1993 Buick Park Avenue Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1993 Buick Park Avenue as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.


The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil and/or coolant leak. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gasket replaced to correct this issue.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling and various other engine & transmission drivability concerns.

The mode and temperature door actuators may fail causing improper air flow or temperature output from the heating and AC (HVAC) system.

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.

The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted as necessary.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

The fuel pump can fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians highly recommend to replace your fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

If the ABS light on the instrument panel illuminates, our technicians recommend checking the brake lamps first. It could indicate that a brake light is not working or has burned out.

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.