1998 Buick Regal Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Buick Regal

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

 

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.

The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

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Car was running normally, wouldnt crank or even turn over at all. Everything else is fine. Just cant seem to find a 4.750 resistor. Looked at all radio shacks. They keep asking for wattage. I dont know how to find or figure out the wattage for a 4.750 resistor.

A few months ago, I wasn't able to change the direction of the air flow coming from the dashboard. The only direction it comes from is up my windshield. And now just a couple weeks ago, I would have my air flow on high, then while driving it would suddenly stop to nothing, so I would turn the...

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GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL, MY 1998-2003 CHEVROLET LUMINA, MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA, MY 1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, MY 1997-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L V6 NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH D...GM IS RECALLING 207,542 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL AND PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L SUPERCHARGED V-6 ENGINE. THESE VEHICLES HAVE HIGHER FRONT ROCKER COVER GASKET TEMPERATURES, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR EARLIER DEGRADATION OF THE FRONT ROCKER COVER GASKET AND EVENTUAL OIL SEEPAGE.CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

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Good car, know what to expect. This is a 15 year old GM product. To put it in perspective, my previous car was a 45 year old GM with higher mileage and LESS problems than this. Mechanically it's very sound. The three big issues tend to be gaskets, grounding issues and interior quality. If you buy one of these, expect to find a few interior parts (dirt cheap as regals are common enough to pop up...

I brought my 1998 Regal GS from a used car lot. In 2011 I haven't had any major problems until now 2014. The engine light kept coming on after having all the maintence done on the car. I wouldn't pass emission until I took it to a mechanice and it finally passed emission. After getting the car out the shop 1 week later the engine light come back on so I parked it. Three hours later I went to pu...

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