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Buick Regal, Sedan
#2640 of 3508 Re: Dan1 & his Explorer [Jack44 #2639]
Jun 23, 2004 (1:22 pm)
The point is that the explorer has outsold Buicks entire line let alone Regals in 2003 about 370,000 Explorers to 336,000 Buicks. So there are going to be more posts about them good and bad because more poeple buy them. The Explorer has been a best seller for years. The Regal is best at getting you on a first name basis with the service manager. But your right Jack the Regal is wounderful car thats why so many people buy them. Everyone else is wrong. You can fall asleep at night reading CR and be happy.
Jun 23, 2004 (3:23 pm)
Okay folks, let's move on now.
Dan1 had a bad experience with his Regal and he's happier now. That's a good thing for him.
His bad experience with his Regal certainly does not mean all Regals are bad things - and using numbers of postings to judge reliability (or lack thereof) on any vehicle is nothing less than folly.
In any case, this is not a Regal vs. Explorer forum, so let's get back to our subject.
Dan1 - good luck. Glad you've solved your problem and sorry that your specific Regal was not a good thing for you. Let's respect the fact that not everyone will have or has had the same experience that you did.
Enjoy your Explorer!
#2642 of 3508 Thanks for the help.
Jun 23, 2004 (7:16 pm)
Thanks to everyone who contributed on the blower relay problem. My dad ended up getting the car fixed at one of the local dealers here in Central New Jersey. They diagnosed a bad blower motor resistor. All in all it cost my dad about
$120.00 that included everything. Anyway thanks again for all your help. These forums are really great.
#2643 of 3508 Pulsating brakes
Jun 24, 2004 (9:19 am)
Can some one help.
I have a 2001 Buick Regal ls with 36,000 miles. This problem started about a month ago. My brakes would pulsate every time I applied the brakes, more so at high speeds. I had the front rotors turned down at a local Auto parts store, the pulsating went away slightly. Today I changed the pads, there was no difference. I'm puzzled, does any one have any idea what the problem is.
Jun 24, 2004 (11:54 am)
The symptom described doesn't seem right for the circuit.
If the blower resister set blows, the fan won't work on lower speeds at all. The only time it would work is when on high speed, which is when the relay is operated to connect directly to battery power.
Is it an automatic temperature control system?
#2645 of 3508 Pulsating brakes by tonyf2
Jun 24, 2004 (11:58 am)
You 'may' then have to replace the rotors...And yes they can go bad...
One thing that can warp rotors is washing your car after driving it hard...The cold water sprayed on the rotors will warp them...
Jun 24, 2004 (12:01 pm)
We'll be good...
#2647 of 3508 Jack44 thanks for your response
Jun 24, 2004 (12:57 pm)
I asked at the auto store that turned down the rotors if he was able to tell if the rotors were warped and he said yes but mine were not.
My next step is to get new rotors. Is it possible to tell if they are warped when they turn them down?
#2648 of 3508 Re: Jack44 thanks for your response [tonyf2 #2647]
Jun 24, 2004 (1:54 pm)
It happens, while rather seldom, that the rear brake rotor warps, resulting in the same pulsation of the brake pedal. I only read about it, but have no first hand experience.
BTW, I also started to feel the pulsation at brake pedal when driving on highway recently. 2000 Regal GS. The current mileage is something like 35k, + or - 1k. My wife, who usually drives the car, also noticed the pulsation. She thinks, though, that it happens only on some road surfaces. Even knows several places where she feel it. She hopes the rotors did not warp. I do not drive the car often, probably once a month or so, and am not 100% sure yet.
Jun 24, 2004 (4:28 pm)
We recently took my '00 GSE on a short vacation From Me. to Niagra Falls. The total distance was about 1350 miles. There were 4 adults and the car was fully loaded. I averaged 28.5 mpg (according to the computer) which was very impressive! The car rode smoothly & quietly and was a pleasure to drive. We had no problems at all. However, at a rest area, I noticed water (I think) running from underneath. The air conditioner had been running steadily. Is this normal or should I be concerned?