1997 Buick Century Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Buick Century

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1997 Buick Century Problems

Power Window Switch May Fail

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

Heater only works on high

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.

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1997 Buick Century Recalls

Recall 99V348000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY STOP WORKING DUE TO A SEPARATION BETWEEN THE DRIVE PIN AND CRESCENT IN THE CRANK ARM ASSEMBLY.
Recall 98V102000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE OWNER MANUALS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIREMENT INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE VEHICLE HEADLAMP AIMING DEVICE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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1997 Buick Century Reviews

best car iv'e had, only afew minor issues 100,000 miles
Is there anybody out there that has problems with lost of power while driving at a constant speed or upon exceliration?
Nice car. The only issue i have is that the engine is 'sideways'.

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