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Problems starting car
Hello. It sounds like the key or the ignition switch could be having contact issues. There are contacts inside the ignition switch. To eliminate a worn key resistor, try another key and see if you have the same result. If...
Alarm system not working correctly.
These older Buicks have a security chip in the ignition key. Often times these chips will get worn and not make a good connection or the wires on the ignition switch that read the chips will break. I would suggest...
Security light coming on
These vehicles have an anti-theft feature that makes it difficult, if not impossible to start the car without the proper key. While the mechanic is convinced that it is the body control module, which sounds likely, I would have the...
how to take the bottom bolt off the water pump?
The power steering lower bolt should be removed and the power steering swung out of the way. Then, using a 10mm swivel socket you can get the back bottom water pump bolts out without removing the front engine mount bracket....
Carburetor burning rich
Your carburetor may just need to be setup again, or possibly rebuilt. Your carburetor is probably a Rochester Quadrajet. The plastic float Rochester uses can crack, and therefore, never rise with the fuel level in the bowl, causing too much...
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...
Car cannot be put in drive, high revving
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1995 Buick Riviera. If restarting the engine allows you to get the car running properly again, then chances are that the valve body in the transmission is failing. Over time the body can...
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...
Car won't start after the ignition switch replacement
Hello. If your 1998 Buick Riviera cannot be started remotely or when the key is turned all the way, then you either have a bad starter relay, or there can be an issue with the starter or the transmission position...
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...
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...
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...
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...
1985 Buick Riviera doesn't start
Watch my video, "fixing the car that cranks and doesn't start up," and it will give you all the steps to go through. But basically, what you want to do is see if you have fuel going into the engine...
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...
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...
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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