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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Buick Riviera

1997 Buick Riviera

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1997 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

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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.

Engine -- Verified

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

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.

1997 Buick Riviera Questions and Answers

fullsail, 1997 Buick Riviera, Hartford, CT

I start the car but it will shut off if i dont hit the gas, what can i do in this situation?

pmtull, 1997 Buick Riviera, Delmar, MD

when I'm driving around 10 mph-15 mph the engine shakes and it happenes again at 20-25 mph, is there something wrong with my transmission

doctorc55, 1997 Buick Riviera, Charlotte, NC

recently with the parking brake off and the brake fluid full and the pads in good shape etc. the brake light will come on when I take off initially it will usually clear off in a minute or t...

97 Reivere, 1997 Buick Riviera, Dayton, OH

i have just purchased an 1997 Riviera from a friend. My key is stuck in the ingnition. Thank God it is Parkwd in the garage

Visitor, 1997 Buick Riviera, Fulton, MO

how do i safely remove the steering column from a 1997 buick riviera

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1997 Buick Riviera Reviews

I have a 1997 buick rivera I start my car in the morning and drive for about 15 minutes my car cuts off while driving i then put the car in neutral while driving the car starts back up. it does this twice a day. after that I have no more problems until the next day. what is the problem?

Purchased new 1997 Riviera. The paint started peeling off after 2-3 years. Noticed this problem on many other Rivieras. Was told it is due to a poor seal coat on this model. Brakes were always a problem. Now the ABS AND T/C LIGHT STAY ON due to major problems...needs new ABS system. Had to replace engine due to two rods broke. It turns out there is (3) different series engine for this car the first (2) series engines had cast iron rods and they would break. Problem was finally fixed in the series (3) engine when they went with steel rods. My engine was replaced with the same series (2) which was in the car, so I am waiting for rods to break again. These above problems are common in this model.. If it were not for these problems, it would be the best car I ever bought. I do take care of my cars other being a 2005 Park Avenue (same series (2) engine (no problem so far)

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