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#309 of 592 One power window down not up!
Jul 26, 2007 (9:57 am)
I have a 2000 Buick century. Both front windows work fine but the back driver's side window will go down but not back up. (I'm afraid to test the passenger side) You can hear what I assume is the motor making a kind of clicking noise but nothing happens. I physically pushed the back window back up but it keeps sliding back down again. Any idea what could be wrong? I don't really care if I get the window working again as long as it will stay up.
#312 of 592 Re: 98 buick century turn signal [rangeriron]
Jul 26, 2007 (1:21 pm)
I had problems with my signals on my 94, changed the flasher and it fixed everything, its a little metal plug in up under the dash, real cheap too.
#313 of 592 Re: power windows [gmabcd]
Jul 26, 2007 (1:23 pm)
my windows gave out, it ended up being the wires that run from the doors into the car, they wear out and snap when you open and close the door. maybe you just need a little electrical tape and rewiring
#314 of 592 Re: One power window down not up! [fallingstar]
Jul 26, 2007 (1:25 pm)
sounds like your window is just off track, probably just need to take the door apart and reset it, look online to figure out how to take the door apart, I think its pretty easy
#315 of 592 Child safety windows
Jul 28, 2007 (5:43 pm)
I have a buick century 94 and the back windows lower only halfway. My understanding is that it's for child safety. Since I have no small children I want to get the windows all the way down. Is there a way to do this?
Any suggestions appreciated.
#316 of 592 Help with Overheating -- 1998 Century
Aug 08, 2007 (1:08 pm)
My Girlfriend has a 98 Century with around 100k on it.
It's been running hot since the weather got warm in March/April.
It never actually red-lines and it's never actually overheated (as in, blowing the pressure valve) but it does creep up very close to redline.
This is especially true in city traffic, and, in fact, it runs relatively close to centerline on the highway.
Turning the heater on full-blast does, indeed, help counter the problem, although it sucks a lot in the summer heat.
I never drive her car and just found out last week the extent of the problem (that is, that it's happening regularly)
I'm absolutely NOT a car-guy, although I'm an engineer so I'm able to troubleshoot these things and follow directions.
Anyway, I topped off the overflow tank w/ Dex-cool (although it didn't need very much) and that's made no effect.
I'm going to take a look at it tonight or tomorrow and I was hoping for some advice on what to look for.
My initial reaction when she told me today that running the heater pushes the temp gauge back down is that it's an airflow issue, and my instinct was to watch and make sure the fans turn on.
She's been watching lately and she doesn't have any coolant leaks.
Also, my thinking is that if she had a coolant-flow problem, why would running the heater help? Or, for that matter, running on the highway?
I'd appreciate any help you guys can offer! I'm new here, and i was directed here after asking around on the Volvo forums i usually frequent.
Thanks a million!
#317 of 592 Re: Help with Overheating -- 1998 Century [lovemys60]
Aug 10, 2007 (10:49 am)
CHECK THE COOLANT TEMP SENSOR. THIS CONTROLS WHEN THE FANS COME ON. THE FANS SHOULD RUN ANYWAY IF YOU TURN THE A/C ON. THE FANS WILL RUN AND BYPASS THE CTS IF THE A/C IS TURNED ON. THE NORMAL POSITION FOR MY 2002 CENTURY IS THE FIRST NOTCH FROM THE LEFT OF CENTER. IT GETS HOT HERE IN TEXAS , BUT THAT IS WHERE IT STAYS. THE COST OF A CTS IS AROUND $15.00 AT AUTO ZONE. GOOD LUCK RED BIRD
#318 of 592 Maintenance Suggestions?
Aug 11, 2007 (2:05 pm)
In spite of many of the posts here, I just bought a '98 Custom with 73K on it from a used car lot because the price was "right." The Carfax report (for what it's worth) showed a regular maintenance history on the car but, of course, no details as to what was actually done. Any suggestions as to "preventative" maintenance I might want to do right away? Reading about this Dexcool issue makes me think I should have a flush and refill right away. If so, do I need to take it to a GM dealer to make sure it's done right? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help.