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1990 Buick Century

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1990 Buick Century Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will restart and stall when put into gear. After allowing about twenty minutes for the engine and transmission to cool down, the engine will start and the transmission will operate normally. Replacing the torque converter clutch solenoid, transmissi...

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

1990 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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1990 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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1990 Buick Century Reviews

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

Where should I start? I'm 17, and this is my second car (my first was a Shovette lol). I found this car early in March of 2011. It was an old hunk of junk in some lady's barn. It was hers but the water pump went out and then she just used it to store hay and feed the horses from the trunk. I got it for $50, towed it home and slapped a water pump in it and it has been running since. I got it at only 69k miles. The paint is rusted and that's it, the inside is in perfect condition but there is still a little hay in the trunk. This car is big and a lot faster than one would think. If you press the gas, it WILL move. Taking corners is a little thick and lumbering but its fine. The engine is huge and has plenty of power with very little road noise. This thing will run with anything you throw at it, I've taken it on a few road trips and its perfectly great. Its ready to start as soon as you touch the key in the ignition. This thing is a beast, not to mention so comfy to ride in. I'm a Buick buyer for life now.

I bought my 90 Buick Century about 6 months ago. It passed hands many many times and was not well maintained. It was in 2 accidents before I owned it and when I bought it I was mostly just crossing my fingers that it would last more than a month. The odometer read 100k when it got to me but the instrument cluster was broken so god only knows when that stopped working. It seemed like a project car but I was pleasantly surprised. since I replaced the instr. cluster I've added just shy of 20k miles, taken it cross country and back twice, and only done very minor repairs. The water pump went, but that was only about an hours work to replace, and now my power windows are out. I plan to keep this car until it's final day, whenever that may be, and after driving Mazdas and Chryslers and Fords, I will only own Buicks from now on.

I have a 90 buick century, 173,919 miles on ie minamal work through the yrs tillthis ysr now having a stalling problem ew cant figure out, neither can shop. body in good condition except for typical buick blue top coat fading, interior still ranking at almost perfect condition, suspinsion and steering stilll excellent, heating and air excellent, one this stalling problems get fixed ill drive it another 20 yrs. just replaced fuel filtre for first time it was factory filter 20 yrs old . replced thermostate one in last 20 yrs. I love my buick century.

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