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1998 Buick Park Avenue fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 222000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle problems with start up/ vehicle fire in engine compartment. The battery had gone dead overnight. (prior to the day of the incident, the battery appeared to be charged) the engine exploded as soon as the key was turned on. There was slippage in the transmission. The intake plentium, fuel rail, the ignition wires, 2 injectors, engine cover shield, oil filler cap, map sensor, PCV cover, and the battery all were replaced.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 242002

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
'98 park ave 4dr. Engine backfired, lucky to get it started it sound like a hot-rod, but did not catch on fire, we replaced the fuel pressure regulator (diaphragm ruptured)$750. We also, drove it home about 50 miles. I'd also like to add that we would not have drove it home with our 1 year old son if we knew that it was a potentially dangerous fire hazard. Thanks!

- Blackwell, MO, USA

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