1998 Buick Century Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Buick Century

1998 Buick Century Problems

Flush cooling system every 60,000 miles

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

Power Window Switch May Fail

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

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

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.

 

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1998 Buick Century Questions

Why when am driving and press the gas paddle it does not accelerate and does not speed up and feels like its going to shut off what would the problem be? (1 answer)

Hi, I have a 98 Buick that overheats whether driving or still. The radiator is 4-5 years old I've done the water pump and 2 thermostats in the last year. I've also flushed it and bled it properly. Also I just changed 3 fan relays and it still overheats. (1 answer)

Hi, I have a 98 Buick that overheats whether driving or still. The radiator is 4-5 years old I've done the water pump and 2 thermostats in the last year. I've also flushed it and bled it properly. Also I just changed 3 fan relays and it still overheats. It's not mixing water and there...

Can I drive back and forth to work with a broken sway bar for about 5 days? (1 answer)

It's only a couple miles each way and I can't afford to fix it for 5 days or so. It just broke. It broke on the passenger side right at the end of the bar where it connects to the control arm. Please let me know. It is my only vehicle. Thanks.

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1998 Buick Century Recalls

Recall 99V356000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE VERTICAL HEAD LAMP ADJUSTING DEVICE MAY NOT BE CALIBRATED PROPERLY.
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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1998 Buick Century Reviews

I don't understand this car has very bad brake problems they sound metal to metal all the time have replaced 2 times a year is only drove around town local. Maybe someone can tell me about these brakes the back wears not the front, and every thing that can be change has been and still doesn't work. please email me with any help
replacing head gaskets
My girlfriend bought her Buick Century new in 1998. She`s gone through two sets of window motors at a cost of $400 each. That`s $3,200 total! Now the brakes have the car in the shop and she won`t tell me how much it will cost. But she did say it`s over $500 at the dealer. I think she`s getting ripped off there. I paid to get her A/C fixed for $1,300 at the dealer. Again we got ripped off I feel...

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