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Buick Century, Brakes, Sedan
Sep 17, 2002 (9:01 am)
I think the problem may have been mis-diagnosed. Were the motors actually removed and tested or was this diagnosis done by the dealer using the "X-Ray Vision" technique?
if you got an estimate for repairs, I trust it included the problem that CAUSED the three motors to be fried.
This all sounds crazy to me. Since the wipers and the windows are on different circuits, logic dictates that short of a lightning strike, your unfortunate story has big gaps in the analysis of what's going on here. For instance:
If all these motors are really dead, what killed them? (binding problems, huge current surges? Misapplied voltage during jump starts, diagnosis, etc?)
Why didn't any of the fuses blow? How can a deadly amount of current get past all the fuses? (short circuits in TWO separate lines? If shorted, why didn't the wiring fry before the motors did?
Why did this happen all in the same day?
Very strange goings-on here.
#17 of 19 blowing fuses
Sep 23, 2002 (3:21 pm)
My 91 buick century keeps blowing the 10 amp fuse that controls the radio --the clock and the cruise control. It mostly happens when I adjust the tilt wheel. so without anyone telling me not to use the tilt wheel-- has anyone else had this problem?
#18 of 19 lousue
Sep 24, 2002 (2:47 am)
The first place I'd look is the wiring harness in the steering column. It's probably rubbed through the insulation and shorting to ground.
#19 of 19 blowing fuses part-2
Sep 24, 2002 (3:36 pm)
to alcan there is a cover that i can pull off exposing some wires on the steering column --right by the tilt wheel. I have sprayed them with electrical contact cleaner. before doing so,I inspected the wires for any rubbing. they look ok. I'm wondering about the plastic casing that the wires go into?