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#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?
#3399 of 3508 Re: '96 Regal jerks on light acceleration [adriver3]
Apr 18, 2008 (6:42 am)
There is no thing as a tune up anymore. I realize it has different meanings to different folk. It used to mean replacing the points and plugs and rotor cap.
Did you replace ignition wires? Did you replace spark plugs with AC Delco plug?
At what speed and what gear are you feeling uneveness?
#3400 of 3508 Re: 2003 Regal LS transmission problem [avonlady13]
Apr 18, 2008 (7:56 am)
I had the same symptoms on my 02. It turned out to be a plugged up catalytic converter, not a trans problem. The dealer replaced it under the smog warranty.
#3401 of 3508 Re: '96 Regal jerks on light acceleration [imidazol97]
Apr 18, 2008 (10:28 am)
Ignition wires were replaced. Spark plugs replaced but don't know of brand of spark plugs but can check that--may be NGK. Typically 40-60 mph on light acceleration--even downhill with light acceleration...high gear Thanks.
#3402 of 3508 1996 Regal difficult to start when hot
Apr 22, 2008 (3:59 am)
Hello. First time here. I have a 3.8 V6 with 112,000 miles. Stalled in traffic the other day. Pushed it off the street and allowed it to cool down for 5 minutes then it started right up. Two days ago it stalled again and I allowed it to cool and it started again. I drove it to work today and turned it off. Tried to restart and it wouldn't -- cranks fine but just won't ignite. Replaced air and fuel filters a few days ago. Thank you for helping.
#3403 of 3508 Re: 1996 Regal difficult to start when hot [kshiplett]
Apr 23, 2008 (5:00 am)
Is it giving a spark while cranking? Attach a used spark plug to a wire and place on grounded part of engine to see spark.
Is it firing the injectors? You can feel the pulse of use a 194 bulb with leads straightened plugged into the connector for one of the injectors while cranking.
Possibilities: bad battery connection, especially if you have a double layer positive (red) connector. Pull plastic back to see both connectors.
Crank position sensor. Camshaft position sensor. Some people have found
splashing cold water on the crankshaft position sensor will change it and make the thing work and give spark and then start.
I have also read that a ground wire connection to the connector plate below the coils can stop the ignition system.
#3404 of 3508 Buick Regal sputtering
May 10, 2008 (5:21 pm)
I just started to have this problem with this car after a fill up i drove it for awhile and it started sputtering and i was smelling something like it was burning. checked for leaks found none all fluid level fine just had the oil and filter changed 2 weeks ago.
car sounds louder then before. Any ideas
#3405 of 3508 1989 Buick Regal rough idle and stalls when hot
Jun 25, 2008 (5:22 pm)
My brother has a 1989 Buick Regal Gran Sport with the 3.1 Multi Port v6. It has 173000 miles on it and runs great on the highway. But ounce in warms up in city traffic the idle gets rough and tries to stall and sometimes show check engine light. If he put it in nuetral it stalls less often but still idles rough. I figured by taking it out of drive it will remove stress. He has replaced so many parts we couldn't begin to tell u. The ones he has replaced tring to fix this problem are the cat, plugs wires (ac delco)(bosch) (with the ac delcos the car wouldn't run and they kept cracking off in the engine)(bosch it runs and don't crack), several fuel injectors that were bad, fuel pump, fuel filter, map sensor and many o2 sensors over the last 72000 miles. He loves the car and it is his back up for when his olds alero is down. However he has put a large amount of cash in it since he bought it used in 03 when it had 100000 on it. Do you think it might be the fuel pressure regulator, mass air flow sensor or something else.