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#249 of 592 Problem with heater
Jan 31, 2007 (6:36 am)
I'm having a problem with the heat in my 2000 Buick Century. Although I can't find evidence, I suspect I have a leak as I'm filling my antifreeze every two weeks or so. I've checked the floor mats to see if the issue is the heater core leaking, but like I said, no evidence to support this. The "low coolant" light goes on and off, seemingly at random and when coolant is low the heat cycles from hot to cold.
#250 of 592 I know nothing about cars and my Buick is giving me trouble!! Help please!
Feb 02, 2007 (9:47 am)
Ok, I have some problems with my Buick Century, first, I live in Corona, which is important, because I took it to a local garage out in the Home Gardens area to get the cooling system repaired, and ever since I've gotten it back, I've noticed several things, my low coolant light comes on and then shuts off from time to time, and this is probably what has me worried, but I've noticed smoke coming from under the hood through my vents (I have to drive with my two windows that still work down so that I air the cabin out) and I also noticed that something is leaking inside the car, I don't know what it is, all I know is that is a greenish-teal color with dark particles/brownish stain to it, and it's really got me worried, and I don't know what's wrong? I thought the mechanics told me they fixed it?!!!?!?
#251 of 592 decelleration hesitation
Feb 03, 2007 (4:59 am)
hi y'all, i have a 1990 pontiac safari wagon w/a 3.1 6cyl engine - same as the buick century...135kmi...recently it began to hesitate and buck when backing off the accelerator...i had "woody" tuned up and the gas filter changed, but the problem persists and has gotten more dramatic...he has begun to idle roughly...would a 1990 have a engine diagnosis hookup...? if so would it be best to have a dealer track the problem... ?
thanks for any advice,
#252 of 592 Re: Problem with heater [tommyg18]
Feb 03, 2007 (5:53 pm)
You may have a head gasket leak. The way to verify it is to check to see if your oil level is high. This means your coolant is passing thru the gasket into the motor oil.
If so, you need to get it fixed asap, as the engine bearings and other lubricated parts will burn up, and you will lose the engine. We had this happen to us with our Century about three years ago. I hope that is not what it is! Good luck!
#253 of 592 Re: Problem with heater [caroline2]
Feb 05, 2007 (1:45 pm)
I checked the oil - you were correct, the level was very high. I'm having it looked at tomorrow. Thanks for the help!
#254 of 592 3.1L Continuous Loud Engine Tick / Knock, After Startup & During Buick HELP
Jan 25, 2007 (1:50 pm)
#255 of 592 3.1L Continuous Loud Engine Tick / Knock, After Startup & During Buick HELP
Dec 03, 2006 (10:46 pm)
I have a 1999 Buick Century 3.1L V6. It has just over 120k miles on it.
I purchased it, and didnt even know it had a tick which would occur after the car was running for a minute... and it never goes away. It is harder to hear at higher RPM's (over 2,000) but it's still there.
I notice a lot of people have problems with engine tick at cold startup, but I have not seen any people post about engine tick AFTER a cold startup
What is wrong? Is it bad? Easy to fix? Expensive? Will my motor last? What should I do?
I purchased this car for winter use because I wanted to store my 1999 Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Supercharged V6
#256 of 592 Re: 3.1L Continuous Loud Engine Tick / Knock, After Startup & During Buick HELP [ryan456789]
Dec 04, 2006 (11:30 pm)
#257 of 592 Re: 3.1L Continuous Loud Engine Tick / Knock, After Startup & During Buick HELP [ryan456789]
Jan 04, 2007 (8:21 am)
On my brand new 2001 century, already had a click.
The dealer shop and every service technician i have spoken with about it since, says this is nothing to worry about.
Just a nuisance!
Also, brakes have always squeaked a little in humid conditions.
#258 of 592 I desperatly need a wiring diagram for a 1993 Buick Century
Jan 06, 2007 (9:20 am)
I can not find any books on my Buick and I am have problems with wiring can some one provide me a diagram for a 1993 buick century