1988 Buick LeSabre T-type 3800 V6 vin C from North America
Beautiful T type
Alternator died 10 minutes after I picked it up. Replaced it, ran great for a month, then my engine would die and lose spark. It was very hard to figure out why, but it turned out to be the Magnavox coil pack. I replaced it with a newer one from a 3.8 SC. ICM was bad though, had to go back twice and finally she started.
Now it needs a new radiator; she leaks a little.
So smooth and comfortable.
I paid 1300 for it, and it's been 4 months I've been driving it, and it might need some general repairs, but I absolutely love this car. It might be because I had a boring Volvo before, but this 3800 purrrs, and that first gear is very impressive, it has lots of torque. It's only missing heated seats, a potential swap? Will see.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd March, 2015
29th Mar 2015, 03:42
I worked at a Buick dealer in the early 90's. Magnavox ignition coil. Replaced so many of those...
6th Jan 2016, 17:30
I too have got an' 88 Buick LeSabre Limited with 144,000 miles.
Replaced the coil pack, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and oil pressure sensor. Wipers, and thermostat, as it didn't have a thermostat. My problem is it runs one time, before dying. If it sits a couple of hours, it's good again. Very annoying. Any advice?
6th Jan 2016, 23:23
Bad coil when hot? Maybe... Stuck thermostat shuts down when hot. Some are bad brand new out of the box. Take the thermostat out again and try after reassembly. Fuel injection issue. Sensor. Could be one of those.