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#2999 of 3508 questions about speakers / cupholder / repair manual
Sep 16, 2005 (2:51 pm)
I just bought a 1999 Buick Regal GS as my first car and I'm very pleased with the car. However there are some things wrong with it and I need your help.
1 - Where do you get a decent repair manual for the 1999 Regal. Is there one that just covers this car or do you have to buy the ones that cover repairs on all of the GM cars? Are they any good?
2 - I have a rolling noise that I can hear as soon as I go about 30 mph or faster. It's not too bad but still a noise that should not be there. Could that be a wheel bearing or a tire or something? Has anybody ever had the same on his car?
3 - My right rear speaker is broken (monsoon). Is there a good place to get a new one for cheaper than 126.21 (that's what the Buick dealer wants for it)? How do you take it out?
4 - the cupholder in the center console is broken. The Buick dealer told me to buy a new console for 170.17 since they would not sell just the cupholder. There has to be a way to get the black plastic part out... I can see the screws but how can you get to them? Does anybody have an idea?
If anybody can help me on one or more of my questions I'd really appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
#3001 of 3508 Re: Looking for engine torque strut mount for 92 Regal Limited 3.8 [dcamp95 [yurakm]
Sep 17, 2005 (4:42 am)
Got a reply from gmpartsdirect.com. Thanks. Also checked around for prices and gmpartsdirect.com has been the cheapest. But still not sure if its the right part without a picture. Anyone know where to find catalog illustrations? The part # is 22188849 and the catalog illustration # is 4W00-03.
#3002 of 3508 Re: Dash lights flashing/intermitten stalling [kborghi]
Sep 17, 2005 (7:56 am)
I'm having the same problem and think it might be the starter as I have replaced the alternator and battery a year ago. Mechanics couldn't figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.
#3003 of 3508 Re: Dash lights flashing/intermitten stalling [brybry]
Sep 18, 2005 (5:54 pm)
I had my computer reflashed, but the same symptoms started not more than twenty miles after leaving the dealer. All the warning lights flash, the car shuts off intermittenly while driving and it does not always start. I was told that the computer is bad and needs to be replaced not reflashed. Have you been driving yours for a year like that?
#3004 of 3508 Re: Dash lights flashing/intermitten stalling [kborghi]
Sep 19, 2005 (4:08 pm)
I had the exact same problem with my 98 GS a few months ago. The dashboard lit up like a pinball machine and every time I used the turn signal, the engine shut off. The solution: The dealer replaced the ignition switch, which had gone bad. Total cost parts/labor: $380.
#3005 of 3508 A/C and Heat at the same time 98 Regal
Sep 21, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Today I noticed that my ac was working fine on the drivers side, but on the passenger side hot, and I mean HOT, air was blowing out. I double checked the controls (analog) and both were set for COOL. I played around with the controls but no matter what position I switched the controls to I ended up with the same problem. Anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
#3006 of 3508 Re: Dash lights flashing/intermitten stalling [grssrac]
Sep 23, 2005 (9:51 am)
I'm having the same problem with 98 Regal. It has been stalling and sometimes takes up to 15 minutes to start. Sometimes the ABS light and airbag dash lights stay on and I can't take it out of park. This morning I got a full tank of gas and now it won't start at all. Would a bad ignition switch be worsened with a full tank of gas? Are the two somehow related? It seemed to be getting better before filling the tank....Anyone?
#3007 of 3508 Re: 2000 GS Regular vs. Premium vs. Mix [Jack44]
Sep 23, 2005 (4:12 pm)
I have a Costco card and they have two grades: 87 and 92. I try to buy my gas there to make the membership pay for itself. I usually use 92 or a mix of the two. I understand the timing reset for octane. My real question is whether any harm could be done to the engine with 87 octane. What got me thinking is listening to Clark Howard when he said that any car would run on 87 octane unless you have a supercharger. Does he know something I don't about this?
#3008 of 3508 Re: 2000 GS Regular vs. Premium vs. Mix [elgavilan]
Sep 23, 2005 (6:15 pm)
>that any car would run on 87 octane unless you have a supercharger.
I had a few years old GS as a loaner a few years back. I* didn't realize it was supercharged. Son's friend told us their's was supercharged when we went miniature golfing. When I put gas in it to get back to the dealer, I saw the premium fuel notice. It ran, but kind of doggish compared to my 3800 in a LeSabre about the same year. All the loaner people had been putting in regular to save money on refilling for return.