Mechanics

GENERAL QUESTIONS

1993 Buick Century

Tires and Wheels problem
1993 Buick Century 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

I have just bought a nice buick, but there are 2 different size tires on this car. I am going to put all new tires on the car this month, and do not know what size tires originally came on the car.

I would prefer to purchase " All-season Radials" in 4 Ply Steel Belted, but am not sure what size to put on this car to make the speedometer accurate on speeds when driving.

The brakes also vibrate when applied, so would one assume that the rotors need turning or new rotors are required. I don't think the current rotors have been turned.

Is there a handy dandy little manual available which provides all the basic information about this car?

The head liner of the car needs to be resealed to the roof of the car. It is in excellent shape, and does not need replacement. Is there a way to do this at home? If so, please advise.

The Air Conditioner Compressor has been disconnected for quite some time, and a shorter belt has been installed to run the car with. I am going to replace the compressor, and think it should have freon put in it instead of the new stuff they require now. There are no leaks in the hoses but they will be checked for sure. Any advice would be appreciated on this matter.

That is about it.

Jim
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Sailorman67
October 21, 2009.



Welcome to the forum, sorry about the late answer. P185/75R14-- tires-- century custom.

If there is pulsation at the brake pedal, that is usually a warped rotor. A serious vibration may be a caliper problem?

I have had no luck with headliner fabric coming loose. You can take it to a shop that specializes in the interior, seat covers and headliners, carpet.

If you have a vacuum pump and gage manifold for the ac, your set. I'd pull a vacuum on the system, see it will hold before you go too far. They haven't made r12 in years, I don't believe. Used to, you could still buy some, but it was used.

JDL
Oct 26, 2009.