1996 Buick Park Avenue Problem Reports

Most Reported 1996 Buick Park Avenue Problem Reports

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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 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.

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 transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

The steering rack may fail causing a loss of power steering fluid as a result the steering may become hard to turn.

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

 

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.

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

The ABS brake pressure modulator valve can fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

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

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

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.