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#109 of 463 1994 Buick Park Avenue Ride leveler
Nov 19, 2007 (8:55 am)
I have a '94 Park Avenue that the ride levelers don't always kick in when I load something in the trunk, or take a gravel curve a little to fast. It seems that I have to park it, turn it off and sit for a bit until the leveler kick in, then it sort of clunks as the car rises. Can anyone tell me what the problem could be, I have called the body shop, and they tell me that it will cost around $600 to $800 dollars to fix, but my neighbor kid says no way. I can't afford that much, and I do love my Park Avenue.
#110 of 463 2000 Park Avenue driver side window noise
Nov 21, 2007 (4:40 pm)
When using the automatic window on the driver side of car there is a weird kind of groaning sound coming out when its going down. It is also going down slower than usual. could this be the motor? It kind of sounds like its rubbing up against something inside. I dont even know where to go to take the door panel off without damaging the car. I also am now having trouble with my driver side seat warmer it doesn't come on anymore this just started also what could this be its getting cold and my wife is not happy. Can anyone help me?
#111 of 463 service stability system light comes on
Dec 01, 2007 (10:33 am)
I just bought 2002 ultra with 79000 miles this is my second. I had a 1998 love the cars.While driving the service stability system EXP 54 message comes on at random. some times with 10miles after starting up and others at 50miles. I did not get the manual is this just regular maintaince? What compontents are involved in the stablity system?
thanks Steve Wiater
#112 of 463 Re: 2000 Park Avenue driver side window noise [dtracy66]
Dec 09, 2007 (6:06 pm)
My '98 acted the same way, and seemed to be worse on rainy or humid days. My mechanic recommended spraying silicone spray lubricant on the tracks that the glass slides in. I rolled the window down and sprayed the fuzzy window tracks at the front and back edges of the door. Raised and lowered the window a few times, and then resprayed again followed by more raising / lowering.
It seems to be working well now. I've got 245k miles on mine so they've probably been up and down a few times and have some sort of buildup in the tracks that the glass slides in. The silicone spray seems to free it up, and doesn't seem to leave a greasy film on the window.
#113 of 463 95 buick park ave. one sided ac/heat
Dec 09, 2007 (5:04 pm)
#114 of 463 95 buick park ave. one sided ac/heat
Dec 07, 2007 (5:28 pm)
I have a 1995 Buick Park Ave. It has climate control on passenger side. This summer when I turned on the AC the drivers side got cool but most of the time the passenger side was hot (the climate control button did not help). Sometimes it did get cool though. Now that is winter it is doing the opposite. I have heat on my side but not the passenger. It has worked one time only. Any ideas on what could be wrong. Hopefully I can fix it myself.
If so, HOW?
#115 of 463 Re: 95 buick park ave. one sided ac/heat [kitkatviv123]
Dec 09, 2007 (4:56 pm)
I have the same problem with 97 Olds Regency, I've read other post regarding the problem and they suggest a vacuum leak or stuck cable or vent door. It sounds like it could be easy to fix.
#116 of 463 Re: 95 buick park ave. one sided ac/heat [pmtre]
Dec 09, 2007 (5:04 pm)
I think it's more than vacuum. That would prevent the vane inside the heater box from closing to give you heat out the floor or from having the bilevel work. Usually the problem with vacuum tube connector failure was no control over the vane closing off the defroster which forces the air out the dash vents; this is usually used in summer for AC and noticed then.
I think the problem is related to the actuators for the main heat vane and the actuator for the passenger heat vane. I can find pictures of actuators for the passenger which have a cracked nylon gear in them. This causes the actuator to lose its index setting. When the car starts up asking for heat the actuators are cycled to full heat and then moved to a modulated setting. From what I can glean if the passenger actuator doesn't move correctly it sets a code which causes the dash AC control unit to flash for 90 seconds and causes a difference in control settings.
The difference in control is that heat goes to full only when set at 90 degrees.
Getting to the small actuator is easier in some applications and hard in others. It requires some mechanical skill and agility.
#117 of 463 speedometer cluster
Dec 22, 2007 (7:01 am)
Does anyone know how to remove the plastic that covers the speedometer cluster on a 97 Park Ave Ultra? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Jan 01, 2008 (2:50 pm)
Hi, My brother has a 94 park avenue and its had this problem he will go to start the car and when he turns the key all the lights come on but nothing happens. It doesn't even try to start. Before they would pull the dash back and then try it and it would start Now it wont start at all. the lights come on but nothing. Anyone have any Ideas I would so appreciate it. thanks