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Buick Century CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Buick REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks from 1990+

Automatic Temperature Control Systems Diagnosis & Testing -> Cutlass Supreme, Grand Prix, Lumina, Monte Carlo, Regal & 1997 Century -> Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Intermittents
Vehicle: 1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

Before beginning diagnosis on this system, it is important to know how a properly operating system should work. Refer to Figs. and to compare and check system operations.

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)

To access the display panel diagnostic system depress the "AUTO" and "OFF" buttons at the same time.

There are two display modes within the system diagnostics, the "Diagnostic Pointer" and the "Diagnostic Value." By rotating the "FAN" knob in either direction, the display will be toggled between Pointer and Value. Rotating the "TEMP" knob will switch diagno...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Single Piston Rear Disc Brake -> Precautions
Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Keep grease and other foreign material off brake linings, caliper, surfaces of disc and external surfaces of hub.
  • Avoid deforming disc, and nicking or scratching brake linings.
  • Worn or damaged rubber piston seals should be replaced.
  • During removal and installation of a wheel assembly, ensure not to interfere with or damage caliper splash shield, or bleeder screw.
  • Front wheel bearings pre...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1980-06 Gasoline Engine Models Except Catera, LeMans (1988-93) Metro, Nova (1985-88), Saturn & Sprint -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1993 Buick Century Limited 3.3 V6 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1 V6 GAS

To prevent personal injury and/or component damage, do not allow the weight of the vehicle to load the front wheels, or attempt to operate the vehicle, when the wheel drive shaft(s) or wheel drive shaft nut(s) are removed. To do so may cause the inner bearing race to separate, resulting in damage to brake and suspension components and loss of vehicle control.

Wheel drive shaft boots, seals and clamps should be protected from sharp objects any time service is performed on or near the wheel drive shaft(s). Damage to the boot(s), the seal(s) or the clamp(s) may cause lubrican...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections
Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Special Edition 3.1 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Diagnostic Tests

Refer to Figs. through for diagnostic test procedures.

Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector), and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Intermittent & Poor Connections

Intermittents

Most intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following:

  • Wiring broken inside insulation.
  • Poor connection between male and female terminal ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove drive belt.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts.
  • Disconnect connector from alternator.
  • Remove nut and B+ terminal from alternator.
  • Remove altern...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1997-2005 Century, Regal, 1998-2002 Intrigue & 2000-05 Impala & Monte Carlo
Vehicle: 2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Place the windshield wipers in the up position by turning the ignition switch Off when the wipers reach the desired position.
  • Open the hood.
  • Lift the righthand side of the rear hood seal from the flange in the area of the rig...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Check Gauge Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

The Check Gauge warning lamp will light to warn the driver to inspect the oil pressure gauge, engine coolant temperature ga...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks from 1990+

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 GAS

  • Remove air cleaner assembly including mounting stud and air cleaner duct.
  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
  • Disconnect engine strut brace bolts from upper mounting panel and rotate struts and braces rearward. To prevent shearing of rubber bushings, loosen bolts on engine struts before swinging struts.
  • Disconnect electrical connection from fans.
  • Remove fan attachi...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise using suitable tool to remove ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Top LH Side of Engine Diagram for 1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 GASTop LH Side of Engine Diagram for 1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Idle Air Control Motor
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor Connector
  • Right Side Of Passenger Compartment Near Rocker Inner Panel Diagram for 2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GASRight Side Of Passenger Compartment Near Rocker Inner Panel Diagram for 2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)
  • Instrument Panel Wiring Harness
  • Body Wiring Harness
  • Connector C-1
  • Connector C-2
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1991 Buick Century Custom 2.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1991 Buick Century Custom 2.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Blower Relay
  • Blower Resistors
  • Blower Switch
  • Blower Motor
  • Mode Selector
  • 2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Window Defogger Relay
  • Rear Defogger Switch
  • Rear Window Defogger Grid
  • Radio Noise Suppressor
  • Defogger On Indicator
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: ECM/PCM - DAMAGED BY "TAP-TESTING" PROCEDURES - INFO
    Vehicle: 1987 Buick Century Estate Wagon 2.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
  • Document: PEFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF VEHICLES WITH ACCESSORY WHEEL/TIRE ASSEMBLIES INSTALLED AS "UPSIZED" TO ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT- REVISED
    Vehicle: 1986 Buick Century Estate Wagon 2.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR Buick Century AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most Buick Century cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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