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1998 Buick Century Custom 4dr Sedan

1998 Buick Century
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn Custom, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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April 21, 2013, 2:43 pm

Katrina M

Question: Check Engine Light on and loss of power

First My car started having alittle vibration on the front while driving at all speeds a couple days ago, it is the type of vibration you would have if a tire was bad. But all of my tires are fine. Then the check engine light came on today and I have lost a lot of power when accelerating and going up hills. Not sure what is going on? Any ideas? Thank you, Katrina

April 28, 2013, 9:13 am

Ron W
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Sounds like the car is in limp mode. If the service engine soon light is on, you need to have the codes pulled to see which system is having a problem. The cause of the SES light is probably why the car is running poorly.

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