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  • Dburnsnavy
    Dburnsnavy - 2000 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 9/9/2014
    Thumping noise after replacing sway bar
    I hear thumping noise some times when the suspension is active and sometimes on a smooth road. rechecked the sway bar everything appears normal.
     
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  • dean
    dean - 2008 Buick Enclave - Steering & Suspension - 8/13/2014
    My 08 enclave makes a significant wine when trying to steer, very poor power steering, it has fluid, thinking a pump????
    vehicle has 90000 miles, i have not done anything on this issue yet accept add fluid. this happens whether cold or warm, both when driving and stopped, happens all the time, started to notice it 1.5 months ago, and it has gotten steadily worse, there is no check ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Buick LeSabre - Steering & Suspension - 7/18/2014
    Two days after having my car safety and emissions test; the steering wheel now vibrates at 65 mph.
    I had my safety/emissions test at Big-O Tires in Layton, Utah. I was told that the Safety did not pass because the front rotors needed to be repaired. The emissions did pass. Also, I was told that in the very near future I would have to have the steering gear ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 6/9/2014
    Why does my car make u humming noise when turning right???
    I have checked power steering and brake fluids, both are full. It only happens when I turn right and it sounds electric not mechanical. Just today while turning right into a parking spot my breaks were working like they do when the trac is off...please help!!
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 6/9/2014
    What happened to my lock cylinder?
    I have a 2001 Buick Century, I put the key into the ignition, but there is something blocking it from going all the way in, I force it in and hear something snap inside. They key can be put in and out of the ignition freely now, but the key does not turn. it is no ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      6/9/2014 Chevy doctor
      Yes your tumbulars in the lock cylinder are shot. You will have to get a new lock cylinder and key. Should not have to program this one since the resistor chip is in the key. However there are tiny wires in lock cylinder that need to be routed correctly to connector it plugs into.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 6/9/2014
    What happened to my lock cylinder and how to buy a new one?
    I have a 2001 Buick Century, I put the key into the ignition, but there is something blocking it from going all the way in, I force it in and hear something snap inside. They key can be put in and out of the ignition freely now, but the key does not turn. it is no ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Buick Lucerne - Steering & Suspension - 5/31/2014
    Is there any way to release pressure from my rear air shocks? They're fully extended and making the car ride poorly.
    56000 miles, excellent condition.
     
    • Chevy doctor
      5/31/2014 Chevy doctor
      Usually there is a issue with suspension level sensor. No there is no way. If you disconnect shocks and let out air than compressor will continue to run and then you will have no suspension in the rear. Leave it connected and have the rear suspension level sensor looked at.
      Chevy doctor
      5/31/2014 Chevy doctor
      I have seen where bracket that holds the sensor is bent up. Can try pulling down on bracket and then let out air from shocks. Then reconnect and see if it goes to proper level.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Buick Lucerne - Steering & Suspension - 5/31/2014
    Rear Shocks fully extended and won't go down. Is there anything I can do to relieve the pressure?
    I can't seem to find a way to get the air out of the shocks to restore the normal ride. This happened a few days ago.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2013 Buick Regal - Steering & Suspension - 4/29/2014
    The service suspension system light keeps coming on.l
    The vehice only has 2,000 miles on it. The service tech at my dealership cannot find a code for this item.
     
    • Jimm
      4/29/2014 Jimm
      If no fault codes are set - then there maybe a need for a software upgrade. The dealership is still the best source of information on these type codes and issues - especially given the 2013 vehicle is still under the warranty. Keep returning to the dealership to have the issue corrected under warranty.

      Does pining the OnStar system provide any code details?

      Several internet threads point to the following possibilities for the 2013 nodel; faulty suspension control module (warranty coverage), suspension control software needs updated / upgrading (warranty coverage), faulty / chafed / damaged wiring harness at one or more wheel positions.
  • mark
    mark - 1996 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 4/21/2014
    Shakes under braking
    Changed rotors pads tie rods ball joints struts
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If you feel the shimmy in the steering wheel then you still have an issue with the front rotors.
    • AutoMD Member
      4/21/2014 AutoMD Member
      if it shake when applying brake you need front brake and reesurfate rotor $135 parts and labor

  • mark
    mark - 1996 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 4/18/2014
    Shakes under braking
    Changed rotors pads tie rods ball joints struts
     
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  • mark
    mark - 1996 Buick Century - Steering & Suspension - 4/18/2014
    Shakes under braking
    Changed rotors pads tie rods ball joints struts
     
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  • nikki battle
    nikki battle - 2008 Buick Lucerne - Steering & Suspension - 4/18/2014
    Need pricing and information on this car local repair shop in 46227 Indianapolis in please contact me at 7735629719
    Have pictures
     
    • Jimm
      4/18/2014 Jimm
      Contact the repair shop in your area directly for the repair estimate, or utilize the 'Find-A-Shop' and 'Estimate Cost' or the Insta-Quotes features - found on the AutoMD website for a comparison of three (or more) repair shops in your area.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Buick LeSabre - Steering & Suspension - 4/1/2014
    Why does my car make a clunking sound back right when I turn right, also the back end of the car seems higher
    I have not had any work done on this. I have 73000 miles on it. I just noticed it today. No warning lights on.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Maybe a problem with air suspension if equipped with this. Especially if car is higher than norm. It might indicate a bad height sensor that is broken and banging on other stuff.
    • AutoMD Member
      4/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      why does my car make a thumping sound after I turn it off when it has overheated?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Buick Park Avenue - Steering & Suspension - 2/12/2014
    Steering turns hard to the left only like it doesn't have power steering
    replaced rack and pinion that includes magna steer and replaced the pump
     
    • Jimm
      2/12/2014 Jimm
      A collapsed or clogged power steering hose can cause this condition. Typically, both of the steering hoses (pressure and return) are replaced at the same time the rack and pinion unit is replaced - keeps the syetem cleanliness and integrity.
      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the power steering pressure hose from around $12.70, and the return steering hose from around $31.00 for your vehicle.