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#401 of 482 2002 Century manifold leaks!
Apr 08, 2006 (12:04 pm)
My 2002 with only 90,000 km (approx. 55,000 miles) lost it's coolant, so I filled it up, but now it's low again...talked to my corner mechanic, who laughed and said it's the intake manifold leaking into the engine... he does 4 or 5 a month (all Buick Centuries with 80-110 km on them)for about $800. This is CRAP! I think GM should take some responsibility...No wonder their stock is plummeting...I'll bet they will be out of business in 10 years (or bought out by Kia...)
#402 of 482 Re: Anyone had wiper problems with century 99 [close2uall]
Apr 27, 2006 (5:57 am)
The issue you had with the Buick Century wiper blades stoppiong straight up is over 5 years old. I was wondering if you ever found the solution to this problem. My mother has a 1998 Buick Century with the very same issue.
#403 of 482 Clogged fuel injector
Apr 28, 2006 (5:34 am)
We just had to have the #6 fuel injector replaced. We had an intermittent "Service Engine Soon" light for a few months, and I could feel the engine "missing" at times. A few weeks ago, the problem suddenly got a lot worse, and the #6 cylinder stopped firing completely. The vibration at idle was very noticeable, and the SES light started flashing.
We had the faulty injector replaced, and the engine smoothed right out. The SES light is no longer illuminated.
#404 of 482 1999 Buick-Custom; Wet floor passenger side
Jun 05, 2006 (10:55 am)
I am new to this forum and find all the information very helpful. Here is my problem and maybe I can get a response by YURAKM or any of the other Buick know-it-alls (he!he!he!)
1. My daughter used the passenger control for her a/c needs this weekend and after sometime we noticed her side of the floor was wet. It didn't smell and it looked like condensation maybe. I lifted the mat and it looked like sweat and the floor under the mat and on top of the mat was damp. Also, every time I made a left turn, the a/c made a noise like a screeching sound. Any suggestions?
Jun 05, 2006 (5:41 pm)
Any one install a xm radio in a Century before? What's the best way to run the antenna wire?
#406 of 482 Re: 2002 Century manifold leaks! [vicmat]
Jun 05, 2006 (5:56 pm)
Another chronic problem buick has is the transmission. My 2000 Century at 56k started shifting hard. From what I read, the valve body is made of softer material than the piston that controls pressure. After a while the piston seal leaks pressure and requires a repair kit with sleeve. Like you said, GM needs to start taking responsibility for poor engineering and do the right thing. Or maybe they plan on merging with Yugo.
#407 of 482 Re: 1999 Buick-Custom; Wet floor passenger side [msthanglila]
Jun 07, 2006 (12:02 pm)
I've read in some places where the rubber tube that directs the condensed water from the evaporator sometimes gets a kink in it or is misdirected into the front passenger foot well. Inasfar as the screeching noise is concerned, does it only happen when the A/C is on? It could be a myriad of things, including a serpentine belt slipping against a sticking pulley on the A/C compressor. Or perhaps it is time to check if the A/C refrigerant needs recharging. The refrigerant acts not only as a cooling agent, but as a lubricant as well. Good luck, and please let us know how it all turns out.
#408 of 482 Re: 1999 Buick-Custom; Wet floor passenger side [tsu670]
Jun 09, 2006 (5:14 am)
Yes, the screeching noise is heard only when the A/C is on. I will get it checked out this weekend and let you know what it turned out to be. Thx.
#409 of 482 Re: Clogged fuel injector [agiorgio]
Jun 09, 2006 (1:28 pm)
What were your symptoms? I have a 2000 Buick Century and it feels like it misses around 40Mph and again at highway speeds I can feel a surging, bucking or missing. I think it may be a fuel injector, but I was just curious what kind of sypmtoms you had.
#410 of 482 Re: Clogged fuel injector [buicklover]
Jun 09, 2006 (5:20 pm)
I'm not the one who posted the original "Clogged Fuel Injector" post, but it reminds me of the time I neglected to use Techron Fuel Injector Cleaner for over a year in my Buick Regal. Cost $200 (including engine diagnostic charge) to have the fuel injectors cleaned out. Since then I pour a bottle of Techron into my gas tank every time I do an oil change. Engine runs fine.