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KYB
2000 Buick LeSabre Suspension Strut Mount KYB

P311-52E5342    W0133-1620770  New

Qty:
$27.83
  • Rear
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
2000 - Buick LeSabre Custom
KYB
1999 Buick Riviera Suspension Strut Mount KYB

P311-52E5342    W0133-1620770  New

Qty:
$27.83
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1999 - Buick Riviera
KYB
1997 Buick Century Suspension Strut Mount KYB - Includes Sleeve

P311-38FA15D    W0133-1681947  New

Qty:
$58.69
  • Includes Sleeve
  • Rear - Left
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1997 - Buick Century
Monroe
1990 Buick Regal Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-1908F62    901921  New

12338815 , 22179011 , SM5083 , 17996014 , 10263495 , SM5031 , 10263498 , 10410963 , 142143 , 17996015 , 17998656 , 12338816 , 142144 , 10410964 , 12338817 , 10263497 , 12338814 , 10263496 , 142141 , 17997163 , SM5030 , SM5029 , SM5025 , 22171539 , 88946256

Qty:
$17.64
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1252
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Parts Package, Nuts, Nut Self Lock, Nut Self Lock, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Parts Package, Nuts, Nut Self Lock, Nut Self Lock, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 2001
    • Min Year Covered: 1988
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Lumina
    • Most Popular Year: 1996
    • Parts Pack(s): P1252
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 582690
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Regal Front
Monroe
1996 Buick LeSabre Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-4553D6D    901922  New

88946510 , 22146562 , 88946257 , 22105556 , SM5057 , 17985660 , 142530 , 22112491 , 142226 , 22146561 , 22104461 , 22111680

Qty:
$41.40
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1113
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Parts Package, Nut
    • Installation Tips: Strut Mount, Strut Bearing & Parts Package P1113
    • Max Year Covered: 1999
    • Min Year Covered: 1990
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 1997
    • Parts Pack(s): P1113
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Tips de Instalación: Strut Mount, Strut Bearing & Parts Package P1113
    • Total Part VIO: 583697
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Buick LeSabre Front
Monroe
1990 Buick LeSabre Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-4553D6D    901922  New

88946510 , 22146562 , 88946257 , 22105556 , SM5057 , 17985660 , 142530 , 22112491 , 142226 , 22146561 , 22104461 , 22111680

Qty:
$41.40
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • ; Late Design Front Struts w/o Spring Guard
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1113
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Parts Package, Nut
    • Installation Tips: Strut Mount, Strut Bearing & Parts Package P1113
    • Max Year Covered: 1999
    • Min Year Covered: 1990
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 1997
    • Parts Pack(s): P1113
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Tips de Instalación: Strut Mount, Strut Bearing & Parts Package P1113
    • Total Part VIO: 583697
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1990 - Buick LeSabre FWD Front
Monroe
1992 Buick Park Avenue Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-293149E    901953  New

22146562 , 17985837 , 22112491 , 88946257 , 22105556 , 22146561 , SM5017 , 22188143 , 142132 , 88946510 , 1626705 , 22104461 , 17985660 , 17990923 , 22111680

Qty:
$17.15
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • without Electronic Suspension
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P857
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 1999
    • Min Year Covered: 1985
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 1997
    • Parts Pack(s): P857
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 687427
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1992 - Buick Park Avenue Rear
Monroe
1989 Buick LeSabre Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-293149E    901953  New

22146562 , 17985837 , 22112491 , 88946257 , 22105556 , 22146561 , SM5017 , 22188143 , 142132 , 88946510 , 1626705 , 22104461 , 17985660 , 17990923 , 22111680

Qty:
$17.15
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P857
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 1999
    • Min Year Covered: 1985
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 1997
    • Parts Pack(s): P857
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 687427
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1989 - Buick LeSabre FWD Rear
Monroe
1992 Buick Park Avenue Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-4553D6D    901922  New

88946510 , 22146562 , 88946257 , 22105556 , SM5057 , 17985660 , 142530 , 22112491 , 142226 , 22146561 , 22104461 , 22111680

Qty:
$41.40
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • without Electronic Suspension
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1113
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Parts Package, Nut
    • Installation Tips: Strut Mount, Strut Bearing & Parts Package P1113
    • Max Year Covered: 1999
    • Min Year Covered: 1990
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 1997
    • Parts Pack(s): P1113
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Tips de Instalación: Strut Mount, Strut Bearing & Parts Package P1113
    • Total Part VIO: 583697
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1992 - Buick Park Avenue Front
Monroe
1991 Buick Reatta Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-0664AB9    902965  New

22173298 , 22146202 , 22146071 , 22178708 , 17996421 , 22175287 , 142297 , 22145409 , SM5282 , 22112896 , SM5279 , 88946379 , 142527 , 22178707 , 142640

Qty:
$52.66
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1113
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Spacer, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Spacer, Parts Package, Nut
    • Max Year Covered: 2002
    • Min Year Covered: 1987
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Cadillac Deville
    • Most Popular Year: 1997
    • Parts Pack(s): P1113
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 279811
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1991 - Buick Reatta Front
Monroe
2005 Buick Allure Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Right Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-0F3B4C9    902968  New

10288795 , 143072 , 17996015 , 10398290 , SM5393 , 22173123 , 10288796 , 10257806 , 13503548 , 10363583 , 22175165 , 10445033 , SM5394 , 10257805 , 10398291 , 10422852 , 10410959 , 17998656 , 25875709 , 10410964 , 22179011 , 22175167 , 10422853 , 22179331 , 10363584 , 22173274 , 10257807 , SM5144 , 10263495 , 10263498 , 10410961 , 10445032 , 10410960 , SM5397 , 10263497 , 10410963 , SM5117 , SM5398 , 10410962 , 10263496 , 17997163 , 22171539 , SM5396 , 10257808 , 17996014 , SM5399 , 143074

Qty:
$23.98
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear Right
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1141
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainer Washers, Sleeve, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainer Washers, Sleeve, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 2016
    • Min Year Covered: 1995
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Impala
    • Most Popular Year: 2006
    • Parts Pack(s): P1141
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 4760600
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - Buick Allure Rear Right
Monroe
1998 Buick Century Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Left Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-574468E    902969  New

10422853 , SM5117 , 22173123 , 10263498 , 143071 , 10410963 , 10363583 , 10445032 , 10257807 , 17997163 , 10410962 , 10410960 , 10263497 , 22173274 , 17996014 , 22175165 , 25875709 , 10363584 , 10257808 , 10288795 , 10410961 , 10410959 , 10263496 , 10422852 , 10410964 , 22179011 , 22179331 , 10398290 , 10398291 , 10257806 , 17996015 , 10257805 , 10288796 , 143073 , 22175167 , 17998656 , 10263495 , 10445033 , 22171539 , 13503548

Qty:
$23.98
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear Left
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1141
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainer Washers, Sleeve, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainer Washers, Sleeve, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 2016
    • Min Year Covered: 1995
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Impala
    • Most Popular Year: 2006
    • Parts Pack(s): P1141
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 4760600
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Buick Century Rear Left
Monroe
2001 Buick LeSabre Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-0F5C85E    902998  New

22113236 , 142647 , 15861611 , 15812568 , 22197789 , 22197956 , 22182918 , 19208376 , 22179122 , 89047686 , SM5334 , 88955401 , 25720204 , 15812566 , 22179398 , 15914691 , 25663316 , 15812567 , 22173219 , 22146182

Qty:
$14.49
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P876
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut
    • Max Year Covered: 2011
    • Min Year Covered: 1995
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 2002
    • Parts Pack(s): P876
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1797163
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Buick LeSabre Rear
Monroe
2007 Buick Lucerne Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-0F5C85E    902998  New

22113236 , 142647 , 15861611 , 15812568 , 22197789 , 22197956 , 22182918 , 19208376 , 22179122 , 89047686 , SM5334 , 88955401 , 25720204 , 15812566 , 22179398 , 15914691 , 25663316 , 15812567 , 22173219 , 22146182

Qty:
$14.49
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • without Magnetic Ride Control Suspension
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P876
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut
    • Max Year Covered: 2011
    • Min Year Covered: 1995
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 2002
    • Parts Pack(s): P876
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1797163
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Buick Lucerne Rear
Monroe
2005 Buick Rainier Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-4F6373C    904968  New

SM5395 , 15743856 , 143241 , 242027 , 8157438560

Qty:
$24.79
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P857
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Isolator, Upper Retainer, Lower Retainer, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Isolator, Upper Retainer, Lower Retainer, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 2002
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Trailblazer
    • Most Popular Year: 2004
    • Parts Pack(s): P857
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1909165
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - Buick Rainier Front
Monroe
1998 Buick Park Avenue Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-1E44570    902972  New

25720204 , 22179398 , SM5436 , 22173219 , 25663316 , 142640 , SM5276 , 22182918 , SM5435 , 89047686 , 22197789 , 88955401 , 22179122 , 22197956

Qty:
$56.93
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • without Electronic Suspension
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1293
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Retainer Washers, Spring Seat, Parts Package, Bolts
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Retainer Washers, Spring Seat, Parts Package, Bolts
    • Max Year Covered: 2005
    • Min Year Covered: 1998
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 2002
    • Parts Pack(s): P1293
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1264839
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Buick Park Avenue Front
Monroe
2005 Buick LeSabre Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-1E44570    902972  New

25720204 , 22179398 , SM5436 , 22173219 , 25663316 , 142640 , SM5276 , 22182918 , SM5435 , 89047686 , 22197789 , 88955401 , 22179122 , 22197956

Qty:
$56.93
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1293
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Retainer Washers, Spring Seat, Parts Package, Bolts
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Retainer Washers, Spring Seat, Parts Package, Bolts
    • Max Year Covered: 2005
    • Min Year Covered: 1998
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 2002
    • Parts Pack(s): P1293
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1264839
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - Buick LeSabre Front
Monroe
2003 Buick Park Avenue Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-0F5C85E    902998  New

22113236 , 142647 , 15861611 , 15812568 , 22197789 , 22197956 , 22182918 , 19208376 , 22179122 , 89047686 , SM5334 , 88955401 , 25720204 , 15812566 , 22179398 , 15914691 , 25663316 , 15812567 , 22173219 , 22146182

Qty:
$14.49
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • without Electronic Suspension
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P876
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Retainers, Parts Package, Nut
    • Max Year Covered: 2011
    • Min Year Covered: 1995
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Lesabre
    • Most Popular Year: 2002
    • Parts Pack(s): P876
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1797163
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2003 - Buick Park Avenue Rear
Monroe
1992 Buick Regal Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-29F2929    902941  New

12338814 , 12338817 , 17996015 , 22171539 , SM5016 , 17996014 , 143067 , 12338816 , SM5277 , 88946256 , 12338815

Qty:
$25.44
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • ; This Part Number Is a Trademark of DRiV Inc. and Cannot Be Used Without Permission; This Mounting Kit Contains 63975 Strut Boot Kit.
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1105
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Jounce Bumper, Dirt Boot, Retaining Ring, Strap-black, Parts Package, Hex Head Bolts
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Jounce Bumper, Dirt Boot, Retaining Ring, Strap-black, Parts Package, Hex Head Bolts
    • Max Year Covered: 1997
    • Min Year Covered: 1988
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Buick Regal
    • Most Popular Year: 1994
    • Parts Pack(s): P1105
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Special Note: This Part Number Is A Trademark Of Tenneco And Cannot Be Used Without Permission
    • Total Part VIO: 295483
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1992 - Buick Regal Rear
Monroe
2000 Buick Regal Suspension Strut Mount - Front Monroe - Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit

P311-45D9628    902973  New

22173123 , 10398291 , SM5470 , SM5143 , SM5568 , 10422852 , 10363583 , 10410960 , 10288796 , 10410959 , SM5467 , 22173274 , 10257808 , 25875709 , 10445033 , 10363584 , 10288795 , 10410961 , 10257806 , 22175165 , 22179011 , 22175167 , 10398290 , 142525 , 10445032 , 10410962 , 10257807 , 10422853 , 10257805 , 142526 , 13503548 , 22179331

Qty:
$25.92
Monroe Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • ; This Part Number Is a Trademark of DRiV Inc. and Cannot Be Used Without Permission
  • Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P1141
    • Contenido: Strut Mount, Bearing, Retainer Washers, Spring Seat, Retainer, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Contents: Strut Mount, Bearing, Retainer Washers, Spring Seat, Retainer, Parts Package, Nut Self Lock
    • Max Year Covered: 2016
    • Min Year Covered: 1997
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Impala
    • Most Popular Year: 2006
    • Parts Pack(s): P1141
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Special Note: This Part Number Is A Trademark Of Tenneco And Cannot Be Used Without Permission
    • Total Part VIO: 5778769
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2000 - Buick Regal Front

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Buick LeSabre noise when turning right

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Question From shirlxjohn on Buick LeSabre noise when turning right

Own 1999 Buick LeSabre (w/ ABS) - 76,000 miles -- always had regular maintenance. Started making a loud noise like a fan blade was hitting metal whenever turned right; sound appeared to come from left front wheel. Had noise checked at both Buick dealer and regular mechanic (we have used both). Neither could pinpoint problem. Mechanic unhooked fan and still made same noise -- thought possible that motor mounts (which appeared to need to be replaced) were bad. Had new factory mounts installed -- did not solve problem. The noise sounds exactly like the noise a fan blade would make hitting metal and only happens when we turn left. They have checked wheels, etc. and cannot find source of noise. This does not affect the driving of the vehicle; just driving us nuts every time we turn right. Also, not knowing if it is something that could be dangerous driving. Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

Response From DanD

This may sound right off the wall here but have them pull the starter motor and check whether the starter drive return spring has not broken. This return spring is designed to hold the starter drive gear away from the engine’s flywheel’s ring gear after the engine has been started. When the spring breaks the starter drive can float on the starter armature and bounce off the rotating flywheel making a sound as you described.
The first one that I found drove me crazy looking for it because we could not reproduce it here in the shop. Like you said it would only do it making turns and no there never was any indication of a starter problem. Why only on turns is because the engine is transverse (sitting side ways) and the g-force of the turn forces the drive to slide out.
The second one that I found was on a 99 Jimmy. Customer’s complaint was that the truck was making a loud noise every time he started the thing in his lane way. Of course it was dead silent when I checked it here; so I told the customer if it did it again too call me and I would go to his home to have a listen. The next morning as I’m driving up to his house I can hear his noise; I also noticed that the lane way had a steep slop and the front of the Jimmy was at least 8 inches higher then the rear. Again with this spring broken the starter dive was allowed to slid back and hit the spinning flywheel. Jimmy’s are rear or four wheel drive and the engine sits forwards between the wheels.
Sorry for the long post I didn’t know how else to explain it?
It'll only take them 10 or 15 minutes to pull the starter back and check this. So if I'm wrong you're not into a big expence.
Dan.

Response From steve01832

Good job Dan. It always pays off to have a second "set of eyes" look at something to get a different approach to solving a problem. That holds true in the shop and holds true here as well. Again, good job.

Steve

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Way to go Dan!! Love to see success. We all read and work hard here for sure to the point I can barely keep up. I don't know how Dan, Steve and Carjunky themselves do it?? Have a great day, T

Response From shirlxjohn

Dan,
Thank you so much for your reply to my question. You were absolutely astounding correct on your diagnosis of it being the starter. Our mechanic had notified us that he had finally solved the problem just before I viewed your reply (he had our car for two days trying to figure out the problem -- he was extremely frustrated that he could not pinpoint it). Our car is now fixed and when we went to pick it up, I showed our mechanic your reply and he was amazed.

Thanks ever so much again for your prompt reply and amazing diagnosis. Is there any way I can address any future auto questions to your attention? If not, I sure hope you monitor this site so I am lucky enough to catch your attention.

Thank you,
Shirl

Response From DanD

Thanks for posting the fix.
As for getting a hold of me; you could send a personal message through the board. But I think your best bet to get your questions answered is to post them to the forums. All of the regulars here are very experienced, knowledgeable people that want to help; just for the sake of helping.
Thanks again and don’t be afraid to reply to a post yourself; one of your experiences may help someone else.
Dan.

Response From steve01832 Top Rated Answer

I would start with jacking up the vehicle and turning the steering wheel to see if the noise is there while the vehicle is not moving. Really check out the lower ball joints and upper strut mounts. They both will make noises if they are bound up. Also, check the CV joints for any play. If you have worn CV joints they will make a crackling noise when the wheel is turned. If the CV boots are torn, that is a good indicator that the grease has been lost and foreign debris is getting inside which will render the joint to fail real quickly.

Steve

Replaced back door glass keeps shattering

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Question From WillU on Replaced back door glass keeps shattering

Hello all,

I'm having a really terrible problem replacing the back door glass to my old Buick Roadmaster station wagon. The back window was shattered last month when someone broke into it. It's the top half of the back which raises up and isn't mounted in any sort of frame, just 2 strut connect points and 2 hinges at the top. I was relieved to fine a replacement used piece locally for $100, and replaced the glass. After about 3 days, many drives which included opening and closing the door, sometimes slamming it quite hard, the window spontaneously exploded parked in our parking lot. We checked security camera footage and sure enough it seemed to explode on it's own.

Luckily the same place had another piece of glass, and we installed it again, this time being very sure to align everything up and very lightly tighten the bolts. Again, this time after about 2 weeks, it exploded. Once again I had been driving the car a ton, and shutting the back door pretty hard. The explosions happened both times around 8pm, but it's hard for me to believe this is all about the temperature changes given the use it was put through throughout the week.

Any advice on this? I figured if I got another one I better leave the struts detached as that seems to be where the most pressure could possibly be. These were the older struts that were on the car before. One is noticeably stronger than the other however still no where near new strength. After both explosions the stronger one was hanging out of the car and the weaker one was hanging in.



This is not my roadmaster, just wanted to show you what the back window looked like.

Thanks.

Response From Hammer Time

My guess would be that it's not adjusted correctly and not seating evenly putting stress on the glass when it's latched closed.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just some comments on this.


Struts in that pic must be of equal force and where and how they mount to glass 100% right. Oddly, you'll find and seen that glass is strong as all get out when mounted exactly right and that one and type you could just twist in your arms and break it.


Good grief, this problem or not DON'T SLAM DOORS AND EVEN CLOSE THEM HARD AT ALL OR ADJUST IF YOU HAVE TO, TO LATCH.


IDK but fasteners thru the glass where it hinges must remain insulated from metal to glass by rubber and or plastics and if off or worn will be a problem.


All new stuff probably not available?


T

Response From WillU Top Rated Answer

Thanks Tom,

After decades of not even thinking of it with this car I'm definitely going to be more careful closing the door going forward. I merely mention slamming it now to point out that it wasn't installed and then shattered at the first little disturbance.

As for the fasteners there are only 2 that I actually installed directly into the glass at the very top. Both times I installed it complete with all the little plastic bits that insulate the metal parts from the glass. The strut mounts came with the glass, so i simple just popped the old struts onto the new mounts.

And no, no new stuff available which is why I was pretty excited to see a local wrecking yard with one of these, and then again with a second. Obviously now I'm determined to figure out what's going on before destroying a 4th.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Glad you posted the pic of that door/glass set up and that it wasn't glass all in a metal housing. It's just not very tolerant by design for abuse. Look at the molded rubber on body of car and on the tailgate as well. Adjust so as snug but not too tight as to have to even slightly slam to latch. Hard to do with cold and heat extremes I can see that is also a leaking point.
The plastic isolating parts, rubber or stuck foam where metal of those hinges up top mount are weak from the start.


Glad you are still finding this glass as I would think the wagon of this car wasn't as high a # of production than the sedan models?


Care in adjustment and installation is a must then not abusing it by hard use much more of a must with this than others but no moving door with glass is thrilled to be slammed - too many weak areas for them to stay well just with driving and body torqueing a bit with road flaws and changes,


T