The original muffler, wheel bearing and front struts only lasted 280,000+ miles, I'll never buy another Buick again!!! Otherwise, with these two exceptions, I am very impressed with the engineering and precision assembly of this car. Hi All, I've read the posts concerning problems with the power windows but I haven't seen one that relates to my problem. I am having the same problem with my drivers side window have not taken time yet to take it apart. Further investigation showed that the plastic intake manifold was blown apart. Removal Procedure The accessory drive belt drives all engine mounted accessories. Sam , western new york Mad9C1. I'm going to check it this week end for regulator binding.
Then, one day fiddling with a little telescopic magnetic pickup tool, I found I could move the needle - by aiming at the base of the needle, not the tip - but not enough to swing the needle around. Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2010 Most recent year of ownership 2012 Engine and transmission 3. My Acura only gets 21. Buick Park Avenue Ultra-supercharged — besides the pleather seats being worn and some of the interior needing some work, the buick is a pretty good car. Problem: Driver side window goes up slow after about half way. I recently purchased a new home and am considering trading for a 2000 with 23 K that I found at the local Buick dealer. We do our own oil changes and minor maintenance and the car has been running smoothly for us.
The plastic upper intake plenum was replaced because it had warped from the heat and started to leak. Great looking dash with accent wood trim. I talked with my mechanic this weekend. Driver's heated seat - never fixed. If you ever plan on putting this car in a concourse. After Moving the window up I can hear the motor continue to try to crank the window up until I slightly click down on the window switch. These cars have had no problems according to my mother.
I purchased my '05 last year with 16 K and it has been very enjoyable to drive and easy to maintain. Proper care is made simple by various alerts. I simply had a few screws put in it, and it has held fine since. The best mileage I've ever gotten was on a 125 miles trip with the wind at my back, I got 35. Could be held up to the clear plastic instrument shield to manipulate the needle counterclockwise back to the normal position. It was repaired by a certified Buick dealer. The way they are mounted, it looks like they might be.
Answered on Oct 19, 2016 Vin K or Vin 1? Have you noticed most of them on the market have 120K-170K miles? Smooth ride, easy to turn steering wheel, super soft and easy to push gas and brake controls. Any help would be great. Thanks for all the replies. The only major maintenance I had to perform in the 130k miles I owned it was replace the water pump. Original owners don't seem to want to let go of one until it has racked up impressive mileage! The fuel line runs from the bottom of your fuel tank guessing here all the way thru a filter, pump.
The repair took the dealer 1. My window on a 97 was also getting slow about half way up. Can not beat them for the money. Large easy to find, see and push buttons, easy to use and understand controls. It drives nice and smooth and picks up when passing.
It is a beautifull car and handles well for something this big with this smooth a ride. All driven accessories are rigidly mounted to the engine. The trunk is huge, and the interior is very comfortable. Do you have any pics or links showing the regulator? I had both their cars shipped to me from Texas to New York. Few people realize how small the overall cost of ownership is on these cars, or know about their surprising economy of operation. Good news is that I should be good for another 100K miles now. Although it doesn't feel much more powerful than my spritely old LeSabre off the line, if you are on the highway doing 60mph and need to pass, just a light push on the pedal will drop you into 3rd gear and the rpm sweet spot for the supercharger.
Keep in mind this car is still running great with 282,000 miles. Upon searching, I can only find the motor and reulator together, and not seperately. The driver memory feature is also great. Just wondering has anyone else experienced this with a similar car. The job is easy enough to do. The car is so reliable and I would recommend it to anyone. Owner noticed a decrease in power while driving on interstate highway at 70mph.
The fuel pressure diaphragm leaked which occurred 10 months after the vehicle backfired with smoke coming from under the hood and broke the intake manifold that blew the cap off of the vehicle. That is outstanding reliability considering I owned this car from age 16-19 and I beat the living heck out of it. I have known for a while that the 3. Drive 8 to 12 hours no problem. My car has the only two of the four available options I would have ordered: Gran Touring suspension with the beautiful road wheels, and the moonroof. I am in the right direction? The interior is comfy, it's like you're driving a couch.