I am guessing you mean overheat. To "heat up" is normal. We want the car to heat up, but to go any higher than about 225 degrees would be to overheat, and that would be bad. If that is what you mean, then there are a number of things that could be causing it. It could be as simple as to high of a concentration of anti-freeze to water mixture(should be a bout 50%), to something as costlty as a blown head gasket. The water pump could have the impellers rusted off and not pumping, the radiator could be stopped up, there could be air trapped i the cooling system, there could be an obstruction to air flow in front of the radiator like leaves trapped in front of it, the cooling fan may not be working, even the thermostat you installed could be defective or installed backwards. It boils down to this: You either have a coolant flow or an air flow problem. (I am including the blown headgasket in the coolant flow catagory) As simple way to narrow it down is when then car is running hot, put your hand on the radiator. If the radiator is hot, then you probably have an air flow problem, see if the fan is working, or there are leaves in front of the radiator. If the radiator is cold, then you have a coolant flow problem, something is keeping coolant from flowwing into the radiator. (water pump, ai in the system, stopped up radiator, etc)
fan or thermostat not working
old fuel filter
There are several reasons that can cause your 1995 Buick Century to quit running. The most common reason is a lack of fuel. A bad fuel pump can cause the engine to quit running.
Check the fuses.
i have a 1996 buick century just came back from mechanic head gasket is gone and there is anti freeze in my oil i guess if you had water in your rad then you would have water in your oil.
mabye the O2 sensors
The primary cause of a thermostat malfunction is corrosion. It prevents the thermostat from opening and closing as it normally would.
have you flushed your radiator or changed the thermostat it could be stuck
This question is not complete. . Need to know if you've replaced radiator, thermostat, hoses etc. Are you asking this question *after* yo checked the thermostat, changed, added or drained the system?
A thermostat that is stuck in the closed position is a very common cause of overheating. A new thermostat should be installed every time the coolant is changed.
It could be the heater core leaking.
Yes it can. A faulty thermostat can cause overheating which will cause coolant to be pushed out of the system.
where is the Kill start button on a buick century 2003?
Yes a bad thermostat would cause overheating in any car. A thermostat regulates the temperature.
either your low on anti-freeze or the thermostat is broken. i just changed my thermostat today and i cost $11 so it won't hurt to get it replaced even if your not sure its broken.
There are a couple of things that can cause oil to get into your coolant reservoir. A blown head gasket or a broken piston ring are the most common causes.
buick centurys and other gms the multifunction switch has a tendency to fail and this will cause the headlites to malfunction and go out on high beam,switchj also controls the cruise and turn signals.
There are several things that can cause your cooling system to overheat. The next thing you should check is the thermostat. A blown head gasket can also cause the system to overheat.
No. The thermostat is not likely to be the cause.
It could be you thermostat Have you have already checked oil level, and/ot changed oil recently Exaust restrictions can cause overheating
I have a 95, had a misfire... mine was because of the plug wires... changed the wires and plugs mis fire stopped...
The low traction light comes on in the 2003 Buick Century if the road is icy or if the road is wet. This is a warning light to let the driver know to slow down. If the light is coming on for no reason, the tires might be the problem. Bald tires can cause this light to come on.
It wouldn't affect the pump and it can cause hard steering one way or other, or it can leak.
thermostat may be sticking and that cause the gauge to show hot, have it checked soon, you could be headed for bigger problems
By overheating which will cause a change in the thermostat materials construction.