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Buick Century, Buick, Electrical, Engine, Sedan, SUV
#179 of 592 Re: power winodw problems [bobob5511]
Jul 23, 2006 (6:29 pm)
I also have a probem with the driver side window. It is posessed. It works fine for a few days, and then while i am driving it goes down on its own. I try to get the window up and it goes inch by inch. If it let it sit for a while it will finally go up. I have lived with this for a while, but it is a nusence with all the rain we have had. I have to hold the button while I am driving so it will not go down. Please, please help me. I read a few of the replies and where is the fuse block under the hood. I have a 2003 buick century.
#180 of 592 Re: power winodw problems [cyndsu]
Jul 26, 2006 (7:44 pm)
Last winter the driver's window on my 2000 Century wouldn't go up or down. I replaced the master window switch ($75). Remove and replacement of switch was fairly easy but didn't fix the problem. Went back and got rebuilt window motor and removed and replace ($100 approx). Fixed the problem, so far so good. Replacing window motor a little more involved compared to R&R of master switch but not too bad.
P.S. We'll take the rain. Haven't seen any for 3 weeks.
#181 of 592 Replace a Buick Century signal light
Jul 29, 2006 (9:30 am)
Where can I go to find directions on changing a front signal light on a 2000 Buick Century?
#182 of 592 Oxygen Sensor Defect
Aug 02, 2006 (7:31 am)
My SES light came on & Auto Zone scanned to find the Oxygen Sensor Defective.......how expensive is this repair?
#183 of 592 Re: Oxygen Sensor Defect [booboo8115]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:28 am)
Sensor and labor, $100-150 at the high end.
#184 of 592 Re: Replace a Buick Century signal light [stcornish]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:32 am)
Your local library probably has car service manuals, they are a great bet. There are clubs online to help, sorry can't link any. Finally - you may be able to figure it out yourself. Pop the hood and see if you can access the light assembly right behind the burnt bulb. If not (and typically you can't) you will find the light assembly is held in place with some screws. You undo those screws, slide the whole assembly forward a little, and then twist the base of that bulb and pull out. Although this bulb won't be a Halogen, it is still a good idea to never touch automotive light bulbs with your bare fingers, skin oils can shorten their lives. When assembling make sure you install it "level" as it was before.
#185 of 592 Re: 2003 Century ticking sound [paulster2700]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:35 am)
Sounds like something is expanding and then contracting, due to heat. Quite possibly a clogged Catalytic Converter. Next time you shut the car off, lay down next to the car and see if the thing that looks kind of like a muffler but is roughly in the middle of your car, on the underside, is where the ticking is coming from. CAUTION: VERY VERY HOT! Don't touch it, just look and listen. Could also be heat shields under the car, these are thin pieces of sheet metal designed to keep the heat from the exhaust out of the passenger cabin. You'll see those on the underside too.
#186 of 592 Re: Wiring Problems with 94 Buick Century 3.1 liter [drjeckles]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:38 am)
What kind of wires and plugs did you put in?? Hopefully NOT SplitFire, or any type of Bosch. These engines generally don't like Bosch plugs. I would swap your old wires back into place first, see what changes. If that doesn't fix it you may want to go after the plugs. Best bet is the standard resistor plugs by Autolite. Cheap ones, $1.59 each. You gapped them correctly? Either 0.045 or 0.060, can't remember for that year.
#187 of 592 Re: 94 buick issue.. intake plenum [abestreet]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:41 am)
Changing the LIM gasket means moving/disconnecting a TON of vacuum lines, sensors, wires, etc. I just did it myself on my car. Could be anything, but the good news is that reading the code should help him pinpoint it. By the way, after changing the gasket, you should do an oil change immediately, and then another after only a couple hundred miles. Reason? During this operation, coolant tends to DUMP into the engine. Very bad for it. It takes a couple changes to get it all out of there.
#188 of 592 Re: transmission for a 95 buick centry [djofnr]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:43 am)
Transmission issues, first thing is to check fluid level. You always check it with the engine warm, but not ridiculously hot. 20-30 minutes of driving should get you there. Leave engine running, in park of course. Pull dipstick, wipe, reinsert, check fluid. If level is correct, note the color and smell of the fluid. It should be fairly light in color, reddish, and not smell burnt. Report back and we'll see what you find.