I have a 2002 Buick Park Avenue. And I have several questions.
The car has 74,000 miles on it, I bought it with 35Kon it. I do a lot of driving because I love the car so much. Im a very spirited driver and bought it while working for the dealer. I do a lot of fast conering. And I got the model with special suspension to handle it. I do a lot of HOURS ON END driving. A lot of full throttle acceleration as well.
Now I am a nurse so I am ALWAYS working. And have let the cars basic maintence go down hill. And Im having a issue. And wondering if basic maintence will fix it. I pamper the inside and outside with exspensive cleaning products and often clenaing. But the engine and what not I dont have the time to do. Or they are closed when I get home. Working for the dealer I know its terrible. Btu I do it.
1- The car is losing some power.
2- The brakes are pulsating when slowing down now. And never did before. If I get them washed it will stop it. But it comes back.
3- After long LONG extended use the car starts whining. AT a idle it whines. And I cant figure out exactly WHY its whining but it does. It actually sounds like the belt is slightly whining. Then I think maybe the air filter is whining. The car rides fine. And the engine and everything sounds fine. Another thing I noticed is if I stop it from a dead stop even after running for 5 minutes it will whine.
Someone told me that the belt needs to be changed. And because of how much I beat the engine it could be getting lose and whining more, ESP more after romping the motor because of the heat and stretching.
I was also told the filter is clogged. But then why doesnt it do it all the time.
What do you think this whine could be? The steering sounds fine, and feels fine. And it doesnt do it when turning or anything. I know what power steering motors sound like its definately not that. Oh well
1- the whining sound after heavy use
2- the pulsating brakes ( also the brake light blinks now if I slam on my brakes)
they are my two problems.
Monday, January 9th, 2006 AT 11:30 PM