at H 444313, so it looks like your
unit is not affected by the "exploding" manifold.
However, I believe all 3800 II v-6 motors have the plastic manifolds into
1999 or 2000 model years.
"Bobo" may look up your VIN and post whether your unit has any outstanding
recalls, or you can call Buick. The phone number is in one of my posts on
I love my 1997 Limited! Wish it had the touring suspension with the 16"
There is no recall on this problem, as far as I know.
A poster stated that the problem may affect 25% of the cars, so it's a crap
See the 12/02 discussion thread on "Purchase of 1997 LeSabre".
there is no recall on your vehicle.The lower intake was done on 12/12/2000
with 31,587 miles....An alternator and an ignition cylinder was in the
history also..that';s about it...
Looks like just the gasket was changed,but I could be wrong..only 1 part #
..hope that helps.. Bobo
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