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#100 of 109 2001 Regal Trans.
Sep 12, 2011 (6:32 am)
So I've got 200K miles and very few problems till now. After replacing the instument cluster and a few 'modules', window switch and door regulator (driver's) and exhaust system; I'm having problems with the trans. The car sat most of the summer for these little nagging repairs. The trans has always worked and shifted smoothly. However now it will not go into 4th (overdrive). The first three gears still shift smoothly. Am I looking at a 'control module' or 'relay' replacement? Or a 'computer' flaw? Please don't tell me I need a trans replacement. Any input or comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
#101 of 109 Re: 2001 Regal Trans. [upnorth6]
Sep 12, 2011 (2:52 pm)
If you have the other gears it is my experience that the overdrive gear is stripped they have splines on them and after a while they wear out because of the way they were manufactured and the only way to fix it is to replace the gear but the bad thing is that you had might as well just rebuild tranny it has to come out anyway to replace the gear
#102 of 109 Re: 99' GS hard shift [roysanders]
Sep 19, 2011 (6:41 am)
I have a Buick Regall 99 Supercharged and that is how my car started off. It has been shaking really hard when it goes from 2nd to 3rd. It has been doing this for awhile, I finally took it to the shop and they said the Torque Convertor was almost gone. So now I am having to shuck out 2,000 for parts and labor but that is because I am getting a whole new transmission, the guy at the shop said once that goes out it can mess up everything else. I hope you have better luck, we tried everything to fix it with no luck.
#103 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [kmc845]
Sep 19, 2011 (6:45 am)
This is exactyly what my car has been doing. I took it to the shop, the guys put the computer on it and it came up the Torque Converter is out. The only thing left for me to do is to replace that but that means they have to pull the whole trans out to replace it so I am letting them just replace the whole thing. Hope this helps.
#104 of 109 Re: transmission problems [lyzziescharmed]
Dec 05, 2011 (7:58 pm)
Did you ever find a solution because I'm having the same problem
#105 of 109 Re: transmission problems [law2828]
Dec 05, 2011 (8:32 pm)
No...mine is still sitting up waiting for a solution.
#106 of 109 Re: transmission problems [law2828]
Dec 06, 2011 (6:31 am)
If Customer Service can look into this further, please send us an email with more information, including your name/user name, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and your involved dealership (including, if applicable, details of any diagnoses you've had performed there for this concern).
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#108 of 109 1995 Buick Regal II - 3800 - Starting Issues
Oct 23, 2012 (10:52 am)
1995 Buick Regal II - 3800
This car belongs to a High School student that works and gives all of his money to help support his family. He is a fine young man who more than deserves our help.
The car ran fine until it was parked last weekend. The next morning the Motor would not turn over. Upon inspection the old Starter was found to be drenched in oil from a leak on the front side of the top end. I pulled it and had it tested at a local auto parts store who said it was marginal. Because I lost all of my knuckles in the removal process I went ahead and purchased a lifetime Starter to replace the 'marginal' motor.
I first replaced all of the gaskets that I could to stop oil leaks, I then installed a new starter with new + and - Battery Cables and a new Battery. Those looked questionable also - 17 year old original equipment.
Now - We experience the same effect when trying to start and even when trying to rotate the serpentine belt by hand, the motor feels like it is locked up!
In recent weeks the young man that owns and drives the car had issues with the trans. linkage and occassionally had to shift to nuetral in order to start the car.
Is it possible this is a transmission / linkage issue? OR - is it a toasted motor that locked up with no signs.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. He needs to be mobile for the next 3 months to keep his job and complete high school until he leaves for the Army in Dec.
#109 of 109 Re: 1995 Buick Regal II - 3800 - Starting Issues [mrlester]
Oct 31, 2012 (7:23 pm)
Check the intake plenum on top of the engine. I cant remember what year they went to the black poly plenum but they had issues with them leaking. Try pulling the spark plugs out and see if it will turn over. I have seen them leak coolant into the cylinders while sitting which can cause the engine to appear that it is siezed. If there is coolant in the cylinders it will blow it out all over and you will know for sure that is the problem. It is usually an intake plenum and gasket that leaks. There is an updated setup for them if that is the one you have.