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1997 Buick Regal Problems

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Most Common 1997 Buick Regal Problems

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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.
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0 Known 1997 Buick Regal Brakes Problems

2 Known 1997 Buick Regal Drive Train Problems

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...

3 Known 1997 Buick Regal Electrical & Lights Problems

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...

10 Known 1997 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.

2 Known 1997 Buick Regal Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube which connects the EGR valve to the intake manifold may develop an engine vacuum leak, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate with code P0171 and/or P...
The crankshaft position sensor, ignition module, and/or powertrain control module (PCM) may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light with ignition system related fault codes stored ...

1 Known 1997 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 1997 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 1997 Buick Regal Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1997 Buick Regal Suspension & Steering Problems

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

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Known 1997 Buick Regal Problems & Complaints

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.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
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