1997 Buick Century Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1997 Buick Century based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
When the heater only works on high, the most common problem is a blower motor resistor. The correct repair is to replace it with a new resistor.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.