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Newest reported 1999 Buick Riviera problems
The leveling system air compressor head has a relief valve in it that corrodes and sticks over time. Each time the car is started, the compressor should cycle to pressurize the system and then the release pressure as needed to establish level. The condition becomes apparent when the rear of the car raises a little at a time until the air shocks are destroyed, requiring replacement of the rear shocks and the air compressor head. I have owned ...
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.