1996 Buick Riviera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Buick Riviera

1996 Buick Riviera Problems

Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow or Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.

ABS accumulater may fail

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)

AC System Prone to Leaks/Pressure Sensor Failures

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.

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1996 Buick Riviera Questions

CUTS OUT AND SPUTTERS WHEN Y0U GIVE IT THROTTLE RECENTLY ADDED COLD AIR INTAKE (1 answer)

my riviera cuts out under load runs ok until you give it 1/2 full throttle,have mass sensor,intake air temp,spark plugs

got 40 plus fuel pressure it drop but not fast,but wont run (1 answer)

,put new pump,relay, check fuses, new fuel pressure regulator wont run take gas on rag and put on air filter tube it run whats up anybody help

A/C not blowing cold (1 answer)

I added freon while the car was started and had it turned on high/ auto. Still not blowing cold air. I checked to make sure the freon wasn't leaking. Is there a fuse i need to change? Could it be an easy fix or should i take it to the shop?

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1996 Buick Riviera Recalls

Recall 96V116000
A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Recall 95V204000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE "KEY IN THE IGNITION" WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEE...

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1996 Buick Riviera Reviews

Car is stuck on low cool won't move. cant get it on heat or defrost 1996 buick riv. turbo. thanks , Iaabelle

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