About Buick Century
Buick Century is an upscale performance car manufactured by General Motors from 1936 to 1942 and 1954 to 1958, while a mid-size car from 1973 to 2005. The first Buick Century was introduced to replace the Series 60 in 1936. As a model with more than half a century history, Buick Century had made lots of differences and created sales success. Roughly speaking, it had been produced through eight generations.
The seventh generation Buick Century was unveiled in 1982 as a mid-size car. It offered 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon. Engine options were versatile ranging from 2.2 L LN2 inline 4-cylinder engine to 4.3 L LT7 V6 diesel engine. There were three kinds of transmissions including one kind of 3-speed automatic and two kinds of 4-speed automatic transmissions. The redesigned Buick Century introduced in 1997 marked the beginning of the eighth generation (1997-2005). It only offered 4-door sedan in Custom, Limited trim levels that carried over from previous generation. Available engines were 3.1 L 160 hp L82 V6 engine with 185 lb of torque and 3.1 L 175 hp LG8 V6 engine with 195 lb of torque. And transmissions included 4-speed 4T60-E and 4-speed 4T65-E automatic transmissions.
Buick Century Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Enjoy a so long life, Buick Century is always a popular model. However, it still cannot beat the natural law, which is as time passes by, everything will wear out. After Buick Century reaches to a certain mileage, it starts to show some problems.
The number one problem is related with the braking system. The ABS system is designed to help prevent wheels from locking during heavy braking situations, preventing the vehicle from skidding or hydroplaning. While Buick Century owners found that the brake pedal became unresponsive as well as they had to make more efforts to push brake pad, along with the shiny ABS light. If you also have some problem with ABS system, do not panic and start to check your ABS control module.
The number two problem is concerned with the suspension system. Buick Century owners said that the gauges became dim and flickering and the readings on the gauges were not correct and erratic. At the meanwhile, some weird squealing noise kept coming from the dashboard as well as the illuminated Check Engine Light. If your Buick Century is suffering from above symptoms, you should check your instrument cluster and speedometer to determine if they are going bad.
In modern car, many components are electronic to provide quick and convenience to people. Door lock actuator is responsible for locking and unlocking the power locks when the switches are pressed, so if it are used for repeated times, wear and tear will be normal phenomenon. Perform maintenance on it is essential for your vehicle's increased life expectancy.
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