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#95 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [imidazol97]
Jan 08, 2010 (5:45 am)
The key itself for the Park Avenue does not have any visible black chips built into the neck of the key, it is just a plain key. My 2001 Regal does have such a system but is currently having no issues. All of the talk of the security system has started me to try changing to the other spare key which has hardly been used. I was thinking that perhaps the key is getting somewhat worn and my be considered a invalid key. The original auto mechanic originally suspected a problem with the security system.
When the problem occurs, the security light is not flashing. Messing with the shifter sometimes seems to reset the problem but it is inconsistant. Removing the key and re-inserting has sometimes corrected it also. The car has 84,000 miles on it and this is the most significant problem that I have had in the 60,000 plus miles that I have owned it. So far, the car has not had the problem in a week an a half.
#96 of 141 Re: 2000 Buick Regal NO START [sharmon708]
Jan 08, 2010 (5:48 am)
Your post is titled, "2000 Buick Regal NO START." ???
#97 of 141 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over
Mar 18, 2010 (4:45 pm)
Here is what happened i was sitting at a stop light and it just died.. So I put it in park and tried to start it but it won't even turn over. So i thought i lost battery connection but the head lights, horn, wipers, radio, and the power seats were still working . So I checked every fuse in the fuse box under the hood. All were ok. So i checked the one located under the back seat and checked most of them and they were good. I bought a used ECM but have not got it programmed yet. I talked to a guy at my work and he said to check to see if i even have power going to the fuse box that is under the hood. My car has a lot of miles which i put a bunch on it my self and have changed a lot of things but its a solid car so it worth it. motor,trany so far . the car its self has 270,000 miles. but i want to get to 300,000
Thanks for your time!!
#98 of 141 Re: 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over [jonsbuell]
Mar 18, 2010 (5:43 pm)
If the battery under the hood has multiple connectors on the red positive terminal, those can have corrosion between the connectors. Turn off the heater control with the key ON, then turn the key OFF and disconnect the negative and then the positives. Clean between them. Cut back the plastic covering if you need to.
At that mileage I would guess crankshaft position sensor when it died, but when it wouldn't turn over, that indicates more. Because of the double positives, power may still go to part of the car and not others.
However, because it died and then wouldn't even crank, that might point to the cables.
You can test with a meter at the small terminal on the solenoid, while someone turns the key ON and CRANK to see if power is getting to the solenoid to active it and the starter.
Be careful with live positive wires. But The real test would be to get under the car and use a jumper to see if the thing cranks when you apply power directly to the solenoid small terminal that the key actually applies power to if all the parts are working in between. Then if that doesn't work, apply power to the positive terminal on the solenoid, the big one, and expect a spark. If it cranks then, you know it's a connection or the solenoid.
#99 of 141 Re: 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over [jonsbuell]
Mar 18, 2010 (8:17 pm)
You could have all your accessories work, in spite of the starter not turning the motor over as it (starter) uses a much larger draw of amps. So if you have a loose connection at the battery, that could happen, or if the battery itself has gotten weak it could cause the stall and failure to restart. Alternator working properly?
Did you try to test the battery strength or jump start? Wiggle the battery cables and make sure they were tight?
Next would be testing the starter.
If both battery and starter pass tests and cables were tight, maybe a fusible link, but I'd look at a failure of the intake plenum with subsequent dump of coolant into the engine which can cause it to not turn over. That has happened to my '98.
But I'd check the simple things first.
Hope you set a record for high miles! I'm around 280k now, mostly original and shooting for 300k as my next goal too..
Please let us know how it goes.
#100 of 141 Re: 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over [bowfan]
Mar 19, 2010 (5:07 am)
>! I'm around 280k now
What have you had to do to your car for those miles?
#101 of 141 Re: 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over [imidazol97]
Mar 19, 2010 (2:38 pm)
2 intake plenums (also known as UIM / upper intake manifold , the 2nd was a redesigned unit with a metal ring around the EGR pipe water passages, and replaced the original EGR stovepipe with the included reduced diameter pipe)
1 oil pressure sensor ( +1 under warranty)
1' length of plastic hard pipe which connects fuel pipe to fuel rail
2 sets of Michelin X or X-Plus radials avg 100k miles each.
the usual maint stuff:
brake pads & rotors, rear bearings - hubs, valve cover gaskets, air & fuel filters, battery, shocks
I say 'mostly orig' as A/C, engine, trans, are original (except the UIM). Keyfob & it's battery orig too.
I try to swap oil & filter at 3 - 4000 miles
flushed the trans fluid (but only twice... probably not as often as I should)
I bought it in 2001 with 99988 miles. High mileage for a 3 year old car, but it had regular maint and a glove box full of receipts to prove it.
resoldered resistors in climate control
installed pin to stop fuel gauge from flipping needle over
repaired connector to rear defroster
removed stuck cassette tape from stereo causing it to display error
took apart dash (huge job!) to replace turn-signal flasher, only to find it wasn't bad
replaced 1 driver's window motor
replaced 1 wiper motor
Looks like a lot, but I don't think so for the age. IMO.
Sorry for the novel
#102 of 141 Re: 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over [jonsbuell]
Mar 19, 2010 (8:51 pm)
Well i cleaned my connections today. And I confirmed that i do have power to the large positive wire going to the starter. So i took my test light and checked the fuses in the fuse box and determined that i dont have power going to several fuses. like SIR PCM IGN . And a few more . So I took loosed the fuse box and flipped it over and removed the plug on the bottle where it seemed that most of the fuses with out power were and the pins on that plug seemed Fine clean not burnt. So I think I'm going to find a used Fuse box. and might try to split my mine apart and see was going on in there .. Haven't a hard time finding a use fuse box . Anybody got one? Also I tried to find a FUSEABLE LINK on my car and no luck i figured it would be on the wire going to the fuse box but mine doesn't have on there. I'm i looking in the wrong Spot?
#103 of 141 Re: 97 Park Avenue Ultra won't turn over [bowfan]
Mar 19, 2010 (8:57 pm)
I jumped the starter and cranked over Perfect. I think the battery and starter are fine. I have done the plenum gaskets before. I had a Air leak and made the car run very Lean because the motor was not drawing the air though the intake.. Thanks Jon
#104 of 141 car buck
Jun 04, 2010 (7:48 pm)
when stop at light on drive holding the brake the car kick forward like someone it me in the back and also at 70 mph rpm at 2200 suddendly go to 3000 and come down to 2200.i taught the transmission was bad i got it rebuild ant the problem still occur again i was told to change the maf air flow sensor. what to do think about this issue