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#3033 of 3508 Re: 2002 Buick Regal Rack and Pinion Problem [target]
Oct 23, 2005 (3:08 pm)
yes, this is a major problem with the 97-04 regals
it was a recall issue.
it is caused by a power steering malfunction.
if you call your local GM dealer and give them your VIN
they should be able to tell you if this has been replaced or not on your car.
I found out the hardway losing all power steering in Austin texas
I turned my wheel without it and broke most of my rack and pinion parts.
it costed me close to 700 bucks.
So get it fixed for free as a recall!!
#3035 of 3508 96 Buick Regal Power Door Locks
Oct 30, 2005 (6:04 pm)
I have a problem with my power door locks, As I am driving down the road the power locks click to lock my doors while I am driving. Where would I start to try to find the problem? It think it might be a short somewhere, I sure would like to know were to start looking.
#3038 of 3508 Re: 96 Buick Regal Power Door Locks [jdpina]
Nov 05, 2005 (5:20 pm)
Not sure about '96 models, but on '97 and up the doors lock automatically when the transaxle is shifted out of park. It is a programmable feature with detailed instructions on how to set the various lock modes in the owner's manual. One of the modes is for NO automatic lock or unlock.
#3040 of 3508 Burning smell
Nov 08, 2005 (2:52 pm)
In my 99 Regal GS, when I turn on the ac or heat it smells like something is burning under the hood. I have checked all my fluid levels, and they are within an acceptable range. I sometimes smell the burning when I am going up a steep hill or using the engine more too.
I know this could probably be many things but I thought maybe someone has had a similar experience... I will take it in, but I wanted some idea of what it could be first.
#3041 of 3508 Re: Burning smell [jay99]
Nov 08, 2005 (4:43 pm)
Sorry if this sounds too obvious, but I know of three individuals who took their cars to those quick oil change places and were sent on their way with the oil filler cap still laying on top of the air intake plenum. Oh, make that four. It happened to my mother's car last month!
#3042 of 3508 Re: Burning smell [jay99]
Nov 11, 2005 (8:43 am)
JAY I HAVE A 97 REGAL GS. AND HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.THE FIRST TIME I EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM I SHUT OFF MY CAR IN THE GARAGE, AND BEFORE I WENT INSIDE I SMELLED SOMETHING. IT WAS DEFINATELY A BURNING SMELL. MOST LIKELY FROM OIL SOMEWHERE INSIDE THE ENGINE BAY. I HAVE STEAM CLEANED THE MOTOR , WATER CLEANED ,AND WIPED OFF EVERY PART OF THE VALVE COVERS THAT I COULD GET TOO. SOMETIMES I SMELL THIS WHILE GOING DOWN THE ROAD WITH THE HEATER ON. I ALSO DO ALL MY OWN OIL CHANGES AND I AM VERY CAREFUL TO NOT SPILL ANY OIL AND STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM. if you have any breakthroughs with this issue please email me , GOOD LUCK