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#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..
#65 of 109 '91 buick Regal revs between 2nd and 3rd gear
May 09, 2009 (2:07 pm)
This morning my buick started shifting out of third while on the highway. Later this afternoon we went out in it again to see what was going on and it just won't shift into 3rd. It revs high like as if it shifts into neutral. What are my options here? I live in Mexico and the mechanic, without looking at it yet, is saying that it's some kind of discs that are in the tranny??? Is this right? He is also quoting a pretty high price to fix it and I want to investigate before jumping in and letting him "work on it." Sometimes around here they just try to make a pretty penny off on someone and I wanna make sure it won't be me! lol.
We replaced the engine about 6 months ago. Tranny is original and has 155,000 miles on it. Fluid was a little low this morning when we checked it and we filled it up before going out again this afternoon. Thanks so much for any help ya'll can give me!!
#66 of 109 Re: 99 buick regal gsTransmission [blown99gs]
May 17, 2009 (8:48 am)
First off I've had my buick for like 4 monthes, but I have blown two trannies in my time with gm trucks. The solenoid is completely blown and a rebuild will salvage the original tranny however it will be much cheaper to find a used tranny and have either you or someone else put the tranny in. It cost me six hundred dollars for the swap where a rebuild would cost a minimum of 1400. So I would start there or buy another car. The unfortunante thing is I believe I got about another five thousand miles on my tranny before my solenoid fails. Good luck
#67 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [mailawc]
May 18, 2009 (8:14 am)
It probably is the front seal. the front seal is the seal in the bell housing around the input shaft. An engine pull is needed to replace it but that is like a three day at home. you also might want to check the bolts to your torque converter, which can cause some slop in the shifting.
#68 of 109 buick regal transmission woes
Jun 26, 2009 (8:56 pm)
I have a 2000 Buick regal that acts like a Yugo at times. It is a beautiful car but the transmission is tempermental. when i get to 40 mph and it shifts into high gear the rpms will drop down as the gear shifts then jump up 500-800 rpms and then settle back down where it is suppose to be. when i down shift to pass it hard shifts. any ideas of what the problem may be. i have taken it to two transmission places and there are no codes. should i be worried about the torque convertor?
#69 of 109 Engine shoppong while driving automatically
Jun 29, 2009 (4:27 am)
My car stopped while drivng yesterday, I started it again but then after 20-20 sec it stopped again. I am able to start so I know the problem is not with battery but I am not able to figure out what is it? Why engine is stopping automatically? I have buick regal 1998, and it has automatic transmission and since I have zero knowledge about car I am scared. This is my first car. Could anyone please help me with this? Thanks a lot !!!
#70 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [blown99gs]
Aug 01, 2009 (8:07 am)
I know this is an old post but I my 96 buick won't shift up at all. Can you tell me what you did to solve your problem. please.
#71 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [carolyn79]
Aug 01, 2009 (8:36 am)
I have not done anything yet. I was told by a mechanic to change the filter and fluid. After I get a job, I will do this then go from there.
#72 of 109 trac control anti lock service engine soon
Aug 01, 2009 (8:11 pm)
i just got my front hub bearing replaced and drove for 2 weeks everything fine then out of nowhere my trac light and anti lock and service engine soon light came on does anyone have an idea
#73 of 109 Re: 1999 Buick Regal Transmission Problem [blown99gs]
Aug 03, 2009 (11:43 am)
The fix, thanks for all of the input i put it all to use and now have a transmission that shifts smoothly. From what i have learned the shifting in and out of overdrive (locking in and out) is controlled by a solenoid valve. That's an electric valve. The signal to tell the valve to lock in overdrive is sent via wire which gets its signal from several monitoring devices like engine load and vacuum. My regal would jump in and out of overdrive very hard while traveling up a slight incline in cruise. If i stepped on the gas it would accelerate and drop out of overdrive and take off but a smooth acceleration under slightly increasing load was very rough. I did all of the fixes at once $400.00. Changed the fuel filter, changed the spark plug wires, changed the spark plugs that had about an 1/8" gap, and changed 3 or 4 vacuum hoses that were cracked. I didn't think about the air filter or pvc valve. Cheaper than a transmission torque converter and the car needed all of this stuff anyway. dan