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#205 of 592 '98 Buick Century Custom Lighting Problems
Nov 20, 2006 (6:20 am)
I'm having 2 problems with my 1998 Custom:
The screen where you would usually see Milage, and if the Car is in Drive, Reverse, Nuetral, etc.. is dead.
No lights. Shifting from park to Drive and Reverse is all done by feel.
I don't get it, the high beams work, in fact, all lights work EXCEPT for the regular distance headlights.
I have to drive at night holding back the handle so I can have lights on (even if it's just highbeams.
I have checked ALL fuses, including those under the hood, have checked/changed all bulbs.
What the heck is the problem?
#206 of 592 Re: 94 buick century overheating? [ryang01]
Nov 22, 2006 (7:32 am)
I had an overheating problem too on my buick century 1994 (41000 original miles). Had the radiator flushed. The light would still come on from time to time. Took it back to the shop they changed the thermostat. They also reflushed the radiator, because after they flushed it the first time they put some kind of cleaner in it and that really cleaned it but at the same time caused a motherload of deposit at the bottom of the radiator, causing it to have only 1/3 actual radiator capacity. After the second flush that all came out and it seems to be doing fine, knock on wood.
#207 of 592 Buick Century Power Windows problem
Nov 22, 2006 (7:38 am)
I am new to this board. I have a Buick Century 94 with 41000 original miles. This morning suddenly the front windows do not want to open. Thought may be because it is cold, had the heater on for a while still nothing.
The back ones do open, but one is very slow.
Can someone explain what is going on.
Hope I do not need a trip to the shop. Just spend my Christas money there over the weekend getting the brakes fixed.
Any help greatly appreciated.
#208 of 592 Need battery info on 1995 Century 3.1 V6 FAST!
Nov 26, 2006 (8:26 am)
I just got a pristine 1995 Buick Century with a 3.1, V6 engine. I had recently purchased an Interstate MT 34 (Megatron II) for another car, but I'm now getting rid of the former car and wonder if this battery is good for the Century. I looked up the recommended battery list for the Buick Century on the Interstate Battery site and it did not mention this battery. It's a shame if I can't use it because I spent $75, it has a 75 month warranty, and I've run it about five miles. The Cranking info and voltage specs seem correct. Can someone help fast! I'm donating the other car to MADD on Tuesday, nov. 28.
Nov 29, 2006 (8:25 am)
My grandmother gave me her 92 Buick Century. For the most part its been a very reliable car, and she kept it very well maintained. I recently had to get new brake pads and replace the starter and the computer. Other than that, its been pretty good to me. I went out a few minutes ago to go somewhere, and as soon as I started the car, a very loud rattling coming from the belts or that area. I went in checked the belts, nothing seems loose. This isn't something that's been coming on, it just started out of nowhere. I had gone somewhere earlier this morning and it was fine. Any thoughts or suggestions? I really don't have the money to take it to a shop!!
#211 of 592 1994 Buick Century - in line fuse --no power going to radiator cooling fan.
Nov 29, 2006 (10:58 am)
Checked the cooling fan relay and it's fine. The wiring diagram shows a 10 amp in line fuse which I suspect is the culprit. Does any one know where this in line fuse is located? Is it near or above the PCM/ECM behind the dashboard?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
#212 of 592 Re: loud rattling [thatgirl84]
Nov 30, 2006 (11:25 am)
based on what you wrote and just a guess. the belt tensioner may be worn. But that is a guess.
Also, I had an air conditioner compressor pulley go bad and it sounded like a very loud scraping with the A/C off and would go away when I turned on the A/C.
Just Guessing but I hope it helps.
#213 of 592 2002 buick century do not start properly when the engine is hot
Dec 02, 2006 (7:19 am)
Recently, I find my car (2002 buick century) don't start properly after I just turned off the engine. when the engine is cold, every thing is OK. anyone has this problem? How to solve it?
#214 of 592 interior lights
Dec 02, 2006 (9:40 pm)
The interior lights continually blow the 10 amp fuse leaving us in the dark. Does any one know how to fix the problem??? I have replaced the fuse several times - that just does not work. Oh yes I have had to replace all 4 window motors - I hope the replacements last longer than the original at a cost of $400. per window. The windows were almost never opened - parked inside every night and never allowed rain inside - yet they failed with less than 30,000 miles (6yrs old). Any help out there with the interior lights (tired of high dollar repairs)??