Q: What is the problem when I'm driving in a parking lot and my 98 Buick Century limited is stopping on breaks if on the gas ?

asked by on

When I'm in a parking lot about to take off and my car make a sound as if I hit the breaks really hard and I don't have my foot on the break

My car has 132688 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What is the problem when I'm driving in a parking lot and my 98 Buick Century limited is stopping on breaks if on the gas ?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: what does it mean when you let off brake and you hear a click

You are hearing the shift lock solenoid that unlocks the shifter so you can get the car out of park. This is normal. The solenoid is not as noisey when the solenoid and mechanism is newer but may be a...

Q: Gas pedal hard to press, car wouldn't move

The "stiff" gas pedal issue is most likely caused by a dirty throttle body in the air intake system. Cleaning the throttle body should relieve this symptom. The lack of "Drive" selection, unless first selecting "Reverse", could be a loose...

Q: Car makes popping noise while turning

Hi there. If your car is making popping noises when turning or over inclines, there is probably a problem with the suspension. Common reasons for such noises may be, worn ball joints, worn suspensions bushings, or blown shocks. I would...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.