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when i hold the brakes the car stalls out but no check engine light is on
Disconnect and plug the brake booster vacuum line and then see if vehicle still stalls when you hit the brakes. You most likely have a bad brake booster leaking vacuum and stalling engine.
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How much does it cost to replace a brake booster
One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy to detect due to the fact that there is usually brake fluid leaking on the ground...
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Should spark plugs be replaced early if 1999 buick century is over 18 years old?
It certainly would not hurt to remove the spark plugs to take a look at them to determine if they need to be replaced. A normal looking spark plug will have a grayish tan color to the threads and electrode....
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2003 buick century hard to start varible idle conditions smooth power
It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes...
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Call stalls when brakes applied
Disconnect the vacuum source to the booster and plug it right at the intake (i.e., to eliminate all hoses). The problem should, of course, go away during this test but the purpose of this is to rule out the possibility...
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2003. BUick. CEntury. When engine i can hearvent solanoid pulsating. Like a playing card in a bicycle wheel. Is that normal
Hi there. A consistent ticking noise that is accompanied by a random misfire is often an indication of either loose valve lifters or fuel injectors that are not firing correctly. If the check engine light is illuminated, then there will...
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My 2003 buick century will not shift out of 1st gear and speedometer doesnt work. Can you send a machanic
Hi there. You can request to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a car is hard to shift inspection to determine what is causing this problem by clicking this link. It is possible that...
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drivers side power window will not go down on 1999 buick Century
Hello, thank you for writing in. The window motor may have failed, and replacing it is a good idea. If you have a voltmeter, you can test that the motor is receiving power when the switch is pressed to go...
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Need price for oil pan gasket replacement on 2003 Buick Century
Hi there. If you'd like to receive a price quote for a new oil pan gasket being installed on your Buick Century, simply click this link to the oil pan gasket service page. Once on that page, you'll click the...
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Antilock warning stay on after I start the ignition on 2004 Buick Century, also the Traction control light stays on
This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is not...
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2005,Buick,century oil light comes on filled with three quarts car stalls
Hi Marie. Thanks for contacting us today. If you had to add three quarts of oil in the engine of your Buick Century, then you likely have a rather aggressive oil leak or consumption problem. This could be due to...
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Oxygen sensors
Hi There, You may want to have the car hooked up to a diagnostic computer to determine which O2 sensor may be causing the problem. There are also a number of other things that can also cause poor fuel mileage....
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03 buick century p1810 code and wont shift into 3rd gear, transmission has been replaced
Hi there. The major problem with ECU's is that they don't forget stored codes unless instructed to do so. This means that if you were getting this error code; which might be something wrong with the transmission control valve for...
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I blew a head gasket and then I got a bottle of blue devil it seems it sealed but when I start my 2003buick century it grinds
Hi there. The biggest problem with 'engine seal' liquids is that they typically create more problems than create solutions. Unfortunately, when these products are used, it's incredibly difficult to diagnose what's causing your issues without completing a physical inspection. It's...
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I have no brakes driving and no brakes light came on to let me know
Hi there. The brake warning light does not always indicate a failure of the brake system. In some cases, when brakes stop working instantly without warning, it's typically caused by a broken brake fluid line or brake system component (like...
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Idle rough
There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen...
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I HEAR A KNOCKING WHEN DRIVING CAR AND TURNING
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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New tires yesterday and later my brake light came on. Pedal pressure lost, then came back, light still on! 99 Buick Century
Hi Adam. Thanks for submitting the question. Unfortunately, there really is no way to prove what caused the brake line damage without fully understanding and seeing every step of service. When replacing tires, the brake lines are not touched in...
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Does not start
It sounds like you may have an issue with the starter being properly aligned not allowing the starter gear to properly engage the flywheel. When this happens, this may produce a loud scraping noise as you describe. This happens when...
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Pulsing sound coming from engine of 98 buick century ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be stalling once in gear for several reasons. To start, check the level and condition of your transmission fluid. Low or dirty fluid will cause issues with the pressure, and can...

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