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Buick Regal, Sedan
Oct 29, 2006 (10:37 am)
Ok Ive changed both wheel hub asembleys and roters and pads but the noise is still their. now what are we looking at as the problem. Its allmost like a nocking noise, only happens if wheel is slightly to the left and not accelorating or brakeing just coasting go's away when wheel is turned slightly to the right. This is a 2000 buick regal ls 3.8L non turbo with about 90,000
#3294 of 3506 Sand under the hood?
Nov 13, 2006 (1:24 pm)
This is not really a problem, but a curiosity. I get sand kicked up into my 99 Regal LS's engine compartment while driving. Collects on battery, support railings around the oil cap etc. My only real concern about this is that it does get around the oil cap and I have to be careful with oil changes. Anyone else ever notice this? No flood damage or accidents, clean Carfax... have had this vehicle for almost 3 years and is still very reliable (knock on wood) and enjoyable to drive.
#3295 of 3506 Re: Sand under the hood? [jipster]
Nov 13, 2006 (1:35 pm)
I've noticed this since my wife bought her Regal back in 2001.
#3296 of 3506 Re: LS vs GS ... how big of a diff? [tsu670]
Nov 15, 2006 (11:50 am)
i picked up a 1998 regal GS when i was 23, and my insurance went down about 150 dollars a year from the 1989 lesabre T-type i had before... i dont know if it was because i was older or because of the 4 doors.
#3297 of 3506 Heater Issues 96 Buick Regal
Nov 15, 2006 (8:32 pm)
Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong area. I am new at this. I have a Buick Regal 128000miles RUNS GREAT after I just replaced the Alternator. Anyway I tried my heater and it is no longer working. It was working just a few days ago. I checked for leaks. I checked the heater core hoses to see if they may be plugged but I am getting plenty of heat from the hoses so I assume the core is fine. I am not sure where to look from here. Possibly a valve of some sort or Actuator? And where is it located and how do I get under there to do it. I would hate to pay someone $200+ for something I can figure out on my own with a little help.
Thanks in Advance
#3298 of 3506 Sand under the hood
Nov 15, 2006 (9:56 pm)
I have a 99 Buick Regal, and I have noticed that my engine compartment has sand in it, and on it. My car has 122K miles.
#3299 of 3506 Re: Heater Issues 96 Buick Regal [erwisneski]
Nov 16, 2006 (6:14 am)
Is the vacuum line under the hood that supplies vacuum to the storage tank and to the interior AC controls working?
Is the blower motor blowing? Is air coming out the defrost vents (default when no vacuum or control is available)?
Is it an automatic digital temperature control unit? I'm familiar with H body (leSabre/PAve) operation up to 99 and have a 2003 but haven't worked on it--just read lots of posts from others.
First thought? Who replaced the alternator? A shop or yourself? Could they ahve done something?
Are both heater hoses hot when the blower has been on high with air going over the heater core. If one hose is cooler that means the flow through heater core is low. You also could have air in heater core from low coolant level.
Give some details.
#3300 of 3506 start up noise
Dec 02, 2006 (1:06 pm)
hi, I have a 2002 regal gs and for about a year now I have had a clanking noise when I start the car. It only happens when I cold start and only lasts about 5 minutes or so. I've had the car serviced 6 times so far and I still have the noise. It began right after I had the fan belts changed.
First I was told it was the alternator and had it changed, then I was told it was misaligned pulleys and had them fixed, then I was told it was the ball bearings, etc etc. Each time I fixed whatever I was told, finally I told them to change the fan belts again and I still have the noise. Now they tell me its normal. I had the car 4 years without the noise so I know its not normal. but its only when the car has sat overnight and lasts only a few minutes. The car has 22k miles, I've just bought a three year extended warrenty so I can bring it back to the shop, but is it worthwhile. Does anyone have a similar problem or might know what is going on.
#3301 of 3506 Re: Buick Regal GS ac control problems [sknicholson1]
Dec 02, 2006 (10:06 pm)
You might want to look in the engine compartment just behind the radiator on the drivers side. You'll see the A/C accumulator/dryer ... follow the hoses from the compressor. The wiring harness may be rubbing thru due to contact against that accum./dryer. Cut the tape away from the harness at the contact area and investigate each wire in the bundle.
#3302 of 3506 Re: start up noise [davtej]
Dec 02, 2006 (10:19 pm)
First thing I'd do is have someone, if you're not mechanically inclined, remove the serpentine belt and start the car cold and see if it makes this same noise. Areas to look at are the balancer, which mounts on the crankshaft and is what makes the belt move. Second would be the tensioner for the belt. This has a pulley on an arm that's spring loaded. Thirdly, this possibly could be the result of the Air Conditioner compressor pulley bearing assembly or the compressor internally. Other than that, without hearing the noise, personally, and if it still makes this noise without the belt installed, I'd suggest a second opinion at a Buick dealership.