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Climate controls seem to be operating fine. When the problem 1st began, it went back to blowing cool 2 days later w/o any repairs.
Replaced electric fan motor, radiator is circulating good, water pump not leaking.
Service engine light on and went off on own prior to coil and filter can I unclog cat? Told replace
Now I can see everything on the odometer just can't see the miles on it nor when I I put it in park,drive, reverse, neutral. So what could be the problem
The only issue I am having is: it's dripping oil when parked. The oil drippings are fairly small. ( about the size of a QUARTER). I had Intake Manifold replaced by friend of a friend in DEC. of 2012. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you,
Brian J. Butler
P.S. BTW Mechanic is not yet Certified. Attending Mechanic school this month. He does have experience thou..
later went to start it and started right up. there is little lag in the starting but has started each time. this happened about a week ago. worried if it is the starter, ignition switch or gear range finder in tranny.
after replacing both & i past the emission part oif the smog but the check engine light still reads o2 sensor
05 Century has over 227K miles. Have the oil changed regularly, been running full synthetic for over a year. 7 months ago replaced the thermostat, only knew it was stuck open because it failed emissions test. Problem #1 A few weeks ago it suddenly smelled of burning antifreeze. I drive about 500 miles a week some heavy traffic through Boston area, car does not overheat, AC worked last summer but not now. Heat seems to work fine, defroster is not working as well as it used to. The stench inside the car is awful, can't smell it outside. Not sure if it's relevant, but there is a glob of dried orange gunk where the water pump connects to the head. (car takes dex cool) it's been there for a very long time and doesn't get bigger.
Car started clacking at low speeds front right wheel area. Nothing looks broken or damaged except the upper strut mounts are severely corroded due to horrible winters here. I watched a video of a car being driven with a bad strut mount/bearings and it sounded exactly like mine. Almost like a trotting horse, and stops at around 25-30 mph. Can't feel it in the steering wheel and seems to corner fine. I have had cars with issues with a control arm, broken sway bar, and worn tie rods and this doesn't feel or sound like those did.
I'm just hoping someone can give me an idea if my suspicions are correct. I'm a single female and tend to get the runaround, even at reputable shops. My son and nephew who are back yard mechanics are planning to do the repairs.
93 buick century my reverse dose not working all others are working only the reverse is not working
Yesterday i went to start my car and no sound nothing , no lights came on just dead. So we took the battery to autozone to get it charged and put battery in and viola it started. Now that is has sat overnight battery is back drained. We just got our alternator rebuilt so we believe the starter is causing the problem. Could that be the case?? I dont kno what else could drain a battery overnight like this.
the fitting on Freon cans is a different size than my car. the car is from Canada. is there differt size fitting for Canadian cars?
won't start when hot at times. Dead key - no crank.
Actually a 1988 Buick century limited, 3.8 and the fuel pump relay the web sites I check is wrong as I pull relay and car will still run and start with relay disconnected.
i put a radio un my car and drove it come home cut off cut it back on drove home cut the headlights on car stalled.
Recently bought a cabin air filter from autozone told them the make, year and model of the car and the filter was the wrong size. I threw away the old filter because i didnt think i would have this problem. Now i have no clue what size filter to get. The only option i have is to go to a junk yard and get one off another buick century
AC does not blow cold air. Went to a shop to get it recharged and was told there is a leak. From my assumption it is tge radiator because coolant does stay in there long. Leaks out after a few days. Also tried using R134 can of refrigerant and it did nit work either. Some advice would be helpful.
I went to get my ac recharged at a shop and was told it was a leak. I believe its the radiator that leaks because coolant does not stay in the car for long within a couple days its all gone.Also we tried recharging with R134 can and that did not work either. Any help would be nice!
took car for drive and it stopped running. Just shut down??