I got a good deal on the 00 GC Laredo @$800. Very nice condition, It had a blown HG however just exhaust into coolant.
Got it home, Was not happy to find the bad head issue during that year from the scores of google searches.
Pulled it all apart, The Water pump impeller had sheared off which was why it blew but the replacemnt was not correct so more detective work.
Found out the Motor is from an 04 with redesign head. Of course the removal of the intake using a dislocated elbow, two extension with a wobble socket with more yoga then my 48 yr old body can handle anymore, which i fixed during reinstall using studs down under.
Having restored a few C1 and C3 Vettes and being in the Turbo Buick community for the past 20 yrs I know a good deal and can do the work myself but man that Intake was a complete pita.
Anyway got it all back together, burped, fixed the famous broken ground wire in the door
Turned the rotors, replaced pass side caliper (2 piston)
Whats that sound of death when I brake? its comming from under middle console..google and google, came across an old post here from a kid with a bazzion tranny issues as well as that howling sound of death like I had.
I got under it and the speedo cable was about 2 inches from drive shaft but then not only when I brake but also when I turned RIGHT did I hear it.....ok its not the drive train.
Well in park the cable is at rest and far away however in drive its under load and rubbing the driveshaft.
Its no biggie until ya think about a hollow tube with sound resonating thru it
We are talking church organ tube style sound,, as the jeep slowed down all you would hear is this howling zombie grown going whoa whoa whoa whoaaaaaaaaa
ZIPTIE= Fixed which is better then the latter assessment I made late last night.
The next time someone says howling moan near middle console during breaking.... Speedo cable rubbing on DS..lol
On to the rear wiper, shocks and diff/tc fluid change.