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#279 of 519 99 Buick PA Ultra - Brakes - Every 10k Miles
Jul 19, 2005 (7:31 am)
99 Park Avenue Ultra - Brakes
I bought my Park Avenue Ultra new in 1999. I have had to put brakes on the Park Avenue 7 times since I have owned the auto.
I have done a complete brake system, which included rotors, calipers, pads, drums, etc. in 3 of the 7.
Every 10-12k miles I am replacing the pads and need a complete brake job in every 20-30K miles.
I have written GM and they have denied any knowledge of braking system problems (isn't that just like a car company). They have offered me a $1,000 incentive to trade in my PA for a new buick. I have very low mileage on my vehicle and am reluctant to trade it in.
Has anyone else had these types of problems?
#280 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [441bikenut]
Jul 20, 2005 (7:13 am)
I have a 97 PA and the fuel guage would go wacky when it was anything other than full or empty, the problem was that the arm on the sender became loose from years of going up and down and the contacts would not touch the resistor and register a proper reading to cure this all i had to do was use vise grips and tighten the arm on the shaft , not sure what year PA you have but I was able to get my fuelpump/sender out through the access in the trunk hope you can do the same!!
Aug 02, 2005 (1:29 pm)
My wife is making me replace my 1987 PA (144K). Now that Buick has discontinued the PA, what are PA drivers turning to? Thanks.
#282 of 519 Re: What next? [alston28]
Aug 22, 2005 (7:39 pm)
How about LOW mileage used
How about LOW mileage used PA's??? Here there are lots of Buicks driven just 5-8k ayear by Sr citizens who give up driving !!! I'm looking for the perfect 2000-02 now for my wife-esp if it !has Stabilitrack ? Anyone have experience with that options effectiveness ??
#283 of 519 Re: What type of oil is best ? [buicks5]
Aug 23, 2005 (12:21 am)
I ran my '93 to 190k using Mobil I 10-30 at 3k intervals. The only repairs ever required to the car were front struts , brakes, and an alternator at 105k. After reading through all the expensive problems with Infiniti and Lexus, I am now shopping for a low-mileage '96. I truly regret selling the '93, it is still serving its new owner faithfully at 260k. Only my old '79 Chevy pickup approaches the service life of the Park.
#284 of 519 Re: 1994 Buick PA No Starts [sgrizzard]
Aug 28, 2005 (6:57 am)
how did you fix this problem same thing wrong with my pa
#285 of 519 HELP! right turn noise on my PA
Sep 23, 2005 (12:04 pm)
For the past few months there is this cranking noise (from the passenger front wheel) while making right turns (different from squeel of breaks for instance). when i lightly apply the breaks...it goes away and the noise appears only when going speeds over 15-20mph.
i have been to two different mechanics neither fixed the problem. one replaced the wheel bearing and didnt even hear the noise to begin with. my baby still makes the noise...i have inspected the cv joint, it is not cracked. the driver side front tire does show significant wear...all other tires are great. perhaps that is a clue?
i love my car and i want it in top condition. please help me!
#286 of 519 Brake Caliper Rattle
Oct 07, 2005 (9:59 am)
Does anybody have any experience with excessive brake squeal and the brake calipers rattling on the pins?
I have a '97 PA Ultra with touring suspension and 70,000 mi.
Back at 60,000 mi. I replaced the brake pads and have had nothing but squeals and rattles since. Twice in the last 10000 miles I've taken it all apart and semared smeared the back of the pads with anti squeal lube with only temporary releif of the squealing and nothing seems to help the caliper rattle.
I can rock the calipers by hand even after torquing the pins to spec.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Oct 11, 2005 (2:56 pm)
Hi everyone, i just bought my PA and I love it.
Problem: Whenever i press the brakes to hard there is annoying squeaking sound coming form the front left side. It changes pitch too.
Does anyone know what the problem might be. I would appreciate it very much if somebody could help me out.
#288 of 519 Re: Age of PA owners [rrf1339]
Oct 22, 2005 (8:32 am)
Here here! I am also 36 and at 6' 8" , there are very few options out there.
I just retired my 95 Crown Vic (207k miles!) to upgrade to the 2000 PA Ultra and love it!
Although the Vic did have more head room for me. Anybody know if it possible to get the seat slid back farther on the track to give me an extra inch or two of leg room?