Buick Park Avenue Repair and Maintenance

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

Buick Park Avenue Problems

Engine Control Module (ECM) Can Fail

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling and various other engine & transmission drivability concerns.

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.

Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshift Position Sensor Failure

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.

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Buick Park Avenue Questions

The engine is not firing (1 answer)

Car was running but needed a water pump and intake gaskets UT after it was put back together it is not getting any fire to spark plugs

How can I test the blower control module? (1 answer)

Installed new blower after old one seized. New blower would not activate. Also replaced burned BCM connector. Still no blower activity. blower works when bypassing BCM with jumper wire. Gray/black wire shows 7.9V at all fan speed settings.

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...

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Buick Park Avenue Recalls

Recall 04V090000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3800 V6 (L36) ENGINES AND CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, THE REGULATORS HAVE A MUCH HIGHER THAN USUAL RATE OF FUEL LEAKS. A LEAK CAN ALLOW FUEL TO ENTER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THROUGH A VACUUM LINE. IF THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHEN CRANKED, T...
Recall 02V328000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE EMERGENCY TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE MAY BE INSTALLED OR FORCED OUT OF THE PROPER POSITION.
Buick Recalls 2000-2001 Park Avenues Due to Faulty Wiper System Operation

Due to a system "latch up" condition, the windshield wipers may not operate in both low and high speeds. A compromised wiper system may result in poor visibility. Dealers will replace the wiper motor cover, which contains the microprocessor for the wiper motor.

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Buick Park Avenue Reviews

Ive owned two buick park avenues. A 1994 and a 1995. Both beautiful cars. Such a smooth drive, gets great gas mileage for the size of the car, V6 engine, and so much space to spread out compared to newer cars. My dad got the first one for me and my brothers for its extremely large engine and strong frame for more protection if we ever got in a car crash. Great for teen drivers. Both buicks h...
Hi: I own a 1991 Buick Park Ave Base Model 3.8 V6 engine, I had problems with the car cutting off while driving. I went to several mechanics this is everything I had changed and the problem still existed. Mass airflow sensor, Coolant temperature sensor, Crank shaft sensor, Idle control valve sensor, Fuel pump relay, Fuel pump, Fuel pump strainer, Fuel pump filter, Throttle body cleaned 100%, Sp...
rear shocks and onboard air compressor failed around 110,000 mi. Transmission failed at 182,000 mi. Digital hvac display went dark at around 130,00 mi. You tube video showed me how to repair by removing unit and re-soldering 4 cold soldered resistors, still working fine at 225,000 mi. Steering wheel position sensor replaced at 190,000 mi. Engine and supercharger have remained trouble free ...

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