1999 Buick Century Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Buick Century

1999 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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1999 Buick Century Questions

I need the exact location of the fuel purge valve on the 1999 Buick Century. All the diagrams I've seen don't pinpoint it, and I've bought the part but still can't see it. (1 answer)

My front passenger side turn signal won't blink. Why? (1 answer)

why does my 1999 buick century want to quit when i remove the gas cap? (1 answer)

if i remove gas cap there is a dramatic change in my car, it wants to quit. when i put gas in it and then replace the cap I have to almost keep my foot on the gas to keep it from dying. and it remains like that for about the first couple miles after putting gas in car. this is the only time the c...

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1999 Buick Century Recalls

Recall 04V375000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE OVERHEAD SIGN ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS.
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 99V170000
SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WITH THE KEY IN THE "ON" POSITION, EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MOTOR SHORTS TO ITS CASE AND GROUNDS THROUGH A FLEXIBLE BRAKE FLUID PIPE.

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1999 Buick Century Reviews

My car has 164202. It's a nice car. The only thing I don't like about it is that it looks like a granny car. The ride is smooth and quiet. The outside is in good shape. The inside is also pretty clean. The car is very reliable. The only things I've had to fix is the waterpump, thermostat, belt, belt tensioner, tires, and wheel alignment. There are some other things that also need to be fixed su...
1999 Buick Century, surprised me with ten years of comfortable ride. I had an engine gasket replacement and the clutch is slipping now at 115K. It actually looks like the trans fluid is overfilled , this may be the reason. I hope to run it to 160K miles or more. Also had the AC recharged ones. My stupid Toyota matrix at 97K blew an exhaust valve in one of the engine cylinders. Damn tyo. corp. s...

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