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#135 of 592 Re: 2002 Buick Century Running Hot [new2buicks]
May 03, 2006 (8:28 pm)
The normal position for the temp gauge on my 2002 century is the first mark to the left of center. Some times in heavy traffic here in Texas during the summer at 100+ degrees it may run in the middle while going slow. Then as soon as you get back to normal speed it will go back to the left mark from center again. The car has 2 electric fans that are controlled by heat sensors that come on when they are needed for extra cooling like w/ac. You may have a sticking relay or a bad heat sensor. Good Luck find your problem
#136 of 592 Re: 94 buick issue.. intake plenum [stevehall]
May 08, 2006 (7:23 pm)
Hi Steve, my name is Alfonzo
And I've heard of your problem.
It's common to all Buck Centurys with a 3.1 engine form that time period (also the Olds Ceria).
Do you get water in the engine oil or oil in the radiator?
If so, then what you have is a leaky intake manifold gasket.
During that time period [94-96] GM was phasing out the Century/Ciera and they had alot of issues with the intake manifold gasket on the 3.1 engine.
I found out about it on a very useful website www.carsurvey.org
It's a pretty costly repair because the mechanic has to remove not only the intake manifold, but everything on top of it. including the fuel rail,fuel pressure regulator and the throttle body and then put it all back together and reset the engine's ECM.
I just bought a 96 Century from an elderly couple recently and the bill for that repair was over $725. in '04.
Try to get to carsurvey and just look up the make and model. They have some pretty useful info about alot of cars from people that had owned them. And you can add your own comments about your experiences.
#137 of 592 Re: 2002 Buick Century Running Hot [redbird48]
May 09, 2006 (5:58 am)
thanks redbird! i'll go and have it checked out. hopefully it won't be too costly. i'll let you know what happens.
May 10, 2006 (2:57 pm)
Hi im daniel
Im having a hell of a time trying to figure out wats wrong with my 1989 buick station wagon.The proplem is my gas gauge and speedometer doesnt ligth up, all my other dash ligths ligth up tho i cant figure it out.ive replaced all the ligth does it matter that it had some green tinted ligths that i swicth out for clear ligths is this my proplem if anyone can help me, I would be greatful
#139 of 592 1995 buick century
May 15, 2006 (8:42 am)
Just recently my dash board and park lights have stopped working brake lights and turn signals work just fine. Does anyone have an idea of whats wrong?
#140 of 592 1995 Buick Century vibration
May 19, 2006 (2:06 pm)
The car accelerates well until approx 55-70 mph without vibration. Once the car levels off speed and drops into overdrive, the car begins to vibrate. If I let off the accelerator, the vibrations stop. I can accelerate again without vibration, but once it drops into overdrive, the vibrations begin again. Does anyone have solutions?
Also, the car has a miss that can only be felt if the car is idling and the engine is revved up. At normal idle, the miss is not there. I assume these two things are unrelated, but I included the second problem just in case.
#141 of 592 Re: 1989 buick proplems [danger_range1]
May 19, 2006 (5:36 pm)
have you checked your fuses ??
#142 of 592 Re: 1995 Buick Century vibration [bnwalker]
May 19, 2006 (5:49 pm)
have you checked your transmission fluid level ?
make sure that the engine is hot and your parked on a level piece of ground. If the fluid is brown/black color you got some issues.
for the second problem, you could have a clogged or weak fuel injector (which could be related to the 1st problem) try adding a couple of bottle/cans of fuel injector cleaner on the next couple of tankfulls of gas.
#143 of 592 Re: 1995 Buick Century vibration [alfonzottown]
May 20, 2006 (9:38 am)
Thanks for the ideas. I've done both of those things. The Transmission fluid is good and I've checked the fuel injectors (as well as running two bottles of fuel injector cleaner.) Any other ideas?
#144 of 592 Re: 1989 buick proplems [alfonzottown]
May 20, 2006 (6:14 pm)
yeah i have.i even gave them an upgrade from a 10 amp to 15 amp fuse.now they ligth up but only when the door is open and you have the interior ligths on.But when you close it they shut off