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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Buick Century

Buick Century Models:

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Buick Century Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
 

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Buick Century Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 19, 1995

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH REAR OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES THAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED LOAD. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 1992

Summary: THE POWER SEAT OR RECLINER WIRING HARNESS CAN BE PINCHED OR CAN CHAFE ON THE SEAT FRAME OR SPRING SUPPORT ROD, WEARING THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION AND CAUSING AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

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Brakes, August 10, 1993

Summary: THE BRAKE HOSES WERE MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY, AND DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 106, "BRAKE HOSES."

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Drive Train, November 29, 1991

Summary: THE REVERSE SERVO APPLY PIN MAY BIND IN THE CASE WHICH COULD CAUSE REVERSE BAND DISTRESS (LOSS OR SLIPPING OF REVERSE), REVERSE BAND DRAG IN DRIVE RANGE (POOR PERFORMANCE -- POOR POWER), OR THE TRANSMISSION TO REMAIN IN REVERSE WHILE THE SHIFT INDICATOR SHOWS NEUTRAL GEAR POSITION.

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Electrical & Lights, May 13, 1992

Summary: THE OPTIONAL REMOTE ENTRY MODULE MAY HAVE A FAULT WHICH CAUSES RANDOM ACTUATION OF INTERIOR LAMPS, DOOR LOCKS, AND/OR TAILGATE RELEASE. THIS ACTUATION MAY OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE OR UNATTENDED.

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Buick Century Questions and Answers

tiggerore, 1990 Buick Century, 3.3L V6, West Warwick, RI

this is for a 1987 buick century limited. we need to know how to replace the muffler. can you tell me if the pipes have to be welded together or use clamps. please let me know the lowest economi...

Bob203, 1990 Buick Century, 3.3L V6, Bayside, NY

This is actually a Buick Electra Station Wagon 1986, V-8.
I had the engine replaced. The mechanic disconected the positive cankcase ventilation blower. can this cause the newly re-built engine to...

doc383, 1990 Buick Century, 3.3L V6, Fulton, NY

How to tell if radiator has an oil cooler or not

doc383, 1990 Buick Century, 3.3L V6, Fulton, NY

On the disc brake calipers are the "sliders' the bolts that go from the back side of the caliper to the front side. Are these what need to be greased when you install new pads?{The bolts ...

buickdriver, 1990 Buick Century, Rock Island, IL

just changed starter and battery for 1987 buick century. now the motor turns over but nothing happening is it maybe the fuel regulator or pump or just not getting spark im thinking question is wher...

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Buick Century Reviews

Its a good first car for any kid... but its a money pit... just simply cuz its a out dated car from a era ware we cut corners . Nothing like a good ol classic.. American muscle

I have had my Buick Century since I was 16 years old and I am currently 21. I started off with about 80k miles and have babied it ever since. She has 140k miles and runs like new now that I replaced a few things on her. I had to replace all of the hoses for the cooling system due to leaks. The biggest expense ($700) though for repairs was the exhaust manifold gasket. I did do some aftermarket performance parts for it such as dual flowmaster super 10 exhaust, a weapon- r ram intake and a few electronic upgrades just to get some better fuel economy. Now I get an average of 27mpg in the summer and 24-25mpg in the winter. The window motor in the driver window also failed on me. About a year after I got the car I had a bunch of lights come up in my dash such as the coolant light, the low oil light, low tire light and a service engine light. The coolant one was obvious because I had leaky hoses but I could never figure out the other two. They went away on there own most of them did. I had to get a mechanic to clear the tire one. Also for some reason, when it shifts it shifts kind of slow. It has a delay between gears.

Good car...always starts in the cold...problems with the wiper blades and motors for the wipers...prevalent problem,,,engine is powerful and not bad on gas...a lot of problems with the power window motors...replaced two in two years of owning this car....

Is there anybody out there that has problems with lost of power while driving at a constant speed or upon exceliration?

I HAVE A 1990 BUICK CENTRY 3300 I HAVE CHANGED INJECTORS FUEL PUMP FUEL REGALATOR IT TRYS TO RUN BUT WONT THE COIL PACK HAS 3 SEPERIT COILS I NEED TO KNOW DOES THE#1 AND#4 COIL GO TOWARDS THE ALTANATOR OR TOWARDS THE READITOR AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE FIRING ORDER IS ROTATION IS CLOCKWISE PLEASE HELP