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#86 of 519 Park Avenues run forever!
Feb 08, 2001 (4:02 pm)
I am visitng this site to get pricing on a new LeSabre for someone I know. When I read these posts I just had to say a few words. For those reading Consumer Reports, throw that piece of garbage magazine in the garbage. They have nothing but bad things to say about American cars. I've owned cars they say are bad that turned out to be great! The best example is my stepdad's Park Ave. It's a '94 he bought new and now has 215,000 miles! This has been the most excellent car. The 3800 V-6 has NEVER been touched and it still runs absolutley perfect! For those not considering the Ultra because of premium fuel, you will be very happy with the standard 3800. I drive a '99 Pontiac Grand Prix with the same supercharged 3800 in the Ultra. It's very powerful, but does get a bit pricey ONLY if I tap into all 240 horses! Simply put, you can't go wrong with a Park Avenue!
Feb 18, 2001 (4:41 pm)
I just rolled over 170,000 miles on my 94 Park Avenue. Last week the starter went out and this week the AS light came on. Should I start looking for another car or can I expect my Park Avenue to last another 50,000 miles?
What has been your experience with 94's over 170,000 miles?
#88 of 519 Best Riding Car.Problems though!!!
Feb 25, 2001 (4:27 pm)
I bought a 92PA a year ago with 52000 miles on it. I have driven 13000 miles since owing it. I have replaced the alternator, battery and front brakes so far. The power antenna stopped working and the security light comes on when it wants to. The security alarm sounds when it wants also. The vibration after 70 mph is apparent as well. love this car's ride and quietness and will take these recent problems in stride. Any more though and I will get rid of it. Too bad that such a great riding vehicle has to have these problems which by reading other posts are very common ones.
#89 of 519 Supercharger Noise
Feb 25, 2001 (5:45 pm)
I own a '94 Park Avenue Ultra with 90,000 miles on it. The supercharger is making a mild grinding noise that I can only hear when I lift the hood. Does anyone have experience with these? Is that normal? Should I be concerned? Is it going to get worse? I priced the unit, and a replacement part costs $2,020 without labor. I like the car but wonder if I should be shopping for another. Any suggestions?
#90 of 519 Responding To Supercharger Noise
Mar 07, 2001 (6:49 pm)
I've been told that the supercharger on these engines is designed to last between 100,000 - 120,000 miles. It might be on the verge of going out. You might also check you bypass valve. If the bypass valve is faulty, the supercharger can get pretty noisy. As far as I know, Magnuson.com is the only authorized rebuilder of Eaton superchargers. Check with them. You can probably pickup a rebuild one for about $1100.00 and believe it or not, there not that hard to replace.
#91 of 519 Again more problems on my 92 PA
Mar 09, 2001 (5:10 pm)
Does anyone know if it is normal for the rpms to go up slightly but noticeable when slowing down to a stop. My mechanic says the car is downshifting. i dont know about that but I never had a car do that so noticeable. Another crazy thing is that i have felt brief jerks when accelerating. It is just started happening but not consistently. Help anyone. My PA has only
66000 miles on it.
#92 of 519 92 park ave-electrical
Mar 17, 2001 (3:53 am)
I purchased a 92 pa in 93 with 9k. still had factory wty. After owning for about 11 months it would be dead when we tried to start-no lights-no power-nothing. If we waited a while it would start. If we hit the pass seat control the trunk would open. It was normal for the seats to stop working and the mirrors but everything else be ok. we took it to the local buick dealer who only served to destroy the wiring harness. They had it for a week at a time-said it was fixed and within 2 blocks of the dealership the issue remained. The car was always returned dirty and removed parts not all re-installed. This went on for over a year! Final resolution only came after going to another dealer and involving buick arbitration (even after wty expiration). The original dealer had cut adn spliced into the wire harness so bad the second dealer would not return car for fear of fire. I was given a loaner for 6 weeks until the complete wire harness was replaced which required the complete interior to be gutted all the way to the metal framing. Since the car has been returned to me there has not been one issue. I praise Mangino Buick of Ballston Spa, Ny and Buick arbitration for resolving what was a very frustrating event. That is customer service!!!
#93 of 519 Rhythmic "ticking" noise from under the dash
Mar 21, 2001 (4:57 am)
The car is a 98 Park Avenue Ultra. It occasionally makes a muted "Ticking" noise from somewhere under the dash. The noise will last for a minute or so and then stop. Everything seems to work OK, but I am curious about the meaning of the noise. Is it normal? What does it indicate?
Apr 05, 2001 (4:01 pm)
Mine does the ticking too. Also shudders after coming out of passing gear at hiway speeds.
#95 of 519 Yokohama Avid Touring
Apr 11, 2001 (8:33 am)
Anybody try out the Yokohama Avid Touring tires? They are supposed to be one of the most quiet tires on the market which I'm hoping is true because like many of you guys, my 98 PA has vibration problems at certain speeds along with what appears to be rumbling road noise so I am hoping to kill 2 birds with one stone. I'll let you guys know what happens.