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#450 of 575 1997 Century wiper issue
Mar 23, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Last year I replaced my wiper motor and all was great until today. On my way to work the wipers stopped working and after removing all the plastic molding I found that the screw that holds the wiper arm gears to the motor came lose.
After replacing the screw and putting everything back together, now when the wipers are in timer mode, the wipers pause in the middle of the windshield. Other then that the wipers work ok.
So I have two questions:
1. How do i fix the pause location?
2. Which side does the longer wiper are go in? I wasn't sure if I mixed them up. I have the larger arm on the passenger side. Is this correct?
Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.
1997 Buick Century
#451 of 575 01 century transmission problems
Mar 23, 2009 (5:42 pm)
o1 buick century 145,000 miles.
When you start out cold the vehicle shifts up to drive then just kinda nothing happens. Like it is out of gear. shift to lower gear & it goes until it hits drive & then nothing. Shift down again it starts going & then put it in drive & it finally goes thru gears & keeps going. Now you can stop & start & no problems. Stop, floor it, it shifts thru all gears & is fine. Let it cool down for a few hours & the same problem. Transmission fluid is full & no sign or smell of burnt fluid. In my past experience when the filter was dirty, a vehicle wouldn't shift out of gear so I don't think it would be the filter. Any one have any ideas of what's going on?
#453 of 575 Re: 1997 Century wiper issue [bay220]
Mar 25, 2009 (4:18 am)
I took everything apart again and still no change. Any advice?
#454 of 575 Re: 2002 Buick Century [qwerty57]
Apr 30, 2009 (7:30 pm)
Yeah, my driver side rear window works when it wants to. Mostly works in the winter time when its snowing and is likely to be the only one that works when the others are frozen shut. In the summer there is no chance of it working.
#455 of 575 Re: security red light [fabricesalle]
Apr 30, 2009 (7:34 pm)
This is caused by the chip in your key. Sometimes that chip gets worn and will cause the security to go off. Also, make sure the key is dry, sometimes if my key gets moisture on it, it will throw off the security on my car. From time to time it will do this, and then wait for a couple minutes and it usually does.
#456 of 575 Re: BUICK 2000 CENTURY [irok1953]
Apr 30, 2009 (7:41 pm)
This happened to me! I drive a 2000 Buick Century as well. I switched my nob that controls the amount of air that blows out (the one the far left) to the second spot from the off position, it turned off when I turned my car off. The part I needed to fix it is from NAPA, its says Engine Management Products BR77. In your inner fuse box on your passenger side, just take out the fuse if the first thing doesn't work. The second part is difficult to do yourself, its in a very tight spot under the dash mount.
Apr 30, 2009 (8:02 pm)
I have a 2000 Buick Century. I went to the Buick dealership here in VA to get my car inspected (a requirement in VA). Turns out that I had 11 bulbs out, didn't realize this but I replaced them all the next day. I brought in back to the shop the next Friday and they told me that I still had 2 lights out, my front side markers (I replaced them the first time). Turns out there is some sort of electrical problem thats not allowing them to light up. Does anyone know how to wire this or have had this problem before?? I would like to do it myself, because I am pretty handy...... Any help will be appreciated! Thanks
#458 of 575 2003 Buick Century 4 Dr Sedan
May 03, 2009 (8:52 am)
HELLO ALL AND THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY RESPONSES I GET ON THIS QUESTION!!....
I ABSOLUTLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT VEHICLES AND THAT IS BAD BECAUSE I NORMALLY END UP GETTING SCREWED WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING ONE. I FOUND THIS SITE AND HOPEFULLY YOU ALL WILL PREVENT MY NEXT BLUNDER...(IF IT IS ONE)....
I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING AT A 2003 BUICK CENTURY 4 DR SEDAN, VERY NICE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR (NO BODY DAMAGE NO SEAT/STEERING WHEEL/ DASHBOARD/ CONSOLE DAMAGE) BUT IT DOES HAVE 104227 MILES!! THE DEALER IS ASKING $4376.00. I KNOW I CAN TALK HIM DOWN IN PRICE BECAUSE IM PAYING CASH...IM HOPING TO DROP HIM TO THE 3000.00 OR LESS, BUT FIRST I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS CAR IS EVEN WORTH BUYING?? ANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS KNOWN WITH THE CAR?? THE ENGINE IS A ( 3.1L V6 12V MPFI OHV ) I COPIED AND PASTED BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS EITHER. ALSO, THE CAR IS A 4-SPD AUTOMATIC. IF ANYONE HAS ANY OPINIONS/ADVICE ... OR CAN TELL ME TO WALK AWAY OR GO AHEAD ... OR EVEN TO KEEP GOING WITH IT, BUT TO DROP THE PRICE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
#459 of 575 2003 Buick Century - transmission?
May 03, 2009 (9:01 pm)
I am looking at a 2003 Century with 60,000 miles on it and took it for a test drive. The car is in absolute perfect condition and is a "steal" for the price. The Engine sounds and feels great. I was about to go back and buy the car but then I went up a fairly steep hill. The car felt like it was misfiring but it was clearly not the engine. It seemed like it was a transmission issue - like it was slipping. It would go through all the gears but at certain times I was able to replicate the "slipping." I am not a car expert, but I know enough to make my way around them. Is this something that sounds common on a Century?