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#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.
#86 of 141 the green wire
Jan 01, 2010 (2:01 pm)
This is a ongoing thread I am trying to unravel.
1999 Buick Park Ultra Back up lights failed both of them. Check the fuse replaced it even though it looked ok. Replaced the bulbs even though they looked ok. Noticed
a broken Green Wire in the bundle that goes up the trunk C HINGE . sPLICED AND REPAIRED still no lights I will report after inspect the entire harness to the lights.
#87 of 141 Brocken wire
Jan 01, 2010 (9:04 pm)
My back up lights failed because of a green wire that goes up the trunk J hinge. I used
Tap splicer so that it will not come apart again so easily. I replaced the fuse,backup
switch and bulbs good that they are new but that was all unnecessary. So word to
the wise find the fat green wire in the bundle that is the ground make sure yours is
not cut or broke!
#88 of 141 dic display
Jan 02, 2010 (3:08 pm)
Driver information center on 97 park avenue is not working, could this be a fuse issue or is it dead and need of replacing.
#89 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [bowfan]
Jan 06, 2010 (8:45 am)
My 2000 Park Avenue is having what sounds like the same problem. It does not even turn over when turning the key. When it resets itself, it starts fine and will do so for days or weeks at a time. The machanic could not find a problem because it would not replicate the issue when at the shop. He thought it may be a nuetral switch in the tranny. Took it to the transmission shop where, of course, it would not fail. I am continuing to drive it until the failure is more consistant. Any ideas?
#90 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [sharmon708]
Jan 06, 2010 (3:04 pm)
Okay, here's what happened with my mother's 2000 Park Avenue. She was having problems with it intermittently "not starting". Her dealer could not fix it after several tries. After the dealer closed, another mechanic tried fixing it and failed, Then AAA towing recommended Al (at Al's Family Repair in Ocala Florida) took a stab at it. He first diagnosed a weak fuel pump. The fuel pump was replaced and it was okay for a week or so until it happened again. This time he came over to the house, BLESS HIS HEART, and diagnosed it while it was not starting...FINALLY. He "renewed the crank" sensor whatever that means and it has been starting for a couple of months without fail. I hope this helps your mechanic! Let me know!
#91 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [jchird]
Jan 06, 2010 (3:09 pm)
In jchird's case the car was cranking, but wouldn't fire.
In sharmon708's case the car is NOT turning the motor over due to the security system protecting from nonauthorized keys.
One question, was more than one key in the car near the steering column at the time it wouldn't start? I.E., one key in pocket or hand and the other in the ignition? I've experienced this with our Cobalt. Two key transponders reacting when the key is inserted confuses the computer.
#92 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [imidazol97]
Jan 07, 2010 (4:39 am)
No other transponder was in the car at the time. I assume you are talking about the keyless remote. The key itself does not have the security component built into the key as many other GM products do. My other car is a Buick Regal and it does have such a key. I do not carry the Regal key on my set. The mechanic was thinking that is was related to the security system and kept asking me if the security light was flashing at the time it would not start. The light comes on just as the other dash lights do but it not flashing. What else should I be considering if it is a security issue? How does it get reset?