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Jun 08, 2012 (9:29 am)
They are switchable but not without a conversion of various parts. The 80 is heavier duty and a better transmission all around.
#5542 of 5658 1999 Buick Regal LS turns... then dies!
Jun 12, 2012 (11:43 am)
Battery only 3 months old. I''ll turn key to start car, turns like it is gonna start, when I release the key it dies. If I turn key with my foot depressed on the gas pedal it will start and run, but when I take my foot off gas pedal, the car dies. I can hear what I believe to be the fuel pump turning on at the initial beginning of key turn, and after car dies. Any ideas?
#5543 of 5658 Re: 1999 Buick Regal LS turns... then dies! [jipster]
Jun 12, 2012 (11:51 am)
check or replace the following in roughly this order:
- air leak between air flow sensor and throttle body (I do not know if your Regal is MAF, speed density, or MAP)
- vacuum leak
- fuel filter
- idle air control solenoid
- fuel pump
- air flow sensor
if that's too much for you to mess with, take it to a trusted mechanic.
#5544 of 5658 Re: 1999 Buick Regal LS turns... then dies! [colin_l]
Jun 12, 2012 (4:38 pm)
Thanks. Had it towed to dealer. Sounded like a fuel pump with low pressure to me. Mechanic at shop said he didnt think so. Waiting to hear something.
#5545 of 5658 Re: 1999 Buick Regal LS turns... then dies! [jipster]
Jun 13, 2012 (10:14 am)
not likely, and that's why it was low in my priority list. a fuel pump that can't deliver enough fuel to idle properly surely can't deliver enough fuel to run if you give it some throttle...
#5546 of 5658 Re: 1999 Buick Regal LS turns... then dies! [colin_l]
Jun 13, 2012 (11:43 am)
Well, the car has been repaired. Mechanic said the "Idle Air Motor", throttle body plates and mass airflow sensor were all gummed up. Said he used 2 cans of cleaner cleaning it up.
The mass airflow sensor was replaced about 5 years ago by dealership... they could have cleaned it, but charged me something around $400 for a new(remanufactured) one. Small garage shop owner charged me $75 to fix that and turn signal. Car runs great.
Dealership by the way wanted $85 to put in a new socket for that turn signal, it was slightly melted. The local shop owner pulled out the prongs, to make contact with bulb, that fixed the problem. Wonder why the dealership didnt think of that? $
#5547 of 5658 Brakes Grinding
Jun 14, 2012 (1:37 pm)
I have a 2010 Honda Odyssey. Last summer I got new brake pads because the previous ones where grinding. About 2,000mi. after the brake job, I took a trip up to White Mountains. While I was driving I barely touched the brake pedal and just used engine braking to hold my speed. But I lent the car to a friend, whom I doubt practiced the same driving technique, and after it was returned it was immediately apparent that there was an issue. The brakes grind quite a bit especially when cold. From my research I concluded that they where glazed and that with time, the glazed portion should wear off. A year and 25,000mi. later they still grinding. I had them inspected at the place I purchased them and they said that there was dirt on them that hey cleaned off, but otherwise they where fine. Is there anything I can do to fix it short of replacing the pads? Will (or has it) damaged the rotor? The Odyssey (and most other Honda Products) are famous for there inadequate brakes, 11.7in front discs on a car that weighs 4,600lbs. unloaded. Are there any brake pads that can help prevent glazing that fit this car? I have had the same issue plus rotor warping on all other Honda products I've owned (2001 Aucra MDX, 2003 MDX, 2007 Odyssey) and I do not consider myself a brake rider. Luckily, this one hasn't warped, I believe the dealer over tightened the lug nuts on my previous cars by 60-70 lbs-ft, a torque wrench prevented warping on this Odyssey.