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#25 of 460 Re: 2001 Park Avenue Gas Gauge Problem [snoopysgal]
Feb 24, 2007 (6:20 pm)
Try searching this discussion for key words like paper clip or drill hole. It seems to me that people reported this problem and used a fine drill bit (manually I assume) to drill through the plastic in a place so they could use a paper clip with a bent 90 degree angle on the end to lift the needle over the peg. I don't know if that's on years as new as an 01.
Searching the web for key words with park ave may find other discussions about this problem.
EDIT: ann16, "Buick Park Avenue" #329, 11 May 2006 10:37 am
#26 of 460 buick level control
Feb 23, 2007 (9:43 pm)
hello everyone, my 94 buick park avenue has a problem with the ride level air hight adjustment.
The "leveling" lamp dash indicater lights,
I can hear the air compressor start under the hood. the compressor runs for about 2 seconds before blowing a fuse. Please advise thank you
#27 of 460 AC clutch continously cycling on a 95 Park Ave?
Feb 24, 2007 (6:25 am)
I think I am abought to buy a 95 Park Ave for a "work vehicle" and would
like some advice on what might be wrong with the AC. Also would like a guess on
the potential costs to repair the problem if any of you folks are familiar with
The AC blows cold air just fine, but the clutch on the compressor is constantly
cycling(disengaging/engaging). The fellow already had it charged with freon and
it seemed like it solved the problem at first but the compressor started cycling
again about every two seconds.
Its not a deal breaker(I love this car), but I would like an idea of what the problem
and the cost to repair might be.
Thanks for any help.
#28 of 460 97 Park Ave Ultra hasn't been started in 7mos.
Feb 26, 2007 (2:43 am)
I have been ill and have been unable to drive my car for about 7 months. It is a 97 supercharged park avenue. Suffice it to say that the battery is dead. I plan to call a road service to come give me a jump, but I am concerned about one thing. Is there anything I should do prior to trying to start the car. It has been serviced regularly with no problems. Any help/suggestions that anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.
#29 of 460 Re: 97 Park Ave Ultra hasn't been started in 7mos. [bob2]
Feb 26, 2007 (8:24 am)
Before jumping turn off all accessories, especially the automatic climate control. I'd wait until the motor has run and the voltage drops back some before I turned it on. A few people have reported strange effects if they didn't turn it off when replacing batteries or jumping...
If you are in a cold climate where the car is below freezing and the battery is completely discharged, the battery may have frozen. You may have a bad battery in other words.
You may want to look into a trickle charger for your battery and charge it up slowly. The jump will start the motor but the battery needs a substantial amount of drive and run time to slowly build back up with the alternator.
There's a possibility if your battery is a few years old that being completely run down may affect how long it lasts. So watch your gauges for normal behavior on voltage and charging after the first hour or so of driving time.
Another alternative would be to take the battery out and take it somewhere like Advance Auto. Here they will recharge your battery free and check it's serviceability--in the hopes that if defective you'll buy one of their replacements.
I believe your battery under the rear seat like my 03 LeSabre. You just lift up on the rear seat cushion at the front...
#30 of 460 Re: 97 Park Ave Ultra hasn't been started in 7mos. [imidazol97]
Feb 27, 2007 (6:43 pm)
Thanks for your suggestions. I will make sure these are considered when I try and start the car.
#31 of 460 '93 Park Ave Ultra Cruise Control Doesn't Work
Mar 02, 2007 (11:21 am)
I just purchased this car and the cruise doesn't work. Are there fuses or relays, etc. that I can check myself before taking it to the dealer?
#32 of 460 Re: '93 Park Ave Ultra Cruise Control Doesn't Work [banjo2k]
Mar 02, 2007 (12:34 pm)
Does the cruise light come on?
I believe there are two electrical circuits that need contact to keep the cruise working. There are two connections on the brake pedal switches. IIRC my cruise quit and the dealer replaced the mechanical box and it still released again after a while. Then they found there were two switches. Either replaced or adjusted the switches. I had studied the circuits in the factory service manual and couldn't quit figure it out. It seemed like they were duplicating part of the circuit. But after they said there were two circuits then it made sense...
I have a 93 service manual if you can wait a couple of days until I can dig it out.
#33 of 460 Re: whoops, anyway, my park ave 's tranny problems? [95parkave]
Mar 11, 2007 (11:36 am)
I have a 91 and a 93 park ave and have been tripped up by many different gremlins my 93 started having tranny problems out nowhere one day it would slip and not fully engage into gear until about 40 mph. after several weeks and a fluid filter and lucas trannyfix additive it still slipped . as a last result Idecided to check for blown fuses before a trip to the tranny shop.a 10a fuse feeding the transmissioncoolant fan was blown I believe that feeds the fan on the passenger side of the radiator, any way i replaced the 10a fuse the car worked like normal again I was later told that the computer will put certain parts of the car into a limp mode to stop catastrophic damage from say a overheated tranny. unfortunately most people will run to a repair shopfirst and get charged 1300.00 dollars for a 10a fuse ....you know it has happened more than we want to know!
#34 of 460 Buick A/C Filter Change Help Reqquest...
Mar 26, 2007 (10:43 am)
1997 Buick Park Avenue: 3800 Engine
I need to know how to get to the A/C filter down by the accelerator. The Owner Manual says it can be replaced or discarded, but I can't tell if I have to remove screws to get to it or if there is a door of some kind. Any help appreciated. Al albarrswfeca.net Florida