Question about 1998 Buick Park Avenue
I recently bought a 1998 Park Ave with only 75K miles, but almost immediately had trouble with the driver's power window. One day, it just didn't work. The next day, it worked fine. Then it started working slowly, then not at all. I took it to my mechanic, an honest fellow who tried a cheap fix, lubing it up and bending a few things here and there. This worked for a day, then it failed again. He fixed it again (free of charge), it worked for a few days and has now quit again. (It goes down a little, squeaking loudly, and then stops. Luckily, so far it still goes back up.) He tells me the regulator is failing, but that Buick does not sell it separately, and the whole window assembly is nearly $600. Is there any cheaper fix for the problem than this? Can I find a regulator separately, or maybe the whole assembly used? Any other options?
Your mech. is right they only sell the regulator assy, have you thought of a wrecking yard? I have had good luck with used regulators, as a rule they last the life of the car. There are many GM years and models that may use that same regulator, the yard can cross reference it for you, you can go on line and find used parts with any search engine, just type in "used window regulators". Good luck
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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