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#299 of 592 Wipers not working - 1995 Buick Century
May 29, 2007 (8:23 am)
HELP! Started my daughter's 95 Century last February only to discover that she had left the wipers on and that they had frozen to the windshield.
There was a tiny puff of smoke that came from the turn signal lever (multi-function switch). I have replaced the lever and everything works except the wipers. Checked the fuse in the fuse box and it is good.
Then I removed the wiper motor to make sure that the linkage wasn't stuck and tested for power to the motor. It doesn't seem to be getting any power. Had to remove the motot to get at the harness plug on the bottom. Does the motor need to be mounted to test for power? Is there another fuse in this circuit?
Can someone give me a suggestion on where to look next? Could the problem be in the switch inside the steering column? I am ready to throw the towel in and take it to a pro!
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
#300 of 592 98 Buick Century drivers' window problem
Jun 11, 2007 (11:23 am)
I have a 98 Century that has a strange problem. When I turn the ignition to start the car, the drivers' window will automatically go down! This happens every time, and when I try to close it, it just inches up a little at a time. I'm gettin' wet here!
#301 of 592 Re: windshield wipers [johnnyspot]
Jun 12, 2007 (6:27 am)
I had the same problem couple of weeks ago. I found www.autopartsway.com, called them and they gave me a great advise. I got the lubricant from them and it works great. You should try them. Try them for your auto parts
#302 of 592 Re: 1998 Buick Century Digital odometer [joejb]
Jun 18, 2007 (10:10 am)
Did any one every find out what the problem was with century's digital odometer when everything works but the gear shift and odometer light?? dhann
#303 of 592 power windows
Jul 03, 2007 (2:47 am)
I have a 98 buick century and the power windows are no longer operational. I checked the fuse, but it is still intact. Any ideas what could be keeping them from working and what steps I can take to repair?
#304 of 592 Re: power windows [gmabcd]
Jul 04, 2007 (2:52 am)
My bad. I meant power MIRRORS! Please help!?!?
#305 of 592 2000 Buick Century Code P0401
Jul 08, 2007 (10:11 am)
I have a 2000 Buick Century, 100,000 miles, 3.1 liter engine. The service engine lite is on. I took it to Advanced Auto Parts to get the codes read. They said that the EGR Valve has insufficient flow. I replaced the EGR Valve and per their advice tried to clean out the pipe from the EGR Valve to the exhaust manifold with brake cleaner. But the service engine lite is still on, and their code reader still hits for the EGR Valve having insufficient flow. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The code on their print out is P0401 EGR Flow Insufficient.
#306 of 592 2000 Buick Century Code P0741
Jul 08, 2007 (10:12 am)
2000 Buick Century, 100,000 miles, 3.1 liter engine. Took the car to Advanced Auto Parts to get the codes read because the service engine lite is on. It hit for Torque Converter CKT Performance or Stuck Off, code P0741. On their suggestion I changed the automatic transmission fluid and filter. I had the battery disconnect while changing the fluid and filter. The service engine lite is still on, and their code reader still reads the same. Any help would be appreciated.
#307 of 592 Re: need you guys opinion on buying a used century [lelandl]
Jul 18, 2007 (6:17 pm)
It's a fair price and if you are in a city where highway driving is a must then it's a good buy. The KBB seems high though because I bought my custom 00Century in 2005 for $4,500 and KBB was about the same. This was under good condition...did you put excellent? Yours has more features and the miles for a 6 1/2 year old car is relatively low.
It's a great car but have him install a new windshield....NEW...not wrecking yard for the same price.
00Centuries have trannie possible problems and there are 3 or 4 recalls, seat belts and more small things but one is rear drum/bolts...can't remember but go to gov't recalls on cars online. You can always have the recalls done when and if you buy the car. How many owners have there been?
Let me know what you decided.
#308 of 592 Re: 1998 Buick Century Digital odometer [dhann]
Jul 25, 2007 (8:45 am)
Yes. I have this problem been fixed. I changed the highlamp switch which is the one to control the light from min. to max. and is located on the driver side and beside the odometer. In my case, the digital odometer background light and the shift lights were not working.