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#55 of 109 not going into gear
Oct 05, 2008 (2:10 pm)
I have a 1996 Buick Regal with just under 73k miles. It is having problems shifting. The fluid is topped off and there is no leaking that I can see. When I put the car in drive, it goes in smooth. The problem starts when I hit about 3000 rpm and it wants to shift, but doesn't. It just revs until I back off the throttle and shift it into 3rd. Then it does the same thing in 3rd. It feels like the transmission isn't hooking up. Any suggestions? Should I take it out to a deserted country road an put it out of its misery? I paid $1500 for it is it worth reparing?
#56 of 109 Re: Transmission Noise [berniez]
Oct 05, 2008 (2:17 pm)
I think that is the same problem I'm having. Is it a difficult repair and what is the cost? Is this somethng that I need to take to a transmission shop
#57 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [hafus]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:01 pm)
hey whats up bro im having the same problem same car same year i was wondering if you ended up finding a solution to your problem. if you did can you help me out thanks
#58 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [blown99gs]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:15 pm)
I never did find out. The transmission, coupled with the chrome peeling off the wheels, coupled with the fact that my paint started to flake off in basketball sized sheets made me decide to donate the car for auction. Good luck to you!
#59 of 109 99 buick regal gsTransmission
Nov 19, 2008 (6:23 pm)
I need help i have a 99 buick regal gs and From a stop, the car trembled quite a bit (felt like the front tires were spinning). Once I got going, or if I eased into motion, the car would run fine. A bit later, I tried to drive it again and the car would not go into Drive, 3rd, or 2nd. Only low gear and reverse. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!
#60 of 109 Transmission Problems?
Dec 15, 2008 (6:50 pm)
A girlfriend of mine has a 1996 Buick Regal. Engine size or anything else about the car I am not sure of. She called me tonight and said that she had had trouble with the car this morning. It was down to near zero this morning and when she started the car and took off, the engine would rev up but the car would only go at a slow speed. This continued until the engine had warmed up after she drove it for about 10 minutes and then the problem disappeared and the car and transmission worked in a normal mode. Is this a usual occurance with a 1996 Buick? Or is it an omen of bad things to come. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#61 of 109 Buick Transmission Problem
Mar 04, 2009 (2:31 pm)
Did you get a response to your post regarding your girlfriend's 1996 Buick Regal transmission not shifting during cold start? I have a 1988 Buick Regal custom that I am refurbishing and the transmission is doing the same thing and it has a slow leak around the seal. Was she able to repair it without replacing or rebuilding the entire transmission? I am MBenson242aol.com
#62 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [hafus]
Apr 27, 2009 (6:27 am)
I know this is an old post, but did anyone ever find out what was causing this problem on their buick? I have a 2000 Regal with 75K miles on it, and it is experiencing the same issue. (studders/hesitates from a start) it only occurs with the car is hot and only before shifting into 2nd gear. Fluid and filter was changed about 3K miles ago.....Any info would be appreciated.
#63 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [kmc845]
Apr 27, 2009 (8:28 am)
It's good to know this is still alive. No, my 88 buick is still standing still. I have not done anything else to it. The reason is I cannot find a mechanic that is willing to work on the car. The ones I have checked with wants too much money to do one or two things, or the mechanic won't show up at all. In this economy, everybody wants money. So, I have decided to put it on hold. Also, it seems your car stalls when hot, well my car stalls when cold (start-ups). I am no mechanic, but there might be a difference there. I hope you can find it. Keep me posted! GOOD LUCK
#64 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [kmc845]
Apr 27, 2009 (3:51 pm)
Hey there, sounds like you have the same problem that I have in my 1999 Regal LS.
My problem like yours started about or around 75,000 miles. The car will act like it is spinning or shudder really hard when you go to pull out in first gear but does not do it in any other gears. Mine only does it once in a blue moon and for no rhyme or reason.
I had a new filter and transmission fluid put in mine along with something called "Shutter Out" You can get it at Car Quest. I think that it was about 15 dollars for a tube of it. Anyway it really helped the problem but did not solve it.
Instead of having a really bad shutter it changed it to a slight slip instead.
I have been to a transmission shop and was told that I have a seal going bad and that it is causing the transmission to loose pressure. That in turn causes the clutches to slip instead of being held together. I was told 1000 for a rebuild.
I will drive my car till it stops and then get it fixed. . Hope that this helps..