Last post on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM
You are in the Buick Park Avenue
What is this discussion about?
Buick Park Avenue
#412 of 460 Re: Got it [imidazol97]
Feb 22, 2012 (4:48 am)
I thought that I had it set to be on heat all the time without the actuator on there, but driving in this morning it was blowing cold air again. I guess it's because of what you pointed out above. The new actuator should be here tomorrow, the dealer had it for $286 in stock, $86 at Dorman.
I should have it on Saturday morning, and I'll let you know.
#413 of 460 Re: Got it [2collies]
Feb 24, 2012 (4:39 am)
This thing's got me stumped. I put the new actuator on last night, car was off, HVAC off. Bolted it on, connected it and started the car. When I turned on the heat and changed the temp, the exact same thing is happening. I looked under the dash and the actuator isn't moving at all. Is there a way to check if the part is bad, or maybe the temperature sensor on the driver's side is bad.
#414 of 460 Park Avenue - R/R door problems
Feb 24, 2012 (5:21 am)
I have read all the problem swith the opening mechanism on the PA doors. My right rear door would not open (from the outside or inside) so I took off the door panel to check the entire open / close / lock mechanism. I was able to open the door by giggling the linkage leading to the lock actuator, door latch and child door lock parts. When I inspected everything was in tack; the linkage was all hooked up and I couldn't see any broken parts. In fact, I also took it to my dealer with the door panel off and had two of their mechanics inspect everything...both said everything looked OK. I put the door back together and it worked for a few hours; opened, closed, locked, etc. All of sudden it again wouldn't open, from the outside or inside. I don't want to just start replacing parts - the outside door handle is fine. I've been told it could be the lock actuator, the latch or the child safety lock. Any help would be appreciated as I prefer not to just replace parts randomly. Thank you!
Feb 25, 2012 (10:25 am)
After reading a number of posts, this is how I fixed the climate control on the driver's side in my 99 park avenue:
Disconnect negative battery terminal for 5 minutes
Reconnect and turn ignition on, the HVAC should set to 75
turn off climate control and wait 5 minutes
When I started the car, I was back in business.
#416 of 460 1996 Buick PA RPM limited in drive
Aug 06, 2012 (1:33 pm)
I understand that engine RPM is limited to 4000 in park/neutral. However, RPM on my car is also limited in drive. If I do max acceleration, RPM stops and holds at 4000 in 2nd gear. I must let up on accelerator in order to shift to 3rd. Dealer suggested a new catalytic converter, which was installed today. This helped somewhat with power getting to 4000, but did not eliminate the 4000 limit. What to do next?
#417 of 460 Re: Park Avenue - R/R door problems [rkwood123]
Aug 30, 2012 (10:01 am)
I have the EXACT same problem as rkwood123. Plus: how do you get the door panel off when the door is closed? (I have never used this forum before and don't really understand how it works. Where are the answers? to the questions. How can I contact rkwood123 to find out if he found a solution?)
Sep 03, 2012 (5:16 pm)
I have a 1995 Buick Park Avenue and both windows on the driver side don't work but the windows on the passenger side work with the drivers switch. The back seat window on the driver side does not work with the back seat switch.
Do you think it is a switch or do I have two bad motors?
Thanks for you help
#419 of 460 Re: Power Window Problem [obrien040362]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 03, 2012 (6:04 pm)
Might be a fuse. Many cars have separate fuses for left and right windows. It's worth a shot!
#420 of 460 Re: Power Window Problem [obrien040362]
Sep 03, 2012 (6:57 pm)
Pop the switchbeds out of the door armrests and then check for power to the right wires. You will really need a circuit diagram. I would suspect switch contacts first and bad motor second. For the rears you have the added possibility of a broken wire in the front door rubber guard to the door pillar from all the flexing.
I'll see if I have a diagram for a 93 Park Ave.
#421 of 460 95 Park Avenue Power Windows
Sep 04, 2012 (4:44 pm)
There are four prongs on the top and 4 prongs on the bottom. two prongs in the middle. How do I test it?
How do you post a pic on this forem?