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  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    BUICK
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    The 1996 Buick LeSabre Owner's Mmual ...This section tells you howto use your seats and safety belts properly. also explains "......This section explains how to start and operate your Buick. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems ...Seats and Restraint Systems YourDrivingandtheRoad 1-1 2-1 3-1...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    We support voluntary technician certification. m u " GENERAL MOTORS, GM and the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem and the nameLeSabre are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. WE SUPPORT VOLUNTARY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION THROUGH ...
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    ... a holding company, September 16, 1908. He called it General Motors. Walter Marr Thomas Buick and Buick's chief engineer, Walter L. Marr (left), and ... from Detroit to Flint. Buick has always been a product innovator. Buick engineers developed the William C . (Billy)Durant iv
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    ... 19 10, including successes at Indianapolis two years before the Indy 500 began. The success of Buick engines was visible not only on the race track,but in endurance tests ... were world famous. During World WarI, Buick built Liberty aircraft engines as well as Red Cross ambulances so ...
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    In World War 11, Buick built aircraft engines, tanks and other military hardware. This post-war period ...more massive in the post-war era. 1953 Skylark 1949 Roadmaster Motor Trend magazine named the 1962 Buick Special "Car of the Year." The first production V-6 engine was used in the Special. vi
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    ... Flint complex, which formed the cornerstoneof General Motors, Buick City is a state-of-the-art assembly facility... comfortable accommodation. Ed Mertz, General Manager, Buick Motor Division Our mission is simple: "Buick will provide Premium American Motorcars backed with services that exceed our ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...to Use This Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first... place to look for what you need is the Index in the back of the manual. It's an alphabetical list of all that's...find anumber of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell ...
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    ... Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: not be covered by your warranty, and it could be ... to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE ... also cee warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words CAUTION or NOTICE. 1 NOTICE: These ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... with your lights: These symbols are on some of your controls: WINDSHIELD WIPER These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights: Here are some other symbols you ... BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHTER n t FASTEN SEAT BELTS BURNS BRAKE ( ) b 0 HORN SPEAKER SPARK OR FLAME COULD ...
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    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your Buick and how to use your safety beltsproperly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. Manual Front Seat Seats and Seat ...
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    Power Seat (Option) Rear Control:Raise the rear of the seat by pushing the switch on the left. Lower the rear of the seat by pushing the switch on the right. leclininp Front Se--backs The power seat controls are on the armrest. Front Control:Raise the front of the seat by pushing the left side ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    .... Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're reclined ... could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. a In The lap belt can't do its job either. crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt at forces would be there, not your pelvic bones. This could ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint ....If you are in a crash and you're not wearinga safety belt, your injuries can be ...
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    Why Saft w l Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. t Put someone on it. . . . .*. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose just a seat it's on wheels. 1-5
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-6
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    or the instrument panel... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop overmore distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-7
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    ... an accident if I'm wearing a safety belt? If I'm a good driver,and ... be -- whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But can unbuckle a safety ... only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air... ever offered for salehas required the use of safety belts. Even if you're...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... about safety belts and children. Andthere are different rules for smaller children and babies.If a child will beriding in your Buick, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. First, ...
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    ... bones. And you'd be less llkely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the ....This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ... of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a ...
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    Before you begin to drive,move the shoulder belt adjuster tothe height that is right for you. To move ... sure it has locked into position. Adjust the heightso that the shoulder portionof the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your ...
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    ...wrong with this? You can be seriouslyhurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way....
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    ... -I&,, CAUTIO \ - A You can be seriously injuredif your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this.In a crash, the...go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. t...
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    ... CAUTION: ._._ . ... You can be seriously injured you wear the if a shoulder belt under your arm. In crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance head and neck injury. of Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong...
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    What's wrongwith this? You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to ...twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. 1 I I 1 I I I I I I I I A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-15
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    ... (SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or air bag system. Your Buick has two air bags -- one air... if you aren't wearing your safety belt even if you have an airbag. ... out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam...
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    ... label onthe right front passenger’s safety belt. -- A CAUTION: Air bags inflate with great force... air bag readiness light the instrument panel, which skiowsAIR BAG. The system checks the air bagମ. electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells youthere isan .electrical if problem. See“Air ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    HQ th \ir Bag System Works The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where is the air bag? The driver's a r bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. i 1-18
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...move or deform, such as aparked car, the threshold level will be higher. The airbag is not designed to,inflate ...impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. In any particular crash,...all part of the air bag modules packed inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheelor the instrument panel. The air bag supplements the Air protection provided by safety belts. bags distribute ...air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... work properly. See your dealer for service. Your Buick dealer and the LeSabre Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag ... Air Bag-EquippedBuick Air bags affect how your Buick should be serviced. There are partsof the air bag system in several ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If your vehicle has a center passenger position, be sure to use the correctbuckle when buckling your lap-shoulder belt. If you find that the latch plate not will go fully into thebuckle, see if you are ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Center Passenger Position Lap Belt If YQWvehicle has front and rear bench seats, someone can sit in thecenter.positions. When you sit in a center seating position, have' a lap you safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plateand pull it along the belt. 1-23
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    ... more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety ... can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions.... belt isn't long enoug?;, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the of this section. end Make sure ...
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    ... The positions next the windows have lap-'shoulder to _. belts. Here's how to wear one properly. If the ...' 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt acrossyou. Don't let it get twisted. 2. ... latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt shouldbe worn low and snug ... bones. And you'd be likely less to slide under thelap belt. If you slid under it, the...This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...€™s a sudden stop or a crash. if You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...have outgrown child restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elasticcord must be under the belt the guide and on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...the right type and for your child. A very size young child's hip bones so small thata are regular belt might not stay on thehips, as it low should. Instead, the belt likely be over the will child's abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force righton the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    . . CAUTION: (Co .hued) 1 , . at only 25mph (40 ludh), a 12-1b. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. I Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... Standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... anchored. If you need to have an anchor installed, you can ask your Buick dealer to put it in foryou. If you want to install an anchor yourself, your dealer can tell you how to do it. For cars first sold in Canada, child restraints with a top strap must be anchored according ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. ' You'll be using the lap-shoulderbelt. See the earlier part ...thechild in the child restraint as the instructions say. Tilt the latch plate to adjust belt if needed....
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    ...is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quicklyif you ever had to. 5. To tighten the belt, pull on the shoulder belt while up you push down on. the child restraint. 6. Push and pull... the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let go back all the it...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 3. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. 4. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. 7....To remove the child restraint, justunbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.... so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to....
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    ... a Child Restraint the Right in Front Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top ..., and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder...
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    5. Buckle the belt.Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly you ever had to. if 6 . m l the restof the lapbelt all theway out of the X retractor to set the lock. 1-39
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    ... the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the ... outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should ...window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulderbelt can ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... are restrainedin the rear seat.But they need to use the safety belts properly. Children who aren't buckled up can be thrown ... children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one personat a time. Q: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child ...
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    ... part behind is in the child. If the child wears the belt this way, in a crash thechild might slide under... injuries. Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug ...hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash....
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    ... fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn't long enough to fasten,... job,have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a crash. Theycan rip ... parts and repairs may be necessaryeven if the belt wasn't being used at the timeof the collision. If your seat ...
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    NOTES 1-44
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    Section 2 Features and Controls Here you can learn about the many standard and optional featureson your Buick, and information on starting, shiftingand braking. Also explained are the instrument paneland the warning systems that tell you if ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    The ignition keys are for theignition only. When a new LeSabre is delivered, the dealer removes the plugs from the keys, and gives them to the first owner. However, the ...your ignition keys don't have plugs or the tag, go to your Buick dealer for the correct key code if you need a ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    Door Locks From the outside, use your door key or Remote Keyless Entry, if your vehicle ... key toward the front of the vehicle will unlock it. Unlocked doors canbe dangerous. Passengers especially children can ... aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and will be far you better ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... you're not in PARK (P), have that person use the manual or power lock. When the door is closed again, it will not lock automatically. Just use the manual or power lock to lock the door again... out of PARK (P), just use the manual or power lock button to lock the doors. The switch on each ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    Customizing Your Memory Door Locks Feature You can program the memory door ... mode will advance by one, going from 3 to 0 to 1, etc. 2 All doors automaticallylock when shifted outof PARK (P). Only ... automatically unlockswhen shifted intoPARK (P). All doors automatically lock when shifted outof PARK ...
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    ...Door Security Lock Your LeSabre is equipped with rear door security locks that help prevent ...opened from inside when this feature is in use. If you want to open a rear door when the security lock ...Lockout Protection The power door locks will not work the key is left in the if ignition with the driverମ.
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    Remote Keyless Entry System (Option) If your Buick has this option, you can lock and unlock your doors or ... This product has a maximum range. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. See your Buick dealer or a qualified technician for service. Changes or modifications...
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    ... flash when unlocking 2 Personal Choice Features Each key transmitter can be programmed to the driver's preference formemory door locks,security feedback, delayed locking and perimeter lighting. See e,achfeawe in the Index. 3 4 5 2-8
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    ... you can turn this feature on and off by using the following procedure. 4. Release the power door lock switch. the To ... repeat previous procedure. If your vehicle is not equipped with the Remote Keyless Entry, use the following procedure to turn the feature on: This feature lets thedriver delay the...
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    ... Once the new transmitter is coded, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can... another vehicle. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your key chain transmitter ... probably time to change the battery. For battery replacement, use one Duracell@battery, type DL-...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...turn it. 2. Once the transmitter is separated, use a pencil to remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object. 3. Remove and replace the battery. Replace it as the instructions inside the cover indicate. Remote Trunk Release The TRUNK button is ...
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    ... key with you. Now the trunk button to the left of the steering column will not open the trunk. I u. The optional Remote Keyless Entry transmitter will open the...in the Index. If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them the way. all See "Engine Exhaust"in the Index. 2-12
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    ...big business, especiallyin some cities. Although your Buick has a number of theft-deterrent features, we...professional thieves so don't do it. With the ignition OFF and the driver's door open,you'll hear... and so will your ignition and transaxle. And remember to lock the doors. Put your valuables...
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    Universal Theft-Deterrent (Option) If your Buick has this option, it has a theft-deterrent alarm system. With this system, the SECURITY light will flash as you ....You should also remember that if you can start your vehicle with the correct ignition key the alarm has been set You must ...
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    ..., the starter won't work and fuel won't to the engine.If someone triesto go start your vehicle again or uses another key during this time, the vehicle will not start. This discourages someone from randomly trying different keys with different resistor pellets in ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...clean and dry before it's inserted in the ignition or the engine may not start. If the engine doesnot start and the SECURITY light comes ...properly and must be serviced by your Buick dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-.... If you lose or damage a PASS-Key I1 ignition key, see your ...
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    ... to five different positions. NOTICE: Your modern Buick doesn't need elaborate an "break-in." But it ... (804 km). Don't make full-throttle starts. Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 ... like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. To use, push in the key and turn it ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... have your car in motion while the engine is off. RUN (D): This is the position for driving. START (E): This position starts... Don't try to shift to PARK if your Buick (P) is moving. If you do, you could... accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle....START for about three to five seconds at a time until your engine starts.Wait about 15 seconds between your battery. ...
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    ... be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. To use the coolant heater: 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap ... to list everything here,we ask that you contact your Buick dealer in the area where you'll be parking your vehicle. The ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...trailer, see"Towing a Trailer'' in the Index. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) range before starting the engine. Your Buick has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake..., your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use... caused shifting out by of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn't covered by your warranty...
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    ... but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. Going about 35 mph (...88 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@)or THIRD (3) as much as possible. Donମ.and have more power. THIRD (3): This positionis also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on and a single chime will be heard. The parking brake uses the brakes on the rear wheels. To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...approximately feet (12.2 m)with 40 on, and the parking brake the brake light stays on a chime sounds untilyou release ...Your vehiclecan roll. If you have leftthe engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.You ..., even when you're onfairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position as follows: 0 Pull the lever toward you. 4. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully... PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, ...leaveyour vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    lifting Out of PARK (P) Your Buick has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brake before... Turn the key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want. 5 . Have the...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... You're Parked It's better not to park with the engine running.But if you ever ... things to know. Idling the engine with the system controloff air could allow dangerous exhaust into your ... can happenis a garage. Exhaust with C O can come ineasily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...your vehicle if of the shift leveris not fully inPARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle... you have to. If you've left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. ... control each of the windows while the ignition is on. In addition, each passenger door has a switch for its own ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... all passenger window switches. The driver's window controls will still be operable. This isa useful feature when you have children as passengers. Press the UNLOCK switch toallow passengers to use their window switches again. Horn To sound the horn, press the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. An arrow on the instrument panel will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the... a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change....
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    .... and Flash-To-Pass Feature This feature letsyou use your high-beam headlamps to signal a. ... headlamps are off. To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you, but not sothat far ... towardyou. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel will also beon. If your ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose ...delay. Heavy snow or icecan overload your wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop themotor until it ... the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    A CAUTION: In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid... needless wheel spinning, and you could losecontrol. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. Cruise control does work at speeds below about not 25 mph (40 km/h). If your vehicle ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    .... If you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you might hit button a and go into cruise whenyou don't want to....control. Keep the cruise control switchOFF until you want to use it. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. Once you're going about...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... you out of cruise control.Many drivers findthis to be too much trouble and don't use cruise controlon steep hills. The accelerate featurewill ... off the cruise control: Step lightly on the brake pedal; or Move the cruise switch to OFF. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... lamp switch on, remove the key from the ignition and open the driver's door, you will hear a continuous ...light sensor on top of the instrument panel monitors the exterior light level for the operation of DRL and ... License Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Press theLIGHTS switch to turn ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... and other lamps won't be on. Your instrument panel won't be lighted either. When it is dark enough outside, your low...for three minutes after you turn off your engine. If you move the control almost all the... will go off quickly when you turnoff your engine. You can change this delay time from only...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... sentinel and daytime running lamps work with the light sensor top of on the instrument panel. Don't cover it up. If you do... Keyless Entry system, the interior lamps will automatically shut off after a 10 minute period if a door is left ajar. This feature is designed to help eliminate battery wear ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    .... The lamps will turn off immediately by pressing the LOCK button on the key transmitter, starting the engine or activating the power door locks. Delayed Entry Lighting When you open the door, the interior lamps will come on. When you close...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the LAMP switch. 4. Release the door lock switch.The perimeter lighting option is now off..... All doors will lock. 2. Press the instant alarm on the transmitter again. Perimeter lighting is now ...horn will chirp twotimes. 4. Release the door lock switch. Theperimeter lighting option is now on. 2-42
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...Option) The lamp, the switch and a coat are above each hanger off. rear door. Slide the switch turn the lamp on or to Mirrors Inside Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror With Integral Reading Lamps Battery Rundown Protection This feature shutsoff the courtesy...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (Option) I . This mirror automatically changes to reduce glare from headlamps behind you. A photocell on the back of the mirror senses when it becoming dark outside. Another is
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... changing of the mirror as you drive under lights and through traffic. Manual Remote Control Mirror The outsiderearview mirror should ... left outside mirror, rotate the knob located on the driver's door. The right outside mirror Cleaning the Photocells Use a cotton swab and glass cleaner to clean ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Outside Power Remote Control Mirror (Option) If your Buick has the power mirror, the control is located on the driver's door. Automatic Dimming Outside Rearview Mirror (Option) If you have this option, the driver's side outside mirror will adjust for the glare of ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Storage Compartments Glove Box Use the door key to lockand unlock the glove box. To open, lift the latch release on the left of the side glove box door. Center Console CupholderlCoinholder (Option) The armrest between the front seats opens into storage a area. To ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... pop back by itself. Pull out the entire unit to use it. Don't hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand ...from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. For heavier loads, store them ... net so that it will lie flat when you're not using it. 2-48 r I NOTICE: Don't put papers ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... opened. The brightness of the lamp can be adjusted by sliding the switch. Each sun visor has parts, so that both the windshield two and door glass can shaded at thesame t h e . There is be also a tinted transparent extension that be pulled ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Instrument Panel h 2-50 bs
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Air Outlet 10. Glove Box 11. Climate Control System 2. Headlamps Switch 3. Parking Lamps Switch 12. Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter 13. Ignition Switch 14. Driver's Side SRS (Air Bag) 15. Traction Control Switch 4. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever 5. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 6. Instrument ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...re using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. .fuel Your Buick is equipped with one of these instrument panel clusters, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages. 60 ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    8 0 0 Gage Cluster
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... miles (used in the United States) orkilometers (used in Canada). Your Buick has a tamper resistant odometer. If you see bright silver lines... per minute (rpm). 4 3,\ 1 ' 2 \' 5 'z-0 . RPM X 1000 I NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area or engine...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just tolet you know they’...€™re a big help. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about eight secondsto remind people to fasten their safety belts. The safety ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. Battel...see one of these lights flash for a few seconds when you turn your ignition to RUN or START. .... If the light stays on, you need service and you should take your Buick to the dealer at once. To save your battery until...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...,the other part can work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well, I l l If you... gage reading staysin either red range, orthe battery warning light comes one, have your Buick dealer check the electrical system. BRAKE () a If the light and chime come on while you ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    .... Then start the engine againto reset the un system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you're driving, your Buick needs service. the regular I f brake system warning light isn't on, you still have brakes, but you don't have...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... should come on briefly as you start the engine. If the warning light doesn't come on then, ... your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin....system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... off as soon as possible. In the section "Problems on theRoad," this manual explains what to do. See"Engine Overheating" in the Index. The engine ... your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In the section "Problems on the Road," this manual explains what to do. See "...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... go off. Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light) Your Buick is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission ...by Enhanced Diagnostics.) The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicatethat there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the Light Is On ... be covered by your warranty. This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...€ in the Index). Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle intogear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration or stumbling ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... your vehicle serviced. These lights tell you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure.... goes off once you turn it to START. That’s just a check to be sure the light works. If it doesnମ.I NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...have your vehicle serviced. Change Oil Soon Light ('Option) This light is activated by the Engine Oil Life ...was shut off. If the CHECK OIL LEVEL light comes back on, the engine oil shouldbe checked ... temperature vehicle speed. The and Engine Oil Life Monitor uses this data to determine how much the...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    .... It will stay on for 60 seconds once 90% of the oil lifehas been used and each time the engine is started after that. If the CHANGE OIL SOON light is on continuously, there is a problem with the Oil Life Monitor System and service is required. After ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    .... fuel Here are some things that some owners ask about. None of these showa problem with your fuel gage: @... Fuel Light (Option) If your Buick has this option, a light near the fuel gage will come on when... get more fuel as soon as you can. At the service station, the pump shuts off before gas the gage...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    NOTES 2-68
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...control systemsand audio systems offered with your Buick. Be sure toread about the particularsystem supplied withyour ...controlthe heating, cooling and ventilation in your Buick. Your vehicle also has a flow-... described later in this section. If your Buick has this climate control system, the following...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... airflow through the middle instrument panel outlets. The air conditioning compressor is not working when VENT is selected. HTR: This button directs air out of the heater outlets.... allows fresh air to flow through your Buick when the vehicle is moving. The system will try to keep the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... ComforTemp Climate Control (Option) If your Buick has the dual automaticcomfortemp climate control option... works. If the display is flashing after the system is started, you should see your dealer ... each time a button is pushed and a small light on the button will indicate which buttons are active. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... temperature, engine coolant temperature, and time since the engine was last started. Pushing the FAN, AIR FLOW or FRONT buttons ... remember the control setting the next time you start your engine. To find your comfort zone, start with a 75 O F (24°C) temperature setting, allow about 20 minutes for ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... keep the desired temperature, VENT The VENT button allows fresh air to flow through your Buick without the air conditioning compressor working. AUTO andVENT ...your vehicle. You may use this setting to limit odors enteringyour vehicle. Press RECIRCto change to a manual MODE and air...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... will through the floor outlets. The heater works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT (on the electronic touch system or manual operation of the dual automatic comfortemp system) to...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... airflow to the rear seating area. mtilation 1. lp ' When the engine idles for a longtime, the exterior temperature sensormay cause ... set temperature inside your vehicle. When you start your vehicle and the EXT display flashes ... system may need repair. See your Buick dealer. Keep the hood and front ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... will vary. If a manual fan speed setting is selected, the fan speed will remain at that selection until the engine is turned off or another selection has been made. To .... The lines you see on the rear window warm the glass. Press this button to start warming your window.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... setting. To activate the passenger control, simply press the COOL or WARM buttons located on the passenger door. O The indicator lights above the control will show the difference from the main temperature setting.To turn off this part of the system,...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. 'ting the ClocK Press and ... minute appears. You may set the clock with the ignition off if you press RECALL first ... display flashes. If you press the knob when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...treble. Push the knobs back in when you're not using them. Adjusting the Speakers BAL:...knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. Use the middle position to balance thesespeakers. 2. Find... to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. Use the middle position to balance these speakers...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player RECALL: Press the upper knob briefly to ... the display flashes. If you press the knob when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds. Finding ... fortwo seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... will begin playing. If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, TREB and BASS controls justas you do for the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape reverses. ( (3): Press this button ( bb (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape advances. SIDE (5): Press this button to change...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    AM-FM Stereo with CassetteTape Player and Automatic Tone Control RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall thestation To being ...: Press one of the SEEK arrows fortwo seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a seconds. Theradio will go to few a station, stop ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...the station you want by using TUNE or SEEK. BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn...to increase or decreasetreble. Push the knobs back in when you are not using them. 3. Press TONE to select the... middle position balance these speakers. to Push the knobs back in when you are not using them.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... tape begin playing. If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing,use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, TREB and BASS controls justas you do for the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control SOURCE: Press this button to change to the tape function when the radio is on. TAPE with an arrow will appear on the display when the tape is active. EJECT ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... to select the band. 2. Find the station you want by using TUNE or SEEK. 3. Press TONE to select the ... a preset station has weak reception, the radio will not stop at the preset station. AM-FM: Press... two seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...or decrease treble. Push the knobs back in when you are not using them. 'laying a Con Sct Disc ...this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the left orright speakers. Use the ... knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. Use the...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    PREV (1): Press this button to go to the start of the current track if more than eight secondshave played. If you hold the ... with a disc in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system,the disc will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last-selected audio ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...display flashes. If you press the button when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds....fortwo seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds....select the band. 2. Find the station you want by using TUNE or SEEK. 3. Press TONE to select ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... the middle position to balance thesespeakers. Push the knob back in when you are not using it. AUTO SET Press this buttonand the system will seek ...Turn the knob to increase or decrease bass. Push the knob back in when you are not using it. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... begin playing. If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, TREB and BASS controls justas you do forthe radio...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... a CD while theignition or the radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. If you're drivingon a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and an error code may appear on the display. Press RECALL to take the error code off the display. When things get back to normal, the disc ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... button until the display flashes. PREV (1): Press this button to go to the start of the current track, if more than eight seconds have played. ... a discin the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system, the disc will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last-...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... THEFTLOCK indicator OFF. will flash when the ignition is The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ... read through all nine steps before starting the procedure. NOTE: If you allow more...automatically reverts to time.and you must start the procedure over Step 4. at 1 % 8. Press AM-...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to the ACCESSORY or RUN position. 1. LOC appears when the ignition is on. 2. Press MIN and 000 will appear on the display. 3. Press MIN again to make thelast two digits agree with your ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using buttons on your steering wheel. the Some steeringwheel controls may operate climate ... stop scanning. If a preset station has weak reception, the radio will not stop at the preset station. AM-FM: Press thisbutton to choose AM...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Understanding Radio Receptic FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound. But ... sound equipment may interfere with the operationof your vehicle's engine, Delco radio or other systems, and even damage...been added improperly. So, before adding sound equipment, check with your dealer andbe sure to ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... thorough cleaning. A scrubbing action cleaning cassetteis available through your Buick dealer. You may also choose a non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject. It may not ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... grid line has been damaged and must be repaired. Your radio is not at fault. If you choose to add a cellular telephone toyour Buick, and the antenna needs to be attached to the glass, be sure that you do not damage the grid lines for the AM-FM antenna. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...and the Road Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device inyour Buick: Buckle up. (See "Safety Belts" in the Index.) Defensive driving really means "...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... alcohol. 0 0 Attentiveness. Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these ... drinking and driving. In recent years, some 18,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC ... drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number ... other countries,it's even lower. The BAC limit for all commercial drivers in the United States ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the ... orpermanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. I Drinking and then driving .... Ride home in cab; or if you're with a group, designate a driver whowill not drink. -- ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...vehicle gowhere you want it togo. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three ...their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking action involvesperception time and reaction ...icy); tire of tread; and the conditionof your brakes. Sometimes, aswhen you're drivingon ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, orwhen you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake ...little. This isnormal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See Anti-Lock ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could.... jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that... wheels is about to stop rolling, thecomputer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at the rear ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem with your traction control system. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel the system working, or you may ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    The traction control system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery road conditions, you ... again. The traction control system warning light should go off. Braking in Emergencies Use your anti-lock braking system when you need to. With anti-...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort. The traction you can get in a curve depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface, ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. ... That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your Buick can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...-lane highway waits for justthe right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...it looks like achance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and ...and constantly seekan escape route or area of less danger. If other cars are linedup to pass a ...the blind spot. Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... slow down when you have If you do not have traction control, orif the system is any... the accelerator pedal. avoid only the braking skid. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator pedal ... way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems,or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving... wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting night. But if you're...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... topick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper aim,... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Rain and ... go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Driving too fast through large water puddles oreven going through some carwashes can cause problems,too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    .... Some Other Rainy Weather Tips a Turn on your low-beam headlamps -- not just your parking lamps --,to help make you more visible to ...water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine..Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody your vehicle.If...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... signal. A traffic light is there because the corneris busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... drive along the entrance ramp, you should begin to check traffic. Try to determine where you expect to ...Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it's slower.Stay ...lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...think you are going slower than you actually are. Buick dealerships all across North America. Theyମ.Make sure you’reready. Try to be well rested. If you must start when you’re not fresh -- such as after a ...€™s ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out.Of course, you’ll ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that ... cool interior. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your ... sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap,get...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... lane, like a stalled car or an accident. e You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling...ahill. You could crash. Shift down to your engine let assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. L 4-23
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Winter Driving 1 i . \ Here are some tip? forwinter driving: Have your Buick in good shape for winter. You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include anice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, asmall ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice ...Index. If you don't have the traction control system, accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, drive wheels will spin...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for surethat you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: Turn on your ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... your vehicle, especiallyany that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to... run the engine, makeit go alittle faster than just idle. That push the acceleratorslightly. This is, uses less...your headlamps. Let the heater run for awhile. You can run the engine keep w a r m , but ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you ... TIRE SIZE SPEED RTG PSLKPa MFD BY GENERAL MOTORS CORP DATE GVWR GAWR FRT GAWR RR THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE U.S. FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... the vehicle, secure it whenever can. you Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the ...life of your vehicle. NOTICE: Your warranty does not coverparts or components that fail because overloading. of ... of your vehicle level as the load changes. It is automatic -- you do not need to adjust anything.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...if you have followed all the Ask steps in this section. your Buick dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with .... To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this part, and your Buick dealer see for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. Load-pulling ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... special equipment that you have on your vehicle. You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, oryou can write us at: Buick Motor Division, Customer Assistance Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI 48550 In Canada,write to:...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...maximum load capacity. If you're using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue ...numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver's door or see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index....sure you don't go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... intended for hitches. Do not attach rentalhitches or other bumper-type hitches to them. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. Trailer Brakes Does your trailer ... properly. Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... driving isnow a good deal longerand not nearly as responsive as your vehicle isby itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform..., lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasherand/or extra wiring. Check with your Buick dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: Start your engine; Shift into a gear; and 0 Release the parking brake. 2 . Let ... are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil,belts, cooling system and brake adjustment. Each of these is ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    @ Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do aboutsome problems that can occur on the road. Hazard Warnmg Flashers Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem.Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... it won't work, and it could damage your vehicle. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your Buick. But please follow the steps below to do it safely. 5-2
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... aground connection you don't want. You wouldn't be able to start your Buick, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. 3. Turn off the ignition on ... (N). /1 CAC ,,O ! An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure Keep hands, ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to negative (-) or a metal engine part. Don't connect positive (+) to negative (-) or you'll...and maybe other parts, too. ~ Fans or othermoving engine parts can injureyou badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engines are running.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 5-5
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the deadbattery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. '
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... thevehicle with the deadbattery. Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a GM dealer or a professional towing service tow your Buick. If it won’t start after a tries, itprobably few needs service. 12. Remove thecables.in reverseorder. Take care that they donମ.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... faster than safe orposted speeds. Never tow with damaged parts not fully secured. CAUTION: (Continued‘) A vehicle can fall from car carrierif it isnମ.secured with chains or steel cables before it is transported. Don’t use substitutes (ropes, leather straps, canvas webbing,etc.)...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    I I Attach T-hook chains on both sides inthe slotted holes in thebottom of the cradle,behind the front wheels. Position a4" x 4" wood beam across sling chains contacting the bottom of the radiator support. Position the lower sling crossbardirectly under the front bumper.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Rear Towing Tow Limits -- 55 mph (88 kmlh), 500 miles (800 km) Attach T-hook chains to slots in the bottom of the floor pan directly ahead of the rear wheels on both sides. L Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each control arm. No 4 " x 4 " wood beam is needed. 5-10
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Position the lower sling crossbardirectly behind and at the lower edge of the rearbumper cover. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm. 5ll
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Engine Overheating You will find a coolant light or warning light about a the hot engine onyour Buick's instrument panel. If you have the optional gage cluster, you may also have a coolant temperature warning gage. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light" ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get the overheat warning ...no steam, theproblem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little... still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle.... You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 206
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  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    -ACAUTION: I . . . I Heater and radiatorhoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Don't touch them. If you do... a leak the in or radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump somewhere e1se.h the coolingsystem. 1 NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isn't ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... Coolant" in the Index for more information.) TM NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mix. Adding only plain water to your cooling ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    You can be burnedif you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if ...hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at the FULL COLD mark, start your vehicle. a t high speed. Never turn the cap when the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    How t Add Coolant to the Radiator o , 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. (Don't press down while turning the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    3. Fill the radiator with the proper mix, up to the base of the fillerneck. 4. Then fill the coolant recoverytank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. - 5-19
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine fans. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...skid and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your ...if possible. If a tiregoes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a ...2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Removil re Tire and '1; The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. Pull the carpeting from the floor of the trunk. Turn the center retainer bolt on the spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. The box that stores the jack and wrench is on the passenger's side trunk wall. Open the box and then twist the wing ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Removing wheel clovers and Wheel Nut Caps : ." The tools you'll be using include the jack and wheel (A) wrench (B). If your vehicle has an aluminum wheel with a center cover, remove it by using the flat end of the wheel wrench to access the wheel nuts. 5-24
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...your vehicle has this aluminum wheel, you may have plastic wheel nut caps. Use the wheel nut wrench to remove the wheel nut caps and to loosen the wheel .... Pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes off. Be careful, the rim edges may be sharp. Don't try to remove it with your bare hands....
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    If your vehicle has wire wheel covers, remove them as follows: Using the flat end of the key wrench handle, between the wire wheel cover and the center cap, pry off the center cap. Use the wire wheel key wrench to remove the wheel cover. Remove the theft-...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... Installing the Spare Tire 2. Attach thewheel wrench to the bolt on the end of the jack and rotate thewrench clockwise to raise the jack head a few inches. 1. Use the wheel wrench to loosen thewheel nuts, but don't remove them. 3. Near each wheel well is a notch in the frame to put the jackhead ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...badly injured killed. Never get under or a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. NOTICE: 4. Position the jack and ... vehicle's frame nearest the flat tire. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the compact spare... sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising your vehicle.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    7. Remove any rust or dirt from thewheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. 5. Raise the vehicleby rotating the wheel wrench clockwise in the jack. Raise the jack far enough so there's enough room for the spare tire to fit. 6 . Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 5-29
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... or dirt from places the where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an towel emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper a scraper or wire to do this; but be sure to use brush ... nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. Never use oil grease on studs or nuts. or If you do, the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    10. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a criss-cross sequence. 9. Lower the vehicleby rotating the wheel wrench counterclockwise on the jack. Lower the jack completely. 5-3
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... to 100 Ib-ft (140 N-m). NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts canlead to To brake pulsation and rotor damage. avoid expensive brake repairs,evenly tighten thewheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don't try to put ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    .... Store all these in the proper place. After you've put the compact spare tireon your vehicle, you'll need to store the flat tire in your trunk. Use the following procedure to secure flat tire in the trunk. the Store the flat tire as far forward in the trunk as possible. Store the jack and wheel...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... someone. .Store these all in the proper place. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace as the compact spare tire with a full-size tire... can. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section. See the storing instructions label to replace your compact spare intoyour trunk properly. 3 ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe parts other of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles. 1 And don't mix your ...: spare. Tire chains won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damageyour vehicle and can damage the chains ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... back and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see "Tire Chains" in the... be injured. And, the transaxleor other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause n engine a compartment fire or other damage. When you're stuck, spin the...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... 6 Service and Appearance Here you will find information about the care of your Buick. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how ... your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Service Your Buick dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...Your Own Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you'll want to getthe proper Buick Service Manual. It tells you much more about how to service your Buick than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... may fail a smog-check test. If this occurs,return to your authorized Buick dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is .... The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may also turn on. If this occurs, return your to authorized Buick dealer forservice. 6-3
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... may be available in -yourarea to help clean the air. General Motors recommends that you use these gasolines if they comply with the specifications ...ll be driving. I NOTICE: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use it. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and thatcan cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames, and smoking materials away fromgasoline. The cap is behind a hinged door on the driver's side of your vehicle. 6-5
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... for any "hiss" noise to stop. Then unscrew the capall the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See ...of Your Buick" in the Index. Decause you have the (L36) 3800 V6 engine, your fuel cap will be tethered and you cannot hang it on the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    .... Checking Things Underthe Hood A CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start u injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and ... be damaged. Things that burn can get hot engine parts and on start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Hood Relea! To open the hood, first pull the hood release handle inside the vehicle. It is next to the parking brake pedal near thefloor. Then go to the frontof the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release. The hood latch is under the hood, near the center, and at the frontedge of the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...Engine (L36 s - When you open the hood, you'll see: A. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank B. Battery C. Radiator Pressure Cap D. Engine Oil Dipstick E. Engine Oil Fill Cap E Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick G. Brake Master Cylinder H. Air Cleaner I. Windshield...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Engine Oil CHECK OIL LEVEL For more information, see "Check Ol Level Light" in i the Index. You should check your engine oil level .regularly; this is anadded reminder. It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the must ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstickand clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it ... you must usethe right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "... area thatshows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged. The engineoil fill cap is ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for easoline eneines. You should also use the ... RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS FOR BGl FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST SA€ VISCOSITY GRADE 011 ..._ i COLD WEATHER SAE SW-30 DO NOT USE SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... Gasoline Engines "Starburst" symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty..."Change Oil Indicator'' in the Index.) Engine Oil Additives Don't add anything to your oil. Your Buick dealer is ready to advise if you think something should...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...the engine compartment. Did you know that used engine oil contains certain elements that may be ...or properly throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. (See the manufacturer's warnings about ...If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    2. Unscrew the clamp on the air intake hose where the hose attachesto the throttlebody near the top the of from the throttlebody, then engine. Detach the hose pull back the entire rear portion the air cleaner by of pulling upward and rearward. 3. Replace the air filter. 4. Reinstall the rear ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... be burned. The air it cleaner not only cleans the air, stops flames if the engine backfires.f it ... in taxi, police or delivery service. 0 0 NOTICE: 0 If you do not use your vehicle under any of these If the ... the fluid and filter do not require changing. damaging engine fire. And, dirt can easily...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at your Buick dealership Service Department. If you do it yourself, besure to ...of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an accurate reading if you check your transaxle fluid....
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. The transaxle fluid dipstick top is a round loop and is next to the brake master cylinder behind the engine block. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 3. Check both ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see"Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 mixture of water and the proper coolant for your Buick will: Give freezing protection down to -34°F (-37°C). @ Give boiling protection up to ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and or you others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mix of clean water and DEX-COOL (orange-... silicate-free) antifreeze that meets GM Specification 6277M, which won't damage aluminum parts. Use GM Engine Coolant Supplement (sealer) (GM Part ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    'NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mix, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mix can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... at Never turn the radiator pressure cap even a little when the engine and radiator are hot. -- -- Adding Coolant If you ... be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on hot engine. a...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the ...When you replace your radiator pressure cap, an AC? cap is recommended. Thermostat Engine coolant temperatureis controlled by a thermostat in the engine ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... the alternator and behind the accessory drive belt on the driver's sidetoward the rearof the engine. Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer... fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid cancause leaks and damage hoses and seals. Open the caplabeled ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    NOTICE: 0 0 0 0 When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water ... to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system.Also, water doesnମ.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid -- such as Delco Supreme l l @(GM Part No. 1052535).Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only, and always clean the brake ... well, or they may not even work a t all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brakefluid. I ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    NOTICE: Using the wrong fluid can badly damage a brake system parts. For example, just few ...-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brakesystem can damage brake system parts so badly that ...it off immediately. See "Appearance Care" in the Index. Brake Wear Your Buick has front discbrakes and rear ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...test have top-quality GM brake parts in them, as your Buick does when it is new. When you replace ... conditions orclimates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This doesnot mean ...Pedal Travel See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Battery Every new Buick has a Delco Freedom' battery. You never have to add water to one of these. When it's time for a new battery, we recommend a Delco ... your headlamp bulbs. Halogen Bulbs Vehicle Storage If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, take off ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    1.' Remove the retainers., turning in a by counterclockwise direction. (Each headlamp is attached by retainers with round plastic knobs.) 2. Lift theheadlamp away from the car. 6-30
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...To install, attachthe wire connector (A) to the plastic base making sure the lack tab (B) is over the... reinstalling the headlamp assembly into the headlamp mounting panel make sure the tab is properly engaged in the panel slot. 11. Open the t u k Pull the carpet rn. away from the rear area to access ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    . , . 2. Turn the bulb socket one-quarter turn counterclockwise, while pressing it firmly. Trunk Mounted Taillamps For bulb type, see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. 3. Pull thebulb socket straight outof the assembly. 4. While holding the bulb socket in one hand,turn the bulb one-quarter...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. Here's how to remove the type with a release clip: 1. Pull the windshield wiper away from the windshield. arm 2. Push down on the release clip with a screwdriver and pull the blade ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    .... ' -9 I We don't make tires. Your new Buick comes with high-quality tires madeby a leading tire ... ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. 0 Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. Overloading ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...LoadingInformation label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, showsthe correct inflation pressures for your ... or you overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have ...compact sparetire. It should be at 60 psi(420 P a ) . How to Check Use a good quality pocket-typegage ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... section for more information. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. Don't include ... where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In anemergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use scraper or wire brush later,you a if need to, to...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... rating, traction, rideand other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an ... snow). If you ever replaceyour tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they ..., speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. You need a ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...for nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm), or to some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, they must also conform to Federal ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... a level performance of which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety StandardNo. 109. Grades B and A represent ... some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your Buick dealer if any of these conditions exist. Your dealer will...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replacethem only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your Buick model. 1 Used Replacement Wheels I A CAUTION: 6-40
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... you breathe their fumes in closed space. a When you use anything from a container to clean your Buick, be sure tofollow the manufacturer's warnings They can all be hazardous ...they can alldamage your vehicle, too. Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Cleaning the Inside of Your Buick Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean,damp cloth. Your Buick dealer has two GM cleaners, a solvent...on the container label. 4. Use suds only and apply with a clean sponge. Always read the instructions on the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... Use very little cleaner, light pressure and clean cloths (preferably cheesecloth). Cleaning should start at the outside of the stain, "feathering"toward the center. Keep ...ml) of lukewarm water. 4. If needed, clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner. Special Cleaning Problems Greasy or ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Care of Safety Belts Keep... or saddle soap. Do not bleachor dye safety belts.If you do... safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. For stubborn stains, use... should not be attached across the defogger grid. Cleaning theTop of the Instrument Panel Use...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously ... and replaced when worn. Cleaning the Outsideof Your Buick The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty,... lukewarmor cold water. Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Don't use ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your Buick by hand may be necessary to remove residue ..."Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index.) Your Buick has a "basecoat/clearcoat" paint finish....paint finish looking new by keeping your Buick garaged or covered whenever possible. Aluminum ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occuron the underbody parts such as fuel lines,frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though ... into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this,Buick will repair, at no charge to the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... Shines tires * Not recommended for pigskin suede leather. See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. **Not recommended for use on instrument panel vinyl. See "Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. USAGE Shines vehicle ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... of all production options and special equipment. Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle. This is the legal identifier for your Buick. It appears on a plate in the front cornerof the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see it if you...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... by some electrical problem, be sure to have it fixed. I NOTICE: Don't add anything electrical to your Buick unless you check with your dealer first. Some electrical ...system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your Buick, see"Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Buick" in...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the... and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse... without -- like the radio or cigarette lighter -- and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage. Replace ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... 6A 7A SA 9A 1B 2B 3B 4B 5B 6B Usage Not Used Not Used Power Seats Circuit ... Used PASS-Key Spare Not Used Not Used Up-Level HVAC, ALM,...Control Courtesy Lamps, Power Mirrors Not Used Perimeter Lighting Ashtray, Cigarette Lighter ...Lamps, LCM Spare Not Used Not Used Anti-Lock Brake System, Computer ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... c 6C 7c 8C 9c ID 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D 7D Usage Not Used Interior Lighting Electronic Level Control Air Bag System Spare Not Used Not Used Cooling Fans, Transaxle...Not Used Not Used Wipers, Washer Not Used Passenger's Side Fuse Block Additional fusesare located in the relay center, on the ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Fuse 1 Usage Door Locks Trunk Release, RAC Horns Not Used Miscellaneous Engine Controls Fuel Pump Injectors Powertrain Control Module Not Used Not Used A/C Programmer Not Used 2 3 4 5 6 RELAY POSITIONS 7 r---------q o n on0 FUSE POSITIONS n o I I I I I 000 8 9 10 11 12 I I...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Inside Lamps Overhead Dome Lamps (Custom) ...168 Domemeading Lamps (Limited) ...563 Headliner Side Rail Lamps (... ...212-2 Doors Courtesy Lamps ...PC 168 PC 168 Warning Lamps ...Instrument Panel Compartment ... Lamp ...194 Ashtray Lamp ...161 Luggage Compartment ...2 11-2 Engine Compartment ...561 6-55
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... j h ' d may be needed. Cooling System ...13 quarts (12.3 L) Engine Crankcase ...4.5 quarts (4.3L) Ol change with filter change i FuelTank ...8gallons(68L) Tire Pressures ...See Tire-Loading Information label on driver's door. Wheel Nut Torque ...100 Ib-ft (140 N-m) Refrigerant (R-l34a), Air...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you're not sure, askyour Buick dealer. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Filter ...AC Type A- 1096C Engine Oil Filter ...AC Type PF-47 Spark Plugs ...AC Type 41 -921...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    L36 Engine Accessory Belt The L36 engine uses an engine accessory belt. This diagram shows the features connected and the routing. See "Maintenance Schedule" in the Index for when to check the belt. A. Power Steering B. Alternator C. Air Conditioning D. Idle E. Crank E Coolant Pump A C I
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Section 7 MaintenanceSchedule IMPORTANT: KEEP ENGINE OIL -AT THE PROPER -LEVEL AND RECOMMENDED I Introduction ...vehicle properly. This section covers maintenance required for the your Buick. Your vehicle needs these .... See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, your Buick or dealer for details....
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and ... in good condition. ('Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your Buick dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... in good right for your vehicle. Here’s how to decide which condition, see your Buick dealer. schedule to follow: This part tells you the maintenance services you should have ...€™ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts.
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100 km): Engine Accessory 000 Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles ...on of top your vehicle. -- 0 0 0 0 If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. One...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... slower. Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, ... 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessorv Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every60 months, whichever occurs first). Spark Plug Wire Inspection. SparkPlug ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... Schedule I * If your vehicle has an Engine Oil Life Monitor, the monitor will show.... For more information, see "Engine Oil Life Monitor'' in the Index. The services shown in this schedule... of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 3.000 Miles (5 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever ...An Emission Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... An Emission Control Sesvice. 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) 0Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Co17tso1 Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...18,000 Miles (30 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever...An Emission Control Service. 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ... Control Service. 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    -&City Maintenance Schedule 21,000 Miles (35 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every An Emission Control Service. * I 24,000 Miles (40 000 km) I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Con....
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...An Emission Control Service. 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3. months, ... Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. 33,000 Miles (55000 km) 0Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0Rotate tires. See "Tire ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... 36,000 Miles (60 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ... An Emission Control Service. 39,000 Miles (65 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ... Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 42,000 Miles (70000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs ... An Emission Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...Maintenance Schedule 48,000 Miles (80 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first...- When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. I f you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, fluid and filter donot...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...54,000 Miles (90 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever...An Emission Control Service. 51,000 Miles (85 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever...steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points and...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... brake cable guides and underbody contact points and linkage (or every6 months, whichever occurs first). Inspect engine accessory drive belt. AI? Emission Co??trol Service. (Continued) I DATE I ACTUALMILEAGE 1 7-17
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...I 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued)... any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Sewice." * DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: I DATE ACTUAL ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...69,000 Miles (115 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever...An Emission Control Service. 66,000 Miles (I10 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever...steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points and...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... first). An Emission Control Service. 72,000 Miles (120 000 kmj) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months; whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Enzission Control Service. 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...). An Emission Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points and linkage (or...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Maintenance Schedule I 87,000 Miles (145 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An En1ission Control Service. 84,000 Miles (140 000 kj Cl Change engine oil and filter (or every An Emission Control Service. * 3 months, whichever occurs first). ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Schedule 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs ... fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service.f * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 93,OOOMiles (155 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every An Emission Control Service. * 3 months, whichever occursfirst). * 0Lubricate the suspension and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... 0Drain, flush and.refil1cooling * system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. ,Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    St (h o r TridCity Maintenance Schedule I - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. v y o u do not use your vehicle underany of these conditions, the fluid filter donot and require changing. I l.OO,OOOMiles (166000 km) (...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of this vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that allrecommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...15,000 Miles (25 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 ...Emission Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... An Emission Control Service. 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) 0Change engine oil and ... Control Service. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable ...cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... I 37,500 Miles (62'500km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever,occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. 45,000 Miles (75000 km) 0Change engine oil and ... Control Service. * * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. O 52,500 Miles (87500 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or e:veqJ 12 months, whichever...proper rotation pattern and additional information. I 1 I f you do not use your vehicle under any o f ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-32
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... occurs first). An Emissio??Control Service. 8 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) 0Change engine oiland filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or eve?r' 0Lubricate the suspension and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... Emission Control Service. 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) 0Change engine oil and ... Control Service. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable... gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emissior?Control Service. DATE 'tSERVICED BY: ACTUAL ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...I 97,500 Miles (162 500 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotationମ. steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points and ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index what to use. for Inspect hoses.... towing. - Uses such as foundin taxi, police or delivery service. . I n 0Inspect spark plug wires. An... Emission Control Service. If you do not your vehicle under any of use these...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...is important you or a service station attendant to for perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add..."Engine Oil" in the Index for further details. Engine Coolant LevelCheck Check the engine coolant level and add the...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    At Least Twicea Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages ... hood, glove box door and console door. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...: Do not use the accelerator pedal,and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in ... the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, t y to move the shift lever out...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: Shift to PARK (P). Then release all brakes. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... sure any necessary repairs completed at once. are Proper procedures toperform these servicesmay be found in a Buick service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. holes,... floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See "Engine Exhaust'' in the Index. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... Supreme 11 Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 1052535 or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid). @ USAGE Engine Oil FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine oil with the... antifreeze conforming to GM Specification 6277M. See "Engine Coolant'' in the Index. TM I Hydraulic Brake System Parking Brake Cable Guides ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB. USAGE Hood and Door Hinges ~ FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-purpose lubricant, Superlube@ (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... services areperformed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after themaintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or"Periodic Maintenance" can be added...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-45
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    I Maintenance Record I SERVICED READING DATE ODOMETER I BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED I I 1 7-46
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... Here you will find out how to contact Buick if you need assistance. This section also ... to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. This section includes information on: 0 0 Customer ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and Buick. Normally, any concern you may have ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... to promptly address any issue which may arise. Buick has empowered its dealers to make decisions and repair vehicles,... of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-521-7300. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... give your inquiry prompt attention. However, if you wish to write Buick, write to: Buick Motor Division Customer Assistance Center 902 E. Hamilton ..., or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... to workwith Buick owners, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. For details on ... Buick Roadside Assistance toll-free hotline: 1-800-252-1112. 1 r ..- , . . Buick Motor Division is proud to offer Buick Roadside Assistance to customers for vehiclescovered under the 36 ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... will provide Buick retail customers with: - Reimbursement toward a loaner vehicle, courtesy of Buick Motor Division, forup to five days for vehicles requiring ... service means "keeping you on the road." Included with your 1996 Buick new car warranty (36 month/36,000 miles,...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... may not be available in all states, depending on state law. Canadian owners refer ...and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. Both Buick and your Buick dealer are committed to making ... Warranty. To assist in resolving these disagreements, Buick voluntarily participates in BBB AUTO LINE....
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...you and Buick. If this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled where eligible customers may ..., contact the BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Buick Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-... involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA,...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Motor Division Customer Assistance Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI 48550 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Service and Owner Publications Service Manuals Service manuals contain diagnosticand repair information for... perform "do-it-yourself" service. These are authentic General Motors service manuals meant for professional, ... all current and many past model General Motors vehicles. Toll-free telephone ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Service Bulletins Service bulletins covering various subjects areregularly sent to all General Motors dealerships. GM monitors product performance in the field. When service methods are found which promote better service on GM vehicles, bulletins ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ......Transaxle Park Mechanism Check ...7-40 Automatic Dimming Outside Mirror ...2-46 6-29 B a t t i y ...Jump Starting ...5-2 Replacement. Remote Keyless Entry ...2-10 Rundown Protection ...2-43 2-56 WarningLight ...5-2 Warnings ...8-6 BBB Auto Line ...6-58 Belt. Engine Accessory ... ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... ...2-65 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-21 2-61 Check Engine Light ...2-65 Check Oil Level Light ......46 Aluminum Wheels ...Fabric ...6-42 Glass ...6-44 TnsideofYour Buick ...6-42 InstrumentPanel ...6-44 Leather ...6-44 6-45 Outside of Your Buick ...6-43 Special Problems ...Stains ...6-43 Tires ...6-47 6-...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... ...2-48 2-46 Convex Outside Mirror ...6-19 Coolant ...Heater.Engine ...2-20 RecoveryTank ...5-16 5-14 Cooling System ...2-41 CourtesyLamps ...Courtesy Transportation ...8-5 2-35 ... Roads ...4-22 On Snow and Ice ...4-25 Through Water ...4-18 WetRoads ...4-16 4-24 Winter ...With a ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...29 Running While Parked ...6-4 Foreign Countries, Fuel ...Specifications ...6-57 Language French Manual ...11 Starting Your ...18 2Front Towing ...5-9 Engine Oil ...6-10 Adding :...6-11 Fuel ...6-3 Canada ...6-3 6-13 Additives ...Filling...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...OnReminder ...2-38 Wiring ...6-50 Hearing Impaired, Customer Assistance ...8-3 Ignition Positions ...2-17 Illuminated Entry ...2-41 6-35 Inflation....44 2-52,2-53 Cluster ...InteriorLamps ...2-40 Jack. Tire ...5-23 Jump Starting ...5-2 7-38 K e y Lock Cylinders Service ...Key Reminder Warning ...2 13. ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... Your Vehicle ...Leaving Your Vehicle with the Engine Running ...2-27 Light Sensor. Twilight Sentinel ...65 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...2-60 Engine Oil Pressure Light ...2-64 2-61 Low ... ...7-5 7-5 Long Tripmighway Intervals ...7-37 Owner Checks and Services ...Periodic Maintenance Inspections ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ......2-32 . Oil Pressure Light ...2-64 Overdrive. Automatic Transaxle ...2-23 5-12 . Overheating Engine ...Owner Checks'and Services ...7-37 8 - 9 1 Owner Publications. Ordering ...P a ... Trip ...2-54 Off-RoadRecovery ...4-12 6-10 Oil, Engine ...Oil Level Warning Light ...2-65 9-7
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Pregnancy. Use of Safety Belts ...1-22 Problems on the Road ...5-1 Publications. Service and Owner ...8-9 Radiator ...5 .8 1 Radiator Pressure Cap ...6-23 ... Reading Lamps ...2.42.2.43 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-6 1-24 Outside Seat Position ...Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-28 1-24 ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ......1-22 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster ...1- 11 Smaller Children and Babies...1-30 Use ... Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Buick ...1-21 SheetMetalDamage ...6-47 Shifting 2-21 AutomaticTransaxle ...Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance ...8-3 Speedometer ...2-54 SRS ...1-16 Stains. Cleaning ...6-43 Starter ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Starting Your Engine ...2- 18 Steam ...5-12 4-10 Steering ...ColumnLockCheck ...7-40 In Emergencies ...4- 1 1 Magnasteer mr ...4- 1 0 Power ...4-10 Tips ...4-10 3-9. 3-29 Wheel Touch Control ...2-31 Wheel. Tilt ...Storage Areas ...2-47 Storage. Vehicle ...6-29 Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... ...Control System Warning Light ...2-59. 4-8 4-8 Off Warning Light ...Trailer 4-33 Brakes ...4-35 Driving on Grades ...Driving with ...4-34 Hitches ...-Deterrent System ...2-14 Vehicle 4-5 Control ...DamageWarnings ...ix 6-57 Dimensions ...Identification Number ...6-49 4-28 Loading ...Storage ...6-29 ...
  • 1996 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... ...2-3 1 Power ...2-30 WindshieldWasher ...2-34 Fluid ...6-24 Fluid Level Check ...7-37 2-34 WindshieldWiper ...BladeReplacement ...6-33 6-50 Fuses ...Winter Driving ...4-24 Wiring,Headlamp ...6-50 5-7 WreckerTowing ...Wrench, Wheel ...5-23 9-12
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