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#107 of 575 1999 Buick Century Relay location
Mar 04, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Does anyone know where the relay is that turns the headlights on automatically at night. This same relay turns on the dash lights automatically. It is not located in the relay box or fuse box on the firewall. Anyone know where this is? 1999 Buick Century Custom. Mike
#108 of 575 2002 Century: Low Coolant light stays on all the time
Mar 06, 2006 (10:35 am)
I have a 2002 Buick Century. The Low Coolant light stays on all the time. I've had the car flushed/refilled, new thermostat and that fixed the problem temporarirly. But now i'm being told it's an issue with teh central computer? Has anyone else had issues like this before? The temp gauge never goes above the halfway point and the car isn't running hot. Just the light stays on.
Any information woudl be greatly appreciated.
#109 of 575 Re: 2002 Century: Low Coolant light stays on all the time [scoandr]
Mar 13, 2006 (6:41 am)
I believe the low coolant sensor is located on the side of the radiator. You may want to make sure it has a good electrical connection and with the engine cold the fuild level is above the sensor. Also the coolant system has to be bled whenever it is refilled. Be sure this has been done.
#110 of 575 Re: This Is *NOT* A Tire Problem [tad56]
Mar 13, 2006 (6:48 am)
Had the same problem with a 95 lumina that my daughter drives. She had a warped rim.
#111 of 575 Re: 2002 Century: Low Coolant light stays on all the time [scoandr]
Mar 16, 2006 (11:55 am)
My low coolant light started coming on. then disappearing for a while. Then on all the time. I kept having to add coolant to the fill bottle. I had the raditor flushed and the light came back on. Finally they figured out I had a crack in the manifold gasket. I had the replaced and my light hasn't been on since.
#112 of 575 Century - engine hesitation
Mar 16, 2006 (12:00 pm)
Just recently I started noticing my car hesitating when pushing on the gas. It doesn't happen all the time, just now and then. First I thought it was a bad tank of gas because the engine was making a real bad clicking sound. A tank of gas later, the clicking sound is gone, but the engine hestiation problem is here. Anybody have this happen and what the problem is?
#113 of 575 Re: Century - engine hesitation [lksnyder]
Mar 19, 2006 (1:53 pm)
What year, how many miles, and what size engine? Mine is a 2000 with the 3.1. Around 115k I replaced the plugs and plug wires. I use to have a 91 Century that gave me problems of cutting up on acceleration. The Rx in that case was new ignition coils.
#114 of 575 Buick name applique problem!
Mar 21, 2006 (2:02 pm)
I bought a new OEM rear lens for my cracked 2003 Century. I installed it myself. The part cost $300 if you believe it, at the dealer. A airline crack was allowing water seepage, shorting out the tail lamps.
The problem is that the name of my car "Century" only appeared on that lens as a sticker. The name Century is no longer etched into the side moldings.
The part I installed, depsite being OEM, does not say Century on it, presumably because it is the same part for the LeSabre, the Century and the Regal. I wrote to the president of GM with no reply. I emailed GM and after three requests for information, I was told that a plastic applique with the car's nameplate would be an additional $50!!! Can you believe this? Another $50 to have the name of my car on my car. BYE BYE BUICK, HASTA LA VISTA GM. This was the straw the broke the camel's back.
#115 of 575 Re: Buick name applique problem! [baruch1]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:14 am)
Isn't it sad how people get ripped off when they go to the dealer to use OEM? Sometimes you can order OEM online at discount but its still a hassle and you have S & H charges.
#116 of 575 no one cares at GM, at any level
Mar 23, 2006 (9:37 am)
Nobody at GM cared when I told them 'd never buy another GM vehicle because of this issue (post 114). That, to me, sums up the state of the American car manufacturers, and their dim prsopects for survival. I suspect Ford will merge with GM soon, and salvage what's left of what once was industrial might. In my case, no more GMs for me or my wife, all because of a sticker. Pathetic.