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1999 buick regal. I know you have heard this many times before but here it goes again. My regal usually shuts off while driving but starts back up on it's own and runs without pulling over and restarting. But this time it shut off and wouldn't start. Turn the key and it acts like you are trying to start it in drive. The idiot lights go out in start position and on in run position. If you let it sit for a while, it will turn over and start. Now a new twist. When it does start, the anti lock light and the trac control light come on and as long as those lights are on, it won't come out of park. I have checked as many grounds as I could find and I have heard many stories about the key,ignition switch, BCM,alt voltage, relay,etc.Can anyone really tell me where to start?

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The “ABS” (antilock breaking systems) light will “light” when there is a malfunction in the braking system. The fault code is then stored in the computer. The computer must be scanned to retrieve these stored faults to pinpoint the malfunctioning component.Your ABS system may not be functioning. Most probably the error code will be code C1214. Yes, this ABS code C1214 description does sound fairly harmless. A relay is usually a very inexpensive part to replace. The problem is that the system relay is integral to the EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module). The diagnostic chart for this code is pretty straight forward. A couple of function tests with the scanner, and a few resistance checks with the volt / ohm meter. The EBCM is usually the cause. Replacement of the unit is a little tricky. It is located on top of the frame rail where the front and left ( driver side ) come together. It is bolted to the ABS valve assemebly. Removal of the left side inner fender shield, and some TORX sockets are needed. toget car scanned at diagnosis center to get error codes, At diagnosis center you will receive the error code.As perthe error code it will detect the exact faulty part in the car due to which theproblem is occurring.For more help :--- at www.autozone.com its absolutely freeto get car scanned.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2010

  • smacarat5_7 Jul 10, 2010

    This may be the cause of the anti lock problem but will this also shut the car off and cause it not to restart? Thanks.

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