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#3354 of 3508 New Radiator No pressure
Aug 27, 2007 (8:26 pm)
1996 Buick Regal 3.8 custom 135,000 miles. Okay I put in a new radiator. I went with 1 1/4 inch core instead of the standard 3/8th or whatever it is due to the heat in AZ. I finally got the low coolant lights to quit but I noticed I am getting no pressure. I am not over heating but when I pop the safety switch to depressurize no bubbles or liquid comes through. The cap is no older than 6mths. Any idea's? Should I even be concerned. The temp comes up to normal operating temp and it runs very well. I am new at this auto mechanic work so the help is very appriciated. Secondly were are the engin mounts?
#3355 of 3508 Re: ENGINE ROAR [nschehl]
Sep 04, 2007 (1:24 pm)
I am having same problem - I have 91 regal- I replaced my tires and still have the sound - I do not think it is a cv joint because there is no grinding or shaking - just that crazy noise that begins after 20 mph or so - did you find out what it was?? Can use help pinpointing what is wrong. Kim
Sep 04, 2007 (7:50 pm)
Has anyone heard of the rims corroding on the inside of the rim? I have one spot on all my rims that is rusted out and getting sealed hasn't totally fixed the problem, I still have to fill up the tires every 3-5 days.
#3357 of 3508 Just wondering
Sep 05, 2007 (1:11 pm)
I just bought a 1999 buick regal GS and the paint is a light blue color. I have never seen any other regals with the same color, only a dark blue. I was wondering if it would be a new paint?
#3358 of 3508 Re: Rusting Rims [tattooregal]
Sep 13, 2007 (5:26 am)
I have the same problem. I brought it to the dealer and they could not locate any leaks and they said they have no record of this being a known problem. Yet I ran into someone who has the same year 2000 Regal GS and he had the same problem. How does this get elevated to Buick as a widespread problem. I only have 62k miles on my car and I'm looking at at least $1,000 for new rims.
#3359 of 3508 2001 GS Low Coolant Light
Sep 27, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Low Coolant light comes on until engine is warmed up, then goes out. If I fill with coolant past the line, the light will go out and not come on for a 10-15 days. Park it nightly in garage, have checked floor repeatedly for leaks -- there are none. Still after 2-3 weeks the coolant level does go down maybe a 1/2 to 1 inch.
Is this one of those crazy deals with the Body Control Module where it is relearning what the correct level is?
Any ideas? Many thanks.
#3360 of 3508 1999 GS smoke under hood
Oct 01, 2007 (6:18 pm)
I just recently checked under my hood because after driving it for only 10 minutes i thought i smelt burning oil. I opened the hood and didn't see anything dripping anywhere, even on the ground. Then i revved the engine up just a little and a puff of smoke came from the back of the engine, so i quickly turned the car off. I checked the oil level and it was full. I didn't see any spots under the car. Any suggestions on what is going on?
#3361 of 3508 Re: 1999 GS smoke under hood [gsboost]
Oct 01, 2007 (7:48 pm)
Check your Valve covers. Mine are currently leaking and hitting the exhaust pipes. If so I am not a mechanic but I would probably say you need a new valve cover gasket.
Oct 01, 2007 (7:51 pm)
I am think I may have bad engine mounts. Can anyone tell me the location of them in relation to the oil pan. This is a Buick Regal 3.8 1996. Any help is welcome!
#3363 of 3508 Re: 1999 GS smoke under hood [erwisneski]
Oct 02, 2007 (4:45 pm)
Thanks for the advice, I will get that checked out. Is it still ok to drive around town like that?