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1997 Buick Century Problems

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Most Common 1997 Buick Century Problems

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 ...
One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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0 Known 1997 Buick Century Brakes Problems

2 Known 1997 Buick Century Drive Train Problems

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...

4 Known 1997 Buick Century Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.

6 Known 1997 Buick Century Engine Problems

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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct ...

1 Known 1997 Buick Century Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

2 Known 1997 Buick Century Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

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.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 1997 Buick Century Maintenance Problem

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known 1997 Buick Century Miscellaneous Problem

2 Known 1997 Buick Century Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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 1997 Buick Century Problems & Complaints

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
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.
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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.
Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct ...
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...
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.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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