The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Buick Riviera

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 140,000 (140,000–140,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
5 people reported this problem
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First, the last 8-9 months have been riddled with "things" draining battery????? So....I bought a new battery. One week later, my car is dead, dead, dead!! Took the battery back thinking it was a faulty battery. Installed new battery. Cool....for 3 days. Same thing. So the routine was, when I got to my destination, I would detach battery cables. Pain in the butt??? You bet it is because I live in WA and it rains here and I am a woman. Miraculously, I detached my cd player every time I parked. The problem stopped re. the dead battery issue but jumped to an all-of-a-sudden-driving-along and the electrical would "go out", meaning no brakes, steering etc. Scary. This went on for two weeks, with freeway driving, fortunately no accidents. Next....5am go to work, 3pm go home, park, no problem. Then 5 pm, same day car started beautifully (like it should) went 1 1/2 blks (not miles) and in a busy intersection (of course) car died. This was different, because dash lights and all were on but car wouldn't restart. Pushed through intersection with help of other people and it has sat for 3 days. Periodically trying to start, with one time successfully for app 15 sec. then died. In reading these other comments, it sounds extremely familiar. Could anyone help this young gal by giving me an idea of what this is going to cost me? Please. Thanks a bunch!!!