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Questions tagged [century]

Manufactured by Buick, the Century was a full-size car from 1936 to 1942, then again from 1954 to 1958. Later, it was a mid-size car from 1973 to 2005.

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What size is my oil drain plug?

2002 Buick Century The last time that the oil was changed was in a shop (Sears). That plug is in really tight. The odd part is that I can't seem to get a wrench on it good enough. 5/8" is too big, so ...
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1999 Buick Century has no power (no lights, won't crank, no remote door unlock)

The other day I came out after work to go home, put the key in the ignition and tried to start it up. Nothing, like the car had no power. No lights, nothing. After a few minutes the car suddenly ...
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2004 Buick century AC problem

My 2004 Buick century is having AC problems while I'm sitting in idle my car AC blows ice cold air but once I start to drive at about 35mph it starts to blow warm air and when I stop at a light or put ...
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Can a year-old oil-in-coolant situation fix itself?

So a year ago I took my 2003 Buick Century Custom to get an oil change. The mechanic there told me he found oil in my cooling system and that I should start looking for a new car. I moved out of town ...
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Heater cycles between hot and cold, overheating

I have a 2001 Buick Century, my heater cycles between blowing hot and cold air. I have recently flushed my radiator as well as replaced the coolant. My temperature gauge rises to a point that the ...
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2002 Buick Century

2002 Buick Century will every so often not start. I get in it and turn the key to start. Nothing. Lights all come on. Lights do not dim. Starter does not make any noise. Battery is new as well as the ...
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Doea a 2004 buick century have a timing belt?

Does a 2003 Buick century have a timing belt?
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2001 buick century security system preventing car from starting

purchased a new key security light stays on then turns off car still does not turn on on line video suggest to bypass security system by soldering a resistor of equal value to the key to the wires ...
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What is this PCV hose connector near the throttle body?

I have a 1994 Buick Century 3.1L V6 I know that the PCV hoses in my car need some TLC; that fact is readily apparent because someone has liberally applied zip ties to some of them to keep them in ...
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Will it harm an engine to use 10W oil when it calls for 5W?

I have a 1994 Buick Century with a 3.1L V6. The cap on the oil reservoir calls for 5W-30 oil. I know that the engine is full of 10W-30 oil. I know that the number ahead of the "W" is an indication ...
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Door panel removal

I have a 1994 Buick Century and I'm trying to take the rear door panel off and I just cannot figure out how to remove the faux woodgrain plastic piece that sits around the handle and lock lever. The ...
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Stripped out head for rocker arm bolt

I have a rocker arm in my '03 Century Custom that has stripped out the head. I tried to tap it and helicoil it but unfortunately the tap went sideways. I am thinking that I may be able to drill and ...
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Chaning turn signal flasher in a 1996 Buick Century

I need to know how many flashers a 1996 Buick Century has and how to change a flasher?
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Does a 2001 Buick Century have a timing belt or chain?

I am trying to find out if a Buick Century 2001 has a timing belt or timing chain?
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air bag light stuck on [closed]

when I turn my car on the air bag light blinks about 7 times and it stays on. Not sure how to handle this or determine the problem. I hear it can be 400 -1000 to get this fixed and handled I'd like to ...
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2003 Buick Century dies when left turn signal is used in the dark/ right blinker stuck

I have a 2003 Buick Century. This car has automatic headlights The Automatic Headlights turn on all lights front and rear and headlamps starting at twilight or on a dark cloudy day and definitely at ...
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2003 Buick Century Right Turn Signal Stuck when dark out, car dies when left gets used

I have a 2003 Buick Century and whenever it is dark out my car turns my lights on automatically upon turning the car on, the right blinker stays solid. This has been going on for a while but now when ...
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2004 buick century ft pass / rear driver side pwr window goes up not down

Removed frt pass side window regulator to check for normal operation works fine/up and down. Checked window motor with pwr probe for normal operation works fine/ up and down. Checked window switch ...
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2000 Buick Century not running after spark plug change

I had someone come look at my car (big mistake I should have done I it myself). He said the spark plugs needed to be changed and while he was changing them he was revving the engine. He didn't put the ...
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Finding a constant and non constant power wire in a car

The car I have is a 2001 Buick century. I have a after market push to start kit. It came with a main unit and the diagram shows that a brown wire is for a constant power when the engine is on. And a ...
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replacing wheel studs on a 92 Buick century

Some of my studs are crossthreaded from the last mechanic who replaced my tires and wasn't paying attention to his impact wrench. The problem is, there is no space to get the new studs in, and I had ...
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My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century

My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century for the first time every day. It will stall out especially at a stop, but starts right back up and it stutters. Plus, the service ...
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how to find part number for slide-out tray cover that has cigarette lighter

I have a 2003 Buick Century. The cigarette lighter is located within this tray as part of the dashboard at the bottom (below the radio). This tray pulls out and it has this stiff piece of plastic at ...