Buick Century intermittant starting
Country: CanadaMake: BuickModel: Century LimitedYear: 1999Engine: 3.1
Car have some rust,
tried to turn the engine, but, sometimes it turns, but, other time not at all,
But, sometimes, when actuating the ignition key, you see all the guages, including the RPM, the oil guage, the gas meter - all jump up, but they turn to zero, or keep jumping back and forth. till the battery is finished or all lights go off, but then, the battery is still full sometimes. Tried the horn, is out, also, radio is out.
Good morning.The first thing I would check is the battery terminals.You need to remove the bolt to look under the plastic caps for any corrosion.This is a common problem with the GM battery terminals.If you have any corrosion build up it will cause the type of problem you are having.Please let me know if you need more assistance,Don
Your idea of getting rid of the problem did not work, as I cleaned the battery terminals as well as the starter connection terminals. Still did not work, the problem persists
What is next
You have an electrical problem that is hard to diagnosis with out having the car in front of me but i will try some basic test for you.First check for battery voltage at the ingition switch on the red wire.You will need a volt meter for most of the test and if you dont have one they are available at most parts houses for about $10.If you have battery voltage at the ingition switch check for power on the yellow wire when you turn the key to start.please let me know what you find and we can go from there.
Many thanks for your help, but, still did not find the problem. You mention the yellow wire, which one is this, and where are its connections. Do you think there is anything related to the car computer module, or rust on its connections. Are there any possibility for faulty sensors in the middle of this. In fact the problem start showing intermittantly after an engine head gascate been changed. could it be that a connection was not tightened properly ?Thanks again for your helpRegards, XXXXX
The wires that I mentioned are at the ingition switch.You need to remove the steering column cover to access the wires.As for the problem occurring after you changed the head gasket,check for all the ground wires and make sure that they are all bolted up.I would also check for any pinched wires when you installed the cylinder head.
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I dont mind paying a bit more if your answers had solve the problem on my car
In fact after doing what you told me, nothing been changed and the car is not fixed
I found i have to send the car to the garage, and then the payment on the car will be more than its value
I do not need any additional information.
I decided to send the car to the junk for the junk standard price of 100 dollars
So, practically, your answers did not help. and the car been disposed.
I dont authorise any one for any more charge on my card
Sorry your car is junk.You should not have any more charges to your account,Don