thinking on the electrical fan this car has if I remember rite the grand am regal and Oldsmobile all have a thermostatic electric fan. But if the sensor isn't working to tell it to go on it wont. Suggestion make sure with test light that there is current at the fan motor on both sides of sensor.
Check valve in radiator cap malfunction, replace radiator cap.
Check to see if the coolant fan is running. With the engine hot, and running, open the hood and see if the fan is turning. If it's not, then either the fan,temp sensor, relay or wiring is bad.
Levels are probably not fine. Check the radiator not the overfow tank for proper level. The radiator should be full to the top.
The radiator costs about $150 and if you have a shop do it you should expect to pay about 2 hours labor plus coolant. A good estimate would be around $300 to $400 if you have a shop do it. If you do it yourself, around $200.
The lights on your Buick could be out for a number of reasons. It could be blown fuses, faulty wiring, or dead bulbs. Your mechanic would be able to test this.
Usually it is the O2 sensor
my buick century would die but only if i slowed down or stopped after about 3-4 miles....if was a spark sensor? that eventually was replaced?
head gasket may need to be replaced
old fuel filter
There are 2 fans that would be running while you are driving and that is normal... the compressor fan if you have the air conditioner running and the radiator fan runs to help keep the radiator cool while the engine is on.
Could be anything. Some Autozone stores will run diagnostics for free. Try them if you have one near where you live.
If your heater core wasn't leaking at the time your radiator was replaced , then ( no ) That would be two separate jobs
it would be in the relay box under the hood
That would be a timing chain for this car.
Check battery and cables
If it's a 6 cylinder , 6 , if 8 cylinder , which I think Buick does not make in that model , it would be 8 .
The assumption is, the engine is hot and if you open the radiator cap you will be sprayed with hot radiator coolant. If I'm not mistaken, didn't the 95 Buick use the "permanent" radiator coolant? If so, don't change it until the specified time. Just don't open it while it's hot. Do it when the car is cool.
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.
Bad fan clutch!!
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Make sure all cooling fans around radiator and condenser are running with a/c on and engine running at operating temperature. If ok then most likely cause would be low coolant level or restricted( clogged) radiator. My sisters 91 did the same thing two years ago and it took a new radiator to fix it.
check under the steering wheel. under hood (normally a black plastic box)
mabye the O2 sensors
you would have to change the heads and timing cover no you dont have to swap heads or timing cover! it is a direct swap! motor has been in the lumina for about a month now its running great!