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#284 of 575 Draining Coolant on 2001 Buick Century
Apr 08, 2007 (6:37 am)
Good morning, I have a 2001 Century, just purchased from family member two weeks ago, it has since been driven over 3,000 miles, I got stuck in traffic and noticed the temp gauge riding up a bit, not past the middle but up enough to cause me concern,, I simply lowered the windows and put the heat on full blast till traffic eased. When stopped for the night I noticed the coolant overflow was at a proper level but the coolant looked kinda thick, I removed the radiator cap and it had grey goo in the throat.. I checked the oil and the level was good, and there was no sign of water/coolant... I purchased radiator flush and I am going to clean out the system,, but I can't find the drains, should I just remove the radiator hose (lower) and deal with it? Suggestions?? Thanks In Advance...
#285 of 575 Re: Draining Coolant on 2001 Buick Century [rockyfan]
Apr 08, 2007 (3:05 pm)
ROCKYFAN.....GO TO MESSAGE #98 AND #99. THIS SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME AND AFTER THE FLUSH AND ABOUT 20,000 MILES LATER I HAVE NO OIL IN THE RADIATOR. I CARRIED MY CAR TO A QUICK LUBE AND HAD THEM TO DRAIN ENOUGH COOLANT OUT TO PUT THE BOTTLE OF CASCADE IN THEN BLED THE AIR OUT OF THE SYSTEM WITH THE BLEED VALVE. AFTER I DROVE IT FOR A FEW DAYS I DRAINED IT AGAIN AND FILLED IT BACK UP WITH DEXCOOL. HOPE THIS HELPS. ABOUT THE DRAIN PLUG NOW I COULD FEEL IT , BUT COULD NOT SEE IT UNLESS THE CAR IS ON A LIFT. THAT'S WHY I CARRIED IT TO A QUICK LUBE.
#286 of 575 deceleration hesitation
Apr 08, 2007 (5:50 pm)
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 at highway speed...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... ? the wagon is in puerto rico and i am going to visit it soon and would love to eliminate this problem...
thanks for any advice,
#287 of 575 Need Help! 94 Buick Century
Apr 16, 2007 (10:22 am)
I'm having a problem with my blinkers. They come on, but stay solid, no blinking. Before they stopped blinking completely, they began getting really slow about a month before they died. I'd say, 1 blink for every 10 blinks normally. Anyway, I was just wondering what the problem may be. Is it possibly the bulbs? or does this sound more like an electrical problem?
Any help is most appreciated, since I have to get my car in order to pass inspection
#288 of 575 Re: Need Help! 94 Buick Century [pribblec83]
Apr 16, 2007 (12:12 pm)
Same car, same year.Had the same problem last year (first slow blinking, then no blinking), but only one side. Took it to Pep boys and all they did was replace the bulb and it worked fine after that. Hope this helps.
Apr 18, 2007 (6:31 pm)
Ok so I have a 96 Buick Century. None of the light are working! Well the blinkers are but thats IT! No head lights, tail lights, brake lights, interior lights? Nope not those either! I've got NOTHING! I have tried resetting the computer, replacing the head light switch, andchecked all wires. Nothing has fixed it. Has anybody else had this problem? What would fix it? PLEASE HELP!
#290 of 575 1998 Century heater fan squeal....
Apr 21, 2007 (10:13 am)
The heater/air conditioning fan squeals like crazy so she can't even use it. The dealership claims they would have to tear the dash apart to fix it and it will cost hundreds of dollars which she does not have. Does anyone have any other ideas on how to repair this?
#291 of 575 Re: 1998 Century heater fan squeal.... [rips]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 21, 2007 (10:28 am)
Sounds like a bad or "dry" bearing in the "cage fan" that forces air around. If you can somehow at least reveal the cage, you might be able to lubricate the shaft that the fan spins around; otherwise you'll have to excavate like the dealer says. You or someone needs to crawl under there with a flashlight, and maybe you'll be lucky enough to be able to wiggle a can of lubricant with a long "straw" attached, and soak that shaft.
Even if you do manage to lubricate it, it might need to be done periodically. Sometimes you can remove or unsnap various panels to get a better shot at that heater cage.
#292 of 575 Re: windshield wipers [king82]
Apr 28, 2007 (3:33 pm)
I had a similar problem with wipers frozen to the windshield...
Did you figure out your problem?
I thought the guts of the wiper/turn signal lever shorted but that was not the problem. Now I am wondering if it is the switch in the steering column or the wiper motor or somewhere in between...
Any advice would be much appreciated!!!
#293 of 575 Re: 1998 Buick Century Digital odometer [mrkris8912]
May 06, 2007 (4:09 pm)
I have This Exact problem on my 2000 Century. All dash lights are OK except the odometer/gear select indicator
is invisible. I tried to follow the discussion thread
and see no help. Please, has anyone had this problem and
knows the fix?