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My steering tightens up while driving

It will respond when I apply brakes so I park and turn it of then I can drive again

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SOURCE: 1995 Buick Park Ave. Brake light remains ON and chimes on driving

The problem is the car think the park brake is on (intermittently). I would check the park brake switch, perhaps it's loose, or perhaps the park brake is pushed down to the first "click" spot. Also check the wiring connection to the switch, and the wiring nearby. Good luck!

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 ford f150 lariat - won't shift out of park

It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake lights wnt wrk when pushing dwn brake, but park lights do

As cadman mention to check the fuse, and if there ok check your brake light switch along the brake peddle arm. Before you doany of that, turn your hazard light on to make sure that all your light's are not burnt out. Good luck

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Parking brake petal goes to floor

you either have air in the brake lines, a cracked brake line, or low of brake fluid... either way you will need to bleed the brakes

have you had the brake pads changed recently?

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Park Avenue shut off while driving

fuel pressure regulator!! located onear the fuel rail. next time after it stops , pull the vacuum line off the fuel pressure regulator. if gas comes out the vacuum line its the regulator. easy to fix , only need a snapring pliers. part is about $50 bucks.. richie

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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Adjustable wrench
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    Instructions

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    Disconnect the pitman arm from the steering box from underneath the front of the vehicle by turning the holding bolt in a counterclockwise direction with an adjustable wrench. Place a pitman arm puller (available at auto parts stores) over the pitman arm and tighten the nut on the puller in a clockwise direction with an adjustable wrench until the pitman arm loosens from the steering box shaft. Remove the pitman arm and the puller.

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