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#2867 of 3508 Re: Buick odometer and tach [dennis80]
Apr 21, 2005 (3:56 pm)
Hey, I have a question, I have a 1990 Buick Regal and it has stopped running bought a new battery and a new alternator it is still not turning over. Won't start at all. All the lights come on, when I open the door the pinging noise go off but no start up. I had the last alternator tested and it was bad, anyone ever had this problem and could this be spark plugs.
#2868 of 3508 Re: Buick odometer and tach [lisas90regal]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:39 am)
When we had the problem with our "94" Buick Century wagon it was the starter.
#2869 of 3508 Re: Yes, the computer periodically loses its mind... [verdi942]
Apr 22, 2005 (10:55 am)
After I posted this, I finally got inspired and checked the fuse. Although the wire inside did not appear to be broken, I replaced it, fired up the engine, still no instrument cluster. So, I disconnected and reconnected the positive cable one more time, and, voila! It's worked steadily now since I posted the initial problem.
Actually, all the lights and messages would flash twice and then disappear. Sometimes they would flash like crazy, disappear, and then reappear ten minutes later. I'm guessing it's the fuse, but I'm no electrician.
After a while, it's a bit unnerving to be driving without knowing whether you have gas, how fast you're going, etc. The car would drive normally, though.
The initial problem did appear to be related to moisture, and would act up after rainy nights, etc. This time, however, nothing seemed to help. Do fuses "wear out"?
Yeah, it does losing the presets, but that's the least of my problems. Disconnecting the battery was something my husband had figured out, so I just took it a little bit further.
#2870 of 3508 2003 Buick Regal trunk leak
Apr 23, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Was wondering if anyone else has experienced a leak in the trunk. It's on the right side, just above the wheel well. The weatherstripping around the trunk looks good, so I am wondering where else it could possibly be coming from. Thanks!
#2871 of 3508 Re: fredvh - tsu670- jbm [regalluvr2]
Apr 23, 2005 (7:38 pm)
Is this the same as the 3.8L V-6 MFI SC?
#2872 of 3508 Re: 2003 Buick Regal trunk leak [wisspurr]
Apr 23, 2005 (7:57 pm)
Yes, I had the same Right Side leak in my 99 Regal, and did nothing with it. Have not done anything, and it's gone way. Weird.
Hey, how many gallons will your cars take when the gas light is one.
#2873 of 3508 Dash lights flashing off and on.........
Apr 24, 2005 (4:11 pm)
just found the forum. I have a 2000 Regal. When I put the key in the ignition and turn it to on (just before cranking) all the dash lights will flash on and off continuously until I turn the key back off. The car will not crank. the lights just flash and the chimer will make it's normal sound. Sometimes it will crank, but will only go about a mile before shutting off again. Then, back to the flashing dash lights when I try to start it.
Has anyone had this weird problem? This is the first problem I've had and I have 88,000 miles on it.
I've read that the computer that reads the security key, may be going bad. Any help would be appreciated.
#2874 of 3508 Re: Dash lights flashing off and on......... [dwo]
Apr 27, 2005 (5:30 am)
No doubt by now you've already checked the battery. I've read that a low or dead battery cell can cause the symptoms you decribed.
#2875 of 3508 Re: fredvh - tsu670- jbm [wisspurr]
Apr 27, 2005 (5:39 am)
Not sure if I understand your question, but the "SC" stands for Supercharged. The motor comes on Regal "GS" models, has 240 horses and burns premium gas. The supercharger is located near the top front starboard side of the engine.
#2876 of 3508 Re: Dash lights flashing off and on......... [tsu670]
Apr 27, 2005 (8:10 am)
Thanks, Yes battery is ok. I was told it may be the ignition switch. So I took the covers off the steering column and tapped on the switch(black box just under the key insert) and WOW! problem cleared up and car started fine. Take key out, put it back in, dash lights start flashing, tap up on the switch and lights stop flashing and car cranks! So I guess I'll get a new switch and see if it cures it.