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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Buick Riviera

1996 Buick Riviera

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1996 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.

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

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.

1996 Buick Riviera Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, September 22, 1995

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.

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Engine, July 8, 1996

Summary: A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.

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1996 Buick Riviera Questions and Answers

gstyles67, 1996 Buick Riviera, Dewar, OK

the turn signals do not work the fuse is good and so are the bulbs what else could it be

ChiefOrr105, 1996 Buick Riviera, Philadelphia, PA

A/C fan continues to run after engine is turned off

Gollie, 1996 Buick Riviera, Blanchard, OK

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...

Gollie, 1996 Buick Riviera, Blanchard, OK

I have had several lights in the A/C control panel fail. Any way to replace them?

leron jones, 1996 Buick Riviera, Austin, TX

IS IT OK TO DRIVE YOUR 1996 BUICK RIVIERA WITHOUT THE SUPERCHARGE BELT OR THE REAL NAME IS SERPENTINE BELT

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Car is stuck on low cool won't move. cant get it on heat or defrost

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