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1988 buick century custom hard to start, then runs, buy goes dead when applying more gas while driving

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cadman000
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SOURCE: my car is jerking while accelerating and reaching certain RPM

I would look for a fault in the ignition system such as a cracked spark plug. Might need a scope check to put your finger on the problem

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Hi, these are two separate issue here.

The abnormal shift is isolated within three ares. i would suggest checking the transmission fluid level first to make sure of the proper level. if its low, you will experience Miss shifts of this nature. if the fluid level is sufficient, i recommend moving your inspection to the TCM(transmission control module). this is the control module that initiates the correct shifting intervals and it relays the actual shift signal to the shift solenoids located inside the transmission pan. if the module is malfunctioning, it will affect the shift patterns dramatically. If the module is in good condition, i would then move on to the actual shift solenoids themselves.

These devices preform the engaging of the gears within the transmission as stated above. if this device is not working or is malfunctioning, it will affect the way the transmission shifts. If you have not preformed a proper transmission flush and have not changed the filter for a while, it would help if this maintenance was initiated soon if possible.

Now, concerning the overheating issue. if the fans are running in a correct manner, this will most likely point to a faulty water pump or an faulty thermostat that may be froze(stuck in position not allowing proper water flow). the most common fix will be to preform a radiator flush. during this flush, if you notice a rusty water flow and tiny metal fragments running out the radiator, this will confirm extreme radiator damage to the inner coils and it will have to be replaced or rebuilt. I would recommend flushing the radiator and testing both the water pump and thermostat for there operational value.

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Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: my car is jerking while accelerating and reaching certain RPM

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Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a 96 buick century,if i dont use it battery goes dead

The radio in my 1996 Buick century had a clock light that did not go off when the car was shut off, so the battery would go dead after 2 days. Disconnected the radio and all was well. Getting ready for a new radio now.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Buick Century ABS and Low traction light come

brake job ....have it checked ....

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I have a 1999 buick century with a 3.1 engine stop running while driving,ran codes came back with crank sensor,multiply cylinder misfire changed crank sensor,cleared codes,will start,but idles very rough...


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My buick runs but after about 20 minutes it shuts off and wont start it not to hot and has plenty of spark and gas


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I have a 1988 Buick Century Custom with the 3.8 Liter V-6. It idles rough. Plugs are good Ing wires good. Any suggestions?


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'88 Buick Century Custom the interior dashboard lights will not come on when I turn on my headlights and my radio display goes out too, all the fuses check out fine


there is a inst lamp fuse, is it OK? the headlight switch controls this. most likely it wili need the isnstrumen dimmer switch replaced.... if the fuses are good and are getting power when the headlight switch is on.

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