Question about 1999 Buick Century

1 Answer

What parts are needed to replace heads

What parts do I need to change heads?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,162 Answers

Depends on what all needs to be done, are your valves ok, will you need a few or new lifters, many times you find one or two in sorry condition, bent lifter rods, maybe. but if all the valves are ok and lifters, then about all you will need is a new gasket, clean off old one on head and block. you will need a torque wrench and new head bolts, you can do a search for your vehicle and learn more. it is a long job because you have to remove the carb, if you have one, the intake manifold, the fuel rails if it has injectors, all types of wiring and an probably need to remove the alternator, and air conditioner. a days job but not hard if you understand what your doing.

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1993 ls400 is starting however it is smoking heavily. the oil and filter was changed and the coolant topped off. the engine light is not on and the dashboard light is going off and on. any ideas???


You don't say what color the smoke is.

Blue smoke means the engine is burning oil, so it has very worn internal parts inside. (lots of miles, or very poor maintenance) Not a thing you can do about this, except rebuild the engine, or replace the engine.

Black smoke means that the engine is running too rich, getting too much gas.- Get a complete tune up.

White smoke means that the engine is burning its coolant, which means that you probably need a new head gasket (Best case) or the block, or piston sleeve, or head is cracked. If cracked block or sleeve, then you need a new engine. If head or head gasket, then you only need those parts replaced.

Jun 25, 2011 | 1993 Lexus Ls 400

1 Answer

I need help on how to replace a ford 99 model super cab fan belt and what size belt would I need... also can I tighten the head gasket with a shifter.. cluless? ? Thank you. Carryn


First to get right fan belt you tell folks at parts store year, make & model & engine size and they look it up for you. To change belt depending in which belt you have to loosen alternator, power steering pump etc... bolts and slop old belt off new one on and retighten. (Parts folks can show you how also) If you have a bad head gasket, they need to be replaced not tightened.

Mar 31, 2011 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to set the cam timing when head is off?


Same way as if the heads on. Both timing marks are straight up and you'll need the hold the cams with a fixture or vise grips on the rough part of the cam to hold them with the marks lined up as they will what to turn off the mark. both cams if on the mark though willwant to turn towards each other just a little bit if you don't hold them. this is a good position to put the head on and as you put the gears and chain onto the cam you can turn the cam the litle bit you need to get it to to line up. Put the intake cam gear on first and it's easier. don't turn the engine till you get it right as you can hit the valves to the pistons real easy on this engine and wherever work to the head you did may have to be redone or the head replaced even. Any guides or tensioner parts that look anywhere near worn out need to be replaced and the tensioner need to be cleaned and retracted or just but a new one or the whole timing kit. sure I've used old parts and got away with it but most of the time I ended up doing the job again inside of a year. If you like the peaple your working for change to new timing parts.

Nov 19, 2010 | 2004 Toyota ECHO

1 Answer

I have a 1996 Dodge Neon Sport with a 2.0 DOHC. I need to replace


like the style ,parts more than the value of the car ,providing that the water ports havent rotted away then i take it the cam belt broke and the valves hit the pistons ,well the valves cost about 15/30 euros each depending on vehicle model here so it may pay you to buy a valve spring compressor and change them

Jul 09, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Neon

2 Answers

Can i just replace the head gaskets or do i need to replace alll gaskets


when u replace the head gaskets u must also replace any parts gasket that u remove (valve covers, intake manifold etc.) to get the heads off, they sell what is called a "Valve Grind" gasket set that is what u need, it will have all the gaskets in it u need..

May 27, 2010 | 1991 Buick Century

2 Answers

How hard is it to replace and how much will it


Not hard, just time consuming. It's only $12 a gasket. You will need an intake gasket to because that also has to come off. The trick is just to LABEL EVERYTHING before pulling all the parts off the manifold and heads. Make sure to drain the oil and antifreeze first and also disconnect the battery.
You can view a full free online repair manual with step by step guides and illustrations for your car for FREE at autozone.com

Jul 10, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Need to change head lamp


hi the head lights are pretty simple if you look closely there is a screw with a handle you can turn remove those and just behind hte lights pull the latchs up and remove the whole thing then from there you can change or replace parts

Jan 21, 2009 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

1 Answer

Water in cylinder


The absolute "cheapest" fix is to go to your local auto parts store & buy a can of a product that is called "Block Seal" or something like that (terminology changes from region to region); tell the parts guy your problem & he will sell you the right stuff. Read & follow the directions. I cannot guarantee that it will work 100% (as we both have no way of knowing exactly how bad the situation is without disassembly), BUT, I have personally used "Block Seal" several times, and have had good results.
Try it. If it works, you will haved tons of $$$. If it does not work, you will need to pull the head & replace the head gasket. Hope this helps.

Oct 03, 2008 | 1994 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Buick Century Logo

30 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7711 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...