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#525 of 592 Car won't start
Feb 28, 2011 (12:17 pm)
I have a Buick Century 1994 with 70K miles on it. Drove it yesterday and this morning it does not want to start. New battery a month ago.
What could be wrong ?
#526 of 592 Re: Car won't start [doggal]
Mar 02, 2011 (7:08 pm)
Wanted to add something else. I opened the hood yesterday again and looked around. this thing is frustrating me. I notice that standing in front of the car facing the windshield, on the left side of the engine block (the silvery top) there is a hose about 3/8 to 1/2 inch diameter coming from the block and is cracked were it enters the block and on the other end I have no idea where it's suppose to go, because it's not connected. The end of it is a very tiny diameter (no more than 1/8 of an inch. I looked for my Haynes repair manual to see what it's called or where it suppose to be connected, but I can't find the book right now. Can anyone shed some light as to where it's suppose to go and what it is. I will try to take a picture of it tomorrow.
Also my neighbor suggested that I get someone with an analyzer to connect to the car to see why it's not doing anything.
Would that be recommended and how much might that cost me?
Before I have it towed to the shop I would like to have an idea of what's wrong to see if it's worth fixing. Also I have experience with the shops that if you just go in there they will try to "hook" you up with every part available.
So if you have any idea, please respond.
#527 of 592 Re: Car won't start [doggal]
Mar 03, 2011 (11:46 am)
Here is what I am talking about
#528 of 592 Re: Car won't start [doggal]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2011 (12:17 pm)
Looks like part of your Evaporative Emissions System and that won't affect starting.
#529 of 592 Re: drop in fuel efficiency [rojeurdescar]
Mar 07, 2011 (6:50 pm)
there a few thing to think about. How are your tires for one thing may sure there 32 lbs in all of the tires. also fuel inj. cleaner.. fuel filter can be good bad and you will drop in the winter.
#530 of 592 Re: Low Speed Blower [gabhanjacisa]
Mar 07, 2011 (6:55 pm)
there bulb under there that blow out. you can take the hold thing off in 10 minutes and put it back together in 15 min. there's only 8 or 10 bolts hold to hold think up. after you undo the bolts you should be about to get to the bulb. and see what ones you need
#531 of 592 Buick Century Heater/AC Control
Mar 08, 2011 (12:32 pm)
I have a 2003 Century. When the heater/AC knob is turned from Max AC all the way to defrost there is no change. The AC comes on but the air flows out all the vents regardless where the knob is. When on defrost, heat, vent, ac or anything else it will come out the floor, dash, vent outlets etc... Anyone have an idea?
#532 of 592 Re: Buick Century Heater/AC Control [trailgypsy]
Mar 08, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Just a thought. I had the control knob strip on my o2 Century so that it would not turn the control shaft when you turned the knob. Dealer had a new knob in stock for a couple bucks. That took care of my problem Good Luck Rojeur
#533 of 592 Re: Buick Century Heater/AC Control [rojeurdescar]
Apr 23, 2011 (8:47 am)
By the way, you can also get control knobs at auto parts stores. My 2000 Century had a knob break, took it to a local store and visually matched to one of theirs, works fine, looks 90% like the original.
May 19, 2011 (1:52 am)
I need to replace my left headlight, I have taken it to the shop and everyone has told me that my headlight is fine. But it looks like its not working but the lights are on, but I got pulled over and the cop said that it wasn't working. I really like to get it fixed, I would really like to fix this problem. Can someone help me please!!!!