Last post on Sep 03, 2012 at 6:01 PM
You are in the Buick Park Avenue
What is this discussion about?
Buick Park Avenue, Sedan
#481 of 519 Re: 99 Dooor Handle [waynezo]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:31 pm)
1998 Buick Park Avenue Driver Side Door Handle Replacement
A tip broke off an arm like protrusion on the back of my door handle - supergluing did no good as I was able to easily snap it off again. A replacement handle was $93 at my dealer (ouch). I replaced it in about 2 hours, working slow and carefully - all is well now.
Put window up. Remove the inner door panel by removing 3 screws total. Two are located in the arm rest (below the little plastic panel that can be removed using a flat blade screw driver – it needs to be bent up slightly), and the other screw is located behind the door light (use flat blade screw driver to pop out the light). Lift the panel up and a number of clips behind the panel will release as you lift the panel up. Disconnect the wire harness.
There is a black vinyl covering stuck with some kind of black putty to the inner door below the panel. It can be pulled away enough to access the door handle area without removing it completely. I had to pull it off the top two black plastic fasteners and left side, but was able to leave the right side and bottom still stuck on.
Unclip the lock latch rod (bottom black clip), remove the two bolts holding the handle – the left side bolt is a little trickier to get at and you’ll need a small 10mm wrench to get at it. The right bolt is easily accessible. The handle will now partially pop out. You now need to unhook the upper latch rod (black clip). The handle will now come out.
Don’t worry if you drop one of the bolts in the door – you can easily reach a thin arm down to the bottom of the door!
Take the key lock out and put it into your new handle and follow these steps backwards to put your door back together.">
#482 of 519 1998 Park Avenue Suspension
Nov 05, 2009 (11:53 pm)
I have a 1998 Park Avenue and I replaced my rear shocks. How can i tell if my load leveling compressor is working? Also is it possible to upgrade the rear deck speakers if they have a amplifier. Thanks.
#483 of 519 Re: 1998 Park Avenue Suspension [brian1998]
Nov 06, 2009 (4:25 pm)
On my H-bodies I own the compressor runs for about 3-5 seconds after the key is on for 30-40 seconds.
Turn your key on and go stand beside the rear or the car. You'll hear the compressor run to adjust the pressure in the shocks.
#484 of 519 Re: 1998 Park Avenue Suspension [brian1998]
Nov 20, 2009 (3:35 pm)
First to check your load leveling system toss a bunch of heavy crap in the trunk, you should hear the compressor kick on and see the rear end raise up.
Second the rear speakers, I replaced my rear decks with pioneer speakers from cruthfield, you will need to get some adaptive stuff at the local parts store to make the conections. I did not do anything else and the upgrade is well worth it.
#485 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [witt42]
Nov 28, 2009 (5:30 pm)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! My 98 PA has had this fuel gauge issue for a few years and I've been reluctant to drill a hole in the plastic - the magnet trick worked like a charm!!! If it happens again, I'll know what to do. By the way, the dealership said it would be about $1000 to put in a new instrument panel to fix the problem. My PA looks as good as new now.
#486 of 519 95 Park Ave
Dec 07, 2009 (1:45 pm)
My Park Ave will not shift from 2nd to third. Bought used. OD has never shifted properly
#487 of 519 Recent Park Ave convertee...
Dec 29, 2009 (11:30 am)
hey guys. I picked up a 2000 Park Ave Ultra on December 12, so I figured I should drop by in here and say hi! Previous car was a 2000 Intrepid, bought brand-new, that ran fine, but alas, was totaled when someone pulled a hit-and-run on it in a restaurant parking lot.
Here's a pic of the new beast...
It had around 56,300 miles on it when I bought it, although I've only put about 260 on it since I've had it. It was previously owned by a 65 year old lady who bought it new, and traded on a 2010 LaCrosse CXS. Hopefully it'll last a long, long time!
#488 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [witt42]
Dec 30, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Thanks so much for the "magnet" method to fix this. I just fixed my father in law's 1998 Park Avenue that had a fuel needle and temperature needle stuck below the stop peg. You just saved me a lot of time. I was able to rotate the fuel needle with a magnet in about 20 seconds, the temperature gauge was a little trickier but with some patience, it took about 10 minutes to nudge the needle counterclockwise. A great trick!
#489 of 519 Tranny problem
Dec 31, 2009 (7:15 am)
95 Park avenue will not shift from second to third or OD. Would changing filter help or is it shot ?
#490 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [bowfan]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:22 am)
I used a 8" long drill bit I got 15 years ago at Wright Hardware in Costa Mesa
CA so I also made it 1/8" drill size ,I like the plug idea I might use it.. My hole is so
small that it only the size of paper clip. If my gas gets under 1/4 tank it does
the same thing over and over again so I keep the paper clip in the junk box between
the seats. Has anyone had to replace or repair the cup holder yet? Has anyone
got the oil pressure read out un working? 99 Park Ultra