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#11 of 30 2000 buick regal servise engine light
Jan 11, 2007 (3:17 pm)
The sevice engine soon light was on when we bought this car. we were told to change the EGR valve by a buick dealer. after this fun change, the light still didn't go off. so we thought that we might have to just reset the light. so we brought it to a garage and got it reset. lucky us, a mile down the road, the light came back on. we tried resetting it again, and sure as anything, its back on. does anyone have an idea about this problem, or how we can fix it?
#12 of 30 Re: 2000 buick regal servise engine light [shoprat55]
Jan 11, 2007 (5:59 pm)
Take it back to the Buick dealer(not garage) and have them fix it at no charge.
#13 of 30 Re: 2000 buick regal servise engine light [jipster]
Jan 11, 2007 (7:14 pm)
ty for your suggestion, but the problem with this is we installed it ourselves, the dealer told us what it was, but they didn't do it, so they aren't obligated to do so for free.
#15 of 30 2002 Buick Regal Service Engine Light
Jul 22, 2007 (3:24 pm)
I own a 2002 Buick Regal. I am having some trouble with the car when driving it. I feel a stall or stumble that really jars the car. It is like the car shuts off. This lasted for a number of weeks and the dealer couldn't tell us what was wrong. There was no engine light for weeks while experiencing this problem. Finally the service engine soon light came on and the code we got was for the Mass Airflow sensor. I changed the sensor with a remanufactured unit and reset the code and the car ran fine for 6 to 7 weeks and now it is doing the same thing again but no service engine soon light has come on yet. I checked the sensor and the new one is connected up nicely, the battery cables are clean and not corroded in anyway. There are no codes in the computer at this time telling what it might be. It just has this stumble and it has stalled out a couple of times. Can you give me any advise as to what to do at this point.
#16 of 30 Re: 2002 Buick Regal Service Engine Light [fondo]
Jul 23, 2007 (5:27 am)
Just a guess, but I would take the Mass airflow sensor off and clean off the connections. I was told that MAF's can be cleaned and reused. I had mine replaced (new) several years ago, no problem since. Or, maybe your remanufactured MAF is going bad??
#17 of 30 Re: 2002 Buick Regal Service Engine Light [jipster]
Jul 24, 2007 (6:36 pm)
I will give that a try. The MAF sensor was pretty expensive but I wouldn't doubt it would go bad being a remanufactured unit. Do you think I should try to get a new unit and not one that is remanufactured?
#18 of 30 Re: 2002 Buick Regal Service Engine Light [fondo]
Jul 25, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Perhaps the place you bought your remanufactured unit would replace it for you if you told them it was not working. Did it come with any type of warranty?
Hard to say about getting a new one. Funny though that's it's not putting out a code. It cost me around $350 at my Buick dealership for a new MAF sensor, I think that included $90 for diagnostics.
#19 of 30 Re: 2002 Buick Regal Service Engine Light [fondo]
Jan 03, 2008 (6:54 pm)
When you find out what the problem is, let me know I am having the same problem on my 02 Buick Regal. I am being told that it is the mass air flow sensor.
#20 of 30 Re: 2002 Buick Regal Service Engine Light [fondo]
Jun 19, 2008 (3:09 pm)
I'm having the same issue. We were driving my '98 Buick Regal and all the sudden the car just dies, no power steering nothing and couldn't get it running again. We had to rev the engine throw it into gear and keep the RPM's above 2 just to make sure we got it home. (We were in a no cell phone zone in the mountains!!) Once we got home the car ran just fine!!! HOW FRUSTRATING!!! Check engine light was on until I was almost to the mechanics and wouldn't you know the dang thing went off right before I got there. So he checked the codes and memory and there was a Mass Air Flow Sensor code in there (so he tells me). So I just picked my 1998 Buick Regal up yesterday from the mechanic who put in a new Mass Air Flow Sensor. I took my car up some hills to try and put a load on it to see if it would happen again. Nothing but a crackle noise when the car is in second, which I've heard before but not as much. And my Service Vehicle Soon light came on, not the Check Engine Light. Any ideas what this might be? I'm ready to drive it off a cliff! Any suggestions on the issue would be great!!!!