Buick LESABRE 1998 Owner Manual

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Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections

Listed below are inspections and services which should I]: performed at least twice a year {for instance. each spring and fall). 1too should let your dealer's service department or other qualified service center do these jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at. once.

Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See “Service and Owner Publications“ in the Index.

Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection

inspect the Front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged. loose or missing parts. signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses.- l'ur proper hookeup. binding. leaks. cracks. chafi ng. clc. Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage. tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary.

Exhaust System Inspection

Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken. damaged. missing or out-of-poaition parts as well as open scams. holes. loose connections or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust finnw into the vehicle. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index.

Engine Cooling System Inspection

inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are reacted. swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes. fittings and clamps: replace as needed. Clean the ouLside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser: To help ensure ptoper operation. a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure can is recommended at least once a year.

Throttle System Inspection

Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding. and for deranged or missing pal-Le. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables.


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