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Buick Regal



  • masonmimasonmi Posts: 148
    Has anyone experienced a squeak or a squealing in their rear brakes that the dealer couldn't duplicate? it seems to occur in my Buick everyone once in a while, I've had the rear brakes cleaned and adjusted however the noise still is there when stopping lightly on the pedal, if i make hard stops the sound is not there, any suggestions?
  • armtdmarmtdm Posts: 2,057
    I changed mine due to posts on this board at about 22,000 miles. Oil was very clear, no debris of any kind no smell,. looked like new. I replaced with Amsoil 0W30 in lieu of the GM 5W30 synthetic recommended.

    Anyone have a problem with the air bag light. Mine will not go off and seems to be triggered by weight in the trunk. Load up the trunk and light goes on. going in to dealer this week.

    Has been a good car but oil leak, bad rotors and now this, annoying problems

    As to gas mileage, just returned from 1200 mile highway trip averaged almost 32 mpg. Great highway car.
  • jackjtjackjt Posts: 178
    I've had my 01 GS for a year and a half with no problems. I only have about 10,500 miles on it. Best mileage I got on the highway was 26.4mpg and maybe in the area of 20 to 22 in town, depending on how I drive.

    I don't care what some people say, my GS a sharpe looking car (Sterling Silver, Aboud edition). For the $s I paid, it's a quick, very smooth running car! Love the engine/ transmission combination.... Bought it over a Lincoln LS, Maxima, Passat V6, Avalon, Infinity I-30, Volvo S80 (what a dog with out the turbo), BMW 3 Series (overpriced hunk of metal with snobs for dealers!)... Dollar for dollar the GS beats them hands down!

    I had better stop while I am ahead?
  • jpstaxjpstax Posts: 250
    Ditto!! Like the Corvette, the GS has "more bang for the buck" than most other sedans. I'm sure just about everyone in this forum would agree.
  • lotech1lotech1 Posts: 112
    "Bang for the buck" is what makes the Regal what it is... not perfect but I'm not complaining, especially for the price (as previously stated above). I like the styling (LS) and especially the front end and those 225x60x16 tires really make it. The color matched grill (01 and newer) give it a sportier look (IMO).
  • armtdmarmtdm Posts: 2,057
    24,500 miles on the 2000 GSE. Oil pan leak at 750 miles, new rotors needed at 20,000 miles (warped) several tire problems and now it needs a drivers side airbag, light refused to go off.,

    Beginning to think this was built by workers with severe hangovers!
  • lotech1lotech1 Posts: 112
    I often wonder how many cars get assembled using parts from the reject bins (by mistake or deliberately). My wife owned a Toyota that nickel and dimed us to death and those "Toy" parts cost an arm and leg. Our local Toyota dealer is running an ad claiming their Toyota owners are getting 200K to 300K without any major mechanical problems. Funny how they omitted our Toyota in the ad (bought from them). It barely made it to 120K.
  • sdcoburnsdcoburn Posts: 2
    After being in an accident where my Cavalier was totalled, I was happy to find a 1992 Buick Regal. It's been great for the three months I've owned it, but two weeks ago it began to stall while running, which means no steering or brakes. Sometimes it would start back up if I put the car in neutral and turned the key, other times it wouldn't start for hours. The mechanic (who also sold it to me) replaced the ignition module. On the way home, it lost power again 3x, but started back up. Fortunately, no one was in front of me. The mechanic says this is a normal thing, common to Buicks; I can't imagine. He doesn't have any idea what could be causing this, and I need a reliable car that doesn't lose driving power in traffic. Does anyone have information on this problem? Thanks.
  • yurakmyurakm Posts: 1,345
    You wrote: The mechanic says this is a normal thing, common to Buicks

    How it can be normal to drive on public roads, without steering and brakes?

    It is so dangerous to everybody around, that, I guess, ought to be criminal. The car must be towed only. Would it be common problem, all these cars would be recalled a long ago.

    The mechanic is lying. Look for another mechanic. And hope it is something not very expensive, for example a fuel pump.
  • sdcoburnsdcoburn Posts: 2
    I am taking it to another mechanic, this one has had the car for over two weeks, telling me he is swamped with work. The fuel system was checked and passed for pressure, perhaps this is an electrical/computer glitch. A VIN check revealed that the car was driven 40,000 miles in four years, and it leaks whenever it rains, front driver's side, sunroof and trunk.
    Thanks for the input, yurakm.
  • tls4metls4me Posts: 1
    I have a 94 GS and wish to install seat covers. Does anyone know how to remove the head restraints?

    Thanks in advance
  • PAmanPAman Posts: 207
    If you don't hear from anyone, find an upholstery shop. They should know all or most of the tricks unique to the Regal for removing the head restraints.

    The last thing you want to do is force them, hear a click or a pop, then discover that you broke some clip or other part that you'll need to keep them in place when you re-install them.

  • wiggy3wiggy3 Posts: 1
    CD will play but can not eject it. After pushing CD eject button, hear whirring sound for a minute or so, and then the CD player quits trying to eject. Anyone else encounter this problem and know a trick to remove CD without replacing car stereo?
  • rwtnpdrwtnpd Posts: 1
    I have a new (2002) Regal LS. On the freeway at 70+ mph into a headwind, I get a loud howl coming from around the sideview mirrors. Anyone else with this problem or a suggested solution???
  • jpstaxjpstax Posts: 250
    I can personally testify that this a very good site for Regal GS owners. Link was provided a few posts back. Lots of good information:

  • jpstaxjpstax Posts: 250
    Does anyone know where I can get the classic Goin' Fast With Class bumper stickers? I've occasionally seen them, on Buicks of course.
  • I've got a '99 Regal GS that I've been real happy with till this morning. Took a short trip with the kids and when I pulled into the driveway I smelled burning oil. Popped the hood and saw all my tranny fluid gushing out the breather valve on top the transmission. I looked down my driveway and into the street and there was a fluid trail as far as I could see. Must have been draining while I was driving and now it was gushing out with the car running but in PARK. Within the time it took me to find the problem my tranny was emptied of all fluid. I have no idea why this happened. I called Aamco and the mechanics had never heard of fluid draining from the breather valve before. The car ran fine with no shifting problems. Once in a great while I had a hard garage shift but nothing that made me think there was a problem. Anybody got any ideas what's going on? By the way, this tranny has only 30,000 miles on it(car has 70,000). The old one was replaced just before I bought the car. I replaced the tranny fluid about 10,000 miles ago. I live in Chicago and do drive the car hard, but only when listening to Van Halen, Rush, or AC/DC. Thanks for your help.
  • rjs200240rjs200240 Posts: 1,277
    If some place (like a Jiffy Lube or something) topped it off with too much fluid (like if they checked it with the car not running) then when it heats up it might run out of room and flow out the dipstick/fill tube. I assume this is what you meant by breather? That's all I can think of. Especially if the car still shifts properly. If it ran out of fluid, the torque convertor would definitely stop transferring power, and you'd have noticed something was wrong.
  • yurakmyurakm Posts: 1,345
    I would suggest cross-posting on the following board:
    "Transmission Traumas?"
    there are very knowlegable people here.
  • hupetahupeta Posts: 1
    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the stock 6*9's. I don't want to pull the grills off, and I don't see any logistics in the trunk as to
    removing them, any help is appreciated.

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