Question about 1999 Buick Century

1 Answer

Can I get the computer to give me a mechanical error code? Is there a website where I can find the code if there is one?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 707 Answers

You can buy a diagnostic computer for your car but try this first
with car off, turn key on (but not starting car) in this succession.
on - off - on - off - on then leave the key in the on position (again, without starting), and it "may" begin to blink the engine dash lights in a series (example): flash, flash (pause), flash, flash, flash, (this would be 23 ...and so on. Your owners manual should tell you what the codes mean. If not an auto parts store probably could.
Hope this helps and saves you some money.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • JERRY MCCLOUD Oct 15, 2010

    P.S. I think 12 indicates the end of the coding sequence (flash) pause (flash, flash).



    good luck

  • jason_brule Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks I'll gave that a try.

×

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:

2 Answers

I have a 2008 Saturn Aura. Its throwing 2 codes, $7EA and $7E8. 2 mechanics in my home have never seen these codes.


Honestly, no idea acout Saturn Aura's error codes.
But, looks to me that those two mechanics you called are not really very efficient,
Guess you should look for a GOOD mechanical service and get your car's computer scanned by someone who really knows how to use a scanner,

Jul 17, 2015 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Replaced MAP Sensor, now I have a misfire


My bet is on a bad Oxygen sensor for the random misfire. Don't forget there are upstream and downstream Oxygen sensors. Check the Rock Auto site for prices. It looks like you can replace both for about $60.

Apr 06, 2014 | 1998 Oldsmobile Regency

1 Answer

I have 2006 tarries kid and check light giving p1510 code error


any mechanic or auto zone can run that code down, you may find a kind mechanic who will give you the code over the phone.

Oct 15, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Trouble code p501


go to www.autoelectronico.com and translate this amazing website with your browser and fix it.

God bless you

Jul 15, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi, the word service on my dashboard is alway lit up, what does it mean?? If there is an issue could I fix it myself or do I need get a mechanic to fix it? Please help.


Take it to a mechanic and get them to run the diagnostic machine on it. They will plug a computer into your car's computer and it will give them an error code. This will then tell them what the problem is. Usually costs around $75

Mar 18, 2011 | 2001 Daewoo Nubira

1 Answer

What does "Service Vehicle" mean and how do you turn this notice off when serviced?


That means your car has detected one or more error codes. A mechanic can use a device to check error codes on vehicles to determine the problem(s) associated with them. Some businesses will do the check for free (e.g.;Autozone). The device the mechanic uses can also clear the error codes from your car's computer,which will turn off the 'service vehicle' light until another error code is detected.

Oct 19, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

2 Answers

What could be the problem for my 2001 buick regal ls 3.6 my ckeck service engin soon light is on


Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5932051-check_engine_light_check. These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

Oct 12, 2010 | 2001 Buick Regal

1 Answer

Red maintenance light what do i need to get fixed


Take your car to a reputable mechanic or to a local autoparts store. They will use their scanner to obtain the error code your car's computer is putting out. The code will give you the 1st step in resolving the issue.

Apr 29, 2010 | 1991 Honda Accord

4 Answers

Check engine light on 2000 Firebird stays on.


OK, let me explain something, THAT LIGHT IS NOT A DECORATION, it comes on when something on your engine has failed, take it in and get a mechanic to read the trouble code out of the computer, it will tell you what has failed and you can go from there. chances are you have fried a sensor and need to replace it, sensors can cost from $50-$250 usually + labour.

Feb 25, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Firebird

1 Answer

I have a 96 stratus the engine light is on.


Your most likely have an electrical problem behind the dash, but to be safe I would suggest going to a mechanic and have him/her scan the computer for any error codes, that will give you your definite answer. Once a code has been found, your fixing will have a direction.

Feb 11, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Stratus

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

Related Topics:

133 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8172 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...