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#25 of 109 Transmission problem
Aug 08, 2006 (7:49 am)
I was on vacation last week when my 2001 Buick regal transmission went on me while I was driving on the hi-way, on my way home from vacation. It felt like I hit a large hole in the road. I was lucky to get off the road to a rest area.
I had no reverse, drive, or 2nd gear. the only gear working was 3rd. I also noticed trans. fluid on the ground. I had the car towed to a buick dealer and had to rent a car to get home. As of now I'm waiting for the dealer to fit me into his schedule.
I searched the internet and found a Tsp bullitien (tps-00-07-03-022c) with the exact symptions except for the fluid leaking out.
My regal has 59k miles. Has anyone had this problem?
Can sure use some help as a senior citizen.
#26 of 109 Re: Transmission problem [tonyf2]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:46 am)
#3267 of 3269 Transmission problem by tonyf2 Aug 08, 2006 (8:49 am)
I had no reverse, drive, or 2nd gear. the only gear working was 3rd. I also noticed trans. fluid on the ground.
Tony, thankfully nobody was hurt! The very same thing just happened this morning to me as I was driving my daughter to tennis. I have a 2000 automatic Buick Regal with only 30,000 miles on it. The whole bottom of the car sounded like it was churning and going to fall out! Then it would not go anymore and when I put it in park it wanted to roll back so I had to put the emergency brake on. None of the gears worked. There was no fluid leaking at all. Nor has there been. It was riding a little rough lately before this happened, for about the first 10 minutes of driving. It is now in a transmission shop. We have yet to hear what is wrong. I have to say, GM waits a long time for a recall on their faulty parts. We have owned exclusively GM cars and it seems we can spot a trend before the recall takes place.
Please post when you find out what is wrong and I will do the same.
#27 of 109 Re: Transmission problem [glad42day7]
Aug 17, 2006 (8:44 am)
Tony, I also find it interesting you also seem to have had the same window problem we have. My 2000 Buick Regal had to have both windows front and back on the drivers side repaired. The drivers side window repair alone cost over 400.00.
#28 of 109 Re: Transmission problem [glad42day7]
Aug 17, 2006 (3:46 pm)
When I pull over in the rest area there was a odor like something was burning.
I was told the transmission was beyond repair and had to be replaced. I had no recourse because the dealer was over 200 miles away. I picked the car up 2 days ago at a cost of $3500. (this included tax, labor, fluid, etc.)
I'm was thinking to call and report this to the Hi-way safety commission as being dangerous.
#29 of 109 Re: Transmission problem [tonyf2]
Aug 17, 2006 (3:54 pm)
That is a high price you had to pay! I am sincerely hoping ours does not cost that much. The trans shop called and said the car is not going into any gear and they believe it is some sort of band possibly that broke, inside the transmission. They are looking at it tomorrow. I will post when I know the details and cost. I just think it odd that the windows and the transmission seem to go on these cars. Take Care.
#30 of 109 Re: Transmission problem [glad42day7]
Aug 17, 2006 (4:08 pm)
I have two Buick regals, I repaired the windows myself. you can buy the regulator with the motor on line for $69.
I being a retired mechanical engineer, took the old assembles apart and found the cable that brings the window up and down is to thick and binds on the plastic pully thats attached to the motor gear; on hot days it sticks. After a length of time the cable will pull out of its socket and the window will falls down.
I consider this defective parts and I think GM knows this.
#31 of 109 Re: Transmission problem [glad42day7]
Aug 20, 2006 (8:46 am)
Well here is the news on my 2000 Buick Regal with 28,000 miles. They had to rebuild it. The mechanic said he could not believe how bad it was (no gears at all). Before he realized what awful shape it was in, he gave us an estimate that on the high end was 1700. When he realized all the work he had to do, he said it really should be 2000. but since he quoted 1700. that is what he charged. There is only a 6 month warranty on the work, I figured most places gave 12? Tony, I am sure you were raked over the coals as you were an out of towner. That is horrible. Did you get a warranty with your work? I wonder how long rebuilt transmissions last. Good Luck with your cars.
#32 of 109 transmission slipage
Aug 31, 2006 (5:53 pm)
my transmission is sliping and i don't kown what to do and i don't what to replace it
#33 of 109 Engine stalling
Sep 02, 2006 (12:44 pm)
My 1994 Buick Regal 3.8 has 80K miles and is runnung a bit roughand sometimes stalls as I am stopping. I starts easily and you can continue like nothing ever happened.
Anyone any ideas?