Buick Riviera Questions
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I have a '98 Riviera with only 75000 miles and is a great car! But when the spring is coming and outside is hot I'm getting angry (because of my car VATS system). The Security light stays ON, I have to wait 3 min to try again. The engine starts. I have no problem with fuel pump, radio, panel lights...everything works well. Sometimes I have to try twice(3 min rest). This week I had a rest 3 min near a gas_station's pump which is not funny.
I suppose that there is a problem with the key contact inside of ignition_cylinder or with the reading of the value (ohm) on the key's chip. Also I'm looking about how to bypass this system. Here we don't have any GM dealer or GM auto_service. I'm trying to solve that on my own or to give an advice to my mechanic what to do.
I'm sure nobody will try to still this car (In this part of Europe is very rare and only a few people love old american cars). Help please!
my riviera cuts out under load runs ok until you give it 1/2 full throttle,have mass sensor,intake air temp,spark plugs
why would my key not be working to unlock doors or trunk? when did finally get in with basic door key, the ignition ket turns but no lights or bell is working. Please help. i dont know where to start
Any idea where to check for the short?
Car will intermittently not start. This is a no crank, no start. Battery IS NOT the problem. Steering column is loose, but that occurred AFTER this issue began. I am assuming it is the Ignition Control Module... but I want to try to verify other possibilities before I start dumping a bunch of money into this car. This used to occur every 3-4 days. Frequency and length of time before starting is increasing. Car runs well.
Had not started and did took to mechanic. Said a harmonic balance problem. Got it to start. after turning off for a while, wouldn't start. Replaced fuel pump and fuel filter and it ran from start. Parked it for 4 hours and tried to start, and it just turned over. Is there a fuel relay switch or could it be a computer problem or another possible problem? Or any other advice of things to check?
When I push the gas it will start to shake sometimes
I have this little tool specially made to take this rubber like screw but my tool won't reach because the hub cap
Just started today
replaced steering column now chip in key doesn't match car. I would like to no how to replace ignition with one in old column and if that would work
It runs fine until it heats up then it just shuts down.
,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
I ALREADY REPLACED MY ALTERNATOR(USED) AND THE BATTERY IS NEW SINCE MARH 2014. NOT UNDERSTANDING. WHEN IT DOES CUT OFF THE CAR IS IDLING OR AT A LOW SPEED, NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT JUST BATTERY AND OIL LIGHT COME ON. PLEASE BREAK IT DOWN FOR ME
Have replaced the ignition switch and security wire on a vehicle we purchased which had no key. The dash gauges light up but the starter does not engage when the key is turned...nothing happens. Any idea what else I could check? I have not re-installed the air bag on the steering wheel after installing the lock-set. Does anyone know if the airbag has to be connected for the car to start?