Surplus electronic parts : https://epartsconnect.com
Stock and Crypto AI Prediction : https://stocksignalslive.com

In this video I have a look at a Buick Lucerne that has a customer complaint of a no codes misfire. Mostly on cold starts. -Enjoy!
If an SMA Video has helped you out please consider giving using "Patreon" to help support us. The videos take real time to create and pull us away from real work that pays our bills. CLICK HERE: https://www.patreon.com/southmainauto
CHECK OUT OUR "SMA SWAG" STORE! Go on Teespring and get your very own SMA merch!
https://teespring.com/stores/the-sma-store
If you don't like Patreon feel free to use the "PayPal Me" link: https://www.paypal.me/SouthMainAuto
The South Main Auto Amazon Store:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/southmainautorepairavoca
AES Wave Automotive Diagnostic Tools: https://www.aeswave.com/cart.php?m=affiliate_go&affiliateID=2525b91fc8e906e8215984074c9d9e8f&go=https://www.aeswave.com/Miscellaneous-p9347.html
Thank you for all the continuing support!
--Eric & Vanessa O.
Feel like sending some swag to SMA because you love the videos but don't know where to send it?
Just ship it here:
South Main Auto Repair
47 S. Main St
PO Box 471
Avoca, NY 14809
Disclaimer:
Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. South Main Auto Repair assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. South Main Auto Repair recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained.

50 thoughts on “Skippin’ buick lucerne 3.9”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Brosius says:

    It's not the BIG 3.9? So I guess the question is, did our "problem lady" actually report just startup skipping?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars buffy stclair says:

    Half hour from where I am , the manufacturer of those “made in Canada “ gas straps are made along with tanks , sending units and radiators. It cheaper for me to order from rock auto and drive an hour to PortHuron , Michigan , pay the duties etc……

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vern Toad says:

    I have a trailblazer just started doing that too thanks

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trangia94534 says:

    More tracks than a Motel sheet, made me retract in horror when I heard that. I mean I physically moved. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DJ_DoxYuu says:

    I have a Buick lucerne 2009 I’m having a hesitation between 50 and 60kph changed plugs cleaned throttle body mas and I’m still getting the hesitation I haven’t checked my plug wires I’m gunna mist them and do a visual check on them but no check engine light or misfires shown I’m lost on what to check high way speeds drives fine it’s just between there uphills are a struggle and flat roads between 50 60 the hesitation happens and the rpm slowly drops no stalling

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thor Velasco says:

    NGK laser iridium ftw !

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tommy Gregorcyk says:

    Motel room sheets
    Good one

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Skippy0330 says:

    Removed the acdelco o.g spark plugs out of my 2007 buick allure after it started bucking, at 185k km. the originals. was not easy to remove the back three, i can tell you whot.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dbz Legends says:

    I had a stuck evap purge valve dumping vapors wouldn't idle when cold or wouldn't start after getting gas. Tested it by capping the throttle body. And sure enough that was it. Forgot to mention got evap leak code directly after starting and getting gas.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The One says:

    Sweet puppies!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Im Not Don says:

    Anyone else say 'Eric, you missed the turn"?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Smith says:

    Is the 3.9 a solid engine like the 3.8 series 3 is said to be?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike deem says:

    wow

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars compu85 says:

    Dogs showing you happy ears when they see you is the best thing 🙂

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Hopkins says:

    Eric love watching your videos i have a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado i noticed the blue high beam light comes on some times when the trucks not on and locked up Do you have any advice? Thanks Mike

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don adams says:

    Went to replace my purge valve on my 01 cavalier and ever since then on idle every once in a while
    I hear a rapid ticking sound on idle since I had to move my fuel rail out of the way… Replaced my fuel pressure regulator since I was also having start issues and a very rough idle fires up easy now reseat the dam injectors and rail still have intermitent ticking any guesses? Maybe I fowled up an injector?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bbaaspencer1 says:

    I changed a fuel pump on a 23 year old old Chevy truck here in TN and the pump on the outside looked new, underside of the bottom of the truck looked clean too!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Casey Hanger says:

    I don't subscribe, but I just did. You have have a calm, cool nature nature that kinda reminds me of myself. Fix'n cars is just what we do!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Cruz says:

    Eric is the best , thanks for such great content 👍

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucas Balyeat says:

    When is napa going to become a sponsor?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob says:

    i wish you were my mechanic but im in kansas anyway to resolve this

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Beach says:

    "AC Delco plugs are notorious for cracking." ….Replaces cracked plug with same.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Shaw says:

    Ac delco iridium plugs never had a problem in my 06 Pontiac grand prix

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Buglioli says:

    More track marks than a motel sheet oh, gross Eric, I get a bad visual off of that.🐴🐴🐴

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Baker says:

    It would have taken my shop 6 or 7 shots of parts cannon to fix that

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Gustafsson says:

    That road… Looks flatter beside it

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Roraback says:

    More tracks than a motel sheet. That was good

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NEW YORK HUNTER says:

    Question? How important is the torque specifications when installing spark plugs. Being I am not a mechanic I dont have the mechanic muscle memory that someone like you has after installing thousands of plugs using a standard wrench. The specs for the plugs I've done seem to be surprisingly low poundage. Why is the poundage low. Is it really that important?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars crlaw75 says:

    A friend of mine has an '08 Lucerne and loves the Buick ride in it.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Why says:

    Bernie: We have a #1 misfire. Lets connect channel 1 to the coil, channel 2 to the crank sensor, channel 3 to the injector…….
    Eric: #1 is misfiring. let's pull the wire and look….I just found this lady's problem 😂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LuLu, Sweet Thing says:

    Can you imagine the day where he actually says Napa is a sponsor? There's a napa by me and if it wasn't for SMA I would NEVER remember it on the list of stores to go to for stuff. I usually go to O'Reilly's first cause there's a DC 3 minutes from my house.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Merlin Geikie says:

    Ok Ok comment. Good work and a big howdy from ol Australia, where it ain't often as cold as what you guys have.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwayne Young says:

    I have learned so much from you it is unreal. I have binge watched all your videos for months and honestly it really does give you a better grasp on the functionality and relation that all these automotive components have in common or there single purpose.
    I have made my own test light bulbs with various volts, obtained regular test light probe, good multimeter, and all around basic hand and power tools. Your videos have already saved me a boat load of dough on my awesome " Chevrolet" 😅… But in my defense it is the OBS, i do believe they were made a little better and more simplistic back then.
    Thank you man, i do appreciate it. You dont have to take your time and set up all those good camera angles and explain things step by step so we understand, but you do and for that i am grateful. Thanks.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Wade says:

    In old school television lingo we called that a high voltage corona track.
    Not to be confused with Corona Beer or Corona Virus. AC DELCO plugs used to be great. Now, they suck!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirsten Spencer says:

    Yes hoodie strings will get ya !

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tango dad says:

    Done that shit before. Man that pisses me off

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kim Garradine says:

    Enjoyed your process to find the problems. Nice work sir

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin a says:

    Can someone point me in a good direction? With this Antarctica weather I want to put some fuel treatment in my truck but not sure what to use. I have a 2010 silverado 1500 5.3 liter. 143,000 miles on it. Any recommendation? I just dont want to screw something up.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Notsodirt says:

    gotta love spark plug issues.
    happens. new isn't always good x-P

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TRUTH ISLAM says:

    Simple but interesting.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chestonanderson says:

    08 Cadillac dts no sparking I got batt power ground signal and low ref to the coils what could it be

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Apodalont says:

    Enhance……… Enhance…… Not a sponsor. Love the videos bro! Always laughing and learning!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronnie Landeros says:

    Would like to know more about the spray bottle trick, just curious

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Honnoll says:

    Hahaha meat nugget. Hammer finder.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Honnoll says:

    What scan tool do you use?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nk_9211 says:

    Fucking love Eric!! the first three minutes alone of this video had me rolling! "its got the leatha" "hummmmm" hahahahahahahaha keep it up!!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dependable Auto Truck says:

    i bought some AC plugs today and they have the ridges on them like other brands first i have seen