I took the car in today to have it checked cause when I checked the tires for play there wasnt any. Ugh! Turns out that they said its the wheel hub bearing, and a blown strut.
After reading your pages on 98 Lesabre issues ( from fellow posters) I also had a concern about the intake manifold because I have had similar problems as some of the other folks, and there are two leaks in it as well ( lovely, right?) There is a definate moisture collection on the right and left sides, they said that I can change the gasket and that should solve the problem for now, but I was also told that the coolant for the 3800 engine is what eats the gaskets? Am wondering why Buick would use something in their engine that they know down the road will cause issues. ( Besides the aluminum not rusting from using this coolant. )
So in the end just the 2 struts being replaced, the wheel hub bearing, alignment, 4 tires ( cause the wear from the bad struts and from when the calipers and stuff were bad ) and labor its pushing a 2 grand total. Without changing the intake manifold which adds even more.
I'm in process of deciding now if its not just time to let this car go? I also have to admit that with as impressed as I was with this car when I bought it, its not turning out so well in the end. I just dumped a whole new rear brake system into this car a few months ago.
Thanks for your reply, if you have any ideas on getting a better price or whatnot please let me know. Thanks
Saturday, July 21st, 2007 AT 8:48 AM