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.
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1996 Buick Riviera
1996 Buick Riviera Problems
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
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.
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.
1996 Buick Riviera Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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 MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION" AND FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." IN ADDITION, OTHER CHIME REMINDER FUNCTIONS, INTERIOR LIGHTING CONTROLS, AND POWER DOOR LOCKING FEATURES ARE ALSO AFFECTED.Learn more »
1996 Buick Riviera Questions and Answers
the turn signals do not work the fuse is good and so are the bulbs what else could it be
A/C fan continues to run after engine is turned off
Found clear water in the battery well and can feel it under the front & rear passenger's side carpet. The weather has been warm enough for the A/C compresso to be running. Any guesses on...
I have had several lights in the A/C control panel fail. Any way to replace them?