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#416 of 463 1996 Buick PA RPM limited in drive
Aug 06, 2012 (12:33 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 463 Re: Park Avenue - R/R door problems [rkwood123]
Aug 30, 2012 (9:01 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 (4:16 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 463 Re: Power Window Problem [obrien040362]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 03, 2012 (5:04 pm)
Might be a fuse. Many cars have separate fuses for left and right windows. It's worth a shot!
#420 of 463 Re: Power Window Problem [obrien040362]
Sep 03, 2012 (5:57 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 463 95 Park Avenue Power Windows
Sep 04, 2012 (3:44 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?
#422 of 463 Re: 95 Park Avenue Power Windows [obrien040362]
Sep 04, 2012 (6:20 pm)
Download these and print them out to save them. Note that the master switch assembly goes across the top of both pages. The terminals have letters and the colors of the wires to them will verify the labels that should be on the switch block. In the diagram of the master switch assembly, the ground is provided by the "bottom" contacts and the power comes in on the "top"contacts. Those are shown as lines across wtih the switches being moved to contact the ground or the power connector.
Because the front window driver uses a control module, you can't access the motor directly without removing the door panel.
For the driver rear, you can test for continuity by pulling J and K at driver door contacts and using a resistance meter. Then if you show proper circuit there, you can remove door switch and test for continuity from E to B to test motor. You can also check rear by verifying A has battery power and E and B both have ground (through the master switch block on driver door).
This schematic is for a 93 leSabre and ParkAve they're in the same manual. If anything doesn't seem to match for your 95, then don't trust it and go tot he library and download a diagram for your year. But most things stay the same.
#423 of 463 Re: 95 Park Avenue Power Windows [obrien040362]
Sep 04, 2012 (6:18 pm)
>post a picture
Get a free membership on photobucket.com.
Then upload the pictures you want to post to there. Then you pick the data under the picture when it's in your album that gives the address for the direct link. Post that in your post here like I've done, and the reader will be able to see your picture.
#424 of 463 Re: 95 Park Avenue Power Windows [obrien040362]
Sep 21, 2012 (10:22 am)
were you able to fix this? I have the exact same prob with a 95 Buick PA and thanks to imidazol97 I now have a check list of items to go through.
#425 of 463 Re: 1998 Buick Park avenue engine problem [imidazol97]
Mar 17, 2013 (1:49 am)
imidazol97 - I believe I may have the same problem that you discussed in Msg 49 in the Buick Park Avenue forum. I have read all the msgs in the forum and would like to know if you could assist in diagnosing my 1998 BPA issue. If you are inclined to help I would be glad to hear from you. I can post here or you can msg me privately at p t d y e 4 1 1 at g m a i l d o t c o m