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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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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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I have an 01 Malibu that runs sluggish and stalls. Noticed the smell of fuel when running the heat.
If you have a heavy fuel smell coming into the cars interior then you should check the fuel pressure regulator and fuel lines for leaking fuel. You should disconnect the vacuum line to regulator to see if fuel is coming...
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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva leaking brake fluid from brake hose
It sounds like brake fluid is leaking from one of the brake line crimp fittings. This is a dangerous scenario, as it can lead to lack of braking ability. I recommend having a professional replace the brake line and bleed...
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Trans is making a loud clunk when I put it in drive
If there are faulty motor mounts those should be repaired. Once that repair is made, if the noise persists, a noise of that "type" is often due to faulty axle joints. In your circumstance, though, inasmuch as work was performed...
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Would you guys put the right shim on my starter for me
Yes, absolutely. To request starter installation and shimming, as required, please use yourMechanic's starter replacement service link. That link will give you an instant, exact quote and allow you to schedule the service right at your location, at your convenience....
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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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Car won't start, can hear fuel pump humming so I tried starting fluid in air intake and it ran for few seconds..this is second tim
You should have the computer tested to see if you have cam or crank sensor codes. You may not be getting the injectors turning on due to the camshaft sensor or a weak spark from coils. After computer test then...
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Electrical
Broadly, there are two possibilities: 1) Power to the clock is somehow getting interrupted and that may be an intermittent issue; or 2) There is something wrong with the circuit board or electronics driving the clock and that, too, could...
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Chevy Malibu wouldn't start after short drive, let sit few days and it started and ran great for a week now it won't start again,
You need to check to see if you have ignition spark to spark plugs and check to see if you have fuel pressure at the fuel injectors. Scan the computer for stored codes to see if you have a code...
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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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Speedometer is jumping and my car is jerking
This could be related to a couple of possibilities. The [instrument voltage regulator]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/instrument-voltage-regulator-replacement) regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the gauges in your dash to...
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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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I'm having issues with AC blower controls flap will go from face to feet after a few minutes then comes back randomly
Hi Fred. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on what you've described, the AC issue you're having could be a bad switch or faulty electrical connection. Based on the fact the vehicle is more than 15 years old now, I...
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How to fix a fan in a 98 Chevrolet Lumina
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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I have a pontiac grand prix. It will start when I turn the key but immediately dies. It will not pull a code when we test it.
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
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My car is stuck in reverse its a 1997 Chevy Lumina
You should check the shift cable to see if it is moving the shift linkage at the transmission. The cable ends go bad and will cause the transmission not to shift through the gears. If cable ends are bad you...
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i have a 03 pontaic grand prix and i changed the heater core and it stoped running what should i do
I would recommend retracing your steps to see if anything was installed incorrectly. It is also possible that the heater core was not the cause of the original issue. If you are in doubt about this repair I would recommend...
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I'm having to jump my solenoid to be able to start my car, is it just that it's bad?
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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when my car starts it runs fine but when I put it in drive and get to around 30mph it shuts off
A partial list of potential causes of the loss of engine power that you are describing would include faults in oxygen sensors, the fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or...

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