Why does your 1998 Buick Regal cuts off?
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Honestly though alot of research online and personal experience it seems that on this particular vehicle theres a turn signal switch malfunction that conflicts with the ignition switch on the steering column whenever you hit your left turn signal...ie, you need to replace your ignition switch. there are also alot of other variations of what this problem can consist of, such as: relays, fuses, ignition control module located underneath your ignition coils, your battery, etc etc...also you have a set of keys that have the dual sided chip imbeded (PASS II) and your security light is on or was on, then the system is preventing the computer from allowing it to let any fuel through the system and thus preventing it from starting...alot of applications are considered with this problem and should be handled obviously from the least expensive such as your fuses or relays being checked....then youll start to have to deal with real money as parts start to range from about $90 for you ignition switch, all the way to $290 for the module that resides underneath the hood....however if you have the coin, an overpriced dealership will be glad to burn a hole into your pockets for replacement parts and the extensive labor to pinpoint the exact cause for your problem...
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\n Answer \n. \non the right side of the passenger side kick panel and some are in the trunk\n. \n answer \n. \nThere's no fuel shut off switch on GM cars, only Ford products
\n Answer \n. \nIn the valve cover and it will have a large black (vacum) hose running to it.\n. \n Answer \n. \npassenger side of engine, on top you'll see a black plastic sensor with a wire connector attached, it's under that. turn cap 1/8 turn and lift up, under spring, don't lose o-ri…ngs ( Full Answer )
Check out this link it's the closest thing to answer I have: http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1g/bl218g.htm It shows possible locations of blower motor and reisistor as well as describing function related to location of resistor.
Answer . The resistor is mounted to the heater case on the passenger side of the vehicle. There is a hush panel that you will have to remove first. The resistor is mounted with three very small hex headed screws. My advise is to remove the one closest to you when you are under the dash, and only …loosen the other two which are very hard to get at. Sometimes, you can't get to them at all, so you will need to bend the resistor down and pull towards you while rocking the resistor. It should pop out with some effort. While the resistor is out, loosen the two hard to reach screws just enough to make it easy to reinstall the new resistor, then install the resistor and the third screw. You shouldn't have to tighten the other two screws. Connect all related wiring that goes to the resistor and the blower motor. There is one other thing to worry about on these cars. There is a water deflector under the wiper cowl panel outside the car that can sometimes fall off. When this deflector/ weatherstrip falls off, it will allow water to hit the blower resistor and will cause it to fail prematurely. Make sure this is installed correctly to avoid a repeat failure.. Russtech67 ( Full Answer )
Answer . There isn't going to be one. Loosen the lower radiator hose to drain the radiator. Don't feel bad, there are plenty of people out here upset about it. Answer . Actually that is not entirely correct. If you look from above the radiator, look hard enough to the bottom right side of it, and… you should see a white "key-like" head peeping out from the rightmost lower corner. It is not easy to access it, but it is there. . I was looking for this drain plug and found this answer. On mine, it's not white and you can't see it. But you can feel it. It came out very easily once I figured out where it was, and it went in very easily. A little hard to get to; I scratched my arms up a little. Just feel around until you feel a small, flat tab-like thing. Turn it counter clockwise, and the drain plug pops out in your hand. ( Full Answer )
open the pasenger door. At the end of the dash there is a comparment which is held on by clips. It has a finger hole in it. Pull the compartment door off. Inside there is a low tire reset button. Fill the tires to the proper psi turn the key to the on position and push and hold the reset button till… the low tire lite on the dash blinks. Turn the key off and then back on. The lite should go out. The reset button is red. I tried the above awnser and it works but is missing a step. Turn ignition in on postiion but do not start vehicle. then push the red reset button in and hold for 10 seconds and release button. The tire light on dashboard will flash a couple times and go off. Then turn ignition back and then start vehicle. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nDepends on the type of engine, but in 3800 type, remove the plastic hood (the one that bears the number: 3800) and the thermostat housing should be on the right side. Follow the upper radiator hose, it is connected to it. On the thermostat housing, you will also find the air bleed val…ve of the engine. ( Full Answer )
Answer . If it is like my 99 Regal, it is really easy. Lift your hood up and look behind\nyour lights. You will see two white long clips. Pull up on these clips and pull them off. Pull your headlight out the whole headlight. Pull the little black rubber pieces off of the back of your headlight an…d your bulbs should be inside the headlight. Twist them out and change them and put your headlight back the way it was originally and put the clips back on to hold it in place and your done. ( Full Answer )
Spark Plug changing... . If you are doing this for the first time, it will be quite fun....\n. \nThe front three are easy, you can reach all of those without too much problem.\nOn the back three, you can unhook both front motor mounts and pull the engine forward with a come-along or turnbuckle, …or you can fight it with what little room you have.\n. \nGrab the plug wire and wiggle it all around while pulling out. It helps to pull on the metal cover on the wires as well. They should pop off, but might put up a pretty good struggle.\nIf you can't get them off with your hand, pliers work, just try not to tear the wires or the boots...\n. \nMy first time took me 2 hours, now I can do it in about 30 minutes, with minimal injuries! ( Full Answer )
Answer . The best way to find out is go to your local auto parts store, ask for a haynes or chiltons manual on your vehicle. This will tell you everything you need to know about working on your vehicle.
This is a light duty job for the average mechanic. First disconnect the negative battery cable (black). Second, remove the engine cover. To take the cover off, remove theoil filler cap. Then the neck of the oil fill can be rotatedcounter-clockwise and then lift away. Once those have been removed,the… cover lifts off. There are no screws that attach the cover. Next, you will need to drain the coolant from the car. Make surethe car is cool, and the radiator cap is cold. this is best if carhas set overnight, or up to 4 hours. There is a drain plug at thebottom right of the radiator. A large drain pan is recommended.Remove the drain plug with pan under car to catch the fluid. onceit has drained, replace the plug. In the forth step, most people would remove the belt from theengine. I like to keep the belt on, to advoid the water pump pullyfrom moving around while you remove the pully bolts. Remove thefour bolts from the water pump pully. Be cautious that the belt hassome force on it, and once you start the remove the last bolt onthe pully, the pully will begin to move, be prepared. Once the pully is removed, remove the belt. Now it is time to drainthe engine of coolant. standing on the passanger side of the car,looking at the water pump...on the right of the water pump are twobolts. have your drain pan ready, and remove the lower bolt. thecoolant will begin to drain, then remove the upper bolt. Once it isdrained, move to the next step. To the lower left of the water pump, is a pully for the powersteering pump. The power steering pump will be removed, to set outof the way. The lines on the pump will not need to be removed. Toremove the pump: look at the center of the pully, and notice threeoval shaped holes. These holes allow you to access the two boltsthat need to be removed to set the pump out of the way. The boltsare located just above and just below the center of the pump. Usinga short extension, you can slide it through the holes and removethe bolts. Lay pump aside, for later reinstall. Now you can remove all the bolts from the water pump. One all thebolts have been removed, use light pressure to push down on thepump, and it will break free from the engine. To install your new water pump, make sure the surface where the oldpump is free from old gasket and sealant. This can be removed withlight scraping, and or acetoan. The new water pump needs to beprepared to be place on the engine. To start, place sealant aroundthe edges, and surfaces that the gasket will be covering. Make surethere is plenty of sealant placed on the pump. Place the gasket onthe pump. Now you will need to place more sealant on all of thegasket surface. The water pump is now prepped. Make sure the gasket is aligned to all the bolt holes. Grab two ofthe longer bolts, and place them in the pump, and then apply thepump to the engine. Fasten the pump with the two bolts, fingertight. Start applying all the bolts to the pump, to a fingertightness. Now tighten all the bolts in a criss-cross pattern,getting tighter and tighter, until the all the bolts are verytight. Replace the power steering pump in the same way it was removed. Now its time to re-install the pully to the water pump. To startthis, place the pully on the pump and then place the bolts on,finger tight. You CANNOT place the belt on now and use it fortension to tighten the pully bolts. You can tighten the bolts in acriss-cross pattern, using both hands, one holding the pully inplace, while tightning the bolts. Follow the label under the hoodto place the belt in the correct position. Now its time to fill the engine with coolant. Using a 50/50 mixtureof DEXCOOL coolant, and water, start to fill the radiator withfluid. Once full, using a falt head screw driver, you will need toopen the bleeder valve. the bleeder valve is located on top of thethermostat housing. Do not remove it all the way! Continue to fillthe radiator with coolant mixture, until full. Check under the carfor any leaks. Replace the negative battery cable(black). Replace the engine oil filler neck and oil fill cap, without theengine cover, as you still have parts to access. start the engine, with radiator cap off. Once the car is startedthe coolant level will drop, contine to add more of the coolantmixture. Once full again, check the bleeder valve. The bleedervalve should have fluid comming out of it in a slow steady pace.There may also be steam and/or air comming from the valve. Do nottighten valve until there is fluid only comming from the valve. Youmay see steam, bubbles, or spouts of fluid. Once you have filled the radiator, allow the engine to reach normaltemp. Once it has reached normal temp, shut the engine off, placethe cap on the radiator, and tighten the bleeder valve. Allow theengine to cool down, a couple hours is decent. Once cool, removethe radiator cap and add coolant mixture until full. Loosen the bleeder valve, if it has a steady stream of coolantcomming from the valve, tighten the valve. Start the engine, andcontinue to fill the radiator with mixture, until full. Place thecap on the radiator, and let the engine reach normal tempture. Oncenormal temp is reached, shut off engine, and allow to cool. Replace the engine cover, Oil filler neck and cap. Fill the overflow tank with coolant mixture to hot level. Now you can drive you car for about 20-30 mins, then allow to cool,for a few hours, check the fluid level by removing the radiatorcap. Add mixture if needed. You should be good to go. I just did this today, it took about 4-6 hours, with all thecooling down time. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \non the lower drivers side of the radiator on the inside is a pet cock that you unscrew to drain the radiator. Answer . \nYou have to remove the black plastic air scooper on the bottom front of the car to gain access to the drain plug I have seen two types of drain plugs : one you t…urn by hand or with a set of pliers The other requires a 1/4" socket driver or rachet Turn ccw ~ 1/2 turn to open ( Full Answer )
Your 98 buick regal gs supercharged keeps cutting off and you have a new coil pack and fuel injectors are clean what could be wrong?
My 99 gs would stall on turning or just going down the road.. Only happened a few times.Car would also not crank from time. to time. Had a check engine code and was the crank shaft sensor.. Replaced sensor and all is well. Harmonic balancer is a sob to remove. so I had it done at a shop,labor wa…s 100.00$. Part was 27.00$. Not Bad.. However if your car has not cut off while running you will not have a code!. Coil pack and ignition module can be checked at orilyes auto parts,maybe others. too. If its not the two above it could be the crank shaft sensor,cam sensor,or. the harmonic balancer its self. The balancer has a rubber piece that will fail. and cause the timing to go off. Hope this helps ( Full Answer )
Its on the passenger side under the dash (you have to reach up from the floorboard, and will probably have to pull back the carpet to get to it).
It's in the (stock) air box. There are some clips on the back, undo those and then it should pull up, it will be in there. You may have to disconnect the box from the air hose that goes to the throttle body, I'm not sure, but either way the computer sits in the air box on some pegs.
Why do the warning lights Trac off brakes antilock service vehicle soon stay on in a 1998 Buick Regal even after all brake pads have been replaced?
Answer . The antilock system is completely independent of the base brakes. The pads have nothing to do with the antilock sensors. You most likely have a broken wire at one of the two front wheel speed sensors, or a wheel bearing failure. You should have the ABS system checked for codes to find ou…t which wheel is setting the code. If you have access to an Ohm meter, each wheel speed sensor/hub bearing assy should have around 1000 ohms of resistance through them with no continuity to ground. If they short to ground, they will set a code. If the resistance is too high, they will set a code. If the hub bearing is worn and the wheel is loose and wobbling, the sensor will not read a valid reading and will set a code.. Russtech67 ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nThe best thing to di is to get a book from your Auto Part store like Auto Zone, Nappa, Schucks...... they only cost you about $20.00 and are very help full. If you want a book with diagramns I recommend Chilton's.\nGood luck
Answer . \nYou should be able to find a shop manual at your local library -- make copies of the right sections as they are usually only available in the REFERENCE section...good luck :)
standing on the passenger side of car with hood open. place right hand on the alternator and take left hand and drop it down pass the two hoses that are there and the cap to the resevouir is under the two hoses. very hard to see. will need a funnel to fill care it does not take a lot.
Answer . Check MAF sensor and connector plug at the air cleaner, and fuel pump and relay, if you can get someone there to put a code reader on it you can find out exactly what it is.
Answer . \ntry bleeding your master clylinder first then work your way to the back brakes do each one the same amount of times . i do 5 pumps of the brakepedal then bleed them 2 or 3 times each wheel and each line on the master
Answer . Remove wheels. Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place. Remove 2 caliper mounting bolts. Slide caliper off rotor. Need a special tool (not expensive) available at Sears or auto parts to fully compress piston into caliper body (it is threaded). Replace inner and outer pads. Re…-install caliper onto rotor. REMEMBER TO PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE ( Full Answer )
To change battery on a 1998 Buick Regal, first remove thewindshield washer fluid reservoir. Then remove the massive air flowhousing to be able to remove the old battery and replace with a newone.
It's pretty straight forward. You will need a 1/2 inch rachet, an 18mm 6 point socket and a cheater bar about 18" to 24" long. The key to the operation is to know that the bolt is reverse threaded. It loosens by turning to the right (clockwise) and tightens by turning it to the left (counter clock…wise). Set the direction of the turn on the rachet. Slip on socket and set it on the bolt. Then slip on the cheater bar over the rachet handle and have at it. ( Full Answer )
If it is the same as the 2000 model, and i believe it is, then this is how you do it. Pull down on the visor to separate the plastic collar on the end of the visor shaft from the plastic retaining clip in your headliner. Then insert a straight bit screw driver into the notch in the plastic collar an…d turn the visor till the stopper on the shaft rests against your screwdriver. This will lock the plastic collar to the shaft coming from the sun visor. Then turn the entire thing a little more (about 1/4 of a turn). this will allow the visor and collar to come out of the retaining clip. then you have to use a screwdriver to pry the legs on the retaining clip so that it comes out of your headliner. That is it, it should all come out... hopefully not in too many pieces... oh and if you get mad like I did and just yank them out, it will cost you about $260 to fix.... ( Full Answer )
Answer . Remove and apply 12V directly to input. Bring to an auto parts store that is equipped to test for load and drag
The transmission dipstick handle is located near the throttle body. The handle will be black.
First, you must have to have some idea of how the belt works... You don't want to put this belt on wrong or you may hurt the car... BEFORE you get started (i recommend this for ease and convenience, it will also prevent messing up), DRAW A PICTURE of the pulley set up and exactly how the belt goe…s around these pulleys... Make sure to include which side of the belt is up/down when it goes across the pulley... Now you're ready to get started on the work... Loosen the tensioning pulley, should be located near the bottom and towards the firewall... The engine is GM's 3800 Series II engine (arguably their best engine for passenger cars)... If you are messing around turning nuts and bolts trying to figure out which one is the tensioning pulley, STOP, if you can't seem to figure out which one is the tensioning pulley look it up!!! *DO NOT turn nuts and bolts if you do not know what you're doing* If you're having troubles after looking up the schematic of the pulley layout or can't figure it out, STOP! Before you mess up the car and can't drive it, and need to put more money into it to fix something you messed up... After figuring out the tensioning pulley and getting this loose (Be careful, the tension pulley nut/bolt may not turn "lefty loosey, righty tighty" WRITE down which way the this nut/bolt turned for ease of reassembly... Take off the old belt. Put on the new belt EXACTLY how it was on before... - You may need to loosen the tensioning pulley some more to get the belt on, since the belt is new and tighter... Tighten up everything, LEAVING the tensioning pulley loose still... Make sure the belt is on the pulleys and centered correctly - i.e. not hanging off either side of the pulley, as this may cause the belt to wear improper or fall off while driving.... neither of which is good... Now while MAINTAINING the belt in the correct position SNUG only SNUG up the tensioning pulley and nut/bolt... Once again check the belt and pulleys to make sure that it is installed properly... REVIEW your drawing of the belt/pulley system prior to taking off the old belt... MAKE SURE they match EXACTLY and that they are both CORRECT! Now TIGHTEN up EVERYTHING in the serpentine belt system... DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!!!! as this may cause more resistance on the pulleys and belt and cause wear on both the mechanical parts of the engine and the belt/pulley system.... When CONFIDENT with the work you have done... Start the car... And check to make sure the belt is operating properly... SHUT OFF the car.... INSPECT the belt and make sure everything is where it should be and that everything is still tight MAKE SURE the car is OFF... you may lose a finger or more if you don't When everything seems good and you are confident in your work take her for a spin and make sure it works good... ( Full Answer )
jack up your car enough where you can fit under it and you will see the bolts on the oil pan. there is like 10 or 12 i think. drain your oil first the loosen the bolts.you may have to get an engine puller to raise the engine some to get the pan off. make sure you have another gasket with the new pan… or it will probably start leeking when you put it back on. ( Full Answer )
Usually they are in the glove box, but they could be located on the floor, in front of the seat, on the drivers side, or on the drivers door itself.. The 1998 Buick Regal unfortunately does not have a manual trunk release. There are kits available to add a manual trunk release, however.
your problem is in the multi- function switch in the steering collum., unless both your head light bulbs are blown?
if it is the problem of not lighting up or beeing dim i found a video on you tube wich walked me through it on the back of the panel when you remove it is a set of 4 resistors that need to be removed (wich isn't hard since if it is completely not lighting up there will be one or more missing and if …it is dim they will be loose and fall off if you run your finger over them ) and new ones soldered back on you can do this yourself like i did (about 10 dollars for soldering gun kit and new resistors ) or send it off int he mail for a refurbished one or find a shop to do it either of the later 2 will cost around 80-160 dollars ( Full Answer )
I'm have the same problem with my 2000 regal, if you figure it out email me please donk923@AOL.com
The intake manifold, head, and exhaust manifold must be removed to gain access to the gasket.
In short the answer is Digital Horsepower Search at regalgs.net or clubgp.com Both sites have a wealth of information on uprating the gm 3.8l engine. The engines can easily be upgraded mild power with more serious amounts with hardware upgrades.
\nI had this exact problem in my 98 Regal. Turned out there was some major wiring issue that needed to be taken care of. It wasn't terribly expensive to fix, but it wasn't cheap either.
behind the plastic splash guard behind the drivers side wheel right where the transmission meets the frame there is a mount
Under your hood there should be a diagram. a sticker on top of the radiator...in that area. If not you could probubly google "Belt diagram for 1998 buick regal" image search. make sure you get the right diagram for you motor.
If you get the PCM, engine wiring harness, and intake manifold from the Regal also..
The best thing to do is to go to an auto parts house and purchase a Haynes Repair Manual that is specific to your car. It will give you the entire breakdown. That will ensure that you do not break anything due to hidden screws. There is plenty of information you can use.
Turn off any music.. press the hour or minute button along with the down arrow on tune and the time should change. Possibly it is the up arrow on tune. Hope this works.
You need to pull up the center console cover first. Working from front to back carefully pull up to disengage the six pressure clips. You may need to disconnect the traction control wiring connection if you have one. The cup holder is attached to this panel and you can see how to repair or replace i…t.. On my 1999 Regal the cup holder swing out side piece with the little spring fell off. I was able to retrieve them from under the console. Took me a few minutes to figure out how to put it back and re-engage the little spring. I added tape to secure cup holder top piece to the base to prevent them from separating again. Reattach the traction control wire clip and carefully push down to resecure the console panel.. I believe the same Regal console panel fit from 1997 to 1005 model - but please verify that. Good Luck! ( Full Answer )
Hi! You add transmission fluid where the dipstick is. The dipstick handle is red. If you have never had the transmission flushed out, you will need to buy a special red transmission fluid. My regal manual recommends using fluid labeled DEXRON-III. But, you can ask at the auto store. Make sure you do…n't put too much in, or it'll leak out and could cause a fire. Good Luck! :-) ( Full Answer )
Try using the lug wrench. If its an older model with the wire-wheel caps, you'll need an adapter tool to unscrew the caps from the center after you've removed the center cap.
Depends on whether or not you wish to replace the whole strut assembly (w/spring and bearing) or just the cartridge. A rule of thumb that I use is IF the car has had more than 80,000 miles or more and its the first time your are replacing them I would replace the whole strut. I just did this to my 1…998 today. We have 83,000 miles on her and The springs may be getting weak. I was able to pick up a set of monroes for 140.00 Bucks for the pair on Amazon Great deal. If you are going to try and do just the cartridge, the cool thing is you can do this from the engine compartment without even jacking up the car. You will need a GM strut removal tool that can be rented or loaned from autozone or the like. You may have to remove the hood possibly because the length of the cartridge may be too long to clear the hood in the opened position. Again I find it easier to just replace the whole strut assembly because: 1. You Get a new spring (forget the rumors about the spring quality from china stuff its BS) 2. You get a new upper steering bearing 3. New spring isolator pads 4. New contamination accordian boots (seals out dirt from the strut shaft) FRONT>Replacing complete strut A: You have to first jack up the car part way and remove wheel lugs B: Place jack stand under car in proper area for safety C: Remove tire and wheel (I do one side at a time, you can do both if you want) D: Take note of where the brake line and ABS sensor modules are. (becareful not to let the strut damage or let the brake rotor assembly fall and damage these) E: There are two large bolts that hold the strut to the steering knuckle 3/4 inch socket F: After removing nuts you have to use a 2 pound sledge hammer to knock out the bolts. They have a hammer tip to them so you wont damage the threads. Be carefull that you hit them square none the less. G: Remove the three nuts at the top of the tower(1/2in. or 14mm I think) (DO NOT REMOVE THE LARGE CENTER NUT!) As you remove the last one grab onto the strut so it doesnt fall and damage anything. H: Remove strut assembly from steering knuckle (You may have to wiggle and lift it to clear the knuckle bracket. I: Get new strut assembly and fit it back into the tower in the same orientation. Put on 1 or 2 of the small nuts at the top of the tower but leave them loose for now. J: Put in the two large bolts after you get the strut lined up to the knuckle. You may have to loosen the sway bar link bolt to get the holes to line up. Depends on how worn the are. K: Tighten everything up and your ready to go to the next side. Oh and remember to put your Tires back on ;^) ( Full Answer )
I don't believe a 1998 Regal, regardless of engine, will have a distributor. It will have an electronic ignition that outperforms any distributor of old.
press the gas pedal down 3 times with ignition turned to run position but dont start car thats it
On the passengers' side of the car you'll have to lift the plastic cover over the engine and look at the MAP sensor located at the passengers' end of the plastic cover (black in color and held in place by plastic clips--making up the entire MAP sensor assembly). There are three wires connected to th…e MAP sensor. Remove the wire assembly first. The MAP sensor is removed by twisting it counter clockwise (a small pair of channel locks might assist in removing it). There is a large spring just under the MAP sensor that pushes down on the PCV valve. Remove the MAP sensor and spring and then you can access the PCV valve. You might need a pair of plyers to remove the PCV valve. Installation of the MAP sensor assembly is done by replacing the spring, putting the MAP sensor assembly on the spring, assure the assembly is in the counterclockwise position and twisting it clockwise to reinstall. ( Full Answer )
That's a very good question, please Can someone answer it or is it that uncommon of a thing. 96Buick regal custom 3.1 Headlights are off when you have parking brake on and turn ignition over, but after you lift parking brake the only way to turn off the lights is to turn off the ignition fully.
The 1998 Buick Regal wiper blade sizes are 22" wiper blades on both sides front. Do not buy by length-only however. See the Sources and Related Links section below for more information. Since there are over 22 different wiper arm attachments - be sure to lookup exact wiper blade part numbers by veh…icle make, model and year for the brand wiper you decide to purchase. This ensures correct length AND correct attachment. ( Full Answer )