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#329 of 592 Loud Clanking sound at low idle
Sep 02, 2007 (8:59 am)
My 2002 Buick Century has just developed a new problem. For the last week we get a loud clanking sound while the car is in idle. Giving it just a little gas causes the noise to disappear. In addition, the car operates smoothly on the road with no noise or problem. The car has 120,000 miles with normal maintenance and no major problems.
We have had the car to two local garages, neither know what causes the problem, but both want to pull the engine and put in a new one to the tune of $4000. I have not taken the car to the dealer yet. Does anyone have any idea about what could cause such a problem? I certainly donít want to drop this much money on the car, but I am puzzled why no one can say whatís wrong. Ideas????? Hvaughn.
#331 of 592 Headlights on and my car is dead
Sep 05, 2007 (4:27 pm)
I did something really stupid and left the headlights on for approximately 6-7 hours. I had to get into the car using the key instead of the remote. The car was dead. This is the second battery I replaced five months ago.
Do I need a charge or replace the battery?
I would worry about this tomorrow when I return home from work.
Do you think the car will start tomorrow ?
#332 of 592 boiling reservoir coolant
Sep 09, 2007 (8:56 am)
I have a 95 century 4 cyl. and i was having a problem with overheating and the reservoir boiling. The fan wasn't coming either. I changed the upper and lower hoses as well as the heater hose. (it just looked bad) Changed the thermostat and fan relay to. now I got the fan to turn on and it cools back down but the res. fills up way past the hot water line and it starts to boil untill the fan cools it back down. When it heats up again it boils again. I've looked up, down and underneath and can't find any leaks. Nothing on the ground at all. Oh, also after i got frustrated i turn the car off and stared at the engine like an idiot, i noticed that the lower hose was squeezing in on itself, sort of flattening out. After a while it went back to normal. I'd like to fix this myself before i have to take it to emissions on the 22nd. thanks.
#333 of 592 Century tail lights and door warning light
Sep 09, 2007 (5:17 pm)
I have a 1999 Buick Century sedan. When I bought it, I noticed a few problems:
1. My reverse lights and license plate lights do not work. it isnt a fuse or the bulbs.
2. when my trunk light is on, the lights across the trunk lid also light up. They shut off when i pulled the bulb out of the trunk light.
3. Last week, the door/trunk light came on on my instrument panel. The light will shut off when the car is in reverse, or if the parking lights are on.
If anyone knows anythign about these problems, please let me know.
#334 of 592 buick century electrical?
Sep 10, 2007 (8:17 am)
I have a 1990 buick century that runs great... until the engine or something heats up and then the engine just stops running, the check engine light comes on as it quits, i've changed the ignition module and 1 of the coils, i'm not a mechanic but am not afraid to try to fix this. I also hooked up an inline spark tester and when the engine has had time to sit I get good spark but after it dies there's nothing, any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated, thanks,
Sep 13, 2007 (3:10 pm)
My left blinker does not work or left brake light. My blinker on the right does not blink when on. I was told that I may need to replace the flasher switch and may have some ele problems on the left. Power window on the driver side will not come down and the main control does not work the windows. I have to open my door on the drivers side to close the window in the back seat behind the driver. Can I get some help here. If it is easy I can work on my car to fix the easy things and from there I need to see where to go.
Sep 19, 2007 (2:37 am)
92 Century w-v6,auto,air,pwr door locks-windows, am/fm/cass,pwr trunk release. have checked all fuses in fuse compartment with multi-meter they all check good. Is there a main fuse under the hood, dash? I have pwr at the battery but none in the car at all.
#337 of 592 Re: buick century electrical? [schaggy2000]
Sep 21, 2007 (8:13 am)
Our buick is doing the same thing. Did you ever find out what the problem was. Thanks for any help. Tony
#338 of 592 Re: Low coolant light [fmroczka]
Sep 25, 2007 (8:07 am)
I have the exact same problem with my 02 Century...I am trying to find out myself where the sensor is located...It costs $68 for a new one.