1996 BUICK REGAL IS RUNNING BAD THE IDLE IS ROUGH SOUNDING AND SOUNDS LIKE IT IS MISSING. BUT AT NIGHT THE DASH LIGHT WENT VERY DIM UNTIL I WOULDPUSH ON GAS PEDAL,WHENCAR WAS IDLEING I PUSHED DOWN ON SPARKPLUG WIRES TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON GOOD ONE WIRE I TOUCH I GOT SHOCKED PRETTY GOOD.SO TELL ME WHAT IS THE PROBLEM HERE.
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Re: CAR NOT RUNNING GOOD
Sounds like a bad alternator,...have that checked out as well as the ground on your battery and frame. And you shouldnt have gotten shocked by grabbing one of the wires goin to the spark plugs....that means your wires are bad, the insulation is cracked around them causing it to possibly short out causing it to missfire.....replace wires n spark plugs....might as well just give it a tune up.
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plugs and or wires.
for some reason the spark is jumping out of the wire or plug.
the plug insulater may have a crack in it.
also use a carb spray to clean out the throttle body at the throttle plate.
all the black carbon will build up around the throttle plate and restrick airflow at an idle position.
Sounds like your car is overheating. If you have a temp gauge it should show that. If you just have an idiot light, by the time it comes on it's already too hot to operate. AFTER the car is cooled down, open the radiator cap to see how much coolant has been lost. Chances are there is alot missing. Add WATER (no sense in adding coolant if it's going to leak out) and idle the car at home. Look underneath as it warms up to find where the leak is.
i had one do about the same thing it also affected the headlights / dash and running lights what was found was broken wires by the passenger side trunk hinge the wires are in a flexable wire covering that runs from fender by the hinge up to the tail light lisc plate light wires were broken in there prob. from wear and tear
This car must have many miles on it?? And not cared for! Never mind Check for vaccum leaks first. Then , at night, fire it up and look for sparks. No sparks, with a spray bottle dampen the ignition, this should lead you to the prob. Frankster016