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#76 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [bowfan]
Nov 09, 2009 (11:04 am)
Hello. this is my first forum....not even sure I'm doing it right. My mother is having a problem with her 2000 Park Avenue. When it starts and runs, it runs like a top but sometimes and you never know when or where, it will not start...sometimes after sitting over night, other times after she runs into the grocery store. The Buick dealer in town who sold it to her went out of business. The last mechanic had it for two days and could find no reason for it not to start but this is happening 2-3 times a week now and Mom is afraid to drive it. Can you enlighten our mechanic?
#77 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [jchird]
Nov 09, 2009 (8:22 pm)
question for you, when you say it won't start, do you mean the key is turned, but the engine won't spin or turn over at all? or do you mean the engine is turning over but won't run? Does it ever quit running while driving?
If it is turning over but not firing, I'd say there is a 99% chance that you've got a failing crankshaft position sensor (abbreviated CKP). Unfortunately as your mom and mechanic have seen, when it (the CKP) fails, it fails in an intermittent fashion. There was apparently a bad batch of these around the year 2000 models.
Part costs about $26 at Autozone, lots more at the dealer.
I'd recommend she have the mechanic replace that part and she'll probably be set, if that is the symptom you are describing.
regarding posting a message in this forum, you would probably be better off selecting the 'start a new thread' link or the 'Post New Message' link and put a brief title that describes your problem or question, with the detail in the "Message:" box.
I don't think the other poster's condition about the Regal, is like yours as it would not restart at all at that time.
#78 of 141 headlight problem 1995 park avenue
Nov 10, 2009 (5:15 am)
problem: manual headlight switch will not turn on light unless shifter is out of park. also, when ignition switch is on and engine is running, the lights do not come on at night unless the shifter is out of park. when driving at night, when car is stopped, the lights go off as soon as the shifter is moved to park. solution???
#79 of 141 Electrical / Security System Polarity Problem?
Nov 03, 2009 (7:00 pm)
#80 of 141 Electrical / Security System Polarity Problem?
Oct 24, 2009 (3:22 pm)
Hello, everybody. I have a 1994 Park Avenue, 3800.
Yesterday, I pulled the battery to use in testing another vehicle. I then reinstalled it back in the 94 Park Avenue. The battery cables are clean and are attached to the battery on the correct terminals. But, ever since that battery reinstallation, for some reason my gauges and the security system seem to be behaving like they are being "fed" reversed-polarity juice. Here's what's happening:
I can only start the car now by (1) opening the driver's side door (2) using the power lock switch to lock all doors (3) get in the car and close the door (4) wait for the security system to set (5) turn the key. Works every time, but also sets the alarm system off. I then use my door key to turn off the security system off, while the car is running. If I try to start the car in the normal way, the security system is keeping the starter and fuel pump disengaged.
Also, when I start the car and then shut it off, my temp and oil gauges swing to the right i.e. clockwise and to the high-reading side. And when the car is running, my voltage gauge reads only about 11 volts continuously. It never shows any signs of reacting to the gas pedal or alternator's charging.
This all seems to point to a simple polarity problem, but I can't figure out what is causing that or how things got this way, since all I did was remove and reinstall the battery correctly. ??? I know this is probably something bone-headedly simple, but any help anyone would be willing to offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#81 of 141 anti theft system buick park avenue 97
Nov 03, 2009 (6:36 pm)
my just keep burning fuse and the fuse is for anti theft #2 its a #30 fuse every time i put it in it burns out wat is the problem ? ho can i solve it tere are ni good mechanics where i am . how can i delete the system would the car start if i delete it . where is it located ? help me please.
#82 of 141 Re: Electrical / Security System Polarity Problem? [kabbew]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:00 pm)
You seem certain the cables are attached correctly. Black to negative and red to positive.
Is there any chance the battery has switched which terminal is positive and negative from its treatment in the other car environment?
What was done with it at the other vehicle?
But it's my thinking that a reversed connection on the battery destoys the fusible links to protect the electrical system...
I suspect you might have removed it with the key ON or reinstalled and reconnected with the ignition key ON? That's the best I can do.
#83 of 141 2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra "service stablizer system"
Nov 20, 2009 (11:32 am)
"service stablizer system" warning appears randomly, have replaced with 2 new sensors, been at dealer 4 times in last 3 months always with keep the car overnight.
After each sensor replacement no problem for 10 to 15 days, then back again. The occurences are random, but now showup when starting a cold engine. also occur either driving straight or when making a turn in either direction. Goes away immediately upon hitting "Reset" button or turning engine off. There is no known affect on operating the vehicle when this occurs. Definitely a nuisance.
Would appreciate hearing about a definte "FIX" have read alot so far about similar problem symptons.
Thanking you in advance
#84 of 141 Re: chrisptown [bowfan]
Dec 31, 2009 (8:17 pm)
I have a 99 Park it had a 11 year birthday today. Two issues the back up lights
are not working I have checked the fuse box under the glove compartment the fuse
looks good replaced the back up light switch a the transmission wit a new one and
replaced the bulbs still no good any ideas? 2 nd issue is the oil pressure read out
I replaced the switch above the oil filter checked the connection but the read out
is wacky rise and falls and rings the alarm. Any ideas?
#85 of 141 Re: digital climate control [chrisptown1]
Dec 31, 2009 (8:43 pm)
Ya know I love my PA too. Will Buick ever offer a seat as comfortable and a roomy
as the PA ultra? I mention to a Buick GM that bench seats in the front are great
for big guys. He said the bench seat went out with the 8 track. If they do not build
a model like my 99 park I will drive it forever until the wheels fall off. I bought mine
new 40 K pearl diamond white it still runs great with some minor electrical issues.
I just press that window with my thumb when it goes dim with the temp.