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my car has also done this. i have the same car buick regal gs 1998. seemed to happen only when moisture was in the air? but idk i have no idea what it is. check how tight your battery cables are on.
My car stopped while drivng yesterday, I started it again but then after 20-20 sec it stopped again. I am able to start so I know the problem is not with battery but I am not able to figure out what is it? Why engine is stopping automatically? I have buick regal 1998, and it has automatic transmission and since I have zero knowledge about car I am scared. This is ... Read More
You definitely seem to have a negative view of the car overall. It sounds like you werent a fan before you looked at the car and really had little interest in it in the first place. Au contraire, my man. I eagerly looked forward to the Buick being released, and I still think it will do Buick very well. As I said before, I don't see what you see in it, ... Read More
Yes I originally helped every1 in 2008 for this issue on my 1998 I am glad all who saw the ignition switch failure issue or the others I have made many buick 3.8 l happy again now if they can fix the problem with the gaskets blowing (intake) I would walk up and hug a huge GM symbol. good luck currently a Ford and Dodge owner
Disconnect the battery and connect the cables together to reset the controller's door position. The doors should perform a sweep test to relearn door positions. If this fixes the problem, a revised controller is available. Bulletin #02-01-39-001 is related. If that does not fix the problem, use a scan tool to monitor door commanded and actual door positions. Also check for poor a/c performance problem. It is common to cause different ... Read More
My wife just recently got a 1998 Buick Regal LS from her aunt. The headlights do not come on at all and the only way you can use your brights is to hold the switch towards you and drive which is kinda dangerous. The lights are auto on so I am thinking that a sensor has went out for it. Also the odometer does not work at all, but all the ... Read More
Ok here is what happened.. If you take the screw out from the dash panel (mine is grey) on the right hand side of the car (where you put the fuses) And some models have a screw on the left...You can pop the plastic retaining dash cover off...Don't be afraid to yank a little ITS NOT GOING TO BREAK!!!! Then you will need a 7mm socket and a rachet to taKE ... Read More
My 1998 buick regal is having an electrical problem, the head lights turn off, the fan stops working, also the interoir lights dim, cruise control shuts off, main dash board light flickers. I have checked the battery and the grounds and haven't ffound any problems.
Make: BUICK Model: REGAL Model Year(s):1998 NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 98V102000 Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Ask your dealer to look this up and what can be done.
I have a 1998 Buick Regal and the headlights are very dim. When I checked on internet I found a couple of recalls but the only thing they did was send a supplement to the manual telling you how to readjust the head lamp. My husband said when he looked at the headlamp the inside plastic was cloudy. Has anyone had this problem? There was also listed a recall regarding rack ... Read More
The VICTIM::::: 1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8 l non turbo no leather/no heated seats ect. THE SUSPECT::::: Origonal BUICK REGAL OWNER!!!! THE CRIME::: Besides blowing up the motor by not using dexcool I replaced april 07. The car ran fine but the brake lights never worked...I never knew why because all the fuses are good relays good ect. I just drove it. I ran in to a guy the other day ... Read More
Have the ignition module checked out.Had the same type of shutdown/tranny lockup/key lockup with my 1999 regal. This is what my mechanic did. That was over 100,000 kms ago. No problems at all since.
I'm having the same issue. We were driving my '98 Buick Regal and all the sudden the car just dies, no power steering nothing and couldn't get it running again. We had to rev the engine throw it into gear and keep the RPM's above 2 just to make sure we got it home. (We were in a no cell phone zone in the mountains!!) Once we got home the car ... Read More
I dont have any dash lights head lights ect ect power...I drove the car in to my drive way and everything shut down..I cant get the key out ect ect.. The fm/am stereo doesnt hold a station...The abs light /trak light/security light was staying on fulltime while it was running for the last year.THE WHOLE YEAR WHEN I got the car it had a blown motor...I put the motor in and ... Read More
Hey I have the same problem...1998 buick regal ls...I had the same thing happen to me...I drove the car today to burger king..Pulled in the driveway and it died like it had no power at all...EVERYTHING SHUT OFF ....Now key is stuck...NO POWER no lights no interior or head lights...........Did anyone answer your post..I need help too please let me know...
My sis has a '98 Regal that she loves, but at about 120K, after a rough trip on some of the Northeast's winter pot-holed roads, her car's handling and suspension got out of whack. So she had the front and rear struts replaced, and though this partially addressed the problems, the car isn't back to the nice controlled ride she had enjoyed for several years. Someone on this forum had earlier ... Read More
I have a 1998 Buick Regal and the driver side front window does not operate. I can move the window up or down very easily by gripping the top of the window. The shop manual shows the motor assembled to the window regulator and indicates the motor should not be replaced separately. It seems as if something has disconnected. Has anyone had this problem? I also have a 2001 Regal and ... Read More
Klee694 and others, Thanks for the guidance- some good analysis. I have a 1998 Volvo S-70 which is a well engineered car with frequent and expensive repairs, just like many European makes but the seats and controls and road feel are awesome. It needs premium (again like most European makes) fuel, but the extra $3 per week for premium is no big deal. But as my Volvo gets to 60-70K miles, ... Read More
I've been a loyal customer of GM. I currently own a 2002 Buick Rendezvous, 2000 Pontiac Montana, 1998 Buick Regal, and 1996 Chevy Lumina. I think everyone should know that GM sucks! I replaced the Lumina's engine last year due to a coolant leak at 65K ($5.5K). Earlier this year, I replaced the gaskets on the Regal due to a coolant leak ($750) and this past week, I replaced the the ... Read More
I own 2 Buick Regals, a 2001 and a 1998. I'm having a problem with the '98. The headlights occasionally not coming on when I start the car at night. This started out when they would click off momentarily then come on. They have also turned off when I was driving and would have to manually switch them on. When the headlights don't come on the dimmer light switch on the ... Read More
Hi to all owners of CAI :) I am interesting in getting stock airbox and stock intake pipe ( the rubber one, which goes from that restrictive airbox to throttle body). If you have them on the shelf in the garage and beleive that you will not need it anymore, it would be very kind of you to sell it ( hmmm I would not mind a gift ... :) ) ... Read More
I have a 2001 LS with 29,000 miles, and a 1998 LS with 82,000 miles. The 01 is my company car, and the 98 is my previous company car. JD Power and Associates and Consumer Reports magazine both rate the car as average, and I would agree. Neither car has ever failed me, but the 98 has had an oil leak from day one that the dealer is unable to fix. ... Read More
Have you considered the ISS according to this bulletin? Affected Vehicles: 1997-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue 1999 Buick Regal 2000-2002 Buick LeSabre, Cadillac DeVille and Seville, Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, Pontiac Bonneville and Sunfire 2001-2002 Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Aurora Some customers may comment on a clunk noise from the front of the vehicle when turning. This condition may also be felt throught the steering wheel when turned from stop ... Read More
when car is on idle the tachometer indicator is jumping up and down 50-100 rev each 3-10 seconds. It is really small movement - but noticeable (1-2 milimiters). Is that normal or not ? Also I have slightly rough idle. each few seconds car shakes a little (canbe felt easily thru steering wheel). Is that normal ? Car info: Buick Regal GS 1998 / 30k Did anybody seen that on their ... Read More
thanks guys for humor ... ;) but it seems that I am close to resolution of my problem without using big big sunglasses ... :) My Buick Regal GS 1998 have to low city mileage 12-15 instead of 17-19. Highway mileage is fine - around 28. Today I took the real wheels off to inspect the rear disk brakes. I compressed the caliper piston back but was unable to unbolt the ... Read More
Virtually the only changes to the Regal since the current model was introduces as a 97.5 are as follows: 1. A folding rear seat, 2. A driver's side side air bag, mounted in the seat, 3. That HIDEOUS Joseph Abbound 'designer' package that comes in two-tone poop brown, 4. Price increases, of course The 3.8 engines, in supercharged and non-supercharged versions, are the same. Now, if you want to see REAL ... Read More
The depreciation is normal for the 3-year old car: http://www.edmunds.com/used/1998/buick/regal/4drgssprchgdsedan.html#price more like $12k loss when trading-in. But the car mileage is low. When calculating lease payments, even GMAC assumes about 50% depreciation for Regal after 36 month / 36k miles. I forgot, was it 49% or 51%. For other W-body cars the depreciation is even worse.
Here's some info posted here awhile back: #94 of 95: 0 to 60 Times 01 GS (jackjt) Tue 05 Dec '00 (08:39 PM) Do any of you have any actual, real world times? From what I have read they seem to vary from 6.5 to 7.3sec?? What's the norm? Thanks ----------------------------------------------------------------- From Turbo Buick Site----Supercharger discussion: 1998 Buick RegalGS....no performance mods....Front and Rear Strut Tower Braces, tinted windows, '00 Regal Cup ... Read More
FYI. Buick Regals are built in Oshawa, Ontario Canada along with Buick Century. The Regals have a very sporty shape to them. The lines remind me of 92-96 Toyota Camry. Buick Regal looks the best with 225-60/16 tires and alloys. The 15" wheels and wheel covers cheapen the look of the car. I drove a 98 LS with 23K miles two summers ago. It felt sporty, quite. One complaint was its ... Read More
In my opinion Buick is doing a poor job of advertising the Regal.They threw away their money having Tiger Woods doing commercials for them.He's not bringing them much business. I'd have a comercial showing a Regal GS pulling away from a Mustang GT at a stop light and showing him nothing but tail lights.The Regal GS seems to be a well kept secret along with the LS. Alot of small dealers ... Read More
Last Sat morn we were searching the internet for a 1998-2000 Buick Regal LS to replace my wifes 91 Regal go to work car.The Buick dealer at Harrisonville,MO had some cheap priced 2000 Regal LS program cars so we went up to look at them.Our favorite was a loaded Green 2000 LS with 18,400 miles,leather,aluminum wheels,etc for only $15888 which was nearly $10,000 under new list and $2500 under book.Our salesman ... Read More