Q: Complete brake failure of master cylinderwhile braking. This is the fourth time its happened without any warning.can I use an after market product? Thanks for any help you can give me.
A: If you know for sure it is your master cylinder then it is a simple matter of replacing it or rebuilding it. What you are describing sounds to me like Either a piece of dirt or a worn piston/plunger is causing your master cylinder to leak or let brake fluid past into the booster (bad bad news unless fixed soon) or just down the firewall if this is the case it is usualy cheaper and safer to install a new or reman master cylinder and bleed the brakes. If that is not the case then the problem is not your master cylinder. Either way it is a good idea to check your calipers and wheel cylinders for leakage. Leakage from the calipers is easy to detect however leakage from the wheel cylinders isn't always easy to spot. Take your brake drum off and look for liquid or "wet" brake dust. If you see either then your wheel cylinder needs replaced if not then pull back both rubber boots on the ends of the wheel cylinders and look for fluid if none then that cylinder is good. If none of this solves the problem tow the car to a Brake shop, like Midas ect. to be looked at.
Q: While driving, the "check engine" indicator light turns on, engine stalls for 1 second, then resumes.
Also, is it possible to determine if the vehicle is actually a Grand National or just a regular Regal?
The VIN is 1G4K4794FH434321. Thanks!
A: A scan for codes should indicate what the computer isn't liking about the system......
If you phone your local GM dealer they can confirm the accuracy of the vin #......
Nice car if it is a true Grand National... Ed
Q: I am searching for an after market part refered to by the buick dealership as a filler. its the plastic pieces between the bumper and the body. could someone tell me where to find these. email@example.com
A: Try body > bumper cover in All-Parts, or a local salvage yard and have them put it out on the "wire". Used parts like this are usually quite good. Even new ones would have to be painted to match.
The "wire" is an open line intercom system that connects recyclers across the nation.