Common Engine Problems

  1. Enclave Stretched Timing Chain

    A timing chain is the critical connection between your engine’s camshaft and crankshaft. A stretched timing chain can throw off your engine's timing leading to a hefty repair bill.

  2. Coolant Leaks Through Cracked Intake Manifold

    Buick leaking coolant, intake manifold gasket failure & cracked intake manifold gasket. Detailed information about the Dexcool class action lawsuit and leaking coolant from intake manifold gasket failure.


Where Engine Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Buick Owners Say About Their Engine

Enclave Stretched Timing Chain

Needless to say, we are not very happy about this especially as it appears to be an issue in the past and I suspect our enclave was made with 2009 materials and therefore should be covered under the same 2009 extended warranty … Essentially they have a faulty timing chain whose extended warranty didn’t cover enough years and ours stretched and ended up damaging the engine and the total repair was $9911

Recent Engines News

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  1. GM is recalling more cars because the engine block heater cord can get damaged in the cold.

    That's right -- the device that's supposed to keep your engine toasty in the winter is unable to handle cold temperatures. That's like a snow tire deflating as soon as you drive over ice. Maybe GM needs to install an engine-block-heater heater? The affected cars all have the optional Calix oil pan / block heaters.…

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  2. Americans will soon celebrate the 4th of July with a weekend full of hot dogs and fireworks.

    The only thing that's more All-American these days is a massive GM recall, and GM is happy to oblige with its 54th recall of the year, involves 8.4 million vehicles.…

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