1995 Buick Century Car dies at idle speeds.

Tiny
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  • 1995 BUICK CENTURY
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
My daughters 95 Buick Century keeps dying. It happends after about 15 to 20 minutes of driving and typically when at a stop sign or idling. It recently happened when she was coasting through a curve and caused her steering to lock up until she could come to a complete stop and restart her car. The car starts right back up without any trouble though. Could this be caused by the throttle body injector?
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Monday, May 19th, 2008 AT 6:47 PM

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Tiny
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Did you resolve this problem, if so how? My 1994 Buick Century, 4 cylinder with 118,000 miles started this neat trick yesterday. Within the last two years I've had the fuel pump relplaced, fuel filter replaced, and the fuel pressure valve replaced professiaonly.

The Service Engine Soon light is now on and does not go out.

The car runs great on the highway but as soon as I slow down to stop for a stoplight the engine dies. Starts right up in Park or Neutral but immediately dies in D, 2, 1 gears.

What's weird is that the car will start and drive normally if it sits quietly for two minutes. Anyone familiar with this problem or solution?
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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This is what worked for me:
It was the "Mass Air Flow Sensor". My daughter has a 95 Buick Century, that's been doing the same thing for a couple of months now. At first it was a rare occurance. Then a VERY, VERY frequent one. You drive your car for 10 to 20 minutes and whenever you stop or come to a idel speed it would die, then start right back up. Check engine light comes on more and more. Eventually it's on as soon as you start your car. I used a "Actron Super AutoScanner CP9145 OBDll code reader(One of the only code readers that works on the 93 to 95 buicks)", to verify my diagnosis and that's exactly what it was. The Mass Air Flow Sensor". Fortunately, it's a easy part to access and remove since it's right on top of your engine. Mine cost, (with a core charge) $136.00 at Autozone. Good Luck. :-)
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 11:05 AM

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