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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Buick Riviera

1990 Buick Riviera

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1990 Buick Riviera Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Drive Train -- Verified

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You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The air conditioning system can be prone to refrigerant leaks and failure of one or more pressure sensors. The AC pressure sensors should be checked for proper operation when ever the AC system is serviced.

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold and valve cover gaskets can develop external engine oil leaks.

1990 Buick Riviera Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 7, 1990

Summary: THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 12, 1990

Summary: MISALIGNED REAR SEAT SAFETY BELT SHOULDER RETRACTOR ASSEMBLIES COULD CAUSE PENDULUM INTERFERENCE, CAUSING THE BELT TO REMAIN IN LOCKED POSITION OR TO TRAVEL FREELY WITHOUT LOCKING.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 21, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT OUTER SHOULDER BELT WEB SEW STOP CAN BECOME STUCK IN THE RETRACTOR. THE BELT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO PULL OUT OF THE RETRACTOR AND SOME OCCUPANTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FASTEN THE BELT.

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Brakes, November 27, 1991

Summary: BRAKE INDICATOR LIGHT MAY NOT LIGHT WHEN IGNITION IS IN THE "ON" POSITION, THE PARKING BRAKE IS APPLIED, AND THE SHIFT SELECTOR IS IN THE PARK OR NEUTRAL GEAR RANGE.

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Drive Train, October 5, 1990

Summary: TRANSAXLE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE FROM THE FLOOR SHIFT CONTROL WITH LOSS OF GEAR INDICATOR REFERENCE AND SHIFT SELECTOR OPERATION.

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1990 Buick Riviera Questions and Answers

RMatthews, 1990 Buick Riviera, Fort Worth, TX

I have a 1985 Buick Riviera. Everything but the transmission is new. When I slow down and come to a stop at a stop light, the engine tends to race and I have to ease off the brake otherwise it wi...

Tracibinner, 1990 Buick Riviera, Lancaster, OH

How many oxygen senors are there in my 1990 Buick Riviera? I have been told they have more than one.

freddy43113, 1990 Buick Riviera, Circleville, OH

i cannot get the buttons to operate on my 1989 riviera there doesn't appear to be any fuses blown

attybrian, 1990 Buick Riviera, Portland, OR

does it have front shoulder seatbelts?

Visitor, 1990 Buick Riviera, Berkeley, IL

when you turn the key nothing no red ignition light no headlights no power anywhere and yet when i use a remote starter switch i can get the motor to crank. has new battery and cables.

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