Having problems with your 1999 Buick Century ?

All my gauges go up and down

\015 Gas speedomoter and haet gauges go on and off it also wouldn't start for a few days replaced stater wouldn't start for a few days then did, still starts\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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Bad ground some where start by checking and cleaning the battery post
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