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1998 Buick Regal Problems

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Most Common 1998 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 1998 Buick Regal Brakes Problems

2 Known 1998 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...

6 Known 1998 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.
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or switch. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the exact cause.

7 Known 1998 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 1998 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 ...

3 Known 1998 Buick Regal Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The display on the heater and AC control panel may become dim or go completely blank. Our technicians tell us the control panel must be replaced to correct this fault.
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 1998 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 1998 Buick Regal Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1998 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 1998 Buick Regal Problems & Complaints

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 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.
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
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 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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
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...
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or switch. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the exact cause.
The display on the heater and AC control panel may become dim or go completely blank. Our technicians tell us the control panel must be replaced to correct this fault.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
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 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 ...
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...
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