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#303 of 519 Handling problems
Dec 25, 2005 (1:17 pm)
I have a 1995 and a 2001 Buick Park Avenue. Both have very low miles for the year model. I have noticed that they both tend to wander quite a bit. I have had both aligned and new tires, front ends checked etc. I recently drove a 2003 and found that one as true as an arrow. Any ideas or comments? Did Buick have a handling/steering problem over this 5-6 year period? Thanks!
#305 of 519 Re: Fuel gauge fix [woodntear]
Jan 16, 2006 (3:34 pm)
My 98 PA had the same fuel gauge problem. Thanks for your suggestion. I used a scratch awl to start the hole and then a very small pin drill and was able to move the needle which then worked properly. Thanks again!!
#306 of 519 Re: 98 PA Dashboard Problem [kaushik31]
Jan 18, 2006 (2:11 pm)
I have a 99 that is doing the same things as you describe, did you ever find out what was wrong and how to fix it?
#307 of 519 Whining, grinding noise 95 Park Avenue
Jan 25, 2006 (3:00 pm)
Hi~ I have a 95 PA with about 115k miles and have been getting a whining noise when I start up the car. Sounds like its coming from the alternator / belt area. Whines at idle and highway speeds but more noticeable while idling or neighborhood driving at low speeds. Did seems to be intermittently but now pretty much constant. Any suggestions as to what this may be would be helpful.
#308 of 519 Re: Whining, grinding noise 95 Park Avenue [kmosier]
Jan 25, 2006 (7:37 pm)
IIRC some alternators had a whine. There was a TSB to do something to change them. I think my 93 had a whine I just lived with it--radio it's called. I usually had it on. The thing lost a diode at 70K mi about. 98 LeSabre has 130 on original alternator.
Do you have a gauge? Does it seem to be charging at the right voltage. Do you notice any difference when starting the car like the battery doesn't seem fully charged; the starter just doesn't hit with the same zap it used to have.
The whine could mean it's lost a diode. You might take it off and get it checked at the Auto places that run a free test in hopes you'll buy a replacement. I recommend Advance Auto because they have AC remanufacturer alternators if you do need one.
#309 of 519 Re: new owner of 2000 PA Ultra - questions? [ejanus]
Feb 25, 2006 (4:42 am)
I also have the 2000 Ultra. I have never heard any noises when using regular gas but i have had an idiot light come on, on two occassions. Both time i had to have the dealer reset it. Since then, i pretty much stick to premium.
#310 of 519 Premium gas required??
Feb 26, 2006 (2:59 pm)
I am looking a '02 Ultra a Buick dealer. He is saying the ultra does not require premium fuel. Can anyone outhere give me the straight story is prem. fuel req. for the PA ultra??
#311 of 519 buick park 2000 transmission
Mar 05, 2006 (9:09 am)
I have a 2000 park ave that jerks when you drive at 45 - 50 mph, you can even see about a 200 rpm jump on the tach. Have taken it everywhere and tried about everything but can't seem to find the problem. there is no code showing when hooked to scanner. Have changed plugs, wires fuel pressure diapham, seliniod pressure switchs in trany new torque converter, etc. and it still does the same thing. going broke, need help.
#312 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [441bikenut]
Mar 08, 2006 (7:03 pm)
The Gas Gauge needle on my 98 Buick Park Avenue has slipped past the pin, and is lodged to the left of the pin, how can I get at it to bend the pin inwards so this cannot happen again. Thank You! Al Udeen