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1996 Buick Regal Problems

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Most Common 1996 Buick Regal Problems

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
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0 Known 1996 Buick Regal Brakes Problems

3 Known 1996 Buick Regal Drive Train Problems

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 contr...
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 com...
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 r...

1 Known 1996 Buick Regal Electrical & Lights Problem

One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.

9 Known 1996 Buick Regal Engine Problems

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.
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.

1 Known 1996 Buick Regal Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

1 Known 1996 Buick Regal Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 1996 Buick Regal Maintenance Problem

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

0 Known 1996 Buick Regal Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 1996 Buick Regal Suspension & Steering Problem

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

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Known 1996 Buick Regal Problems & Complaints

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell ...
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.
The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
The serpentine belt tensioner pulley may wear out. Our technicians tell us that in order to get a new pulley from General Motors you must purchase a complete belt tensioner assembly.
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 contr...
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct ...
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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 r...
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 com...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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