1997 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

1997 Buick Park Avenue Manual

1997 Buick Park Avenue manual table of contents:

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    The 1997 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual 1-1 2-1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the "SRS" system. Features and Controls This section explains how to start and operate your Buick. 3-1 Comfort ...
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    GM GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem and the name PARK AVENUE are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the timeit was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after ...
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    ... automotive industry. William C. Durant was instrumental in promoting Buicks across the country using his Durant-Dort...called it General Motors. WalterMarr and Thomas Buick Buick's chief engineer, Walter Marr ..., refinanced and moved from Detroit to Flint. Buick has always been a product innovator....
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    ...endurance and reliability were world famous. I, The success of Buick engines was visible not only on During World War Buick ... and around the world. Buick was the only car to by the French government. complete a 1,000-mile Chicago-to-New York race in 1906. And a Buick was the carto travel across first...
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    In World War 11, Buick built aircraft engines, tanks and other military hardware. This post-war period brought great styling and ... era. I953 Skylark 1949 Roadmaster Motor Trend magazine namedthe 1962 Buick Special "Car of the Year." The first production V-6 engine was used ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...; Buick Motor Division Our mission is simple: "Buick will provide Premium American Motorcars backed with services that exceed our customers' expectations, throughout the purchase, ownership, service and repurchase experience." Buicks are SUBSTANTIAL. Buicks are ...
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    ... their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly. These mean there something that could ...
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    .... But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same ...
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    ...: COOLANT TEMP DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS 6 WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER I-1 FUSE BAlTERY CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHTER a FASTEN SEAT BELTS BRAKE (a) HORN )tr COOLANT POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING * ' LAMPS . ' * - 0 WINDOW...
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    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your Buick and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-8 1-12 1-13 1-...
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    ...front of the seat cushion by holding the front part of the horizontal control up or down. Raise or lower the rear of the seat cushion by holding the rear part of the horizontal control up or down. Raise or lower the entire seat cushion by holding the whole control...
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    .... Adjust both outside mirrors to suit you. See "Outside Mirrors" in the Index. 0 Memory Seat and Mirrors (Option) If your Buick has this option, the control on the driver's door armrest looks like this: You can use this memory function to ...
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    .... The EXIT button allows for easy exit from the vehicle. Push and release the EXITbutton while in PARK (P) and the seat will move all the way back. You will hear... programmed exit position or does not move at all. For memory seat and mirror recall programming instructions, see "DIC...
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    ... warms the seatback and cushion until the seat nears body temperature. The HI setting heats the seat to a slightly higher temperature. A telltale light in the control reminds you ...seatbacks can be adjusted by pressing the vertical control located on the side of the seat. Push it forward to bring ...
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    ... beltscan't do theirjob when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job. In a crash you could go into it,... injuries. The lapbelt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could ...
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    ...positions for the front seathead restraints and three different positions for the rear seat head restraints. Adjust either head restraint by grasping ... a crash. When you move a front seat head restraint up or down, the shoulder belt height changes. On some models, the head restraints tilt forward and...
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    ...: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells... you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), ... any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone inyour...
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    Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index.) Why Safety BeltsWork When you ride in ... and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in ...
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop.
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-11
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    ... are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for salehas required the use of safety belts. Even if...
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    ... about safety belts and children.And there are different rulesfor smaller children and babies.If a child will be riding in your Buick, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. First, ...
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    ... atyour abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. shoulder belt should go The over the shoulderand across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a ...
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    ... Height Adjuster When you move a front seat head restraint, the shoulder belt height changes. "Head Restraints" ...You can be seriously hurt if your shoulc r belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move ... belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. Itwon't give nearly ...
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    ... with this? I You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. a crash, In the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckleyour belt into the buckle ...
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    ...if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move far forward, which would ...the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to ... like your liver or spleen. L A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. Itshould be worn over the...
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    ...wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a is twisted, belt make it straightso it can work properly, or ask your dealer to it. fix I 1 I I I I 1 I I 1 I J A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-18
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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all ... injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button the buckle. on ... you slam the door it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    .... All air bags are designed to work with safety belts,but don't replace them. Air bags ...buckling your lap-shoulder belt. If you find that the latch plate will not go fully into ...(SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or air bag system. Your Buick has two air bags -- one air...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... checks air bag electrical system for the malfunctions. Thelight tells you if there is anelectrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the... small children. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, seethe part of this manual called "Children" ...
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    How the Air Bag System Works I The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where are the air bags? The driver's air bagis in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-22
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    .... If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. In any particular crash, no ...
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    ... inflates, there dust in the air. is This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history asthma or other of breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ...as it is safedo so. to If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air...
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    ... records information about the readinessof the system, when the sensors are activated and driver's safety belt usage at deployment. ... only qualified technicians work on your air bag system. Improper service can mean that ... bag, the bag may not work properly. You may haveto replace the air bag module...
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    ... your vehicle. You don't want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your Buick dealer and the Park Avenue Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt... pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt ...
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    ... show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashesthan those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who ... they can strike others in thevehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. ...
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    ...buckle, the tilt latch plate and keep pullinguntil you can buckle it. Pull up on the latchplate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the endof this section. Make sure the release button on thebuckle ...
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    ... forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should against your body. fit The lap partof the belt should be worn ...even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across chest. These partsof the the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 1-30
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    There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown ..., the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck head. and 1. Remove the guide from its storage pocket on the side of the seatback. ...
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    ... the belt.The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted andit lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-32
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    ...- 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... will suddenly become a 2404b. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would bealmost impossible to hold. Secure the baby inan infant restraint. Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weighmuch until a crash. During a ...
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    ... itself or in a booklet, orboth. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also ... inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint in the rear seat. You may, ... front passenger seat as far back as it will go. Or, secure the child restraint in the rear seat. 1-35
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    ...in the center frontseat. It's alwaysbetter to secure a child restraint inthe rear seat. You may, however, secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front passenger seat, but only with ...to havean anchor installed, you can ask your Buick dealer to put it in for you. If you want to...
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    ... Or, you may install the anchor yourself using the instructions provided in the kit. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. ...
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    ... the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5 . Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-38
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    ... Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position You'll be using the lapbelt. 6. To tighten the belt, pull ... to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and ...allthe way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for adult an or larger ...
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    ... and pulling it along the belt. 2 . Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint....so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had... restraint. 3. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. 4. Run the vehicle's safety belt...
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    ... in the Right Front Seat Position To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Your ... very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rearfacing child restraint in the rear seat. 1-41
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    You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if ...Seats" in the Index.) 2. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 3. Secure the child in the child ...so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had ...
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    ... the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it goback all the way.The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.
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    ... choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. ... are safer if they are restrained in therear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. Children who aren't buckled up...
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    ...child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides'' in theIndex. If the child is so small ...
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    [I A CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child issitting in a seat that a has lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wearsthe belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force wouldthen be ...
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    ... it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If you've had a crash, do you need new belts?.... Collision damage also may mean you will need to have safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be...
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    ... many standard and optional features on your Buick,and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also ...In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater Automatic Transaxle Operation Parking Brake Shifting Into PARK (P) Shifting Out of PARK (P) Parking Over Things ThatBurn 2-3 ...
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    ... killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in vehicle with young children. a Your Park Avenue has a two key system, one key is the master and theother is a valet key.
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    ... well as all door locks and storage compartments. When a new Park Avenue is delivered, the dealer removes the plugs from the keys, gives them to the and first owner. However, if the...ignition keys don't have plugs, go to your Buick dealer forthe correct key code if you need a new ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... if the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you ... vehicle. -- -- To lock the door from the inside, move the lock control on the door handle forward. To unlock the door, move the lock control on the door handle toward the rear of the vehicle. There are several ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    .... will Door Ajar Reminder(If Equipped) If your Park Avenue is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), a door is fully and not closed, the DICwill display ... need to lock your doors before f shifting out of PARK (P), just use the manual or power lock buttonto lock the doors. ...
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    ... All doors automatically lock when shifted out of PARK (P). No automatic door unlock. All doors automatically lock when shifted out of PARK (P). Only the driver's door automatically unlocks ...All doors automatically lock when shifted out of PARK (P). All doors automatically unlock when shifted ...
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    ... these security locks work, and how to cancel the locks. LOCK SET LEVER ON BOTH REAR DOORS Your Buick is equipped with rear door security locks thathelp prevent passengers from ... doors of your vehicle from the inside. To cancel the rear door security lock: 1. Unlock the door from the inside ...
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    Lockout Protection The power door locks will not work if the key is left in the ignition, the ... close the door. Your remote keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal ... supplied with your vehicle. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to ...
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    ...ignition is on,but only while in PARK (P). Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See the instructions that follow. Check the distance. ...and try again. If you're still having trouble, see your Buick dealer or a qualified technician for service. 0 0 Instant Alarm When the button...
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    ... memory door locks, security feedback, delayed locking and perimeter lighting. See each feature ... also personalize your comfort control temperature, mode and fan settings. See "Comfort ... System The remote keyless entry transmitter will arm the theft-deterrent system whenever the doors are closed and...
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    Security Feedback This provides feedback to the driver when the vehicle receives a command from the remote keyless entry transmitter. The following ...to a different mode according to the user's preference. To change to another mode: Security Feedback 1. Press and hold the power door lock switch on...
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    ... Vehicle Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your ...two seconds If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be will override this feature. purchased through ... be matched. Once your dealer has coded the 1. Press and hold the power door ...
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    ...a pencil to remove the old battery. Do not use a metalobject. 3. Remove and replace thebattery as the instructions under the cover indicate. 4. Snap... flash once. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these...
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    ... column to release the trunk lid. The trunk will open ifthe transaxle is in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and the trunk release lockout is in the unlocked ... entry transmitter will open trunk the when the ignitionis on or off and the vehicleis in PARK, even if the trunk releaselockout is activated. 2-14
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    ...0 Make sure all windows are shut. 0 Tbrn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed ...big business, especiallyin some cities. of Although your Buick has a number theft-deterrent we features... locked. And remember to lock the doors. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all ...
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    Parking Lots If you park in alot where someone will be watching your vehicle, it's best to ... approximately 30 seconds. The alarm is not armed until the SECURITY light goes off. Give ...-Deterrent Your Buick is equipped with a Content Theft-Deterrent alarm system. With this system, the SECURITY light ...
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    ..., or with the remote keyless entry transmitter. and 3. Get outof the car, close the door wait for the SECURITY light togo out. 4. Then reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock and open the door. This should set ...
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    ... needs service. If your vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty. See your Buick dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key I11 to have a new ... are lost or do not operate, you must see your Buick dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key I11 to have keys made ...
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    ... forservice. A cle "Break-In" NOTICE: Your modern Buick doesn't need elaborate an "break-in." But it will perform ...Your PASS-Key I11 system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your Buick dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key I11 system atthis time.
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    ... the gear shift indicator. The cluster will also activate the parking brake light when the parkingbrake is set. Use OFF if you must ... in motion while the engine is not running. C I D - E 1 RUN (D): This is an on position that the switch returns to after you start yourengine and release theswitch...
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    ... switch.If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. NOTICE: Don't try to shift to PARK (P) if your Buick is moving. If you do, you could damage the transaxle. Shift to PARK (P) only whenyour vehicle isstopped. 1. Without pushing the ...
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    ...Your engine is designedto work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts oraccessories, you... have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your... help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm...
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    ..., and some other things. Instead of trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your Buick dealer in the area where you'll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area. Automatic Transaxle ...
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    ... dangerous to get out your vehicle if the of shift lever is not fully PARK (P) with the in parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t ...€ in Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) range before starting the engine. Your Buick has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...accelerator all the way down. Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is “racingମ. people or objects. Don’tshift out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing... to your transaxle caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn’t covered...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your... you even more power (but lower fuel economy) thanSECOND (2). You can use it... transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to holdyour vehicle in position on hill. a (a) 2-26
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    Parking Brake Your Park Avenue has a PUSH TO RELEASE parking brake pedal. To set the parking brake, hold the ..., and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any hill, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. That part shows what to do first to ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever isnot fully in PARK (P) with the parking brakefirmly set. Your vehiclecan roll. If you have left the .... 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into the PARK (P) position as follows:...
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    ... could move is (P) suddenly if the shift lever not fully in PARK with the parking brake firmly set. And, if.... After you've moved theshift lever into the PARK (P) position, hold the regular brake pedal down. ... if you can move the shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pulling it toward you. If ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... parking brake andthen shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver's seat. To find out how, see "Shifting Into PARK (P)" in the Index. When you are ready ... can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). Shifting Out of PARK (P) Your Buick has a brake-transaxle shift ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers,leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn. Engine exhaust can kill. It ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... get outyour vehicle if of the shift lever not fully in PARK (P) is with the parking brake firmly set. Your ... on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and (P). move the shift lever to .... Exhaust with a CO can come in easily. NEVER park ina garage with the engine running. Another closed-in...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...passenger window switches. The middle of the switch will light to indicate the window lockout is active. The driver's window controls will still be operable....are delivered programmed to lock out all passenger windows. See your Buick dealer if you choose to have this setting changed to lock out only...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... a comfortable position, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: 0 0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Windshield Wipers and Washer Cruise Control Flash-to-Pass 0 0 2-34
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    .... To signal a lane change, just or lower the lever raise until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change. The lever ..., arrows flash if the at twice the normal rate, may indicate that a signal this bulb may be burned out and other drivers won't see your turn signal...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows don't go on at all... will flash even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear turn signal lamps regularly to make sure they are working. Note: You do not need to add a different flasher. Headlamp High/...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the ..., get new blades or blade inserts. You control the windshield wipers by turning the band marked WIPER....the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... function. NOTICE: This system automatically operates the wipers by monitoring the amount ofmoisture on the windshield. There is a sensor that controls the operation ... mounted toward the passenger's side windshield interior, behind the rearview mirror. The rain sense system is activated by turning...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... morewasher cycles, push and hold the paddle. Cruise Control With cruise control, you can of maintain a speed about 25 mph (... the displaywhen you are low on washer fluid. Cruise controldoes not work at speedsbelow about 25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, thecruise control shuts off. 2-39
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... IA CAUTION: If you leave your cruise control you're not using cruise, might hit a button ...control switch until you want to use it. off 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise...
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    ... it. The CRUISE light on the instrument panel will come on. Resuming a Set Speed Setting the cruise control ... the brake will end the cruise control function. Once you're going about 25 mph .../h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to WA (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed: Use the accelerator pedal to go to a higher speed. ... vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 kmk) faster. The accelerate feature will only work after you have set the cruise control speed by pushing the SET button. 2-42
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use ... are two ways to turn off the cruise control: Step lightly on the brake pedal, or To slow down in very... the cruise control speed you set earlier. Move the cruise switch to OFF. The CRUISE light will also...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... headlamp knob out to the indent to turn on first to the parking lamps. Pull the knob out further, ... knob all the way back in toturn off the parking and headlamps. Lamps On Reminder Headlamps Taillamps ... Sidemarker Lamps 0 0 If you leave the manual headlamp or parking lamp switch on, remove the key ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... vehicle with the DRL off, shift the transaxle into PARK (P). The DRL will stay off until you ...night when you are parked, turn off the headlamps and move the twilight sentinel control to the left ...DRL are on, only your high-beam headlamps will be on. The parking lamps, taillamps, sidemarker and other ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control Instrument panel light brightness can be adjusted by...Your twilight sentinel anddaytime running lamps work with the light sensor on top of instrument panel.... the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the door will not cancel delayed lighting. 2-46
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...exterior lights flashing when unlocking the vehicle so perimeter lighting will not be active. This feature canbe prograrnmed'on ... lamps will also turn off if you start the engine oractivate the power door locks. 1.... running lamps (high-beams at reduced intensity), parking lamps and back-up lamps will...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    .... 4. Release the door lock switch. The perimeter lighting feature is now on. Turn on thefront seat reading lamps by pressing the switch ... Press the switch again to turn them off. The driver's switch controls the driver and center lamps. The passenger switch controls the passenger side lamp. 2-48
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... theheadlamp switch off and then back on. To turn on therear seat reading lamp, press the switch above that rear door. To turn off the ...displays during daylight while headlamps are your on. This feature operates with the light sensor for the twilight sentinel and is fully automatic. When...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Mirrors Inside Manual Daymight Rearview Mirror Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) When you are ... tab forward for daytime use; push it back for night use. Your Buick may have an automatic electrochromic dayhight rearview mirror. This mirror automatically changes to reduce glare ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... turn on the at automatic feature. The button an indicator light to has again to turn the show itis ... changing of the mirroras you drive under lights and through traffic. Reverse Gear ... glass cleaner to clean the photocells when necessary. This mirror automatically changes reduce glare when to set ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...M: This turns on the dayhight portion of the mirror to automatically reduce glare. 1. Set the switch on the mirror control to C/M. 2. Turn the vehicle ignition switch on. If the letter C is not displayed in the mirror compass window, hold the CAL ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... to cause false compass readings. If this happens, follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location: 1. Find your ... map. Note your zone number. 2. Hold in the CAL switch (on the bottom of the mirror housing) for fiveseconds until the current zone entry number appears on the...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... your vehicle and the area behind your vehicle. If your Park Avenue is equipped with the optional memory seat and mirrorsfeature, these mirror positions, along with the driverମ. memory. See “Memory Seat and Mirrors” in the Index. Your Buick has an electric mirror control located on ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is convex. A convex mirror's surface ... option, the driver's side outside mirror will adjust for theglare of headlamps behind you. This feature is controlled ... heated when you activate the rear window defogger. 1 A convex mirror can make things ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... located in the headliner near the reading lamps. The followingchart and instructions will help you install your garage door opener i ... garage door opener. If your unit does not appear on the chart, you will have to t y different adapter number and r location combinations. 1. Push the extended tab (...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Name CHAMBERLAIN 3 CRUSADER9 GENIE GENIE Your Garage Door Transmitter Button Model G-3684 1 -BUTTON AT85 AT90 MAT85 GENIE 1 1 I Vehicle Console Door Position For Adapter(s) Adapter@) I Number O f 4 1 1 5 F LINEAR I Your GarageDoorTransmitter I VehicleConsoleDoor I 8 5 5 1 4 4 6 MAT90 6...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Your Garage Door Transmitter Model Name 9 1 832 I Vehicle Console Door Position For Number Of Adapter@) Adapter(s) Button PULSAR I I PULSAR PULSAR I 3 1 833 I I 2 1 2 I I I I 3 9 3. I 1 I 3 3 3 I DOOR OVERHEAD DOOR OVERHEAD DOOR PULSAR PULSAR SEARS I I 832c 833B PDX-9921 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... have a fold-down armrest between the front seats that opens into a storage area. To open it... removable coinholder a and the garage door opener securely inside the console. storage area for cassette tapes... button. If your garage dooropener doesn't work after it is installed, try another combination....
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... (If Equipped) Rear Storage Armrest Your Park Avenue may have a center console that opens to two storage compartments. This console has two cupholders that .... See "Auxiliary Power Outlets" in theIndex. Your vehicle's rear seat armrest may containtwo cupholders. To access ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... vehicle may be equipped with a trunk access panel. Pull the rear armrest down, then push down onthe ... ashtray may beremoved for cleaning. To remove, grasp the sides and pull forward. Rear Ashtray To remove the ... falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. The net isn't for larger, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... pop back by itself. Sun Visors Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror NOTICE: If you hold a cigarette lighter in with your ... the visor vanity mirror by pulling up, the lamps turn on. The brightness of the lamps can be adjusted bysliding the switch. The Park Avenue Ultra also has visor vanity mirrors for ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... two power outlets depending on the type of front seat you have. If your front ... or CB radio. Follow the proper installation instructions that are included with the equipment you install. Cellular ... installation of a portable phone. This system will have steering wheel controls for volume only, and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...be opened and closed manually for vent operation. Assist Straps An assist strap over each rear door and... be used to help you get in orout of your Buick. Universal Transmitter(If Equipped) The sunroof switch can be operated in four directions to control sunroof movement. To open the glass panel and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... garage doors and gates, or other devices controlled by radio frequency such as home/office lighting systems. The transmitter will learn and ... and is powered by your vehicle's battery and charging system. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... program the transmitter after repeated attempts, consult your Buick dealer. Be sure to keep your original hand-held ... determine if your garage door opener has this rolling code feature, press the appropriate button on the universal transmitter that wasprogrammed. If the amber light flashes rapidly ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    To program a garage door opener with the rolling code feature, dothe following: 1. Program your hand-... and require assistance, please call your Buick dealer. Erasing Channels To erase all three ... door opener receiver. The exact location and color will vary among brands. 4. Press the training button ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Instrument Panel
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... Control Switch 16. Ignition Switch 17. Driver's Side SRS (Air Bag) 18. Audio System SteeringWheel Controls 8. Audio System 9. Passenger's Side SRS ( A i r Bag) 10. Air Outlet 19. Hood Release 20. Trunk Release 21. Fuel Button 11. Passenger Climate Control
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your Buick is equipped with one of the following instrument panel clusters. It includes indicator w r i g lights and ann gages that are explained on the following pages. Be sure to read about those that apply to ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    TEMPERATURE RANGE UNLEADED FUEL ONLY BRAKE 30# MILES Cluster With DIC (United States version shown, Canada similar)
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...either miles (used inthe United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your Buick has a tamper-resistant odometer.You may wonder what happens if...through the DIC if your vehicle is equipped with this feature. NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area, or engine damage may...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    .... Gages can indicatewhen there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...or comes on when youare driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. If the ..., a chime will sound indicating you need service, and youshould take your Buick to the dealer at once. To save your battery until youget there, turn off ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ..., though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on,there could be ... release fully. If you try to drive off with the parking brake set, a chime will also come on ... the light and chime stay on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. If the light stays on and the chime sounds, turn the ignition to OFF....still stays on and the chime sounds, or the light comes on again while you're driving, your Buick needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn't on...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...Traction Control System" in the Index for more information.) 0 If there's a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the... turn off the engineas soon as possible. The section "Problems on the Road," in this manual explains what to do. See"Engine Overheating" ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) Your Buick is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. 1 NOTICE: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with ... will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel toturn the light off. If none of ... and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. If the LightIs On ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... tells you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure. When this light comes on and stays on,... might have some other oil problem.See your dealer for service. OIL Don't keep drivingif ..., which are normal and don't show a problem. They are: The light comes on when you turn your key ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    .... Fuel Gage Your fuel gage shows about how much fuel isin your tank. I These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle performance or durability. Consult a qualified Buick dealership for necessary repairs to maintain top vehicle performance. The light will ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...HUD shows these images when they are lighted on the instrument panel cluster. Be sure to continue scanning your displays, controls and driving environment just as you would in a ... at your instrument panel, you may not see something important, such as a warning light. 2-82
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... set. Although theHUD image appears to near the be 2. Adjust the seat to your driving position. Slide the front of the vehicle, do not use it as a parking aid. image height adjuster control all the way up, raising the image as far as possible....
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... to change the display between English andmetric units. Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped) Your Park Avenue may beequipped with a Driver Information Center (DIC). The DIC will display information about how yourvehicle is functioning, as well ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... your DRIVER NUMBER. The system will then perform a status check and display any messages if a problem is detected. If there are no problems detected, ... driver the last time the ignition was turned off. If a problem is detected, a diagnostic message will appear in the display. The ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...average fuel economy for the last 25 miles driven, and the fuel remaining in the fuel tank. The RESET button does not function in this mode. Fuel ... low on oil or your oil is not going through the engine properly. See your dealer for service. FUEL INFO Average Fuel Economy:Press...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... TEMPappears in the display. If there are no problems detected with the temperature, COOLANT TEMP NORMALwill ... are normal. If a potential tire pressure problem is detected, the display will show TIRE PRESSURE ...have to reset (calibrate) the Check Tire Pressure System. See “Check Tire Pressure Systemମ.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...suchas memory seats, memory door locks, security feedback, delayed locking and perimeter lighting. ... Keyless Entry transmitter or by pressing the appropriate memory seat control button located onthe driver's ... OIL SOON CHECK TIRE PRESSURES TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM ACTIVE DOORAJAR TRUNK AJAR Pressing...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... option feature programming mode. 1. Turn the ignition on and keepthe transaxle in PARK (P). 2. Inform the DIC which driver you are by pressing ... appropriate memory seat control. 3. Press and hold the ENG/MET button for five seconds. WELCOME TO BUICK OPTION FEATURE will appear in the display. 2-89
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... memory door lock modes when shifting in and out of PARK (P), can be changed through the DIC. You can ...you choose ON for AUTO DOOR LOCKS, and ON for UNLOCK IN PARK, your doors will lock every time you ... time you stop and shift into PARK (P). To change modes: 1. Move the arrow on the display between ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... and you will receive no security feedback when unlocking your vehicle. LIGHTS for UNLOCK FEEDBACK, your... forLOCK FEEDBACK and LIGHTS for UNLOCK FEEDBACK, you will receive no security feedback when locking your ... receive no security feedback when unlocking your vehicle. If you choose LIGHTS + HORN for...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...the DRL lamps (high-beams at reduced intensity), parking lamps and back-up lamps will... Index. You can control activation of this feature by choosing OFF or ON when the PERIMETER LIGHTS choice is displayed on... you must also choose LIGHTS for UNLOCK FEEDBACK while making the security feedback choices. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... In this section, you'll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your Buick. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-2 3-5 3-5 3-6 3-7 3-8 3-8 3-9 3-9 3-10 3-10 3- 14 Comfort Controls ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    .... With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your Buick. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system ... later in this section. Dual Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control Your Buick has the dual automatic comfortemp climate control system. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...side toward the sun. Be careful not to put anything over the sensors on top of the dash. Mode Controls Press the AIR FLOW button to deliver air through the ... display. Fan Button The speed of the blower fan iscontrolled automatically if you have the system set for AUTO. Pressing the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... fresh air to flow through your Buick when the vehicle is moving even with the system in OFF mode. the Manual Operation You may also ... the airflow. VENT: The VENTbutton allows outside air to flow through your Buick without the conditioning air compressor working. Selecting VENT and the AUTO button ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...the full cold position for maximum cooling. If the system is not in theAUTO mode, RECIRC should be ... and thea r temperature from the front defroster will vary. If a manual fan speed setting selected, ... may also adjust the dual automatic comfortemp system manually by pressing the AIR FLOW button until ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... of airflow by moving the louvered vents. You have rear passenger comfortemp outlets that you can use to adjust the direction of the airflow to the rear seating area. The temperature is controlled by the front passenger setting.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... air and recirculated air, is routed through a passenger compartment filter, which is part of a three piece filter system. The filter removes certain particles from .... See "Maintenance Schedule" in the Index for replacement intervals. See your Buick dealer for details on changing the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...or ice fromthe windshield. The,fan speed will vary while in the AUTO mode. If a manual fan speed setting is selected, the fan speed will .... Rear Window Defogger The lines you see on the rear window warm the glass. Press this button to start warming your window. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...your vehicle has this feature, you can control the temperature function by on using the button your ...temperature. The frontseat passenger can control the temperature air in their seating area.Tlus can ...instrument paneltoward warm or cool. If the passenger control has turned on, it can be been turned...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... out what your Delco system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're ... procedure described above. Personal Choice Radio Controls ( fEquipped) I This feature allows two different ... the Radio VOLUME: This knob turns the system on andoff and controls the volume.To increase volume ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    .... P SCAN: Press this button to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to the first preset station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press P SCAN again to stop scanning. The radio will not stop at a preset if the station is weak.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Turn the control behind the lowerknob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances ... a garbledsound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tapeand start over. ElO: The ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    .... If yourradio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. SIDE (5): Press this button to change the side ...least three seconds of silence between each selection for NEXT to work. The sound will mute while seeking. The SEEK left and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    AM-FM Stereo with CassetteTape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) I RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being ... will mute while seeking. Playing the Radio 1 VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... reception, the radio will not stop at the preset station. AUTO SET Press this button and the system will .... Press it again after C & W appears and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB ... use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. 3-15
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ..., the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over...., FADE, BAL,, BASS and TREB controls just as you do forthe radio.... and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may ... an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-16...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...seconds of silence between each selection for PREV to work. The sound will mute while seeking. NEXT ... of silence between each selection for NEXT to work. The sound will mute while seeking. The SEEK ...tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play part of the tape. Press the button again to return ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control(If Equipped) RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall station the being ... sound will mute while seeking. Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... reception, the radio will not stop at the preset station. AUTO SET Press this button and the system will .... Press it again after C & W appears and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB ... use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. 3-19
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. position balances the sound between the speakers. ...: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. ... very hot, the disc may not play and error code may appear on an the display. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system, the disc will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last-selected audio ...Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change what is normally shown on the display (station or time), press the RECALL button until you see the display you want, then hold theRECALL button until the displayflashes. If you press the button ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The.... Press it again after C & W appears and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB... use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. 3-23
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 44 (3): Press this button to reverse the tape .... (4): Press this buttonto advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return ... a disc are installed, the system will first go to tape play; TAPE SIDE and an arrow ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and an error code may appear on the display. When things get back to ... error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... with a disc in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system, the disc will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last-selected audio source. Also, as a protection feature, if a CD isejected and left in the...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...cm) canbe played only with specially designed trays. If you load a disc with the label side up, the disc will not play and an error will occur. Gently ...trays. Load the trays from bottom totop, placing a disc on the label side down. tray Once you have loaded the discs in...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    All of the CD functions are controlled by the radio buttons except for ejecting the magazine. Whenever a CD magazine with discs is loaded... the changer. The CDchanger will send anerror message to the receiver to indicate: E30: Disc Loaded Incorrectly (label side up) E34: CD Changer Door Open E 3 5 CD...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... dealer. If your radio displays an error number other than the error codes listed previously, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Playing a Compact Disc PREV (1): Press this button to go to the start of the current track, if more than ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... HRS to make the first one or two digits agree with your code. Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow, explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system. It is recommended that you readthrough all ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... radio is now operable and secure. If you enter the wrong code eight times,INOP ... radio is The display will show ---, no longer secured. If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the display. The radio will remain secured until the correct code is entered. When battery power is removed and...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... your vehicle has feature, you 'can this control certain radio functions using the buttonson ...wheel. Some steering wheel controls may operate climate controls. See "Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control" earlier in this section. SCAN: Press this button to scan the stationspreset on your ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...avoid hearing loss or damage: 0 0 Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting. Increase volume slowly ...you ever get it. -- -- Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage fromloud noise is almost ...your hearing. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe sound level...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... cassette turn. A scrubbing action cleaning cassette is available through your Buick dealership. You may also choose a non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette may not clean as thoroughly as the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...with your rear window defogger, located in the rear window. Be sure that the inside surface of the rear window is not scratched and that the ...reception. If you choose to add a cellular telephone to your Buick. and the antenna needs to be attached to the glass, be sure that you do not damage the grid...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    b % NOTES 3-36
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... 4-6 4-6 4- 10 4- 13 4-13 4- 15 4- 16 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night 4-18 4-2 1 4-22 4-23 4-24 4-24 4-26 4-30 4-3 2 Driving in Rain and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...every year. Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can giveabout driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a veryimportant safety device in your Buick: Buckle up. (See "Safety Belts" in the Index.) Defensive driving really means "be ready ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... reasons for these laws. The obvious way to solvethis highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what...it depends on each person and situation, here is somegeneral information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of hersame body weight wheneach has the same number of drinks..., The law in many U.S. states ...a somewhat lower BAC level. There is a gender difference,too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in onedrink. No amount of coffee or number of ... street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the ... know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you ..., alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part.So do alcohol, drugs and ... ice, it's easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That means you can lose control of your vehicle.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you...even notice that your brake pedal moves a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any drivercould. The ...to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at the rear wheels. You can ..., your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
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    ... come on to let you know if there's a problem with your traction control system. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold ... spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. The traction control system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. To limit wheel spin,...
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    ...the end ofthe shift lever. The traction control system warning light will come on and stay on....any time by pressing the button again.The traction control system warning light should go off. Your...when steering atall vehicle speeds. It provides ease when parking yet a firm, solid feel at highway speeds....
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    ... control. Suppose you're steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems -- steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand too much ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...ora car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front you. You can of... isn't room. That's the time for evasiveaction -- steering around the problem. Your Buick can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. (See ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane...passing: "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to crossroads for situations that might affect ...clear). Never cross a solid line on your side of the lane or a double solid line, even ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and ... opportunity. 0 0 Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start your leftlane change ... rapidly. Even though the brakelamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. If youମ.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) ... danger. If you do not have traction control, or if the system is off, then an ... types of sluds correspond to your Buick's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...drink and drive. Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you. A... higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-16
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    ...to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're ...your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. You can...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...cause accidents. They won't work as well in a quick stop and may cause pulling to one side.You could lose control the vehicle. of a After driving through large puddleof water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast through large...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...€™re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning doesn’t happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen if a lot of water is standing on the road. If you can ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. 0 0 One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Freeway Driving Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest of all roads. But they have their own special rules. Just before you leave the lane, glance quicklyover your shoulder to make sure there isn't another vehiclein your ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...you'll find experienced and able service experts in Buick dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing ...Are all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? Fuel, ... trip a short time to avoid a major storm system? Maps: Do you have up-to...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. If you get sleepy, pull off the roadinto a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency....
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    .... Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Know how to ...0 1 You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: Have your Buick in good shape for winter. YOU maywant to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ...a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... on a slippery road. Even though your vehiclehas a traction control system,you’ll want to slow down and adjust ...€™’ in the Index. .-- - ...I ... _ ...< I ... ...- ’.rJ>‘.; I If you don’t have thetraction control system,accelerate gently. Try not break the fragiletraction. If you to ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. ... If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice,and avoid sudden steering ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... around you. If you have noblankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats -- ... to timeto be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that's awayfrom the wind. This will help keep CO out. You can run ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... RR. from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the SPA. fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can get IF ... goa little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel forthe heat that you and it keeps the get battery charged. You will need a ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... heavier than the GVWR, or either themaximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it change the way your vehicle can ... in -your trunk. r ~~~ NOTICE: ~ ~ Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. If you ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ..., if the trailer is too heavy,the brakes may not work well or even at all. You and ... have followed allthe steps in this section. Askyour Buick dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. -- Electronic Level Control This feature keeps the rear of your vehicle level as...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...do, here are some important points: the advice in this part, and see your Buick dealer 0 There are many different laws, including speed limit for important ... changes in handling, durability and axle or other parts could be damaged. fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Motor Division Customer Relations Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI 48550 Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any traileris an...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... You'll find these numbers on the Tire-Loading Information label at the rear edge of the driver's door orsee "Loading Your Vehicle" in ...a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. Will you have tomake any holes in the body of your vehicle when you install a trailer hitch? If you...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ..., lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your ... then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check ... trailer brakes are still working. Trailer Brakes Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...be surethe trailer bulbs are still working. Your vehicle has bulb warning lights. When you plug ... system into your vehicle's lighting system, its bulb warning lights may notlet you know... Once you disconnect the trailer lamps, the bulb warning lights again can tell you if one of your vehicle lamps is...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...and transaxle overheating. When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and ...trailer can be damaged. But if youever have to park your rig on a hill, here's how to do it:...your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet. 2. Have someone place chocks under ...
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    Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what do about some problems can occuron the road. to that 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-7 5- 12 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-22 5-22 5-32 5-33 If a Tire ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warningflashers work no matter... hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your Buick. But please follow the steps in this part to ...ground it connection you don't want.You wouldn't be able to start your Buick, and the bad groundingcould damage the electrical systems. A CAUTION: Batteries can hurt you. They can...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. A CAUTION: An electric fan can start upeven when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools awayfrom any underhood...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. 8. Don't let... parts once 7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery... doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as...to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a fewtries, it probably needs service. A. Heavy Metal Engine P r at B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-6
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Towing Your Vehicle Try to have aBuick dealer or a professional towing service tow your Park Avenue. See "Roadside Assistance'' in the Index. If your vehicle has been changed or modified since it was factory-new by adding after...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    .... The steering wheel should be clamped in astraight-ahead position, with a clamping device designed for towing service. Do not use the vehicle's steering column lock forthis. The transaxle should be in NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released. Don't have your vehicle towed on ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Front Towing Attach T-hook chains behind the frontwheels into the bottom slots of the cradle railson both sides. Position a 4" x 4" wood beam across the sling chains contacting the bottom of the radiator support. Position the lower slingcrossbar just behind the rear edgeof the front bumper. 5-9
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Rear Towing Tow Limits -- 55 rnph (88 k d ) , 500 miles (800 krn) Attach T-hook chains on both sides in the slotted holes in the floor pan support rails just ahead of the rear wheels. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm. 5-10
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    Attach a separatesafety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm. Position the lower sling crossbar directly under the rear bumper. 5-11
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Engine Overheating You will find awarning light about a engine, as well hot as a coolanttemperature gage, on your Buick instrument panel. If your vehicle is equipped with ... coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 5-12
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...Engine If you get the overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can ...for two or three minutes while you're parked, to see if the warning stops. But then,... down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    When you decide it's safe to lift thehood, here's what you'll see: A CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up even when the engineis not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Heater and radiator hoses, and otherengine parts, can be very hot. Don't touch them. If you do, you can be ... fans are running. If theengine is overheating, both fans should be running. If they aren't, your vehicle needs service. If it isn't, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    How to Add Coolant tothe Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at or above the FULL COLD mark,... and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mix. Adding ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    You can be burned if you spill engine parts. Coolant contains and it will burn if the engine enough. Don't ... on coolant on hot ethylene glycol parts are hot a hot engine. When the coolant in coolant recovery tank is at or the above the FULL COLD mark, start your vehicle. If the overheatwarning ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and ... a little they can come oul at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system,including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait thecooling systemand for radiator pressure cap to...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turnit. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    I 3. Fill the radiator with the properDEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up tothe baseof the fillerneck. 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the mTLL COLD mark. 5. Put thecap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave theradiator pressure cap off. 5-20
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    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out forthe engine fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck ... the level reaches the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by ... tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Thrn off the engine. To be evenmore certain the vehicle won't move, you can put...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The followingsteps will tell you how to use the jackand change atire. The equipment you'll need is in thetrunk. Lift the carpeting from the of the trunk. floor Lift and remove the spare cover for access the tire to spare tire and jack. Remove the wheel wrench ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... section for more information about the compact spare. The tools you'll be usinginclude the jack (A) and the wheel wrench (B). 1. Insert the flat endof the wheel wrench in the notch and pry off the center cover.Do not drop the cover or lay it face down, as it could be scratched or damaged. 5-24
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... be necessary, it should be removed from the back side by pushing out with a blunt tool and not pried off from the front. ... which must be aligned with the notch in the wheel to assure proper installation. 4. When replacing the cover after the wheel is put back on the vehicle, do not use a hammer or ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... the jack head. You'll find the word JACK and an arrow stamped into the plastic near each notch. Position the jack under the vehicle and raise the jack head until it fits firmly against the sheet metal next to the word JACK. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the compact spare tire near you. 5-26
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... whenit is jacked upis dangerous. If the vehicle slips offthe jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle whenit is supported only bya jack. Raising your vehicle withthe jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall.To help avoid personal...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...fall off, causing a serious accident. A CAUTION: Rust or dirt the wheel, or on the parts to on which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become looseafter a ... later, if you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. I 8. Replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off.This could lead to an accident. Be sure touse the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure toget newGM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 100 lb-ft...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... the wheel cover in the trunk until you havethe flat tire repaired or replaced. Storing theFlat Tire and Tools L!b, CAUTION: I Storing a jack,...€™ll need to store the flat tire in your trunk. Use the following procedure to secure the flat tire in the trunk. NOTICE: Wheel covers won’t fit on your ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Store the flat tire as far forward in the trunk as possible. Store the jack and wheel wrench in their compartment in the trunk. Storing the Spare Tire and Tools A CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartmentof the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Store the compact spare tire and tools as shown in the diagram. SPARE TIRE COVER Compact Spare Tire Although the compact ... after installingor removing the compact spare. See "Driver Information Center- Controls and Displays" in the Index. Of course, it's bestto replace your spare with a full-...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...compact spare is installed, don’t take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails.The compact spare canget caught on the rails. That can damage the tire andwheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles. And donମ.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    1 NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well the tires. If you spin the wheels ... front wheels. If your vehicle has traction control, you should turn the system (See off. "Traction Control System" in theIndex.) Then shift back and forth betweenREVERSE (R) and aforward ...
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    Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Here you will find information about the care your Buick. This section begins with service and fuel information, of and then it shows how to check important fluid lubricant levels. There isalso technical information about ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    Service Your Buick dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy withit. We ... You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll.... It tells you much more about how to service your Buick than this manual can. To order the proper service manual,...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... wind noise and affect windshieldwasher performance. Check with your Buick dealer before adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle. Fuel The 8th digit of your ...buy a higher octane fuel to get rid of pinging. It's the heavy, constant knock that means youhave a problem. 6-3
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... may fail a smog-check test. If this occurs, return to your authorized Buick dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it isdetermined ... malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Buick dealer for service. 6-4
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    ... from forming in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to function properly. Therefore, you should ...I NOTICE: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use it. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic and rubber ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Filling Your Tank I Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smokeif you'...refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The cap is behind a hinged door on the driver's side of your vehicle. 6-6
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    The release button for the fuel door is the left of the to steering column. There is also a manual fuel door release. This mechanism is located in the top of the tnxnk compartment, on the driver's side of the vehicle. Pull the white tab release to...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...filler cap too quickly.This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for any "... onefor you. If you get the wrong type,it may not fit or have proper venting, and your fuel tank andemissions system might be damaged. 6-8
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. A CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even whenthe engine is... I A CAUTION: Things that burncan get onhot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Then go to the front of the vehicle and locate the secondary hood release. It is under the front edge of the grille. Lift up on this black lever as you lift up the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then pull the hood down and close it finnly. 6-10
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    3800 Series I1 (Code K) Engine (L36) When you open the hood the 3800 (L36) engine, here's what you will see (3800 Supercharged (L67) engine similar): on " 4 1 ,... A. Battcry B . Radiator ... Cylinder G. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir H. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank I. Air Cleaner 6-11
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    Your Park Avenue Ultra has a 3800 Supercharged engine. Buick chose supercharging rather than turbocharging because Buick ... controls working together provide high performance character and fuel efficiency in the 3800 V6 Supercharged Buick engine. The power steering pump and reservoir are mounted on ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    It's a good idea check your engine oilevery time you to get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, themust oil be warm and the vehicle must ... drain back into the oil pan. If you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. Checking Engine Oil Pull out thedipstick and clean itwith...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    .... But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil use. to For crankcase capacity, ...been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not ...proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the following chart: NOTICE: Don't add too much If ...
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    ...on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE ... SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED If you are in an area where the temperature falls below ...SAE OW-30 oil. Both willprovide easier cold starting and better protectionfor your engine at ...
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    Engine Oil Additives Don't add anything to your oil. Your Buick dealer is ready to advise if you think something shouldbe added. When to Change...tow a trailer use a carrier on top of or your vehicle. The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. 0 0 6-16
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ..., recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Air Cleaner The air cleaner is inthe front right section of ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    1. Remove the wing nuts on the air cleaner housing cover. 2. Remove the air intake hose that snaps over the throttle body by pulling the hose upward and away from the throttle body. As you are detaching the hose, remove the air cleaner housing cover by pulling upward and rearward. 6-18
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...you or others tobe burned. The air cleaner not only cleansthe air, it stops flame... with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner off. 3. Replace the air filter... cover. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See "Scheduled Maintenance...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Supercharger Oil Unless you are technically qualified and have the proper tools, you shouldlet your dealer or a qualified service center perform this maintenance. How to Check and AddOil ... hours after running. A CAUTION: If you remove the supercharger oil plug while fill the engine is ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...in the Index. How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to havethis done atyour Buick dealership Service Department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get false reading on...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear ...in each range. Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). 0 Then, without shutting off the engine, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... much fluid, generally less than one pint (0.5 L). Don't overjii11. 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. Thefluid level must be in ... your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON-I11 is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    .... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when is low. If you have a problem it with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. ...0 Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should. 6-24
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... DEX-COOL@coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this mixture, you don't ... the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than ... proper coolant mix will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system isset for the proper coolant mix. With plain water or...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... LEVEL message comes on, it means you're low on engine coolant. The coolant recovery tank is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at FULL COLD or a little higher. When ...
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    ... DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture at the coolant recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. I A CAUTION: Thrning the radiator...burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts arehot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. --...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... leak in the systemor is you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in thissystem could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. The power steering fluid ... below the generator and behind the accessory drive belt on the driver's side toward therear of the engine. 6-28
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the capand completely tighten it. Thenremove the capagain ... windshield washer fluid, be sureto read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating ...cap labeled WASHER FLUID ONLY. Add washer fluid until the tank is full. 6-29
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    ... Fluid 0 When usingconcentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mixwater with ready-to-... damage your washer fluid tank and other partsof the washer system. Also, water ... windshield washer.It can damage your washer system and paint. Your brake master ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the ... system. With the wrong kind of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not even workat all. This could cause a ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Brake Wear Your Buick has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Using the wrong fluidcan badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based... brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll haveto be replaced. Don't let someone ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection'' in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance ...your brakes adjust for wear. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a modern vehicle ... GM brake parts. When you replace parts of your braking system -- for example, when your ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    Battery Every new Buick has a Delco Freedom@battery. You never have to add water to ... periods. Also, for your audio system, see "Theft-Deterrent Feature" in the Index. Bulb Replacement The following procedure tells you how to replace your headlamp bulbs. Vehicle Storage If you're not going to...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    Headlamps 1. Remove the thumb screws by turning in a counterclockwise direction. Each headlamp is attached by thumb screws. 6-35
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    3. Remove the bulb socket by turning it one-quarter of a turn counterclockwise, while pressing it firmly, ... Note: You can use pliers to remove the bulb socket if you are unable to do it... headlamp away from the car. 4. Remove the wire connector from the bulb by lifting the locktab and pulling it away ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Front Turn Signal The front turn signal bulbs can be accessed by removing the headlamp assembly as described in... to the plastic retainer at the outboard edge the vehicle. of Remove the old bulb by pulling it straight out of the socket. Replace the bulb and turn the bulb assembly back into place. 6-...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... aim seems to be affected, see your Buick dealer. Headlamps on damaged vehicles may require recalibration of the horizontal aim by your Buick dealer. To check the aim, the vehicleshould be properly .... Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage to headlamp parts. 0 State inspection ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    It is recommended that the upper limit not exceed plus 0.4 degrees fromthe center of the bubble. Other drivers may flash their high beams at you if your adjustment is much above plus 0.4 degrees. The headlamp aiming device is under the hood, directly behind the headlamps. 6-39
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...find that the headlamp aiming needs adjustment, follow these steps: Start with the vertical headlamp aim. Adjustment screws can be turned with ...Tom@socket or T15 Torx screwdriver. Taillamps 1. Open the trunk. On either side of the rear of the trunk is a plastic retainer that holds the cargo net and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    4. Beneath the trim panel are three nuts that secure the taillamp assembly. Remove these nuts with a 10 mm wrench. Remove the nuts from only the side you want to access. The turn signal and a stoplamp can now be accessed. 5. Pull the taillamp assembly away from the vehicle. 6-41
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... " . :. 7. Once the socket has been removed, pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket. Turn lamps, stoplamps, and back-up bulbs are located behind the taillamp assembly along the trunk lid. 8. Reverse the above steps to replace the taillamp assembly. 6-42
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... four studs located at the edge of the trunk lid. Remove the protective vinyl caps from the studs. 2. Use a 10 mm wrench to remove the nuts from the studs. 3. There are eight fasteners along the top of the trunk lid (four oneach side), holding the trunk trimin place. Remove these fasteners. 6-43
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    4. Hold the trunk trkn back to expose the three remaining nuts holding the taillamp assembly in place. Remove the protective vinyl caps from the studs. 5. From inside the trunk compartment, use a 10 mm wrench to remove the nuts from the studs. 6-44
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Note: You can use pliers to remove the bulb socket if you are unable to do it... assembly away from the trunk lid. of The bulbs are located on the back side the assembly. 8. Once the socket ..., pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket. 9. Reverse the above steps to replace the taillamp ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    .... 2. Lift thewindshield wiper arm away from the windshield. Note: The windshield wiper does not have a locking ... of the wiper arm. Slide theassembly away from the arm. 4. Replace the blade. 5. To reinstall the wiper blade assembly, slide it over the wiper arm to engage the"U" hooked end on the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. Your new Buick comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. ... questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... Tire-Loading Information label, which is located on the rear edge of the driver'sdoor shows the correct inflation ... you that underinflation or overinflation is all right.It's not. If your tires don't have ... Tire overloading Badwear 0 Bad handling Bad fuel economy. NOTICE: (Continued) If your ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...comes on, the checktire pressure system may not be working properly. See your dealer for service. (Also, see “Anti-Lock Brake SystemWarning Lightମ.system when the tire pressures are incorrect, the check tire pressure system will not work properly and may not alert you ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... If TIRE PRESSURE RESET does not appear on the display after about five seconds, see your dealer for service. After you release theDIC RESET button, TIRE PRESSURE ... During the first 10 to 20 miles (15 to 30 k ) m of driving, the system will not alert you a tire is high or if low....
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    for After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear When It's Time New Tires inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading One way to tell when it's al Information label. Make certain thatl wheel nuts are time for new tires is to in properly tightened. See "Wheel Nut Torque" ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... size, load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. - /i\ CAU; ;ON: Mixing tires could... you driving. If you mix tiresof different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, andyou could have a crash. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-... on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.... from the norm due tovariations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.... heat buildup andpossible tire failure. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel thatis bent, ..., which can sometimes be repaired). See your Buick dealer if any of theseconditions exist. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your Buick model. I NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your Buick, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaningthe inside. Never use these to clean ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... directions on the container label. Cleaning the Inside Your Buick of Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid... vinyl or leather with a clean, damp cloth. Your Buick dealer has two cleaners, a solvent-... Here are some cleaning tips: 1. Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. 4. Use suds only ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... If a stain remains, follow the foam-type instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers after ... little cleaner, light pressure and clean cloths (preferably cheesecloth). Cleaning should start atthe... help prevent a cleaning ring. Special Cleaning Problems Greasy or Oily Stains Stains caused by...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...the trim material with a clean, dull knife or scraper. 2. Use very little cleaner, light pressure and clean cloths (preferably cheesecloth). Cleaning should start at the outside of the stain, "feathering" toward the center. 3. Keep changing to a clean section...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... the wiper blades andclean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. I Do not bleacn or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...Outside Your Buick of The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss ...Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your Buick by hand may be necessary to remove residue ... Care and Materials" in the Index.) Your Buick has a "basecoatlclearcoat" paint finish. The clearcoat ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... and chemical fallout that can take their toll over a period of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your Buick garaged or covered whenever possible. Aluminum or Chrome Wheels (If Equipped) Keep your wheelsclean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion... dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your dealer's body and paint shop...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    .... If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though ... surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Buick will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Appearance Care Materials Chart PART 994954 1050004 1050172 1050173 1050174 16 1050200 1050214 1050427 1052870 1052918"" ...(0.473 L) Spot cleans paint and gives high luster See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. **Not recommended for use on instrument panel vinyl. See "Fluids and...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... 1111 lllmmmmnmmnllllll11lll111 I 0 I SAMPLE4UXVM072675 ENGINEA997 CODE PLANT MODEL YEAR 7 ASSEMBLY - Service Parts Identification Label You'll...designation, paint information and 0 This is the legal identifier for your Buick. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... Maxifuse@/Relay Center NOTICE: Don't add anything electrical to your Buick unless you check with your dealer first. Some electrical ... should. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your Buick, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Buick" in the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...a combination offuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the ... on the passenger's side engine compartment, and the Rear Fuse Block located under the rear seat. When ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    Fuse IGN SEN Usage EC Mirror, Driver HTS Seat, Rear Defog Relay, MEM Module, Cool LVL Sensor, ABS Module, Pass Heated Seat HVAC Flat Pk Mtrs, ELC Sensor, ELC Sensor (R Bec) Not Used HVAC Main... Lamp, Rt TaiUSign Lamp, Rt TaiUStoplamp, Rt Rear Side Marker, Stop/Tail Lamp, Tail/Sig ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... There are additional fuses located on the passenger's side of the engine compartment. Position Circuitry 4 Pre ...Cnstr Purge SW 9 Horn Relay Not Used Not Used Injectors #1-6 Ignition Module ... Used Lt Hi Beam Not Used Rt Low Beam 10 11... 13 14 15 Position 1 Circuitry Not Used RFA, SBM, IPC, LCM...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... Circuitry Lt Low Beam Turn Signal, Stepper Mtr, Brake Lmp, CHMSL Fuel Pump Relay (Wire in BEC) Ign Switch In Key Module, PCM ... Relay--Theft 2 Relay--Cooling Fan S/P Relay--Cooling Fan #1 Relay--A/C CLU micro Relay--Fuel Pump micro IP BEC HVAC Blower Motor Low Speed Fan Relay LCM Module To Rear BEC...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...Block Additional fuses are located in the fuse center, under the rear seat. Position Circuitry 4 5 Relay--ELC to Compressor Mem Seat Module, Driver Seat Switch. Driver Lumbar... Driver Door Module Not Used Amp, Radio Head Dr Htd Seat Module 14 Circuitry Relay--Htd Bklite to Rear Grid Relay...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Position 19 Circuitry Rear Door Mod (2 LD) Fuel Door Re1 Sol, Trunk Re1 Relay, DLC Not Used IP Ashtray Cig Ltr Not Used Not Used Pass Htd Seat Mod Rt Rear Cig Ltr Lt Rear Cig Ltr RFA, Mem Seat Module, Driver Seat Switch Removing the Rear Seat Cushion NOTICE: A fuse ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...provide the protection needed in a crash. If the safety belt hasn't beenrouted through the seat cushion at all, it won't be there to work for the next ...could be badly injured. After reinstalling the seat cushion, always check to sure thatthe safety be belts are properly routed and are...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...the center passenger position safety belt, then route the safety belts through the proper slots in the seat cushion. Don't let the safety belts get twisted.... belts are properly routed and that no portion of any safety belt is trapped under the seat. Also make sure the seat cushion is secured. 6-75
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... quarts (12.3 L) Engine Crankcase Oil change with filter change ...5.0 quarts (4.7 L) FuelTank ..., ...1 8 g a l l o n s (68L) Park Avenue Ultra ...19 gallons (72 L) Power Steering PumpOnly ...l p i n t (0.5L) 1 1/2 pints (0.7 L) Complete System ...Tire Pressures, Sizes The Tire-...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...is used. refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant If you're not sure, ask your Buick dealer. Engine Specifications 3800 Engine 3800 Supercharged Engine VINEngineCode ...K ...1 Type ...V6 ...V6 Displacement ...3.8L ...3.8L Compression Ratio ...9:4: 1 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ......62.3 inches ( 15 8.2cm) Engine Accessory Belt (L36) The 3800 (L36) engine uses an engine accessory belt. This diagram shows the featuresconnected by the belt routing. See "Maintenance ...inthe Index for when to check thebelt. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Element ...AC ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ..., power steering pump, coolant pump and air conditioning compressor. The second belt drives the supercharger. Each belt has its own tensioner and idler .... 1. Front Belt C.Crank 2. Back Belt A. Generator B. Power Steering D. Supercharger E. Coolant Pump E Air Conditioning 6-79
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    & NOTES 6-80
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Section 7 MaintenanceSchedule This section covers the maintenance required for your Buick. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and ... Schedule Selecting the Right Schedule Part B: Owner Checks and Services At Each Fuel Fill At Least Once a Month ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps keep your to vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment. All recommended ... supplements your new vehicle warranties. Seeyour Warranty andOwner Assistance booklet, or your Buick dealer for details.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and... center do these jobs. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your Buick dealer's service department or another qualified service center ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... read this section and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Buick dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you should schedule them. If you ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...Air Cleaner Filter Inspection, if driving in dusty conditions. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection. Supercharger Oil Check (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first) (3.8L Code 1 engine ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... Supercharger Oil Check (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first) (3.8L Code 1 engine only). Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection. Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km):Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...* If your vehicle has an Engine Oil Life Monitor, the The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles m ...Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspection" in Part C of this schedule. shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) [7 Lubricate chassis components (or ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) I I I DATE MILEAGE ACTUAL SERVICED BY:...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...(or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (...(or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote*.) 0Lubricate chassis components(or every 6 ... *.) 0Inspect air cleanerfilter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) 7-10
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) 0Lubricate chassis components (or ... (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-11
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...). (See footnote #.) 0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Sewice. 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) DATEMILEAGE ACTUAL ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil... "Recommended P1uid.s and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote T.) 0Rotate tires. See ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components (or every... engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Lubricate chassis ... (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Inspect air ... in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnoteମ.
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... filter (or every 3 months, whicheveroccurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components (... such as found taxi, police or in delivery service. I f you do not useyour vehicle under ...,000 Miles (80 000 km) DATE MILEAGE ACTUAL SERVICED BY: DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) I 54,000 ... (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.> DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-17...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... Service. 0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage T I 1 ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY. or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36... Fluids and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote "f) 0Rotate tires. ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 66,000 ... (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) 0Lubricate chassis ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY. 7-20
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis ... (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Inspect air ... in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) 0Change engine oil and ... (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components (...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) 17 Change engine oil ... (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components (or...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... 0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0For supercharged engines only: Check the ... and additional information. (See footnote +.) 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or ... cap gasketfor any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) I 96,000 ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis... and additionalinformation. (See footnote +.) I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... (166 000 km) 0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. 99,000 Miles (165 000 km) ...or every 3 months, whicheveroccurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. 0Change automatic transaxlefluid and filter if the vehicleis ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. I f you do not use your vehicle under ... flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). ... cap. An Emission Control Sewice. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 'SERVICEDBY: DATE MILEAGE ACTUAL SERVICED BY ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...000 miles (166 000 k ) m at (166 000 k ) the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km)...Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points andlinkage. 7-...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis... and additionalinformation. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE MILEAGE ACTUAL...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... every 12 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote* .) 0Lubricate chassis ...12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote* .) 0Lubricate chassis ... air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE SERVICED MILEAGE ACTUAL BY: 7-30
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    I LongTripmighwayMaintenanceSchedule I 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote-)-.) 0For supercharged engines only: ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components ...as found in taxi, police or delivery service. O If you do not use your vehicle under ...o conditions, the fluid and do not require changing. filter DATE SERVICED ACTUAL MILEAGE BY...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Lubricate chassis components (or... See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote T . ) 0Rotate tires. See ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... +.) 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Lubricate chassis components (... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y I ~~ ~ ~~~ DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE I ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... footnote#.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and linesfor damage or leaks. Inspectfuel cap gasketfor any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... filter (or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) 0Lubricate chassis components (or ... 1 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) An Emission Control Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... 000 km) 0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolantମ. pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Part B: Owner Checksand Services Listed below are owner checks and services which should be performed at ... Fluid" in the Index for further details. At Each Fuel Fill It isimportant for you or a service station attendant to perj4or-m these underhood checks at each fuel fill. At Least Oncea Month ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates,...and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that ...it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... room around the vehicle. It should be parked on a level surface. 1. Before you start, be sure you have... if 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N).... starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. 2. Firmly apply the parking ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... position. The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). The key should come out only in LOCK. Parking ... the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release all brakes. Underbody Flushing Service When you are doing this check, ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... Inspection Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or ... cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including Exhaust System Inspection drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...and Lubricants NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your GM dealer. USAGE Parking Brake Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    I USAGE FLUIDLUBRICANT Chassis lubricant(GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements ...-LB. GM Optikleen@ Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. Lubriplate lubricant ... Multi-pu ose lubricant, Superlube (GM Part % No. 12346241 or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and ...
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    Maintenance Record ~~ ~ ~~ ~ ODOMETER READING DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-47
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    Maintenance Record ODOMETER SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-48
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find outhow to contact Buickif you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to reportany safety defects. 8-2 8-4 Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users Roadside...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Customer Satisfaction Procedure Buick dealers have the facilities, trained technicians and up-to-date information .... Normally, concerns can be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the Sales, Service or Parts Manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... TWO -- If after contactinga member of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Relations Center by calling 1-800-521-7300. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Communication Centre in Oshawa bycalling 1-...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... Assistance Information booklet for addresses of GM Overseas offices. When contacting Buick, please rememberthat your concern will likely be resolved in ...Buick, address your inquiry to: Buick Motor Division Customer Relations Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI 48550 In Canada, write to: General ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Assistance Our commitment to Buick owners has always included superior service through our ... Assistance provides an extra measure of convenience and security. Buick Premium Roadside Assistance: Provides ... by providing easy access to service professionals trained to work with Buick owners, 24 hours a...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Courtesy Transportation To Buick Motor Division, Quality Means Service -- and service means ...), is Courtesy Transportation, a program which will provide Buick retail customers with: Reimbursement toward a loaner ...€™s way ofextending the Premium Service you’ve come to expect from Buick and its 3,000 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. Both Buick and your Buick dealer are committed to making sure you are ...the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assist in resolving these disagreements, Buick voluntarily participates in BBB AUTO LINE. BBB AUTO LINE...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...the courts. For further information, contact the BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Buick Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-7300. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS ... and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA,...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Motor Division Customer Relations Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI 48550 8-9
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ....00 TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, TRANSFER CASE UNIT REPAIR MANUAL This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustmentsand specifications for the 1997 GM transmissions, transaxlesand transfer cases. RETAIL SELL PRICE:$40.00 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...) (AlTENTION) T (STREET ADDRESS-NO P.O. BOX NUMBERS) 0 ( C W DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO. (STATE) (ZIP CODE) 0 AREA CODE ~ ~~~ 1-BUI-ORD97 *(Pricesaresubjecttochangewithoutnoticeandwithoutincurring obligation. Allow ample time fordelivery.) All in Note to Canadian Customers: listed prices are ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    b NOTES 8-12
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...20 1-24 How Does it Restrain ...How it Works ...1-22 Location ...1-22 Readiness Light ...1.21. 2.74 Servicing ...1-26 What Makes it ... ...7-40 Transaxle Fluid ...6-21 Transaxle Operation ...2-23 Transaxle Park Mechanism Check ...7-42 Auxiliary Power Outlets ...2-63 ...6-34 Battery ...Jump Starting ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...Driving In ...Brake Adjustment ...6-33 Fluid ...6-30 6-30 Master Cylinder ...2-27 Parking ...PedalTravel ...6-33 Replacing System Parts ...6-33 System Warning Light ... LampsLenses ...6-61 Fabric ...6-57. 6-58 6-60 Glass ...6-57 Inside of Your Buick ...Instrument Panel ...6-59 9-2
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    Leather ...6-59 Outside of Your Buick ...6-61 6-59 Speakercovers ...Special Problems ...6-58 Stains ...6-58 Tires ...6-63 Vinyl ...6-59 Wheels ...32 Compact Spare Tire ...Compass. Rearview Mirror with ...2-51 Content Theft-Deterrent System ...2- 16 4-6 Control of a Vehicle ...2-61 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... With Compass ...2-51 4-32 Electronic Level Control ...Engine ...6-11 Accessory Belt ...6-78, 6-79 Coolant ...6-24 Coolant ...39 OilLevelCheck ...OilLifeIndex ...2-87 ...5-12 Overheating Running While Parked ...2-32 Specifications ...6-65 Starting ...2-21 Supercharged ...6-12 6-12 Engineoil ...Adding ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... and Lubricants ...7-44 6-5 Foreign Countries. Fuel ...French Language Manual ...11 Front Center ... Armrest ...2-59 FrontTowing ...5-9 Fuel ...6-3 Canada ...6-4 DoorLock ...6-7 Filling Your Tank ...6-6 Gage ...2-81 In... ...Gages Engine Coolant Temperature ...2-77 Fuel ...2-81 Garage Door Opener ...2-56,...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    9-6
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... ...Rear Door Security ...2-7 Trunk Release ...2- 14 Window ...2-33 Lubricants and Fluids ...7-44 Lubrication Service. Body ...7-40 Lumbar Controls ...1-2 Magnasteer ...4. 10 Maintenance. Normal Replacement Parts ...6-78 7-46 Maintenance Kecord ...7-1 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... 10 6-64 P a i n t Spotting. Chemical ...ParadeDimming ...2-49 Park Automatic Transaxle ...2-24 Shifting Into ...2-28 Shifting Out of ...2-30 Parking ...2-15 AtNight ...Brake ...2-27 Brake Mechanism ...88 Security Feedback ...2- 11. 2.91 Power DoorLocks ...2-5 Remote Control Mirror ...2-54 Seat ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Power Seat Lumbar Controls ...Memory Function ...Pregnancy. Use of Safety Belts ...Problems on the Road ...Protection. Lockout ...Publications. Service and Owner ... 1-2......2-14 Replacement 6-75 Bulbs ...Parts ...6-78 Wheel ...6-54 1-48 Replacing Safety Belts ...Reporting Safety ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... Care ...6-1 Service and Owner Publications ...8-10 ServicePublications ...8-10 Servicing Your A r Bag-Equipped Buick ...1-26 Sheet Metal Damage ...6-63 2-23 ShiftLever ...Shifting AutomaticTransaxle ...2-23 Into Park (P) ...2-28 Outofpark ...2-30
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... ...6- 12 Superchargeroil ...6-20 1-20 Supplemental Restraint System ...Symbols. Vehicle ...x Tachometer ...2-72 Taillamp Bulb Replacement ...6-40 3-34 Tape Player Care ...Temperature Control. Climate Control System ...3-3 Theater Dimming ...2-47 Theft ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...Torque. Wheel Nut ...5-29. 6-76 Towing a Trailer ...4-32 Towing Your Vehicle ...5-7 Traction 4-9 Control System ...Control System Warning Light ...2.76.4.9 Trailer 4-36 ... ...Underbody Flushing Service ...7-42 Underbody Maintenance ...6-64 Universal Transmitter ...2-64 Vehicle Control ...4-6 ...
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Ventilation System ...Visor Vanity Mirror. Illuminated ...Visors. Sun ...Voltage Indicator ...w a r n i n g Devices ...Warning Lights. Gages and Indicators ...Warranty Information ...Washer Fluid. Windshield ...Washing Your Vehicle ......
  • 1997 Buick Park Avenue | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Service Station Checkpoints REMOTE BATTERY TERMINAL P5-5 \ ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK P6-13 A/ \ ; 1 TIRES ... RELEASE TAB P6-7 RECOVERY TANK P6-26 FUEL DOOR P6-6 I WINDSHIELD \ WASHER FLUID P6-29 REMOTE FUEL DOOR AND TRUNK RELEASE P2-14 AND 6-7 For detailed information, refer to the page...
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