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#3389 of 3508 2000 Buick Regal Super Charged GS 3600
Feb 19, 2008 (11:45 am)
2000 Buick Regal Super Charged GS 3600
* * * Problem * * *
My Dad is currently having a problem with his Buick, Last night he came home and stated that the car just seemed to die on him when he was coming down the road. He took it back out for a trip around the block and came back with no problems. However
This morning when he went to leave. The car would start up run for about 3 - 5 seconds then just stall no flashing lights no error codes or engine lights. When trying to start the car again same problem. The car will start with no problem then just stall, All of the electrical systems are working fine from what I can tell.
* * * Trouble Shooting So Far * * *
I checked all of the fuses and I checked to make sure all the grounds where connected okay and didn't find any problems there.
* * * Observations * * *
However I did notice that the coolant Level was a little low.
After giving this some thought. I was wondering if the car had a " " Safty feature on it that prevented from over heating. Sure enough they do. However after reading about this "Over Heat Protection Mode" It doesn't state that it will prevent the car from starting up. Since it's not my car and I don't want to start fooling with things I was hoping somebody could elebrate a little more on this feature. So I could make a suggestion of adding more coolent to his car.
Also if you have had this problem or know about this problem with the Buicks and have any other suggestions please let me know
I read a very similar artical on this site that suggested it might be the Crank Shaft Sensor, Would anybody know where this is located at to see if it is bad or not. Is it easy to gain access to?
Also any other thoughts on this problem would be greatly welcomed.
#3390 of 3508 Re: 1994 Buick Regal stalls [chris129]
Feb 19, 2008 (4:39 pm)
I replaced the crankshaft sensor and the problem is gone
#3391 of 3508 Re: 2000 Buick Regal Super Charged GS 3600 [chris129]
Feb 19, 2008 (4:47 pm)
I repled about the replacement of the crabkshaft sensor and my local mechanic replaced it - but my cars problem was that it would stall as I drove and when I just then put the shift lever in nuetral, I could easily re-start the car and drive on - it was problem that lasted for months as I had one thing then another replaced and nothing solved the problem until I had a new crankshaft sensor put in - you can find it for sale at ROCK AUTO on the web - its not an expensive part - cost of labor is whatevr via your mechanic, My cost was minimal since I live in Rosarito Mexico and labor is much cheaper here than in the US
#3392 of 3508 Re: Air Conditioning help needed [bigfred1]
Feb 24, 2008 (11:24 am)
did you find the help you needed? i have the same problem with my regal 3800 need to know what side is the cold side
#3393 of 3508 Re: Air Conditioning help needed [gator100]
Feb 24, 2008 (11:39 am)
The lines next to the firewall that go in and out of the evaporator will have an accumulator on one of them. That's a container about the diameter of your hands and maybe 8 inches long, a cylinder shape. Follow back from that toward the compressor and you'll find a cap for the low pressure side. The high pressure side should be a different size so that the quickfit recharge cans won't fit onto them because it's dangerous.
Are you in a warm climate? We're at 18 last night, currently 38. I had used the 134a recharge gauge from Walmart that had a separate gauge you screw onto the cans. It worked great because I had lost charge slowly (10 years).
#3394 of 3508 Recall for Regal GS cars
Mar 15, 2008 (9:12 am)
I wasn't sure which forum to post this story. I just read it in my local newspaper:
The important message to owners is not to park your car in a garage until the problem is fixed.
#3395 of 3508 Re: Recall for Regal GS cars [jpstax1]
Mar 16, 2008 (7:52 pm)
Someone posted this link over in the Pontiac Grand Prix forum:
Good grief! The repair looks very complicated (scroll down the page about 1/3 of the way to view the photos) and may take all day, or am I over-reacting? If it's an all-day repair, I hope the dealers are planning on having loaners for Regal GS (and GP GTP) owners.
#3396 of 3508 Cost to replace oil and transmission lines
Mar 22, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 Buick Regal LS with 110k miles on the car. Both the oil and transmission lines leak. The oil and transmission fluid & filter were just replaced (the shop said that there was very few if any at all metal shavings in the trans fluid, good thing).
What is the average cost of having the oil and transmission lines replaced?
Also, it appears that the rear window defroster, the horn, and the controls mounted on the steering column for the radio don't work, could this be just a fuse or should I have someone look into the wiring?
#3397 of 3508 2003 Regal LS transmission problem
Apr 16, 2008 (3:05 am)
Have owned this car since 2004, no problems. Got gas last Tuesday. Thursday, noticed a decrease in "power" on hills and take off. Kind of sluggish. Didn't think anything of it. It continued but nothing really alarming. Thought it was the gas. Monday (two days ago), coming home from work, it just didn't seem to be shifting right. Very little power up hills, and when I turned onto my street and accelerated, the rpms went up to 4000 before it shifted the first time, then it started making a clicking noise. Feels like transmission is slipping or something. You can feel it trying to shift but it doesn't. Mechanic said he drove it without any problems yesterday, replaced fuel filter and said it needed plugs and wires. My husband (ex-mechanic) replaced them last night. A little better on the power now, but when you accelerate, the rpms still go way up before it shifts, if it does, and then it starts making the clicking noise. Any ideas??? I know there is no way the mechanic drove it up hills or tried to get up to speed with it. He couldn't have without noticing it.
#3398 of 3508 '96 Regal jerks on light acceleration
Apr 17, 2008 (8:12 pm)
Car has 165,000 miles. Has 3.8 liter original engine. Car has been very reliable. Recently did complete tuneup and replaced ignition module, which solved jerking at higher speeds, rapid acceleration Could current light acceleration problem be related to torque converter? if so, how to test it and fix it?