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#2820 of 3508 Help with 2003 w/ auto climate control -
Feb 28, 2005 (7:02 pm)
I just purchased a 2003 Buick Regal LS about 1.5
months ago. I have a question about the auto
climate control. Does the "pure" front defrost mode
supposed to be remembered by the system to that
when you start it the next morning it will come on
to this ?? Mine remembers the defrost mode for about
20 + min. it seems and then defaults back to auto/floor mode - this is once it is started and
then the defrost mode is selected. I have a remote
starter and all I can defrost the windows with is
windshield - floor not pure front defrost. I am
talking about the defrost button above the rear
defrost on the auto control. Thank You,
#2821 of 3508 Strut/tire questions...
Mar 08, 2005 (2:29 pm)
I need to replace the tires and struts on my 98 Regal GS. I know different folks have posted over time that "this" or "that" combo is better, but since a lot of time has passed, what does anyone think is best now??
I'm not looking to make the ride any stiffer than need be. With recent back surgery I appreciate the softer ride in life but don't want to wallow like an old fashioned car.
I know the forum is kinda dead. I might go to the Pontiac side and see if anyone can help if nobody stops by in the next few days/weeks.
#2822 of 3508 Strut/tire questions
Mar 08, 2005 (3:34 pm)
I am on my third set of tires for my 99 Regal, and the last two sets have been H rated tires. They give me a little more cornering abilty, but the ride is still pretty good. I travel the highways a lot, and I have no problems with ride.
Obviously, this is just a suggestion, but it depends on how aggresively you drive your car.
Good luck in your search.
#2823 of 3508 Re: Strut/tire questions... [bigunit67]
Mar 08, 2005 (3:36 pm)
I replaced my struts with Monroe struts when Sears had a sale with free installation or with buy one get one free. The salesman told me that their better sale was coming up the next week. So I waited and got them then.
They improved the control without being too stiff after about 1000 miles or so of breakin. It is a LeSabre not a Regal. But I believe the design of the control from the strut would be the same quality with a Regal.
#2824 of 3508 Re: Strut/tire questions... [bigunit67]
Mar 09, 2005 (11:19 am)
You might look at the KYB GR-2 struts...They'll give you a better ride...
For pure performance...The GMPP Koni/Spring combination from GMPerformanceParts is the ultimate in handling...
For tires, and I have them, consider the Falken Zeix 512's in a 235/55 x 16...
#2825 of 3508 thanks guys, and a follow up for Jack44
Mar 09, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I have visited both the Monroe and KYB home pages. The KYB rep I chatted with online stated that their equipment is the same as the OEM parts that came (or would come with) the Regal GS. Does this sound kosher with what you know, Jack44?
I've been to a GM dealership, one where I have a relative that works in the part department, and whether he's giving me a bargain or not is debatable, but he stated front struts would be $172.78 * 2 and rear would be $98.01 * 2 for a grand total of $541.58. That is "supposedly" not the market rate I'd be charged otherwise. (I'd hate to see their market rate).
KYB came backwith a quote for $238.42 total for front AND back.
Again, thanks guys.
#2826 of 3508 Auto polish question
Mar 09, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Do any of you guys know of a car polish that works well if you live in a dusty area? Everything I've bought the past two years seems to do nothing but attract dust as soon as I put it on. I've lived in the sticks for a long time and it didn't used to be that way, but oh well...
I've tried most all of the top name brands and they all seem to attract dust big-time. It doesn't matter if I let the car sit a day or so or immediately drive up the road - same result.
#2827 of 3508 1999Buick Regal engine problem
Mar 12, 2005 (11:10 pm)
My 1999 Regal has developed a problem with the engine shutting down (dead)at highway speed with no apparent cause. It has restarted each time but it is a serous problem when traveling the freeway. The service techs have no clue. Any comments would be welcome.
#2829 of 3508 Car starts then shuts off!!!
Mar 14, 2005 (7:36 pm)
okay, im new to this site and i was browsing the internet in trying to find an answer to my question on my '99 buick regal gse.. i hope that if i post this question i can get a quick response.. !!! i really do need some feedback on this issue that i have with my car.. okay, i dont know too much on cars but i am a female..i know A FEMALE and i was curious on what i should do about my buick regal shutting off on when i start it up.. maybe its the fuel pump or something thats causing my car to shut off~ i really need my car to work and i have no way of getting easy transportation to work but i want to tell you something that happened to be yesterday... i was at work til about 3 and my brother called me saying that his '01 chevy cavalier broke down on the e-way 'cause his battery was discharged and when u tried to start the car all it did was make a clicking noise.. anywayz aside from his car breaking down, my dad is a mechanic himself, he checked his battery found out that his battery was discharged, took my brothers battery out and put in his battery from a 89' cavalier and walaaaa my brothers car turned on.. well my brother left to work and i was there with my dad be'cuz he wanted to charged my brothers discharged battery with mine in hopes of charging it back up welllll come to find out it didnt work.. my dads car didnt want to start.. sooo we had to go to murray's auto store and by a replacement battery..and that worked.. so when i got home that night i parked it for about 4 hrs came back outside and tried to start my car.. it turns on but shuts right back off... is it cuz my battery went bad after charging my brothers "dud" battery or was it the fact that me putting in gas from a Mobil gas station had somehow caused some type of problem with my feuling system... oh geeze!! i sound dumb right now but can someone please help me.. my dad checked my car out tonight and saw that when my car turned on some pump had shut off and this made my car shut off too.. well, if you had the same problem or maybe know what is wrong with my car turning off then please reply~~ ?!?!?!?! im in need of an answer!!!!!!!! a.s.a.p... Thank You, Rissa