2002 buick centry overheating

Asked by Nov 21, 2016 at 11:43 PM about the 2002 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Buick Century custom I got the
radiator replaced and my thermostat it is
still overheating and I have water dripping
from my muffler tailpipe it also tricks and
turns off especially when I climb Hills what
is wrong

1 Answer


You have the 3.1L V6. These engines are notorious for blowing head gaskets. Pull the oil dipstick. If it has white milky "goop" on the dipstick it's definitely going to be the head gasket. In my opinion, on a 15 year old car, it's not worth fixing. HTH. -Jim

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