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#382 of 460 Re: PO-401 (Smog test) that cant be fixed? [mike598]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 20, 2011 (7:34 am)
check for leaks in the exhaust system
check for clogged inlet or outlet ports TO the EGR.
Check for the following conditions:
Vacuum restriction to the MAP sensor. A restriction to the MAP sensor can cause the EGR flow test to fail due to insufficient MAP changes being monitored during the test. Check for objects blocking the vacuum to the MAP sensor. Also check for kinked or pinched MAP sensor vacuum hoses (if equipped.)
Poor connection at PCM or EGR Valve. Inspect harness connectors for backed out terminals, improper mating, broken locks, improperly formed or damaged terminals, and poor terminal to wire connection.
Damaged harness. Inspect the wiring harness for damage. If the harness appears to be OK, observe the actual EGR position display on the scan tool while moving connectors and wiring harnesses related to the EGR valve. A change in the display will indicate the location of the malfunction.
#383 of 460 How to put in pass. side window channel rubber on 98' buick park ave.
Sep 27, 2011 (10:46 am)
I think I found the right window channel rubber for my 98' park ave. passenger side but want to know how to change it out first so it will work right( I had a tec.. at collision specialists install one on driver side related to a collision) but I got laid off recently and need to do it myself. The window that was fixed used to jump out and raise with trouble till this was done. That's all that was changed on that door.
#384 of 460 Re: 1982 PARK AVENUE A/C PROBLEM? [wickedman]
Sep 28, 2011 (11:01 am)
I have the same car. You just need to find a mechanic that knows how to do it. It is not worth fixing to him, because it will probably cost what the car is worth. I would fix it for my mother.
Anyways, if you ever want to sell the car in the future please email me.
my email is diputs5643aol.com
#385 of 460 Re: need help with electrical problem [ibanezisgod]
Nov 14, 2011 (2:28 pm)
I do know that this info will help you because I have the same problem. Well hope you can save some money.
Here we go. Before, buying the body control module, you should check these six things.
1) check to see if wires come together in the harness
2) check camshaft sensor wires
3) check crankshaft sensor wires (2 and 3 check to see if wires come together in harness)and change and or retape wiring. Insulation wears out and they touch. Follow the wires from the cam and the crank and make sure they are not touching.
4)Check to see in you have a blown amp
5) Check fuel injection wires and make sure there not touching nothing
6) Finally, check on the 1194 Buick recall for the (starter).
The check engine lite would come on for all these problems, especially if its the wiring....sometimes the blank rapidly and then sometimes one or two lights stay lit.
Hope this help everyone out. Pay it forward and let me know the outcome.
#386 of 460 1995 buick park ave
Nov 18, 2011 (9:21 pm)
#387 of 460 1995 buick park ave
Nov 18, 2011 (9:21 pm)
This car has 45000 miles on it Ran good for many years but 2 years ago it quit running replaced computer then replaced cam sensor ran ok but quit again diagnosed it again said crank sensor replaced but quit again now it says crank and cam sensor need to be replaced.
#388 of 460 Climate control won't shut off in 96 park ave
Dec 02, 2011 (12:25 pm)
When I shut off my 96 park ave the climate control continues to stay on. The AC and heat can be turned off but the exterior temperature display stays there, and the light indicating that the climate control is off stays on also. Now it is draining my battery. Does anyone have any suggestions?
#389 of 460 Heat or Air comes only thru Vent Doors
Dec 07, 2011 (8:09 am)
#390 of 460 Heat or Air comes only thru Vent Doors
Dec 07, 2011 (8:09 am)
99 BPA, Heat or Air is only coming thru the Vent. Little or no air flow thru the defrost or floor. Last time i had it in for this they said the door was stuck and they used something to nudge it and it worked.
What opening or where is the door located that controls the air flow from the vent to the defrost or floor?
#391 of 460 Re: Heat or Air comes only thru Vent Doors [supermicr]
Dec 07, 2011 (3:21 pm)
99 PA HVAC
#52 is the actuator for the air door that switches flow from defrost to dash to floor.
#51 may also be an actuator for driver or passenger. Your car has dual air controls, I assume...
The actuators have white parts that show after you take off the hush plastic panel under the dash. By turning on the Key and operating the controls, you should see movement if the actuator is moving.
Check connectors for poor contacts by reseating them.