1997 Buick Park Avenue Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Buick Park Avenue

1997 Buick Park Avenue Problems

Mode/Temperature Door Actuators May Fail

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

Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

Engine Runs Lean Due to Vacuum Leak in EGR Tube

The EGR tube may develop an engine vacuum leak causing the engine to run lean. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Questions

The ticking sound is in the transmission. What could it be? (1 answer)

Update: Pushrod I have an update on my 1997 Park Avenue, engine compartment ticking sound. My mechanic could not make a definitive diagnose, so he asked the mechanic next store that works on transmissions and he said it could be a hairline crack in the fly wheel, is that possible? Please let me k...

I have a ticking sound coming from the engine compartment, but I'm sure it is not the motor itself. (1 answer)

The ticking sound is almost non existent when in neutral, but once in gear the ticking is much more pronounced. It's not loud and isn't always present. It comes and goes but always comes back. I hear it more when a car pulls up along side of me. What do you think it is. Today the mechanic...

Battery keep going dead y is dat (1 answer)

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Recalls

Recall 00V117000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE FRONT SEAT SHOULDER BELTS THAT MAY TWIST, ALLOWING THE WEBBING TO BECOME JAMMED IN THE RETRACTOR.
Recall 97V064000
THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL MODULE OR THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE AND TRACTION CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) TO CYCLE DURING A NON-ABS BRAKE APPLICATION.
Recall 97V036000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH CENTER REAR SEAT BELT ANCHOR BOLTS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Reviews

2001 Buick Park Avenue- Bought new for wife- she bought another car and now I drive it.. Quite a step up from an El Camino which I still own. Only concern is a coolant leak over by the right front tire. Please note tthat photo is NOT the same car..
For over 150000 miles, it's a great car. Couple of issues. Had to replace rear tranny mount. very difficult. Now for some reason trunk won't open. However, very nice big car feel with lots of power and great handling (Ultra)

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