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2001 Buick Century Questions

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When it gets to 50 the engine willcsound like its speeding up but won't go faster

My check engine light is on service engine light is on but the car runs good but I was told my charcoal canister is bad

2001 Buick Century Custom, 6cyl

Mechanic is now telling me car won't pass CA smog because the AC air compressor is broken and bearings are rubbing making terrible noise. Does the air compressor have anything do do with smog test?

I was given a car. Have to transfer from OH to CA. First step is to get CA smog. Mechanic said it was sitting too long & I'd need to drive it. Computer wasn't recognizing oxygen sensor. But while talking to him, it made weird noises. Mechanic removed what I think was the serpentine belt. Found compressor was damaged. I can live without air conditioning. But he said -- the problem now is -- we can't replace that belt because it is no longer made. I saw the part on-line. Mechanic put the old belt back on. He told me it was dangerous to drive. I'm not sure what to do next. Can the belt be replaced?

My car will reverse but won't drive in drive, my coworker told me to add a whole bottle of stop slip? To it and see if that helps ? Anybody use that stuff before and does it work ? Or should I jus get a new transmission?

When i go to start my car , it makes a "clunking" sound and takes a couple seconds to start. It does not do this every time, but when it does t scares me. Also when i accelerate I notice a jerk or a kick back , especially uphills! If anyone could help that would be great!

Hi I have a coolant leak in my 2001 buick century. Prior to this i had to replace the intake manifold, the timing cover gasket due to a coolant leak. This time it isn't leaking from the intake. I am wondering if it is from the radiator ?? Sorry I dont have that much knowledge when it comes to cars

The past few days it has been extremely hot (90's) so I am wondering if it's because i leave my car on when i run into the store. I have looked underneath my car to see if its my intake and I do not see any leaks(yet). I have had my timing gasket and intake manifold gasket repaired about 6 months ago. can someone help me out please? Very much appreciated.

Is there something other than wiring that I should check? ALso, the coolant temp is good; all the hoses, water pump and coolant are new.

Revs in drive but will move in reverse....stopped going forward at stop sign

I had bought a new battery about 2 months ago and it was working fine. Yesterday my battery wasnt working so my husband jumped it and it was working fine. Now today i go to unlock it by the remote and nothing so i unlocked it manually amd try to start it. Nothing came on, no clicking or sound was being made. This car has had a 5,000$ repair, so my mom says. I had bunch of other problems when i got this car and yet im still having more issues. Do you know if i might need to test the battery or if i need a new starter?

someone was going to do a cooling system flush/back flush on my car, he put the TEE in the vacuum line for the breaks instead of the line coming off the firewall and put water in the hose now I have been told there is water in my engine but it is not seized up but it won't start. HELP please I don't know what to do or how to fix it to get me car up and running again

Changed the front tires the same day lights came on. Tried disconnecting battery to reset computer but the lights come back on. What can be wrong