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Buick Century, Brakes
#13 of 32 Buick Century Brake Squeal
Oct 15, 2008 (8:45 am)
My 2003 Buick Century is perfect in every way otherwise, but damp weather makes the (rear, I think) brakes squeal terribly for the first few stops.
The mechanic does not seem worried but the sound makes me cringe, I dread the sound and the looks I get from others who hear the gosh-awful noise.
The other day I met someone with the same model and he has the same problem.
Suggestions? Solutions? Thanks for any advice.
#14 of 32 Brake Warning Light
Nov 13, 2008 (7:26 am)
I recently took my '95 Century in for an oil change, and when I started it after my brake light came on and stayed on. I checked the fluid level and topped it off, but then the next day the light came back on. My ABS light has been on sine I got the car 6 months ago, I don't know if they are related. Could something have happened while I was getting my oil changed? There was not a problem (to my knowledge) before this.
#15 of 32 Re: Brake Warning Light [themb]
Dec 19, 2008 (8:44 am)
I have the same issue with a '97 Century with the brake warning light on intermittently at first, now most of the time. But I do not have an ABS light on. This has been happening for approximately a month now. Would appreciate anything ideas on this.
#16 of 32 Re: Buick Century Brake Squeal [achybraky]
Jan 28, 2009 (2:06 pm)
Mine has the same exact problem as achybraky. It's terrible. I have to drive about 3 blocks using the brakes off and on before I can depend on them being there when I need them. Mine used to only have the problem during rain or if it was really humid, now it happens almost every time I get in the car.
#17 of 32 2002 Buick Century Rusted Brake Line
Apr 25, 2009 (6:02 am)
Mom's car has only 45,000 miles.The brake line rusted out.Anyone else have this problem?
#18 of 32 HELP Buick 1994 intermittent loss of brakes!
Jun 25, 2009 (5:43 pm)
1. I loose my brakes intermittently. I am usually going slow (Thank God!) but I just pump them and they come back. I never know when it is going to happen. I have had it checked with numerous dealers and know one can find a problem. CAN ANYONE HELP!!
Also, I was just told I needed new front struts and an o-ring (not sure of the name) the ring that holds the muffler in place in rear of car, to keep it from going back and forth. Also had a tire replaced, some mechanic put the wrong size on the car! He put a 195 instead of 185. Anyway, Now my car has a low grinding sound coming from the back. And, it does not drive as smooth as it did. The car has 65M miles... my brother thinks I got taken. Any advise on these issues?? Appreciate any help! Thanks!
#19 of 32 Re: HELP Buick 1994 intermittent loss of brakes! [lja06]
Jul 30, 2009 (4:52 pm)
My mom's 2001 Buick Century had the problem with intermittant brake loss. The brakes would work fine one time, then go clear to the floor the next. You never knew when you had brakes. Our mechanic was very frustrated, but finally found that the inner pad on one of the calipers had collapsed inside the caliper. Apparently, they usually fall clear out if they fail. This one worked part of the time because it was crammed into the bottom of the space. Hope this helps!
#20 of 32 Buick Century
Aug 31, 2009 (10:23 am)
I have a Buick Century Custom 1998 and need to replace the whole parking brake cable because it rusted away. Anyone have instructions on doing this? Also how can I rustproof the underside of the car?
#21 of 32 2002 Left Rear brake problem
Sep 25, 2009 (5:25 am)
2002 Century with 107K.
The left rear wheel makes a awful noise and locks up when braking at low speed. The Service Engine Soon light, Anti-Lock light, and Trac Off light come on when put in reverse.I have looked at the lining's and drum and everything seems to be fine. Wheel clyinder is not leaking. Is this a ABS issue, wheel bearing issue. I have seen different posts on this issue on this forum but cannot get the full post or answers.
Thanks for any help
#22 of 32 Re: 2002 Left Rear brake problem [tempfixit]
Sep 26, 2009 (6:47 pm)
Today I scuffed the brake shoes and drum with some sandpaper, blew the dust off and put back together. It fixed the problem. No more noises or brake locking up.
Hope this helps someone else if they have the same problem.