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1990 Buick Century Problems

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Most Common 1990 Buick Century Problems

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
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...
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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1 Known 1990 Buick Century Brakes Problem

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

3 Known 1990 Buick Century Drive Train Problems

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 re...
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 r...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

3 Known 1990 Buick Century Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
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...
If the ABS light on the instrument panel illuminates, our technicians recommend checking the brake lamps first. It could indicate that a brake light is not working or has burned out.

8 Known 1990 Buick Century Engine Problems

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.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

2 Known 1990 Buick Century Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

0 Known 1990 Buick Century Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known 1990 Buick Century Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known 1990 Buick Century Miscellaneous Problem

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

4 Known 1990 Buick Century Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The steering rack may fail causing the steering to become hard to turn.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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Known 1990 Buick Century Problems & Complaints

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
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 re...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
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...
The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be chec...
The steering rack may fail causing the steering to become hard to turn.
This engine may leak oil from the valve cover gasket.
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.
The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.
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 r...
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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