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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
136,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1999 Buick Park Avenue transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062013

Park Avenue 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


When the car starts to get warm and you need to do a lot of sudden stops or heavy braking (i.e. rush hour traffic in Arizona) the car starts to shift hard and almost jerk forward on up-shifts. I have not had a problem down-shifting however. When the car starts doing that, I can turn it off and let it set for about 5 minutes, and restart it and the problem stops. I've been told the problem could be the shift solenoid in the transmission

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Park Avenue 3.8L 3800 Series

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles

The transmission starts shifting very hard after the car warms up and jerks hard. Its also now whining very loud. Does anyone have this problem or know how to fix it??

- , Celina, OH, USA

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