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#491 of 575 Re: 1998 Buick Century Digital odometer [borisbuick]
Feb 28, 2010 (1:22 pm)
Well today, Feb 28, 2010, I replaced the Headlight switch. This DID NOT fix the problem. But the black connector plug that plugs into the headlight switch is burnt and melted. Looks like the Black with white stripe wire and the brown wire got hot and melted the plastic. I have a Haynes Manual that covers 1997 to 2002 Century’s and the wiring diagrams are not specific enough for just a 1998. I will do more testing with a Volt meter and a better wiring diagram if I can find one. In a nutshell, DO NOT rush out and buy a $50-$90 Headlight Switch. Dave
#492 of 575 99 Buick Century Misfiring
Mar 01, 2010 (12:57 pm)
I have a 99 buick century with 164k that recently started misfiring. I am not looking to put a lot of money into it b/c I am wanting to sell it as soon as it is running. I changed all plugs and still having same issue. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and had any solutions. I have been told to replace coils and ignition module. But I do not know how to test if the coils or the module are the issue. PLEASE HELP!!
#493 of 575 Re: Electrical Mayhem Please Help! [loopsy]
Mar 23, 2010 (5:09 am)
I'm having almost the exact same problem with my '95 Buick Century. Please let me know what you find out.
#494 of 575 help please!
Apr 17, 2010 (8:48 am)
My 99 buick century is having a problem where it keeps blowing a 10amp bcm cluster fuse and thus causing my car not to start. I've had 2 different sets of people work on it and neither solved the problem....one changed the neutral safety switch I believe and the other well they did nothing but charge me a ton of money.......anyone else had this problem or something similar? Any help appreciated.
#495 of 575 Re: help please! [mhirn3]
Apr 20, 2010 (7:00 pm)
use a volt meter and two long wires with aligator clips on each end and use it to find where the wires go. then follow them til you find where its shorting at most of the time its the trailer hitch connection thats shorting the whole thing.
#496 of 575 Need to replace Torque Strut Buick century 1994, Help Please
Apr 23, 2010 (6:11 am)
Need to replace the Torque Strut on my 1994 Buick century. Was taken in for inspection and was told that in order to Pass I need to get that done. (the guy even showed me what I need to get done)
Called around and got quotes anywhere from $80 to almost $300.
Needless to say I am not going anywhere close to them.
I checked online and the part is $9.99 at Auto zone.
Seems like it's on top, right under the hood and held together with 2 bolts.
Could it be that easy to remove. Just losen up the bolts, take the old one out and put the new one in. Or is it more complicated?????????????
Have to mention I have NO CAR REPAIR EXPERIENCE, other than checking my fluid levels.
Thanks for taking the time to read and I will check back this afternoon after work to see what the responses are.
Have A GREAT DAY.
#497 of 575 Re: Need to replace Torque Strut Buick century 1994, Help Please [doggal]
Apr 29, 2010 (11:34 am)
I am planning on working on it this weekend since the weather will be gorgeous.
Just want to know if I have to somehow support the motor from the bottom (like raising it a bit) or if I can just undo the bolts, take the old one out and put the new one in.
Please answer the question if you can. Really appreciated
#498 of 575 Re: Need to replace Torque Strut Buick century 1994, Help Please [doggal]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 29, 2010 (11:42 am)
1. Disconnect battery ground cable, then remove mount retaining nuts from below frame mounting bracket.
2. Remove transaxle mount nuts, then install suitable engine support fixture.
3. Raise engine only enough to provide clearance for mount removal.
4. Remove mount to engine bracket nuts, then mount
5. Reverse procedure to install. Tighten to specifications.
Book labor is only .5 hour but I'm worried about the cheap part you're buying. List price is almost $100. How can you get it for $10 bucks?
#499 of 575 Re: 1999 Buick Instrument Cluster [matrixjjj]
May 18, 2010 (9:34 pm)
I can provide you with detailed instructions to disassemble the dash and get to the cluster. I repair instrument clusters, so there is no need for a replacement and no need for reprogramming the mileage which is extremely costly. You can contact me ANCTechnologies AT hotmail.com.
#500 of 575 Re: LED Odometer replacement and correction [rjp1952]
May 18, 2010 (9:40 pm)
The actual mileage is stored on the cluster itself. Your problem layed within the circuit board itself, and getting it programmed is going to cost you dearly. I repair instrument clusters for the 97-2004 century where your original mileage would be displayed. contact me at ANCTechnologies at hotmail