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My turn signals are not working, could you please tell me where the turn signal flasher fuse is located?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would recommend checking the fuse first. If the fuse is good in the fuse box, I would then check the flasher relay which is located on the firewall behind the glove box. You may...
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The car shut off during driving
Hello. Though this can be caused by a number of things for your 1998 Buick Riviera, it sounds like you have a belt that failed. When the belt fails and comes off, this symptom will occur. The loss of the...
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Battery keeps dying out
Hello. Typically when these symptoms occur with the security light on, it is always the ignition switch that is causing this. It can also be a short in the electrical system, but most of the time, it is caused by...
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Car hesitates, stalls at idle, P0102 code
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually install a scan tool first to see what the sensors are reading. Most of the time this is caused by a leaking intake manifold gasket. This is a...
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I'm having electrical problems, 1995 Buick Riviera
With so many electrical problems, I would start by checking the battery first. A poor or corroded connection here can cause a world of problems. Have the same technician hook jumper cables to the car and pull fault codes (if...
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My car starts for a while then it shuts off then when i start it again, it just turns over but does not start
Hello. A quick search reveals that the two vehicles appear to use different fuel pumps, though it may be possible that different years my fit. It is important to keep in mind that even if a fuel pump fits, it...
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Where is the fuel pump located on my 95 Buick Riviera
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The fuel pump is in the fuel tank. You can access the fuel pump by removing the trunk carpet and fuel pump access panel in the trunk above the fuel tank. Make sure the...
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Why does my car shake when I hit 40mph??
Hey there. From the shaking issue that you're describing, you'll need to have the tires and rims checked for bent rims or tires that are out of balance. If you used tire sealer to seal one of the tires, then...
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Do I have to drop the tank or can I access it from the back seat to change the fuel pump thank you
You can access fuel pump by removing the access panel in the very front of the trunk by rear seat. if you find you are needing help with this repair, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home...
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will not shut off
Hello. The vehicle is continuing to run because the power supply to the engine has not been cut off by the alternator. Unplugging the alternator should cut off power to the engine if it is causing the problem. If unplugging...
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Heater blower
If the blower motor does not respond to on and off commands at the switch, generally the switch is faulty. The turn signal issue is probably not related to the problem with the blower. If you hear the flashing unit...
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Bad Ignition switch Symptoms
If upon actuating the ignition switch you hear "crackling" noise in the dash, that could be due to arcing or a faulty component such as a relay that happens to be in the circuit that you are powering with the...
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I need some idea of why my car won't start?
A no start diagnostic performed by a certified mechanic will give you a definitive diagnostic based on your specific circumstance but broadly what you should look for is the following. First, make sure the gas is fresh. If old, it...
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Car does not accelerate
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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1995 Riviera 3800 Series II check engine light on and won't shift into O.D. at all but engine runs colder than usual.
If the engine does not reach operating temperature in a certain time the computer will go into open loop and may even lock out the overdrive if the problem continues. You will need to check engine codes to do pinpoint...
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I have been quoted $ 650 to replace the rack and pinion on my 1992 buick riviera . Is that reasonable?
Hi Joseph. If the quote you received includes replacing the steering rack and gear box, as well as plumbing all power steering lines, and completing a suspension alignment, the estimate you have received is fairly decent. If you'd like to...
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I just just the battery in my car and when I go to start it, it misfires/runs like crap.
Hi there. Typically, replacing the battery does not cause ignition or fuel system problems; which commonly is the source of engine misfiring problems. It is very likely that the two are not related. The best way to determine what is...
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Buick Riviera 1989 stuck in P
There is a specific override procedure outlined in your Owner's Manual. I will describe the likely procedure for your model but if it doesn't work, note that to get the vehicle into neutral as a last resort, you can always...
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heater does not work
If the blower motor is new, you'll want to first determine whether power is getting to the motor, and if there are any voltage drops (high resistances) in the circuit when the blower switch is in the on position. If...

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